Posts from August 2012

‘W3′ side table by Nicolai Gulliksen for Strek Collective

Young Norwegian designer Nicolai Gulliksen has realised this pared-down ‘W3′ side table for the Norwegian four-member Strek Collective. Made of hand-turned, solid ash wood, ‘W3′ was on view earlier this spring at Milan’s SaloneSatellite as well as during the ICFF fair in New York. (more…)

‘Nuage’ lamp by Philippe Nigro for Foscarini

Five asymmetrical modules overlap creating a unique moiré effect in Philippe Nigro‘s Op art-inspired ‘Nuage’ lamp. Produced by the lighting specialists Foscarini, the modular lamp is made of polycarbonate and can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually. ‘Nuage’ was unveiled at Foscarini’s Superstudio Piu exhibition in Milan during iSaloni 2012 fair. (more…)

‘Soba’ chair by Dunja Weber for PCM (ES)

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‘Soba’ chair by Dunja Weber for PCM

Swiss-born Milan-based designer Dunja Weber has created this stackable armchair for the recently-founded Spanish label PCM. The first chair to be released by PCM, ‘Soba’ is a reinterpretation of the classic string chair. The design is composed of a powder-coated steel frame and PVC string and it was launched earlier in April during Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

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‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil (CH)

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‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil

Composed of a hand-blown glass body, steel strainer and a cork cap, this novel carafe has been created by a Zurich-based designer Anna Blattert for a young Swiss brand Postfossil. Part of their new ‘Home Made’ collection, ‘Stir it’ is made in Switzerland and the carafe is available in three summery hues; mint green, lemon yellow and candy floss pink. (more…)

‘Druida’ BBQ by Mermeladaestudio (ES)

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Druida BBQ by Mermeladaestudio

A Barcelona-based design trio JuanMiguel Juarez, Laura Blasco and Alex Estévez, designers behind the Mermeladaestudio practice have realised this beautifully detailed BBQ grill called ‘Druida’. Featuring a decorative stainless steel gridiron and a hemispherical spun iron base supported by elongated legs, ‘Druida’ was developed earlier last year as part of Mermeladaestudio’s ‘Weekend Objects’ collection. (more…)

‘Potence Pivotante’ by Charlotte Perriand reissued by Nemo

The Italian lighting brand Nemo has reintroduced this extremely reduced, wall-mounted lamp originally designed by the acclaimed Parisian designer Charlotte Perriand in 1938. Composed of two plain, matt black metal tubes and equally simple, frosted white glass diffuser, ‘Potence Pivotante’ has been presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is ‘the result of a meticulous rediscovery conducted in close collaboration with M.me Pernette Perriand-Barsac, the daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand.’ (more…)

Church of Sant Francesc Conven by David Closes Arquitecte; photo by Jordi Surroca

Manresa-based architectural practice David Closes Arquitecte have realised this striking conversion of a dilapidated, early 18th century church located in the Catalan city of Santpedor. Completed earlier in 2011, ‘the project was aimed to convert the church into an auditorium and a multifunctional cultural facility’ and features a number of new, contrasting elements such as glass-clad staircase and ramps. (more…)

‘Pelleossa’ chair by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms; photo by Andrea Basile

Milanese industrial designer Francesco Faccin has recently realised this light, leather-and-wood chair for the Italian furniture brand Miniforms. Called ‘Pelleossa’ – Italian for ‘skin and bones’, the chair has been designed to resemble polished bones: ‘I really like bones because they are the result of a natural reduction process … and then they are a metaphor for the essential of a structure, are fairly minimal’ comments the designer. (more…)