Posts from November 2012

Fri 23.11.

‘Brogue’ table by Bethan Gray for G&T (UK)

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Detail view of the ‘Brogue’ table by Bethan Gray for G&T

Featuring a distinctive brogue detailing with a serrated edge, this elegant three-legged table was designed by a Welsh-born Bethan Gray. The piece is composed of a solid wood base, which is available in either oak or walnut, and a circular, top-grain leather tabletop in tan or white. Produced by a recently-launched G&T brand – a collaborative project between Gray and furniture developer Thomas Turner – ‘Brogue’ comes in variety of sizes and heights. (more…)

Thu 22.11.

Architonic and Designboom launch strategic alliance

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Architonic as product database and Designboom as architecture and design magazine are international market leaders in their respective areas of expertise

“It is our aim to provide readers and the market with an efficient and high-quality environment for research, inspiration and communication. To this end, Architonic and Designboom are a perfect match because they complement each other both in terms of content and geography,” said Designboom’s Birgit Lohmann…

 

read more about this truly exciting new partnership on Architonic

‘Leaf’ lamp by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Muuto

The Stockholm-based design duo Broberg & Ridderstråle have collaborated with the Danish furniture brand Muuto on this collection of neat and simple lamps called ‘Leaf’. Incorporating energy-efficient LED technology, the minimalist, organically-shaped light is available in two sizes and a range of soft pastel hues. (more…)

‘Twig’ chair by Chad Wright for Council (US)

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‘Twig’ chair by Chad Wright for Council

Inspired by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge “peeking through the fog”, the Californian designer Chad Wright has realised this extremely reduced, metal-and-wood chair for the young San Francisco-based furniture brand Council. Available in variety of vibrant as well as muted colours, the stackable ‘Twig’ chair comes in two versions intended for either outdoor or indoor use.

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Tue 20.11.

FabLab Zürich opening

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.11.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Nie mehr Kabel entwirren’ project

Everyone has good ideas. Few have the time, the space, the tools and the team to get an idea into action and give it the right shape. The FabLab Zurich is more than a workshop, it is a melting pot for creative people, a showcase of Zurich, a FabCafé, a guerilla development site (“designing instead of consuming”), a design free-space for social innovation, a global experiment.

 

FabLab literally stands for Fabrication Laboratory = manufacturing laboratory. A FabLab offers users access to the latest manufacturing techniques with a focus on digital production. The idea was originally developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) by Neil Gershenfeld. The first FabLab started there in 2002. Widely used are 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC machines. But each FabLab is different and therefore unique and follows the principles of the Fab Charter. Worldwide, there are already over 150 FabLabs (September 2012). (more…)

‘Box Sofa’ by Kevin Lahtinen and Ivar Gestranius for Loook Industries

In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what happens when a new design typology comes into being for which there isn’t even a consensus on how to describe it? We give you the ‘In-Betweeners’ – a new series of office-furniture systems that are neither fish nor fowl. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

read this article in full on Architonic

Close-up of Patricia Urquiola’s ‘M.a.s.s.a.s.’ armchair for Moroso

‘M.a.s.s.a.s.’, an abbreviation from a rather curious while perhaps hinting amalgam of words: ‘Moroso, Asymmetric, Sofa, System, Adorably, Stitched’, is the latest collection of generously-sized sofas and armchairs developed by the acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Manufactured by the Italian furniture specialists Moroso, the collection features a decorative, raised stitching which runs along the edges of the upholstered pieces. (more…)

Fri 16.11.

‘Float’ sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal (ES)

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‘Float’ sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal

The prolific, award-winning Egyptian-born designer Karim Rashid has realised this bold, geometric sofa for the Spanish sofa specialists Sancal. Called ‘Float’, the proportionally top-heavy design is supported by delicate wooden legs and each of the sofa’s components, such as; arms, seat, back and headrest, can be modified and upholstered in a fabric of choice. Launched earlier this year, the sofa is available in three different sizes and is part of Sancal’s ‘Flash Collection‘ which also includes pieces by Luis Eslava, Rafa Garcia and Juan Ibáñez. (more…)