Posts from January 2013

‘Bench B’ by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona (ES)

‘Bench B’ by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona (ES)

Konstantin Grcic’s ‘Bench B’ is a modular seating system that’s like a one-seater side chair that can expand, all but extruded, to a long bench of up to six meters. Bench B is part of BD Barcelona’s Extrusions collection. It can be used indoors or outdoors, it can have arms or not, and it can be upholstered or left with a pure aluminium finish.

 

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‘And A And Be And Not’ paravent by Camilla Richter

‘And A And Be And Not’ paravent by Camilla Richter

Camilla Richter’s ‘And A And Be And Not’ is a foldable room divider composed of several coloured dichroic glass segments. Light sources and the position of the glass segments makes And A And Be And Not a “mood-of-the-light-machine” says Richter. “Light and shadow, reflection, transparency, distortion, revision and colours play in the object. This colourful impression is subtle to dynamic, always depending on time and motion.”

 

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Tue 15.1.

imm cologne presents ‘Das Haus’ by Luca Nichetto (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.01.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

imm cologne presents 'Das Haus' by Luca Nichetto

imm cologne presents ‘Das Haus’ by Luca Nichetto

Venetian designer Luca Nichetto is presenting his vision of living in touch with nature in this year’s “Das Haus” installation at imm cologne. The large-scale installation, in the Pure Village hall at imm, communicates the experience of a synthesis of the arts that appeals to all the senses and includes numerous new products by Nichetto.

 

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Fino Secretary Desk by Thomas Feichtner for Anrei

Fino Secretary Desk by Thomas Feichtner for Anrei

As part of an 18-piece furniture collection made of solid wood, Thomas Feichtner has created a secretary desk without the heavy and massive quality typical of solid wood furniture and yet retaining its constructive materiality.

 

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Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: ,

 

Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013

Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013

 

Two key shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 14; international furnishing show imm in Cologne, and the world’s leading building & construction show, BAU in Munich. For both, Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors.

 

download the 2013 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

download the 2013 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

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‘Layered me’ by Studio mischer‘traxler (AT)

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‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.

 

For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.

 

‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.

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Fri 11.1.

‘Mandala’ lamp by Adam Hoets for Willowlamp (ZA)

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'Mandala' Lamp by Adam Hoets for Willowlamp

‘Mandala’ Lamp by Adam Hoets for Willowlamp

Inspired by sacred geometry and Islamic patterns, Adam Hoets has created a collection of illuminated sculptural pendant lamps titled ‘Mandala’. The massive illuminated sculpture (1000w x 1920h mm) transforms the patterns into three dimensions through the extrusion of the complex interlocking geometry.

 

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Thu 10.1.

‘Liguria’, OKOLO’s annual magazine for 2013 (CZ)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.01.2013 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Liguria', OKOLO's annual magazine for 2013

‘Liguria’, OKOLO’s annual magazine for 2013

OKOLO has launched their fourth annual magazine, this one titled ‘Liguria’, named for the north-western Italian coastline surrounding Genoa. ‘Liguria’ explores the “hidden architecture, design and culture gems” of the Ligurian coast says OKOLO.

 

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