Posts from June 2013
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.06.2013 - Tagged as: Andreu World
‘Agora’ armchair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Andreu World
Lievore Altherr Molina’s ‘Agora’ armchair has won a Best Product award at NeoCon in the Sofas & Lounge category, one of four awards won by Spanish furniture brand Andreu World at the 2013 edition of the Chicago-based architecture and design exposition. Innovative design as well as the higher level of comfort were some of the features highlighted by the Best of NeoCon® jury.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.06.2013 - Tagged as: Chad Wright, desk, USA
‘Integral’ desk by Studio Chad Wright
Studio Chad Wright’s ‘Integral’ desk integrates a wooden writing surface with a long open shelf by sandwiching an anodized sheet of aluminum in between the desk’s mitered top and legs.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.06.2013 - Tagged as: Royal College of Art
‘Plastic Extruding Gun’ by James Shaw, photo: Paul Plews
Royal College of Art MA Design Products student James Shaw has created a ‘Plastic Extruding Gun’ – part of series of materials “guns” that also includes Papier Mache and Pewter Squirting – that he has used to make tables.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.06.2013 - Tagged as: De Sede
‘DS-48’ seat system by Gordon Guillaumier for De Sede
The inspiration for ‘DS-48’, an upholstered seat system that includes a sofa, armchair, pouf and chaise longue designed by Gordon Guillaumier, comes from a 1950s handbag.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.06.2013 - Tagged as: Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that spans the entire range of Le Corbusier’s artistic output – as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer – and reveals the ways in which he observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.06.2013 - Tagged as: Vitra
‘Diogene’ cabin by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra
On a hill between the VitraHaus and the Dome on the Vitra Campus in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Italian architect Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) have set up ‘Diogene’, which to date is Vitra’s smallest building ― and largest product.
‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo
An evocative lampshade, reminiscent of an umbrella held aloft with a construction of blackened metal spokes, adorns ‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers. Part of a series of seven lamps collectively named ‘mitate’, in Japanese a word that signifies the perception of an object in a non-habitual way, it’s an essential part of Japanese culture and a cornerstone of ikebana art.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.06.2013 - Tagged as: Bertjan Pot, Functionals
‘Aron’ lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals
The basic form of Bertjan Pot’s ‘Aron’ lamp references a traditional ship lamp. Its manufacture is also rooted in tradition, created through metal spinning, the shaping of a flat disc of metal on a mold, a method first used in ancient China.