Posts from May 2014

Fri 30.5.

‘Bounce’ chairs by Véronique Baer (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Bounce' chairs by Véronique Baer, photo: Peter van Nobelen

‘Bounce’ chairs by Véronique Baer, photo: Peter van Nobelen

Véronique Baer’s ‘Bounce’ chairs are cone-shaped foam sculptures that transform into soft and comfortable chairs the moment someone sits on them.

 

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Thu 29.5.

‘Lines’ stools by Inger Steinnes (NO)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Lines' stools by Inger Steinnes

‘Lines’ stools by Inger Steinnes

Making use of discarded leather offcuts, Oslo-based designer Inger Steinnes layers assorted leather edges to create a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing seat.

 

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'Phare de forêt' lamp by Studio Fabien Barrero+Carsenat, photo: Monoqui

‘Phare de forêt’ lamp by Studio Fabien Barrero+Carsenat, photo: Monoqi

Fabien Barrero’s ‘Phare de forêt’ lamp, ‘forest lighthouse’ in French, is a tower with a light source on top that can illuminate a desk or table top.

 

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Wed 28.5.

‘Rival’ chair by Konstantin Grcic for Artek (FI)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Rival' chair by Konstantin Grcic for Artek

‘Rival’ chair by Konstantin Grcic for Artek

Konstantin Grcic’s first design for Finnish design brand Artek is ‘Rival’, a multifunctional task chair that reflects its roots in the enduring legacy of Artek, with a mix of solid and laminated birch combined with the circular geometry of the seat.

 

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Metafora by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

Metafora table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

The death of multidisciplinary design legend Massimo Vignelli, responsible for such enduring projects as New York’s subway signage system and the American Airlines visual identity, comes as sad news for the international A&D community.

 

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Tue 27.5.

‘Luno’ armchair by Studio Il Hoon Roh (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Luno' armchair by Studio Il Hoon Roh

‘Luno’ armchair by Studio Il Hoon Roh

South Korea’s Studio Il Hoon Roh suspended string at various heights to create the curved shape of ‘Luno’, a limited edition armchair constructed of woven carbon fibre.

 

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'Rio Rocking Chaise' by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Detail of ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Originally designed in the 1970’s with daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer, celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s seminal work ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ is being re-edited for the US market by Espasso.

 

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Mon 26.5.

‘Scene de la table’ installation by ARCHIEE (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.05.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Scene de la table' installation by ARCHIEE, photo: Takeshi Miyamoto, ARCHIEE

‘Scene de la table’ installation by ARCHIEE, photo: Takeshi Miyamoto, ARCHIEE

Paris based ARCHIEE has created an installation inspired by Japanese dinner-tables and ceramic dishes called “minou-yaki” for Japanese culture and tradition magazine Discover Japan for their newly launched boutique in the city of light.

 

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