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Posts filed under 'Products'

Wed 18.2.

Living the Light

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

"Zoom": a variable pendant light and modern chandelier in one

“Zoom”: a variable pendant light and modern chandelier in one

Almost 30 years after it was founded, serien.lighting has become a constant in the field of technically and creatively ambitious luminaires. Time after time, the company gives the market new impetus with designs that combine sophisticated lighting solutions, new technologies and creative innovations. Manfred Wolf and Jean-Marc da Costa designed the first luminaires for their collection whilst still students at Offenbach University of Art and Design – and serien.lighting has stood for innovative luminaire solutions ever since. (by Atrium)

 

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Tue 17.2.

The Wood Alchemist

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Crosby Street Hotel New York: naturally dried oak flooring. Colour: Oyster

Crosby Street Hotel New York: naturally dried oak flooring. Colour: Oyster

Making wood visible, emphasising its structures, combining expressive aesthetics with a sensuous feel, refining surfaces with exquisite ingredients such as pigments, resins, waxes and oils – these are just a few of Torben Hansen’s alchemistic secrets: “Wood has a personality and a face and our craftsmanship brings both those qualities out.” A native of Denmark, Hansen has been sole managing partner of Schotten & Hansen since 2009. Founded by Hansen and its second name-giver in 1984, the company has evolved from a carpentry firm into a producer of hand-crafted floorboards, parquet and interior finishings. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 16.2.

Ingenious Aesthetics

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Classic: if the user wants to change the relative position of the two main panels of the "K500" coffee table (design: Matthias Fischer), he simply moves one of them by hand; the other is steered into place by a concealed synchronised mechanism

Classic: if the user wants to change the relative position of the two main panels of the “K500″ coffee table (design: Matthias Fischer), he simply moves one of them by hand; the other is steered into place by a concealed synchronised mechanism

“We’ve been very courageous about seizing our opportunities and are expanding our collections with new designs and functions,” reports Claus Lenzmann, Managing Partner of Ronald Schmitt Design GmbH. He looks over to Managing Director Dr. Andreas Wiese, who nods in agreement. Lenzmann and Wiese took up their posts in early 2013 with the aim of redeveloping the firm’s potential. Ronald Schmitt Tische – founded back in 1958 – became Ronald Schmitt Design. The change of name is an unequivocal declaration of belief in both compelling forms and perfect functions. (by Atrium)

 

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Sun 15.2.

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

The shape left in yoghurt while eating it with a spoon inspired the shape of Kutarq Studio’s Carved Bowls, a set of solid wood trays that combine different sized concave areas.

 

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Fri 13.2.

Always at the Forefront

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Made to measure: a custom-built version of "Iris" will soon be lighting up Bristol Library – with a diameter of 2.5 metres

Made to measure: a custom-built version of “Iris” will soon be lighting up Bristol Library – with a diameter of 2.5 metres

When electrician Richard Diez founded the firm Ridi Leuchten sixty years ago, he probably had no idea of how big it would eventually grow. In the meantime, the company employs more than 500 people all over Europe – around 350 of them at its headquarters in the Swabian village of Jungingen. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 12.2.

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

A sloped wooded plot in Quebec’s Eastern Townships is the site for the Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, a country house with an imposing cantilevered ground floor volume.

 

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The Treasure Seeker

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

All-rounder: the stacked bed by the name of "Lönneberga" promises users – and their dogs – a good night's sleep

All-rounder: the stacked bed by the name of “Lönneberga” promises users – and their dogs – a good night’s sleep

Richard Lampert receives his visitors at his company headquarters, a lovingly restored office directly behind the museum mile and castle in central Stuttgart. The numerous furniture prototypes scattered around the rooms give you an immediate sense of the creative spirit that prevails here. For 20 years, Richard Lampert and his company have been successfully producing design classics by Egon Eiermann or Herbert Hirche and developing contemporary, innovative design. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 11.2.

Fuse basin by NotOnlyWhite wins 2015 iF product design award

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Fuse basin by Marike Andeweg for NotOnlyWhite, photo: Moni van Bruggen

Fuse basin by Marike Andeweg for NotOnlyWhite, photo: Moni van Bruggen

‘Fuse’, an organic-shaped wash basin designed by Marike Andeweg for Dutch design label NotOnlyWhite has won the iF Product Design Award 2015.

 

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