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Posts filed under 'Videos'

Detail of a desk from the '62-series' by Greta Grossman, recently reissued by Gubi

Following last year’s relaunch of the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ lamp, in 2012 Danish furniture and lighting brand Gubi revived not one but further four elegant, Mid-Century modern classics created by the acclaimed designer and architect, Greta Grossman. Relaunched at this year’s edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair, the ’62-series’ wasn’t designed in 1962, as its name may suggest, but more than half a century ago, in 1952, with the number wittily indicating that the pieces were ten years ahead of their time. Characterised by the use of contrasting colours and materials such as; natural American walnut, glossy black laminate and powder-coated metal, the four-piece furniture collection comprises a desk and three chests of drawers in varying sizes, all of which will be available from autumn 2012.

 

Watch ‘Greta Grossman – A Pioneer Female Designer’ documentary at the end of this post.

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'Slab' stackable Vases by FUWL made of the material Silestone by Cosentino

Form Us With Love and Spanish stone company Cosentino present a project exploring the quartz surface Silestone. Silestone Slab Vases were showed at the exhibition Form Us With Friends at the Swedish Museum of Architecture during Stockholm Design Week. The project aims to break away from the familiar slab form and explore the material’s tactile dimension.

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The detail of the 'Magneto' lamp by Giulio Iacchetti for Foscarini

Following his popular ‘Tropico’ pendant lamp on which he collaborated with the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini in 2008, the Milan-based industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti has recently created this new table and floor lights called ‘Magneto’. Made of painted steel and available at the end of March 2012 in either red or grey colour version, the minimalist, pared-down lamp emits an intensive and precise beam of LED light, which can be adjusted and repositioned thanks to ‘the mysterious force of a magnet that joins the support rod with a circular base’ of the design. (more…)

The Metropol Parasol towers above the city of Seville; photo courtesy of Arup

Completed less than a year ago in a previously derelict area of Seville, the imposing 30-metre-high Metropol Parasol is one of the largest timber structures ever built. Designed by a Berlin-based architect Jürgen Mayer H. and the engineering specialists Arup, the initially-opposed-by-the-public Parasol has since become one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It has also affected the people who live and work around the Plaza de la Encarnacíon. In their recent documentary about the structure, Arup spoke to a number of local residents and business owners who explained why the Parasol plays such an importnat role in the lives of Sevillians. (more…)

Tusen Ramundberget restaurant by Murman Arkitekter

Tucked away among the snow peaks of the small Swedish ski resort Ramundberget, this circular restaurant by the Stockholm-based Murman Arkitekter studio blends seamlessly with its unspoiled surroundings thanks to the clever use of untreated birch logs which frame the structure. Realised in 2009, the restaurant’s design was inspired by the traditional Sami hut built for centuries by Sweden’s indigenous people, as explained by the architect Hans Murman in the video below. (more…)

The award-winning French designer Ionna Vautrin, photo courtesy of the designer

She is the mind behind one of the most charming table lamps of the recent years – the award-winning, joyfully-coloured Binic created in collaboration with the Italian brand Foscarini and having received the ‘Grands Prix de la Création’ of the city of Paris in 2010, the multitalented young designer Ionna Vautrin opened her namesake studio in Paris this time last year. Back in October 2011, we had the pleasure of meeting the gifted yet self-effacing Vautrin who answered few of our questions we’ve been itching to ask…

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'Mon' table lamp by Colin Schaelli for Atelier Pfister

Described by its designer as a ‘pleasant floor lamp that does not scream for exaggerated attention’, this indeed simple, monochrome light has been recently developed by the Swiss designer Colin Schaelli for Atelier Pfister. Composed of two parts; a curved base made of black-coloured metal and a contrasting, egg-shaped, white glass lampshade, ‘Mon’ emanates a soft glow while its helical, half-twisted form resembles the ‘Möbius’ strip’. (more…)

The sculptural 'Anisha' lamp by Studio Lievore Altherr Molina for Foscarini

The latest collaboration between the renowned Italian lighting brand Foscarini and Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina resulted in this pared-down, understated table lamp design which, thanks to its simple, almost unnoticeable form, ‘outlines an empty space, defines it and fills it with its light, producing a magical sensation.’ (more…)