Thu 19.2.

‘Safir’ lights by Jacob de Baan (NL)

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'Safir' lights by Jacob de Baan

‘Safir’ Jute L suspended light by Jacob de Baan

Assembled, with its geometric, translucent sheets of biodegradable polymer and jute, Dutch designer Jacob de Baan’s ‘Safir’ light resembles the faceted gemstone after which it is named.

 

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Startup with a Background

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The "M04" table collection shows restraint both in terms of its form and the thickness of its materials. Designer Thomas Merkel has thus created a lightweight look that's suitable for use in a variety of different areas

The “M04″ table collection shows restraint both in terms of its form and the thickness of its materials. Designer Thomas Merkel has thus created a lightweight look that’s suitable for use in a variety of different areas

Even young companies can have a history – and S+ Systemmöbel is one such company. Since 2013, S+ has been continuing the business activities of the firm sdr+, which was established in 1995. The reason: the licences for part of its product range were due to expire. Now the company is run by Thomas Merkel, whose furniture designs already featured in the sdr+ catalogue, together with a new group of partners. All the latest S+ products originate from Merkel, an enthusiastic designer who has already received numerous awards. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 18.2.

Living the Light

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"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.

Honor Café by Studio Dessuant Bone (FR)

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Honor Café by Studio Dessuant Bone

Honor Café by Studio Dessuant Bone

Paris-based multi-disciplinary Studio Dessuant Bone was approached by coffee specialists to transform Comme Des Garcon’s Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré courtyard into an outdoor cafe space.

 

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The Wood Alchemist

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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.

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld (BR)

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Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Located in Porto Feliz, Brazil, Isay Weinfeld’s Fazenda Boa Vista Spa is a low-rise construction whose build-out follows the land contours and the boundaries of adjacent woodland.

 

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Ingenious Aesthetics

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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)

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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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