Posts tagged as 'aluminium'

Stool made from recycled aluminium by Mater

With this series of stools made from recycled aluminium the Danish manufacturer Mater is participating in the fair trade workshop SUSBIZ India managed and audited by the Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises together with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency. The objective of the project is to strengthen the ability of Danish companies and their Indian suppliers to create synergies between social and environmental improvements and core business.

‘High Stool’ by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou (Space) is made from old car components and other waste and manufactured entirely by hand with the use of old traditional casting methods.

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'Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space' by Coop Himmelb(l)au, photo by Christian Schittich, München

The eye-catching temporary pavilion for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich was designed by the Austrian architectural practice Coop Himmelb(l)au. Its radical facade is made from perforated and close aluminium sheet. Due to the peaked structure it absorbs the sound of the passing traffic and sets a strong contrast to the neo-classical principal building of the opera. The pavilion was designed for this year’s Opera Festival which goes on until 31 July 2010.

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Philippe Starck with his 'Play' series for DEDON

There are only a few designers who polarise as much as Philippe Starck does. After I saw his fantastic speach for Ted I decided to belong to those who love him.


Recently during this year’s Milan fair the Paris based designer presented his new outdoor furniture series ‘Play’ he created together with Eugeni Quitllet for the German manufacturer DEDON. The heart of the ‘Play’ family is the stackable lightweight chair which is composed of a moulded polypropylene frame and optional kinds of coverings: solid teak, mirror-finish aluminium or hand-woven synthetic fiber, the higly durable material that has made DEDON famous the world over.

'Play' chairs and dining table by Philippe Starck

“PLAY will be offered in several colour ways, combinations and melanges of chalk and carbon, stone and terracotta, and bronze. With or without armrests, ‘Play’ has inspired also ‘Play’ with DEDON, a collaboration that encompasses the ‘Bistro’ table, with its glazed porcelain ceramic tabletop that stands on a central pedestal made of moulded polypropylene, and ‘Dining’, a four-legged table in mirror-finish aluminium and profiled in aluminium, and which, thanks to the use of an inert compound of powdered bamboo and plastic, looks just like real wood.”

'Play' dining table by Philippe Satck and Eugeni Quitllet

'Play' chairs and bistro table by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet

Beside all this DEDON came up with a spirited ad campaign developed in collaboration with the famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The beautiful images of the photo shoot have been published in a limited edition book which is available on DEDON’s website.

DEDON 'Coming Home' coffee-table book with photographies by Bruce Weber

'Coming Home' photos by Bruce Weber for DEDON

more DEDON products @ Architonic

Mon 10.5.

‘Antago’ by P&MS for Viocero

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 10.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Antago' by Viocero

The Hamburg based manufacturer Viocero recently introduced this new luminaire series. ‘Antago’ is composed of a base made of multiple processed and refined aluminum and a self-supporting, double-walled structure of metalloid woven fabric. The table lamp is realized in three different basic designs as Antago SI, SQ & CG and upon request as Antago ID – a customizable version that offers the opportunity to individualize the main components such as lamp base, lamp shade, dimmer unit and power cord in color & material.

'Antago' variations by Viocero

'Antago' variations by Viocero

'Antago' by Viocero

'Antago' by Viocero

to the Viocero collection @ Architonic

'Shrub' tables by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010

To be exhibited at next month’s Milan Furniture Fair by Belgian manufacturer Quinze & Milan are a collection of tables by Chinese designer Zhili Liu called ‘Shrub’. Made of wet-lacquered, power-coated aluminium, the pieces use exposed sunken screws to the hold in position a network of ‘branches’, which together form the tables’ legs.

Detail of 'Shrub' table by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010

Of the tables, the designer says: ‘Chinese manufacturing is usually famous for large quantity, low quality and very limited new material and technology. So for Chinese designers, creating low quantity products with high quality in both design and manufacturing has always been a tougher task than it is in most other places. I have been trying to create high specification products with typical Chinese industrial materials and basic techniques, through unusual design and engineering, and these tables are the first prototypes in this direction – which I believe could be another route for “Chinese design” aside from reinterpreting the traditional decorative elements.’

'Shrub' table by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010

to the Quinze & Milan collections on Architonic

'Elica' by Martinelli Luce

For this table lamp composed of a metal body and an adjustable aluminium arm the Italian manufacturer Martinelli Luce received one of this year’s iF product design Gold Award. The lighting (source: LED) is controlled by the rotating propeller like arm.

'Elica' by Martinelli Luce

more table lamps @ Architonic

Mon 15.3.

News by Lehni (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 15.03.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Pepe Rollboy' by Lehni

The Swiss manufacturer Lehni is specialised in aluminium processing and produces amongst others the minimalist furniture by the renowned Swiss artist and designer Andreas Christen. These two pieces, a sideboard and the ‘Pepe Rollboy’ by Hanspeter Weidmann, are the newst launches.

'Pepe Rollboy' by Lehni

Sideboard by Lehni

Sideboard by Lehni

more Products by Lehni @ Architonic

'Abarth Chair' by Fabio Novembre for Casamania

Italian design brand Casamania has previewed a new chair by designer and architect Fabio Novembre. Inspired by the car brand Abarth (the auto-sport division of Fiat), the piece is suggestive of automobile design in both its form and choice of materials.

'Abarth Chair' by Fabio Novembre for Casamania

Polycarbonate and die-cast aluminium are used to express dynamic lines that refer to the speed and aerodynamics associated with car-racing. The seat element sits on a reverse cantilever base. The chair will be shown in April at the Milan Furniture Fair as part of Casamania’s new collection.

to the Casamania collections on Architonic

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