At this year’s imm cologne ClassiCon presented the extended ‘Munich’ collection, a result of a collaboration between the internationallly active architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton and the the German manufacturer. The armchair was originally designed for the newly built Brandhorst Museum in Munich. We met Louisa Hutton, co-founder of Sauerbruch Hutton, Philipp Eckhoff, product designer at Sauerbruch Hutton and Benoit Steenackers, product developer at ClassiCon for a short interview.
The Swedish label Massproductions founded by the designers Magnus Elebäck and Chris Martin presented some new pieces at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, amongst them these beautiful upholstered armchairs. ‘Crown’ seems to be simply composed of four upholstered panels, in fact the artful compositions, with the backrest balancing on the armrests, is based on an inner structure made of tabular steel.
'Xistera' armchair by Samuel Accoceberry with Jean Louis Iratzok, photo by Martin y Zentol
The French designers Samuel Accoceberry and Jean Louis Iratzoki created this family of armchairs and sofa characterised by alcove-shaped wooden structure filled with a sophisticated cane work. ‘Xistera’ was realised by the for the French brand Pyrenea, a label consiting of five companies from south-west France manufacturing hotel furnishing and up market contract furniture.
‘Shrimp’ is the new armchair the Stuttgart based designers Jehs+Laub created for the German manufacturer Cor. The comparatively small appearing upholstery is characterised by its shell made from 2D-plywood which could be bent into the fitting shape, due to the regular gaps.
The Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs launched this new series of waiting area furniture, created by Ralf Lindberg – a designer who has been working for Gärsnäs since the 1980s. The light and simple armchairs and sofas are available in fabric or leather covering.
This wide, protruding armchair was created by the young British designer and graduate from Northumbria University Edward Robinson. Made from aluminium and coated in a soft rubberized paint, the upholstered ‘Harbour Chair’ offers, with its large armrests space for belongings, storage and even a place to rest you head.
The chair was introduced at this year’s 100%Design in London.
Those of you who’ve seen the science-fiction film ‘TRON’ from 1982, one of the first films ever to use extensive computer graphics, might be somewhat sceptical about Disney’s soon-to-be-released sequel, 28 years after the original ground-breaking classic. With similar reservation, we would like to present the ‘TRON’ armchair, part of the movie’s production design and developed in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Cappellini and the New York-based designer Dror Benshetrit. We’ll let you decide…
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