Posts tagged as 'Belgium'
'Twist' lamp by Alain Berteau for Belgian lighting brand Aluci
Belgian architect/designer Alain Berteau is a hard taskmaster. ‘When you switch it off, you’re not looking at a dead machine,’ Berteau said of his new ‘Twist’ LED lamp for Belgian lighting manufacturer Aluci, while in conversation with Architonic at the recent Interieur 2010 design biennale in Kortrijk. The piece’s highly reduced, architectural form ensures that it continues to work as an intriguing space-defining presence beyond its utilitarian function as a light source.
Impressions of Interieur 2010 Kortrijk, 15 - 24 October 2010
On Architonic@Facebook we collected some visual impressions of this year’s INTERIEUR Design Biennale fair in Kortrijk.
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'Dragonfly.MGX by WertelOberfell-Platform
The Munich and London based designers of WertelOberfell-Platform created this pendant light for Belgian manufacturer .MGX. The ‘Dragonfly.MGX’ draws its inspiration from the curved honeycomb structure of insect eyes and their three dimensional array of light emitting cells.
'Crane' by tossB
At this year’s light+building in Frankfurt the Belgian manufacturer tossB presented the new table lamp ‘Crane’ designed by Alain Monnens for the first time. Momentarily it is showcased at the INTERIEUR 2010 in Kortrijk. Just like an origami crane bird it is formed out of one single folded plate.
'Frame' by CuldeSac for Indera
At the INTERIEUR 2010 in Kortrijk the Belgian manufacturer Indera is currently presenting the new sofa designed by the Spanish studio CuldeSac. ‘Frame’ is – the name says it all – especially characterised by its unique structure. CuldeSac brings the wooden structure of the sofa explicitly to the exterior which emphasises its solid character and exemplifies the high quality production.
'MoonLounger' by Wildspirit
The Belgian manufacturer Wildspirit recently unveiled ‘Moonlounger’, designed by Gerd Couckhuyt – an upholstered low chair, which is reminiscent somewhat of some kind of avant-garde design from the 1950s. A particularly beautiful detail is the elaborate bending of the rear wooden legs. This replaces the stabilising, cross-connecting element that you would usually expect at seat level.
‘MoonLounger’ will be showcased at this year’s Interieur in Kortrijk from October 15th till 24th, Expo-hallen Kortrijk (B). Hall 4, Booth 450.
'C-Bench' by Peter Donders
The Belgian designer Peter Donders developed these ultra-light seating furniture made from 462 m (pouf) and 320 m (bench) of carbon-fibre under his label morphs. The single string of fibre was twisted around a form that was removed afterwards.
“The resulting structure is airy yet incredibly strong and has been aptly described as ”caligraphy in 3d”. Currently the ultimate material available in terms of weight to strength ratio, carbon fiber is used to produce Formula One racecars, the highest quality sporting equipment, and even the chassis of spacecrafts. This exceptional piece will be offered in a limited edition of 10 pieces.”
'Animal' by Quentin de Coster
For his small children’s desk the Belgian designer Quentin de Coster found inspiration in the scetches of dogs and tables he asked some five year olds to draw. The beautiful figurative yet simple design results from a mixture of these drawings.