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Posts tagged as 'chest of drawers'

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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'Gousset' chest of drawers by Raphaëlle Bonamy

‘A ready-made as an object, a product as collage’ – this is how the young industrial designer and ECAL alumnus (MA Product Design) Raphaëlle Bonamy describes the wooden chest of drawers which she created and presented at the graduate exhibition showcasing the final year projects from the students of the University of the Art and Design Lausanne, ECAL. Called ‘Gousset’, the simple column of six fir tree drawers employs a unique bicycle-chain mechanisms which enable the user to open and close each of the compartments (as demonstrated in the video below). (more…)

'Collect' secretary by Wis Design for Schönbuch

The Stockholm based design studio Wis Design enlarged their beautiful eclectic ‘Collect’ family, developed for the German manufacturer Schönbuch, by some new objects: a secretary, sideboard and dressing table. The front of each drawer can be varied by a selection of different types of wood (beech, maple, oak, walnut) and colours.

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Tue 10.8.

‘Slybox’ drawers by Keiji Ashizawa (JP)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 10.08.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Slybox' drawers by Keiji Ashizawa; photo Yosuke Owashi

Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa has designed a highly graphic set of drawers, made of oak-veneered plywood, which lays bare its construction.

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'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

The Berlin and Zurich based designers Valerie Otte and Agnes Ögren cultivate something you could call a long distance studio. Collaborating via Skype and e-mail the two managed to develop their ideas and realise a hormonic series of furniture, which they presented at this year’s Greenhouse during the Stockholm Furniture Fair for the first time.

'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

“The project explores both the mechanical-physical and the metaphysical aspects of opening and closing and of open and closed states. Both designers are fascinated by products which refer in some way to this and other grey zones of transition.”

'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

'Close to be open' by Agnes Ögren and Valerie Otte

to the Valerie Otte website

Thu 26.11.

‘Les French’ by Studio Glithero (GB)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 26.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

The London based Studio Glithero was founded by Tim Simpson and Sarah Gameren who met at the Royal College of Art. One of their latest installations is ‘Les French’, an series of furniture composed of cast bronze based and lightweight storage volumes.

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

“We first create ad-hoc configurations of bamboo, binding the joints with wound string, These frames are then sent to a bronze foundry and through a process of loss material casting, the fragile and unlikely structures transform to structural and permanent casts in bronze.”

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

“For the top part, with no predetermined idea in mind, we build the functional volumes of the furniture in response to the bronze pieces. Underlining the friction in permanence and value that takes place in the casting process, we wrap a lightweight fabrication in gum-paper strips.

The project is an exercise in process. It will grow to become a family of unique characters, that entertain a variety of principles for lifting volumes from the ground.”

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

'Les French' by Studio Glithero

All pieces available at Gallery Fumi.

to the Studio Glithero website

Mon 9.11.

‘Drawer Shelf’ by Keiji Ashizawa

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 09.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

The Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa created this elegant chest of drawers, whose stackable units can be slided seperatly on a simple rail system. The enhanced surface offers adiitional shelf space.

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

'Drawer Shelf' by Keiji Ashizawa

seen at Daily Icon

to the Keiji Ashizawa website

'Unit' by Nosigner for 'AWA'

'Unit' by Nosigner for 'AWA'

The Japanese Designer Nosigner started a new collaboration with the Tokushima Wood & Bamboo Industrial Cooperative Society Confederation and founded the new wood furniture brand ‘AWA’. Their new collection will be presented at this year’s Designtide in Tokyo.

'Unit' by Nosigner

'Unit' by Nosigner

“Tokushima was once called the country of Awa, the tradition of wood furniture was initiated by ship builders. Thus, AWA decided to go back to its Tokushima woodworking roots to form this new and yet traditional project to bring Japan’s wood working culture into the future.”

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

'Cartesia' by Nosigner

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‘Kanpyo Udon’ – packaging by Nosigner

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