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Posts tagged as 'contract furniture'

'DS-30' armchair by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez for de Sede

At this year’s Orgatec the Swiss manufacturer de Sede unveiled the new contract collection ‘DS-30′ designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. The family of classical furniture is available in different shades from natural to strikingly colourful hues – an eye-catching detail are the all-round raised seams which can be tone-in-tone or a contrasting feature.

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'Scope' by Uwe Fischer Industrial Design for COR

The German manufacturer for upholstery furniture COR presents this new sofa system for reception and waiting areas designed by Uwe Fischer Industrial Design at this year’s Orgatec in Cologne. Due to the upright back the pieces are easy to rearrange, extend or group. The backrest can be heightened in order to create a subtle space partition and provide acoustic intimacy.

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'Chassis' by Stefan Diez for Wilkhahn

After severals years of development the German manufacturer finally realised Stefan Diez’ ‘Chassis’ chair for serial production. Made entirely with space-frame technology from the automotive world – a deep-drawing technique of thin sheet metal – ‘Chassis’ is hollow and light. In contrast to the hand whetted prototype with a leather seat Wilkhahn presented two years ago, the 0-series showcased at this year’s Orgatec is combined with a four-millimetre thick, finely grained polypropylene seat – upholstered, textile and leather version will follow soon.

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The 'Parker'-shell by Kressel + Schelle for Casala

At this year’s Orgatec from 26 – 30 October the Dutch manufacturer Casala will present this new family of office and multi-purpose chairs designed by the Hamburg based studio Kressel + Schelle. ‘Parker’ is composed of an upholstered shell which can be combined with thirty different frames – from star-base to cantilever, and from a low lounge chair to a high bar stool. Since ‘Parker’ is also available with a high backrest the chair is available in a total of 58 possible models.

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'Lobby' by Form Us With Love for mitab

The young Swedish designers of Form Us With Love were probably one of the most represented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. For the Swedish manufacturer mitab they created this upholstered bench with a matching side table – light and simple furniture which perfectly fit into entrance areas, waiting rooms or other social spaces.

'Lobby' by mitab

'Lobby' and 'Piccolo' by mitab

'Piccolo' by Form Us With Love for mitab

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'Expo Chair' for KiBiSi for Hay

'Expo Chair' for KiBiSi for Hay

In the tradition of furniture designed for a specific architectural space (think Mies van der Rohe’s ‘Barcelona Chair’ for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, Ernest Race’s ‘Antelope’ chair for the 1951 Festival of Britain, or, more recently, BarberOsgerby’s 2005 ‘De La Warr Pavilion Chair’ for Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff’s Modernist English-seaside masterpiece), Hay have presented a chair at this year’s Maison & Objet in Paris designed by KiBiSi especially for the Danish Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay

'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay

The piece is fabricated in powder-coated plywood. Hay have yet to decide which colours it will be produced in.

 

to the Hay collections on Architonic

'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay

'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

The Austrain manufacturer Bene recently presented this new family of office furniture designed by the British PearsonLloyd.

‘PARCS’ is the result of collaboration between Bene and PearsonLloyd that started at Orgatec 2006 in Cologne, Germany. An informal meeting revealed the first notions for New Meeting Environments – a research project initialised by Pearson Lloyd and Bene. They discussed a different kind of furniture for the middle zone: these new zones and areas in today’s office are a counter point to traditional workstations.

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

PearsonLloyd initially played the elimination game – identifying the territory that was definitely not part of New Meeting Environments. It was agreed that the formality of the boardroom or the acoustic privacy of an enclosed meeting room was outside the project’s remit, as was fixed, desk based activity. Six months later, PearsonLloyd presented their findings and a project proposal.

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

The result of this intense collaboration is a range of monolithic elements which create spaces that facilitate different types of activities without defining precisely how people are going to use them.

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

“The subtlety of getting the right signals that will engage with people; where it will have the right sense of where technology works with it, where space works with it; where light works with it – these are not things you can ask questions about in order to get a didactic answer. We tried to find out what will trigger an emotional response in people that will make them feel like using a space in a certain way or go to a place for a particular need.” says Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd.

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

'PARCS' by PearsonLloyd for Bene, photo © Bene

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BA table by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design

BA table by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design

At this year’s ICFF the New York-based contract furniture manufacturer Itoki Design, a subsidiary of Itoki Japan, launched its first collection designed by the US designer and Itoki Design’s creative director Jeff Miller.

A good example of the comprehensible design of the collection is the BA table which is made of bent steel with powdercoat finish – the construction is totally transparent. BA saddles up next to either desk or sofa for placing accessories or working with a laptop.

'RR chair' by Itoki Design

'RR chair' by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design

My favourite piece, the RR chair combines a fully upholstered look with surprisingly lightweight construction. It consists of stacking steel frames in powdercoat colors compliment the fabric covers of unique self-cushioning material.

The DC is a simple sofa for lounge area or casual meeting delineated by a steel frame that cradles symmetrical cushions.

'DC Sofa' by Itoki Design

'DC Sofa' by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design

to the Itoki website

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