Posts tagged as 'desk'

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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Wed 9.11.

‘Mantis’ desk by Samuel Wilkinson for Case (UK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The disassembled 'Mantis' by Samuel Wilkinson for Case

This year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this modular desk for London furniture manufacturer Case. Intended for both office and domestic use, the customisable design features a number of optional, removable accessories such as a drawer for a laptop or papers, a file holder and a back panel which can be used as a note board or privacy screen.

 

Scroll down to watch the ‘animation of use’ of the desk, demonstrated by the designer himself. (more…)

Fri 12.8.

‘Cloud’ table by Lorens (PL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Cloud' table by Lorens

Anna and Marek Lorens, the duo behind their namesake Warsaw-based architectural and design practice Lorens have recently realised this modular table whose unusual structure – as well as the colour – reminded us of that of a honeycomb. Composed from a number of hexagonal elements, the multifunctional table can either be used as a desk within an office environment or as an (undoubtedly decorative) element of a living room. (more…)

Wed 20.7.

‘Fred’ desk by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Fred' desk by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau

Roberto Lazzeroni, the Pisa-born designer has created this elegant and surprisingly light leather-and-wood desk for the Italian furniture manufacturer Poltrona Frau. Called ‘Fred’, the design encompasses a distinctive, curved desktop made from a single piece of saddle leather which has been dyed and finished with protective wax. Developed in a special craft process, the desk is accompanied by the ‘Ginger’ chair with both of the designs inspired by Poltrona Frau’s leather craftsmanship. (more…)

'Mini Milk' desk by Søren Rose Studio for Holmris Office and 'De La Warr Pavillion Chair' by Barber Osgerby for Established&Sons; photo by Jens Stoltze

‘Mini Milk’ is a new downscaled addition to the Apple-inspired ‘Milk’ series of sleek customisable desks designed by the Copenhagen-based Søren Rose Studio. Intended for space-limited offices, hotel rooms or private apartments, this streamlined design has been manufactured by Holmris Office and, like its predecessors, features concealed storage compartments and neat cable-organising lids. (more…)

Mon 4.4.

Milan 2011: Xavier Lust for FIAM Italia (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Graph' by Xavier Lust for FIAM Italia

The Belgian designer and master of convex surfaces Xavier Lust realised this desk for the Italian glass manufacturer FIAM Italia. ‘Graph’ – reminding a bit of a 1950s streamline-design – is made from 19 mm thick glass and composed of a top which is fixed to the elegantly curved base by polished stainless steel ties. The piece will be presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile at the FIAM Italia booth L11-M16 in Hall 5.

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Height adjustable cantilevered desk by Friis & Moltke Design for JENSENplus

The Danish manufacturer for contract furniture JENSENplus presented this height adjustable desk designed by the Danish architects Friis & Moltke Design at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. In contrast to the usual T-shaped adjustable tables, ‘K2′ has a cantilver base, a constructive challenge which gives a very graphic and elegant expression to the piece. Claus Omann Jensen, Managing Director of JENSENplus, gave us some background information about the table.

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Tue 4.1.

‘Breakdown’ by Louie Rigano (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Breakdown' desk by Louie Rigano

The US designer and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design Louie Rigano realised this series of furniture. The construction is based on joineries which take a backseat to alternative methods that require no tools for assembly.

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