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.
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.
'Clyde' side table by PINCH, photo by James Merrell
The British label PINCH is a family run business founded by the product designer Russell Pinch and his wife Oona Bannon. From their studio/showroom in London they develop their beautiful down-to-earth designs, all made by hand and to order in collaboration with local workshops. At this year’s 100%Design the couple will showcase their newest creations. Get a short preview here:
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.
The young German designer Gesa Hansen was born into the furniture producing, family-run business Hans Hansen. After graduating from Bauhaus Universität Weimar she founded her own label ‘The Hansen Family’ under which she realised this series of solid wooden pieces. The classic design refers to Gesa’s Scandinavian roots: old archived scetches from the family fund have been combined with functional requirements of our times.
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.
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
“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.”
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