Posts tagged as 'furniture'

Thu 27.11.

Handmade with Passion

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Perfectly matched: time spent around the dining table will never drag with this dream team. The dynamic "Saloni" chairs and elegant "Polo" bench promise superb seating comfort

Perfectly matched: time spent around the dining table will never drag with this dream team. The dynamic “Saloni” chairs and elegant “Polo” bench promise superb seating comfort

Whilst an expert’s trained eye can spot the hidden qualities straight away, many of the outstanding quality features remain invisible to the normal observer. But there are some things everyone can see: the classic design vocabulary, timeless elegance and stylistic confidence that are the hallmarks of every model produced by Bielefelder Werkstätten, or BW for short. The company has been producing upholstered furniture in a class of its own at its Bielefeld site since 1956 and has always regarded itself as a manufacturer in the sense of the word’s origin: a maker of hand-made goods. “No machine can match the degree of accuracy our work requires – it can only be done by hand,” says works manager Meinolf Helmig with obvious pride. (by Atrium)

 

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Spring/Summer Dining Table by Valentin Löllmann

Spring/Summer dining table detail by Valentin Löllmann

Created for a solo exhibition at Design Miami/Basel 2014, Valentin Löllmann’s ‘Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter’ collections explore the boundaries of materials, texture and form for a series of works that “get as close as possible to authenticity”.

 

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Sun 9.3.

Collection 2 by Made in Ratio (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.03.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Tetra Shelving, Collection 2 by Made in Ratio

Tetra Shelving, Collection 2 by Made in Ratio

Design brand Made in Ratio will be showcasing its second furniture collection at the concept gallery Spazio Verger at the upcoming 2014 edition of Fuori Salone in Milan.

 

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The 'Wrong for HAY' collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection

The ‘Wrong for HAY’ collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection

 

This year’s London Design Festival in September will see the debut of a new creative collaboration between London-based designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish design manufacturer HAY.

 

Called ‘Wrong for HAY’, the collection comprises lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles, and, under the creative direction of Wrong (former design director at British design brand Established & Sons) it “draws upon [London's] creative energy, eclecticism and talent to explore new working relationships, new products and new markets”.

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'The Universe of Mats Theselius' runs at the Vandalorum museum in Smaland from 15 June to 22 September, 2013

‘The Universe of Mats Theselius’ runs at the Vandalorum museum in Smaland from 15 June to 22 September, 2013; photo: John Nelander

One of Scandinavia’s most celebrated designers, Mats Theselius is a true master – and a magpie. His work can be situated in the fields of both art and design, ‘moving effortlessly…between utopia and practice, between exclusivity and popular expressions’, as Elna Svenle, director at Vandalorum, puts it.

 

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'lilla ateljen' collection by Haruka Furuyama Design & Craft

‘lilla ateljen’ collection by Haruka Furuyama Design & Craft

Haruka Furuyama has created a furniture collection dedicated to a house used as an atelier by Swedish painter William Nording. Nording was a central figure in the ‘vicklebyskolan’ (Vickleby school) artist community, which was known for the unique light found in Vickleby, Sweden.

 

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Let there be light: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's paean to transparency and lightness in the form of his retrospective at the Cologne Kunstverein, which coincided with him being named A&W Designer of the Year 2011

‘Maybe I don’t like objects.’ It’s not every day you hear such a statement from a designer, particularly one as celebrated as Tokujin Yoshioka, who was recognised as A&W Designer of the Year 2011 during this year’s IMM Cologne. But, then again, there’s a certain (pleasing) contradiction in the design language of the Japanese creative’s work, which, through its ongoing engagement with the ideas of transparency and lightness, gives expression to objects that sit somewhere between presence and absence. Architonic met up with Yoshioka in Cologne to trip the light fantastic.

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Cuoio Lounge Chair and footstool designed by EOOS

German manufacturer Walter Knoll’s latest product is the ‘Cuoio Lounge Chair’designed by EOOS. The fact that the chair can be separated into its constituent parts and is recyclable ensures its sustainability. The footstool and the comfort cushion for your back complement the delicate piece. A sheepskin rug thrown over the chair makes it even softer and is another accessory available from Knoll.

Cuoio Lounge Chair with sheepskin rug