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Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.12.2014 - Tagged as: Conmoto, furniture
Magnificent: the successful “RIVA” line has been continuously expanded and ranges from lounge furniture all the way to a desk. The benches and table form a harmonious ensemble and provide enough space for up to 10 people
In the late 1990s, there was only one name that came into question for anybody with a weakness for unusually attractive fireplace accessories: conmoto. A lot has happened since then! With fresh ideas and a keen instinct for trends, conmoto has established itself as a brand name for top-quality furniture and sophisticated design. We paid a visit to Johannes Wagner, the inventor and driving force behind the brand, in Münster, where art, expertise and vision enter into a fantastic symbiosis at the firm’s smart headquarters on the shores of Aasee Lake. “This is home to our creative cell, which consists of designers, design engineers, carpenters and graphic designers. This is where trends are anticipated,” explains the entrepreneur with obvious pride. (by Atrium)
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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 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”.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.03.2014 - Tagged as: furniture, 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.
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”.
‘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.
‘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.
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.