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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

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

The Czech manufacturer AMOSDESIGN has presented ‘Moving Mondrian’, a striking, limited-edition bookcase, at this year’s Maison & Objet design fair in Paris. Designed by Vladimír Ambroz and made of Corian, its grid-like construction and primary-colour accents reference Dutch De Stil painter Piet Mondrian’s highly abstract work. The piece’s wheels provide easy mobility.

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

'Moving Mondrian' by Vladimír Ambroz

to the AMOSDESIGN website

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

Italian design manufacturer Cerruti Baleri has launched a new seat/daybed at the 2010 Maison et Objet fair in Paris. Called ‘Drop’ and designed by architect Leonardo Perugi, its reduced, highly geometric form invites the user to transform its shape according to their mood.

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

The drop-like shape of the head pillow has both an aesthetic and a practical function. Through a geometric fit, it structurally locks the seat in its closed position without the need for any fastening device.

 

In interview with Dailytonic at Maison et Objet, Perugi explained that ‘Drop’ ‘is something you can use as a suit. You wear this piece. It’s for you, your body, your life. You can use it to create new situations. It’s not a fossil or a museum piece. It’s to be used every day. Like a garment.’

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

'Drop' seat/daybed by Leonardo Perugi for Cerruti Baleri

Perugi is flattered by comments that his design is reminsicent of the ‘radicalism and informalism’, as he describes it, of 1960s Italian furniture design. ‘Many people say this is from the 60s and link it to the work of Joe Colombo,’ he told Dailytonic. ‘I’m very proud of this. It’s a huge compliment for me. Although, it’s a big responsibility and there’s pressure to do something even better next time.’

 

to the Cerruti Baleri collections on architonic.com

 

to the Cerruti Baleri website

Fri 17.4.

Collect by Wis Design for Schönbuch

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

The advanced user’s typesetting tray

The advanced user’s typesetting tray

A stylish home for treasured possessions. The Collect chest of drawers developed by the Swedish designers from Wis Design for the German manufacturer Schönbuch is available in two sizes. The body of powder-coated metal has either 15 or 18 drawers of different sizes. The selection of different types of wood (beech, maple, oak, walnut ) and colours enables the front to be varied. A drawer with an inlay and a decorated porcelain knob round off the patchwork look. Other versions of Collect include pure white or a paint finish in five matching shades.

Two colour schemes are available: either pure white or five matching paint shades

Two colour schemes are available: either pure white or five matching paint shades

‘Collect’ is an homage to the classic Chest of Drawers by Josef Frank from the 1930s.

Chest of Drawers by Josef Frank

Chest of Drawers by Josef Frank, Photo: Bukowskis, Stockholm

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