Posts tagged as 'Germany'

Mon 26.3.

‘JL Faber’ collection by Julian Löhr for Loehr (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 26.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Detail view of the 'JL 3 Faber' bistro table by Loehr; photo by Stefan Höderath

Established only few months ago, in December 2011, Loehr is a Hamburg-based family-run brand specialiasing in design and development, manufacture and distribution of premium furniture made from natural materials. As part of their first collection, Loehr has unveiled this series of ‘JL Faber’ stools and tables designed by Julian Löhr during this year’s edition of imm cologne fair. Developed in solid oak, ‘JL Faber’ encompasses four products: a stool, bar stool, and a side and bistro tables. Characterised by a clean, geometric form of the three-legged base reminiscent of the ‘traditional half-timbered houses of northern Europe’, the ‘JL Faber’ collection is available in natural oak or stained in five colours. (more…)

'Loveless' school chair by Martin Hirth; photo courtesy of the designer

A young German designer Martin Hirth has developed this collection of four chairs composed of reclaimed school-chair frames and upholstered, quilted seats. Called ‘Loveless’, the series was showcased earlier this year as one of 28 products created by up-and-coming designers during imm cologne’s [D³] Contest. (more…)

'The living structure' furniture concept by David Hanauer

Extremely simple in its structure yet serving multiple functions, this geometric frame called ‘The living structure’ has been devised by a young German designer David Hanauer. The reduced, skeletal form of the piece allows the user to adapt it according to particular needs – with the addition of a powder-coated aluminium sheet, the maple-wood structure can be transformed into a wall-mounted shelf or a simple, freestanding table. Presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne, the concept was nominated for the Interior Innovation Award 2012. Watch ‘The living structure’ come to life in the video below. (more…)

Wed 14.3.

‘Pause’ daybed by Andreas Mikutta (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Detail of the 'Pause' daybed by Andreas Mikutta; photo courtesy of the designer

A young German cabinetmaker and product designer Andreas Mikutta has recently realised this subtle and beautifully simple daybed made out of soap-treated ash wood. Almost ascetic in its appearance, the austerity of ‘Pause’ is softened by a stack of richly coloured pure wool and leather cushions which contrast with and liven the charcoal grey of the mattress and the subdued hue of the wooden frame. Aimed to ‘advocate calmness and tranquility in life’, the daybed was presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne. (more…)

School in Kiefernwäldchen by Ramona Buxbaum Architekten; photo by Thomas Eicken

Having established her namesake practice earlier last year, a Darmstadt-based architect Ramona Buxbaum has completed this educational facility located in the midst of a leafy forest in a German town of Griesheim. Composed of three individual, elevated buildings which are interconnected with a set of roofed bridges, the school’s treehouse-like structure was developed in order to preserve as many trees as possible. (more…)

'SuperSputnik' stool by Ahmet Sismanoglu for Sisman

Inspired by the unmistakable form of the famous Soviet satellite launched in 1957, ‘SuperSputnik’ is an extremely reduced, three-legged stool designed by a Germany-based engineer, designer and producer Ahmet Sismanoglu for his own company, Sisman. Delicate in its pared-down appearance , the stool weights a mere 2kg but is in fact very sturdy due to the carefully-calculated ‘wire frame that offers a flexible seat top into bending and turning direction but remaining stiff vertically up to 300kg.’ (more…)

Haus Bold by Thomas Bendel Architekt; photo by Ludger Paffrath

Boasting picturesque views of lush green fields, this rather austere detached house has been developed by a Berlin-based architect Thomas Bendel. Made of precast concrete and featuring a minimalist, glass-and-aluminium façade, the two-storey building comprises a workshop and storage and sanitary facilities which are located on the first floor of the development while the living space in form of two apartments as well as two further office spaces are located on the upmost floor. (more…)

'Volksbank Gifhorn' by Stephan Braunfels Architekten; photo by Olaf Mahlstedt

Having won the competition in 2009, the Berlin-based practice Stephan Braunfels Architekten have recently completed the new financial and services centre building for Volksbank Gifhorn bank. Located in the east of Lower Saxony in the town of Gifhorn, the 1.700-square-meter structure is composed from two, diagonally positioned to each other buildings. Characterised by a minimalist, exposed concrete walls, red brick facade and offset windows which trim the opposite edges of each building, the development echoes the archetypal form of the gabled house. (more…)