At this year’s Habitat Valencia the Spanish manufacturer Sancal presented this Scandinavian looking armchair by Quim Larrea & Associates for the first time. It is named after its smoothly curved wooden structure, the ‘Boomerang’ which forms the backbone of the whole design. (more…)
On the occasion of this year’s Habitat Valencia and the Valencia Disseny Week some international bloggers were invited to come to Valencia and see how much Iberian design has to offer. Not that we didn’t know it before (not for nothing we dedicated our latest Flipbook to Spanish Design) but it is fantastic to get to know the people behind the scene.
Our first station was the factory of LZF lamps (Luzifer) – a manufacturer specialised in veneer lamps – in an old disused vinification plant outside Valencia. This video gives you the best impression of the product development and manufacturing process.
The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius recently completed this armchair for the Spanish manufacturer Kettal. As a reinterpretation of the typical wide garden club chair ‘Bob’ is composed of a two-parts aluminium frame which has a sturdy dark look from the front but an elegant, light construction at the back. The seating is formed of soft and voluminous ribs which are accented with visible stitching. Winded yarn is used for the detailing of the armrests. ‘Bob’ will be displayed at this year’s Hábitat Valencia from 28 September – 2 October 2010 at stand G177, 2nd level, pavilion 6.
With a redesigned look we’ve published our (almost) indispensible Architonic Guide to the Spanish furniture fair Hábitat Valencia for the first time. As your trusty, easy-to-use companion it will lead you through the exhibition jungle to where you want to be. You can find the guide at the booths of all listed exhibitors or download it here.
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