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‘Tria’ chair by Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz for Colé

The young Italian furniture brand Colé has teamed up with two German-born Milan-based designers Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz, founders of Lorenz*Kaz studio, to create this three-legged, plywood chair called ‘Tria.’ Made of curved plywood and available in either natural oak, stained black oak finish or veneer, the form of the chair was inspired by the complexity of works of M. C. Escher which frequently featured impossible and infinite constructions and tessellations. (more…)

‘Drizzle’ shelving system by Luca Nichetto for Gallotti & Radice

Inspired by the long, vertical lines of the falling rain, the award-winning Venetian designer Luca Nichetto has developed ‘Drizzle’, an aptly-named shelving system for the Italian crystal specialists Gallotti & Radice. Unveiled earlier this year during Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the linear, grid-like bookshelf is composed of multiple metal elements that support and frame the shelves which are made of either transparent or frosted glass. Available in multiple colourways, ‘Drizzle’ can be arranged in a virtually infinite number of configurations. (more…)

‘Crossing’ table by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia

The acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has recently collaborated with the Italian glass specialists Glas Italia on this vividly-coloured dining table design called ‘Crossing.’ Made of tempered transparent, extremely light glass, the asymmetric table is available in two sizes and in two different patterns. (more…)

‘Nuage’ lamp by Philippe Nigro for Foscarini

Five asymmetrical modules overlap creating a unique moiré effect in Philippe Nigro‘s Op art-inspired ‘Nuage’ lamp. Produced by the lighting specialists Foscarini, the modular lamp is made of polycarbonate and can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually. ‘Nuage’ was unveiled at Foscarini’s Superstudio Piu exhibition in Milan during iSaloni 2012 fair. (more…)

‘Potence Pivotante’ by Charlotte Perriand reissued by Nemo

The Italian lighting brand Nemo has reintroduced this extremely reduced, wall-mounted lamp originally designed by the acclaimed Parisian designer Charlotte Perriand in 1938. Composed of two plain, matt black metal tubes and equally simple, frosted white glass diffuser, ‘Potence Pivotante’ has been presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is ‘the result of a meticulous rediscovery conducted in close collaboration with M.me Pernette Perriand-Barsac, the daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand.’ (more…)

‘Pelleossa’ chair by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms; photo by Andrea Basile

Milanese industrial designer Francesco Faccin has recently realised this light, leather-and-wood chair for the Italian furniture brand Miniforms. Called ‘Pelleossa’ – Italian for ‘skin and bones’, the chair has been designed to resemble polished bones: ‘I really like bones because they are the result of a natural reduction process … and then they are a metaphor for the essential of a structure, are fairly minimal’ comments the designer. (more…)

Fri 3.8.

‘T90′ desk by Osvaldo Borsani reissued by Tecno (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.08.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘T90′ desk by Osvaldo Borsani reissued by Tecno

Originally designed in 1954, the ‘T90′ writing desk by Osvaldo Borsani has recently been reedited and reissued by Tecno – a company the Italian designer and architect founded, along with his brother Fulgenzio Borsani, in 1953. Characterised by clean straight lines and delicately curved top, ‘T90′ is available in elegant canaletto walnut or dark grey lacquer. (more…)

Tue 31.7.

‘Luc’ chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 31.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Luc’ chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin

Lorenz*Kaz, a design studio led by a duo of German-born Milan-based designers Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz have realised this minimalist, softly curved chair for the Italian furniture manufacturer Rossin. Composed of a polyurethane shell which is supported by either four simple wooden legs or a thin metal base, the generously-proportioned ‘Luc’ is available in multiple colourways. (more…)

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