Posts tagged as 'James Irvine'

'Macrosterias' by Patricia Urquiola for Budri

During this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan the Verona based fair for stone design and technology marmomacc presented itself at Triennale. The exhibition “Hybrid and Flexible” set up by Cibic Workshop showcased some of the most remarkable works from Marmomacc Meets Design 2009 by internationally famous designers and marble companies.

'Macrosterias' by Patricia Urquiola for Budri

‘Macrosterias’ by Patricia Urquiola for Budri is an installation which represents the metamorphic use of marbles and stones of different origins – a female essence in chemical composition and colours.
The project arose from the observation of vegetal micro-organisms – micrasterias – whose forms mixed with graphic symbols create a new digital-biological entity.

'La Idea Construida' by Alberto Campo Baeza for Piba Marmi

'La Idea Construida' by Alberto Campo Baeza for Piba Marmi

James Irvine for Marsotto Edizioni

Marsotto Edizioni is a growing collection which started with designs of James Irvine in 2008. This year the collection was enlarged with creations by Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa and others.

Low table by James Irvine for Marsotto Edizioni

Michele De Lucchi for MGM Furnari

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In line with strict environmental policies of both companies, materials and manufacturing processes have been carefully selected both for their minimal impact on the environment and for their cost.

In line with strict environmental policies of both companies, materials and manufacturing processes have been carefully selected both for their minimal impact on the environment and for their cost.

‘Muji manufactured by Thonet’ is a collection of simplified, stylised Thonet designs made of bentwood and tubular steel, manufactured to Thonet’s customary high standards at their Frankenberg HQ and available exclusively at Muji stores in Japan, Germany, Paris and the UK.

The tubular steel series was created by Konstantin Grcic and comprises a chair and desk in three sizes. Three polypropylene drawers can be suspended beneath the MDF table top.

The tubular steel series was created by Konstantin Grcic and comprises a chair and desk in three sizes. Three polypropylene drawers can be suspended beneath the MDF table top.

By uniting the design heritage, skilled craftsmanship and manufacturing capabilities of Thonet with the streamlined design aesthetic of Muji, not to mention its youthful, design savvy audience, beautiful designs gain new relevance for today’s modern, urban lifestyle. The beech bentwood collection takes Thonet’s most famous bentwood chair, No. 14, as its inspiration. (This design – now called the 214 chair – still features in the Thonet collection, this year celebrating its 150th birthday.)

 

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The beech, bent wood collection was designed by Milan-based, British creative director of Thonet James Irvine and features a single panel supporting the back of the chair, which with the accompanying table top.

The beech, bent wood collection was designed by Milan-based, British creative director of Thonet James Irvine and features a single panel supporting the back of the chair, which aligns with the accompanying table top.

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There are plans to enhance the collection in the near future. Both Muji and Thonet have collaborated with international designers in the past. What is ground breaking for both companies is their decision to work together with named designers to reinterpret important design masterpieces from Thonet’s historic back catalogue, making them accessible to a younger, broader, ‘Muji’ marketplace.

 

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