Posts tagged as 'Kvadrat'

'The Dwelling Lab' for Kvadrat and BM

Together with Giulio Ridolfi the Milan based designer Patricia Urquiola was assigned to create a conceptual installation for the Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat and the German carmaker BMW. The result of this fruitful collaboration are these huge cone-like structures that seem to be growing out of the car’s body.

The installation will be showcased during this year’s London Design Festival 22nd – 26th September 2010 at The Tramshed Event in the old disused electricity power station for the Shoreditch tram system. Beside ‘The Dwelling Lab’ there will be 25 exclusive international design brands exhibiting at this bold new venue.

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'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

During this year’s currently ongoing DMY festival in Berlin, the German design practice Studio Aisslinger presents its new edition of seating furniture. With ‘Network’ Werner Aisslinger and his team created light and transparents structures based on the smart combination of high technologies and traditional stitching techniques.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

“The volumes are first translated with software into 2d projections of themselves that can be directly programmed into the machines that stitch the pattern into a carrying surface. The carrying surface is then dissolved and the embroidered 2d pattern becomes free to form a 3d object. The objects formed by the stitched honeycomb structures are fixed over a fiberglass mould and impregnated with resin in order to make them rigid and constructive”, the designers explain.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

‘NETwork’ was developed together with a traditional German manufacturer in Plauen, a region with a long tradition in stitching and embroidery. The fabrics are made by the Danish manufacturer Kvadrat.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

to the Studio Aisslinger profile @ Architonic

Wed 2.9.

‘Slot’ by Böttcher and Henssler and Kvadrat

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 02.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Slot by Böttcher and Henssler and Kvadrat 2009

Slot by Böttcher and Henssler and Kvadrat 2009

The stool Slot is continuing the style created by the designers Böttcher and Henssler from Berlin, supported by Kvadrat. Simplicity in the appearance of their objects is combined with extraordinary details. Slot, a symbiosis of upholstery and side table, surprises at a second glance. Designed as a space-saving seating-accommodation the options to use Slot are numerous. The special feature – ‘The Slot’ – provides user defined capabilities. It may be used as a space for books and magazines or other equipments found in a modern living room. Once attached with a board it starts to act as a side table.

Slot creates communicative seating options for living rooms and semiprivate areas as well as for bars and clubs.

Slot creates communicative seating options for living rooms and semiprivate areas as well as for bars and clubs.

Slot is as a piece of furniture that accentuates the space as an atmospheric highlight. It is displayed here with a fabric made of cotton wool by the Danish company Kvadrat in combination with a tray made of European beech.

more products from Kvadrat @ Architonic

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Mon 11.5.

‘Bidoun’ by Katrin Greiling for Traffic

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 11.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Bidoun' inspired by traditional Arab seating

'Bidoun' inspired by traditional Arab seating

‘Bidoun’ by Katrin Greiling is a collection of upholstery furniture, created for the Bidoun Lounge during the ArtDubai 2009.

For this line the German/Swedish designer, who recently became Director of Industrial Design at Traffic, the 2007 founded art and design practice in Dubai, studied the lifestyle and traditions of nomadic Arabs and developed a new contemporary interpretation of the original Arab seating.

'Bidoun' by Katrin Greiling

'Bidoun' by Katrin Greiling

Details like the cord are inspired by the Bedouin tent, the variation of upholstery fabrics is chosen to reflect the random availability of patterns and is a symbol for traveling and the different cultural influences in Middle East.

The upholstery fabrics are by Kvadrat and Maharam

The upholstery fabrics are by Kvadrat and Maharam

‘Bidoun’ is the first collection developed by Traffic and will be part of a contemporary line inspired by the Middle East.

'Bidoun' was created for the 'Bidoun Loung'at ArtPark during the ArtDubai 2009

'Bidoun' was created for the 'Bidoun Loung'at ArtPark during the ArtDubai 2009

more products by Katrin Greiling @ Architonic

more Kvadrat products @ Architonic

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