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Posts tagged as 'lounge chair'

'artisanat du sud', side tables produced in Morocco, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

The Paris based designer duo Amandine Chhor and Aïssa Logerot realised these fantastic projects in cooperation with local associations and skilled workers from Cambodia and Morocco. ‘artisanat du sud’ is the newest series of furniture handcrafted by women from Akka oasis in Morocco. The tables tops are made from woven palm leaves.

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'Grillage' by François Azambourg for Ligne Roset

This simple but formally elaborate lounge chair for the French manufacturer Ligne Roset was created by the Paris based designer François Azambourg. ‘Grillage’ consists of tabular steel base and a seating made from elegantly folded expanded sheet metal. The overlapping grid creates a beautiful spacial structure and moiré pattern.

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'The Nest' rattan Lounge chair by Per Brolund and Em Riem, produced by Cambodian Modern Rattan

WWF initiated the design and production of contemporary, sustainable rattan furniture together with Swedish designers, graduates from Lund University, in cooperation with local producing companies. The European Union funded programme focuses on sustainable production and processing of rattan in the Mekong region. The first results were exhibited during this year’s Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt.

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'Pirkka' stools by Imari Tapiovaara, now in production by Artek

On the occasion of Artek’s 75th anniversary the Finnish manufacturer, founded in 1935 by Alvar Aalto extended their collection with another range of Finnish classics – those by Ilmari Tapiovaara, a great admirer of Alvar Aalto. Artek has acquired the entire share capital of Aero Design Furniture, the company which produced the Tapiovaara pieces until now.

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'MoonLounger' by Wildspirit

The Belgian manufacturer Wildspirit recently unveiled ‘Moonlounger’, designed by Gerd Couckhuyt – an upholstered low chair, which is reminiscent somewhat of some kind of avant-garde design from the 1950s. A particularly beautiful detail is the elaborate bending of the rear wooden legs. This replaces the stabilising, cross-connecting element that you would usually expect at seat level.

‘MoonLounger’ will be showcased at this year’s Interieur in Kortrijk from October 15th till 24th, Expo-hallen Kortrijk (B). Hall 4, Booth 450.

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Cuoio Lounge Chair and footstool designed by EOOS

German manufacturer Walter Knoll’s latest product is the ‘Cuoio Lounge Chair’designed by EOOS. The fact that the chair can be separated into its constituent parts and is recyclable ensures its sustainability. The footstool and the comfort cushion for your back complement the delicate piece. A sheepskin rug thrown over the chair makes it even softer and is another accessory available from Knoll.

Cuoio Lounge Chair with sheepskin rug

Swiss furniture-design duo Thomas Wütrich and Yves Raschle, aka INCH Furniture: 'It’s important for us that our design work is contemporary, but that it’s not trendy'; photo Christian Knörr

Shanghai. Have you been yet? With the Chinese boom-metropolis currently hosting Expo 2010, offering architourists an (at times embarrassing) embarrassment of architectural statements by over 200 countries, now is the time to go. For a furniture designer to be commissioned to create the seating for their nation’s expo pavilion is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Design duo Thomas Wütrich and Yves Raschle, aka INCH Furniture, were lucky enough to receive such an opportunity when Swiss Pavilion Architects Buchner Bruendler invited them to design a furniture collection for the project. The result is a series of sublime pieces, whose considered, sober beauty looks set to make them contemporary classics.

Architonic met up with INCH at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan to discuss their Shanghai project.

'Shanghai Chair' by INCH Furniture; photo Mark Niedermann

How did you receive the commission to design the furniture for the Swiss Pavilion?

The main topic of the Swiss Pavilion is sustainability. The overall topic is ‘Better City, Better Life’, and within that Switzerland talks about the contrast between city and nature. So, sustainability was one of the criteria when the architects, Buchner Bruendler, were looking for designers. The second was that the designers must be Swiss. Add to this that our furniture is produced in Indonesia – that is, also in Asia – and we’d hit the nail on the head.

What was the process of working with the architects like?

We knew them before, so it was a personal kind of relationship. We met them every couple of weeks and they would talk a lot about their vision, which was very important, about how the pavilion should look architecturally. They knew and liked our furniture, so we started looking for the right answer furnishing-wise to the pavilion. It was a very personal, yet very enriching, conversation that we had with the architects.

'Shanghai Lounge Chair' by INCH Furniture; photo Mark Niedermann

It doesn’t happen very often that designers and architects have that close of a relationship, where they are both defining a space – architects using structure to define a space, with designers responding to that structure and also helping to define the way the space is experienced.

Well, it was more common years ago. Architects made a house and then furniture was designed specifically for it. It’s a pity that it doesn’t happen so often these days, because every architectural project is furnished at the end, so if it’s a collaborative project it can work out really well for both architects and designers.


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Fri 21.5.

‘Cloth’ by Jehs & Laub for Cassina (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Cloth' by Jehs & Laub for Cassina

It’s not just a ‘cloth’ – this minimalist armchair by the German designers Jehs & Laub is one of the novelties Cassina presented at the ‘Milano Design Village’ in Zona Tortona during this year’s Salone del Mobile. Composed of an internal supporting fibreglass frame with polyurethane foam padding and a fabric or leather upholstery ‘Cloth’ joins the visual linearity of Cassina’s characteristical collection.

'Cloth' by Jehs & Laub for Cassina

Due to to two zips that run right around the perimeter of the armchair the polyester lined covering is easy to remove. Cloth is available in single colour or two-tone versions.

'Cloth' by Jehs & Laub for Cassina

more Cassina products @ Architonic