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Posts tagged as 'metal'

'Dr. Bubbles goes on the Rocks' by Studio Harry&Camilla

'Dr. Bubbles goes on the Rocks' by Studio Harry&Camilla

The Barcelona based Studio Harry&Camilla designed this sculptural metal chair which was presented at this year’s TDF, Tenerife Design Festival. ‘Dr. Bubbles goes on the Rocks’ was exhibitied at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, a beautiful multifunctional art centre designed by Herzog&de Meuron.

'Dr. Bubbles goes on the Rocks' by tudio Harry&Camilla

'Dr. Bubbles goes on the Rocks' by tudio Harry&Camilla

Detail

Detail

 Tenerife Espacio de las Artes designed by Herzog&De Meuron

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes designed by Herzog&De Meuron

to the Studio Harry&Camilla website

to the Tenerife Design Festival website

Thu 5.11.

‘Metal Work’ by Big-Game

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Metal Lamp' by Big-Game

'Metal Lamp' by Big-Game

Last year the Swiss/Belgian designers of Big-Game designed ‘Wood Work’ a floorlamp made of solid balsa wood, for the ‘La liseuse’ exhibition at the galerie kreo in Paris. Evolving from the handcrafted technique of the this wooden prototype, the ‘Metal Work’ as a table lamp version enters the industrial field.

'Metal Work' by Big-Game

'Metal Work' by Big-Game

'Wood Work' by Big-Game

'Wood Work' by Big-Game

'Wood Work' by Big-Game

'Wood Work' by Big-Game

'Metal Work' by Big-Game

'Metal Work' by Big-Game

more Big-Game projects @ Architonic

Wed 7.10.

‘Crate’ by Martin Born

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 07.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Crate' by Martin Born

'Crate' by Martin Born

The Eindhoven-based designer Martin Born designed this modular shelf system which can be composed in full freedom of alignment and orientation.

'Crate' sytem by Martin Born

'Crate' sytem by Martin Born

This three-dimensional predicate uncloses applications inaccessible to the typological wall-form: Choreographed “movements” and sophisticated access paths are as easily realised as more “ordinary” setups – without loss of use value. Together with a nuanced palette of colours, the system gives architects an immense freedom in elaborating and coordinating the storage piece as an active design element.

'Crate' by Martin Born

'Crate' by Martin Born

more Martin Born products @ Architonic

Thu 3.9.

’4foldlow’ by formtank

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 03.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'4foldlow' by George Rice of formtank

'4foldlow' by George Rice of formtank

At last year’s 100%Design in London the British label formtank presented the ’2d3d Group’ – a collection of tables whose bases are made of cleverly folded sheet metal. Recently George Rice, designer of formtank, came up with his new edition ‘4foldlow’ – a coffee table which builds on the success of this efficient and sustainable technique.

'4foldlow' by George Rice, formtank

'4foldlow' by George Rice, formtank

Here is what the designer explains:

“4foldlow, like the entire 2d3d Group of tables to which it belongs, has been reverse designed from the standard size of sheet steel in order to optimises yield and minimise waste.

Sheet steel is cut using laser technology and then hand folded by engineers in a process that can trace its roots to the Japanese art of origami.

Bending back the steel structure in your minds eye reveals the 2 dimensional pattern and the secret of the design innovation. The horizontal and vertical components provide strength and rigidity in this delightful marriage of creativity and logic.”

Minimising Waste

“Environmental Design is on everyone’s agenda and Formtank is looking towards a more sustainable approach to manufacturing. With this in mind the 2d3d Group attempts to produce “more from less” through a simple proposition; utilise a single sheet of steel in the most efficient way.

The reverse design approach yields 8 tables from one standard sheet of steel and limits waste to just 3.5% overall. Moreover the intricate forms creates the illusion of there being more material than there actually is, conversely the steel sub-structure represents just one quarter of total mass.”

'4foldlow' by formtank

'4foldlow' by formtank

Rooted in triangles: the 2d3d development

The development of 4foldlow has been long and extensive, requiring complex mathematics and precision engineering. The outcome is visually complex, while on closer inspection the structure begins to reveal itself.

“The outcome is totally unique and the glass top acts like a picture frame bringing the whole piece together” remarks George Rice, the designer of 4foldlow. “I’m delighted with the result, it never fails to stop people in their tracks while they scratch their heads a little!”

4foldlow is available direct from Formtank from August 2009.

to the formtank website

Mon 22.6.

‘Affe’ by Atelier Haussmann

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

'Affe' by Atelier Haussmann

'Affe' by Atelier Haussmann

At this year´s DMY Festival the Berlin-based designers of Atelier Haussmann presented ‘Affe’ a multi-prupose table which consists of adjustable trestles made from oiled crude steel and variable shelves and slabs.

‘Lackaffe’ is a second version with lacquered trestles.

'Lackaffe' by Atelier Haussmann

'Lackaffe' by Atelier Haussmann

to the Atelier Haussmann website

'Top' by Zero

'Top' by Zero

The Swedish manufacturer Zero recently presented ‘Top’, a new series fo interior lighting, designed by Tham & Videgård Hansson. The lampshades are made of painted metal, the diffuser of matt opal acrylic. The pendant version is special for the little wire which enables the user to adjust the angle of the shade.

'Top' by Zero

'Top' by Zero

'Top' wall lamp by Zero

'Top' wall lamp by Zero

more Zero products @ Architonic

Tue 2.6.

‘Ivy’ by Paola Navone for EMU

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

The ‘Ivy’ collection designed by Paola Navone for Emu is inspired by the ancient “topiary” art, the trimming of trees ad shrubs in order to give them ornamental shapes. This art derived from the attempt to “model” nature, as in the words of Shirley Hibberd, the person responsible for the revival of topiary in England in the late 1800s: “It may be true, as I believe it is, that the natural form of a tree is the most beautiful possible for that tree, but it may happen that we do not want the most beautiful form, but one of our own designing, and expressive of our ingenuity.”

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

Finding inspiration in this art, Paola Navone has designed sculpture-furniture created for living in and beautifying outdoor areas, structures created using the natural material par excellence — metal — bent to the will of the human mind.

The meeting between the designer and Emu made it possible to mold an apparently “hard” material such as metal, obtaining three-dimensional shapes so light that they give the impression that they could float in the air.

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

'Ivy' by Paola Navone

The structures of sofas, armchairs and table, empty inside, incorporate nature and become an integral part of it thanks to their noninvasive character, which harmonizes with the surrounding landscape.

They are objects created to be left outdoors nonchalantly, furniture that will allow itself to be “eaten up” by ivy like statues, and those who sit on it will fully experience the feeling of being immersed in nature.

more EMU products @ Architonic

Thu 28.5.

‘Lea’ by Alex Fernández for Bover

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Lea' by Alex Fernández for Bover

'Lea' by Alex Fernández for Bover

At this year´s Euroluce in Milan the Spanish manufacturer Bover presented a variable wall light designed by the Spanish designer Alex Fernández. The extremely discreet and architectural appearance is the result of a smart and very reduced metal sheet construction.

'Lea' by Bover

'Lea' by Bover

'Lea' by Bover

'Lea' by Bover

more Bover products @ Architonic

more Novelties from Euroluce 2009

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