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'Crinolina' by Susanne Philippson for Pallucco

'Crinolina' by Susanne Philippson for Pallucco

The Berlin-based designer Susanne Philippson designed this interior lighting collection for Pallucco – it is the third series the Italian manufacturer and Philippson have launched together. The name of the collection ‘Crinolina’ evokes the shape of oldfashioned skirts. The defining feature of the lights is the diffuser with its arrangement of filled and empty sections.

'Crinolina' by Pallucco

'Crinolina' by Pallucco

The diffusers are in PVC painted gold on the inside, reflecting a warm light, and covered with cotton chintz on the outside, which comes in three different colours (anthracite grey, white and purple). The structure is in epoxy powder coated steel in the same colours as the diffusers.

'Crinolina' by Pallucco

'Crinolina' by Pallucco

'Crinolina' floor lamp

'Crinolina' floor lamp

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'When' by Molteni

'When' by Molteni

Born in 1954 and graduated in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan in 1979, Rodolfo Dordoni is one member of the Milanese tradition that generated designers such as Castiglioni, Zanuso, Magistretti and de Lucchi.

At this year’s Milan fair the Italian manufacturer Molteni presented a number of new wooden furniture by Rodolfo Dordoni. The series ‘When’, occasional tables in solid wood with double round top, is available in various finishings: essence, glass and marble. Four versions which are different in height and top diameter, suitable for the bedroom as well as the living room.

'When' by Molteni

'When' by Molteni

Even though only available in dark or gray oak ‘Wish’ is a minimal, refined bed in wood which also refers to classic Scandinavian teak furniture.

'Wish' by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni

'Wish' by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni

'Wish' by Molteni

'Wish' by Molteni

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Tue 1.9.

‘Tu-Be Two’ by Ingo Maurer

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

'Tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer was born in 1932 and founded his first practice in 1966. He is one of the most influential designers of the last century. And every year anew he surprises with his latest creations, which are popular because of their poetic interplay between technological and figurative design.

At the Euroluce in Milan this year Ingo Maurer presented among other objects the light and minimalist table lamp ‘ Tu-Be Two’. The light source – max. 40 watts halogen – is arrangd inside aluminium tubes. The ball joint makes it possible to turn and tilt the lamp in all directions. In addition the angle of the tubes is adjustable.

'Tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

'Tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

'Tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

'Tu-Be Two' by Ingo Maurer

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'Tom' by Christian Werner

'Torn' by Christian Werner

The French manufacturer Ligne Roset presented ‘Torn’, designed by the German Christian Werner this year at the Milan fair. The armchair’s shell is made of moulded polyester resin, available in matt black or matt white, the rotating base in brilliant-chromed steel.The seat and backrest cushions consist of polyurethane Bultex foam. The cover – microfibres or textile – is removable once detached from shell.

'Tom' by Ligne Roset

'Torn' by Ligne Roset

‘‘The inspiration for the shell of this armchair sprang from a game with a bit of paper. Cut out like a stylised little paper person, the ‘arms’ (armrests) and ‘skirt’ folded forwards – the shell of the armchair was already complete in terms of its basic structure. From a two-dimensions surface came, with just three simple folds, a three-dimensional form’’, says the designer.

'Tom' with footstool

'Torn' with footstool

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Wed 19.8.

‘Cart’ by Luca Nichetto for Bonaldo

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 19.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Cart' by Luca Nichetto for Bonaldo

'Cart' by Luca Nichetto for Bonaldo

In Milan the Italian manufacturer Bonaldo presented this multi-purpose chair designed by the young and extremely active designer Luca Nichetto. ‘Cart’ is composed of a thick ergonomic polyurethane shell and a metal base and available in grey, white, red, anthracite and ivory.

“I wanted a product that got noticed, where design was based on functionality. Cart has a rather ‘50s design and very special shapes, especially when viewed from the back. It is also extremely functional: it can be stacked with a mechanism like that used for supermarket trolleys – the shopping carts from which this product takes its name”, says Luca Nichetto.

Stackable: 'Cart' by Luca Nichetto

Stackable: 'Cart' by Luca Nichetto

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Tue 18.8.

‘Dayboard’ by StokkeAustad for ABR

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 18.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

First presented at last year’s Stockholm fair the playful calender designed by StokkeAustad is now in production, thanks to the Spanish manufacturer ABR.

The starting point for this design is idea that the way in which year goes by is characterised by highly personal and subjective events. The Norwegian designers broke up the strict chronological order, that calenders usually has in order to enable the user to shape his own timing of the year.

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

“We wanted to design a calendar which would allow people to arrange their days more freely – does a year always move in a straight line? Does your summer feel more dominant than your winter, or the other way round?” the designers say.

The calendar is put together from 365 coloured, magnetic metal plates, each of which contains a date. The winter days are coloured a cool blue, but then in spring change to green before shining an intense yellow in the summer, until in autumn they change to a warm orange, then red, and then an intense violet.

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

'Dayboard' by StokkeAustad

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'Kente' by Philippe Bestenheider

'Kente' by Philippe Bestenheider

Philippe Bestenheider has made a rapid rise to fame after opening his own studio in Milan and Crans Montana only as recently as 2007. His colourful patterns and patchwork upholsteries which he presented in Milan this year, let him finally arrived among the acknowledged masters of their trade. Beside the armchairs for Moroso’s M’Afrique initiative, the Swiss designer created ‘Kente’, an outdoor collection for the Italian manufacturer Varaschin.

'Kente' coffee table

'Kente' coffee table

The shell and base of the very light and weather resistant chair and coffe table are made of brown-black or multicolour tape, handwoven around a varnished aluminium tube. The chair’s frame is made of stainless steel.

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The base is made of thermo-shaped ceramic glass

The base is made of thermo-shaped ceramic glass

At this year´s Milan fair the Italian manufacturer Acerbis presented ‘Trigonos’, a table designed by Massimo Castagna. The glass table has a base which is composed of three glossy-white curved plates made of thermo-shaped ceramic glass. The peculiar bending of the plates determines an intriguing game of concave and convex surfaces and sinuous lines which get close one to the other as if they touched and then move away.

Detail

Detail

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