Posts tagged as 'Milan 2009'

'Swa' by Setsu and Shinobu Ito

'Swa' by Setsu and Shinobu Ito

This year the Italian manufacturer Fornasarig presented ‘Swa’ a pretty Scandinavian appearing family of wooden lounge chairs designed by the Japanese Setsu and Shinobu Ito. The roofed version, a cell dedicated to individual relax, is equipped with side and upper curtains that protect from the wind and the sun turning the project into a shelter, a personal and private nest. Beside this perimeter, a small table suggests the same proportions declining the same language.

'Swa' by Fornasarig

'Swa' by Fornasarig

Swa’s structure is made of Slavonia desiccated oak, the curtains are made of polyester and pvc textile.

'Swa' by Fornasarig

'Swa' by Fornasarig

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Tue 4.8.

Nendo for Arketipo

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

The young Japanese office Nendo was definitly one of the stars at this year´s Salone del Mobile. Also for the Italian manufacturer Arketipo they designed a couple of extraordinary objects.

The bookcase ‘Target’ for instance with a supporting unit composed of small crosses that seem to multiply infinitely. The crosses change from being distinct signs into a blurred but regular whole when books are placed on them.

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

‘Moya’ is a serie of minimal tables in two dimensions made of rigid polyurethane, with tops in extra-clear glass. An optical illusion of infinity achieved by the transparency of the top on a semi-spherical base.

'Moya' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Moya' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Link' is a set of small tables in painted metal, with a ring-shaped theme

'Link' is a set of small tables in painted metal, with a ring-shaped theme

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'Break' by Vibia

'Break' by Vibia

The Spanish manufacturer Vibia recently presented ‘Break’ a reduced and very architectural appearing outdoor lamp.

The designers, Xuclà & Alemany created large vertical, sculptural block that supports the lamp and the head that appears to separate, leaving open a small slit through which the beam of light emerges.

'Break' by uclà & Alemany for Vibia

'Break' by uclà & Alemany for Vibia

The massive concrete lamp comes in different sizes and finishes that allow it to fit into different environments: from the most industrial and urban concrete finish and the rustic rusted finish to modern lacquered finishes in white or silver. The available sizes are the 12-cm wall lamp, the 43-cm version is designed for smaller spaces and the the tallest with 81 cm height. The light passes through a methacrylate diffuser capable of enduring tough outdoor conditions.

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Fri 5.6.

‘Liko Wood’ by Arik Levy for Desalto

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Liko Wood' shelf by Arik Levy

'Liko Wood' shelf by Arik Levy

Arik Levy designed the new ‘Like wood’ collection for the Italian manufacturer Desalto. The shelf is composed of multilayer birch upright and lacquered MDF shelves which are available in different colours and finishes. Special is the connection between these two elements – the wooden angle gives extra stability to the structure.

Detail: 'Liko Wood' table

Detail: 'Liko Wood' table

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'Pure' by Pastoe

'Pure' by Pastoe

The new cabinet system ‘Pure’ by the Dutch manufacturer Pastoe lives up to its name. This is the result of the cabinet’s clean lines and exquisite finish –the cabinets come with finishing tops that are only 16 mm thick. There is a choice of standing cabinet or hanging cabinet, with a variety of dimensions. ‘Pure’ comes with doors, flaps or drawers; with or without one of the two types of handle.

'Pure' sideboard

'Pure' sideboard

'Pure' chest of drawers

'Pure' chest of drawers

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'b.pipe' by tossB

'b.pipe' by tossB

At this year´s Euroluce in Milan the Belgian manufacturer tossB presented ’b.pipe’, a new lighting family designed by the Italian designer David Lorenzo Dolcini.

'b.pipe' by tossB

'b.pipe' by tossB

B.pipe is a light system which originated from a technical solution based on bending and cutting pipes. Its clear and elegant design, based on the pure shape of cylinder, allows to create a wide range of lamps: hang, wall, table and floor lamps; but also other possible solutions may be realized.

'b.pipe' by tossB

'b.pipe' by tossB

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'Veil' by the Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes

'Veil' by the Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes

The Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes was founded by Mikko and Ritva Puotila. The latter is a notable Finnish textile artist, who has become famous both in Finland and abroad, receiving numerous awards and grants for her work as designer and textile artist. The original idea behind Woodnotes products is to combine an artistic creativity inspired by the rigours of Finnish nature with advanced technological solutions to utilizing the basic Finnish raw materials, wood and paper.

In Milan this year Woodnotes presented ‘Veil’, a hand knitted interior textile made of paper,which is special for its irregual structure and transparency.

Detail of 'Veil'

Detail of 'Veil'

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Tue 2.6.

‘Booktower’ by Samuel Chan for Linteloo

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

'Booktower' by Linteloo

'Booktower' by Linteloo

The Dutch manufacturer Linteloo presented this shelf and storage system designed by Samuel Chan at this year´s Salone del Mobile. ‘Booktower’ is special for its subtle interplay of the sharp shapes and the strong outline of the structure and the soft pattern of the well applied veneer.

'Booktower' by Linteloo

'Booktower' by Linteloo

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