Posts tagged as 'Milan 2010'

Mon 14.6.

‘NYX’ by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

The almost perky simpleness is the convincing element of this new bed by Zanotta in times of material overdoses. The dismountable steel frame is available in the shades of black or white. The Springing is made from bent beech strips, with stiffness adjusters. Version 1707 has headboard cushions with goose down – 100% pure material, with polyurethane insert and removable fabric or leather cover.

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

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'Boarding' by Patrick Norguet

‘Boarding’ is the newest creation by Paris based designer Patrick Norguet for the Italian manufacturer lapalma. The restrained upholstery is designed for public spaces and high frequency areas but due to its deep seat and distinct shape it is also suitable for a sober living area. The wooden internal frame is completely upholstered with fireproof foam. Two additional cushions provide a soft padding.

'Boarding' by Patrick Norguet

'Boarding' by Patrick Norguet

'Boarding' by Patrick Norguet

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Tue 8.6.

‘Suita’ by Antonio Citterio for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 08.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

For more than 25 years the Milan based designer Antonio Citterio and the Swiss manufactrer Vitra have been working together. Numerous office chairs, visitor’s chairs, waiting sofas as well as entire office systems arose from this successful colaboration. With the new upholstery family ‘Suita’ Citterio designed a piece for Vitra’s Home Collection for the first time.

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

“The light and elegant appearance of the Suita range is due mainly to the fact that the basic frame seems to practically float on top of the visible base. The bridge-like construction of the feet made of aluminium die-casting (or, optionally, of polished, black or white coated aluminium) is not only an important feature of the furniture group, its characteristically rounded edges also pays homage to American mid-century design (Eames, Nelson and Girard).”

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

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Fri 4.6.

‘LaClásica’ by Jesús Gasca for STUA (ES)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'LaClásica' by Jesús Gasca for STUA

The Spanish manufacturer STUA presented this stackable chair, created by one of STUA’s principal designers Jesús Gasca. The seat and backrest are made from elegantly shaped plywood and are almost seamlessly connected to the solid wooden legs. The lower part of the seat features an injection white part, that merges the chair together and simplifies the aesthetic.

'LaClásica' by Jesús Gasca for STUA

'LaClásica' by Jesús Gasca for STUA

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'Apu' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum

Two years ago the German/Finnish designer Hanna Ehlers presented her series of neat and well-proportioned occasional furniture at Salone Satellite. This year the German manufacturer Zeitraum put it into production. ‘Apu’ is composed of a replaceable white ceramic pot, which comes in three different versions and a foot made from turned solid wood (American walnut, oak, ash).

'Apu 3' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum

'Apu 2' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum

'Apu 1' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum

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'Layer' by Luca Nichetto for Gallotti & Radice

The Venice based designer Luca Nichetto realised this series of side tables for the Italian manufacturer Gallotti & Radice. The wooden base consists of stacked superimposed conical rings which can be combined in different colours.

'Layer' by Luca Nichetto for Gallotti & Radice

'Layer' by Gallotti & Radice

'Layer' by Gallotti & Radice

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'House of Stone' installation by John Pawson, in collaboration with Salvatori and lighting specialists KKDC, at the 2010 Milan Salone del Mobile

As project titles go, ‘House of Stone’ is, well, about as literal as you can get. At the Interni Think Tank exhibition in Milan during last month’s Salone del Mobile, renowned British architect John Pawson, in collaboration with Salvatori and lighting specialists KKDC, presented a highly graphic, archetypically house-shaped installation made of meticulously cut, recycled stone.

'House of Stone' by John Pawson

The project for Pawson was all about precision: ‘The planes in the dark stone convey a sense of essentiality and precision.’ The material itself consisted of a stone residue formulated by industry leaders Salvatori, which is made up of 99% stone scrap and 1% natural resin, the latter acting as a bonding agent.

'House of Stone' by John Pawson

Drama was provided in the interior of the house by concealed LED lighting, courtesy of KKDC, whose linearity served to underscore the structure’s planes.

Interior of 'House of Stone' by John Pawson



to the John Pawson website

'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil

Postfossil is more than a label under which objects are created. ‘Post-Fossil’ is how the Swiss designers collective see the world after fossil energy sources are completely exhausted. With their silent yet meaningful pieces they re-interpret traditional processing and apply them to their aesthetically and qualitatively sustainable products. One of my favourites is the puristic and elegantly swung clothes-stand ‘Valet’ by the Zurich based designer Anna Blattert. You can just imagine it standing gentlemanly next to your bed keeping your clothes free from creases until the next morning.


“The traditional method of steam bending takes advantage of the characteristics of the solid wood and does not require any additives. The simple folding system allows quick setup and quick storing. The airing out of garments prevents having to wash them excessively and helps to save energy.” the designer explains.

'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil

About Postfossil:

“What is the aim of the young designers? The answer is simple: they want to raise awareness. Not with a megaphone, but rather with quiet, subtle remarks artfully incorporated into their objects. POSTFOSSIL’s intention is not to preach, only to ask questions and to look for answers in as public a way as possible, over and over again, in order to broaden design’s horizon and for it to fulfil its sustainable role. They want to encourage responsible interaction with resources and to encourage change on our part before the postfossil age changes us.”

'Reflect' chair and ottoman by Thomas Walde/Postfossil

“‘Reflect chair’, through its form, aims to encourage reflection and meditation which in this day and age is often suppressed by other activities. The reduction to structure and naked realisation activate the user and its thoughts. The size and high armrests inspired by Corbusier’s LC2 typologically bring to mind an easy chair, however, it does not allow for much more than to sit down in it, meditate or open a book. The element in front of it corresponds to an ottoman which can also be used as repository or as a stool.”

Postfossil collection 2010

The next station for the new Postfossil collection will be the DMY Festival in Berlin at the spectacular location of Tempelhof, Berlin’s former city airport.


to the Postfossil website

to the DMY Berlin website

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