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Posts tagged as 'Milan 2010'

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

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'K1' by Neuland Industriedesign

Known for its discreet and technically smart designs the German manufacturer Nils Holger Moormann presented a range of new furniture which again convince with their high level of utility. The modular wardrobe by Neuland Industriedesign is made from birch plywood and based on two different elements which can easily be connected to each other and extended to infinity.

'K1' by Neuland Industriedesign

'K1' detail by Neuland Industriedesign

‘Yak’ by Rupert Kopp is a coatrack combined with a narrow bench. The slightly inclined rack shifts the barycentre to the middle axis, which gives stability to the structure and the width of the hallway furniture can be reduced to a minimum. The rack is made from untreated ash tree and the hookrail and seating from powder coated steel.

'Yak' by Rupert Kopp

'Yak' detail by Rupert Kopp

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'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

With her new family of cabinets, designed for Italian manufacturer Molteni, Patricia Urquiola has demonstrated her ability to apply expanded metal mesh, usually thought of as an industrial material, to furniture design in a way that avoids a rough, ready-made aesthetic. One beautiful detail is the wardrobe’s metal-mesh doors, which are fitted with extra storage on the sides.

'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

'Net Box' by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni

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'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

‘Only for Women’ was the motto of the design competition Alessandra Pasetti won with her outdoor chair ‘Knit Knot’. The Italian manufacturer Area Declic took it into production and presented it at this year’s Salone del Mobile for the first time. “The chair’s name refers to a typically feminine activity: knitting” – let’s take this with a wink and notice the beautiful artisanry of the seating and backrest handmade from a striking gradient coloured PVC- thread.

'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

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Tue 18.5.

‘Inori’ by Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Fiam (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 18.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Inori' by Fiam

Fiam, the Italian specialist for glass furniture, presented this new shelving system by the Milano based designers Setsu & Shinobu Ito at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. ‘Inori’ is composed of 12 mm tempered glass shelves and bent glass pillars, which can be assembled in modular fashion, as a display cabinet, storage unit or TV cabinet, in wall-mounted or free-standing versions, as well as a bookcase. The uprights are freely adjustable on each shelf through sliding aluminium rails and fixing device.

'Inori' by Fiam

'Inori' by Fiam

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'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

After the takeover of the majority shareholding by the Managing Director Renato Stauffacher and other investors the Italian manufacturer Alias left Poltrona Frau and invited to their showroom during this year’s Salone del Mobile.

One of the novelties is this new, pretty spacy and extremly comfortable upholstery family ‘Gaffa’ by Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. It is composed of a dining armchair, a lounge armchair and an ottoman, all upholstered in fullgrain leather or Kvadrat® Divina fabric.

'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

Unfortunatly the purity of its shape doesn’t go along with its rather complex construction: The structure is made from polyurethane foam with metal inserts, elastic belts and thin padding to keep comfort and flexibility. Two tiny wheels under the legs in the front make it easy to move the chairs.

'Gaffa' armchair chair by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

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'TWB' armchair by Raw Edges for Cappellini

In 2008 the London based designers duo Raw Edges, founded by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay presented their ‘Tailored Wood’ furniture for the first time at the Aram Gallery in London. This year the Italian manufacturer Cappellini took it into production and enlarged the family by an additional armchair. The light weight pieces are made from ash wooden veneer filled with expanding foam. This particular construction procedure and filling of the product renders each piece different from all the others.

'TWB' armchair by Raw Edges for Cappellini

'TWB' bench and stool by Raw Edges for Cappellini

'TWB' stool by Raw Edges for Cappellini

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'Arnolfini' light sculpture by Studio Job for Venini, in situ at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi during this year's Milan Salone del Mobile

Stepping out of the craziness of the Milanese streets during this year’s Salone del Mobile into the serenity of the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi was, if you’ll allow us to be just a little dramatic, like being able to breathe once more. Dutch/Belgian design duo Studio Job’s ‘Arnolfini’ light sculpture for renowned glass manufacturer Venini was one of the true joys of the furniture fair, its virtuosity forming a perfect dialogue with its physical, architectural context.

'Arnolfini' light sculpture by Studio Job for Venini

Following in the footsteps of Gio Ponti, Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass, who all collaborated with the Venetian glass experts, Studio Job have created a ‘floating still life’ (their words) that consists of pots and pans, beaded onto a traditional, gold-plated chandelier framework. Just don’t ask them what it means. ‘I am afraid we cannot give you a straight answer,’ says Job Smeets. ‘It probably has to do with surreal memories that become monumental icons as time goes by. A vocabulary sculpted in material instead of words.’ We’ll settle for that.


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