Posts tagged as 'modular system'

Starbrick by Olafur Eliasson at the Art Miami

'Starbrick' by Olafur Eliasson at the Art Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art exhibition in the United States. From 3 – 6 December 2009 the Austrian lighting manufacturer Zumtobel will present its innovative lighting solutions and selected masterpieces in this exclusive setting, e.g. the Starbrick Masterpiece, which was created in collaboration with world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, at the Art Collectors Lounge.

Starbrick by Olafor Eliasson for Zumtobel

'Starbrick' by Olafor Eliasson for Zumtobel

“The Starbrick is a fascinating experiment with light modulation and space. In recent years, Olafur Eliasson’s studio has performed a series of lighting experiments in collaboration with Zumtobel. During one of those experiments they decided to test different qualities and hues of LED light, placed within the individual modules, which eventually resulted in the current Starbrick. Its LEDs are organised to emit white light while also creating a luminous yellow and kaleidoscopic core in the shape of a cubeoctahedron. The LEDs are dimmable and have various light settings, offering both functional and ambient light.”

Starbrick by Olafor Eliasson for Zumtobel

'Starbrick' by Olafor Eliasson for Zumtobel

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Fri 23.10.

‘Interlock’ by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

The Polish designer Tomek Rygalik created this modular carpet made from woven wool for the Spanish 2005-founded label ABR.

A single piece acts as a base in this model of carpet. The framework of the laterals represents a jigsaw puzzle. New pieces could be added longitudinally. Each piece is made of three different layers. Each layer has its own colour. That allows at least the use of two different colours with the outer layers.

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

The material of the carpet is completely new. Pure wool woven in a way it look alike felt. It is not conglomerated -as in felt. It has been woven with looms following a traditional Polish technique.

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

'Interlock' by Tomek Rygalik for ABR

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‘LSS Latten Shelving System’ by ABR

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

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'K-Space' by 6a Architects

'K-Space' by 6a Architects, photo by David Grandorge

The London-based 6a Architects created this variable interior for the K-Swiss shop in London. Inspired by library archive storage systems the units which are made of perforated polished stainless steel cladding are specifically designed to combine display and storage and slide on tracks to reveal or conceal products.

'K-Space' by 6a Architects

'K-Space' by 6a Architects, photo by Davif Grandorge

“The brief was to produce a retail space that located new and classic K-Swiss products alongside other culturally related objects (CD’s, books…) representing similar brand values. The key function of the space was its ability to transform at a moment’s notice from a working retail space into an open, unbranded space for music or art events.”

'K-Space' by 6a Architects

'K-Space' by 6a Architects, photo by David Grandorge

'K-Space' by 6a Architects

'K-Space' by 6a Architects, photo by David Grandorge

Project name: K-Space London

Client: Paddy Meehan for K-Swiss

Architects: 6a Architects:

Contractor John Perkins Projects

completed summer 2008


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Sat 22.8.

‘Soft Parcel’ by TAF Arkitekter

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Soft Parcel' by TAF Arkitekter

'Soft Parcel' by TAF Arkitekter

The Swedish architects TAF recently unveiled their new upholstery collection they designed for the Italian gallery Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom, founders of TAF, asked themselves, what the easiest way to upholster a piece of furniture could be – Probably the way you wrap a parcel. Instead of using paper the architects wrapped the square foam pieces with high-quality fabric. The result is a serie of different sized soft modules – loaded on a trolley they even become an easy chair.

Mounted on a trolley it becomes an easy chair

Mounted on a trolley it becomes an easy chair

'Soft Parcel' designed by TAF for Rossana Orlandi

'Soft Parcel' designed by TAF for Rossana Orlandi

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‘Cubics’ by Studio JSPR

‘Cubics’ by Studio JSPR

The modular system ‘Cubics’ from Studio JSPR consists of differently sized cubic boxes with fronts covered in a range of different materials, colours, and designs. This allows for unlimited variation and possibilities, so you can create your own ideal cabinet using your favourite combinations.

Design: Jasper van Grootel 2009

Design: Jasper van Grootel 2009

You can choose from 16 different sizes of boxes, 3 ways to open them, and 10 different materials. The system designed by Jasper van Grootel can serve as a wall-closet, a room divider or you can build it in a corner. The base can be a custom-size pedestal or a plinth. Special designer fronts are also available, for example in collaboration with Michiel van der Kley. JSPR will be continuously expanding the range of materials.

 

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Sat 27.6.

‘Stickbee’ by Andreas Wiehl

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 27.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Stickbee' by Andreas Wiehl

'Stickbee' by Andreas Wiehl

Andreas Wiehl is Munich-based artist, art teacher and self-proclaimed inventor. With ‘Stickabee’ he presents a smart modular system and provides hope that art classes don’t have to end with painting and pottery.

‚Stickbee’ is a modular furniture system based on the 60-degrees angle. Six basic elements are monted to a hexagon, with no tools required. Two or more hexagons connect via a pug-in module, namely the ‚pirat’. The resulting structure, similar to a honeycomb, becomes more stable with its size increasing, thus making gaps in betweeen the elements possible. Thus the system can take a variety of shapes and can function as a shelf, a cupboard, a table, a bench, a chair or any combination of the latter.

'Stickbee' by Andreas Wiehl

'Stickbee' by Andreas Wiehl

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Fri 12.6.

‘Ljubljana’ system by Asobi for Movisi

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

'Ljubljana' cahir by Movisi

'Ljubljana' cahir by Movisi

The German manufacturer Movisi recently presented this modular system designed by the Slovenian designers Asobi.

The lightweight system allows different types of seating to be built. Short lounge chair or long public bench – two different Ljubljana modules (with backrest and without backrest) offer endless design possibilities.

The system features slices made from ARPRO® (Expanded Polypropylene), that are connected with a thread rod to create seating isles for different interior settings. An outdoor version with UV treatment is available (on request).

'Ljubljana' bench by Movisi

'Ljubljana' bench by Movisi

The ‘Ljublijana’ chair is quick to construct and quick to change; unique and diverse in its capabilities to modify its design as many times as the end user chooses to. The compositions can be up to 6m long.

Construction

Construction

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