Posts tagged as 'Philippe Bestenheider'

Design Days 2009: tuk.tuk by Moyard in the Mamco courtyard

Some say it’s all about living in the moment. We say think about tomorrow.


Thursday 22 September sees the opening of the fifth annual edition of DESIGN DAYS, organised by the French-Swiss design and architecture magazine ‘Espaces contemporains’. The event brings together the best of contemporary design and functions as a design-cultural platform for meeting and exchange, aimed at both professionals and the general public. (more…)

'dS – 9045' by Philippe Bestenheider for De Sede

'dS – 9045' by Philippe Bestenheider for De Sede

The Swiss manufacturer De Sede presents these beautiful and geometrically complex pieces by the Milano based designer Philippe Bestenheider at this year’s imm cologne.

“The modular side table ’dS – 9045′ was the result ofa series of premlimiry models I made in paper which allowed me to develop the hinged and folding appearance in a playful fashion.” the designer explains.

It is available in aluminium is available in three colours: natural, bronze, brown.

'dS – 9045' by Philippe Bestenheider

'dS – 9045' by Philippe Bestenheider

“The lines of this easy chair ‘dS – 315′ are determined by a hand-sewn seam 26 metres in length. Like a crustacean’s shell, the enveloping outer skin reveals a soft inner life that affords a maximum of comfort – plus a sense of snug security.”

'dS – 9045' sidetable and 'dS – 315' armchair by Philippe Bestenheider for De Sede

'dS – 9045' side table and 'dS – 315' armchair by Philippe Bestenheider for De Sede

'dS – 315' by Philippe Bestenheider

'dS – 315' by Philippe Bestenheider

The accented seams underline the geometric composition of the armchair.

'dS – 315' by Philippe Bestenheider

'dS – 315' by Philippe Bestenheider

more De Sede products @ Architonic

'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.

more Varaschin products @ Architonic

more Philippe Bestenheider products @ Architonic

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