Posts tagged as 'plastic'

Thu 24.6.

‘Jack Black’ by Tom Dixon (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 24.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Jack Black' by Tom Dixon for Tom Dixon

There are many reasons for reissuing a design, but getting your hands on the original tool to make it is as good as any. Armed once more with the tooling that he himself fashioned back in the day in his own workshop, Tom Dixon has launched a black companion piece to his iconic, stackable ‘Jack Light’ (the latter manufactured by Eurolounge), whose colour serves to emphasise the product’s strongly graphic form. Made from plastic and rotary-moulded, ‘Jack Black’ can be used as seating or as an accessory, and comes without a light.

Tom Dixon's 'Jack Black' works particularly well as a companion piece to the existing 'Jack Light'



to Tom Dixon’s products on Architonic

'Babel' bookcase by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Its title recalling the Old Testament story of the tower that was built by the people of the earth at time when they spoke a single language, ‘Babel’ is a new bookcase designed by Mario Mazzer for Italian manufacturer Bonaldo. The result of rotomoulding, the piece has a highly sculptural, totemic presence. It will be launched as part of Bonaldo’s new collection at next month’s Milan Furniture Fair.

to the Bonaldo collections on Architonic

Mon 9.11.

‘Nook’ by Patrick Frey

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 09.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'NOOK' by Patrick Frey for VIAL

'NOOK' by Patrick Frey for VIAL

Patrick Frey designed this stool made from a single piece of plastic for the young label VIAL.

The clinching pattern is milled into the flipside of a VarioLine board. Subsequently the stool will be folded into its extraordinary shape. The whole piece is fixed at the bottom by an aluminium catch – without cementation or welding.

'NOOK' by Patrick Frey

'NOOK' by Patrick Frey

The interplay of tension and folding creates the striking design vocabulary of the NOOK which can only be realised in symbiosis with this designated material, a high tech plasctic from PolymerPark. The material just as the stool are manufactured in Dresden, Germany.

Processing 'NOOK'

Processing 'NOOK'

to the VIAL website

'Weld Collection' by Phil Cuttance

'Weld Collection' by Phil Cuttance

At this year´s Salone Satellite the New Zealand designer Phil Cuttance presented his collection of handcrafted furniture, which utilises hot-air plastic welding, a process commonly used to repair broken plastic parts. In the ‘Weld Collection’, this process is used to join thin plastic components together to create furniture featuring strong and decorative edges.

The joints are made with hot-air plastic welding

The joints are made with hot-air plastic welding

The process

The process

to the Phil Cuttance website

more News from Salone Satellite 2009 @ Architonic

The wooden construction refers to the artisan roots of the Italian manufacturer

The wooden construction refers to the artisan roots of the Italian manufacturer

After ‘Miura’ and ‘Myto’ it is the third chair that was developed in cooperation between Plank and Konstantin Grcic. The stackable chair, which clearly refers to Scandinavian classics, combines a wooden construction with an injection molded backrest.

Application areas:Contract, Gastronomy, Living and Office.

Technical details: Armchair, ash wooden structure – natural lacquered or stained- lacquered in black or wenge. Backrest in polypropylene in the colours in black, grey white, traffic red, wine red, light blue, yellow green. Stackable.

How plain can it be?

How plain can it be?

The back-/armrest in plastic moulding serves the chair’s structure

The back-/armrest in plastic moulding serves the chair’s structure

more Plank products @ Architonic

Tue 21.4.

‘Trattoria Chair’ by Jasper Morrison for Magis

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Trattoria Chair' by Jasper Morrison

'Trattoria Chair' by Jasper Morrison

Minimal as we know him – at this year´s Salone del Mobile in Milan the Italian manufacturer Magis will be presenting a new Jasper Morrison creation – the Trattoria Chair. The light and translucent backrest and seat is made of plastic and its corded surface adds stability to it with a minimal use of material.

The corded structure of the seat

The corded structure of the seat

more Magis products