Posts tagged as 'plywood'
'Houdini' new upholstered version by Stefan Diez for e15
The German manufacturer e15 will showcase some new pieces of the plywood series by Stefan Diez at this year’s Milan Design Week: the ‘Houdini’ armchair in a new upholstered version and the lounge chair ‘Leo’ – based on the same, sophisticated construction principle as ‘Houdini’. Both pieces will be showcased at two locations: at the Salone del Mobile in Hall 20, stand E16 and at the e15 showroom in Via Tortona 31.
'Tokyo' chaise-longue by Charlotte Perriand
During this year’s Salone del Mobile the Italian manufacturer Cassina will present its first outdoor collection including the ‘Tokyo’ chaise-longue by Charlotte Perriand from 1940. It is the first time this extraordinary piece, conceived during Perriands stay in Japan, is in serial production. Cassina offers the design in several types of wood: bamboo, teak and beech. The outdoor collection also includes some of the most important designs by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanerette.
'Brigitte' shelter by Enrique Illanez
At the D3 contest during this year’s imm cologne the young designer Enrique Illanez Schoenenberger presented his beasutiful shelter ‘Brigitte’. Small wooden shingles are sewn together to form the roof and the walls, and are then draped over a simple metal frame.
'TON' stools by Mark Braun, photo by Inka Recke
The Berlin based designer Mark Braun presented amongst others this series of simple and handy stools at the D³ Professionals, an exhibition at this year’s imm cologne, dedicated to young designers and labels. ‘TON’ is made from laminated wood in bleeched and smoaked oak.
'South Pond' by Studio Gang, photo by Steve Hall ©Hedrich Blessing
The Chicago based Studio Gang realised this boardwalk for the redesigned ‘South Pond’ of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Made of recycled plastic milk bottles the pavilion circumscribes the pond and passes through different educational zones describing animals, plants and habitats and provides shelter for open-air classrooms on the site. Their structures, inspired by the tortoise shell, consist of a series of pre-fabricated wooden members interconnected and milled to give global curvature to the surface, creating a column-free space for gathering.
'Entre les lignes' by Keyne Dupont
The French designer Keyne Dupont realised this table made from three layers of bent plywood which are smartly clamped to the solid wooden legs and fixed by a vertical metal pin.
'Wogg 50' by Jörg Boner for Wogg, photo by Milo Keller
The Swiss manufacturer Wogg recently launched a new edition of the ‘Wogg50’ plywood chair, designed by Jörg Boner. The chair recieved the Interior Innovation Avard 2011 and will be presented at next year’s imm cologne from 18-23 January 2011 in Halle 3.2 am Stand D-033 (Pure Village).
The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart; publisher: gestalten
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In the new two-volume work ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ by Marilyn Neuhart and John Neuhart the authors take a journey through time, going back both to the early beginnings of modern furniture design and to their own past. The focus of this book is therefore not, as is the case in the volume ‘Eames Design’ by the same two authors, on recording the entire Eames creative output complete with films, graphics and exhibitions. ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ concentrates on the furniture design and the background to the great myth, as well as the origins of the entire Eames empire. The book deals with the numerous influences of other designers who have become famous, as well as with the loyal staff who worshipped the legendary designer pair. Again and again there is reference to the fact that Charles and Ray Eames demanded unconditional devotion to work, both from themselves and others.