Posts tagged as 'Søren Rose'

'The Hardwearing' by Henrik Tjærby, curated by Søren Rose; photo by Angela Moore

On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the renowned, family-run textile brand Kvadrat has invited a number of internationally acclaimed designers who, under the guidance of seven curators, were commissioned to reinterpret one of Kvadrat’s most iconic upholstery fabrics, Hallingdal 65, in a modern concept. Among the 32 designers from across Europe, USA and Asia were some of today’s best and brightest talents in product and industrial design such as New Yorker Stephen Burks, Vienna-based Studio mischer’traxler or the Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin, to name just a few while Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Hans Maier-Aichen, Constance Rubini, Andre Fu and Jeffrey Bernett were appointed as curators. ‘Hallingdal 65′ exhibition was on view between 17 - 22 April on Milan’s Via Luca Beltrami and will now be presented during the ICFF fair in New York (18 – 22 May) in Jil Sander Showroom, 30 Howard Street. (more…)

Mater collection

The most obvious way to produce sustainable and eco-friendly furniture is still the ‘old fashioned’ way – local materials and high quality locally manufactured. The Danish manufacturer Mater pays tribute to the ‘simpler time in our lives’. In 2008 it created together with Copenhagen based designer Søren Rose the ‘High School History Lesson’ series – a limited edition of furniture produced from recycled gym floorboards. With ‘Gymnasium’ they launched a mass-produced series that uses renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. All pieces are manufactured by Denmark’s oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen carpentry.

'Gymnasium' oak edition

“Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create… For every one of the million of products we use to improve the quality of our lives, there are associated environmental, ethical and social consequences. while some products have a small environmental bearing, others consume finite resources in vast quantities and are produced under conditions of labour abuse and environmental damage.”

'Gymnasium' pine edition

'Gymnasium' old edition

to the ‘Gymnasium’ website

'Tripart' chair by KIBISI for Quinze + Milan

Quinze Milan recently unveiled the novelties they are going to show during this year’s Salone del Mobile. Amongst them the beautiful series of aluminium tables by the Chinese designer Zhili Liu which looks a bit like the inordinate version of a table by our friend Nosigner.


“Its exposed sunken screws bolt together the table top with all the “branches” of table legs, forming dozens of stable triangles, which make the table top part of the frame to share the stress in the legs, thus material needed to make a table is minimized”, the designer explains.


You will find all products live in Hall 12 – Booth C23.

'Shrub' tables by Zhili Liu for Quinze + Milan

'One Leg Down' by Søren Rose for Quinze + Milan

The Danish designer Søren Rose foud inspiration in the traditional kitchen chop block for his new series of side coffee tables. The colouful stripe is made from Corian.

'BW1' soga by Max Wehberg for Quinze + Milan

'Atoll' armchair by Jacob Mac Farlane for Quinze + Milan

more Quinze + Milan products @ Architonic