Posts tagged as 'Salone del Mobile 2012'

Chair by Jaime Hayón for &tradition

The renowned Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayón has collaborated with the Danish furniture brand &tradition on a new chair design whose prototype was presented at Spazio Hayón in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate. Inspired by ‘the harmony of curves’, the chair’s curvilinear, injection-moulded shell is available in variety of colours and materials: ‘from a basic naked shell to quality Kvadrat wool upholstery and a luxurious leather alternative.’ (more…)

'Duii' lamp by Diesel with Foscarini

Continuing their ongoing collaboration initiated back in 2009, the famous clothing brand Diesel and the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini have realised a new collection of lamps. Comprising five new pendant, table and floor lamp designs, the series of novelties includes this small, jolly model ‘Duii mini’. Inspired by both: its namesake Disney character and a form of ‘the headlight of a classic car’, ‘Duii mini’ is available in two colours; bright yellow or dark grey and the design was presented earlier last month at the Temporary Museum For New Design in Superstudio Piu. (more…)

'Melt down' pendant light by Johan Lindstén

Inspired by his recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, a young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has created this series of spherical, semi-translucent pendant lights called ‘Melt down’. Suspended from a simple, coloured lamp cord, the design features an oval shade whose form appears to have adapted to a protruding light bulb located within. ‘Melt down’ was showcased earlier in April at Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite. (more…)

The detail of 'Plastic Classic_Lacquered' chair by Pili Wu for Han Gallery

‘In Asia, the classical Ming-style chair is recognised as a symbol of social status and taste. Conversely, the widespread presence of the moulded plastic stool is overwhelmingly abundant because of its low price; making it another kind of “classic”’, explains the young Taiwanese designer Pili Wu whose striking, crimson red ‘Plastic Classic_Lacquered’ chair found itself the centre of attention at HAN Gallery‘s Ventura Lambrate exhibition. Featuring a characteristic-of-the-Ming-chair loop armrest and back, and a simple stool-like seat and legs, the beech wood chair was created in collaboration with artisan Tian-chang Jian who hand-lacquered the design with 20 layers of natural lacquer, thus creating a unique, ombré effect. (more…)

'IN-EI' lighting collection by Issey Miyake for Artemide

The acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and recent Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012 awards winner Issey Miyake has applied his trademark, ingenious 132 5 pleating technique to this new series of delicate textile lamps manufactured by the Italian brand Artemide. Called ‘IN-EI’ – Japanese for ‘shadow, shadiness, nuance’ – the collection comprises floor, table and pendant lamp designs, all of which were created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals (just like the 2010 132 5 clothing collection). Made of reclaimed PET bottle fibre, the lamps can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth.

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'Dusty Copper' by Jung-Cheng Su; photo by Nicolas Genta

‘Hot Tools’ was one of three exhibitions presented by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne on the occasion of this year’s Salone del Mobile. Showcasing the outcome of a workshop led by the acclaimed French designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet during which 20 Product Design (MA) students were asked to devise and build novel tools and forms which were most likely to result in an interesting, traditionally-blown glass objects, the exhibition featured eight innovative glass pieces as well as the novel devices which were employed in the production process. Watch the footage from this hugely innovative and inspiring workshop in the video below. (more…)

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, as seen by Architonic

In the next instalment of our ever-popular photo tours, we feature an inspirational selection of images from what without a doubt had to be one of the most inspiring and eclectic exhibitions which took place as part of Fuorisalone during this year’s Salone del Mobile fair. Featuring the most interesting products and exhibitions by Piet Hein Eek, Petite Friture, Daniel Rybakken, Metalarte, booo studio and many more, our Spazio Rossana Orlandi album is a true kaleidoscope of beautiful, unique and curious colours, textures and forms. Enjoy!

 

to Architonic’s photo tour of Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Detail of 'Triz In' stoll by Michael Blumenfeld

Following his ‘research to find the boundaries of raw material properties,’ a young Israeli designer and recent Industrial design Graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Michael Blumenfeld has realised this neat solid wood stool called ‘Triz In’ (Hebrew for ‘wedge’). Based on the principle of splitting wedge, the curvilinear stool is constructed by insertion of three wedges between two thin plates of wood without the use of any additional parts or joints. Watch how a plain, untreated plank is transformed into a finished stool in the video below. (more…)