Posts tagged as 'sofa'
‘Float’ sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal
The prolific, award-winning Egyptian-born designer Karim Rashid has realised this bold, geometric sofa for the Spanish sofa specialists Sancal. Called ‘Float’, the proportionally top-heavy design is supported by delicate wooden legs and each of the sofa’s components, such as; arms, seat, back and headrest, can be modified and upholstered in a fabric of choice. Launched earlier this year, the sofa is available in three different sizes and is part of Sancal’s ‘Flash Collection‘ which also includes pieces by Luis Eslava, Rafa Garcia and Juan Ibáñez. (more…)
‘Aura’ sofa by Mikko Laakkonen for Inno
Helsinki-based designer Mikko Laakkonen has realised this boldly-coloured two-seater sofa for the Finnish furniture manufacturer Inno. Due to be presented next month at the upcoming edition of Habitare design fair (12 – 16 September), the upholstered ‘Aura’ features a simple, exposed steel frame and a raised back for increased privacy. The design, which can also serve as a room divider, is available in multiple colourways. (more…)
‘Mutation Series’ by Maarten De Ceulaer; photo by Nico Neefs
Brussels-based designer Maarten De Ceulaer has realised this rather curious, biomorphic collection of foam furniture called ‘Mutation Series.’ Likened by the designer to a ‘virus or bacteria that has grown dramatically out of scale’, the series encompasses multiple seating designs with each piece being unique due to the irregularity of the design pattern. The collection was on show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. (more…)
‘Elysée’ armchairs by Pierre Paulin reissued by Ligne Roset
The French furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset has reissued this bold seating collection originally created by the late, much-acclaimed designer Pierre Paulin for the presidential Elysée Palace. Comprising an armchair, a footstool and a small settee model, ‘Elysée’ series has been reconstructed from Paulin’s plans using new materials such as multi-density polyurethane foam for increased comfort and durability. The range, which initially was developed in muted oatmeal shades, has now been released in vividly coloured wools and each of the models can also be upholstered in leather. (more…)
‘Lima’ armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini; photo by Andrea Ferrari
The acclaimed, Stockholm-based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently collaborated with the Italian furniture brand Tacchini on this collection of large, upholstered sofas and armchairs called ‘Lima‘. Similarly to the ‘Montevideo‘ model, also designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune in 2008, ‘Lima’ features a generously-sized seat based atop delicate, thin-legged frame. The collection was unveiled in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)
Ilmari Tapiovaara's 'Kiki' range, reissued by Artek; photo by Tuomas Uusheimo
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999) was an acclaimed Finnish interior architect and furniture designer.
Now, exactly 52 years after ‘Kiki’ range has won him the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1960, the renowned furniture brand Artek is about to rerelease this beautifully reduced collection of upholstered, tubular steel furniture. The series, which Tapiovaara developed after having designed an initial, space-saving stackable chair intended for use in large spaces such as conference halls and auditorium, now also includes a two- and three-seater sofa and bench models; a side, sofa and standard-height table, as well as our favourite, a small but brilliantly vibrant tangerine stool.
Detail view of the 3-seater version of 'Stream' sofa by Arik Levy for Palau
Designer, artist, technician, photographer and filmmaker – there seems to be no end to the talents of the ubiquitous Arik Levy and this time, the French-Israeli creative has collaborated with a Dutch design label Palau to create a modular, adjustable sofa system called ‘Stream’. Due to be showcased in March 2012 at Palau’s new showroom Design Post Amsterdam and Utrecht’s centre for interior design Toonkamer, the sofa is be available as either one-, two- and three-seater, with one of its elements functioning as a table with a conveniently-positioned, in-built storage unit.
'Katakana' sofa by Dare Studio
Ahead of this year’s edition of London’s 100%Design fair, the Brighton-based contemporary brand Dare Studio has recently expanded its already-impressive collection of handmade, elegant and timeless furniture. The new designs, which will be presented at the show later in September, include a highly-expressive coat stand developed in solid wood, a multifunctional storage system whose colourful modules reminded us of Eames’ iconic 1949 ESU Bookcase, as well as this well-proportioned leather-and-wood ‘Katakana’ sofa. (more…)