The Swedish manufacturer Offecct presented a wide range of novelties during this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair – amongst pieces by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Luca Nichetto and Mario Ruiz this new large and generous sofa by the Swedish designer Monica Förster. ‘Grand’ comes in a right, a left and a straight version with an accompanying footstool and an optional divan.
Finn Juhl meets FurnID: 'Frost' by the Danish designers FurnID for Stouby
The manufacturer Stouby is one of these numberless old-established, family-run furniture companies you can find in the Danish provincial backwater. Founded in 1902 Stouby has always been specialised in upholstered furniture. Have a look at Stouby’s novelties, presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair for the first time.
Naoto Fukasawa realised this puristic three-seater sofa for the Italian manufacturer De Padova. ‘Tomo’ is characterised by a clear composition of independently applied seating, arm- and backrest and an exposed supporting frame in aluminium tubing with internal steel reinforcement.
At this year’s imm cologne ClassiCon presented the extended ‘Munich’ collection, a result of a collaboration between the internationallly active architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton and the the German manufacturer. The armchair was originally designed for the newly built Brandhorst Museum in Munich. We met Louisa Hutton, co-founder of Sauerbruch Hutton, Philipp Eckhoff, product designer at Sauerbruch Hutton and Benoit Steenackers, product developer at ClassiCon for a short interview.
During this year’s imm cologne the Dutch designer Frederik Roijé presented his new sofa at the ‘Passages’ – the fair’s satallite events in the city of Cologne. ‘Slow Sofa’ is a family of nine elements that can be applied in many compositions at various locations. With its wooden storage space it unites side table and upholstery in one piece.
'Xistera' armchair by Samuel Accoceberry with Jean Louis Iratzok, photo by Martin y Zentol
The French designers Samuel Accoceberry and Jean Louis Iratzoki created this family of armchairs and sofa characterised by alcove-shaped wooden structure filled with a sophisticated cane work. ‘Xistera’ was realised by the for the French brand Pyrenea, a label consiting of five companies from south-west France manufacturing hotel furnishing and up market contract furniture.
'Moody Nest' by Hanna Emelie Ernsting, photo by Evi Künstle
“Form follows moods” – under this motto the German designer and graduate of Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe and École Nationale Supérieure des Art Décoratifs in Paris realised a series of three furniture that focus on the user’s emotional and physical condition – amongst them my favourite piece ‘Moody Nest’.
This futuristic convertible sofa is a redesign of a famous de Sede classic brought back to the collection with some alternations carried through by the Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. Don’t miss to get an introduction of all the functions at the de Sede booth at imm cologne 2011.
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