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…)
Detail view of the 'JL 3 Faber' bistro table by Loehr; photo by Stefan Höderath
Established only few months ago, in December 2011, Loehr is a Hamburg-based family-run brand specialiasing in design and development, manufacture and distribution of premium furniture made from natural materials. As part of their first collection, Loehr has unveiled this series of ‘JL Faber’ stools and tables designed by Julian Löhr during this year’s edition of imm cologne fair. Developed in solid oak, ‘JL Faber’ encompasses four products: a stool, bar stool, and a side and bistro tables. Characterised by a clean, geometric form of the three-legged base reminiscent of the ‘traditional half-timbered houses of northern Europe’, the ‘JL Faber’ collection is available in natural oak or stained in five colours. (more…)
Established in 1898, Dinesen is a Danish family-owned manufacturer of world-famous solid wood planks. Made from carefully selected trees which are between 80 and 120 years old, some of Dinesen’s acclaimed hard-wearing planks reach up to an astonishing 15 meters in length. During our recent trip to Denmark, Architonic has paid a visit to the sawmill of this truly artisanal company and got a rare chance to watch, and capture, the meticulous production process of some of world’s best wooden floorboards. (more…)
The Swiss designer Florian Hauswirth has a quiet intresting biography: before he started his study at the University of Applied Arts Nordwestschweiz he worked for five years as a model builder in the development department of Vitra in Birsfelden, Switzerland, realising prototypes and design models for namable designers such as Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Alberto Meda, Antonio Citterio, Philippe Starck etc. – probably the best school to analyse and understand high-quality design. Today, he develeops his own projects and is also involved in the Swiss platform ‘Postfossil’.
‘mwc’ chair is one of his most recent drafts, a three-legged chair with a moveable backrest made from solid wood.
The French label Moustache will present this beautiful little piece of furniture by the Paris based designer Inga Sempé during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Have a look at the video, which describes the principle of ‘Balcon’.
'Osso' chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi
The Bouroullec brothers will presents these two novelties during the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan: ‘Osso’ (engl.: ‘Bone’) is a new solid wooden chair for the small, family-owned company Mattiazzi that has been manufacturing chairs for others since about forty years. The chair’s processing is based on highly skillful handcraft combined with a sophisticated CNC set of tools.
'Remix' dinging table by Gesa Hansen for The Hansen Family
The Hansen Family is a sub label of the well-known German manufacturer Hans Hansen and was founded by the Hansen daughter Gesa after her graduation at Bauhaus Universität in Weimar and several years of work experience at different design studios. The ‘Remix’ collection is a range of solid wooden, down-to-earth furniture and refers to the label’s Scandinavian roots – this dining room table is the newest piece.
These bowls by the Norwegian designer duo StokkeAustad are a beautiful example of modern, high quality handcraft and represent a masterpiece of turnery. Made from a single piece of Norwegian ash the pieces combine material-typical characteristics: the compactness of the solid, heavy base and the delicateness of the bowl’s thin wall.
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