Posts tagged as 'solid wood'
'Kokko' by Dan Sunaga for Karl Andersson
The Japanese, Gothenburg based designer Dan Sunaga recently unveiled this new series of coffee tables for the Swedish manufacturer Karl Andersson & Söner. ‘Kokko’ is composed of a veneer table top and solid wooden legs that can – due to a very smart and artful connection - easily be disassembled.
'Pirkka' stools by Imari Tapiovaara, now in production by Artek
On the occasion of Artek’s 75th anniversary the Finnish manufacturer, founded in 1935 by Alvar Aalto extended their collection with another range of Finnish classics – those by Ilmari Tapiovaara, a great admirer of Alvar Aalto. Artek has acquired the entire share capital of Aero Design Furniture, the company which produced the Tapiovaara pieces until now.
'Österlen' chair, back rest, detail, by Inga Sempé for Gärsnäs
The Paris based designer Inga Sempé recently completed this new chair and table for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs. Especially the chair is characterised by its flattened round timber which improves on the one hand the comfort of the back rest and enables an elegant joinery on the other hand.
'Breakdown' desk by Louie Rigano
The US designer and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design Louie Rigano realised this series of furniture. The construction is based on joineries which take a backseat to alternative methods that require no tools for assembly.
'Autoban' chair by Ingo Krapf, all images by Ingo Krapf, 2010
‘Autoban’ chair is the newest creation of the German designer Ingo Krapf and his contribution to this year’s INTERIEUR 2010 Design Competition. The completely CNC-milled, solid wooden chair reflects the designer’s thoughts, doubts and visions of modern processing technologies.
'Awkward' tables by Marte Frøystad, as part of the Furuhaelvetica project
Pine. When it comes to furniture design, it’s not really the kind of wood to set the heart racing. Think of pine and a raft of rather negative images comes all too readily to mind: bargain furniture outlet stores, student accommodation, cheaply made 1980s kitchens. You get the picture. But it’s all in the application, as a group of young Norwegian designers, collaborating as part of an ongoing workshop called Furuhaelvetica, proved at this year’s Designersblock show during the London Design Festival.
'The Mountain' by Tom Kühne
The Berlin based designer Tom Kühne is known for his narrative and fraught with meaning objects. With his newest works he again created dwelling objects that move away from the established prospect.
The massive ‘Mountain’ made from solid wood plays with our associations and perception this scenic topos evokes – Tom Kühne places it with all its monumental sublimeness as an archaic symbol into our daily ambience and uses the solid compound to create a new spatial structure.
'Divan' by Riccardo Arbizzoni for Riva 1920
‘Tra le Briccole di Venezia’ is a project initiated by the Italian manufacturer for high class solid wood furniture Riva 1920. 29 important figures in the world of design, of art and of fashion were invited to process an object that is an iconic part of the Venetian scene: the Briccole, the oak mooring posts that rise out of the lagoon. Eroded by the tides, the posts are given new life in the projects of these designers and transformed into objects of art and usage.