Inspired by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge “peeking through the fog”, the Californian designer Chad Wright has realised this extremely reduced, metal-and-wood chair for the young San Francisco-based furniture brand Council. Available in variety of vibrant as well as muted colours, the stackable ‘Twig’ chair comes in two versions intended for either outdoor or indoor use.
London-based design duo Assemblyroom have recently unveiled their latest product, this minuscule, vibrantly-coloured stool called ‘Hyde’. Launched at designjuction during the London Design Festival, the fully-upholstered stackable design is produced by specialist automotive manufacturers known for their high standards and top-quality work for the British luxury car manufacturers such as Jaguar or Bentley. (more…)
The acclaimed French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with the American chair specialists Emeco on this environmentally-friendly, stackable chair called ‘Broom’. Unveiled earlier this month during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair, the chair is made from reclaimed polypropylene and discarded wood fibre – a ‘compound of industry waste from lumber factories and industrial plastic plants.’ Watch Philippe Starck tell the story of his new collaboration with Emeco in the video below. (more…)
The young Swedish label Massproductions, founded by the designers Chris Martin and Magnus Elebäck presented their novelties – for the first time the duo also realised some upholstered pieces – on a beautiful booth during this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. We met Chris Martin for a short introduction. Enjoy!
The Berlin based designers böttcher+henssler recently completed this elegant stackable multi-purpose chair. ‘LUC’ is composed of two bands, a flat wide one made from bent 2mm aluminum sheet – it forms the backrest and seat. And another one made from steel tube, which provides the base.
Achille Castiglioni's 'Sancarlo' sofa and armchair, produced by Tacchini and presented in early October in the designer's Milan studio
There’s something particularly pleasing about a designer’s iconic pieces being shown in their own studio, years after they were first launched – especially when the creative in question is Italian design legend Achille Castiglioni.
With his ‘Pressed Chair’ the London based designer Harry Thaler presents a pressed aluminium chair, made from 1 m² of 2,5 mm aluminium sheet, which has been bent into shape to form a super-light, stackable chair. The piece – and this seems to be almost incredible – is extremely strong without any external structural support.
At this year’s imm cologne the Italian manufacturer presented the comprehensive re-edition of several Charlotte Perriand pieces for the first time to international public. Among them the ‘Ombra Tokyo’ chair from 1954. The lightweight and stackable chair is developed from a single die-pressed piece of curved ply. It was designed for in Japan for the ‘Synthèse des Arts’ exhibition (Le Corbusier, Férnand Léger, Charlotte Perriand).
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