BA table by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design
At this year’s ICFF the New York-based contract furniture manufacturer Itoki Design, a subsidiary of Itoki Japan, launched its first collection designed by the US designer and Itoki Design’s creative director Jeff Miller.
A good example of the comprehensible design of the collection is the BA table which is made of bent steel with powdercoat finish – the construction is totally transparent. BA saddles up next to either desk or sofa for placing accessories or working with a laptop.
'RR chair' by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design
My favourite piece, the RR chair combines a fully upholstered look with surprisingly lightweight construction. It consists of stacking steel frames in powdercoat colors compliment the fabric covers of unique self-cushioning material.
The DC is a simple sofa for lounge area or casual meeting delineated by a steel frame that cradles symmetrical cushions.
'DC Sofa' by Jeff Miller for Itoki Design
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Kaleidos by Michele De Lucchi and Sezgin Aksu for Caimi Brevetti
Kaleidos is the result of a design idea from Michele De Lucchi and Sezgin Aksu, supported by the use of state-of-the-art moulding technologies and techniques now used by Italian manufacturer Caimi Brevetti, and used for the first time in the ‘seat universe’. The three- dimensional texture of Kaleidos smoothly wraps the whole seat without interrupting continuity: this characteristic quality is a technique of genius and is particularly beautiful at the rounded edges, which are completely finished along the whole perimeter. The transparent seats are characterised by three-dimensional reflections and transparencies that change discreetly according to light, shadows and point of observation. The white and black seats have a particularly smooth surface finish with silk or wool effect enhanced by the bending shape. The copolymer used to make the seat of Kaleidos has a high mechanical performance and a particular flexibility which is emphasised by the ergonomic wraparound shape of the seat.
The 4-legged frame can be easily stacked.
The materials together with the design make this chair particularly comfortable. Kaleidos has pure lines, enriched by the very special finishing of the seat surface, which offers three-dimensional optical effects and pleasing reflections; the unusual the unusual texture confers a totally new and pleasant tactile effect. For the seat, consisting of just one piece, a 100% recyclable copolymer with good resistance to chemical agents and pleasing optical qualities was selected, and is available in transparent finish with three-dimensional effect, black with silk effect, or white with wool effect.
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'Tio' indoor/outdoor collection by Massproductions
The British and Swedish designers Chris Martin and Magnus Elebäck formed their company Massproductions after ten years working side by side as consultants for the furniture industry. In February this year they presented their first collection at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Their wire chair ‘Tio’ is special for its exceptional comfort, using a minimal amount of materials. The ‘Tio’ family consists of a chair, an easy chair, a low table and a coffee table. All the pieces are stackable and made of powder coated steel wire.
All pieces are stackable
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