'Dice' storage system by Stefan Diez for Schönbuch
Earlier this year, the German designer Stefan Diez has created this modular, mix-and-match hallway storage programme for the entrance area furniture manufacturer Schönbuch. Composed from a number of simple, rectangular elements such as cabinet, wardrobe, sideboard, lift-up chest and a mirror, the wall-mounted fabric-covered ‘Dice’ system is available in three colourways – natural grey, warm grey with a red tinge and blue-grey. (more…)
'Houdini' new upholstered version by Stefan Diez for e15
The German manufacturer e15 will showcase some new pieces of the plywood series by Stefan Diez at this year’s Milan Design Week: the ‘Houdini’ armchair in a new upholstered version and the lounge chair ‘Leo’ – based on the same, sophisticated construction principle as ‘Houdini’. Both pieces will be showcased at two locations: at the Salone del Mobile in Hall 20, stand E16 and at the e15 showroom in Via Tortona 31.
The German manufacturer Wilkhahn presented at this year’s Orgatec some intresting novelties, amongst them the ‘Chassis’ chair by Stefan Diez and the office chair ‘ON’ by studio Wiege. Michael Englisch from Wiege and Stefan Diez were so kind to tell us more about it. Enjoy! (more…)
Made from deep-drawn sheet metal: 'Chassis' by Stefan Diez for Wilkhahn
The ‘Chassis’ chair by Stefan Diez, designed for the German manufacturer Wilkhahn was definitely one of the highlights of this year’s Orgatec! Its frame is entirely made with space-frame technology from the automotive world – a technique that has never been used within the furniture industry. ‘Chassis’ is the result of promising fundamental research Wilkhahn and Diez dared to start five years ago. Here we have some images of the comprehensive design and developement process. Enjoy!
After severals years of development the German manufacturer finally realised Stefan Diez’ ‘Chassis’ chair for serial production. Made entirely with space-frame technology from the automotive world – a deep-drawing technique of thin sheet metal – ‘Chassis’ is hollow and light. In contrast to the hand whetted prototype with a leather seat Wilkhahn presented two years ago, the 0-series showcased at this year’s Orgatec is combined with a four-millimetre thick, finely grained polypropylene seat – upholstered, textile and leather version will follow soon.
‘New Order’ – Either Stefan Diez is a big admirer of British New Wave (which would be one more reason to be fond of his taste), or he simply found a fitting name for the new modular and stackable shelving system he designed for the Britsh manufacturer Established & Sons. The basic frame made from owder-coated aluminium can be accessorised with optional elements, including shelving, door compartments, space dividers, trays and castors.
After the successful launch of Stefan Diez’ first plywood chair ‘Houdini’ for e15, the German manufacturer presented at this year’s Milan Fair the second result of this fruitful collaboration. ‘Bess’ and ‘Bessy’ are an idyllic development of the dynamic construction of the ‘Houdini’ chair. Both consists of an upholstered seat and a back made from flexible oak-veneered plywood, which is not upholstered. The back is gracefully bent around the back of the seat to form the back rest.
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