The New York based design studio around Jonah Takagi will be present at this year’s Salone Satellite, the exhibition platform for young designers during the Salone del Mobile di Milano, with two new pieces. The ‘Big Bounce’ is a table lamp inspired by the typical film set spots, where the light is projected on a refelctive surface to create a diffused, indirect light source. The lamp is composed of a wooden base and a laser cut and powdercoated steel body. The light source is a 7 W high output LED.
The French designer and protégé of the French association VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing) Elise Gabriel recently unveiled some new products realised in close collaboration with the cellulose manufacturer Zelfo Technology. The Zelfo material is based on upcycled fibre-based waste which can be recycled into a new biodegradable highly versatile composite. The new pieces are currently showcased at Galerie Gosserez in Paris.
The Swedish design and architectural practice Claesson Koivisto Rune realised, in close cooperation with the wood pulp producer Södra, this new table lamp for the young lighting label Wästberg. We met Ola Rune, co-founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune and Henrik Wettergren from Södra at tis year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair and talked about the intresting processing of this piece. Enjoy!
'The Nest' rattan Lounge chair by Per Brolund and Em Riem, produced by Cambodian Modern Rattan
WWF initiated the design and production of contemporary, sustainable rattan furniture together with Swedish designers, graduates from Lund University, in cooperation with local producing companies. The European Union funded programme focuses on sustainable production and processing of rattan in the Mekong region. The first results were exhibited during this year’s Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt.
halloessen and Kontor Kontur exhibition at Greenhouse 2011 in Stockholm
This year’s Greenhouse – the young designer’s exhibition during the Stockholm Furniture Fair – had again a lot to offer. One of the most beautiful exhibitions was the shared booth of the German designers from halloessen and the Gothenburg based designer trio Kontor Kontur – an artful interplay of graphical decoration, delicate textile design and sophisticated furniture and accessories.
Benjamin Hubert's 'Crane' task light for Swedish manufacturer Örsjö
Young British designer and winner of numerous design awards Benjamin Hubert has created a highly architectural task lamp for Swedish manufacturer Örsjö, currently on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011.
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