'Slim Jim' table by by Roland Graf for Fredericia Furniture
With no previous intention to venture into the area of furniture design, the Austrian artist Roland Graf has realised this simple wood-and-steel table, his first piece of furniture, following a personal request from his father who needed a large dining table for his retirement party. The oversized prototype, which Graf has hand-assembled from seven pine planks and metal without the use of any nails or glue, has now been scaled down and is produced by the famous Danish manufacturer, Fredericia Furniture. (more…)
'Tabula Rasa' table by Pudelskern is made of translucent natural soap; photo by Kresser Günter Fotografia
Following hemp, kenaf and polycaprolactone wax soap has become yet another unusual material employed in the furniture design showcased at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Created by the Austrian design practice Pudelskern, ‘Tabula Rasa’ is a table made of translucent natural soap and it was presented at the ‘Design Vision Austria’ exhibition in Zona Tortona.
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.
'transparent table' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi
The Japanese design practice Nendo will present some new works within a solo exhibition at the Galleria Jannone, 125 Corso Garibaldi, during this year’s Salone del Mobile from 12 – 17 April. ‘textured transparancies’ is a collection of objects which explore transparency’s infinite nuances. For the ‘transparent table’ – the first object of the collection – the designers cast clear acrylic in a wooden form with a strong grain. The result is a table top with e very unique optical effect.
The Belgian designer and master of convex surfaces Xavier Lust realised this desk for the Italian glass manufacturer FIAM Italia. ‘Graph’ – reminding a bit of a 1950s streamline-design – is made from 19 mm thick glass and composed of a top which is fixed to the elegantly curved base by polished stainless steel ties. The piece will be presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile at the FIAM Italia booth L11-M16 in Hall 5.
The French designer Inga Sempé realised this new table and chair for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs – a rather new challenge for the Paris based who has never worked with such a specialist for carpentry before. We met her in Stockholm and had a short chat about the pieces. Enjoy!
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.
'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.
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