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Posts tagged as 'veneer'

'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk for Böwer

Elisa Strozyk’s ‘Wooden Carpet’ has probably been one of the most published object of the last months. The old-established German manufacturer Böwer took it into production and developed in collaboration with the young German desiger a variety of patterns and details, composed of different types of wood for this beautiful sculptural piece.

'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk for Böwer

'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk for Böwer

'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk for Böwer

‘Namu’ is a table series consisting of a coffee table and a side table designed by the Berlin based practice böttcher+henssler. The smartness of the tables lies in the triangular profile of the three identical laminated veneer elements, which are joined mid-way to form a trunk. ‘Namu’ is available in oak, olive and black.

'Namu' by böttcher+henssler for Böwer

'NAMU' by böttcher+henssler for Böwer

to the Böwer website

'Wood' table lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' table lamp by Fredrik Mattson

The collaboration between the Swedish manufacturer Zero and the Stockholm based designer Fredrik Mattson has been going on for several years now. At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair the successful team presented ‘Wood’ (this product name seems to be popular this year), a new series of interior lighting. The base of each model is a cylindric veneered body which is connected to an accordant reflector – made from matt opal glass for the pendant lights and painted aluminum or copper for the table lamp.

'Wood' pendant lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' pendant lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' pendant lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' pendant lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' ceiling lamp by Fredrik Mattson

'Wood' ceiling lamp by Fredrik Mattson

more Zero products @ Architonic

to the Fredrik Mattson interview @ Architonic

'Wooden carpet' by Elisa Strozyk

'Wooden carpet' by Elisa Strozyk

The young Berlin based textile designer Elisa Strozyk recently received this year’s German Design Award for Newcomers. After studying surface and textile design at Weißensee Designschool in Berlin, she recently graduated from Central St. Martins College in London. Her ‘wooden textiles’ convinced the jury, who underlined the formal originality, the emotional and symbolic quality and the innovativeness of Elisa’s work.

The prize was awarded by the German Design Council and the German Ministry of Economics.

'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk

'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk

'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk

'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk

to the Elisa Strozyk website

Mon 2.11.

‘Mint’ – the new Latvian label

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

'Air' chair by Mint

'Air' chair by Mint

Rauzas Company, the 1997 founded Latvian furniture manufacturer recently launched its new label ‘Mint’. At this year’s ‘Neue Räume’ in Zurich they presented their first collection, a range of modular and easy to combine furniture.

Mint kitchen

Mint kitchen

All Mint furniture are made out of ash-tree grown in Latvia as well as high quality veneer. Stainless steel and plastic elements are used for details and strapping.

Wooden basket by Mint

Wooden basket by Mint

Mint bathroom

Mint bathroom

Floormat by Mint

Floormat by Mint

Mint sideboard

Mint sideboard

to the Mint website

Mon 19.10.

‘Nomad’ table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 19.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for arco

'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

At this year’s Milan fair Arco presented this lightweight portable table designed by Jorre van Ast – it is the first product the young designer created for the Dutch manufacturer.

Even if it is hard to believe from the constructive point of view: this piece of furniture is made entirely and exclusively from wood, without any metal reinforcement. Different kinds wood, each with their own specific properties and qualities, are crafted together to create the perfect lightweight rigidity. The table top is constructed as a threedimensional sandwich with a core made from honeycomb, balsawood and thin poplar wood sheet material.

'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

The legs are made of solid ash.

The ingenuity of the design is concealed beneath the table top where it is virtually invisible. The table top is 68mm thick in the centre yet tapers to just 10mm at the sides. So the table is sufficiently stable yet looks fabulously slim. The whole table top is finished with oak veneer, which also covers the tapered underside of the table.

'Nomad' by Jorre van Ast for Arco

'Nomad' by Jorre van Ast for Arco

The thickness of the table top contains space for wooden screw threads, into which the legs are screwed. A beautiful example of traditional joinery craftsmanship. The legs are octagonal in shape to give them sufficient grip. This serves as both a functional element and a decorative element.

With the ‘Nomad’ table Jorre van Ast was finalist of the Dutch Design Awards 2009. During Dutch Design Week, the designs of all finalists and winners will be exhibited from 17 through 25 October in the Brainport Greenhouse on the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven.

Detail: 'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

Detail: 'Nomad' table by Jorre van Ast for Arco

to the Arco website

Jorre van Ast at last year’s Okay Studio exhibition in London @ Architonic

'New Veneer' by bkm

'New Veneer' by bkm in cooperation with RoHol

‘New Veneer’ is the new collection of furniture the Vienna-based practice bkm created in close cooperation with RoHol, a company in Upper Austria producing veneer panels. It is showcased at the Artmark Galerie within the Vienna Design Week.

'New Veneer' by bkm and RoHol

'New Veneer' by bkm and RoHol

“bkm develops its products through research, analytically, with a view to the concrete deficit of existing solutions. Exploration incorporates archetypes, roots from cultural history, and social developments. Also purposefully integrated is the heritage of design history.”

With ‘New Veneer’ bkm and RoHol developed various methods to change veneer surfaces and applied them to different types of storing furniture.

Meterial pattern by RoHol

Material pattern by RoHol

'New Veneer' by bkm and RoHol

'New Veneer' by bkm and RoHol

to the bkm website

to the RoHol website

'Lumiwood' detail by Rita Baek

'Lumiwood' detail by Rita Baek

At this year’s 100%Futures the young corean designer Rita Baek who made her Master in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metal work and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art presented her latest creations – a collection of crafted table and floor lamps made from veneer laminated on canvas.

'Lumiwood' table lamp by Tita Baek

'Lumiwood' table lamp by Tita Baek

'Lumiwood' by Rita Baek

'Lumiwood' by Rita Baek

to the Rita Baek website

'Arba' pendant light

'Arba' pendant light

The Swiss manufacturer Belux recently presented ‘Arba’, a new collection of wooden lamps designed by the Italian and Spanish designers Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez.

The shade for standing and table lamps is held by five interwoven strips also in maple which are smoothed down and oiled.

'Arba' floorlamp

'Arba' floorlamp

'Arba' table lamp

'Arba' table lamp

A steel cable allows the suspension light to swing gently and the crimson textile fiber power cable adds even stronger emphasis to its appearance.

'Arba' pendant and floorlamp

'Arba' pendant and floorlamp

more Belux products @ Architonic

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