Detail of ‘Stool 01′ by Daphna Laurens for Wittmann; photo by Daphna Laurens
On the occasion of this year’s edition of Vienna Design Week which took place earlier in autumn (28.09 – 07.10.2012), Eindhoven-based design duo Daphna Laurens have been commissioned by the Austrian upholstered furniture specialist Wittmann Company to ‘exchange design ideas and produce a tangible outcome, be it a product or installation.’ Following this brief, the studio have realised this striking and decidedly tangible, two-piece seating collection which was presented at the Passionwege exhibition. (more…)
imm cologne 2012, as seen by Architonic
The new fair season has kicked off with imm cologne 2012, which took place earlier last week (16-22 January) and naturally, Architonic was there once again.
But if, unlike us, you were not among those 115.000 visitors who explored the fair, despair not. Instead, follow the link below to join us on a photographic journey through this year’s edition of imm cologne. With more than hundred images featuring the most interesting novelties from Conde House, Desalto, de Sede, team by wellis, die Collection, Flexform, Kristalia, Kymo, lapalma, Porada, Porro, Punkalive, Walter Knoll, Wittmann, Woodnotes or Zeitraum just to name a few, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!
to Architonic’s tour of imm cologne 2012, Part 1
'Vienna' by Jean Nouvel for Wittmann
The Austrian manufacturer Wittmann is especially known for its high-quality upholstery furniture. In their Viennese showroom Wittmann presents from March 25, 2011 the result of a very special encounter: The new, highly sober seating furniture collection ‘Vienna’ designed by non other than Jean Nouvel. The cooperation started when Wittmann was commissioned to produce the seating furniture for Vienna’s new Sofitel.