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Posts tagged as 'wood'

'Lankku' chaise longue by Sanelma Hihnala for By Corporation

‘Lankku’ chaise longue by Sanelma Hihnala for By Corporation

The natural beauty of birch wood is evident in Sanelma Hihnala’s ‘Lankku’ chaise longue, with natural bark present on both sides giving the impression of a chair “emerging from nature out of the wilderness and in transition to the contemporary environment.”

 

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'Spike' chair by Alexander Lervik for Gallery Pascale

‘Spike’ chair by Alexander Lervik for Gallery Pascale

20 years ago pioneer gallerist Pascale Cottard-Olsson arrived in Sweden and brought the first modern design gallery to Stockholm. Originally from France, Cottard-Olsson has since discovered a lot of young talent in Sweden and through the influential position of the gallery, and gallerist, many designers have gotten their first serious attention.

 

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Mon 29.10.

Soul Man: Ask Emil Skovgaard

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Six Legs’ table with ‘Kora’ chairs: ‘The quality of materials and craftsmanship is really high, so I imagine that people will own them for many years’

If the Slow Design movement were looking for a poster boy, Ask Emil Skovgaard would undoubtedly be on the shortlist. Treading a fine and virtuosic line between design, craft and art, the Copenhagen-based creative’s work is, among other things, an expression of pure material joy and a comment on the, often compromised, value of fast-paced production. Architonic talks to the Skovgaard about his patient approach. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

read Simon Keane-Cowell’s interview with Ask Emil Skovgaard in full on Architonic

Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs by AHEC and RCA

The American Hardwood Export Council has collaborated with product design students at the Royal College of Art in London to create a stunning exhibition of hardwood chairs at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the 2012 London Design Festival. The culmination of an eight month project that encompassed wood and chair making workshops, an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and a rigorous design and making process. (more…)

‘Infinity Bench’ by Martino Gamper; photo by Petr Krejci

On the occasion of this year’s edition of the London Design Festival, Italian-born UK-based designer Martino Gamper has teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council to create this 6-meters-long ‘Infinity Bench’. Composed of multiple slanting panels made of American red oak, soft maple, ash, yellow birch and tulipwood, ‘Infinity Bench’ was inspired by the Italian concept of autoprogettazione (translated as self‐made) and the design was on view at the John Madejski Gardens at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. (more…)

Shoes, Books and a Bike by Thomas Walde for Postfossil

Thomas Walde, the Swiss industrial designer and co-founder of the Postfossil design collective has recently created this multifunctional bike stand-cum-shelving unit for the aforementioned Zurich-based brand. ’Shoes, Books and a Bike’, which can also double as a room divider in an open-plan living space or a studio, is made of three simple materials such as pine frame, coconut fibre and steel screws. (more…)

Fri 14.9.

‘SEPTEMBER’ bar stool by Mikhail Barashkov for Nikari (FI)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.09.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘SEPTEMBER’ bar stool by Mikhail Barashkov for Nikari; photo by Chikako Harada

Continuing Nikari‘s year-long DESIGNS FOR NATURE project, the renowned Finnish wood manufacturer has just released the latest, ninth product from the series called ‘SEPTEMBER’. Designed by the Russian architect and designer Mikhail Barashkov, the understated bar stool is composed of a number of solid elm wood strips which form both the seat as well as the backrest of this elegant and simple design. (more…)

Tue 31.7.

‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson (NO)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 31.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson; photo by Kaja Bruskeland

Taking her inspiration form an old workbench commonly used in wood workshops, the young Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has realised this pair of delicate, pared-down table lamps. Featuring a characteristic swivel screw tightening mechanism which in fact serves as a dimmer, similarly to Olsson’s ‘Skog‘ series,’Turn’ is also made of mouth blown glass and untreated wood but this time around, the designer decided to use birch instead of oak wood. (more…)

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