Posts tagged as 'wood'
Detail of Burri's Landi bench materialised in Natwood
Wood in the Public Space – an Exciting Challenge: we identify a city based on its buildings, its landscape architecture, and its density – however, it is above all the city furniture that makes a cityscape unique and distinctive.
City furniture must have a timeless design, be extremely resistant, and above all must stay beautiful for a long time at minimum maintenance. The life cycle costs of a city infrastructure are an important factor for investment decisions. With wood especially, there may be long-term problems caused by standing water or moss which damages the surface and adversely affects aesthetics, safety and user comfort. This means that life cycle costs could be significantly reduced if these weaknesses could be eliminated without a coating while at the same time substantially increasing durability.
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'Stack' occasional table by Nathan Yong for Living Divani
Following the ‘Bolle’ coffee table he designed for Living Divani in 2009, the Singapore-based designer Nathan Yong continues his collaboration with the Italian manufacturer who will present Yong’s latest product, an occasional stackable table, during next month’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Aptly named ‘Stack’, the design is composed of set of three, differently-coloured natural wood tables which ‘ can be moved around and stacked according to one’s favourite configuration.’ (more…)
'SML LR' bookshelf by Luna Seo; photo by Stephanie Weigner
Luna Seo, a young South Korean designer currently completing her studies at Stockholm’s Konstfack, has recently completed this series of asymmetric, solid wood bookshelves called ‘SML LR’. The collection, which includes three, variously sized models that can be used either on their own or in combination with each other, will be presented next month at Ventura Lambrate during the Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan. (more…)
'The living structure' furniture concept by David Hanauer
Extremely simple in its structure yet serving multiple functions, this geometric frame called ‘The living structure’ has been devised by a young German designer David Hanauer. The reduced, skeletal form of the piece allows the user to adapt it according to particular needs – with the addition of a powder-coated aluminium sheet, the maple-wood structure can be transformed into a wall-mounted shelf or a simple, freestanding table. Presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne, the concept was nominated for the Interior Innovation Award 2012. Watch ‘The living structure’ come to life in the video below. (more…)
Production process of Dinesen's hard-wearing solid-wood floor planks; photo © Architonic
Established in 1898, Dinesen is a Danish family-owned manufacturer of world-famous solid wood planks. Made from carefully selected trees which are between 80 and 120 years old, some of Dinesen’s acclaimed hard-wearing planks reach up to an astonishing 15 meters in length. During our recent trip to Denmark, Architonic has paid a visit to the sawmill of this truly artisanal company and got a rare chance to watch, and capture, the meticulous production process of some of world’s best wooden floorboards. (more…)
'Tab' stool by Nadadora for Sancal
A Valencia-based design studio Nadadora have realised this minimalist, curved chestnut veneer stool for a Spanish furniture brand Sancal. Available in two heights and in wide range of shades, ‘Tab’, which can also be used as a small coffee table, was inspired by ‘trobos’: a Spanish word that describes hives made from hollow logs, very typical of the northern Iberian Peninsula. (more…)
'Hoof' tables by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition
The award-winning British designer Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this collection of solid oak lounge tables for the Danish manufacturer &tradition. Featuring a beveled, tapered legs and launched during Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012, ‘Hoof’ is available in five different colours: grey, black, natural, white-pigmented oil and light blue as well as two various sizes. (more…)
'Staccato' shelving unit by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger
The multidisciplinary design practice Atelier Oï has recently realised this cleverly-constructed, natural solid ash shelving unit for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Röthlisberger. Composed of multiple interlocking shelfs, the rhythmic, multigrid structure of ‘Staccato’ is ideal for large format books as well as smaller volumes and decorative items while the unit itself can also function as a functional room divider which can be extended in endless combinations.