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Posts tagged as 'wood'

'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…)

Sat 25.2.

‘Tab’ stool by Nadadora for Sancal (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'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.

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The intricate detailing of the 'Plug and Play' table leg by Studiokepenic

Next up in our imm cologne 2012 preview series we would like to introduce you to this novel, customisable modular table system devised by two young designers; Mia Kepenek and Nicholas Frei of the recently-established Zurich-based label Studiokepenic. As its name aptly suggest, the table design enables the user to convert the object from a coffee into a dining table without a hitch but by ‘simply by plugging together the shapely, turned leg elements.’ The table will be presented as part of the D3 Design Talents show at the fair which opens on 16 January. (more…)

Mon 9.1.

Marquetry in modern design

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 09.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

"Inlay" collection designed by Front for PORRO

We associate it with Louis XVI, art nouveau furniture and the wall decorations of clubhouses, but when we talk about it we are generally referring to something quite different…

 

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Wed 21.12.

‘Cage-B’ bookcase by Massimo Castagna for Henge (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Cage' bookshelf by Massimo Castagna for Henge

Following his similarly-neat ‘Strip’ chair, the Italian architect and designer Massimo Castagna has created this linear, grid-like bookshelf suitably called ‘Cage-B.’ Manufactured by Henge, the handmade design was presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile fair in Milano and is available in a range of sizes and depths, made with heat treated and oil-finished Eucalyptus wood. (more…)