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Posts tagged as 'wood'

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…)

Thu 8.12.

‘Tom & Jerry’ stools by Konstantin Grcic for Magis (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 08.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Tom & Jerry' stools by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

Having created one of Magis‘ most celebrated pieces – the angular, instantly-recognisable Chair_One in 2003, the ubiquitous German designer Konstantin Grcic continues his collaboration with the Italian manufacturer who has recently unveiled Grcic’s latest products, a pair of three-legged workshop stools. Made of solid beech, the archetypal, modest stool has been updated and reinterpreted by the Munich-based designer through the introduction of adjustable, contrastingly-coloured swivel screw made of self lubricant polypropylene. (more…)

'Zanco' modular container system by Eddie Figueroa

The Milan-based industrial designer Eddie Figueroa Feliciano has realised this wooden container system which stems from an idea of the simple architecture building system commonly found in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Islands Favelas prior to the industrialisation processes that were introduced after the Second World War.

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'M_Cocoon' pendant lamp by Gael Wuithier for Woodlabo (FR)

The young French furniture designer and carpenter Gael Wuithier, who has established the France- and Finland-based Woodlabo in 2010, has sent us the images of his latest product – a wooden pendant light called ‘M_Cocoon.’ Available in various sizes and differing shapes, the pared-down lamp consists of numerous wooden slats which encircle the lightbulb creating a sunburst shadow effect. (more…)

Wed 19.10.

Artist Retreat by 0 to 1 (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Artist Retreat by 0 to 1 (US)

Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, the duo behind the New York-based architectural and design practice 0 to 1 have designed this angular ‘work / live’ Artist Retreat located in the southern Finnish town of Fiskars. (more…)

'Woods' pendant light by Héctor Serrano for arturo alvarez

The London-based design office of Héctor Serrano has recently realised this eye-catching pendant lamp for the Spanish lighting specialist arturo alvarez. ‘Inspired by the magic of a forest and the light [that] escapes through its majestic trees’, Woods appears to be suspended midair while the softly glowing light emanates through the multiple layers of birchwood bars. (more…)

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