'Tripart' chair by KIBISI for Quinze + Milan
Quinze Milan recently unveiled the novelties they are going to show during this year’s Salone del Mobile. Amongst them the beautiful series of aluminium tables by the Chinese designer Zhili Liu which looks a bit like the inordinate version of a table by our friend Nosigner.
“Its exposed sunken screws bolt together the table top with all the “branches” of table legs, forming dozens of stable triangles, which make the table top part of the frame to share the stress in the legs, thus material needed to make a table is minimized”, the designer explains.
You will find all products live in Hall 12 – Booth C23.
'Shrub' tables by Zhili Liu for Quinze + Milan
'One Leg Down' by Søren Rose for Quinze + Milan
The Danish designer Søren Rose foud inspiration in the traditional kitchen chop block for his new series of side coffee tables. The colouful stripe is made from Corian.
'BW1' soga by Max Wehberg for Quinze + Milan
'Atoll' armchair by Jacob Mac Farlane for Quinze + Milan
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'Shrub' tables by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010
To be exhibited at next month’s Milan Furniture Fair by Belgian manufacturer Quinze & Milan are a collection of tables by Chinese designer Zhili Liu called ‘Shrub’. Made of wet-lacquered, power-coated aluminium, the pieces use exposed sunken screws to the hold in position a network of ‘branches’, which together form the tables’ legs.
Detail of 'Shrub' table by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010
Of the tables, the designer says: ‘Chinese manufacturing is usually famous for large quantity, low quality and very limited new material and technology. So for Chinese designers, creating low quantity products with high quality in both design and manufacturing has always been a tougher task than it is in most other places. I have been trying to create high specification products with typical Chinese industrial materials and basic techniques, through unusual design and engineering, and these tables are the first prototypes in this direction – which I believe could be another route for “Chinese design” aside from reinterpreting the traditional decorative elements.’
'Shrub' table by Zhili Liu for Quinze & Milan, 2010
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