September 2020

Posts tagged as 'bentwood'

Thu 5.6.

‘Polo’ chair by Yonoh for Capdell (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.06.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Polo' chair by Yonoh for Capdell

‘Polo’ chair by Yonoh for Capdell

Spanish studio Yonoh’s first collaboration with design brand Capdell is a wood chair characterized by flat feet and construction details with a Scandinavian flavor.



Tue 8.4.

‘Optimist’ lamp by Cosima Geyer (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.04.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Optimist' lamp by Cosima Geyer

‘Optimist’ lamp by Cosima Geyer

Cosima Geyer’s 2014 Design Plus award winning ‘Optimist’ is a table lamp with an integrated clamp made of surprisingly thin bent wood.



Tue 8.10.

‘Creek’ armchair by Sandro Lopez (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Creek' armchair by Sandro Lopez

‘Creek’ armchair by Sandro Lopez

‘Creek’, a sinewy armchair designed by Sandro Lopez in collaboration Sergio Studer, was a finalist in the 2012 Wood Awards organised by the Swiss Association of Carpenters and Craftsmen (VSSM).



Thu 4.4.

‘Steam 20’ bench by Bae Sehwa (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.04.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Steam 20' bench by Bae Sehwa

‘Steam 20’ bench by Bae Sehwa

Up until the ‘Steam 20’ bench, Bae Sehwa’s steamed bentwood furniture has had a rib-like structure that is reminiscent of a ship’s hull both in construction and shape. Steam 20 is a larger, more sculptural work, a departure from the vessel form with ribs that are closer together, except where they part to form sinuous water-like waves.



'Branch' chair by Staffan Holm; photo by DDR GBG

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Milan’s SaloneSatellite, this year its organisers invited fifteen international designers who presented their designs under the theme of ‘Design<->Technology’. Among the the exhibiting designers, all of whom were either former or current participants in the Satellite, was the award-winning Swedish designer Staffan Holm who showcased this delicate, bentwood chair. Inspired by nature, the aptly-named ‘Branch’ was created with the use of complex wood bending technology, Compwood. (more…)

From goldsmith to golden ticket: jewellery-designer-turned-furniture-designer Harry Thaler, who was named joint winner of this year's D3 Contest for young international design talent

Punching well above their weight this year at imm cologne were the young guns exhibiting in the sixth edition of the [D3] Design Contest, the platform for emerging international design talent. Here, we talk to one of the two joint-winners, Harry Thaler, plus select some of the most interesting designs from the convincing and highly polished body of creative work on show.


Thu 14.10.

Ercol reissues iconic ‘Studio Couch’ (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 14.10.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Ercol's reissued 'Studio Couch', an iconic design by company founder Lucian Ercolani

In a recent interview with Architonic, respected British designer Matthew Hilton, known for the restraint and quality of his work, described Ercol as one of the very few good British furniture manufacturers around today. The fact that the heritage brand, equally known for the restraint and quality of its products, is held in such high regard can only be strengthened by the company’s decision to reissue its classic ‘Studio Couch’, which was first introduced in the late 1950s.


'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil

Postfossil is more than a label under which objects are created. ‘Post-Fossil’ is how the Swiss designers collective see the world after fossil energy sources are completely exhausted. With their silent yet meaningful pieces they re-interpret traditional processing and apply them to their aesthetically and qualitatively sustainable products. One of my favourites is the puristic and elegantly swung clothes-stand ‘Valet’ by the Zurich based designer Anna Blattert. You can just imagine it standing gentlemanly next to your bed keeping your clothes free from creases until the next morning.

“The traditional method of steam bending takes advantage of the characteristics of the solid wood and does not require any additives. The simple folding system allows quick setup and quick storing. The airing out of garments prevents having to wash them excessively and helps to save energy.” the designer explains.

'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil

About Postfossil:

“What is the aim of the young designers? The answer is simple: they want to raise awareness. Not with a megaphone, but rather with quiet, subtle remarks artfully incorporated into their objects. POSTFOSSIL’s intention is not to preach, only to ask questions and to look for answers in as public a way as possible, over and over again, in order to broaden design’s horizon and for it to fulfil its sustainable role. They want to encourage responsible interaction with resources and to encourage change on our part before the postfossil age changes us.”

'Reflect' chair and ottoman by Thomas Walde/Postfossil

“‘Reflect chair’, through its form, aims to encourage reflection and meditation which in this day and age is often suppressed by other activities. The reduction to structure and naked realisation activate the user and its thoughts. The size and high armrests inspired by Corbusier’s LC2 typologically bring to mind an easy chair, however, it does not allow for much more than to sit down in it, meditate or open a book. The element in front of it corresponds to an ottoman which can also be used as repository or as a stool.”

Postfossil collection 2010

The next station for the new Postfossil collection will be the DMY Festival in Berlin at the spectacular location of Tempelhof, Berlin’s former city airport.

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