July 2020

Posts tagged as 'cabinet'

Remix #2, desk by Gesa Hansen

The young German designer Gesa Hansen was born into the furniture producing, family-run business Hans Hansen. After graduating from Bauhaus Universität Weimar she founded her own label ‘The Hansen Family’ under which she realised this series of solid wooden pieces. The classic design refers to Gesa’s Scandinavian roots: old archived scetches from the family fund have been combined with functional requirements of our times.


'Sierra' by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Dune

The US manufacturer Dune presented this new slightly modernist-looking series of cabinets created by the Stockholm based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune at this year’s ICFF in New York. ‘Sierra’ exists as a sideboard and highboard and is made from MDF with a reconstituted wood veneer. The filigree base is stainless steel with a pale gold tint.


'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp

The Dutch designer and member of the Temporary Collective Arnhem Debbie Wijskamp realised this edition of rather solid looking cabinets made from handmade paperpulp.

'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp

“Inspired by different cultures, making their homes with materials found in their surroundings, Wijskamp wanted to design her own building material. Experimenting with the re-usage of wastepaper resulted in a material with its own characteristic appearance and structure. Besides this, it is a very versatile material with many possible applications.”

'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp

The Temporary Collective Arnhem will also be exhibiting at the DMY festival in Berlin from 9-13 June 2010.

'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp

to the Debbie Wijskamp website

to the Temporary Collective Arnhem

Mater collection

The most obvious way to produce sustainable and eco-friendly furniture is still the ‘old fashioned’ way – local materials and high quality locally manufactured. The Danish manufacturer Mater pays tribute to the ‘simpler time in our lives’. In 2008 it created together with Copenhagen based designer Søren Rose the ‘High School History Lesson’ series – a limited edition of furniture produced from recycled gym floorboards. With ‘Gymnasium’ they launched a mass-produced series that uses renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. All pieces are manufactured by Denmark’s oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen carpentry.

'Gymnasium' oak edition

“Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create… For every one of the million of products we use to improve the quality of our lives, there are associated environmental, ethical and social consequences. while some products have a small environmental bearing, others consume finite resources in vast quantities and are produced under conditions of labour abuse and environmental damage.”

'Gymnasium' pine edition

'Gymnasium' old edition

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'Yellow light' for Established & Sons by Scholten & Baijings

The Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings, founded in 2000 by graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven Stefan Scholten and autodidact Carole Baijings, presented various new products within different exhibitions during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Amongst them a series of pendant lights and a cabinet for the British manufacturer Established & Sons.

'Amsterdam' cabinet for Established & Sons

The ‘Amsterdam’ cabinet refers to a series of chests designed in the 1600–1700s Scholten & Baijings discovered while researching at Zuiderzee Museum after they were invited to design a collection that referenced pieces from the museum’s archive.

“It turns out when it was winter and farmers or fishermen couldn’t work, they would start painting their furniture with things from their surroundings, or collections that represented their status,” Scholten explains.

The façade of Amsterdam Armoir is decorated with their trademark grids, but open the doors and you are faced with six beautiful still-life photographs of the couple’s work: “We don’t have wealth money-wise— our wealth is in our work”, says Scholten. “So we decorated our cabinets with this.”

'Amsterdam' cabinet for Established & Sons

'Amsterdam' cabinet for Established & Sons

“In the Total Table Design project Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings present their vision for the art of dining. Royal Leerdam Crystal (glassware), Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer (cutlery) and the Audax Textile Museum Tilburg (table linen) joined forces to produce prototypes of their designs.

Scholten & Baijings realized the prototypes of their crockery at the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) in Den Bosch.”

'Total Table' by Scholten & Baijings, exhibited at Lambrate

'Total Table' by Scholten & Baijings, photo by Scheltens & Abbenes

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