'Remix' dinging table by Gesa Hansen for The Hansen Family
The Hansen Family is a sub label of the well-known German manufacturer Hans Hansen and was founded by the Hansen daughter Gesa after her graduation at Bauhaus Universität in Weimar and several years of work experience at different design studios. The ‘Remix’ collection is a range of solid wooden, down-to-earth furniture and refers to the label’s Scandinavian roots – this dining room table is the newest piece.
'Pirkka' stools by Imari Tapiovaara, now in production by Artek
On the occasion of Artek’s 75th anniversary the Finnish manufacturer, founded in 1935 by Alvar Aalto extended their collection with another range of Finnish classics – those by Ilmari Tapiovaara, a great admirer of Alvar Aalto. Artek has acquired the entire share capital of Aero Design Furniture, the company which produced the Tapiovaara pieces until now.
This smart and elegant dining room table was realised by the Lyon based designers Amaury Poudray and Rémi Bouhaniche of USIN-e, together with the French company Jerhome. ‘Triomphe’ is composed of robust massive legs and a smoothly curved plywood table top. The tension between the differently bent upper and the lower side gives the table top the necessary stability.
‘Tra le Briccole di Venezia’ is a project initiated by the Italian manufacturer for high class solid wood furniture Riva 1920. 29 important figures in the world of design, of art and of fashion were invited to process an object that is an iconic part of the Venetian scene: the Briccole, the oak mooring posts that rise out of the lagoon. Eroded by the tides, the posts are given new life in the projects of these designers and transformed into objects of art and usage.
'Series One': Another Country's first collection: coffee table, stool, kids' stool, kids' step
On the occasion of this year’s London Design Week, the new British manufacturer Another Country will launch its first collection of contemporary craft furniture. Owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper* magazine, Another Country focuses on archetypal design quality, using familiar and unpretentious forms of traditional woodwork.
The company history of the Udine based manufacturer Potocco is exemplary for the North Italian furniture industry: Founded in 1919 by Domenico Potocco and his sons as a small artisan workshop Potocco S.p.A. is nowadays one of the most important chair producers in Italy and abroad.
One of the newest creations is ‘Torso’ a furniture family which consists of a round dining room table and an upholstered chair. The eye-catching table’s wooden base is composed of two different precisely milled elements. Connected to one another through a metal joint they form a complex and statically higly stable structure.
The Italian design duo Gabriele and Oscar Buratti developed this stainless steel dining room table for Acerbis. In order to support the thin top in an aerial and visibly light way, the flat legs are placed onto different perpendicular axes. At this year’s Milan fair Acerbis presented a new version with back-lacquered glass top.