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Mon 12.7.

‘Otto’ table by Paolo Cappello (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Otto' table by Paolo Cappello

The young Verona based designer Paolo Cappello created this beautiful dining room table for the Italian company miniforms. The wooden base is made from round timber composed into an axis-symmetric construction. The ramified major knot which connects four elements seems to be CNC-milled. The organically shaped table top is made from tampered glass.


'Slot' by Matthias Ries Design Office

In occasion of this year’s Salone del Mobile the German Design Council opened the touring exhibition ‘Design Deutschland 2010’ and showcased 100 new pieces of established German studios and manufacturers next to 23 prototypes of young and upcoming designers. For those who did not have the chance to visit the exhibition in Milan: Next station will be New York from 15 – 18 May at Javits Convention Center during this year’s ICFF.

‘Slot’ by Matthias Ries Design Office is a multi-purpose table composed of a classical linoleum bord and an unreckoned leg construction. Their design provides structural strength in vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions, which additionally helps to strut the table.

'Poke' by Formfjord

The Berlin based designers of Formfjord presented this brand new prototype of a strip light. The elegant case consists of two identical halves of smartly bent sheet metal.

'Fridjof' by Johannes Hemann

'TEA' by llot llov

'Concrete' by Atelier Steffen Kehrle

to the German Design Council website

to the Formfjord profile @ Architonic

to the llot llov profile @ Architonic

'Glass table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

On Amagertorv in the very center of Copenhagen you will find Illums Bolighus, one Denmark’s most impressive design store. Last Saturday there was the vernissage of the newest exhibition within the retailer’s spaces: ‘Finn Juhl’s classics meet Ask Emil Skovgaard’. The greatly talented 33 years old furniture designer Ask Emil Skovegaard was invited to present his beautiful and lovingly processed glass table in the context of some classics by Finn Juhl. On this occasion we would like to show you some of Ask Emil’s former works which demonstrate the extraordinary craftsmanship he designs his pieces with.

'Glass table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

“I believe that many of the forms with which we surround ourselves look the way they do because someone was in a hurry when they made them. Things take time and good things take good time. I like organic furniture that looks as though it was made by nature itself – without stress. Wooden furniture is also warm and obliging. To me, wood is the perfect material because it is so imperfect. It challenges me constantly. No two pieces are ever alike.” The designer explains.

'Glass table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

Get some impressions of the glss table’s processing in this video.

'Firewood rack' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

'Hallway table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

'Curved table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard

to the Ask Emil Skovgaard website

to the Illums Bolighus website

'Le Briccole di Venezia' by Riva 1920

We all remember Riva’s beautiful giant ‘Kauri’ table made from ancient timber. At this year’s imm cologne the Italian manufacturer presented an equally poetic project: ‘Le Briccole di Venezia’. 22 renowned designers and artists were asked to work the ‘Briccole’, posts made of chestnut oak arising from the Venetian lagoon, into objects. One impressive example is the table by Matteo Thun. The massive wooden planks corroded by tides turn a simple everyday object into a narrative piece of history.

Table by Matteo Thun for Riva 1920

During this year’s Milan fair from April 14th through April 19th Riva 1920 will showcase all pieces in an exhibition at the Triennale, Viale Alemagna 6.

Table by Matteo Thun for Riva 1920

Table by Matteo Thun for Riva 1920

The 'Briccole' taken from the Venetian lagoon

more Riva 1920 products @ Architonic

'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

to the Quinze & Milan collections on Architonic

'Big Table' by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo

'Big Table' by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo

Alain Gilles’ ‘Big Table’, manufactured by Bonaldo, has been received a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. The plaudit, founded in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann Jr, recognises designers and manufacturers that who advance new, visionary and innovative product concepts.

'Big Table' by Alan Gilles for Bonaldo

'Big Table' by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo


Belgian designer Gilles’ ‘Big Table’ features laser-cut steel-plate legs, each with a different width; the result is that one’s perception of the object changes depending on the angle from which it is viewed. The piece is available in three colour options: multicoloured, violet and white. Options for the table top is available in glass or American black walnut.


to the Bonaldo collections on Architonic


'e-volved' by FueraDentro

'e-volved' by FueraDentro

The London-based designer Timothy Schreiber designed this dining room table for the Dutch manufacturer FueraDentro. The base consists of two different aluminium casts, which assembled built an organic bone-structure.

'e-volved' by FueraDentro

'e-volved' by FueraDentro

Here is what the designer has to say:

“e-volved table’s design was inspired by natural fluid patterns and naturally grown forms. The approach was translated into an initial digital model, which was subsequently optimized using digital structural and articial intelligance algorithms. Special attention was paid to the organic, bone-like connections at the branches, where the complete ensemble splits up into it’s subparts, which make the table demountable for transport convenience.”

more FueraDentro products @ Architonic

Thu 22.10.

‘Downside Up’ series by Claire Ferreira

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

The French designer and this year’s graduate from the Royal College of Art Claire Ferreira presented this beautiful series of semi-cast furniture at the London Design Festival.

Three distinct elements create Downside Up Table: a mould, a liquid and a frame.

Claire Ferreira poures Jesmonite – a bio-resin supplied as a water-based acrylic liquid and a mineral powder – inside a wooden base. The resin comes out of four separated slits and forms a smooth flat surface. Poured in different times, a unique pattern appears.

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

“The exact same quantity of materials is poured in each slot… Except that the setting time finally draws what is going to become a unique tabletop”, the designer explains.

Casting the table top

Casting the table top

Claire Ferreira pouring the liquid resin

Claire Ferreira pouring the liquid resin

“Downside Up Shelf is composed of three separated units, which can also be used as individual side tables.”

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

“Inspired by the impulsive behaviour of turning a bag over in order to find what we are looking for (see Rush Bags), I started to explore the ‘spilling over’ process and its upside down outcome to generate new typologies of products. I place my research ‘in-between’, aiming to create a dialogue between designed elements and less predictable ones, between solid and fluid materials, always trying to go beyond the edges of the object”, Claire Ferreira explains.

to the Claire Ferreira website