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Posts tagged as 'Dutch design'

Tue 15.11.

‘SM05’ chair by Cees Braakman re-released by Pastoe (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman, re-released by Pastoe

The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05’, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – ‘slightly elevated and thus adapted to the present time, people being taller now than in the past’ and is available in either black or white finish. (more…)

Wed 2.11.

‘Tor’ side table by Lambie & Van Hengel for Montis (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 02.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Tor' portable side table by Lambie & Van Hengel for Montis

Designers Ralf Lambie and Johan van Hengel have collaborated on this powder coated aluminum side table which features a cleverly-placed, integrated handle enabling the design to be lifted and shifted easily. Produced by the Dutch manufacturer Montis, the simple, four-legged table is part of the ‘Montis +’ collection, which acts as ‘a bridge between freedom in thinking and industrial production.’ (more…)

Wed 5.10.

Impressions from Istanbul Design Week 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Istanbul Design Week, as seen by Architonic

Just as the city of Istanbul sits famously astride the mouth of the Bosphorus, linking – in the imagination at least, if not in reality – East and West, so Istanbul Design Week is a tale of two parts. It’s great, of course, that there’s a vehicle to promote design in Turkey to an international audience, and Istanbul is a hugely vibrant and creative place, offering restaurants, clubs and other venues whose interior design is up there with anything you’d find in New York or London. But Istanbul was always a highly creative city, with an emphasis on an incredible and unique craftsmanship. (more…)

Revolt | Reform | Result at Rocket Gallery; photo by Architonic

A real gem during this year’s London Design Festival was a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition at the Rocket gallery on Shoreditch High Street, entitled ‘Revolt | Reform | Result’. (more…)

Tue 17.5.

‘NewspaperWood’ by Mieke Meijer and Vij5 (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 17.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'NewspaperWood' by Mieke Meijer and Vij5

‘NewspaperWood’ is an ingenious upcycled material developed by the young designer and Eindhoven-graduate Meike Meijer who by gluing together multiple layers of old newspapers has reversed the traditional process of paper-making. (more…)