The new fair season has kicked off with imm cologne 2012, which took place earlier last week (16-22 January) and naturally, Architonic was there once again.
But if, unlike us, you were not among those 115.000 visitors who explored the fair, despair not. Instead, follow the link below to join us on a photographic journey through this year’s edition of imm cologne. With more than hundred images featuring the most interesting novelties from Conde House, Desalto, de Sede, team by wellis, die Collection, Flexform, Kristalia, Kymo, lapalma, Porada, Porro, Punkalive, Walter Knoll, Wittmann, Woodnotes or Zeitraum just to name a few, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!
‘Boarding’ is the newest creation by Paris based designer Patrick Norguet for the Italian manufacturer lapalma. The restrained upholstery is designed for public spaces and high frequency areas but due to its deep seat and distinct shape it is also suitable for a sober living area. The wooden internal frame is completely upholstered with fireproof foam. Two additional cushions provide a soft padding.
Italian manufacturer lapalma presents this wonderful plywood stool designed by the Japanese born and London based designer Shin Azumi at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.
'AP' chair by Shin Azumi for lapalma
“This project began as an experiment to express the excellence of bent plywood in a maximized way.
The aim was not only to explore sculptural beauty, but to also maximize functionality within a minimal structure. The final result is a stool with a mono-coque structure, created from a single sheet of plywood. Unlike other stools there is no distracting division between its parts. The seat and body of the stool seamlessly merge from one to the other in a single fluid motion. The stool has a large contact area between itself and the floor to disperse the pressure”, the designer explains.
Elementary design wherever you look. Many manufacturer demonstrated at this year´s Salone del Mobile a distinct propensity to simple and clear constructions and forms. The ‘Stil’ Chair by the French designer Patrick Norguet is another example for this tendency. The stackable chair has a steel construction and optionally a wood or steel backrest and seat.