Posts tagged as 'limited edition'
'Light Tray' by Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken
The gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi has always been one of my favourite destinations during the Milan Design Week. The selection of mostly limited editions of well-known designers but also undiscovered newcomers displayed in the beautiful old milanese villa has alwas been a highlight. This year, amongst others, the Norwegian designers Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken will present the result of their newest collaboration. ‘Light Tray’ – compound of a powder coated aluminium tray, hand blown, coloured glass domes and fixed light sources – allows us to compose light using diffusers in various combinations and colours.
'Secretaire' from Maarten Baas's 'Grey Derivations' series, shown by Mitterrand + Cramer; image courtesy of Mitterrand + Cramer
Described by its organisers as ‘the pre-eminent global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating design’, Design Miami Basel, the annual European get-together for those who like their design a touch on the exclusive side, put on a robust show this year. With the love-it-or-hate-it market for limited-edition design and one-off pieces clearly here to stay, Architonic spent some serious fair time with three of the scene’s leading international design gallerists…
'From Glitter 2010-02' by Kang Myung
There’s something of the Art Deco about Korean designer Kang Myungsun’s beautiful, organic forms, shown last week at Design Miami Basel. Maybe it’s the use of mother-of-pearl, or perhaps it’s the black urethane finish, which is suggestive of lacquerwork. Whatever it is, her tables and benches from the ‘From Glitter’ collection are striking and memorable.
'From Glitter 2010-03' by Kang Myungsun
Kang Myungsun’s work was exhibited in Basel as part of Seoul-based Gallery Seomi’s offering of limited-edition design from Korea.
'From Glitter 2010-01' by Kang Myungsun
to Gallery Seomi’s website
'Prelude 6', photo by Frédéric Jean
Today Saint Etienne Art School graduates Rémi Bouhaniche and Amaury Poudray – together they are the Lyon based design studio USIN-e – celebrate the opening of their exhibition ‘Prelude’. Together with The Gallery they produced this limited edition of furniture and accessories, which will be showcased for the first time. The fragile and artfully composed objects are made from thin steel frames and flexible rattan mats.
The exhibition will be open until 12 June 2010 at The Gallery, Rue de l’Ecole Moderne, 17, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
'Prelude 7', photo by Frédéric Jean
'Prelude 5', photo by Frédéric Jean
to the USIN-e website
to The Gallery website
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
to the ‘Gymnasium’ website