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Mon 12.9.

De Castelli: Metal at its finest

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.09.2016 - Tagged as: ,

De Castelli: Metal at its finest

De Castelli works with architects to realise their visions in metal, such as Cino Zucchi’s sculptural entrance to the Italian Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice


With passion and innovative processing technology, the Italian firm DE CASTELLI brings the ancient material of metal to an unexpectedly modern level. (text by Alyn Griffiths)


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Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters by Vikar & Lukacs Architect Studio; photo © Tamás Bujnovszky

The Budapest-based architectural practice Vikar & Lukacs Architect Studio have just realised this eye-catching seven-storey headquarters of Hungarian Autoklub. Reminiscent of ‘a ribbon that wraps around the office spaces on seven floors, while articulating a letter ‘a”, the building is located in Budapest’s 4th District, Ujpest and its striking, instantly noticeable form is aimed to serve ‘as a point of orientation for drivers’. (more…)

'Moscow Bowl' by SashaDasha Design presented during Moscow Design Week

Earlier last week, we have been invited to attend the second edition of Moscow Design Week and that’s where we have spotted this series of two bowls and a low table created by the Russian twin sister design duo, SashaDasha Design. Characterised by expressive, irregular lines and asymmetric forms, each of the lacquered-metal objects is in fact a meticulous, 3-dimensional depiction of the administrative district of one of the three European capitals: Moscow, Paris and Copenhagen.


Fri 12.8.

‘Streamers’ side tables by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Streamers' side tables by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms

Yiannis Ghikas, the Athens-born computer scientist and award-winning designer has created this series of joyfully-coloured, arched side tables for the Italian manufacturer Miniforms. Called ‘Streamers’, the designs are made of painted metal and come in two different sizes and a variety of vivid colours such as white, red, green and yellow. (more…)

6500 mm hanger rack by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

The Tokyo based designers of Nendo will be present at this year’s London Design Festival with a solo exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, curated by Phillips de Pury & Company. The collection of delicate metal furniture includes a series of graphical hanger racks, which represent an experimental discourse about the space between two and three dimensions.


'Latte by Tomoyuki Matsuoka for Bla Station

The Japanese designer Tomoyuki Matsuoka designed this family of simple and graphical chairs for the Swedish manufacturer Blå Station. ‘Latte’ consists of a lacquered tubular steel frame and a seating made from laser-cut sheet metal. Anyway it is also availabe with an upholstered seat pad and therefore suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Known for their colourful collection Blå Station also developed a beautiful colour scheme for ‘Latte’.


'Kalotte' by Sebastian Summa for Hugo Bräuer Metallwaren

By means of its relatively simple and artless old buildings one can see that Neukölln, since a few year’s one of the hippest quarters of Berlin, used to be a typical worker’s house area with many workshops and lots of small-scale industry once.

Some of these old workshops survived and with the help of some Berlin based designers one of them was even able to draw attention to a trade which has almost disappeared behind the globalised market. Together with the industrial designer Sebastian Summa, who is trained as a blacksmith and graduated at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the 100 year’s old family owned metal spinning workshop Hugo Bräuer Metalware developed this beautiful series of suspension lamps.


Wed 24.3.

‘Sixties’ by Fréderic Sofia for Fermob

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 24.03.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Sixties' by Fermob

Fermob is specialised in metal outdoor furniture. At this year’s imm cologne the French manufacturer presented this new armchair designed by Fréderic Sofia. The seating is made from a polymer mesh which is woven around an smartly curved metal frame.

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For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Sixties’ by Fréderic Sofia for Fermob