'The living structure' furniture concept by David Hanauer
Extremely simple in its structure yet serving multiple functions, this geometric frame called ‘The living structure’ has been devised by a young German designer David Hanauer. The reduced, skeletal form of the piece allows the user to adapt it according to particular needs – with the addition of a powder-coated aluminium sheet, the maple-wood structure can be transformed into a wall-mounted shelf or a simple, freestanding table. Presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne, the concept was nominated for the Interior Innovation Award 2012. Watch ‘The living structure’ come to life in the video below. (more…)
'Totem' shelving unit by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Klong; photo by Tom Martinesen
Part of ‘Klong Horizon’, a new collection of flat-packable furniture by a Swedish manufacturer Klong, this flexible shelving system with an incorporated desk tabletop was created by a Stockholm-based designer duo Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle. Based on a simple mounting structure reminiscent of a cogwheel, the composition of ‘Totem’ can be easily adjusted according to user’s individual needs and the system can be complemented by a small desk unit which was presented earlier this year at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. (more…)
'Montana Shelving system' by Peter J. Lassen for Montana Møbler
Danish manufacturer Montana Møbler has launched a new, minimalist ‘handle-less’ model of its famous customisable storage system designed by company’s founder Peter J. Lassen. Presented at the Design Post exhibition during last week’s imm cologne fair, the recently developed version encompasses ‘drawers and doors without handles [which] can be opened and shut with a light pressure on the front. The selected drawer and door models are available in all Montana’s 42 lacquer colours.’ (more…)
IVY stackable shelf system by Thomas Bernstrand for Swedese
Ivy is a stackable shelf system. The shelves can be stacked in three different ways: Stacked to the left it will lean left, stacked to the right it will lean right. When stacked alternatedly, the modules level out. With just five pieces there one has 81 possibilities to stack the shelf.
How thin and wide can an extruded aluminium profile be? This was the big challenge the Swedish designers of We Do were confronted with designing the new shelf system for nonuform. We met Hampus Östberg and Patrik Lindberg at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair and got some background information about this highly elegant piece. Enjoy!
With AgapeCasa the Italian company Agape, known for its exclusive bathroom solutions, extended its field of action offering a new range of products for the entire home environment. At this year’s Salone del Mobile AgapeCasa presented the ‘Mangiarotti Collection’, with furniture of the last decades by the Italian architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti.
Within the ‘1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces’ exhibition at the V&A in London the Norwegian practice Rintala Eggertsson Arkitekter realised this wooden structure, a temporary, intimate, little library, in the middle of the stairwell that leads to the museum’s first-floor National Art Library.
Now after having dismantled the ARK booktower Rintala Eggertsson Arkitekter are currently looking for someone who might be interested in it.