Posts tagged as 'tubular steel'
Detail of ‘Stool 01’ by Daphna Laurens for Wittmann; photo by Daphna Laurens
On the occasion of this year’s edition of Vienna Design Week which took place earlier in autumn (28.09 – 07.10.2012), Eindhoven-based design duo Daphna Laurens have been commissioned by the Austrian upholstered furniture specialist Wittmann Company to ‘exchange design ideas and produce a tangible outcome, be it a product or installation.’ Following this brief, the studio have realised this striking and decidedly tangible, two-piece seating collection which was presented at the Passionwege exhibition. (more…)
‘Potence Pivotante’ by Charlotte Perriand reissued by Nemo
The Italian lighting brand Nemo has reintroduced this extremely reduced, wall-mounted lamp originally designed by the acclaimed Parisian designer Charlotte Perriand in 1938. Composed of two plain, matt black metal tubes and equally simple, frosted white glass diffuser, ‘Potence Pivotante’ has been presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is ‘the result of a meticulous rediscovery conducted in close collaboration with M.me Pernette Perriand-Barsac, the daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand.’ (more…)
‘Link’ chair by Markus Krauss
Three tubular steel parts are jointed at only one point to form this somewhat unusual, pared-down chair. Realised by a Hamburg-based designer Markus Krauss, ‘Link’ was presented earlier in April at Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite in two colourways: a toned-down, white-and-pastel blue model and an opalescent gold version. (more…)
‘Atelier Chair’ by EOOS for Walter Knoll
Gernot Bohmann, Harald Gründl and Martin Bergmann, aka the Viennese design practice EOOS have recently realised this pared-down, steel-and-leather armchair for the German upholstered furniture specialists, Walter Knoll. Called ‘Atelier Chair’, the elegant design features an adjustable headrest while the exposed tubular steel frame recalls the aesthetics of modernist designs associated with the Bauhaus. The chair was unveiled earlier in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)
Charlotte Perriand and ‘Nuage’ at the Expo Synthèse des Arts Tokyo, 1955; photo by Junzo Inamura
Tubular steel chairs, or perhaps aluminium and glass creations might indeed be the first designs that come to mind when thinking of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering pieces. One of modernism’s most significant furniture designers, and one of the few women who broke the glass ceiling of this then firmly male-dominated profession, Perriand’s most famous designs include the iconic LC4 Chaise Longue or the LC7 Swivel Chair, both of which were developed in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. On this recently-reissued oak wood-and-aluminium shelving collection however, the French designer worked on her own. Called ‘Nuage‘ the Bauhaus-coloured modular series was inspired by Japanese architecture (Perriand spent there two years working as a ministerial advisor on industrial design) and comprises five models of varying heights, all of which feature characteristic sliding panels which come in either anodised aluminium, or in red, blue, green, yellow, grey, black or white. (more…)
'Reversible' chair by Nicola Stäubli, photo by Michael Sieber
The educated architect (ETH) and Bern based designer Nicola Stäubli, alias ‘Nicola from Bern’, will present his newest project, the ‘Reversible’ chair at this year’s Salone Satellite at the Salone del Mobile.
The chair is composed of a pieces of tubular stainless steel. Due to different angles of the tubes’ bending it can be assembled into four different seats.
'bamboo steel chair' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi
The Yii series is a project of the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, organised under the art direction of Gijs Bakker, co-founder of Droog Design. The Japanese studio Nendo, also invlved into the project tried to discover sources for new designs through the research into Taiwan’s traditional bamboo handicrafts and furniture. The result is this series of chairs for which the designers applied bamboo-working techniques to tubular steel pipes.
All pieces of the Yii project will be exhibited at La Triennale di Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 during this year’s Salone del Mobile from 12 – 17 April.
'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil
Postfossil is more than a label under which objects are created. ‘Post-Fossil’ is how the Swiss designers collective see the world after fossil energy sources are completely exhausted. With their silent yet meaningful pieces they re-interpret traditional processing and apply them to their aesthetically and qualitatively sustainable products. One of my favourites is the puristic and elegantly swung clothes-stand ‘Valet’ by the Zurich based designer Anna Blattert. You can just imagine it standing gentlemanly next to your bed keeping your clothes free from creases until the next morning.
“The traditional method of steam bending takes advantage of the characteristics of the solid wood and does not require any additives. The simple folding system allows quick setup and quick storing. The airing out of garments prevents having to wash them excessively and helps to save energy.” the designer explains.
'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil
“What is the aim of the young designers? The answer is simple: they want to raise awareness. Not with a megaphone, but rather with quiet, subtle remarks artfully incorporated into their objects. POSTFOSSIL’s intention is not to preach, only to ask questions and to look for answers in as public a way as possible, over and over again, in order to broaden design’s horizon and for it to fulfil its sustainable role. They want to encourage responsible interaction with resources and to encourage change on our part before the postfossil age changes us.”
'Reflect' chair and ottoman by Thomas Walde/Postfossil
“‘Reflect chair’, through its form, aims to encourage reflection and meditation which in this day and age is often suppressed by other activities. The reduction to structure and naked realisation activate the user and its thoughts. The size and high armrests inspired by Corbusier’s LC2 typologically bring to mind an easy chair, however, it does not allow for much more than to sit down in it, meditate or open a book. The element in front of it corresponds to an ottoman which can also be used as repository or as a stool.”
Postfossil collection 2010
The next station for the new Postfossil collection will be the DMY Festival in Berlin at the spectacular location of Tempelhof, Berlin’s former city airport.
to the Postfossil website
to the DMY Berlin website