Amidst the frenzy of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Architonic’s editors met up with a number of prominent designers. In this film, 19 creatives including Erwan Bouroullec, Benjamin Hubert, Patricia Urquiola, Werner Aisslinger, Monica Förster, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Edward Barber, Luca Nichetto and designers of Claesson Koivisto Rune practice explain how they prepare for the fair, why it is important to be in Milan and how the show influences their work.
And if you’ve missed this year’s edition of Salone, follow the link below to view Architonic’s comprehensive photographic journey through Salone del Mobile, Salone Satelite, SaloneUfficio and Euroluce exhibitions.
Anyone who has ever worked in an open-plan office knows that privacy and seclusion can be scarce within this now ubiquitous work environment. With this in mind, young British designer Benjamin Hubert has created ‘Pod’, an oversized ergonomically-designed chair presented in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. (more…)
The French label Moustache will present this beautiful little piece of furniture by the Paris based designer Inga Sempé during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Have a look at the video, which describes the principle of ‘Balcon’.
'Dyneema Chair' completed out of one textile, by Bram Geenen
With his smart and super-lightweight ‘Gaudi’ stool, made from carbon fibre the Dutch designer Bram Geenen caused a sensation. ‘The light room’ is his newest concept – a space whose furnishing, consisting of a shelf, an armchair, a stool and a coffee table wouldn’t weight more than 7,5 kg. Some of the pieces are made from Dyneema® – a highly versatile plastic fibre that has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any manmade material. It is used in aviation and aerospace.
Also, we found this video, which visualises the concept of the ‘Gaudi’ stool very well. Enjoy!
Height adjustable cantilevered desk by Friis & Moltke Design for JENSENplus
The Danish manufacturer for contract furniture JENSENplus presented this height adjustable desk designed by the Danish architects Friis & Moltke Design at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. In contrast to the usual T-shaped adjustable tables, ‘K2’ has a cantilver base, a constructive challenge which gives a very graphic and elegant expression to the piece. Claus Omann Jensen, Managing Director of JENSENplus, gave us some background information about the table.
The French designer Inga Sempé realised this new table and chair for the Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs – a rather new challenge for the Paris based who has never worked with such a specialist for carpentry before. We met her in Stockholm and had a short chat about the pieces. Enjoy!
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!
This year's Design Bar at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, designed by Katrin Greiling
The German born and Stockholm based designer Katrin Greiling disappeared from the European design stage for some years when she got the opportunity to work in Dubai. With the design of this year’s Design Bar at the Stockholm Furniture Fair she celebrates her comeback to Sweden. We met her for an interview and talked about her experiences in Middle East and the concept of her beautiful multicultural village – the Design Bar. Enjoy! (more…)