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“Das Haus 2015” by Neri & Hu: where our souls liveA reflection of inner worlds

“Das Haus 2015” by Neri & Hu: where our souls live

27/01/2015 - imm cologne’s “Das Haus” has never possessed such imposing architectural force. Last year, the visitor was invited into the interior of Louise Campbell’s “Haus”, a country-house-like, Scandinavian-cosy space. This year, the installation by the Chinese architect couple Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri affects the beholder more like a challenge to be overcome. And that’s exactly what “Das Haus” 2015 by Neri&Hu is meant to be – a challenge:  “Das Haus 2015” provokes insights into the soul of our living culture “Our goal is to challenge convention on several levels,” Rossana Hu explains the open-to-discussion...

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Mon Oncle, everyday barbecueRS Barcelona has unveiled a new, lighter, more portable version of its barbecue

Mon Oncle, everyday barbecue

27/01/2015 - One year after its launch, RS Barcelona has unveiled at Maison&Objet the latest version of its Mon Oncle table-top barbecue.  The main differences in respect of its predecessor are its weight and the finish of its internal trays. The new Mon Oncle barbecue weighs a mere 7.8 kg (4.5 kg lighter than the earlier model), making it a truly portable barbecue that can be taken anywhere. Perfect for organising a barbecue at the drop of a hat, wherever you are. What’s more, Mon Oncle is now much easier to clean. Like the grill, the internal trays are manufactured in stainless steel, which means you can put them straight in the dishwasher without worrying about...

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Mambo Unlimited Ideas at Maison&ObjetColours and creativity inspired by Portuguese artisan heritage

Mambo Unlimited Ideas at Maison&Objet

27/01/2015 - Mambo Unlimited Ideas was the star at Maison&Objet, bringing the colours and creativity inspired by Portuguese artisan heritage to the Parisian audience. Mambo Unlimited Ideas appears from a desire of being different and a taste for colorful combinations and unlikely mix of materials. Combined with the idea of “made to measure”. With the foundation of 100% Portuguese and Handmade, Mambo Unlimited Ideas as given cards all over the world, with representatives in tenths of countries. Mambo Unlimited Ideas has kept grounded in it’s initial concept where the client is part of the Creative process of all pieces choosing the size, form, colour… where...

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INSIDHERLAND at Maison&ObjetPortuguese elegance and exclusivity

INSIDHERLAND at Maison&Objet

27/01/2015 - INSIDHERLAND celebrates the 3rd anniversary at Maison&Objet. To celebrate this date, Architect Joana Santos Barbosa, Founder and Creative Director of INSIDHERLAND are presenting a space where the elegance and exclusivity are the theme for the launch of its new creations with her signature. INSIDHERLAND is a Portuguese brand created by Joana Santos Barbosa in 2012 dedicated to design, production and sale of exclusive furniture. Drawn with the personal signature of the creator, the pieces of elegant and surprising design result from the embrace between the perfection of high technology and the expertise of traditional craft techniques of extreme value. Art creations that...

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Summer Set: a comfortable and linear seating designed by Christophe PilletVaraschin collection for the contract division

Summer Set: a comfortable and linear seating designed by Christophe Pillet

26/01/2015 - Christophe Pillet has entrusted Varaschin with the production of Summer Set, a collection of furnishings for the contract division that has graced the Hotel Sezz, opened in Saint Tropez, and Hotel Sahrai, Fez.   Pillet has designed single shell chairs that perfectly capture the soul of the company, in that they are formed by a weave of metal cables that bring to life these comfortable, linear seating elements. The collection fully embodies Varaschin’s in-out philosophy: they can be used both for indoor and outdoor.   The detail that differentiates the outdoor from the indoor version is the cushion, smaller for outdoors and more generous and comfortable...

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Simplicity and colours, the secret of müller möbelfabrikationNew designs at IMM Cologne

Simplicity and colours, the secret of müller möbelfabrikation

27/01/2015 - Brave, ambitious and always on the look out for new ideas, which make living and working better: For almost 20 years, müller möbelfabrikation from Augsburg has developed into an absolute specialist for modern design furniture made of metal.   At IMM Cologne, Evelyn Hummel and Wendelin Müller shown which beautiful classics have arisen in this time. And of course surprise you with new products that have trend appeal. This is ensured by intensive cooperation with ambitious designers. So, alongside the Hamburg designer duo Kressel + Schelle, big names such as Jan Armgardt, Peter Lippert and Gregor Faubel also design for the factory, where a great deal of importance...

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Collar, Lang, Aston: Rodolfo Dordoni designed new Minotti collectionsFormal elegance inspired by the history of Italian design

Collar, Lang, Aston: Rodolfo Dordoni designed new Minotti collections

27/01/2015 - New Collection Minotti presented at IMM Cologne designed by Rodolfo Dordoni are focused on true design, alongside the study of proportions and the flow of lines, major emphasis is placed on the functional use of each product and on research into the most sophisticated technologies.   The Collar sofa project is enhanced by an exclusive technology developed by Minotti Studio that makes it possible to modify the way the sofa is used by adjusting the position of the armrests and seat backs. An immense design effort went into the crafting of the Lang storage units, and their workmanship - which is based on fine cabinetmaking tradition - where every detail is meticulously...

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Mediterranean inspires iSimar collectionNew products at IMM Cologne

Mediterranean inspires iSimar collection

27/01/2015 - iSi, a company with over 45 years of experience in manufacturing of design furniture for Contract and Retail, presented its new products IMM Cologne Fair. iSimar collection, conceived by iSi Design Group taking into account the latest deco trends, is made of metal (steel and aluminium) and created in a original design line, inspired by the Mediterranean, but always keeping functionality in mind, being suitable for indoor, exterior and Contract use. Some of the products that will be shown at the Fair are the following: PORTOFINO chair, armchair, stool and table, MANCHESTER chair, MONACO lounge and chair, MADRID stool, ROTTERDAM chair and stool, BARCELONETA chair, armchair,...

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Feelgood Design, when rattan and wood are warm, cosy and inviting The collections at IMM Cologne

Feelgood Design, when rattan and wood are warm, cosy and inviting

26/01/2015 - Feelgood Designs, based in Australia, presented its classic and contemporary designs prodcucts during Imm Colognne. Always of the highest quality, ergonomically tested and finished with an eye for detail. Feelgood Designs builds classics by famous Scandinavian and Japanese designers and works closely with young emerging talent.   Snug inspired by the form of the retro beanbag The Snug’s design intent was to develop a comfortable, low sitting, durable leisure chair for the home and social spaces such as bars, clubs and hotel lounges.   Inspired by the form and beauty of the retro beanbag, designer Dennis Abalos challenged himself to design an organically...

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Pipistrello, the anniversary editionMartinelli Luce presents an exclusive version in Gold finish

Pipistrello, the anniversary edition

26/01/2015 - Pipistrello has become a cult object, it has produced in many variations, in different colors and finishes, in perfect harmony with the original project designed by Gae Aulenti in 1965. Martinelli Luce has produced an exclusive version in Gold finish, presented in Paris for the first time at the Italian Institute of Culture for the party dedicated to the 50 years of the lamp. Pipistrello is a table or floor lamp with diffused light, adjustable height with telescope in brushed stainless steel. Diffuser in white opal methacrylate. Base and knob in metal painted in white, brown, purple, glossy black or made in brushed aluminum or polished copper. Use fluorescent light sources...

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