Nendo. The space in between

Softer than Steel collection will be featured at the Design Museum Holon

27/05/2016 - The Softer than Steel collection, synthesis of Italian technical ability and Japanese poetry, designed by Studio Nendo for Desalto, will be featured at the Design Museum Holon, Israel, on the occasion of the Japanese designer Oki Sato's first retrospective entitled 'The space in between'.   The exhibition investigates the only space in which the Studio Nendo's founder could not intervene, the space in between, but on which the talented designer actually powerfully does: what is in-between, what is un-design and the carefully calculated operative-area left to light and air. The theme became a narrative expedient to tell the story of a unique career,...

#Studio Nendo#Desalto#Design Museum Holon
Candela, the evolution of light

The 21st Century Lantern by Francisco Gomez Paz

27/05/2016 - In a world in which digital solutions are increasingly pervasive in our daily life, Astep aspires to combine the quality of life that new technologies offer, with the respect for people, objects and the environment that has always been at the core of good design... on this basis Candela was born.  Candela is not only a lamp but also a manifesto that speaks of evolution in design and technology, and respect for the environment.  By continuing the long tradition of elegant Scandinavian flame luminaries, Candela, designed by Francisco Gomez Paz, advances this classic product typology with 21st century technology: the use of fire to power LED lights represents...

#Astep#Candela#Francisco Gomez Paz#Alessandro Sarfatti
Frame soft collection by Alberto Meda

More comfort for the iconic collection by Alias

26/05/2016 - Following their presentation at the 2015 edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the rollingframe+ TILT and meetingframe+ TILT seating in the SOFT version and the debut of the new black chrome-plated frame finish at IMM Cologne 2016, the frame family continues to grow with the introduction of SOFT cushioning, also on the frame XL, longframe, armframe models.   The new family of chairs is aimed at an increasingly demanding target which seeks highly sophisticated aesthetics, as well as the contract market which increasingly calls for managerial seating solutions and lounge areas where products with a reach essence but comfortable are required. Frame soft...

#Alias#Alberto Meda#Frame soft collection
Wood boxes decorating any spaces

Lauki by Treku

25/05/2016 - Lauki, a thin half-centimetre frame envelopes the entire piece, outlining the drawers that lend a touch of imagination and resolution to a design that is easy to admire yet difficult to materalise. The aesthetic subtlety of this collection by Treku draws you to it and invites you to touch and contemplate it.   The Lauki collection is made up of multiple boxes that can be arranged on the floor, piled on top of one another or hung from the wall. Moreover, these boxes are available in a wide range of different measurements, finishes and functions (drawers, doors, open modules, etc.), thus enabling you to create an endless variety of configurations to suit any room.   For...

#Lauki#Treku#Salone Mobile#Milano Design Week
Färg & Blanche: Couture armchair

The collection for BD Barcelona made with Wood Tailoring TM technique

24/05/2016 - BD Barcelona presents Couture armchair designed by Färg & Blanche made with Wood TailoringTM technique. Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche are a young couple of designers (with Swedish and French origins respectively) who add personality, technique and innovation. They have been developing a technique over the years at their studio in Stockholm, being bapitised and registered as Wood TailoringTM, which includes the use of sewing machines directly over hard materials like wood, to unify different parts. With it, the patterns created have an aesthetic value within themselves and offer amazing results. The first pieces made using this technique, which require...

#BD Barcelona#Couture#Färg & Blanche
Floating sculptures, soft shapes, aerodynamic design

Relax according to de Sede

24/05/2016 - de Sede unveiled its new proposals in the field of relaxing at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. In 2016 de Sede demonstrates once again its ability to innovate. With new creations, de Sede has made inspiring compositions of high quality materials, excellent workmanship and harmonious materials and colors. DS-21, design Stephan Hürlemann DS-21 brings together the ease and familiarity of a seating area with the grandeur of high feet. A new combination, it represents the maturing of a typology previously only found in lounges. The DS-21 has the appearance of a floating sculpture, an elevated seating area, and can be used in both private and semi-public...

#De Sede#Alfredo Häberli#Stephan Hürlemann#Werner Aisslinger#Salone Mobile#Milano Design Week
Concentric. Hypnotic Effect

Rob Zinn for Marset

27/05/2016 - Concentric is a visually striking lamp designed by Rob Zinn for Marset, whether it’s on or off, though turned on in the dark is when it becomes the most impressive and dynamic. The effect it promotes is almost hypnotic, because of the way the light vibrates when we view it.   Concentric’s design emerges from the observation of a natural phenomenon: while on an airplane journey, the fixture’s designer noticed the effect of the sunlight entering through the windows and reflecting the vibrant colors of the passengers’ clothing on the curved white surface of the airplane’s interior. The Concentric collection is based on an artistic endeavour...

#Marset#Concentric#Rob Zinn#ICFF#New York
Massproductions spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week

Best-selling signature collection and new products on show

27/05/2016 - In the 2016/2017 catalogue Massproductions best-selling signature collection Tio gets a refresh with a range of new colors and they introduce the Endless shelving system and the Ferric workshop table, both extendable and multifunctional problem solvers. Other notable news include the Spark lounger and footstool, the Dandy ottoman and the Icha Icha desk.   World of colors The Tio series is Massproductions’ signature collection, appreciated by architects and private clients around the world. At the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Tio gets a refresh with a range of new colors.   The Tio chairs and tables are made from galvanized metal wire, designed...

#Massproductions#Clerkenwell Design Week#CDW
Japik, a table that breathes the Frisian scenic landscape

Gjalt Pilat and Jan Ketelaar for Pilat & Pilat

27/05/2016 - Gjalt Pilat and Jan Ketelaar created a unique design: a table that breathes the Frisian scenic landscape. Japik also represents a dialogue between the firm furniture designer and the philosophical artist. There they are, sitting at a table together in the interior café Pilat & Pilat Twijzel. Admittedly, they’re sitting at a beautiful table, but the topic of conversation is missing. That unique copy is still at the workshop in Bosnia. That table, is the result of the cooperation between Gjalt Pilat and visual artist Jan Ketelaar – alias Potzemaker - remains near the craftsmen.    Gjalt Pilat loves art and has often worked together with artists....

#Pilat & Pilat#Gjalt Pilat#Jan Ketelaar
Pheniks Collection: Vintage meets Modern

Sifas for your Outdoor

26/05/2016 - Inspired by the Scandinavian design of the fifties, Pheniks collection by Sifas introduces a new weaving system that is elegant and comfortable to seat without cushions.   The Textylene® straps driy very quickly and the aluminium frame is very easy to maintain. This new collection by Eric Carrère blends perfectly with modern interiors, but likewise complements homes in charming classical styles. The vintage look of this collection makes for cosy and comfortable design. All the pieces in the collection are light and easy to shift between the indoors and the outdoors.   Indoors, the collection can enhance a beautiful solid wood dining table, while outdoors...

#Sifas#Pheniks#Eric Carrère#Outdoor#ICFF#New York
Organic shapes in stark contrast with understated and sober constructions

New Piet Boon Collection

26/05/2016 - This year Studio Piet Boon, in collaboration with New York based Piet Boon Collection retailer LEPERE, debuted its extraordinary contrasting collection at the ICFF in New York. The studio’s creative signature has ever since its inception developed itself according to the same strong foundation.   As Piet Boon quotes; “because what we create must remain beautiful, even after ten years”. Fresh from the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new designs; BO sofa, RAAF table, coffee table and chair and KEKKE mirrors, reflect the studio’s effort of pushing the boundaries of its own creative signature. In line with the studio’s multidisciplinary philosophy...

#Piet Boon#Studio Piet Boon#ICFF#New York
hollis+morris: clean, contemporary and daring signs

Pier Table and Bolt Sconce

26/05/2016 - hollis+morris unveiled its newest pieces of furniture and lighting featuring thoughtful designs that are both subtle and timeless: the Pier Table and Bolt Sconce.   Inspired by a maritime pier jutting out into the sea the Pier Table gets its stability from its many posts positioned at various angles to endure the oceans fury. The Bolt Sconce/pendant is available in 2 different sizes (3’ and 5’) and is the perfect companion to a boardroom table or stand alone as a brilliant wall feature. The burst of light against a wall highlights the dramatic shape of the sconce and its dimmable features make it palatable to any room or office.   “Everything...

#Hollis+morris#Pier Table#Bolt Sconce#ICFF
Neonny: Ring with Windows

26/05/2016 - Inspired by the airplane windows, the Ring by Neonny is designed to provide horizontal light distribution through window openings on inner and outer side of the circle fixture. Neonny on ...

BAUX captures the Nordic entrepreneurial spirit

Blue geometric tiles for new KPMG headquarters

25/04/2016 - On moving to their new offices nestled in the newly renovated Nordhaven district in Copenhagen, KPMG wanted to create a space that represented their Nordic business values. Lead designer Francisco Sarria, took his inspiration from the dockside location. The idea was to bring the location indoors. Large-scale BAUX designs fill the reception and waiting areas with visions of sea and sky. It’s here that visitors get their first taste of the relaxed Nordic style of business. The geometric BAUX shapes meant many possibilities for graphic expression. Everything points up and to the right – forwards, towards innovation. Two twenty-meter tall BAUX designs give the...

#BAUX#KPMG#Francisco Sarria
Woodnotes + Nikari Temporary Showroom

In Helsinki until September

25/04/2016 - Woodnotes opens a showroom with Nikari in Helsinki, which will be open all summer until the beginning of September. In the showroom it is possible to experience the products in a space and also do a little shopping and get professional help concerning the products and interior in general.    Nikari is a Finnish company producing high-quality wooden furniture. Founded in 1967, Nikari’s products are made out of certified wood and they last from generation to another – not only due to their quality, but also for their beautifully subtle and ageless design. Woodnotes was founded in 1987 and combines artistic creativity with advanced technologies using Finnish...

Red Dot Award for Lapalma

ADD bench system wins the prestigious award

25/05/2016 - After being selected for ADI Design Index 2015, it is currently in the running for Compasso d’Oro. Also, it has received the special mention from the German Design Council. And now the bench system ADD, signed by Francesco Rota for Lapalma, has won the Essen Red Dot Award.   It is definitely one of the most prestigious awards for international design; a benchmark for the quality of the jury, the excellence of award-winning products and the amount of those submitted and evaluated every year, all standing out for beauty, functionality and ease of use. For 60 years the highest standards contributed to the success of the Award: therefore being awarded with “Red...

#Lapalma#Francesco Rota#Add#Red Dot Award
Zebra: maximum performance in the outdoor

New Area Declic seatings collection for indoor and outdoor

25/05/2016 - Zebra, a perfect connection between indoor and outdoor, has improved. It is now available with stainless-steel frame and polyester belts.   The polyester belt ensures high resistance to time wear, exposure to sunlight, weathering and marine organisms. Stainless-steel, now established as protagonist of outdoor furniture thanks to the extreme resistance to corrosion, fire and heat, also proves to be the perfect material for indoor use as well.   The game of reflexes tone-on-tone, created by the reflection of light on the straps, is very pleasant and gives softness and lightness of the overall appearance of the seat. Area Declic's Zebra collection is...

#Zebra#Area Declic
Caesar Ceramiche the protagonists at Architect@work Lyon

Ceramic quality and avant-garde aesthetics

24/05/2016 -  Just a few days after the Danish leg of the Architect@Work event that saw architects and professionals in the ceramic tile sector gather in Copenhagen, Caesar is making a quick detour to France to be at the latest leg of the series of road shows dedicated to the prevailing innovations in surfaces, materials, applications of use and porcelain stoneware tiles. In fact, on June 2 and June 3, Lyon will become the shop window for the latest architectural and design trends, as it hosts the international road show at La Halle Tony Garnier. Project Evolution, from the Trace Mint hue to the Tale Classico and Tale Silver coloursand the Elapse Decors decorative...

#Ceramiche Caesar#Caesar#Architect@work Lione
Red Dot Design Award 2016 for Ozzio Italia

Awarded 4x4 table

25/05/2016 - Ozzio Italia is delighted to announce that the 4x4 table designed by Giulio Manzoni has been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2016 in the product Design Category with the following reasons:   “The new table 4X4 presents an exclusive opening system. The product changes its shape and outlook because of the extensions that, once opened, cross the veins of top and give an elegant leitmotif. Metal frame extendable dining table with wooden top and extensions, metal sliding mechanism.”   The 4x4 table has been, since its release in April 2015, a best seller among Ozzio collection. It perfectly represents the philosophy of transformation, uniqueness...

#Ozzio Italia#Red Dot Design Award
Nunziati’s ‘Pomodoro’-inspired sculptural mirror

The new project for Natevo. An oval 'liquid metal' frame and rear-illuminating LED system

22/05/2016 - For Natevo, a brand by Flou, Matteo Nunziati has created a sculptural mirror inspired by the art of 'Pomodoro'. It's called Saturno and its design is inspired by an oval 'liquid metal', hand-troweled frame. As with all Natevo pieces, it boasts a rear-illuminating LED system. 'The idea - explains the designer - was to try to give the product an artisanal finish, though it is intended for mass production. It is created using a mold, so the structure is serial. But the bronze finish, created with liquid metal and applied by hand or sprayed on by machines, makes it an artisanal - artistic product.' Furnished with double attachments, the Saturno...

#Matteo Nunziati#Natevo#Flou