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Artek starring at Biennale Interieur in KortrijkIconic designs in an optical site-specific installation

Artek starring at Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk

24/10/2014 - Finnish furniture company Artek has been invited by the Biennale INTERIEUR 2014 to create an installation in Hall 4 of Kortrijk Xpo. The site-specific installation, based on an optical illusion created through mirrored walls, presents four iconic products by the Nordic Masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of them in a new interpretation by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. The presentation marks the first large-scale collaboration between Artek and Vitra Belgium and the Netherlands, the official distributors of Artek since 1st October 2014. The products shown are carefully chosen from the Artek portfolio, not only as classics, but because they represent...

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De Padova at Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-PathéTo construct on construction, as an opportunity to recapture space

De Padova at Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

24/10/2014 - The collaboration between the De Padova contract division and the prestigious studio RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop continues and consolidates. On 5 September, in Paris, the new headquarters of Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé was opened, designed by Renzo Piano and his team. 'To construct on construction, as an opportunity to recapture space' The foundation is a private institution that conserves the archive of the Pathé production house and generally engages in promotional and educational activities on cinema and its history. The new facility is at the center of a block in the 13th Arrondissement, and is an unexpected presence, a...

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Crassevig presents Lene, design by This Weber

Crassevig presents Lene, design by This Weber

24/10/2014 - Lene is a project developed and designed by This Weber for Crassevig. First as an armchair, created in 2013, followed by the chair, which keeps intact the same features such as perfect ergonomics, clean lines and comfort.   Lene is the result of an eloquent analysis of proportions and dimensions. The solid oak or ash frame supports perfectly the curved seat and back: a product of great stability and a remarkable piece of craftsmanship.   The curved and rounded lines assure the essential and fluid shape of lene. the perfect curvature of the back offers body support and maximum comfort. The wood back legs support the back thanks to the unique joints, offering...

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Raindrops keep falling... leave it to SCHÖNBUCH!

Raindrops keep falling... leave it to SCHÖNBUCH!

24/10/2014 - Who cares if there are dark clouds in the sky? At home and in the office the world is a nicer place with attractive umbrella stands and other must-have furnishing designed by SCHÖNBUCH. All-round perfection: invert the RACK umbrella stand and – surprise, surprise – a small side table is revealed. It is available in gleaming smoked chrome plate or with a powder-coated paint finish. Sparkling performance: The chrome-plated LUX umbrella stand puts the e mphasis on efficiency. It has a plastic drip tray. On special occasions the versatile 0531. umbrella stand can be used to hold long-stemmed flowers instead of the usual umbrellas. The subtle beauty of wood:...

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Shelf + desk + chair = officeNendo's installation at Orgatec

Shelf + desk + chair = office

23/10/2014 - While our demands on office space become only more and more diverse, office furniture has not changed along with these demands and remains oddly standardised. In contrast, Nendo installation tried to capture the spirit of Kokuyo Furniture by returning to the fundamental principles of the office and asking what, ultimately, an office is. 'We broke the office down into its smallest components – explains the designer  – then put it back together again, creating new relationships between the component items to explore the possibilities of future office space. Instead of opting for the usual smooth, glossy office furniture finish, we used a varied matte...

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And the Winner is... Søborg Chair!Fredericia's chair wins the 'Best Comeback of the Year' at Design Awards 2014

And the Winner is... Søborg Chair!

24/10/2014 - Fredericia relaunched the Søborg Chair in 2014 to mark the centenary of Børge Mogensen's birth. The SØBORG CHAIR has been well received and has now earned its first recognition – winning in the 'Best Comeback of the Year' category at Design Awards 2014. About theSøborg Chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia the jury said: "It is simple, cool and extremely refined. It is Børge Mogensen in a new way, more light, elegant and organic than we know him." In their partnership, Fredericia and Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) always strived for perfection. This meant, for example, that FREDERICIA...

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Stand-up: a stylish, fun and new moverNews from Wilkhahn at Orgatec 2014

Stand-up: a stylish, fun and new mover

24/10/2014 - Stand-Up is Wilkhahn’s innovative new product, designed by Thorsten Franck, that brings a fun approach to the serious side of (working) life. It was based on a one-legged milking stool that can be tipped in any direction. Apart from health-driven motives, Stand-Up’s all about encouraging casual meetings, group dynamics and creativity. It’s destined for recreational and breakout zones, project and workshop spaces, or lobbies and waiting areas. When people perch on the one-legged standingsitting hybrid Stand-Up gains two more legs. It encourages us to forget familiar positions and postures, swing our hips and let our thoughts take flight. Because Stand-Up’s...

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Platek Light: special lighting for the Pont de la Matte, in Saint-Nazaire, France

Platek Light: special lighting for the Pont de la Matte, in Saint-Nazaire, France

24/10/2014 - During his press conference presentation on the building of the new Pont de la Matte project, Olivier Richard, the Vice President of the Large Scale Public Services Commission, said “This project will completely revamp the entrance to Saint-Nazaire”.   The works which include the dismantling of the old bridge and replacing it with a more stable structure stemmed from the need to guarantee easier access to the adjacent railway station and improve traffic flow. The obstacles to be overcome were clearly evident before setting up the building sites: the Pont de la Matte is strategic to the infrastructure of the City of Saint-Nazaire and serves as the main entrance...

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KriskaDECOR presents Gernika at OragatecThe room divider made by a combintaion of chains

KriskaDECOR presents Gernika at Oragatec

24/10/2014 - KriskaDECOR shows at Oragatec its new modular room divider made with KriskaDECOR aluminium chain: Gernika.   Gernika is unique divider that offers plenty of possibilities to create your own customized product. Depending from your desire, this product can be modify with shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. Any picture can be reproduce in chain by combining up to 15 colours from our broad palette - the limit is only your imagination.   Chain used in the divider gives comfort of intimacy, but also allows vision and ventilation. Its transparent structure (halfdroop) reduce the entrance of sunlight by 50%. Gernika is perfect solution to define and separate space,...

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Gardenias Indoor spotted at Interieur 2014Subtlety, beauty and memory... Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona

Gardenias Indoor spotted at Interieur 2014

23/10/2014 - Jaime Hayon continues to be one of the most celebrated Spanish designers on the international stage. When in 2006 BD Barcelona decided to bet on his talent with the successful Showtime Collection, Jaime still was an emerging talent with an artistic profile out of the ordinary. His style has been refined over the years. Gardenias is his second collection for BD and it features the same virtues as the first: quality, personality, elegance, the right dose of romanticism and versatility for home and contract use. The collection is divided into outdoor, which is conceived to bring back the classic elegance for garden furniture at a contemporary production; and the indoor...

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