An unstructured chandelier, light and just about impossible

Simbiosi, the latest Davide Groppi project at Light+Building

12/02/2016 - Weightlessness, simplicity, emotion and creative invention. Davide Groppi will present the latest projects at Light+Building. Products created from the desire to play and have fun with light.   Simbiosi project is among the 'luminous intuitions' that Davide Groppi will bring in Frankfurt: a chandelier that has been de-structured and that can be re-assembled according to the aesthetic taste of the user. It’s a kind of conjuring trick that gives you the possibility of connecting the diodes in series using very weak electric currents so as to have wires that are practically invisible.   As a whole, it appears weightless...

#Light+Building#Davide Groppi#Simbiosi
Magis at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

New products designed by Fukasawa, Wanders, Bouroullec, Aarnio

12/02/2016 - The Stockholm Furniture Fair is once again an occasion for Magis to amaze fair visitors with a series of products presented. The Italian design company proposes a selection of its many products: various versions of chairs and tables, developed in partnership with internationally renowned designers, highlighting the company’s ingenuity and ability to spot new trends, as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.   The Troy collection is expanded with an additional version with splendid steel-rod legs in metallic gold and copper, or in elegant black and white.   In the Officina collection, the Bouroullec brothers took on wrought iron, seeking...

#Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016#Magis#Naoto Fukasawa#Marcel Wanders#Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec#Eero Aarnio
From the Architectural to the Domestic

IN THE TUBE by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot‑Prévost for DCW Éditions

11/02/2016 - The architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot‑Prévost designed this collection —  now produced by DCW Éditions — with the objective of it being utterly original, almost indescribable, nearly unbreakable, timeless and completely durable. The « IN THE TUBE » collection comprises strong ideas, forms that are both free and constrained, and it comes in several lengths, diameters and colours. Made in borosilicate glass and closed with aluminium stoppers sealed in silicon, the mountings are in stainless-steel which allow it to be used as a suspension as well as on a wall or ceiling-mount.   « IN THE...

#DCW Éditions#IN THE TUBE#Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair#Stockholm Furniture Fair
A Personalised Vision of Wellness for Indoor and Outdoor

New Zucchetti. Kos products by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

11/02/2016 - To mark the Salone del Mobile (International Furniture Fair) 2016, scheduled to take place in Milan on 12-17 April 2016, Zucchetti. Kos, global leaders in the bathroom design sector, are presenting a new version of their iconic product Wazebo, in an unusual single format.   Designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba and already the recipient of the prestigious Design Plus 2015 award and Good Design™ Award 2015, the mini shower pavilion Wazebo is reaffirming its status as a unique and innovative object that offers elegant, high-tech and, now more than ever before, personalised outdoor wellness. The new single version is suited for use in more confined locations, allowing...

#ISaloni 2016#SaloneBagno#Zucchetti#Zucchetti.Kos#Ludovica+Roberto Palomba#Wazebo
Shades, ceramics with character

The new series of porcelain designed by Anne Jørgensen for Muuto

10/02/2016 - ​Muuto presents SHADES, a new series of porcelain designed by Anne Jørgensen. ‘The Shades series of porcelain objects was shaped playing with lines in the clay and the interaction with light. The facets in the ceramics create a pattern of shades that change constantly as you move around it. The contrast in the surface of the matte outside and the glazed inside, underlines the modern aesthetics of the porcelain.’ Anne Jørgensen   Creatively blurring the line between decoration and function, SHADES bowls & vases represent intriguing design for everyday life. The beautiful sculptured series consists of two different sized bowls...

#?Muuto#Anne Jørgensen#Shades#Ceramics#Ceramic#Bowls#Vases
Lightweight metal, iroko wood, woven rope with 'cannage' effect

Rivera outdoor collection: mediterranean vibe with by Minotti

10/02/2016 - The Rivera collection by Minotti suggests a typically Mediterranean vibe. This project is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors - lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the amazing elegance of fabrics - all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.   A slender handcrafted base in solid iroko heartwood supports an enveloping backrest in woven polypropylene fiber, available in Light Grey and Dark Brown colors. The “cannage” effect weave requires great skill and manual ability as well as tireless, patient workmanship. The Rivera...

#Minotti#Outdoor#Outdoor design#Rivera#Outdoor sofa#Massello di iroko
Award winning design gets upholstery

Normann Copenhagen is ready with upholstered versions of Form collection

12/02/2016 - Since Normann Copenhagen started the three year process of bringing Form from design concept to finished product, and presented the chair for the first time, it has really had wind in its sails. In record time, Form has become one of the company’s most popular designs, has been awarded one of the world’s most acknowledged design prizes, and the series has been increased with barstools, rocking chairs and 1:6 miniature versions. Full upholstery is now on the programme in the latest addition to the series. The new upholstered chair emphasises the main concept of the design, and is a beautiful illustration of how Form’s strong design language and well considered...

#Norman Copenhagen#Form#Stockholm Furniture & Fair#SFF
Plane Lamp by Front for Zero

The leitmotiv: transparency and sharpness

12/02/2016 - Transparency and sharpness characterise Plane, both as a pendant and a floor version, designed by Front for Zero.  "We were inspired by the light source material, it is completely transparent and works as a lens to spread the light. We wanted to let the technology be the a strong feature of the design so we created a simple grid to hold the light plane." It has a simple construction of thin metal wires in a structural grid crowned by a flat light source, turned off it is completely transparent, that spreads a pleasant light half-up, half-down. The result gives even illumination, excellent for most environments.  Zero on

High Nest Sofa designed by Form Us With Love for +Halle

An alternative to the traditional lounge area

12/02/2016 - +Halle presents NEST, a fresh interpretation of the typical lounge seating arrangement. NEST boldly challenges conventions - by taking the furniture to new heights, designed by Form Us With Love.   The series provides an alternative to the traditional lounge area, by simply adding a level. The two optional heights offer an opportunity to create dynamic settings in any environment, without compromising the level of comfort. "Our ideas of different height layers led, as they often do, into deeper research. We analysed the activities and behaviours of public spaces, and the upholstered furniture vs. bar stool seating scenario. Instead of putting the two characteristics...

#+Halle#Form Us With Love#NEST
Tilt awarded with Good Design Award

Nyta adjustable pendant lamp

12/02/2015 - Tilt received the Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, USA!   The Chicago Athenaeum presents the Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Tilt by Nyta emanates an open and soft light, and directs it exactly where it is needed. Easy, intuitive handling allows turning and swiveling the shade along its oblong opening in every direction. It works like a cupped reflector that you can freely move around the light source, thus gathering the light and directing it towards the space or object you want to illuminate.    The...

#Nyta#Tilt#Good Design Award
Qquadro: minimal shapes with eco-friendly touch

The new tap collection by Zazzeri on preview at iSaloni 2016

12/02/2016 - Zazzeri shows the new series Qquadro designed by Fabrizio Batoni, a collection with a clean and minimalist line, elegant and with very performing “Eco” features.   Simple, smooth and nice to the touch forms and a seemingly simple and essential lever the whole tap develops around. A lever which includes all the elements and mechanisms which emphasize the eco-friendly spirit with great performances of this new series. The tap for washbasin, which is a distinctive element of the collection, is proposed with Chrome and Brushed Steel finishing and it is available in the standard version or with the extended opening in three different heights (mm 151 –...

#Zazzeri#Fabrizio Batoni#Qquadro#ISaloni 2016#SaloneBagno#MDW#Milano Design Week
PLYCOLLECTION spotted at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016

Latvian tradition meets Scandinavian design

11/02/2016 - PLYCOLLECTION is combining the great experience and capabilities of Latvia’s furniture manufacturers with modern and world‐renowned Scandinavian design. PLYCOLLECTION, during Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016, presents its collections, among other Flow and Zesty:   Flow Every detail of flow chair has been designed with the greatest love. They think flow is one of the most beautiful wooden chairs created during the last 100 years. it is light and stackable multi-purpose chair that combines the beauty of plywood with innovative molding technique putting precision and details in focus. It’s clean look, timeless design and excellent sitting comfort...

#PLYCOLLECTION#Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair#SFF#Stockholm Furniture Fair
New Super Sustainable Seating for Public Interiors

IOU [I owe you] by Green Furniture Concept

11/02/2016 - Grand curving benches from Green Furniture have spread around the world in the last few years. Now they are introducing a new seating series - equally curving, but with an urban expression and an upcycled story. The new IOU seamless benches for public interior landscapes are based on flooring planks, and can take just about any shape.   The IOU [I owe you] - what is borrowed from nature will be returned - is a bench made of surplus planks from Kahrs' floor manufacturing in southern Sweden. IOU has a continuous, flexibly winding line, shaping creative spaces in public interiors. IOU is available both in raw oak, and in color, using VOC-free natural hard wax oil. "The...

#Green Furniture Concept#Green Furniture#IOU#Benches#Public Interiors#SFF#Stockholm Furniture Fair
Equipe Ceramicas presents Brick

A new ceramic floor and wall collection

11/02/2016 - Equipe Ceramicas has designed and developed a new ceramic floor and wall collection, called Brick. The project recalls the look of the walls in open brickwork typical of a number of cities worldwide, with a hand-crafted feel that reflects the industrial development of cities such as Berlin, New York and Londres.   In the liveliest districts of these cities, the reddish brick surfaces remain the clearest expression of the lively artistic and cultural scene of places with a story to tell. A story Equipe Ceramicas brings into the home, thanks to collections that can be used for both floors and walls. Created to furnish contemporary environments with the charm of post-industrial...

#Equipe Ceramicas#Brick#Ceramic floor#Ceramic wall
TNK Flex, an office chair which anticipates your movements

New Actiu proposals

11/02/2016 - The characteristics needed to make a great work chair are fundamentally based on its ergonomics, enabling it to be adjustable, to have a good lumbar support, that the support is sufficiently high enough to provide rest for the back and neck, that it has a sufficiently wide seat, preferably with arm rests to prevent muscle recharge, and furthermore rotation. To date, bear in mind these properties were sufficient, with a design focused on the support and rest of muscles and bones. Actiu has initiated a new and innovative stage in the field of office seating and from now on, by sitting on the new TNK Flex you will have an experience as comfortable and gratifying as wearing your favourite...

#Actiu#Work chair#Office chair#Alegre Design#TNK Flex
Inspired by Bricklaying, Parquets and Woodwork

BAUX presents the Acoustic Tile Plank by Form Us With Love

10/02/2016 - Step into the world of timber, woodworks and carpentry, The latest addition to the BAUX Tile Collection is designed to control sound environment with a refined look. BAUX presents the Acoustic Tile Plank, designed by Form Us With Love.  Herringbone, Basket Weave or Diagonal? The Plank is full of possibilities – simple to design, easy to assemble! Spectacular and elegant results with Acoustic benefits.   This new range of BAUX Tiles let´s you create classic patterns and handcrafts influenced by bricklaying, parquet floors and woodwork. With its natural colors, Plank creates effectful yet subtle environments for homes and offices. Natural Beauty Their...

#BAUX#Plank#Tile Collection#Form Us With Love
Infiniti Design at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016

Tondina, the new series of chairs by Favaretto & Partners

10/02/2016 - Infiniti Design presents Tondina, a new series of chairs by Favaretto & Partners. Fun and stylish, this seat is made by a multilayer back and a tubular structure in metal, which is provided in many several finishes, also for the Lounge version.   Both the seat and the back are in 12mm thick bentwood. The frame is made with a tube of 16 mm in diameter, to be chosen from the chrome finish, and black or white powder paint. The result is a minimalist-looking chair, which is a sophisticated reference to the Nordic style: simple, clean, with very minimal finishes. The chair is also available with upholstered back and seat panel. Infiniti by OMP Group on ARCHIPRODUCT...

#Infiniti Design#Tondina#Favaretto&Partners#Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016
David design: twelve new pieces at SFF 2016

New collaboration with international designer

10/02/2016 - Even though David design participate in several of the worlds leading furniture fairs, it is at Stockholm Furniture Fair most of their new products are launched. This year, as usual, it is the impressive number of 12 new products to be presented. You are welcome to visit David design, exhibition booth B01:13 one of the most creative companies in terms of furniture, lighting and accessories from world class designers.   Marfa Mezzanine, Design Claesson Koivisto Rune Perfectly balanced details giving the maximum harmonic proportions are characteristics of Claesson Koivisto Rune. Their cooperation with David design has over the years resulted in many classics, now...

#David design#Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair#Stockholm Furniture Fair#SFF
Oriental-inspired lamps with a Nordic touch

New color palette for Belle d’I collection by Hind Rabii

10/02/2016 - The colours of the Mediterranean, the perfumes of spices, the traditions and customs of Morocco encounter Nordic design and give life to Hind Rabii collections of unequalled elegance and refinement, with a touch of vibrant imagination. During the last edition of Maison&Objet, Hind Rabii has presented four new colour combinations for Belle d’I collection.   For this collection, Hind Rabii and Luc Vincent drew their inspiration from the characteristic shape of Marocco’s traditional Beldi glass for tea and infusions, featuring a central multi-colour band in relief. The simple, clean lines of the pendant are contrasted with the material quality of the...

#Maison&Objet#Hind Rabii#Lampade orientali#M&O
Scirocco H for Mandarin Oriental in Milan

Winter in Brass finish for the project designed by Antonio Citterio

10/02/2016 - Winter by Scirocco H, thanks to its clean design and the resistance and quality of the brass, its noble manufacturing material, has been chosen by the Studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors – one of the most worldwide renowned architectural firms – to heat the refined bathrooms of the Mandarin Oriental of Milan.   Discreet and essential, Winter is the bathroom towel heater with a unique minimal design that perfectly integrates with the sought-after and contemporary style of the first Italian building of the prestigious Hong Kong hotel chain. Made up of columns and square-section horizontal tubes, its key feature is the innovative system which...

#Termoarredi in ottone#Winter#Scirocco H#Mandarin Oriental#Scaldasalviette ad acqua calda