Bark Furniture is delighted to announce the launch of their new Acorn One-Seater and Two-Seater chairs alongside launching Bark Jr with a mini version of the Kustom armchair. Their latest additions to the Acorn range were inspired by an old piece of furniture spotted in a second hand shop while travelling through South America, and the resulting designs are neatly infused with a sense of history while still remaining firmly in the present.
Windworks, the latest project of Merel Karhof, just opened last week on the Dutch National Mill Day at the well-known and typical area of the Zaanse Schans, in the north-west of the Netherlands.
Unique to this project is that the materials (dyes, fabrics and wood) are all created at the Zaanse Schans and all use a free and inexhaustible energy source; the wind. Visit Windworks until 19 May at colour mill ‘De Kat’, and experience how windmills that are working together can turn into a complete production process.
Windworks can be seen as an urban factory, using wind as its main source of energy. According to Merel Karhof there is an important element missing in the discussion around free sources of energy as she explains the idea behind her project as follows: ‘’Everyone is talking about green energy, but nobody knows what that means, how much wind energy do you need to make a scarf? In this project I have visualised the wind, and what it can produce.”
A variety of little colourfull pillows form the upholstery of the stools, chairs and benches. Each size of the pillow represents the amount of time needed by the wind to make it, thus giving insight into length of the production process.
The Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York will promote Insidenorway at the ICFF (May 18-21) in Booth 922. One of the most exciting features is the return of a special prototype exhibit featuring the work of 21 emerging designers. Curated by Paul Makovsky, who traveled around the country to make the final selection, The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway will present prototypes of home furnishings that reflect the vibrant design scene in Oslo and beyond. One of the prototypes from last year – blankets designed by Snøhetta – is now being produced by Røros Tweed and will officially launch at the show this year. After the ICFF, the exhibit will travel to LA for Dwell on Design.
‘Foulard’ is a curved glass wall shelves collection, designed as a modular system to allow several layouts on the wall. The traditional archetype of the wall shelves, meant as a horizontal plane only, is reinterpreted in a three-dimensional way, made possible thanks to the features of curved glass using FIAM’s advanced production technology. ‘Foulard’ is a sequence of curves and deformations of the material that creates a series of shelves and transparency plays, creating the illusion to wrap itself around the objects inside. Read More…
Lighting specialists Artemide and fashion brand ISSEY MIYAKE are proud to announce their participation at
Clerkenwell Design Week this May. Situated in the prime location of the Farmiloe Building’s main window on St Johns Street, Artemide and ISSEY MIYAKE will curate a spectacular installation of the IN-EI light range, a collection of lights born from a collaboration marrying Artemide’s lighting expertise and Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab.’s innovative approach to material and design.
“IN-EI” is Japanese for “shadow, shadiness, nuance”. Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D geometric principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Miyake’s unique folding technology creates both statuesque forms as well as sufficient solidity. The structure of the recycled material, together with an additional surface treatment allows these shades to perfectly keep their shape without the need for internal frame, and to be reshaped when needed. Read More…
Loaf reveals their Geronimo chair in a gorgeous new gunmetal colour, available from mid-June. The original white Geronimo chair, launched in March 2013 as part of their new kitchen tables and chairs range, has proved so popular that they decided to give the design a makeover in gunmetal.
Stylish as well as original, the Geronimo is hand-welded by skilled metal workers the old fashioned way. With an industrial look it is still a supremely comfy piece with a natural linen seat pad. Geronimo’s style works equally well with both traditional and contemporary tables.
A beautifully comfortable chair with great curves and a swivel base.The designers at JDD, lead by a design philosophy above anything else, create products that tackle the issues of the evolving modern space.
All their products are made locally in the United Kingdom working with their own team of craftmen with almost a decade of experience.
Los Angeles based designer Carlo Aiello recently won the prestigious 2013 ICFF Studio Award with the Parabola Chair. The design intention of the Parabola Chair by Los Angeles-based product designer Carlo Aiello was to create a simple and porous yet highly sculptural chair. The challenge was to achieve a single surface that serves as seating, armrest, and backrest supported by a minimal structure. Although the chair exhibits curvatures in two directions all its components are straight and easy to manufacture. In order to achieve perfect comfort both curvatures were carefully calibrated to hold the body in the best position.
On occasion of the 52nd edition of the Salone del Mobile, Joost van Bleiswijk launched his new Construction Lamps collection for the renowned Dutch design label Moooi.
The Construction Lamps were presented at Moooi’s Milan exhibition: find your way home to Moooi’s ”unexpected welcome” and were accompanied by the current and new collection by, among others, Marcel Wanders, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc, shown in a setting of iconic, rich and colourfully dressed living quarters.
The lamps are inspired by metal factory constructions, electricity poles, and constructive elements.
This collection, like other designs from Joost, originate from his inventiveness and curiosity combined with expert skills and industrial tools.
The Construction Lamps are available in matt black and white combined with wood.
Though not in the same league as other multi-purpose chairs listed here, The Stooler wins a place for sheer innovation. Rather than being a chair that can turns into other things, it is something that can turn anything into a chair.
Though The Stooler can literally transform anything, from a ball to a pile of papers to a bale of hay into a functional chair, it’s not guaranteed that it will actually be comfy. The Stooler is the type of thing you want packed away in your camping gear so you can knock up a canny little seat with whatever is lying around. Read More…
Less Armchair by Attila Jónás pushes the boundaries of product design, It is a minimalist furniture that was born from several issues.
What is the design or art, what is beautiful and what is ugly, how far we can go, what do we call, a well-designed product? If something is simple , is it beautiful as well? Why? If less is more, a little is much? How does the simplest armchair look like?
This one’s for the hoarders; the adaptable design by Stephen Schulz allows for users to fill in the gaps with whatever they wish. Choose colourful fabrics and cushions, cuddly toys, or the entire contents of your desk draws. The idea behind the chair was to hand over design flexibility to the owner and to give them a chance to make their own mark on it by filling the gaps with whatever takes their fancy. The designers suggest using fully recycled and upcycled goods to retain the eco-friendly ethos.
Acclaimed lighting designer Sharon Marston will be presenting a range of specially selected designs at the new and exciting INTERIORS LDN next month.
Sharon Marston is a London based lighting designer renowned for her sculptural use of fibre optics. Materials, craftsmanship and techniques are cleverly interwoven into her light features in surprising innovative ways. As a result, her work has a fluidity, drama and sculptural quality that clearly sets it apart from other contemporary light designs. The spectacular Flight, Amber, Morelle, Dujardin, Diore and Cluster are the six chosen designs to illuminate Marston’s stand at INTERIORS LDN. Read More…
A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tete a Tete love seat, the Double View bench encourages you to change your perspective with a minimal effort. The double backrest pivots around an axis located below the seat and thus two people can sit side by side, or in opposing directions. You choose, then change.
Designer Chloe De La Chaise mixes design and craftsmanship in this wooden bench which is produced to her specifications by a French cabinet maker whose work is recognized by the “Ateliers d’Art de France” . Double View bench is as superbly crafted as it is designed. The small dimensions (a true 2 person bench) make it the pefect choice for limited spaces.
David Trubridge always intellectualized his design, the symbolic behind this pendant light design is the heaviness a bag enlighten by the knowledge hence the name, Basket of Knowledge.
David Trubrige’s words about what inspired him;
They hold the knowledge of the natural world (Kete Arounui), the spiritual world (Kete Tuaatea), and our rational world (Kete Tuauri). The knowledge needs to be in balance for us to live harmoniously on Earth.
Studio Nl has added a touch to conventional desk, for people like me who need a nap after spending too much time on the computer. If the phone rings, or that you have to get back to work, you can be ready in just a minute.