Monday, January 07, 2008
This chair is your archetype ‘Beautiful Stranger’, there is more than meets the eye. Whilst hiding a robust and angular base shape when it sits at a table, the frivolous back is the true eye catcher. Shapes of the earlier Chandelier range were reapplied on their trademark stark base design.
Born out of a Brand Van Egmond original, this Beautiful Stranger jumped with a grin into the 21st century – ready to be met, hard to resist.
Annet van Egmond
Superb, majestic, an object that is a jewel in itself. A cut-glass body crowned with a head that is topped with velvety material, as if she were a queen. When your path crosses Valentina you should lower your gaze in humility, knowing that no-one else can match her beauty. She is our Queen of Hearts.
The new Lakki bed by Piero Lissoni recalls the style of the great Italian design masters of the Fifties and Sixties. The bed is essential and free of decorations, bringing an atmosphere or rigorous simplicity into the bedroom. The slim elongated structure is conceptually derived from a deformation of a peg chair. It consists of 4 wooden legs connected at the side by an ultra-thin band, which suspends the mattress 'bedsprings' in space.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Dutchtub reflects a most refreshing input to the worldwide outdoor-bathing culture;
It’s a natural wood-fired hot tub with a modern flair in a gorgeous, functional and bizarre simple design. With its fast natural heating system and its low weight one can easily take the dutchtub to any place you like and use it as long there is water and wood. The extremely durable materials reflect its high quality.
It’s a hygienic and therapeutic product with a high fun-factor.
Posted by Narcis at 3/09/2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Bibendum is a one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic impressiveness with charm and esprit like no other leather armchair. Eileen Gray underscored the character of her endearing parlour lion with twinkling irony, she named it after the Michelin man, whose form this armchair calls to mind.
Ravioli is a comfortable seat for everyday use, its form is the result of a largely automatic design process. By means of the opportunities afforded by computer simulation, a square surface is blown up in three dimensions into a spatial shape that can support any number of uses, offering a rest, a seat, armrests, and a backrest. Ravioli therefore constitutes a contemporary interpretation of classical upholstered furniture.
A new dimension in sitting and reclining has been created with Lava Studio Vertijet has developed a model which is sitting-reclining-lounge furniture in one. Its flowing forms invite you to relax in different sitting and reclining positions – on several levels.
The name, clearly of Oriental origin, evokes a rarefied atmosphere of large Ottoman divans, of relaxation; indeed, the dimensions are large, airy, the cushions are connected up invisibly, standing on the ground. Large hems, taut fabrics, elegant and precious, smock stitch out of scale on the sides, confer a flavour of understated luxury.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Since its first appearance, the Up series, designed in 1969, has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design. The exceptional visual impact of seven models of seats, in various sizes, has made them unique in time. Up5 is the collection’s most famous, a female figure tied to a ball-shaped ottoman symbolizing the shackles that keep women subjugated’. A large sculpture that celebrates both the modern and the traditional, the UP7 “foot” is almost an archaeological relic of the modern era, expressing a fusion of art and design.
Posted by Narcis at 12/06/2006