Monday, December 26, 2005
Starck’s creative genius and Kartell’s technology once again bring to life a revolutionary and intriguing project, a collection of stools with a vase shape. They are three: Bohem 1, Bohem 2, Bohem 3 each one highlighting a different aspect of the vase as an object. Only an exclusive technology, a Kartell exclusive, used for the first time in the field of design, has permitted the creation of a collection of stools which are completely transparent, with a shape of remarkable aesthetic impact, which recalls the precious ancient classical vases. The shape is soft. They are smooth to the touch. The colours bright. The transparency, thanks to the technology adopted, manages to assume a tri-dimensionality.
Philippe Starck by Kartell
Designer Verner Panton, 1969.
Metal, injection molded plastic.
Made in Germany by Vitra
"Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colors. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their
imagination and make their surroundings more exciting." -Verner Panton
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Designed in line with that of the modern classics. The UFO table has beautifully curved lines, reaching towards space, like petals from a galactic flower, to hold the black smoked glass top. The space age design allows room for storage under the glass. The body is made from a low maintenance, high gloss lacquered fiberglass which does not yellow by the sun. Beautiful, clean, minimal design.
Made by Superieur, Switzerland
Isamu Noguchi was more of a sculptor than a designer. His sculptural style exerted a lasting influence on the organic design language of the 1950s. Noguchi’s Freeform Sofa differs completely from other designs of this time. His sofa looks like a sculpture made from two large flat river stones, yet, by way of its narrow organic form, it has a dynamic and light appearance. Noguchi emphasizes this effect with a thin but extremely comfortable upholstery and selection of fabrics in natural colors. Only few Freeform Sofas and Ottoman were produced around 1950 and these rare originals are now paid record prices at auctions. The Vitra Design Museum, authorized by the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, is now offering the sofa in its original form. It is perfect for living rooms, but is also ideal for lobby, hotel or boutiques settings.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
• the +1 Award 2004 as the fair’s most interesting new product at the Stockholm Furniture Fair
•Award for Design Excellence 2004 from the Norwegian Design Council
• Short listed for the Honours Award for Design Excellence 2004 from the Norwegian Design Council
Monobloc sofas and lounge chairs.
Chrome-plated steel feet. Steel frame. Springing on elastic strip springing. Upholstery in polyurethane/Dacron Du Pont. Non-removable internal nylon cover. Removable external fabric or leather cover, with quilted back- and armrests.
Modular seating system composed of sofas with two or three seats with cushions, armchairs, dormeuse with one armrest, day bed and pouf. Filler and cushions are in cold processed flexible polyurethane of different densities. The system is characterized by the H-shaped front structure, a strong and recognizable graphic and structural element. The reduced backrest completes the comfort of the seat and allows a proper rest position for the elbow. The fabric covering is available in solid color and in two different colour couplings that produce two particular aesthetic effects: the first conveys an expansion of the shape and the latter a more intimate nesting effect.
This wall mounted mirror is engineered to rotate and move on any axis and present a near perfect reflection.
A lever and ball joint at the back of the mirror facilitates smooth movement and allows positioning at all angles – reflecting any aspect or corner of an interior.
Sophisticated compound curves are combined with precision injected moulded casing, die-cast aluminum fixings and an instrument grade mirrored glass lens. This is a very clear expression of quality and a unique, desirable design object.
New colours are available for this white polyethylene modular double-sided bookcase.
In addition to the white bookcase, light and dark green, and red versions are also available to complete the 2004 project. The components, created using a rotational technique, are joined by means of snap-on clips. Versions with internal lighting are also available.
Ronan & Erwan Bourrellec
Designer William Brand Annet van Egmond