Sunday, April 30, 2006
The approach to this collection design is simplicity. A luxury kitchen system, offering a wide range of cabinets and components, suitable for a variety of homes. The handle-less kitchen system is characterized by simple lines and minimalistic details.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Modular seating for the outdoors, comprised of corner, central, chaise longue and pouf elements. Upholstered in Paola Lenti's signature Rope fabric. Structure made of cataphoresis treated steel with polyester varnish. Feet made of brushed AISI 304 stainless steel. Backside of the seat covered with thermoformed panels and polyester fabric. Island is available in a selection of 12 colours.
Full and soft forms distinguish this seat by Jean Marie Massaud. It looks like a giant sponge or, especially in the white version, a huge squashed golf ball whose indentations have been deformed under pressure. It is proposed in a floor version in a glossy green finish or in glossy black on a metallic swivel base that gives it an unexpected lightness. This low, wide chair (110 cm in diameter, 40 cm high or 70 cm high with the base) is an important furnishing element and an informal all-purpose element for relaxation in the living room or bedroom. It is made of thermoplastic using the rotary technique, which allows for its complex form and the possibility of having it in all the glossy finishes or opaque colors in the Porro repertoire.
Jean Marie Massaud
MIRALOOK is equally surprising both indoor and outdoor, as it invites to reinterpret the reality through the sight.
From the technical point of view, MIRALOOK transmits comfort and ergonomics. Both back and arm rest embody a sole piece of injected polypropylene, mounted on an aluminium structure for outdoor or on a chrome plated or polyester surface two layers, treated steel, for indoor use.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
The unique Astral bench was designed in 1979 and has won a host of awards for its sculptural shape and innovative construction. It comprises only two repeat elements that go together to create the back and seat. The construction forms a semi-circle whereby the bench bears its own weight and creates a unique seated sculpture. The bench is made from lacquered maple. It is also available in ash or oiled teak for outdoor use. Astral is also made as a straight bench.
Onda is designed for sleeping, sitting and just relaxing and features a swivelling backrest. So a seat becomes bed and a bed becomes a seat as quick as a flash. Ergonomically correct for both functions, it also enjoys an unusually dainty appearance.
Designer William Brand Annet van Egmond