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.
Designer William Brand Annet van Egmond