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Milan 2013: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón presents aluminium and terracotta outdoor furniture designed for BD Barcelona Design in this movie. The collection went on show at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan earlier today.
The new collection, entitled Gardenias, includes cast aluminium seating in muted colours and terracotta vessels with small hoods. Armchairs and benches in the collection have slatted backs, with some extending over to form canopies. The chairs have padded seats and backs, with aluminium tubes that loop around to form armrests and flick out to create feet. “We have worked with aluminium in the way you would work with wood,” adds Hayón.
The Fa.B. fabric bookcase is an eco-focused book storage system with minimal environmental impact and a fabulous new way to arrange and protect your books and magazines. It is suitable for your home and office and it can be used as a bookcase and a room divider at the same time.
The frame is made of birch plywood and is foldable and easy to assemble. It comes on castors making it simple to push around from room to room to place it wherever you need it.
Jam is a sofa based on the pleasures of man; that of lounging and physical connection.
It addresses the pleasures of lounging with an elongated form and armrests that support the head. Inspired by the items that are always getting lost between the cushions, Jam allows you to purposefully store your objects where you want them. With a space between two cushions, one can insert objects of his or her desire or hide objects of his or her personal dismay.
While inserting objects into the sofa, Jam creates a physical connection between man and furniture. In the brief moment of sticking items into the depth of the sofa, one feels a suggestion of intimacy while the warmth of the fabric offers assurance in keeping one’s items safe.
21 May / Hockenheimer Stool by NJUStudio
Stack up those glossy magazines you can’t bear to throw out, buckle them down with a pillow on a pale Nordic-ish birch wood base, and voila! you’ve got a dandy designer footstool, or extra seating for a party…
More than mere designer furniture, the Hockenheimer stool (by German design firm NJUStudio) is a personal objet d’art that makes a statement about who you are and your individual style:
Martha Stewart Living?
Or will you show off your treasured Rolling Stone back issues?
Heck, you can even show off your lifetime subscription to the Wall Street Journal, if that’s your style!
The Hockenheimer stool comes with a stand of birch wood handmade in a youth workshop in Bavaria, custom-made leather straps with buckles and rivets added by hand, and a unique hand-crafted cotton/polyester pillow to top it off.
The wood base comes in two sizes: Magazine style 305mm x 250mm x 70mm (approx. 12″ x 9.8″ x 2.75″); or Newspaper style 415mm x 305mm x 70mm (approx. 16.3″ x 12″ x 2.75″).
You can buy both the magazine and newspaper version at the Shop.
A stool is basically lifting up the ground.
Traditional tile designs can spread infinitely by just repeating a single shape, creating patterns by combining different colors of the same material. The most efficient form, offering the greatest possibilities, is the rhombus. Three of them make a hexagon which is the best way to cover a surface. Using three colors you get a fascinating optical effect.
Putting together these two principles we obtain the idea for this product: making a stool from a single basic piece (a leg with 1/3 of the seat), which repeated three times becomes a stool and many of them in combination create a borderless surface with infinite pattern combinations.
The gummitwist system consists of wooden rods, painted metal shelves and rubber bands. It can be customized with either shelves or hanging folders. The rubber bands are available in 6 different colors.
Italian design company Nucleo is back with Histogram, which was shown in Milan last week. Made from epoxy and resin and pigments, Histogram is a series of tables made of connected rectangles that stress the idea of breaking down a source image into parts and then reconstructing it.
The “Giant Birdsnest for creating new ideas” was conceived and created by O*GE as a prototype for new and inspiring socializing space, which can be seen as a morph of furniture and playground. Its powerful, yet simple concept and intriguing character needs no explanation or user manual: Ready to to be used, to be played in, and be worked in. With its 4.50 m diameter the big version can host up to 16 people at once, offering a comfortable and sensual soft space, various siting positions, configurations for informal meetings and social exchange. Up to now three different sizes have been developed and can be ordered at demand. Simply jump in and enjoy.
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