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Furniture Design News
Parabola Chair Wins Red Dot And Good Design Awards And Launches Kickstarter Campaign
The Parabola Chair designed by Carlo Aiello wins the Red Dot and Good Design awards and launches Kickstarter campaign.
The design derived from the mathematical analysis of hyperbolic paraboloids and their strong structural characteristics of minimal surface thickness and long spans. The research focused on the potential of calibrating these surfaces to the human body. Two paraboloids merge into a single surface that serves as seating, backrest, and armrest supported by a lightweight frame. The outcome is a highly sculptural chair seen as an open mesh that allows light and space to flow through – a porous visual statement.
“The goal was to create a new chair, something radically novel with a refined aesthetic and an easy fabrication process” – says designer Carlo Aiello
The Parabola Chair is available in polished stainless steel; ideal for indoors and outdoors and it is built to last and delight generations.
It was named “an instant classic” by Fast Company Magazine.
Kickstarter campaign: Parabola Chair design
14 Sep 2012
Furniture Design – Latest Collection
Herman Miller Announces Select Edition 2012
Eames LTR, for limited time, in Ray Eames colors
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Herman Miller Furniture
Starting in October, Herman Miller will offer a special limited run interpretation of its classic Eames Wire Base Low Tables (Eames LTR) in three colors that pay homage to Ray Eames on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Although it is difficult to distinguish the individual contributions of a creative duo such as Charles and Ray Eames, Ray clearly brought a gift for color. Herman Miller has chosen three bold colors for this years Select Edition program that were Ray’s favorites and used on the exterior panels of Case Study House #8, which she and Charles designed. The tables will be sold through the Spring of 2013, and then cease to be produced, giving these tables added appeal to collectors.
Please note these tables will only be available in the US and are not being shipped out to other countries.
6 Jul 2012
Recent Furniture Design Collection
Estudio Carme Pinós presents their first furniture collection, Barcelona, Spain
image : Estudio Carme Pinós
Carme Pinos furniture collection
Named OBJECTS, it is composed of versatile pieces that are easy to assemble. The collection is sold exclusively on-line, has been manufactured entirely in Spain and features the architect’s flair for creating extremely light yet solid structures.
Architect Carme Pinós has presented her collection OBJECTS, eleven pieces of furniture and shelving elements that are true to the spirit of the project – functional, attractive pieces at an accessible price. According to the architect, the project was born out of her – and her friends – everyday needs.
18 Jun 2012
Contemporary Furniture News – Design Copyright
Information provided to e-architect:
The Government has recently announced a change in the Law for Design Copyright from 25 years of first production to 70 years from the death of the Author.
This means designs already out of copyright for 30 years will be given back protection.
The largest sector affected with be the Furniture industry where iconic pieces of furniture now affordable through reproductions will no longer be available.
we believe the law perhaps should be changed from the day it is passed to all designs going forwards or from 1988 (covering items just reaching 25 years).
However, it should NOT be applied to anything that precedes this date as the protection has already long run out.
Giving back this protection will damage legitimate business leaving thousands out of work in the UK and gives a monopoly to the handful of companies who are allowed to buy licenses to sell these designs at inflated prices.
Online petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/34920
Contemporary Furniture Design – News
La collection Essences
photo © Jean Nouvel Design
Furniture Designs by Jean Nouvel – 7 Jun 2012 – text in French only
PH Lamps for Sale
Unusually Large Vintage Poul Henningsen PH-6 1/2
Creator: Poul Henningsen
Period/Style: Mid Century Modern
Date: c. 1960’s
Description: Amazing and extremely rare extra large-sized vintage PH-6 1/2 with white finish. Provides uniform 360 degree glare free illumination. The design of the shade creates indirect light for both horizontal and vertical surfaces within a space. Glare from the neck of the lamp is screened by an adjustable anti-glare ring. This fixture was designed to be mounted up high and become an alternative to the domestic chandelier.
26″Dia X 20″H
66cm Dia X 50.75cm H
Condition: Good original condition
Number of items: 2
Contact +44 (0)1620 825722
14 + 13 Jan 2012
Archetto, Pitti Uomo, Florence, Italy
Design: Sybarite Architects
photograph : Cristiano Corte
Presenting a solution for communal seating which is adaptable on many levels, the Archetto was initially designed for the Buyer’s Club at the 2011 Pitti Uomo, a large fashion trade fair held in Florence, Italy. The brief was to make the best use of a small temporary space, to give substance and luxury to what could otherwise be boring and nondescript.
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FLAKES designer chairs and tables
Design: Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen K/S, Danmark
You can now customize your very own FLAKES designer chairs and tables straight from the manufacturers, courtesy of an ingenious 3D web tool.
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The idea is the brainchild of leading Danish architectural practice schmidt hammer lassen and Finnish furniture manufacturer Piiroinen, who together dreamed up the idea of allowing private customers to create their own unique designer furniture.
Flakes Designers Chairs
MYchair, Walter Knoll
Design : Ben van Berkel
MYchair, the new lounge chair from Ben van Berkel / UNStudio, is an example of architect-designed contemporary furniture. MYchair is the first chair designed by Ben van Berkel/UNStudio and is described as a real architect’s chair.
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“The architectural approach to furniture is different from that of the industrial designer as the architect begins with the space and the environment that the chair will become a part of. All the details of the chair are considered for their spatial effects. This architectural approach to furniture is connected with a very personal ideology of space.” – Ben van Berkel
Walter Knoll chair
Genesy lamp for Artemide
Design : Zaha Hadid Architects
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The lamp’s structure increases in complexity as it rises from the floor. Like a growing organism, the central support sprouts branches that adopt a greater radial geometry to enhance the dynamic tensional forces of the structure. Nature continues to inform the design as these branches frame voids, enhancing the contrast between positive and negative, convex and concave, tension and compression.
Kanera sink : GRAFT
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Ambar Light Fitting : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Ambar light fitting photo © Reggiani
Arzu Rugs : Hope by Designers Rug
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