A striking occasional table for home and contract use. The white lacquered cylindrical table is made from a patented environment-friendly resin that contains handmade fish replicas, therefore no need of additional decoration than themselves. The designers explain: Fish that aren’t fish. That seem to float in water that isn’t water. They seem to be suspended in air that isn’t air. Like a dream. A wonderful mixture between minimalism and poetry is the result of this charming project, that is available in different versions of fish compositions and table sizes. For more information go to Northern Icon.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 29 July, 2014
A comfortable and cosy armchair, the strong personality of Arkys is expressed through its metal mesh shell. Arkys is available in two versions: basic, with epoxy-polyester-painted steel in various colours and outdoor version in zinc-coated and powder-coated steel. There are several ways to customize it: the metal supporting structure comes painted in six colours, which can be freely combined with the seven colours of the seat. Arkys is also provided with a cushion and a backrest-cover in Kvadrat fabric, in various colours. Thus it can be dressed according to the requirements of the setting and the taste of the customer, becoming a protagonist of your interiors, with a rich and enveloping look, or a flashy point in your outdoor.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 28 July, 2014
The Hollow end table by Brave Space Design reveals a potential interiors. Clean lines and contrasting tones of dark and light Bamboo are used to show volume and accentuate negative space. The small end table is comprised of a number of additional folds that create pockets for storage. With a side magazine/book cubby and a thru-surface this piece will provide you with hidden storage as well as a foot rest. The smooth surface is treated with an Organic Herbal Oil and a durable Non-Toxic Water Based Finish.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 16 July, 2014
The Norse chair, designed by Modus long term Modus collaborator Simon Pengelly, is a contemporary take on a Scandinavian style chair, with a light feel and a distinctive contour. Born from Simon’s desire to explore traditional chair making techniques, flavoured with a modern aesthetic, the chair is produced from solid steam bent ash or oak. The elliptical legs and arms connect with a pressed ply backrest and seat with optional upholstery pad. As well as ash or oak the chair can be specified in a range of paint colours.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 10 July, 2014
Steps by Canadian product designer Geof Ramsay is an exploration into the idea of reinvention. By re-conceptualizing objects that were originally designed for one purpose, we find alternate or multiple uses. In stripping the stair of its more cultural and metaphorical meaning, and allowing the essential structure of the stair become both the practical and the aesthetic value, Steps re-orients us to the idea of the stair and how we use it. Steps transforms the staircase’s iconic form into multi-functional seating by incorporating a seat back to the second “tread.” In doing so, Steps form becomes both a seat with two end-tables and two seats with one end-table.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 July, 2014
The name Torei is a phonetic transposition of the Japanese word for “tray”. The small modern tables by Italian designer Luca Nichetto of the Torei collection grew out of the idea of a serving tray’s small dimensions and flexible use. Available in four main forms and two different heights, the collection offer a variety of solutions in which it is possible to combine the forms to create compositions or be used individually in conjunction with a sofa as a coffee table or end table in response to the needs of the user’s living room.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 June, 2014
Created for italian-based company incipit, ‘tull’ by Tommaso Caldera is a reinterpretation of classical workshop suspension lamps, in which the light source is protected by a wire netting attached to a metal diffuser. In homage to its predecessor, spun aluminum forms the shade for the diffuser and curved steel wires bend for the protective cage. The innovation of the lighting system appears through its shape, language, and proportions, which allow the object to be transferred from rugged and industrial warehouses to calm and domestic living spaces. The result is a design characterized by a smooth shell enclosed by continuously curving loops that house a single bulb. (via)
photo © matteo pastori.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 25 June, 2014