An oversized pouf that offers freedom in seating – Windmills, a new seating island from the creative imagination of Constance Guisset, is one of the new La Cividina products that appeared at the 2014 Salone del Mobile (International Furniture Exhibition) in Milan.
Composed of numerous coloured wedges, the pouf is like an idealized windmill that captures different shades as it turns in the air. This was the inspiration for Windmills, a product that La Cividina offers in nine different tone-on-tone colour variations and five striking, multi-coloured rainbow versions.
Windmills is available in three different diameters: 110 cm with 12 wedges, 60 cm with 8 wedges and an extra-large 180 cm model with 16 wedges. The different wedges have varying heights, giving the surface a gentle incline. This enables users to choose the height and even the colour they prefer to sit on. A grey lacquer wooden base raises Windmills off the ground, lending it a sense of lightness and accentuating the idea of movement offered by the coloured wedges.
I love the rainbow colored one – it is so much fun!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 April, 2014
British designer, Tom Dixon, one of my favourite designer came out with this elegant new coffee table – Trace.
Trace is made from UV‑bonded sheet glass and features a smoked glass top.
A ceramic print detail of finely printed stripes creates an ethereal moire pattern on the table’s base. An angled series of glass planes create a solid, geometric base.
More information and purchasing go to Tom Dixon site.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 16 April, 2014
When it comes to furniture, people are used to placing a object within a square space. While it is common to use a square form to arrange an object, Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho were interested in diversifying the relationship between object and space to create furniture as rooms for objects. The focus was to explore the mix-and-match quality of the ensemble in our spaces from a graphical approach.
ROOM collection is a furniture system with 25 stackable blocks and a low table with various geometric voids inspired by architecture and the objects they can hold. When all the elements of ROOM are combined it forms either a long shelf or a tall cabinet with a variety of different graphical compositions. ROOM allows each user to pick their favorite elements to build up your own composition as a shelf, a table or just as a sculpture.
Each block was inspired by specific objects, creating various shapes and sizes. The round for wine, zigzag for phones, tablets and laptops, or peaked for an open book. Each block can be a room to invite any object, the composition is unlimited.
ROOM enhances the characteristic of the individual objects and emphasizes the interactions between space and object. ROOM is made in plywood and finished with a matt lacquer.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 11 April, 2014
Swedish firm Note Design Studio created unit to tide the hallway.
“When the same stuff is placed on a podium or a plateau it suddenly has another value,” said Pigazzini. “The function of the plateau is to elevate your belongings from the floor and to create order in chaos.”
Two white steel bars are bent to create rails for hanging garments and accessories. An oak shelf to place footwear on hovers above the ground, punctured by the rails that also form the feet.
The two rails are different heights, offset and sitting one in front of the other. The larger includes a circular tray for storing small items on one side.
The design will be exhibited on Punt’s stand, Hall 6 Stand E22, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan from 8 to 13 April.(via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 10 April, 2014
Team Up by Greek design studio AC Design is a multi-functional furniture and its design was inspired by children’s play; the kind of play that encourages fantasy, creativity, flexibility, movement and teamwork. By its multi-functionality, Team Up becomes a toy that can be shifted from room to room and integrates into any space according to the wishes and needs of the children …small or grown up!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 4 April, 2014
One of the new releases by Italian furniture brand B-LINE ,which will be exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this month, is the elegant Crossed Pouffes. A beautiful tailored seating piece.
Crossed by Joe Colombo, 1963
A soft upholstered pouf with contrast cross stitching, Crossed is available in two sizes, one square-based and one rectangular: by using multiple element combinations, differently shaped and coloured arrangements can be created.
Its water-repellent wooden base and an opportune choice of fabrics make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 2 April, 2014
“When I think back to my childhood, my fondest thoughts are of running through my grandma’s house playing hide & seek. (the big post-war house on 3 acres of Australian bushland in outer Melbourne) I remember the mottled colours of the 50’s decor and, in stand-out white, the cro-cheted lacework doilies that decorated the sofa arms and the coffee table. (and well most surfaces in the room) I wanted to create a piece that drew on such warm memories, and would evoke the warm and comforting sensations felt as a child, reminding me of the simplicity of life as it was. In a world where technology seems to almost dictate our existence and when our childhood feels like a different lifetime, it is important to me to remember the past and carry those memories into the future, the beauty of this hand-crafted piece does just that”.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 2 April, 2014