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
London-based design studio PINCH have created a series of side tables named Float.
A series of side tables of varying shades and combinations inspired by fishermen’s floats. Hand turned and individually stained in a selection of colours.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 June, 2014
Barcelona-based designer Eugeni Quitllet’s ‘Tabu’ for Alias reinterprets the hand-crafted tradition of chair-making using digital fabrication, digitally carving and assembling FSC certified wood to create a series of contemporary chairs with various seat backs. There are five different versions/generations of ‘Tabu’, from full back rest to one that doubles as an occasional table. The most striking, a version with a plexiglass backrest. “To synthesize nature in order to naturalize industry. To recover the sense of Authenticity, Beauty and Goodness, ‘Tabu’ is a metaphor of truth.” says the Catalan designer.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 23 June, 2014
David Tarcali, a member of the Budapest-based Studio-Nomad, designed a coffee and side table collection called ’3LEGS’. The three different types of tables are inspired by geometric patterns and architectural shapes. The name 3LEGS reflects the simplicity of how these forms work. Each table is folded from a single sheet of 3-millimeter-thick steel that gives it the characteristic abstract appearance seen from different perspectives.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 13 June, 2014