Modern Furniture : Halo by Michael Sodeau

Hypetex, the world’s first coloured carbon fibre brand, is collaborating with renowned furniture designer Michael Sodeau to create an exclusive lounge chair that will be displayed at central London’s leading design show, designjunction this September.

Entitled Halo, the lightweight lounge chair is produced entirely from Hypetex and has been designed to utilise the unique properties of this new composite material.

Thin tapered supports connect the circular back to the rear legs giving Halo its graphic simplicity, and the impression that the back is floating independently from the seat. The exceptionally thin wing-shaped seat sits on three legs, providing it with both stability and a visual lightness that echoes the reflective qualities of the material.

Michael Sodeau said: “Hypetex has opened doors in terms of new design possibilities. Its strength, lightness and vibrant colour options make it an exciting new material for the design industry.”

Hypetex is a high-tech composite material that has been created by leading engineers from the world of Formula One racing, following seven years of research and development. It is light, bright, bold and strong, making it ideal for use in the design world.

Modern Furniture : Mannequin Chair by WertelOberfell

These comfy looking modern chairs were designed by German design studio WertelOberfell. The raw shape of the Mannequin chair is plain, friendly, ergonomic and comfortable. The choice of one of the three ‘quilted dresses’ & bases gives the chair it’s final character.
The inspiration for it comes from our interest in patterns & structures and the concept of changing the appearance of a chair by dressing it in different ‘clothes’.

 

Up in the Air Side Table by Úbeda & Canalda for Viccarbe

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.

 

ARKYS chair by Jean-Marie Massaud for eumenes

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.

 

Hollow by Brave Space Design

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.

The Norse chair by Modus

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.

Steps by Geof Ramsay

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.