The Tripod Tables by Portland-based designer Matthew Philip Williams is a small collection of tables sharing a similar layered order, with a mix of colors and materials on varying tripod bases. Includes powdercoated and raw steel legs, with Maple, Walnut, and Douglas Fir tops.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 21 November, 2013
The “Bell Table” coffee table by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell.
With its appealing reflective surfaces and contrasting materials, the side table adds a distinctive touch to domestic interiors. It celebrates the beauty of the materials with their colours and surfaces, along with the virtues of handcraftsmanship. The Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner is a masterwork of traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table is handmade, meaning that small bubbles or bumps in the glass are not flaws but rather desirable characteristics marking each piece as unique.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 13 November, 2013
Mads Sætter-Lassen has created a chair titled MSL 35 using Elm, steel and wool.
Description from the designer : The chair was done as part of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Designs contribution to the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013.
The aim with the chair was to challenge the limits of the theme “the new textile furniture”.
As such the appearance of the chair’s shell is the result of investigating the potential of veneer for wicker work – i.e. of using a non-textile material in a textile way.
During the process much attention has been paid to the differences in the tactile nature of different materials.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 8 November, 2013
Material Container is a furniture series by South Korean designer Jeonghwa Seo.
“In order to discover and present the qualities of various materials and craft techniques, I have set a platform for contain those in the most simple and stable way. As if we contain ingredients in the food container or store raw materials in the storage boxes, I look for materials and simply put it on the aluminum casted container”.
Furniture is made of two main parts, the bottom parts are mainly made of casted aluminum. Seats are made of various materials. The choices of material can make users to be able to create their own material compositions of furniture.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 November, 2013
Surfs up! and dinners on the table, the surf-ace table is made using traditional surfboard manufacturing techniques giving this table the same strong visual language as classic balsa wood surfboards.
Wood has been the material used in the construction of surfboards since the ancient Hawaiians, This table is not only beautiful to the eye but also to the touch, its sumptuous curves and edges are a treat
to the senses as your hands glide over the table.
Although this table has been on show for a number of years on the Duffy London website it only recently went into production at the beginning of 2013 and shown for the first time earlier this year at
the super brands exhibition London.
Designed by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London: limited edition of 20.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 1 November, 2013
Mille-Feuille, the collaborative work between Emmanuelle Moureaux and Schonbuch presented at the 2013 “Wallpaper* Handmade” exhibition in Milan, is now commercialized and released.
Imagined as thin layers of coloured sheets scattered in the air, then settling randomly on top of each other, creating overhangs and recessions, the “Mille-Feuille” storage series, designed by Emmanuelle, and created by German furniture manufacturer Schonbuch was revealed at the Wallpaper Handmade Exhibition in Milan. Employing her signature use of colour, Emmanuelle draws inspiration from similar but larger-scale previous explorations, such as her Sugamo Shinkin Bank (Shimura Branch) project.
The colourful storage pieces are handmade out of layers of lacquered MDF and come in three sizes, 21 layers for a multicolor cabinet, 12 layers for a green-blue low cabinet and 8 layers for a yellow-pink bedside cabinet, all containing “hidden” drawers.
The function of the “Mille-Feuille” may change according to the numbers of layers and the concept can be developed for other functions as a low table or a shelf.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 30 October, 2013
SIT PLASTIC collection by Diego Fortunato, is based on the idea of street furniture with a soft texture and rounded forms; comfortable but unidentifiable with any historic period.
Its sculptural design, resembling a rock with a rotund geometry, helps SIT PLASTIC to integrate naturally into any setting. The collection includes two sizes of the rock-benches, to which one size of the rock-backrests can be added.
In addition to its visual appeal that invites relaxation, its main features focusing on the ergonomics of its design, which makes these elements in comfortable seating for private public spaces.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 21 October, 2013