Robots and androids aren’t the sole property of science fiction. Christopher Conte’s sculptures are more like old-fashioned studies rendered with today’s materials: anatomical forms on the verge of motion. You can picture them crawling around the next Star Trek movie, or under a jar in a medical curiosities museum.
Microbotic Sculpture, by Christopher Conte
The Springtime outdoor collection, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, shows off deep-seated sofas that can be shaded by a light textile or rattan cover. The collection also offers a chaise lounge, as well as a variety of tables. The sofa and chaise come upholstered in waterproof fabrics in three shades.
Springtime Collection, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for B&B Italia
Harry Bertoia is best known as a sculptor, but he also designed furniture for Knoll, who often used his pieces as props in their advertising. The “Dandelions” are made from from gilt stainless steel, brass with a slate base. This work is one of seven Dandelions exhibited at Eastman Kodak Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.
A minimalist wall-mounted CD player featuring speakers built into the player’s case with volume and playback controls mounted on top, and, of course, a pull-string power control. Muji’s unique CD player is simple, sleek and functional. Now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Structural Support is characterized by the design of the joint that pulls together all elements of the X2 Table. Also available in an oval tabletop.
X2 Table, by Dante Bonuccelli, for Zoom by Mobimex
Formed in 2000 by brothers Granger and Robert Moorhead, New York-based architecture and design studio Moorhead & Moorhead has designed Modular Screen, a screen system comprised of a series CNC milled panels, designed to de-emphasize the individual panel when the pieces are assembled together.
Modular Screen by Moorhead & Moorhead, for lerival
As we all have size requirements in our homes, we need furnishings that, despite their size, can be positioned in areas of limited space. This is where the concept for Flat C comes from. Designed to house books, a television, and hi-fi accessories in the smallest amount of space possible, it also provides a convenient solution for electrical wiring in cableways. Flat C is only 25 cm (9.8 in) deep. The thickness of the shelves and sides has been extremely reduced, and there are no visible joints.
Flat.C by Antonio Citterio, for B&B Italia
Conceived as an urban oasis, the new guestrooms of the W Hotel designed by BBG-BBGM offer a respite from the chaos of the city by immersing the guest in soothing colors and textures inspired by nature. Curving, organic shapes complement modern angles while crisp white is softened with tones from the forest and earth.
Wow and Extreme Wow Specialty Suites Designed to evoke the essence of “chill”- offsetting New York City’s adrenaline and energy, the newly redesigned Wow and Extreme Wow (E Wow) specialty suites at the W Lexington offer something highly coveted and rare in urban environments – a unique experiential setting filled with unpredictable creativity.
Pendant light in powder coated steel with a plastic diffuser.
Smithfield, by Jasper Morrison for Flos