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Acrobat Lights by Porcelain Bear

The Acrobat pendant luminaire series is a modular feature light available in various metal finishes with illuminated translucent porcelain arms supported by a suspended trapeze. Combining the elegant effortlessness of Brancusi’s Bird in Space with crisp Bauhaus simplicity, the Acrobat series references the precision of a death defying, skilled aerial performer’s graceful sky high contortions. Highly original in its execution, the Acrobat harnesses the latest LED technology to give a super energy efficient, warm glow to commercial or residential spaces requiring a point of focus and a high spec finish.

Acrobat Lights, by Porcelain Bear

Joint Chopsticks by Yuma Kano for Katsuhisa Toda

This design applies the art of “tsugite” joints traditionally used by carpenters in Japan to attach pieces of wood together without nails or screws. Rather than placing the joints at the end as a bit of decoration, they are placed at the point that takes the most strain.The techniques used to join the chopsticks are the same as those used by “sashimonoshi”, masters of craft to make Buddhist altars, bureaus, and other furniture. This project is a collaboration between Katsuhisa Toda, a traditional carpenter in Shizuoka JAPAN, and studio yumakano. These designs were developed to help solve the problems around traditional crafts through the concept of “everyday crafts”, extending the breadth of ordinary work, rather than struggling to develop something entirely new.

Joint Chopsticks, by Yuma Kano
Photography by Satoru Ikegami & Yuichi Yamaguchi

The Pure Foosball Table by Alain Gilles for Debuchy by Toulet

The Pure is the modern vision of a classic foosball table. The rules, the game, and the fun remain the same, but it has now been transformed into an object that can be displayed in a living room or in the lobby of a contemporary hotel for instance. The foosball doesn’t have to be hidden in the basement anymore and it is no more just for gaming centers or coffee shops. It has been designed in order to bring a sense of warmth for those moments of togetherness with the family. With the strong use of wooden elements, quiet presence, and a reference to Nordic design it aims to be a somewhat timeless modern piece. From the top, its shape refers to modern football stadiums ( soccer stadiums ). But it has also been design in order to have a soft feminine touch and a minimal feel to make it more acceptable to women, and thus in the end acceptable in a house.

The Pure, Foosball Table, by Alain Gilles, for Debuchy by Toulet

Elephant Sofa by Christian Haas for Karimoku New Standard

Elephant is a compelling, versatile upholstery range, designed to function both in private and in public places. Its simple and calm, yet soft forms suggest timeless comfort and an unobtrusive cosiness.

The curved armrests invite to relax and allow different sitting postures. Together with its elaborate details, such as the feet crafted from carved solid wood, they make the sofa a unique piece of furniture. The different modules, consisting of a 3-seater, 2-seater, Ottoman and Chaiselongue, complement each other and allow for various combinations and a wide range of applications.

Elephant Sofa, by Christian Haas, for Karimoku New Standard

Optunia Lights by Claesson Koivisto Rune for FontanaArte

The functionality of the Optunia lamp is based on the ability to tilt the light source around an axis in combination with a second movement, perpendicular to the first axis, to further affect the lighting angle. Each light disc’s one half is a glass diffuser and the other opaque, to make the lights mono-directional.

The discs are added on to each other and their movement is in the joint between the two. The first light disc is either fixed on a wall or ceiling socket disc, or a stem. One or two light discs give the user many ways and possibilities of directing the light. They also give an expression of something that is at once organic but also symbolic. Technical, yet friendly.

Optunia Lights, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for FontanaArte

Yanzi Lights by Neri&Hu for Artemide

The activity of Neri&Hu is founded on constant research and the desire to work on the dynamic interaction of experience, detail, material, shape, and light, rather than adapt to stereotyped formulas. In a blend of tradition and innovation, Yanzi is a lightweight composition of graphic signs. Balanced structures, such as branches or perches, support multiple stylized figures to provide a variety of versions and qualities of light. They are iconic swallows with a brushed brass body, with their head like a white glass sphere enclosing light, either flying free or contained in glass cages. There is unique sensibility in matching warm and cold, essential yet refined materials. Yanzi is an open system, ideal for creating lightweight compositions and light landscapes that animate any space with an elegant poetic attitude.

Yanzi Lights, by Neri&Hu, for Artemide

Kumiko Cabinets by Staffan Holm for Ariake Collection

If you ever visit Japan, you will probably encounter the fantastic craftsmanship that can be seen in the traditional art of Kumiko screens. The wooden screens are often used as privacy screens and or room dividers and can be very simple or consist of incredibly intricate geometric patterns. The Kumiko cabinets are inspired by the graphic expression and craftsmanship and I wanted to combine the simplistic Japanese and Scandinavian expressions into new form.

Kumiko Cabinets, by Staffan Holm, for Ariake Collection

HALO by Quentin de Coster

HALO is a table lamp created in collaboration with Christophe Genard, one of the last Belgian glass blowers. It’s pronounced glass body emphasizes the circular fluorescent light positioned at its center - An element which is regularly designed to be hidden in most lamps.
HALO’s geometric design is directly inspired by the standard light bulb; While being small enough to give off an impression of levitation.

HALO, limited edition (18 pieces + 3 AP), by Designer, for Quentin de Coster

Cabanne by Bestetti Associati for Paola Lenti

Cabanne is a system of architectural structures that originates from the desire of the Company to integrate harmoniously with nature. The modules Quadro, Veranda and Tunnel, which make up this collection, create large covered areas, which provide shelter and intimacy, where it is pleasant to meet, talk and rest. Through colour, the Company blends the exterior environment with architectural structures, seating, rugs and accessories in its collections. The structure of Cabanne is made of steel; it can be completed with aluminium, fabric or wooden tops, fixed or moving side panels made of wood, fabric or glass or with curtains. The exclusive fabrics are an essential part of the product: they protect from sunlight and heat, making Cabanne distinct and unique. Designed by Bestetti Associati, Cabanne is the first element of Landscapes, a collection that has developed over the years to become today a comprehensive system of architectural structures for the exteriors responding to the most diverse requirements.

Cabanne, by Bestetti Associati, for Paola Lenti

Basset by Iskos-Berlin

Basset’s sculptural language is simple and clear. There are just two elements – a horizontal “pillow” for a seat and a vertical “duvet” at the back that wraps around the seat, embracing it from the sides. Upholstery details – marked piping is used to accentuate its shape in a natural way, giving it an easily recognizable design “signature”. Basset doesn’t demand much space and fits easily into smaller rooms.
Basset is constructed and produced following the finest traditions of craftsmanship for this type of furniture.

Basset, by Iskos-Berlin

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