Airflake is a sound absorbing screen made from moulded fiber felt. This modular system is built around the shape of a hexagon in a variety of designs and colours, which can be freely combined to create the screen.
Airflake, by Stefan Borselius, for Abstracta
With an unexpected play of chromatic reflections, this mirror is made with shiny ground edge and an overlapping transparent extra-light tempered glass slab, in the centre of whom a white mirror on the front side and a coloured mirror on the back side are placed. The mirror is supported by four chromium plated metal brackets.
Maya, by Nanda Vigo, for Glas Italia
A coat rack made from curved wood pieces set in a circle, recognized at IFDA (International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa).
Arc by Elina Hirvelä
The collection of Overscale Candles is supported by a metal “cage”. The two large new elements, the Overscale Flames, are not in wax at all but made from opaque black ceramic, and have space inside for oil and a wick.
Overscale Candles, Flames by Jean Marie Massaud, for B&B Italia
Simply place against a wall, it’s stable and elegant. Stainless steel combined with white powder-coating. Hangers in stainless steel.
Lean-on, by Peter van de Water, for Cascando
The Modulor is regarded as the most important modern attempt to develop a mathematically coherent measurement system based on the proportions of the human body. Le Corbusier’s corresponding book on the subject, Le Modulor, is still valued as an essential work in the field of modern architectural history. During the architect’s lifetime only a few samples of this measuring tape were created – for his personal use in the design of building projects. An original artefact in the holdings of the Fondation Le Corbusier served as the model for this new edition by the Vitra Design Museum.
The garden consists of four delightful trees: Lemon, Pomegranate, Rose and Palm. Each is laser-cut from a single 2mm thick sheet of protected raw metal.
The Garden, by Michele De Lucchi with Alberto Nason and Silvia Suardi, for Produzione Privata
Since the introduction of CAD drawings everything has been easier and more precise, but simultaneously more rigorous and rigid. What could never have been possible by hand can now be done with digital drawings. Even the most complicated forms and daring joints have become simple.
These are the More than good errors, sought not to make mistakes but to stimulate the search for fresh forms and slight distortions, minute misalignments, missing symmetries and so on. Because making mistakes also means searching when the answer is not clear; it means wandering in order to arrive. Error as the spring of composition can give rise to more surprising, sensitive and exciting objects.
The technique, dating from Etruscan times, is called bucchero. Using dark grayish clay, it is done in three exclusively manual phases. The piece is worked on the lathe, smoothed with boxwood sticks to polish its surface and baked at a high temperature.
The evident imprecision’s in the showcases are not only deliberate in their structure, but actually pursued with great effort, for they are very difficult to achieve. The attainment of slight obliquities entailed the use of advanced manufacturing technologies such as laser cutting and other numeric control systems normally adopted to get straight and absolutely regular lines. We had to examine them so carefully and to understand them so thoroughly that we could bend them to the accomplishment of our own more than good errors.
More Than Good Errors, Limited Editions, by Michele De Lucchi, for Design Gallery Milano