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Showtime Poltrona by Jaime Hayon for for BD Barcelona

Showtime Poltrona Jaime Hayon

Showtime Poltrona Jaime Hayon

Showtime Poltrona Jaime Hayon

Showtime Poltrona Jaime Hayon

This trio of outdoor furniture is designed for the garden, terrace or the swimming pool – either at home, at the restaurant or at a hotel. Part of the larger BD Showtime Collection designed by Jaime Hayon, which takes its inspiration from MGM musicals.
The Showtime armchairs have an optional cover, to take shelter from the sun or for reading or listening to music in privacy.

Single Poltrona Armchair With Cover, Double Poltrona Sofa, Single Poltrona Armchair, by Jaime Hayon, for BD Barcelona design

Mensa6 Table Michael Schougaard Svane

The designer has a true passion for simplicity and minimal construction, where maximum strength is achieved with a minimal use of material and components.

All of this is reflected in Mensa6, Michael Schougaard Svane latest design. (2011 winner of reddot design award) The table with a 6mm thick table top only consists of 4 components and the principals of minimal construction is used to achieve maximum strength and stability.

Mensa6 Table, by Michael Schougaard Svane

The A Range: ByALEX

Combined with a love of typography and a need for adaptable furniture, ByALEX designed the A Range: considered, playful and enjoyable. The Replica typeface – designed by Norm in Zurich – was specifically used in the design, as the distinctive diagonal cuts mean that there are no protruding elements, to trip you up!

The A Stool, The A Coat Stand and The A Side Table, from ByALEX

Landscape Rocker by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia

Designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia in 2001, Landscape is a modern classic. For the 10-year anniversary of this project a new rocking base transforms it into the most modern of rocking chairs, while a cushioned seat with a three-dimensional surface, designed by Kvadrat for B&B Italia in seven colour variations (mustard yellow, purple, yellow, beige, sage green, orange and dark brown) enhances its comfort.

Landscape Rocker, by Jeffrey Bernett, for B&B Italia

Forest by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design

Bernhardt Design has unveiled a bar stool called Forest stool by designer Arik Levy. The stool features a stylish collection of horizontal bars at alternating heights, giving the stool an appearance of a forest of trees.

“Forest is the result of the battle between nature and man; the creation of comfort by the variable heights of the footrests.”
- Arik Levy

Forest by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design

CH468 Armchair by Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner’s Oculus Chair was designed in 1960, but there were only two prototypes made — one in orange fabric, the other in leather — and the chair was largely forgotten. A half-century later, in 2009, it was rediscovered when Knud Erik Hansen, the owner of the furniture maker Carl Hansen & Son, received an e-mail from the Wegner studio with a picture of the chair from a 1968 magazine.

“The studio asked if we liked the chair,” said Thomas Vagner, the president of the company’s American branch. “Of course, we loved the chair.” The leather prototype had been lost, but Wegner’s family still had the orange chair. “Normally, when we develop or relaunch an old product, we buy it at auction and cut it in two to see what it’s like on the inside,” Mr. Vagner said. But since it was the only one, they had it scanned in 3-D, so they could see the interior.

CH468 Armchair (Oculus Chair), by Hans J. Wegner, 1960, for Carl Hansen & Son
via: The New York Times

Mushiki Storage System by Tomas Alonso

During a collaborative research workshop organized by dutch company Arco, London-based Okay Studio created a series of new furniture pieces, including the Mushiki storage system by Spanish collective member Tomás Alonso. Named after the Japanese word for steaming vessel, these side tables draw their shape and functionality from the stackable bamboo components of their namesake object’s design.

Available in two sizes, each round structure features a column with a wooden hinge running along it, which allows various modules to be stacked, rotated and opened. Like many of Alonso’s designs, these tables combine simple elements to render more complex structures, enabling users to adjust its movable components to explore proportion and spatial relationships. With a strong emphasis on how humans relate to the products, Alonso says, “For me it’s important that what I design makes its way into people’s hands and people’s homes. I would like my objects to be used, lived with and enjoyed.”

Mushiki Storage System, by Tomas Alonso, via: designboom

Florinda Chairs by Monica Förster for De Padova

Swedish designer Monica Förster has created a series of colorful chairs called Florinda for the Italian manufacturer De Padova. The new chair combines simplicity of form and lightness of structure, The chair comes with a solid beech finish, combined with colorful plastic seat and back. Stackable versions are available, with or without armrests.

Florinda Chairs, by Monica Förster, for De Padova

Didi by busk+hertzog for Globe Zero 4

This brand new multipurpose lounge chair is by its high level of comfort and attractive size an ideal chair for lounge areas, receptions, hotel rooms and dinning and/or living rooms. With a crisp, elegant expression and a whole world of possibilities within material and colour combinations, Didi can be specified into almost any design scheme.

Didi, by busk+hertzog, for Globe Zero 4

Premier Collection from Oeuffice

For its first collection, Oeuffice proposes “totems for living”, monolithic objects that dominate the habitat, yet remain entirely functional. These objects are inspired by the geometries that govern architecture, and conceived as domestic altarpieces, infused with a sense of utility, grace and wit. In other words, these “totems” become dominant and narrative objects around which one is invited to stop, to contemplate and to display personal artifacts of importance.

Calico, Laveer, Centina , by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Jakub Zak, Oeuffice

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