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Sputnik Stool by Roger Arquer for Zilio Aldo & C

Sputnik’s design presents a single piece of bend metal rod that defines its structure and function. This inner metal piece holds the legs of the stool together, offering a strong structure, while three highs for the footrest. The different heights of the footrest allow several positions for comfort.

Sputnik Stool, by Roger Arquer, for Zilio Aldo & C

Autoboxes by Andrew Haythornthwaite

During a collaborative workshop organized by Dutch furniture company Arco, New Zealand-born Okay Studio member Andrew Haythornthwaite created Autoboxes, taking mechanical cues from the children’s toy jack-in-the-box, this project explores structures that can expand and contract with an easy gesture. The two resulting manifestations convert storage objects into display units by simply turning a handle, one expanding horizontally and the other vertically.

Autoboxes, by Andrew Haythornthwaite, Okay Studio, Photography by Lucas Hardonk
via, designboom

Nenufar Sunshades by Samoa

Outdoor umbrellas tend to be fairly conventional, a fresh approach by Samoa offers Nenufar, sunshades with control over the shadow angle, perfect for that outdoor cafe or keeping cool poolside.

Nenufar by Samoa

Ekko Tri Leg & V Leg Base Table from Davis

Ekko ushers a new level of style into conference rooms and personal office spaces everywhere. Its clean, crisp lines and unapologetically simple aesthetics make a bold statement about both modern interior design and the people who incorporate it into their daily lives. New materials and striking architecture make Ekko a much-heralded addition to the impressive collection of traditional conference room options from Davis.

Ekko Tri Leg Base Table, Ekko V Leg Base Table, by Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, for Davis

DEX Desk by Reinier de Jong

DEX is a refined, compact en minimalist desk that fits anywhere at home. The frame consists of two horizontal cross shapes of solid wooden laths and a drawer unit. The frame has a minimal presence round the seat for optimal comfort. The drawer unit has two or three drawers. They can be pulled out entirely to provide a place for a printer which one can control from the seat.

DEX Desk, by Reinier de Jong

Exhibition: Jean Prouvé by G-Star Raw for Vitra

Prouvé RAW is a collection of newly interpreted furniture classics from French designer and artisan Jean Prouvé. The designs of Jean Prouvé have been a source of inspiration for the creative team at G-Star for quite some time. This appreciation of and fascination with the artist was the starting point for Prouvé RAW in collaboration with Vitra. Thanks to the cooperation of G-Star, the Prouvé family and Vitra, Prouvé’s most famous designs have been re-issued with a contemporary flair, while some of his lesser-known designs have been rediscovered.

Jean Prouvé by G-Star Raw, June 15th – July 31st, daily 12 – 2:00 pm, at the Fire Station by Zaha Hadid on the Vitra Campus in Weil

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

Container is a modular sideboard system. As if a regular sideboard had been split into different elements, different “containers”. It is really a research on deconstruction and reconstruction. As if a “standard” sideboard with its different storage functionalities had been split into various elements just to be reconstructed in a different, uneven manner. A research on the architecture of a piece in order to bring forward its construction logic. In a way, a “landing dock”, the base, and a few “containers” that can be set one on top of the other… hence its name.

Container Sideboard, by Alain Gilles, for Casamania

Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert for de vorm

Pod Pod is an environmental alternative to large upholstered furniture. Most upholstery is difficult to recycle as it’s a fixed combination of timber, glue, foam and textile. Pod tackles this by replacing the large upholstery with moulded felt created from recycled PET bottles. In addition the entire design is knock down with the shells stacking for minimum carbon footprint in transportation and storage.

The chair’s ergonomics allow the user to work comfortably whilst feeling relaxed and separated from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It creates a room-in-room experience with the perimeter of the chair around the user’s head. The shell of the chair is the largest form ever produced utilising pressed PET felt technology. This felt allows a distinctive aesthetic as well as offering sound-dampening properties to increase the sensation of privacy with acoustic performance.

Pod, by Benjamin Hubert, for de vorm

LL2 Lounger by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio

Reading a book, watching a movie or listening to music is increasingly enjoyed today through the use of a handheld tablet. We noticed that there is nothing specifically designed for this; the users are forced to adapt themselves to existing furniture typologies designed for non-contemporary uses.

The LL2 Lounger addresses those needs in a way that is subtly incorporated into the design; from the integrated footrest, to raise the knees on which the tablet is often propped; to the curve of the lounger against the users’ arms, as the elbows must be supported when holding the tablet. Though the stitching and detail design is inspired by automotive upholstery, (the Lamborghini Miura’s seats were one of the references), the piece sits comfortably in any interior environment. Rechargeable Bluetooth speakers are concealed in the adjustable headrest and are pared with the tablet, thus music and movies can be enjoyed in effortless high fidelity.

LL2 Lounger, by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio

Happy Hour Service Bar by Alfredo Häberli for BD Barcelona

Happy Hour Service Bar Alfredo Häberli BD Barcelona

Happy Hour Service Bar Alfredo Häberli BD Barcelona

Happy Hour Service Bar Alfredo Häberli BD Barcelona

Happy Hour Service Bar Alfredo Häberli BD Barcelona

Happy Hour Service Bar Alfredo Häberli BD Barcelona
Image via: Skona Hem

“There I was, glass in hand, hunting after stray ideas when simple solutions with subtle inventive details based on the theme of the bar came into my head.”
- Alfredo Häberli

Includes 2 trays plus an optional 3rd one in Inox stainless steel. Chromed steel structure. Trays in thermally-formed plastic. Available in white or black.

Happy Hour Service Table, Bar Trolley, by Alfredo Häberli, for BD Barcelona Design

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