Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi and Swedish trio Front have designed beautiful pieces of furniture for furniture brand Wiener GTV Design (part of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna historically renowned for its iconic No. 14 Thonet bistro chair).
The Molteni Museum was established in 2015, the year of the International Expo in Milan, to celebrate 80 years’ history, innovation, research and quality, and thus contribute to the spread of design culture.
Designed by Jasper Morrison, with the image coordinated by Studio Cerri & Associati, the museum houses a permanent collection of 48 iconic products and original prototypes of the Group’s companies: Molteni&C, Dada, Unifor and Citterio. But it also tells the story of an Italian compan, founded in 1934 by Angelo and Giuseppina Molteni, which developed from the Fifties with the cooperation of Italian and international architects and designers.
48 Iconic Products, Molteni Museum
Composed as a collage, Triangle table is a graphic object at the limit of abstracted volumes creating shimmering patterns as you turn around the table. Tainted glass & stainless steel, Navy blue, green, brick, white, brass. Dimensions: 350 x 350 x 500 mm
Triangle side table, by Arnaud Lapierre Design Studio
A collection that was created for the solo exhibition held at the “EYE OF GYRE” a gallery in Omotesando during Tokyo Designers Week 2015.
Since it is difficult to grasp beforehand the status of furniture being used when designing furniture for mass production, the designs inevitably tend to become one of an “average specification” that can respond to various scenarios. What’s more, the space will become evened out by such furniture filling the space. Thereupon, we expected a new relationship to develop between space and furniture by conceiving the design of the furniture from a specific space. By walking around the gallery we went through a special design process of being inspired by elements that are normally “troublesome”, such as the corner of the room or protruding columns. In the process, we took turns in verifying how the furniture was balanced as it was placed within the space, as well as the proportion of the furniture itself. This resulted in the creation of mysterious tables that consisted of a 5mm square metal rod with a small tabletop measuring a radius of 100mm attached to it.
The design utilizes the element of space as a part of its structure by “parasitizing” on to the corners or edges of the walls, the edge of the floor and exhibition stands.
Border Table, by Nendo, for EYE OF GYRE
Photography by Hiroshi Iwasaki, Masaya Yoshimura
Carbon Chair is a consistently constructive and yet formal and experimental design by Thomas Feichtner. It is a sheet of carbon fibre, which contacts the floor at three points and depicts a line from above and below, positively and negatively. The result is a formal interplay of inner and outer surfaces – a recurring theme that runs through many of Feichtner’s works. (Limited Edition of eight pieces).
The Carbon Chair is part of the exhibition ‘Austrian Design Pioneers’ during the Milano Design Week 2015.
Carbon Chair, by Designer, for Thomas Feichtner
A concrete cartoon monkey holding a tray forms this table by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón for manufacturer BD Barcelona Design as a new piece added to the Gardenias Collection. Hayón’s table is shaped like a monkey from the waist up, and holds a flat tray above its head like a waiter. It is made from solid architectural concrete resin, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The form of the cartoon monkey – with one hand supporting the platter and the other scratching its head – is created using a mould based on Hayón’s drawings.
Monkey-shaped table, by Jaime Hayón, for BD Barcelona
Group of low laminated and glued glass round tables, consoles and shelves characterized by a special iridescent multicolored finish; the nuance varies according to the incidence angle of the light and to the vantage point. Objects with magical and ethereal appearance emerge. Presented at the Salone del Mobile 2015, available in transparent glass or acid-etched glass.
Shimmer, by Patricia Urquiola, for Glas Italia
Development of the furniture for the Rossini Bar in Merano Italy.
Rossini Furniture Dev., by Zanzotti
Photography by Leopold Jonas
A coffee table that acknowledges the need for storage, and individuality in a simple and practical solution. Thanks to its pivoting system, 4 individual areas are created that can be either concealed or shown at will.
Times 4 Coffee Table, by Gonçalo Campos, for Polit
Demisch Danant is pleased to present Pierre Paulin: L’Homme Moderne a celebration of the prolific career of one of the most admired European designers of the 20th century. The exhibition surveys Paulin’s breakthroughs of the 1960s through early 1980s, and showcases designs commissioned by the Mobilier National of France in a living environment inspired by Paulin’s unique architecture. Featuring more than twenty exceptional works, including many never before exhibited publicly, L’Homme Moderne will provide a fresh look at Paulin’s full vision and contributions to modern design beyond the confines of Pop-inflected pieces for which he has until now been best known.
Pierre Paulin: L’Homme Moderne, May 12 – June 27, 2015, Demisch Danant
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