The next generation of the cord chair, with its 15mm diameter legs of stainless steel clad in a hyper-thin wood skin. The wooden skin has been stripped away and the diameter of the steel rods increased from 9 to 12mm, giving them the strength to support the chair independently of the wood. Multiple layers of powder coating and hand polishing give the chair a rare lustrous finish, reminiscent of traditional Japanese lacquerware. The new finish also heightens the chair’s flexibility of use: the resulting durability and water resistance of the finish allow the wire chair to be used outdoors, and the colour selected. These modifications bring fresh charm to an already innovative chair.
Wire Chair, by Nendo
The Capri chair is poetic in its appearance and offers a very high seating comfort making it an obvious choice for public lounge areas as well in private homes. Made from high quality moulded foam; the base is in brushed aluminium with a return swivel.
Capri Lounge Chair, by Busk+Hertzog, for Globe Zero 4
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will launch a collection of transparent polycarbonate furniture at the Kartell showroom in Milan.
“In the last few years I have been thinking about a design that would include natural phenomena and invisible elements such as senses, wind and light. The “Invisible”, a special collection launched from Kartell, only leaves the sense as if seating in the air. The presence of the object is eradicated and it will create a scenery of a sitter floating in the air.
- Tokujin Yoshioka
Invisible Collection, by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Kartell
A walnut and hickory bench, made in 1979, recently sold at Sotheby’s, has shown that demand for George Nakashima’s work remains strong and outstanding pieces bring outstanding prices.
Conoid Bench, by George Nakashima, Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium: $74,500, at Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Auction
The Tadeo table can be extended in no time at all. Just release the locks in the middle, slide open the table top sections, bring out the leaf, then push the surfaces together and lock them again. Choose from variants with and without the extending mechanism, with solid wood legs or an aluminium glass-bead blasted side framework.
Tadeo Table, by Eoos, for Walter Knoll
Fill is designed to flatpack for transport and is basic to construct. A robust piece which is designed to withstand the heaviest of loads. Manufactured in aluminium with a hemp glass base. Powder coated finish. Exploratory prototype.
Fill Bookshelf, by Jon Goulder,
A section sofa and easy chair range born from an idea that all we need are pillows! One big to sit on, or perhaps two. One pillow to lean your back against. Perhaps a pillow to rest your arm. It would be nice if that was all, because pillows have nice shapes, squared but still rounded. Dunder are pillows. Pillows to provide comfort in every environment. All you need to add, is yourself, and perhaps even more pillows.
Dunder, Sofa, Corner Sofa, Easy Chair, by Stefan Borselius, for Blå Station
The Collect Chest of Drawers and Makeup Table has a distinguished patchwork look, to hold important or avaliable items of various sizes or shapes. The drawer fronts are in different matt-painted woods and is available in two sizes. As an alternative to the wood fronts, paint finishes in various colours are available. The body is always in a cool white, which is used for the legs as well. Collect is a decor highlight for the entrance area, but equally for a living room or bedroom.
Collect Makeup Table, Chest of Drawers, by Wis Design, for Schönbuch
Purist volumes made from metal, function as low tables, end tables, and storage units with a natural walnut interior. Available in polished steel, natural brass, burnished copper and natural copper.
Stars Collection, by Bartoli Design, for Laurameroni
The upcoming Wright Modern Design auction includes this Synergistic Synthesis XVII Sub B1 Chair by San Francisco based designer, artist and scientist, Kenneth Smythe, who creates work originating from evolutionary models of nature. His furniture designs are essential forms derived from complex theories; the nature of Smythe’s process renders each work unique.
Synergistic Synthesis XVII Sub B1 Chair, Estimate: $2,000–3,000, by Kenneth Smythe,
at Wright Modern Design Auction, 23 March.