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Flip by Adrien Rovero Studio

Flip is multi-functional furniture that turns into an occasional table by simply flipping over the sofa seat.

Flip, Sofa Campeggi, by Adrien Rovero Studio

111 Navy Chair by Emeco with Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company and Emeco, have combined their iconic products, the Coca-Cola contour bottle package and the famous Navy® Chair, to create a new chair made from at least 111 recycled plastic bottles. Modeled after the original aluminium Emeco Navy Chair (#1006) designed in 1944 for the U.S. Navy, each 111 Navy Chair contains a mix of 60 percent rPET plastic and a special combination of other materials including pigment and glass fiber for strength.

Replicating the original Navy Chair in recycled plastic required an advanced molding technique. The gas assist process adds internal structure to the chair while minimizing the amount of material required. The chair body is manufactured upside down in a special core island while a robotic function inserts the stretcher into place while the chair is still hot. The entire mold runs at an elevated temperature to yield optimum surface appearance and color. At three minutes per chair, It takes three times longer to make a 111 Navy® Chair than a typical plastic chair.

Gregg Buchbinder, remembers, “When Coke came to me with this project I jumped on it. It’s a huge investment for a small company, but we have the potential of reusing the PET from about 3 million plastic bottles a year. That’s a lot of bottles and a lot of chairs too. The new chair is the strongest, and most beautiful we can make. We’ve turned something you throw away into something you want and can keep for a long, long time.”

111 Navy Chair, by Emeco, with Coca-Cola

One Shot by Patrick Jouin for MGX by Materialise

French designer Patrick Jouin’s stool is named because it is created in one shot. All of the moving mechanical parts are created in one laser sintered print and the stool emerges from the printing machine complete–no assembly required. The stool can only be made by three dimensional printing. One Shot can be collapsed, like an umbrella, or opened into a stool by simply pulling or pushing the handle on the seat of the stool.

Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.

OneShot.MGX, by Patrick Jouin, for MGX by Materialise

Aluminium Chair by Peter Scherer

Berlin designer Peter Scherer has designed the Aluminium Chair comprised of open loops and sleek curves. The 8mm water-cut aluminum seating was constructed with the objective of folding the 2d cutout into a 3d shape. Its elegant, continuous form makes it hard to judge where the material starts and ends.

Aluminium Chair, by Peter Scherer

Tailored Wood Bench TWB by Raw Edges for Cappellini

The collection made out of oak veneer filled with foam. Each piece is prepared to expand the foam inside, a process that crinkles the veneer in a way that makes each piece unique.

Tailored Wood Bench TWB, by Raw Edges Design Studio

Exhibition: Tomoko Azumi | Objective

Rocket presents the first gallery exhibition of furniture by the London-based Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi and her tna design studio. Models, drawings and watercolour sketches relating to collaborations with several international furniture-makers will be exhibited. The exhibition will document the evolution of the new Azumi dining table – a collaboration between Rocket and Benchmark Furniture.

Exhibition: Tomoko Azumi | Objective, 18 September – 20 November, at Rocket, London, UK

Quarter Round Armchair by Christopher Kurtz

Each of the pieces from the Quarter Round series by sculptor Christopher Kurtz is made by hand by the artist in his studio. The Quarter Round series includes an arm chair, side chair, dining chair, stool, bar stool and counter stool. The chairs, bar stool and counter stool are all available in an open or closed back. Available in ash, douglas fir, maple, walnut, or white oak with the choice of either a hand-rubbed oil or Danish soap finish.

Quarter Round Armchair, by Christopher Kurtz, at Artware Editions

Allumettes by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger

The striking appearance of the Allumette sofa, table and chair is attributable to its filigree framework design in hardwood sourced from the Arura Vermelho tree. Here, forces and counterforces interplay to accept loads. Elegance and originality combine with stability. The non-varnished wood with its metallike tone is finely polished, allowing its sensual presence to develop fully. The Allumette sofa offers a high degree of seating comfort – and adds an extremely prestigious touch to living spaces and reception areas thanks to its sturdy and distinctive appearance.

Allumettes, by Atelier Oï, for Röthlisberger

Perspective Shelf by Fuquan Junze

Hong Kong based Fuquan Junze an interior, furniture and industrial designer, has created Perspective shelf. The design of the angular shelf is based on the principles of perspective drawing. Available in Oak.

Perspective Shelf, by Fuquan Junze, Oil Monkey Limited

Pillow by Stefano Giovannoni for Vondom

Pillow is a new range from Vondom and Stefano Giovannoni, designed to make a big squishy impact on any indoor or outdoor environment. The collection is suitable for contract and residential and perfect for that unique ‘edge’ in any hospitality project. The range features a choice of high-gloss lacquer colours, LED illuminated, or a remote controlled colour glow. The collection includes a lounge chair, coffee table, planter and ottoman.

Pillow, by Stefano Giovannoni, for Vondom

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