German Manuacturer Böwer launched new sideboards by designer Eric Degenhardt at imm cologne. Six milimeter wooden sheets, a horizontal gap and the long tabular steel legs characterize the boards and give them a simple and clear graphical appearance. The slightly sloping fronts–and the overlapping side panels–dissolve the compact body, that is based on a 600 mm grid. The sideboards are resting effortless on slender legs–almost hovering. Veneered in elm, they are available in 1800 mm and 2400 mm length – with doors, drawers or open compartments.
Sideboards, by Eric Degenhardt, for Böwer
Sober and classically elegant, Makil is a stackable oak chair. It is an example, of great delicacy, of Patrick Norguet’s natural ease in designing seats without ever repeating himself. Makil is therefore a wood assembling game which uses the best possible bending techniques thanks to inside out knowledge of the fabrication tool. Alki and Patrick Norguet have collaborated together like this for several years; Patrick Norguet’s collection for Silvera made by Alki in 2008 is remembered in particular. A meeting which gave rise to the desire for a specific production for Alki unveiled at the Maison & Objet exhibition.
Three years in the making, Molo Chair is now launched for the Danish company Duba-B8. Molo is an easy to use and comfortable meeting and conference chair. The chairs in the Molo family are available with a runner frame and 4-leg base for canteen, meeting and conference areas and also includes a bar stool. Both the 4-leg and the runner frame is available with an armrest. The seating shell is made out of reusable ABS plastic and is introduced in 5 colours; black, white, lemon, violet and oyster white. For extra comfort one can add an especially designed felt cushion. All chairs are stackable.
Part of the permanent collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Speyside was conceived as a way of tucking away bottles of whisky or spirits in a storage unit with an outer section that can be opened and closed as needed.
Speyside, by Jonas Lindvall, for de nord
Silver Lake is a Patricia Urquiola creation that offers us an architectural memory inspired by the Californian modernism of the ‘50s. The Silver Lake range is composed of three sofas, two armchairs and a small armchair displaying a continuous geometric interplay of solids and voids, with volumes creating many-sided polyhedral forms. Wood, steel, fabric or leather in a sculptural synthesis that, indirectly, brings to the surface today the Utopian vision of the ‘50s. Silver Lake is the name of a Los Angeles neighbourhood that is famous for its architecture and today hosts numerous architecture firms and creative agencies.
Silver Lake, 2-seater, 3-seater, Armchair, by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso
Glenn and Justin Lamont have designed a set of milking stools and matching table with shaped spun metal tops.
Spun Stools, Spun Dining Table, by Glenn and Justin Lamount, LifeSpaceJourney
Working in collaboration with Christophe Delcourt, Cristian Zuzunaga has created a special edition Imaginatio fabric is sold exclusively on Declourt’s products.
A series of sideboards and wardrobes inspiring to ancient swords, redesigned with a rigorous graphical point of view. All finished in laminated mirror sheets and lacquered in various colors inside, polished or matte.
This project is a tribute to Excalibur, originally Caliburn, drawn from the tip of the spear with which Longino pierced the side of Christ and forged by Merlin. “The Kings’ Sword” makes its possessor invincible. Famous for its supernatural strength, it originated many other swords, all invariably imbued with mysterious magical powers.
The utophic sum of the three elements ideally recreates the sword.
LeSpade – EXCALIBURN #1, #2, #3, by Tommaso Pedone
The newest additions to the Maruni Wood Industry collection is the ‘Hiroshima’ series, a small table and new Flanno fabric made in Denmark.
The new ‘Hiroshima’ small table, fits easily into any room, and matches the accompanying ‘Hiroshima’ small chair that was presented earlier this year. It is available in two widths; 85 x 85 cm square or 130 x 85 cm rectangle. The radius of the curved line that connects the table leg and apron, match that of the small chair’s curved line, seen in the corner of which the leg and the seat’s top rail connect.
Hiroshima Collection, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Maruni Wood Industry, Photography: Yoneo Kawabe, designboom
Inspired by computer punch cards, Jean Nouvel’s Hook is a storage surface, with flexible shelves and containers that hang from hidden joints.
“Creating architecture,” affirms Jean Nouvel, “means imbuing personal’s creation, be it a building, a piece of furniture or a garden, with the values of one’s own culture and civilization.” When he designs an object or a piece of furniture, the architect first thinks about functionality and about achieving an “elementary design” that corresponds to the essence of things.
Hook, by Jean Nouvel, for Methis