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Chauffeuse Marie-Sophie by Pierre Brichet

Marie-Sophie is a comfortable chair made from simple and raw materials, with a design that emphasises craft skills. The steel trellis forms a structure which is covered with leather, creating a rich contrast. The base of the structure that looks complex at the first sight is actually creating a variable geometry depending on the angle of view. This gives an illusion of volume which is in fact generated by the empty spaces of the structure. Thanks to its natural suppleness and flexibility, the leather suits the curved steel to create the seat and back of the chair.

Marie-Sophie, by Pierre Brichet, for Coming Soon galerie, (Limited edition for the gallery : numbered and signed copies 8 + 1 artist’s edition)

Mono by Anderssen & Voll for LK Hjelle

Presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Mono is slender, and with its strict language, the sofa is like an echo of architecture. Hidden padding and a flexible back provides a high level of comfort. Available as a chair, 2-seater and 3-seater.

Mono, by Anderssen & Voll, for LK Hjelle

Tube Chair by Kibisi for HAY

Tube chair is conceived as an outdoor wood chair in a contemporary expression. The modern wood chair has been almost exclusively dominated by the plywood shell. Introduced by Eames, perfected by Jacobsen it has been the weapon of choice for decades leaving the outdoor wood chair behind in arrested development as chunky and clumsy chairs from the past. With tube chair we propose to combine simple tubular wood sticks with molded aluminum joints to combine the tectonics, texture and touch of solid wood with the seamless lines and simple assembly of modern furniture. A more smooth and elegant contender

Tube chair, by Kibisi, for HAY

Framed by Koenraad Ruys for Moca

This varnished buffet is a storage cabinet composed of multiple campartments in different colours. All compartments are integrated into a black steel frame.

Framed, by Koenraad Ruys, for Moca

Film: The Aluminium Chair by Eames Demetrios

Vitraproject has released a film by Eames Demetrios on the history and the production of Charles & Ray Eames’ famous Aluminium Chair. The project began at the request of Eero Saarinen, who was looking for light, rugged chair for a home he was designing. The Eames Office made “version after version, …until the final design answered with what the Eames’ called “way it should beness”.

The Aluminium Chair, A Film by Eames Demetrios
Aluminium Group Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames, for Vitra.

Exhibition: Twilight-Tokujin Yoshioka Moon Chair

A series of chairs named Moon will be shown at the Moroso showroom during the upcoming Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The chairs will be presented in an installation called Twilight.

“The installation Twilight, releasing the infinitive light rays in the white space, creates a scene as if the light breaks through the cloud, and the crepuscular rays pour into the ground. The crepuscular rays is a beatiful natural phenomenon known as angel’s ladder. This heavenly light profiles the chair Moon. The light reflects on the surface of the chairs and reveals the beauty of the textures exists in the various white materials.”

Exhibition: Twilight-Tokujin Yoshioka, by Tokujin Yoshioka, April 12 – April 17, at Moroso Showroom, Milan

Grand Sofa by Monica Förster for OFFECCT

The idea with the sofa Grand was to create a piece that conveyed the feeling of something improvised and sketched. The first ideas were transferred to a scale model where Monica Förster worked intensively to create a shape that conveyed a sense of freedom. Grand is a large and generous sofa. Grand comes in a right, a left and a straight version with an accompanying footstool and an optional divan.

Grand by Monica Förster, for OFFECCT

ST10 Chair by Arge2 & Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

ST10 Stacking Chair Hussl

The idea of the ST10 Chair is to use sandwich technology which has been developed by the skiing industry, and apply it to a chair. Made in Austria and constructed mainly with wood, the chair uses the composite technique in the back legs–a wooden core reinforced with an aluminium cover. This creates a stable, yet flexible compound material that provides higher resistance to mechanical pressure and improved tensile strength.

Tapering to just 8mm at the top, the back of the chair has a light springiness and filigree look, when combined with its minimalist design, this makes for an extremely strong and comfortable stacking chair.

Hussl ST10 Stacking Chair, Upholstered Chair, by Hussl & Arge2

Dino Collection by Eric Jourdan for Ligne Roset

Whilst the Harry armchair is carving its place as a best seller at Ligne Roset, this year Eric Jourdan has designed Dino, a superb range of tables, desk and storage based on the asymmetry of colours and shapes familiar to Ligne Roset presented at the last Maison&Objet show. A play on contrasts that the designer masters to perfection.

“The Dino collection is very architectural, I wanted to suspend blocks within the sides (curves here) and work on the level and colour differences. I had some Marcel Breuer structures in mind. I like the idea that the construction, the assembly of the volumes is present in the interpretation of the furniture which is in general closed boxes. With Dino everything is visually prominent.”
- Eric Jourdan

Dino Collection, by Eric Jourdan, for Ligne Roset

Tec Chair by Bao-Nghi

Tec Chair is a light and mobile stacking chair that is being used in ad hoc situations and at the same time delivering an elegant look when placed beside the kitchen table. Thanks to the elaborate shaping of its elements like the rear legs, frame etc, formal details are created that are not only responsible for its technically filigree appearance, but also serve to the function of stacking. All parts of the chair are CNC-milled and composed similarly as a 3D puzzle. Through the intentional formal separation of sitting area and frame, different color combinations can be chosen in a flexible way. Due to its light weight and stacking capability, the chair can be used in the domestic as well as in contract environment.

Tec Chair, by bao-nghi droste design

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