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Spun Stools by LifeSpaceJourney

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

Imaginatio Fabric by Cristian Zuzunaga

Working in collaboration with Christophe Delcourt, Cristian Zuzunaga has created a special edition Imaginatio fabric is sold exclusively on Declourt’s products.

Imaginatio Fabric by Cristian Zuzunaga, for Christophe Delcourt

LeSpade by Tommaso Pedone

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

Hiroshima Collection by Naoto Fukasawa for Maruni Wood Industry

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

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Hook by Jean Nouvel for Methis

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

Diva by Matthias Demacker for Jongform

The sculptural shape of Diva gives the user multiple seating possibilities–either you can lounge in the seat with your feet resting on the integrated footrest or you just linger on the spacious seat and when having your laptop around you use the footrest as an expanded ‘working place’. Either way the sculptural seat will be an eye-catcher for your interior.

Diva, by Matthias Demacker, for Jongform

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

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