Mesa evolved from an architectural experiment which was to do with creating connections. Elastika was an installation created in the Moore Building in 2005 for the Miami Design Fair. The brief had been a sculptural structure to revivify the 1921 building’s atrium. Zaha Hadid’s proposal was an organic set of tentacles which linked spaces and floors across the atrium, defying changing levels and criss-crossing each other in mid-air. The effect was like a huge, sticky chewing gum pulled out of shape across the interior. This concept is now illustrated as a Vitra Edition table.
Mesa, by Zaha Hadid, for Vitra.
The strict architectural structure of Teepee gives little hint of the enormous design effort that went into its development.
Teepee, by Konstantin Grcic, for Cassina
Aladdin, by Mârten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, for Paola Lenti
Ibero Cabinets offer linear storage with hutch and extractable shelf. The doors are made of a light weight core and open in a folding motion. We like the simple lines and strong colours combined with natural materials.
Ibero, by Lievore Altherr Molina, for Bellato
Alfa, Chair in fiberglass or leather, by Hannes Wettstein, for Molteni & C
This occasional is made up of three superimposed elements: a block base with black lacquer finish, an oval top in black-painted plate glass and a central disk with white lacquer finish and storage unit. The latter can rotate through 360°.
Meniscus, by Pearson Lloyd, for Tacchini
The Panton Chair is the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Sleek, sexy and a technical first, the Panton was the chair of the era. A glossy red Panton featured in Nova magazine’s 1970 shoot in which a model demonstrated “How to undress in front of your husband”.
Panton Classic Chair, 1968, by Verner Panton, for Vitra