This low coffee table with its elegant elliptical shape ressembles a surfboard and was quickly given the nickname “surfboard table”. With its double chromed base, the table formally references a theme repeatedly varied by the Eameses, that of shaped steel rods welded together to make a fixed, static structure.
Eames ETR Elliptical Table, by Charles and Ray Eames, for Vitra
Verner Panton’s collaboration with the company Plus-linje played a decisive role in his international career. He worked with the Danish company to develop an extensive furniture collection, marked on one hand by a sensation-provoking formal extravagance, and on the other by the use of novel materials. The C1 is now available as a re-edition from Vitra.
C1 Armchair, by Verner Panton, for Vitra.
Tropicalia’s collection is composed of a chaise longue, armchair, chair with armrests, chair, outdoor bed and a swinging nest. The geometric frame of faceted steel tubing is covered with a skilful composition of plaiting, alternating solids and voids according to a precise pattern and displaying a meticulous eye for detail.
Tropicalia collection, by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso
In honor of George Nelson’s 100th birthday, Vitra has released a special re-edition (limited to 1,000) of Nelson’s Pretzel Chair he designed in 1952.
Pretzel Chair, by George Nelson, manufatured by Vitra, via: Design Related
Two shelving units designed by Alfredo Häberli, cellular construction.
Pattern Shelving, by Alfredo Häberli, for Quodes
This inviting lounge piece, which counts Eero Saarinen’s famous Womb Chair as well as Hans J. Wegner’s Flag Halyard Lounge Chair among its typological and aesthetic “ancestors”, uses an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the frame of the chair like a fitted stocking.
Slow Chair and Ottoman, by Ronan & Erwan Bourellec, for Vitra.
Baroque dresser from Piet Hein Eek with clean lines and excellent craftsmanship.
Eek Dresser, by Piet Hein Eek, for Moooi
The EVO collection explores the use of shapes and negative spaces, which results in the comfort and functionality of the piece. “With the EVO collection, I explored the possibilities of creating three separate zones for seating which are the seat, lumbar, and backrest,” explains Nolen. The hexagonal like shape keeps the piece feeling light weight, while providing the optimal angels for each zone without compromising the shape and form factor of the design. The large 2-inch gap simplifies cleaning with the use of a narrow nozzle vacuum attachment and leaves other items in plan view and easily retrieved.
Evo, by Nolen Niu, for Nolen Niu