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
Named the Best New Designer at ICFF 2008, Todd Bracher has prototyped these doughnut tables. Hollow centers allow these glossy lacquered fiberglass pieces to nest inside one another.
Boom, by Todd Bracher
A very successful interpretation of the barstool, Lem is highly adaptable to contract and home environments. Stool with swivel seat and adjustable height with gas spring.
Lem, by Tomoko Azumi, Shin Azumi, for Lapalma
A winner of the Compasso d’ Oro, this injection molded stacking side table appropriate for indoor/outdoor use.
Often created by molding clay into muscular forms, Bellini has said that designing a chair is “infinitely more complex than designing a skyscraper”.
Tavollini, by Mario Bellini, for Heller
Matthias Pliessnig famous for his bent furniture, has launched his latest chaise lounge called the Providence. The Desginer seating morphs together two different forms into one so that while a person can sit upright on one end, it also allows another person to lounge on the otherside. The furniture is made from steamed bent oak.