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Röhsska Chair by CKR for the Swedish Design Museum

Röhsska Chair, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts

Luc Chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin

The chair, composed of a minimalistic rigid polyurethane shell, distinguished by its unmistakable high back. The wood base version transmits warmth and harmony. The version with the ring, encircling the apparently more rigorous metal base, gives the chair its playful character and craftsmanship. The generous proportions of the Luc lounge chair give freedom of motion, but in the same time defines a personal space, intimate that invites you to relax.

Luc Chair, by Lorenz*Kaz, for Rossin

Maarten Chair by Victor Carrasco for Viccarbe

Spanish designer Victor Carrasco has created the Maarten chair as a tribute to the late Belgian furniture designer Maarten van Severen. The frame of the piece is forged from oak plywood and decorated by loose horizontally-stitched upholstery is applied to the curved body of the seat. lacquered steel tubes hold it up the sleek furniture piece. sprawling from a center point, the pyramidal structure is able to swivel, giving the user a more flexible and comfortable experience.

Maarten Chair, by Victor Carrasco, for Viccarbe

Aura by Mikko Laakkonen for Inno

Aura is a harmonius and cozy 2-seater sofa, it surrounds you and is perfect for creating peaceful interiors. Due to its high back the tempting and sympathetic Aura also works as a room divider.

Aura, by Mikko Laakkonen, for Inno

The Big Boss Desk by Piergil Fourquie

Drawing inspiration from architectural constructions using the cantilever principal, the lacquered metal skirt gives a solid volume on which the entire desk depends. This support contrasts with the light oak suspended top which juts out over an empty space. The choice of material is a metaphor for a ‘sports coupe’ car: the metallic exterior reflects the immediate environment and hides the user’s legs. The refined topstitched leather interior creates a warm protective cocoon. The elegance of the lines hides all that is to be hidden: computer cables, electric wires, drawer. Materials: oak; topstitched leather and metal.

The Big Boss Desk, by Piergil Fourquie, Edited by Galerie Gosserezl, Photography © Ian Scigliuzzi

Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

The Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell.

With its appealing reflective surfaces and contrasting materials, the side table adds a distinctive touch to domestic interiors. It celebrates the beauty of the materials with their colours and surfaces, along with the virtues of hand-craftsmanship.

Bell Coffee Table, Bell Side Table, by Sebastian Herkner, for ClassiCon

Jacket Chair by Patrick Norguet for Tacchini

Inspired by the fashion world and crafted with fine tailoring skills, this armchair casts a spell of sheer fascination with its sleek, graceful lines, while surprising the viewer with its novel use of the quilted fabric : instead of simply dressing the metal frame, it becomes a soft and cozy body in itself with an edge along the back that reminiscent of a jacket collar. Two down feather cushions add a soft touch of made-to-measure comfort.

Jacket Chair, by Patrick Norguet, for Tacchini

Havet Cabinet from Snickeriet

Havet is a cabinet made out of pine. The surface treatment resembles a stormy ocean at night and is created by combining traditional craftsmanship with an unconventional technique. The pattern is chiselled by hand using an angle grinder. Just like the waves on a windy sea, each cabinet created will be unique. At first, the furniture is built as a classic cabinet with right angles and with fittings, details and interiors in place. The carpenters then chisel out the distinctive pattern — a process requiring as much time as building the cabinet itself. The pattern is carved on all sides and across all external joints and fittings, creating a monolithic and sculptural gestalt.

Havet, by Karl-Johan Hjerling & Karin Wallenbeck, for Snickeriet

Rock Cable Car Chair by Adrien Rovero for Mountain Climbers

Adrien Rovero was one of 40 swiss artists, architects and designers invited to transform 40 year old cable cars into new objects. Created for Mountain Climbers, a Swiss cultural and sustainable project benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland, Rock is the first of 40 projects to be revealed. Rock was premiered at the opening of Rovero’s solo show, Landscale, at Lausanne’s Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC). For this project he decided to celebrate the rocking movement of the cable car and thus to create a garden rocking chair.

A selection of projects will be revealed at Design Miami in Basel in 2013 and the remaining projects will be revealed in Basel during the fair week in 2014. The exhibiting will be touring in Switzerland in different cities and followed by a Christie’s auction, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland.

Rock Cable Car Chair, by Adrien Rovero , for Mountain Climbers, via: mocoloco

Thread Family by Coordination

Thread Family is a set of small hight adaptable furnishings featuring a thread and seat lathed from walnut wood on a welded steel base in many colours. The family consists of three members: Small Stool, Bistro Table & High Stool. Main feature is the lathed upper part, consisting of a 40 mm thread cut from american walnut, connected with the seat by a visible and well crafted wedge-joint in a cross shape. Its surface is finished with hardwood oil to enhance the natural looks and to produce a smooth motion of the thread while adjusting the seat hight. The steel base was welded from precision stainless steel tubes, inspired by high quality bicycle frames. All additional parts like feet and inner thread have been hand crafted from a non dyed technical polymer.

Conceived as objects of high flexibility, the Thread Family works in small spaces and in large places. They rise and adapt to the needs of the user and can become a lifelong companion to a kid or an adult. “Thread” emphasizes the natural qualities of wood and works well as a single piece and in a group.

Thread Family, Small Stool, Bistro Table & High Stool, by Designer, for Coordination

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