In 1954, following his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris of 1953, Pierre Paulin began a collaboration with Thonet-France, for whom he designed a number of pieces, most notably desks and chairs.
It was at this time that he designed the ‘CM 141’ desk. with its black lacquered steel frame, black melamined writing surface and block of two drawers in ash veneer. A long way indeed from the rounded, organic forms which characterised Paulin’s established style in the 1950s and 1960s, this functional, minimalist desk is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus movement.
Ligne Roset is reproducing this desk in 2008 under the name Tanis.
Tanis, by Pierre Paulin, for Ligne Roset
Stacked up like poker chips, each ring is 95mm tall with lacquered tabletops.
Babel Cocktail Table, by Fredrik Mattson, for Blå Station
Looks like a bad chair day.
Corallo, by Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, for edra
Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.
Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen
KD 27 Table lamp, (sold), by Joe Colombo, for Kartell at City Furniture
Inspired by spaceships and jet fighters, Kinzo Air is a new range of office furniture designed by German architects Kinzo, The Trio just picked up a red dot award for their new office furniture system that kitted out the new headquarters of Germany’s leading tabloid and Europe’s largest Newspaper ‘Bild’., owned by publishing giant Axel Springer.
Kinzo Air, by Designer, for Kinzo
Gaya, a new fireplace collection from Safretti. This wall mounted fireplace can be a focus for your room, and you can take it with you when you move.
Gaya, by Roderick Vos, for Safretti
Door Handle 4928, by Buchegger, Denoth, Feichtner GmbH, for FSB