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Selected Chairs by Bernhardt Design

Chris Adamick – Audio,
Lievore Altherr Molina – Celon,
PearsonLloyd – Coast, for Bernhardt Design

Exhibition: Arik Levy in Chicago

Designer Arik Levy exhibited new work at the Wright20 gallery in Chicago last month.

via: Dezeen

Tiny Kitchen for Boffi

Finally — a well designed kitchen for very small spaces. Perfect for that bolt-hole in the Alps.

Single, by Alberto Colonello, for Boffi

Craft from Matthew Hilton

Solid wood furniture, by Matthew Hilton

Shower IV

This is a new concept for a shower gel dispenser, similar to your trusty old IV

Dispenser, by Bortolani & Righi, for Agape

Interiors: Virgin Atlantic

A ground breaking new business class seat for Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service. A unique seating layout and mechanism creates a new sense of shared experience and allows the seat back to fold forward to create a completely flat bed. For the first time, a simple and uncomplicated design aesthetic has subdued the typically complex expression of aircraft seating. The functional and visual expression of the ‘chair’ has been separated from the myriad of functions that traditionally layer the visual quality of aircraft seating.

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service, by Pearson Lloyd

Polypropylene links

LINK is a new product designed by PearsonLloyd, which was developed in response to a commission by ARPRO to investigate potential new uses of expanded polypropylene within the contract furniture and interiors market. EPP is a lightweight high performance material traditionally used in the packaging and automotive industries. 

LINK, by PearsonLloyd

Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec Exhibit at Kreo Gallery


 

Selections from the Press Release:
For Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, working with galleries is a chance to breathe outside the usual constraints that characterise their enthusiastic contribution to industrial design.

The disturbing, long black lamp, invents a pivoting principle that leans on the ceiling. It moves like a living organism, like a three-headed hydra. The exaggerated diameter evokes the imposing size of Venetian chandeliers.

The moulded polyester tables, with their synthetic appearance, are huge monolithic shapes that are barely off the ground. Their white and unreal aspect makes them seem like floating ice floes.

Just as impressive in terms of dimension (4m wide, 2.20m high), the screen is more of a « fabric wall » than a mobile separation. One is seduced by these patches of wool in abstract, geometric, stitched shapes in clashing colours. The design of the aluminium chassis on which these huge wool covers are “placed” reminds us of a saddle maker’s workshop with skins hanging on metal trestles. 

These four objects do not constitute a collection by any means as they were all designed at different times. However, they do represent the constant research of the Bouroullec brothers into the notion of the “quality of the atmosphere”. The use of fabric is one answer. In this case, it is a vehicle for colour, and the huge, flat, monochrome surfaces bring to mind abstract paintings.
 
Exhibition, by Ronan y Erwan Bouroullec, at Kreo Gallery in Paris, via: Arkinetia

See more products designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Portique

Not just a lamp, but a “space definer” made for the Monica Danet prize.

Portique, by Adrien Rovero

Museum: Design & the Elastic Mind at MoMA

When In New York, visit the current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Design and the Elastic Mind. If you can’t make it, the website is fun.

Exhibition: Design and the Elastic Mind, New York, MoMA

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