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
A tea service set, Silent Machine, is composed by functional products reflecting aesthetic interpretations on function-focused forms. Every single object can be identified when it is utilized as a part of the whole. Mathematically formulated silhouettes and details contribute to creating an image of mechanical regularity rather than being emphasized on their ornamentation.
The passing of time remains machines as industrial artifacts. No longer alive, no longer remarkable but the machine-age machines have stories which make them more beautiful than they were.
Machines are growing into more dynamic and intelligent tools around us, and being supplemented and improved by more recent technological advances, although it seems undeniable that their glorious time has vanished and remains a part of history. The aim of this study was to draw out recast values induced from the passing of time and transitions, and to refigure them under the present sentiment. Non-aesthetic things are re-illuminated and become emotionally connected with us It can be understand as a retrospective and commemorative intention by relocating our perspectives in the middle of the machine age.
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.
Spun Aluminium, 5-axis Laser cut, Anodised. Modular system of light shades to be arranged in various configurations on a standard screw cup lamp holder. Solid forms offer complete and variably directed shade. Perforated forms –- in layered combination – enable the light to be gradually filtered, allowing for customisation of the overall aesthetic and manipulation of the emitted light.
[D]3 Contest – Interior Innovation Award Winner – IMM Cologne
Apollo, by International
A long arm stretches upwards, parallel to the wall, then bends at a right angle and runs along the ceiling, culminating in a large luminous bulb. Potence Pivotante proves that such simple materials as tubular metal and frosted white glass can define a lamp that is as essential as it is charming and timeless, thanks to the ingenuity of an exceptional talent: Charlotte Perriand.
Being hinged at the base, the lamp may be positioned at will anywhere along the circular path that its arm can complete on the ceiling. This solution was adopted by the architect to optimize the efficiency of the lamp, expressly designed in the Forties for flexibly illuminating her small Parisian apartment.
Potence Pivotante, by Charlotte Perriand, for Nemo
An outdoor lamp with a minimalist design and an adjustable projector. Available in two colours: white lacquer or matt oxide.
Boxes, by Josep Lluís Xuclà, for Vibia
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
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.
One of the world’s most prestigious schools of art has defined a new teaching paradigm by making architecture and industrial design more interdisciplinary, more interconnected. ECAL chez Le Corbusier (ECAL at Le Corbusier’s place) is a magnificent tribute to the great architect on the 125th anniversary of his birth. It is also, and above all, an encounter between a master and some pupils: between Le Corbusier and the students of ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne). To imagine, then to produce objects for the Villa “Le Lac” was the project conceived by Elric Petit, head of the bachelor’s degree programme in industrial design at ECAL, and Chris Kabel, professor at ECAL. The project soon outgrew the framework of a classic teaching activity: the potential offered by the site, the inventiveness awakened by this assignment and the quality of the executions naturally led to the idea of an on-site exhibition.
ECAL: Chez Le Corbusier, Villa Le Lac, Switzerland, July 2 – August 29