The Norwegian designer Petter Knudsen has given a new boost to the office lamp. A very minimalistic design, finish in chrome, glossy white or black. By using the LED technology it effects the general look and gives the Loop the purity of a sculpture.
Loop, by Peter Knudsen, for Dark
Bulego writing desk is a secretarial for the home, whose sophisticated image is set off by the scissor shape of its legs.
Bulego, by Abad Design, for Nueva Línea
The Hako-ie “house in a box” is an assembly-type Japanese-style room that you can set up inside a larger space. Made with excellent materials and fine techniques, with attention to the smallest detail. It has tatami mats, as well as an arched ceiling, a lacquered tokonoma corner, and even a wooden veranda. It can be assembled or disassembled in an hour and requires no nails or screws, just a hammer and battens. A winner of the Good Design Award 2008.
Hako-ie, by Asao Sakamoto, Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Best 15, Good Design Award
Architect Charlotte Perriand made her name collaborating with Le Corbusier in the late 1920s and is best known for her modern take on rustic farm stools and other furniture designs. Designed in 1972 for her own chalet in France she created the Ventaglio 511, an abstract reduction of an Asian fan made from what appears to be planks of flooring with three unmatched elliptical legs. The asymmetrical shape of Ventaglio provides for dynamic and flexible usage, as a dining table or a sculptural desk.
Ventaglio, by Charlotte Perriand, for Cassina
A suspension lamp for direct lighting, made from an enamelled porcelain reflector and chromium-plated metal stem.
Dr. Spock, by Sebastian Bergne, for Oluce
Both comfortable and protective, it is a strong and distinctive work, which commands the space which it inhabits: from the most prestigious domestic space to a commercial environment. A curved structure, which supports and envelops the seat and backrest, SouthBeach is made from solid strips of birch wood.
SouthBeach, by Christophe Pillet, for Tacchini
Corkscrew in chromed brass, is designed so that two corks make a handle—select your favorite vintage.
Corker by Sebastian Bergne, for Eno
Curvatious silverware designed by top chef Alain Passard named after his well known restaurant in Paris.
Made from actual US Army surplus grenades and gilded in gold or silver or with a natural finish. Filled with oil, it may burn (but not explode) for 24 hours.
Grenade Oil Lamp, by Piet Houtenbos