A good idea doesn’t take up much space – just a piece of paper or a laptop. Christoph Böninger’s Zelos secretary desk reflects this reduction to the essentials. With its pared-down elegance, it meets all the functional requirements of the laptop generation.
You have seen the Mercury light by Artemide where each piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and the movement of people. Ross Lovegrove has since created Skydro a similar concept, but more er, blobular.
Skydro, by Ross Lovegrove, for Artemide
This rather serious armchair was presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this year.
Jago armchair by COR
Simply place against a wall, it’s stable and elegant. Stainless steel combined with white powder-coating. Hangers in stainless steel.
Lean-on, by Peter van de Water, for Cascando
SDB001 by Fumio Enomoto, was a Bronze Leaf winner at the IFDA (International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa).
SDB 001 by Fumio Enomoto
The Modulor is regarded as the most important modern attempt to develop a mathematically coherent measurement system based on the proportions of the human body. Le Corbusier’s corresponding book on the subject, Le Modulor, is still valued as an essential work in the field of modern architectural history. During the architect’s lifetime only a few samples of this measuring tape were created – for his personal use in the design of building projects. An original artefact in the holdings of the Fondation Le Corbusier served as the model for this new edition by the Vitra Design Museum.
Sculptural forms available in multiple colours, this bench also has large and small stools to round out the rather angular range.
Bench, by Pieter Jamart, for Sixinch
The garden consists of four delightful trees: Lemon, Pomegranate, Rose and Palm. Each is laser-cut from a single 2mm thick sheet of protected raw metal.
The Garden, by Michele De Lucchi with Alberto Nason and Silvia Suardi, for Produzione Privata
Estate, by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, for Ceccotti Collezioni