1. In search of innovation within traditional crafts Botanical Ceramics was born from a research project based on the possibilities of combining traditional crafts with technological and industrial production methods. The series of containers are manufactured using rapid prototyping technology based on the idea of flowerbulbs as a natural vessel.
2. The second vase, Redefining Genetics, is composed of 6000 small rods, which have been built up manually through a 3D computer program.
3. A String of Garlic ceramic Vase using garlic as a starting point.
Botanical Ceramics & Redefining Genetics, by Jo Meesters, for Jo Meesters, Garlic in collaboration with Marije van der Park.
Put an orange into this bowl, and a beautiful contrast results: nature meets technology. Winner of several honours, the bent aluminum forms a three-dimensional object in which shapes and shadows change depending on the light.
Bowl, by Christoph Böninger, for Auerhahn Bestecke
The Trace chair collection has been further improved with the body made of Hirek plastic. Suitable for outdoors, stackable and designed for the contract sector.
Trace, by Shin Azumi, for Desalto
A sculptural piece of furniture, vaguely reminiscent of primordial stone or wooden objects; Monopod stands sturdily, tapering with an elegant curve to a wedge-shaped backrest.
Vitra Monopod, by Jasper Morrison
This blocky coffee and tea set from Alessi with its abstracted forms serve up coffee, tea, sugar and cream.
Tea + Coffee Tower, by Wiel Arets, for Alessi
Missing Chairs was born from the idea that the chair never lives alone but is nearly always part of a greater object.
Missing Chairs, by Nobody&co
The What Containers are a complete system to use freestanding or to hang on a wall. The slim structure, made from canaletto walnut or grey oak, combined with the front in smoked glass or soft, sophisticated shades of lacquer. The handles are large elements in wood.
What containers, by Rodolfo Dordoni, for Molteni & C
Ease of travel in the jet age encouraged a growing fusion of cultural influences after World War II. Although Sori Yanagi’s stool was designed and manufactured in Japan, it employs western forms (the stool) and the material (bent plywood). Its calligraphic elegance, however, suggests a distinctly Asian sensibility despite the rarity of such seating furniture in traditional Japanese culture. The stool is made from two curving and inverted L-shaped sections, each forming one leg and half of the seat. A metal rod midway between the legs serves as a stretcher and holds the stool together.
Butterfly Stool, 1956, by Sori Yanagi (Japanese, born 1915); Originally manufactured by Tendo Co. Ltd. Now sold by Vitra.