Tag: "Furniture"

Lan Task Chair

Iratzoki Lizaso design studio is developing a new task chair. Comfort and softness for a relaxed working environment.

Sir Gio table

The table designed by Philippe Starck represents yet another innovative twist in the use of polycarbonate. The central base is produced using a mould of elevated technological innovation: the moulded plastic material ensures excellent performance and stability to support a glass top.

Republic of Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with the Egg

Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.

Corallo, formed by the weaving of stainless steel wire bent by hand

It is a nest of “coral” with irregular wide seat. The hundreds of welds are cleaned, brushed and then rounded to avoid sharp edges or roughness: a labor of such complexity and artistic craftsmanship to require an entire week.

A tabletop of extruded aluminium with a minimal profile

Inspired by the work Oscar Tusquets and Lluis Clotet have carried out for Bd Barcelona since the early 80’s Konstantin Grcic has designed a wing-like table top using extruded aluminium profiles. Table B spans a maximum length of 3,6 meters and comes with three optional substructures in solid oak, stainless steel or artificial stone.

Desk made of solid oak, offering a real storage solution

Metis is a compact desk made of solid oak, offering a real storage solution. This desk helps you keep your workspace tidy and organized with three drawers, one secret compartment and two lidded sections. Metis not only hides the wires and the electric cables, but it also comes equipped with several compartments for storage.

Crafting the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9, Active Speaker System

B&O PLAY’s active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.

Another Country’s wooden stool manufacturing

Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture by hand in workshops in the UK and Portugal. They believe in good design, longevity, sustainability and quality at fair prices.
In Portugal they manufacture one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto. They filmed one of their visits to show you how their stool is made…

BENCHMARK, passionate about craftsmanship and design and totally committed to sustainability

Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran founded Benchmark in 1984 with a dream of creating a craft based workshop that produced furniture on a scale that would provide customers with high quality, beautifully designed furniture made in a responsible way and at a reasonable price.

Corkigami, a seat made entirely out of cork

Cork is sustainable, natural, lightweight, quite strong, flexible, warm… All these attributes make cork a unique material. Corkigami aims to take these properties to the limit, and also refers to the process of making 3D objects from 2D materials. They choose cork as sheet material to make this shell construction simply using this technique.

Stefan Diez’s Yard Furniture Collection for Emu

The ultra lightweight frame of Yard furniture is made from powder coated aluminium, whereas the seat and back is made from elastic straps guaranteeing an extraordinary comfort abandoning the need of additional cushions.

Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.

Petra side tables, sculpted/machined from solid marble

The reference to mooring bollards was natural for this company located in Saint Jean de Luz. Machined from solid marble, Petra is the perfect illustration of raw material design. These small and unusual tables, which can be used alone or in pairs, both indoors and outdoors, provide a focal point that blend into the most varied surroundings.

Ishinomaki Laboratory

Ishinomaki Lab is striving to push the DIY concept forward to broaden the horizons of DIY design, helping to energise people and the community as a local-running independent company. Ishinomaki Laboratory began as a workshop for the local community in a coastal area of Ishinomaki-city, Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.

Roly Poly Chair, constructed from layered, high gloss fiberglass

Each of the new pieces has been developed as a clay maquette before being rendered in layered fibreglass, chosen as a medium for its tensile strength and sculptural qualities. Surfaces are polished smooth in places, left raw and untreated in others; the resultant textural dialogue is carried across into hand-woven yarn throws and the graphic, contoured Play tapestry – an abstract image derived from an infant’s building blocks.

NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.

Boiacca table. Elegant and resistant

The Boiacca table stands out for its material, typically used for modern architecture, which has been taken to the limit and is also increasingly used in the design field: cement with a special formula and internal reinforcements in stainless steel, the cement legs are incredibly thin, elegant and resistant, allowing the Boiacca table to be used either indoors or outdoors.

Overgaard & Dyrman’s handcrafted Wire Collection

Overgaard & Dyrman’s the Wire Collection finds inspiration in traditional saddlery and metal work, and challenges the synergy and contrast in the use of materials. The honesty in genuine materials and the balance between functionality, ergonomics and manufacturing define Wire and reflect its purpose.

Vermelha Chair, 500 meters of rope

500 meters of special rope. A week of work. High specialization. They are all needed to create this wrap-around chair with aluminum and steel frame, and manual weaving of the rope directly onto the frame. The unique padding is created by progressive overlapping of hundreds of abundant twines on the frame.

STOOL by Stevens and Hayter

The intention of this project was to explore the possibilities of executing a project with the smallest budget possible, whilst achieving an understandable and simple outcome using only hand-tools.

Kuskoa Collection by Iratzoki and Alki

The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood.

Officina Collection. Bouroullec for Magis

Wrough iron – the shaping of iron by hammering – is one of the oldest techniques for making objects. For Magis Officina collection, Bouroullec wanted to work with this ancient process and give it a new visual language.

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

Vegetal could not have existed without the technical sophistication of modern software, in the same way that it could not have moved on from the finesse intrinsic to the stages of design drawing by hand. It is the close association of these two processes that has been so special. The complexity of its form, which must be uniform as a tree or a flower would be, has continuously forced Ronan & Erwan to rethink the whole thing in respect of each detail: one might say, this chair has been redesigned a thousand times.


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