Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tom Dixon Spin

More good work from Tom Dixon. Spin is a wonderful range of candle holders that revolve around various axis and a such can be adjusted and placed as required.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Diz Decor Vinyl stickers

Instead of trying to hide plugs and cables, designer Julia Wolf created vinyl stickers for the Brazilian company Diz Decor which emphasise the »electronic chaos«. Birds and clouds can be arranged personally.
Diz Decor stickers by Julia Wolf

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pyramid bookcase by Fitting

We just adore this pyramid bookcase from Italian producer Fitting.
The practicality of the system is at this moment less intersting - it just looks great.

Pyramid bookcase from Fitting

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lazy Bastard for Montis

A beanbag sits and fits like a glove. With Lazy Bastard for Montis dutch designer Bertjan Pot combines the casualness of a beanbag with the comfort of a lounge chair. He placed the beanbag as it were on legs, in a smooth outer shape that contains the flexible contents. Lazy Bastard allows for extra comfortable sitting as its seat is higher and fitted with armrests.
And it looks fantastic.

Lazy Bastard by Bertjan Pot for Montis

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fergana by Patricia Urquiola

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola is one of the busiest people in Milan at the moment.
We particularly like her Uzbeki inspired Fergana sofa for Italian producer Moroso.

Fergana by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Edra's new Cipria sofa by Brazilian brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana is a deliberately iconic piece. The settee has 9 cushions fixed to an invisible metal tube frame, the stuffing is Gellyfoam® and Dacron wadding while the ecological fur covering comes in different hair lengths to produce variations on the original theme.
Or George Nelson's Marshmallow Sofa for a new generation.

Cipria by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Edra

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quilt by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Also amongst the new products in Milan will be the new Quilt Sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established and Sons.
We wonder if it is as comfortable as it look.

Quilt Sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established and Sons

Monday, April 20, 2009

Brave New World by Freshwest for Moooi

British design duo Freshwest will be presenting their first collaborations with Moooi at next weeks Milan trade fair.
Among the works this somewhat Jurassic looking lamp "Brave New World"

Brave New World by Freshwest for Moooi

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Soft Parcel by TAF

What could be the easiest way to upholster a piece of furniture? Swedish designers TAF took a piece of foam and wrapped it with fabric in the same way you make a parcel. The fabric looks like paper and the product becomes a gift. Wonderfully witty and original.

Soft Parcel by TAF

Friday, April 17, 2009

kkaarrlls in Milan

Post from Karlsruhe design college.

As part of this years Milan furniture trade fair the college will be presenting a showcase of some 20 designs from college students.
And for our taste there are a couple of very interesting designs amongst on show.

Here you can find more information on kkaarrlls (sadly only in German)

kkaarrlls: Broom multi socket

Thursday, April 16, 2009

kigokoro lamp by studio ito for yamagiwa

Thanks to designboom for this wonderful lamp by studio ito for Japanese lighting producer yamagiwa.
If we're honest we find the ceiling mount a little disappointing, but the rest of the light is just wonderfully innovative.
kigokoro lamp by studio ito for yamagiwa. More pictures at designboom

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Next week the 48th Salone Internazionale del Mobile begins in Milan. I won't be there but the world and his wife will be and I'm already looking froward to some of the reports that will undoubtedly arise.
Wallpaper will, as ever, be there in force and are planning fairly extensive coverage - albeit exclusively over the dutch contingent in Milan. And we're not sure if they folks haven't planned a little bit too much, but were sure that they will produce quality texts as ever.

A blogger hard at work in Milan

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

John A. Harris : Mitochondria Chaise Longue

The A. stands for Alfredo and although we don't normally have much enthusiasm for "rustic" wood furniture we are very impressed by John A. Harris's Mitochondria Chaise Longue. Crafted from American Black Walnut with a steel under frame it just oozes long summer evenings with a good book.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

AMBER in the SKY by perludi have brought our attention to a wonderful range of childrens furniture by Austrian producer perludi.
Created from beach plywood and loden the products are not only child-friendly but 100% recyclable.
We are especially impressed by the AMBER in the SKY bed. Not only is it a little lower than conventional childrens bunk beds - an important safety consideration - but the space below allows for a wonderful range of uses; creative for kids and boringly practical for parents.

AMBER in the SKY by perludi

Demographics being what they are the future will be dominated by single-person households.
And according to the future is already here, at least in the Alps, "In urban Switzerland more than every fourth household is kept by a single living man."
The soloution - a wonderful range of outrageous - and if we're honest downright macho - furniture for the man who has everyting, except a steady partner.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Extendable dining table by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

Extending tables have something undeniably 1970s about them, and Antonio Citterio's new extending table for Vitra beautifully reinforces this impression.
A wonderfully elegant design - we find the combination of the light oak veneer with the polished aluminium legs especially charming - it is a table that will fit wonderfully in any dining room or any conference room.

Fuller details can be found at
Extendable dining table by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ron Arad exhibition in London

On Wednesday an exhibition of new works by Ron Arad opens in the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London.
Grouped around a freestanding star of interconnected walls designed by Arad, the show
will unveil a number of highly sophisticated experimental pieces, many only recently
produced and on display for the first time.
Famed for furniture such as his Bookworm shelving system or buildings such as the Maserati headquarters showroom in Modena, Italy or the foyer of the Tel Aviv opera, Arad's style is not necessarily to everyone liking. But always worth a look.
The exhibition runs from 8 April until May 9th

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Collection One by hundredstensunits

Once again have shaken of the competition and are first to showcase an interesting collection from Young Coventry designers hundredstensunits.
We like the"ostblock" feel of the furniture and are particularly take with the clocks.
We're less keen on Coventry, but we do hope to learn a little more about hundredstensunits over the summer.

Wall clock by hundredstensunits (source: © hundredstensunits 2008)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hella Jongerius and Maharam create new Nike Air Force 1

The US textile producer Maharam and the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius have joined "forces" to create a new Air Force 1 trainer for Nike. Using the Jongerius' textile Layer the new trainer not only looks fantastic but allows the wearer to stand out from the crowd without standing out.
More Infos:

Nike air Force 1 by Jongerius and Maharam