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  1. Tio Chair in Special Edition

    Massproductions pays tribute to its classic collection for its 10th anniversary

    19/02/2019 - In conjunction with its 10th anniversary Massproductions is paying tribute to the Tio Chair and presents a special edition of the iconic seat at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019. The collection, today represented in the permanent collection of Nationalmuseum, was born in 2008, when freelance designers Chris Martin and Magnus Elebäck were contacted by a German furniture manufacturer with a brief to create a chair in metal for indoor and outdoor use. However, when they pitched the concept for the chair, the Germans said it would be impossible to produce. But the designers couldn’t let go of the design idea and wanted to show the client that it could be done. So, Chris Martin $Read news
  2. Fenix Palace: Design Reborn

    Former entertainment palace in Stockholm hosts Ariake x My Residence collaboration

    19/02/2019 - During Stockholm Design Week 2019, Ariake and My Residence welcomed visitors to The Fenix Palace, an exhibition set in a former entertainment palace in central Stockholm.   Mixing contemporary Japanese handcraft, handpicked artisans and producers and a Swedish interior dating back to 1912, The Fenix Palace was a celebration of good collaborations in an unusual setting. The building where the exhibition was held is the work of architect Hjalmar Westerlund and originally housed a number of well-known restaurants, a dance hall, a theatre and a bowling alley. Since 1940 it has been owned by the City church, and its premises are rarely open to the public.   The Fenix Palace is $Read news
  3. Swedese Stands for Clever, Modernist Design

    The brand's new creative collaborations

    19/02/2019 - Swedese launches design collaboration with Norwegian designer duo Anderssen&Voll, Swedish architect trio Claesson Koivisto Rune and international designer Khodi Feiz. During Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019, Bonnie Byrling, CEO of Swedese, presented the results of a creative year in which the company continues to develop and manufacture new furniture together with internationally renowned and successful designers. Craftmanship and sustainability are a given for Swedese, who even launched a small collection of limited furniture made from the production’s waste material. What is the driving force behind Swedese’s continuous sprit for innovation? ‘The company was founded by Yngve $Read news
  4. Inalco Surfaces @ KBIS

    Eco-friendly large formats in high res

    19/02/2019 - Inalco presents the new ITOPKER surfaces at KBIS 2019 (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show), event that will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada – U.S.A. from February 19th to 21st.   ITOPKER are cutting-edge high-performance surfaces for worktops, countertops and for cladding furniture with a large format 1500 x 3200 mm and thicknesses of 4, 6, 12 and 20mm, made of the latest-generation raw materials and state-of-the-art H2O IPLUS FULL DIGITAL techniques. Inalco is the first company worldwide to have applied this innovative water-based technology, that allows for the creation of collections with an outstanding resolution, as well as being sustainable and environmentally $Read news
  5. Functional for Living, Sensorial for the Kitchen

    Design Bite populates the house with Scandi chic

    18/02/2019 - DesignBite presented its 2019 NEW designs at Ambiente in Frankfurt. One of the dominant trends in living and cooking these years is the Nordic wave. The Scandinavians like to meet up at home, preferring simple, functional furniture and tools.   In the DesignBite collection, wall-mounted shelves and mirrors are a solution to limited spaces. Coffee tables and trolleys transmit a sense of flexible living. A new functional stool can be placed anywhere in the house – its height is adjustable by rotating the center core. In addition, a wall clock in 4 color options lights up the house.   As the kitchen becomes the focal point of the house, kitchen utensils and objects also need to $Read news
  6. Free and Share for iSaloni 2019

    A free and modular collection of Twils Lounge

    18/02/2019 - On the occasion of iSaloni 2019, Twils Lounge presents Free and Share, the collections of free and modular seating that can adapt to the environment and the needs of those who use it, following every transformation.   Free is a free, unstructured range of sofas which adapts to any room and the needs of those who use it, ready to conform or change, satisfying every transformation. The seat is a simple sommier, sitting on a sled base in burnished metal. The base is completed by backrest which can be placed in any position and have a non-slip bottom. At long last, we are free to decide where to put them, along with the soft square cushions and armrests, creating an exclusive island $Read news
  7. German Design Award 2019 for Panzeri

    A new recognition for AlDecimo and Viisi lamps

    18/02/2019 - The German Design Council rewards Panzeri lamps AlDecimo and Viisi with the prestigious German Design Award 2019.   AlDecimo, is the result of collaborations with architect Carmen Ferrara. It has fascinated the jury, especially due to the simplicity and ingenuity of its concept of architectural integration: “A plate integrated into a wall also acts as a switch. A simple and ingenious architectural concept that allows an elegant and high-quality atmospheric light".   The suspension lamp and floor lamp, Viisi, designed by Giovanni Minelli and Marco Fossati, has impressed with the technique used in its construction and for the strong expressiveness of its pentagonal profile. $Read news
  8. Metaphysical Atmosphere

    Lisa collection by Scab Design for OTIVM

    18/02/2019 - SCAB Design Lisa armchairs are inserted in the metaphysical armosphere of OTIVM, a new restaurant in Milan. The collection, with its sense of reassuring warmth, retro charm and memories of home, is presented in total white and total blue colours in a chequered pattern. N+M Design Studio find the right inspiration to create a restaurant that revolutionizes and transforms the classic architectural standards. The project inspired by De Chirico mixes the principles of interior design with the purely architectural ones. OTIVM, designed and created by Valerio Tremiterra with other partners, is characterized by a strong theatrical and surrealist atmosphere. Arches with clean and neoclassical $Read news
  9. Glossy Ocean Spray by Wik & Walsøe

    The new tablewear collection in nuances of blue and white

    18/02/2019 - Osean is porcelain tableware by Wik & Walsøe meant for everyday use, consisting of seven pieces: three plates, one deep platter, one mug and two smaller bowls. Laden with favourite foods, this tableware series invites you to sample a little of a lot; to move away from the formal structure of fine dining and focus on the social aspect of gathering round a grazing table; to enjoy the moment, and stay a little longer.   Designer Linda Svedal Walsøe has delved into a natural ocean of inspiration – the earth and the sea that is ours for such a short while, ours to nurture and tend to carefully, before we pass it on to the next generation. An ocean is infinite – larger than we can ever $Read news
  10. The Museum of Cycladic Art Shines Bright with Arrangements

    Flos + Michael Anastassiades for the highly respected Greek art institution

    18/02/2019 - Flos is partnering with the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens for an exclusive installation of Arrangements, designed by Michael Anastassiades.    Curated by Afroditi Gonou & Atalanti Martinou, with the support of premier design retailer and Flos’ local distributor Deloudis, the project fills the museum’s foyer and Cycladic Cafè with impressive compositions of geometric light sculptures. A much-awaited public lecture by Michael, on the subject of ‘Working with Light’, is also scheduled on Thursday 17thJanuary at the Cycladic Auditorium.   The Cycladic Café Art Project is part of the museum’s Contemporary Art Programme, which brings together social gathering venues and art. With $Read news
  11. Custom armchairs by LAMM for the Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow

    18/02/2019 - LAMM has recently supplied the 400-seat concert hall inside the Zaryadye Park in Moscow with custom armchairs. This is a further confirmation of the company’s ability to meet specific project requirements with partially or fully customised solutions. Designed by the architects Diller Scorfidio + Renfro, Citymakers and Hargreaves Associates, the Zaryadye Park is the first urban park created in Moscow after the Fifties and one of the city’s most important public spaces with impressive buildings and landscapes a few steps from the Kremlin and the Red Square. LAMM on ARCHIPRODUCTS $Read news
  12. Brunner Injects Life and Comfort into Contract Spaces

    Varied collections enriched for even more options

    18/02/2019 - Contract furniture manufacturer Brunner showcased its extensive range of products at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, beginning with its versatile crona collection, designed by Italian designer studio Archirivolto. The range includes chairs in all conceivable models, shapes and colors and for all conceivable functions.   The A-Collection, designed by German designer duo jehs+laub around the stacking A-Chair was recently expanded to include the modular A-Bench system and the A-Lounge fully upholstered chair, suitable for a wide variety of design possibilities in commercial construction.   A classic in high-end conferencing is the ray range from Brunner, also designed by $Read news
  13. Salone del Mobile: Milano Celebrates the ‘Ingenuity’

    New exhibition formats and a homage to Leonardo: The novelties of the 58th edition

    15/02/2019 - The 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano will be held from 9th to 14th April at Rho Fiera Milano. In the wake of the ‘new approach’ launched with the Manifesto in 2018, the Salone is putting the spotlight this year on both the centrality of Milan, which continues to garner international plaudits and recognitions, and on the creative capacity and generosity of spirit of the industrial network that underpins it and works to deliver global excellence.   “Creativity, ingenuity and industry are bound together in an extraordinary web, making Italian design a strategically important strong point for the entire Italian system. It is one of the best visiting cards that the city $Read news
  14. A New 'Place to Be' in Hamburg

    Targa, Czech and 811 by GTV for the restaurants at Hotel Tortue

    15/02/2019 - Located in the heart of the Hanseatic city, Hotel Tortue is housed in an elegant, historic six-storey building. To recall its prestigious history the red brick façade remains, while the restored interior (designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Stephen Williams) fascinates due to the refinement of the rooms. For bars and restaurants the refined seating of GTV were chosen.  In the Brasserie, the famous designer Kate Hume has selected the Czech seating and 811 stools, two iconic products from the GTV collection. Designed in 1994, Hermann Czech seating marked a turning point for modern furniture, towards intimism and the cult of memory: a modern design that seems to be from $Read news
  15. Alessi Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus

    From Weimar’s workshops to production departments in Crusinallo

    15/02/2019 - On the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Alessi recalls the profound historical, artistic and cultural value of the school founded by Walter Gropius with a few projects produced for the Officina catalogue since the late 80s under licence from the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin. Proposed with a celebrative packaging, the “90010”, “90046”, “90047” ash-trays of Marianne Brandt and the sugar and cream set “90042” of Marianne Brandt and Helmut Schulze have been chosen as a way to represent the activity of one of the Research Laboratories in the field of Applied Arts in whom Alessi most closely identifies. A choice to “recall the tense climate of design surrounding their creation; and $Read news
  16. Making and Re-making Icons

    Artek Revisits Alvar Aalto's Chair 611 and Introduces Atelier

    15/02/2019 - At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019, Artek presented two wooden chairs, separated by decades in design history, but united in spirit: Atelier Chair, designed by TAF Studio for the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, and Alvar Aalto’s Chair 611, reissued with fresh new webbing upholstery. The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s premier museum for art and design, re-opened in October 2018 featuring reimagined public spaces and a range of new products created in collaborations between Swedish designers and Nordic manufacturers.   Artek’s SFF booth, also designed by TAF Studio, playfully references the new webbing in various structural and decorative elements. Atelier Chair   Atelier Chair was developed $Read news
  17. Lgtek Presents DUNE

    The new modular sofa for indoor and outdoor areas

    15/02/2019 - Designed by the young designer Lorenzo Villa, Dune is the new Lgtek seating system of various shapes and sizes that, when combined, make up different solutions.   The sofa is divided into two families: the first is suitable to furnish outdoor spaces, composed of Dryfeel draining material covered with water-repellent fabrics, in which there is an aluminum supporting structure, in the interior solution instead seats and backs are made of polyurethane open cell with variable density.   On request it is possible to have two-color solutions between seat and back, thus creating unique color games. Dune is suitable for furnishing pools, terraces or indoor domestic areas, as well $Read news
  18. Nuura Lighting Receives German Design Award

    Miira wins, and Blossi received Special Mention

    15/02/2019 - In the category 'Excellent Product Design - Lighting' Nuura has been awarded a German Design Award 2019 for the Miira collection.   The Miira collection is created in a simple and timeless design. The lamps complement each other, and each one helps create a unique Nordic feel. The collection is designed with the chandelier at its centre and expands into a complete series of light. It can be used everywhere from private homes to large exclusive interior decorations. Miira is designed by the Danish lighting designer, Sofie Refer. The German Design Award jury remarked: ‘Here, a simple luminaire comprising a ball and holder can be used as a table light or a suspended lamp - but $Read news
  19. Four® Design Makes the Office Comfortable and Sustainable

    FourLikes and FourSure expand the existing range

    15/02/2019 - Four® Design introduces new office solutions that cater to the active office lifestyle, while remaining sensitive to environmental issues and standards. FourLikes is a range of customizable modular office furniture designed by Anders Nørgaard, while FourSure 44/88/90/105 expand the existing range designed by architect-duo Strand+Hvass. FourLikes   FourLikes’ extensive range of modules can be configured and reconfigured to optimize spaces and activate underused areas. Although the modules are based on cubes, the ingenious styling creates the perception of curvy and organic shapes. A combination of the 1100mm and 850mm high modules creates a sloping profile. FourLikes also provides $Read news
  20. Höfats Plays with Fire

    New outdoor collection for cozy garden gatherings

    15/02/2019 - Höfats’ new collection is an ode to the outdoors. Cozy barbecue evenings in the garden, crackling campfire atmosphere on the terrace in summer or pleasant warmth in winter: with Bowl, Crate, Cube F and Spin, nature is always at your doorstep as each element adapts flexibly to every kind of use.   Bowl   Be it as a grill or mobile fireplace – the fire bowl, Bowl, brings ingenious design and fire into life. It can be used on two different heights: with the high tripod foot, the cooking grid or a Plancha cast plate, Bowl turns into a high-quality grill for spontaneous barbecues. It can also function as a fireplace with high or low foot. In the interior of the steel hemisphere, $Read news

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I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

Ayn Rand