The random in “Random Light” by Bertjan Pot for Moooi is not the light – as the name would tend to imply.
But the “weave” of the lamp shade.
A resin covered yarn is wound round an inflatable ball until the designer is happy with the coverage.
teh ball is burst and each lamp is a unique work of fate……
Random Light by Bertjan Pot for Moooi
Although most people use the Eames DAR by Vitra as a domestic chair….. it can also be wonderfully employed as conference room chair in office environments…..
Eames DAR by Vitra
Sometimes it’s good just to enjoy beauty in quiet wonder…….
Alcove by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra
Unmistakably Thonet, yet refreshingly different the 405PF is part of series of new products that Stefan Diez has produced for Thonet since 2009.
405PF by Stefan Diez for Thonet
One of the most flexible and durable materials available, cardboard also numerous ecological and environmental advantages – and as this fantastic chair and shelving unit from diefabrik prove, it can also be use to great aesthetic effect.
cardboard furniture by diefabrik
As we noted in our post on Kokon Furniture by Studio Makkink & Bey, upcycling is “in”
One particularly interesting example is the furniture created by Trash Design Manufaktur from rescued washing machine drums.
Here the stool “Sitting Bull” and the table “Glas-Nost”
Sitting Bull and Glas-Nost by Trash Design Manufaktur
As a self-confessed Bibliophile it probably isn’t that surprising that Nils Holger Moormann created an armchair with inbuilt book shelves.
Or that he did so with such grace….
Bookinist by Nils Holger Moormann
It’s not especially new, but does follow on very nicely from the Bao by EOOS for Walter Knoll post
In 1938 Hans Knoll, son of Walter Knoll, moved to New York where he established his own furniture company.
Despite early co-operations with the Danish designer Jens Risom – a period that gave the world the brilliant “600 series” – it wasn’t until Hans Knoll teamed up, personally and professionally, with the interior designer Florence Schust that the company really established itself.
Following their marriage in 1946, the, now, Florence Knoll set about persuading a stellar collection of modernist architects to let Knoll International produce and sell their furniture designs.
Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe was initially reluctant. Florence won him over.
Otherwise we wouldn’t now have the Barcelona Chair…..
Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International
Bao by EOOS for Walter Knoll has been picking up an awful lot of kudos lately.
And rightly so.
Looking a bit like a pebble Bao is low-level, swivel lounge chair and as such perfect for a whole range of domestic and commercial uses.
Bao by EOOS for Walter Knoll
You don’t have to be a decorated design historian to understand the near perfect symbolism of the chandelier 85 Lamps by Rody Graumans for droog.
Honestly, you don’t….
85 Lamps by Rody Graumans for droog