Tables covered in paper and then marked with crayons create a new interpretation of the wooden tables’ textural material. Here, Nendo borrows the udukuri technique which wears down the soft layers of the cypress wood, giving prominence to the harder grains. Paper is then laid over top before applying the color, resulting in subtle color and intricate line work.
From PROOFF: PROOFF #006 SideSeat has been designed to present a solution to the blending of work and leisure, public and private. How do you provide an environment which allows for changes in work focus and accommodates a full capacity workforce at the same time? How do you ensure that your visitor is free to decide how he spends his waiting time? PROOFF #006 SideSeat provides a solution: a self-contained desk, cupboard and chair which moves with you. It not only encourages users to be interactive and flexible with their working space, but creates privacy in an otherwise public area as well.
From Tjep: Hendrick’s Collection is a contemporary furniture range inspired by the trappings of bygone days and pays homage to the 17th century paintings of Hendrick Avercamp, an artist who devoted his life entirely to the portrayal of Dutch winter scenes. Nostalgia and modern aesthetics, a juxtaposition of old and new, brought together in solidly handcrafted Ash or Oak wood and finished to perfection.
From Itay Ohaly: The Group Project is a non-linear design method – a disconnected collaboration between individual designers. A ‘group project’ starts with a selection of objects that are to be designed. Each one of these objects is divided and broken into smaller parts. All parts are designed according to a specific theme; however, each part is designed by a different designer without communicating with the other designers. When the parts’ design phase is finished, the group meets to perform minor necessary adjustments. Afterwards, all parts are produced and assembled. This kind of method composes a group exhibition within a single object. Each designer’s different approach and style are expressed together in one object, establishing a dialogue between the object’s different parts.
Nati Moskovich – lamp base
Naama Bergman – lampshade
Itay Ohaly – lamp leg
From Colonel: This new collection as the first collection of Colonel was inspired by outdoor furniture (beach, camping) aesthetics. It is a contemporary re-reading of this universe mixing colours, rhythms and patterns. It is mainly composed of wood, textile materials and surprising colors. The collection evokes summer, relaxation.
Chris Palmer creates a body of work that speaks to the rich history of the city in which he lives and works. The memory of Detroit’s industrial glory echoes its hum in Palmer’s Loft Series, both through its reclaimed materials and its Industrial Age style of manufacturing. Its rugged and hand-crafted styling pays homage to a past period whose values remain relevant in today’s search for a new future.
From Chris Palmer: The Loft Series is manufactured similar to turn of the century vehicles, carriages and other objects of that time. Combinations of wood, steel and solid rivets are not only reliably strong but offer a one-hundred-year-old industrial aesthetic. As a further exploration a third, more domestic material was added; seagrass has a pleasant aroma, interesting visual qualities and is reliably strong. This series is photographed at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan, the building where the Ford Model T was made from 1904- 1910.
Thanks to Chris for his submission to designgush.
Chris Palmer: website
Goebel & Co’s reduced width dining table seeks to free-up interior space and consequently brings diners within closer proximity, forcing a more intimate dining experience. A good lesson in what city dwellers (and those who live in small spaces) already know: space is a luxury but not a necessity, social benefits can arise from that which we lack, and people are adaptable to the space in which they live. Details from the design team below.
From Goebel & Co: Many of our clients live in small square footage homes and apartments. This leaves many of them eating dinner at coffee tables and not at home. We engaged designer, Alekzandr Leidenfrost of Hamburg to study the primal need for personal space while eating and drinking in order to create a dining table concept which would achieve personal space needs while eliminating unused square footage. Our original concept prototype toys with this yet is quite long. Obviously this is in contradiction of reducing spacial needs but with our Alek Table prototype we are able to achieve our reduction of square footage while seating 8. Many European public areas such as beer gardens and festival tables examine this concept but we were not able to come across any for residential use. By reducing the distance from fellow diners, dining experience is dramatically changed and we believe enhanced. The Alek table comes in 7.5 foot and 5 foot lengths. It is also available in a 34″ width.
Thanks to Goelbel & Co for their submission to designgush.
Goebel & Co: website