I clocked this sweet stool while visiting the RCA show a couple of weeks ago but was banned from taking pictures so I am so pleased someone else was allowed.
This chair was on display at the RCA shows a few weeks ago. It was so unbelievably light I could lift it with one finger comfortably.
In starting to design a wooden chair, I looked at the properties of woods.
What intrigued me most, was balsa wood. Balsa is a hardwood; but very unique. It grows fast, is light in colour, with a very soft, warm texture. Most surprising is its weight, as the lightest of all woods.
Exploring this material, my process is based on reinterpreting craft techniques combined with developing alternatives to industrial methods.
Although seemingly disparate, the combination retains a commitment to experiment, challenge and innovate.
The chair intends to reflect practical considerations, in terms of production, use and everyday beauty, as well. I wanted to hatch ideas on my own, experiment with forms, materials and techniques.
Material Balsa wood + Lime wood + Veneer: Lime/Beech/Maple/Mahogany
Weight 1.28 kg Dimensions (mm) 390 X 420 X 780
When I was researching trolleys a little while ago I was thinking it might be a bit of a challenge to find anything interesting but in fact there has been quite a bit of attention lavished on these functional items. Alvar Aalto’s classic trolley will always be a favourite but this new design from Källemo is intriguing - a new classic maybe and wonderfully functional.
Designers’ Statement :
11 boxes is a typology of storage units based on the idea of
an archetypal box, each one distinguished by its shape and structural
elements. Like characters in an alphabet, the boxes can be used on their
own or grouped together, in the same way that single letters make words.
A playful and changeable collection, the boxes can form infinite unique
compositions depending on the situation, available space and storage
needs. Made from solid maple, each unit is equally finished on all sides
and thus can be positioned anywhere in a room.
studio vit is the result of a collaboration and dialogue between Swedish
designers Helena Jonasson and Veronica Dagnert. Helena has worked
in the furniture industry since graduating with a degree in industrial design,
and Veronica has a background in fashion and a Masters from Central
Saint Martins in London. Both live and work in London.
Photographs by Annabel Elston and Robin Sinha
From the designer:
A History Lesson.
Remember the hardwood? The squeak of a sneaker. The sound of the whistle. That last second shot. The Gymnasium Collection takes its inspiration from a simpler time in our lives when victories were measured on scoreboards and teamwork wasn’t just for meetings.
The first incarnation of this line was launched in 2008 with our High School History Lesson series. Created from recycled gym floorboards, this limited edition collection used the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the court to pay tribute to the simplicity and spirit of sport.
Today, it reinvents itself as Gymnasium, a mass-produced series that uses sustainable, eco-friendly materials like renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. The result is a brilliant series, sold globally by Mater and crafted by Denmark’s oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen Carpentry.
Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, Mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create.
via Design Milk
Ernest & Co is a furniture and product design brand led by Duncan Bull. Ernest & Co is focused towards designing products that will not only stand out, but stand as timeless pieces using British craftsmen to keep the dying trades in the UK alive.
These 16 self catering apartments by Nils Holger Moormann are so well considered I would love to find an excuse and the money to go and rent the whole place.
Since 1982 the self-taught Nils Holger Moormann, has been one of the protagonists of the “New German Design” school producing and selling products from young, unknown designers. Following the main principles of simplicity, intelligence and innovation, the items are generally characterised by innovative precisely detailed solutions and simple form. Moormann has been awarded numerous international design prizes for his multidisciplinary practice and furniture and accessories line.