Hidemi Nishida’s Fragile chairs installation features seats emerging from Lake Poroto’s rippling surface in Hokkaido, Japan. The installation pays homage to the Ainu local tribe and blends traditional everyday landscapes with wider and silent natural outdoor environments.
Sou Fujimoto’s BOOKCHAIR design for Alias embeds a sinuous and extractable seat into a minimal bookshelf to highlight the relationship between a book and its reader.
The CARTA collection by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban features tables, stools, chairs and chaise lounges made of paper tubes used to store architectural drawings and birch plywood frames.
Soft warriors: samurai armour-thrones, stitched metal chairs and baked furniture. Färg & Blanche solo exhibition in Milan showcases an out-of-the-box tailoring approach to design.
Beijing based designer Frank Chou combines metal, wood and fabric to create neat designs for the fan chair and stool for work and home environment.
Inspired by traditional techniques of joining wood, Iratzoki Lizaso designs Heldu office furniture for Alki.
Clark Bardsley uses steam bent oak to give shape to ARM anti-chair: imagined as the “contour” of a seating place, the non-sense design fits over everyday seats.
PINWU design team has spent four years of extensive research on Yuhang’s traditions to create a contemporary design set according to ancient Chinese craftsmanship.
New York design studio Fort Standard paired traditional methods of production with innovative ways to create the new Quality of Materials collection.
Blå Station celebrates 30 years of out-of-the-box furniture born from international collaborations at their Milan furniture store… Because “Design is a sustainable investment that needs to be tried and touched for real, not with just a remote click” said at Blå Station to ArchiPanic.
Inspired Japanese manga comics, Nendo created a series of 50 chairs that translate GULP!, BANG, SLURP and BOING into furniture design.
Iconic design for XXI century charisma. Republic of Fritz Hansen updates the empowering sling silhouette of Arne Jacobsen’s Oxford Chair.
Thonet launches Thonet All seasons, a collection of tubular outdoor chairs originally designed by Bauhaus art school teachers Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Vitra presents the White Collection: seats and tables by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison add extra light to gardens, terraces and living rooms.
Urban colours and minimal style. Metropolitan Improvement collection by Dante Goods and Bads plays with industrial design made of aluminium, leather and cotton fabrics.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
Form chair by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen merges hundreds of chairs from design history.
At Miami Art Basel, Moroso and Marina Abramovic strengthened their collaboration with performances featuring design projects by Daniel Libeskind and presented a “Portal” chair by Patricia Urquiola.
Young designer Tehila Guy took inspiration from flat pack furniture to create Anda, a transparent and inflatable armchair with a wooden structure that can be easily assembled and carried along.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Dram Chair by British designer Gareth Neal translates the heritage of whisky in a hand-crafted design for modern makers.
Ridge Roof furniture by Ainė Bunikytė suggests a new public space by transforming Vilnius pitched roofs in a panoramic design set for a cup of tea.
Young designer Jorge Penadés has designed a temporary seat for contemporary free spirits that can sit for a contemplative or resting pause before moving on.
Peter Opsvik re-interprets his iconic GARDEN chair: the ergonomic plant-alike seating that demolished the stereotypical ideal of the proper sitting posture.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014: students of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design explore beyond the border of conventional textile furniture.
Inga Sempe completed Ruché, Ligne Roset’s bed collection, with a softly asymmetric one-armed chair able to bring together minimalism and tradition, softness and compactness.
Fe/Au: Dejana Kabiljo knits in iron spring wire and 24 carat gold to create a precious seating inspired by the creation and disruption of a star.
Young Danish company addinterior presents ANGEL, a sculptural stool with a poetic shape evoking an angel with the wings spread out.
Three new residents just walked into Moroso’s home: Mafalda, Clarissa and Mathilda are the new collections of seatings designed by Patricia Urquiola.
Aalto University School of Arts presented the work of some of the most promising students with the “Norther” exhibition.