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.
“Innovators at Heart” exhibition at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair showcases Färg & Blanche’s Long Neck armchairs nesting visitors with a textile armour.
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.
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.
ACE flatpacked upholstered seatings by Hans Hornemann for Normann Copenhagen are designed to meet the lifestyle of young metropolitan nomads.
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.
A leather elephant toy inspired Argentinian born designer Alfredo Häberli who created the DS-373 leather collection of couches and armchairs for de Sede.
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.
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.
ArchiPanic met Milan gallerist Rossella Colombari who brings the flavour of a Gio Ponti designed villa in Caracas and the heritage of Italian design to the open minded melting pot of DesignMiami/.
South African designers Porky Hefer created hanging seatings inspired by marine creatures. The series supports local makers with an environmental message.
The adventures and the style of heroic Brazilian bandits inspired Cangaço, a traditionally crafted design collection by Humberto and Fernando Campana.
PearsonLloyd designed new workspace solutions with a collection of furniture and tabletop accessories that improves dialogue and interaction between people.
Moroso launched Glider, a bulbous sofa designed by Ron Arad that is carved from a single volume and dressed with shaded coloured textiles by Febrik.
Campeggi launched Self made seat sofa by Matali Crasset: individual upholstered modules with fluo fabric straps can be assembled and carried like suitcases.
In Milan, DesignPhilippines puts forward new collections meshing tradition and local craftsmanship with contemporary style and sustainable materials.
At Design Shanghai, studio Frank Chou presented furniture collections that define the new “fusion” attitude of indipendent Chinese design.
Dubai-based designer Aljoud Looutah created the Oru Series, a design collection in teak, copper and felt inspired by origami tradition.
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.
Celia-Hannes design studio collaborated with Cape Town craftsmen to give shape to a “frugal” furniture collection that combines both Southern and Northern emisphere feel.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Dram Chair by British designer Gareth Neal translates the heritage of whisky in a hand-crafted design for modern makers.
TRAME outdoor seatings feature multicoloured threads that interweave and hold together asymmetrical loops. Design by Federica Capitani for Kenneth Cobonpue.
Italian firm Zanotta present the Undercover sofa by Anna von Schewen, an unexpected tailor-made and customizable collection that shows both internal and external textiles parts.
The French design trio numéro111 presented the “Insulaire project” re-thinking the living room as bubble of intimacy instead of a ceremonial reception area for social representation.
A birdcage in which you can swing freely: Ontwerpduo created an in-wonderland seating for un-capturable dreamers.