HABERDASHERY – REVOLUTION
A Perfectly Poised Light
Inspired by the forces at play in a gyroscope and designed to be a central statement to four facades each busy with 7 storeys of bustling workers, the sculpture expresses this rotational energy as perfect rings of light, positioned to appear spinning energetically out of alignment throughout the atrium space. This heady sense of motion through light and form invites viewers to explore its geometry as they move through the space in the high-speed lifts to one side.
ETEL DESIGN – ALTA
Icon of Modernist Furniture Design
Created in the 1970s by Oscar Niemeyer and his daughter Anna Maria, the Alta Armchair is an icon of Brazilian modernist furniture design. The perfect curve that starts at its base and reaches its backrest is this piece’s most striking feature.
SOPHIE ROWLEY – BAHIYA STOOL & SLATE TABLE
From Denim Waste to Marble
The Bahia Denim Stool is a sculptural seating piece made from post-consumer denim waste. The discards are draped over a mould and the layers are adhesived together. After the material is dry it is carved to create a flat surface. Through the carving process as well as through the different sized and coloured offcuts a bespoke marble-like pattern appears. The arch shape of the stool forms an elegant and sculptural silhouette which is ideal to reveal the vibrant pattern. The marble-illusion gave the stool its name ‘Bahia Denim’, named after the Brazilian blue marble ‘Azul Bahia’. The Bahia Denim Slate Tables are created from Bahia Denim slabs, cut into different elementary shapes and assembled in playful ways.
LOCKENGELÖT – BETTY & BOB
Metal oil barrels become house bars, vinyl records are turned into wall lamps, books have a second life as coat racks. The latest product series features trivets, egg cups and jewellery made from recycled skateboard decks. The design label Lockengelöt founded by Dennis Schnelting and Carsten Trill makes exciting use of everyday stuff.
About 80% of their product portfolio is recycled, they use green energy from Green Peace and Lichtblick and produce the products themselves, making sure work and product quality matches their standards.
DESIGN SYSTEMS – CAPSULE LAMP
Memory Collecting Capsules
With the things we treasure the most — be it a photograph of our grandmother, a keychain gifted by our daughter, a ring from our first love — we store it in a safe place and put it away. Perhaps in a metal box or a shoebox that we safely tuck under the bed. After a while, we forget it existed until we clean our room or pack our belongings for a new home.
What if we have a place to store these precious, often miscellaneous, items? Somewhere we could always see them, yet does not take up space in our cabinets and drawers?
We designed the Capsule Lamp for these occasions. You can preserve your treasures into plastic capsules, hook them onto a wooden light fixture, and hang it in your rooms. Every time you look up to the ceiling, you would be reminded of your memories and aspirations. The capsule lamp is a person’s past, present or future — a time capsule that transcends time.
CARL HANSEN & SON – CH71 & CH72
Sublime Craftsmanship Meets Sculptural Design
Hans J. Wegner possessed a rare ability to unite aesthetics, function and comfort – a talent clearly evident in this set of sculptural furniture the world-famous Danish architect and designer first introduced in 1952. The CH71 lounge chair and CH72 two-seater sofa, which have not been in production since the late 1970s, now join the Carl Hansen & Son collection.
Organic expression and superb craftsmanship are hallmarks of Hans J. Wegner’s furniture. Wegner also had a special sense for designing and developing furniture pieces that were at once contemporary – and possessed the potential to become timeless classics. A good example is Wegner’s sculptural CH71 lounge chair, which was first presented at the Danish Furniture Design exhibition at the renowned Copenhagen department store, Magasin du Nord, in 1952.
ANONY – HIGHWIRE
These elegant, individually-weighted disks balance on custom made taut electrical cables that are produced with a matte finish. This allows the cables to lightly trace shapes in three-dimensional space, creating flexibility to frame any room setting or furniture arrangement.
These modular shapes are further accentuated by a diffused light that emanates from both sides of each disk – illuminating the surrounding area as well as the fixture. Up to five luminaries can be added to a single power drop.
THE NEW RAW – PRINT YOUR CITY
Street Furniture Made from Plastic Waste
The “Print Your City” is a part of the ambitious “Zero Waste Future” program in Thessaloniki, Greece. This project explores the possibility of using the city’s plastic waste in order to build public space with robotic 3D printing and citizen’s involvement. The idea is showcased with a temporary installation of a series of 3D printed street furniture that is made from household plastic waste and robotic 3D printing.
The 3D printed street furniture has integrated extra functions that promotes a healthy and environment-friendly lifestyle in the city. Each object can feature a bike rack or a mini gym, a tree pot or even a dog feeding bowl or a bookcase. What’s more, the geometries are based on ergonomic curvatures that accommodate a relaxed body posture.
LIGHT POINT – SOHO
SOHO creates a graphic tapestry of indirect light on the wall when it shines from the sharply designed circular lamp. Each lamp in the SOHO range can also be grouped together with other sizes and colours.
With SOHO, designer Ronni Gol has created a range of lamps of different depths, which can be arranged in groups like building blocks, to create a unique light sculpture in a layout of your choosing, large or small. SOHO comes in five sizes and is available in the colours gold, white, black and mocha.
The lamps are made of aluminium and can be installed both indoors and out.
MAARTEN DE CEULAER – SUITCASE SERIES
Furniture from Suitcase
The collection was inspired by the designer’s great passion for travelling and exploring the world. The nostalgic daydreams one experiences when recalling great journeys of the past, the excitement one feels while packing for a new adventure, those are the emotions that Maarten wants to arouse. Impressive towers and asymmetric compositions are made by piling up suitcases and briefcases in precious leathers created by Maarten De Ceulaer in a close collaboration with one of the most renowned leather artisans in Belgium, Ralph Baggaley. The craftsmanship and detailing are simply sublime and calls for instant admiration. These cabinets are rich in poetry, and consist of different volumes, which can easily be dismantled, separately transported or reconfigured if desired.
CASE FURNITURE – 675 CHAIR
A Timeless Classic Revisited
A design that has truly stood the test of time, the 675 Chair is one of the most recognised of the 20th century.
Originally created in 1952, this Robin Day chair’s most prominent feature is its curved walnut-veneered plywood back. Pioneering at the time, Robin Day overcame the difficulty of forming a single moulded plywood chair with armrests, by creating a fluid shape using a singular curve. In close collaboration with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, Case Furniture revisited the original 675 Chair design and faithfully reinstated, in the 2014 chair, the element and detail of the 1952 original.
HIGHSOCIETY STUDIO – HIGHLIGHT HEMP
Highlight Hemp is a series of elegant and minimalist suspension lights designed to suit any room at home or commercial areas. The lampshades are made from industrial hemp harvest leftovers which are compression-molded with a bio-based binder in order to create a unique reinterpretation of a timeless classic design. We use hemp leftovers cultivated without pesticides at 1300 meters above sea level. The surface’s pattern of each lamp will differ since it’s not possible to determine a pattern repetition, this makes every piece unique. Its natural beeswax finishing provides a shiny and sleek surface.
STUDIO SMEETS – SOFA FOR GISPEN TODAY
More Modern Look and Feel
A contemporary sofa inspired by the iconographic version of the Gispen collections from the beginning of the 20th century. Studio Smeets gave it a more modern look and feel to last through the 21st century.