A table that seems to be about to explode! When Pulpo requested for new designs in their sheet metal product range we didn’t want to end up in the cliche of slapping some flowers and butterflies on the metal. We chose to take a different direction, create furniture which seems to be about to self destruct.
Taking an iconic and old fashioned cartoonesc bomb gave a wonderfull 3d effect while flowing over the surface of the table. Made out of laser cut sheet metal with a powder coat finish. Requests / orders can be made through us.
Designer :: Paul Hendrikx / Studio Mango
A traditional A4 Paper Plane scaled up to coffee table proportions. 2mm folded powder coated mild steel with optional silicone inset.
A new range of both ultra classic and ultra quirky furniture due to be launched at the start of November, check website for updates.
Designer :: Lorraine Brennan / Fifty-Eight b
3XN’s winning proposal for a new British national museum, the Museum of Liverpool, will establish a dynamic, open and accessible structure that grows out of its riverside site, responding to its historical urban context:
The Museum of Liverpool is to be built at the world famous Liverpool Waterfront. The site is one of the most prominent, located between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head, next to The Three Graces of the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and Harbour Board.
The site falls within the Liverpool’s World Heritage Site which was inscribed by UNESCO in 2004. The building is conceived as inclined or elevated platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure. It will be fully accessible and will contribute to the pedestrian flows along the waterfront instead of blocking them. Situated next to the Pier Head, the Museum will be visible from both the river and the city.
The Museum of Liverpool will become the world’s leading city history museum, showcasing social history and popular culture, and will look at Britain and the world through the eyes of Liverpool.
It is estimated that the new Museum will attract at least 750.000 visitors on a yearly basis, and that Liverpool, with the Museum as a symbol of the Liverpool’s ongoing regeneration, will be elevated into the front rank of European tourist destinations, as well as providing a brilliant place for local families to find out about their own history.
The Museum will be a focal point of 2008 when Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture. It is with this impetus that the construction of the building will be complete in 2008 and will thereby become a key attraction of the celebration year. Final completion of the museum with the fitting out of the exhibition spaces and experience theatres will be in 2009.
Address :: Mann Island, Liverpool, UK
Client :: National Museums Liverpool
Awards :: 1st prize in limited competition Dec. 2004, Silver Medal at Miami Bienal 2006, USA
Construction period :: 2005-2008; 2008-2010
Museum completion :: 2010
Size :: 10.000 sqm
Project budget :: £65m
Architect, teamleader :: 3XN / Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Kim Christiansen
3XN team :: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Thomas Käszner, Michael Kruse, Per Damgaard Sørensen, Kim Christiansen, Martin Musiatowicz, Melanie Zim, Thomas Kranz, Jeanette Due Andersen, Jakob Nielsen, Marianne Els, Morten Mygind, Rikke Zachariassen, Pia Halstrup, Jørgen Søndermark
Engineer :: Buro Happold
I am pleased to present you my first mass product under the label of nicolafrombern: foldschool – a collection of do-it-yourself cardboard furniture for kids. Patterns and a manual can be downloaded from the Internet for free.
Nicola Enrico Stäubli
We proudly announce that Industreal is the winner of the DME AWARD 2008 hosted by the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK as recognition of excellent quality and successful design management.
Recognition by the Award Jury demonstrates leadership in innovation, implementing change and excellence in management.
Design Management Europe – DME Award 2008
The DME Award is a competition to identify and award the best design management practices in the European Union 30 Member and Candidate states. The award sets out to recognise the challenges met by organisations that have been successfully addressed through a strategic use of design.
Design is one of Europe’s greatest resources and is rapidly being recognised as a key element of innovative and successful businesses.
Companies and organisations across Europe are challenged to apply for the DME Award by demonstrating how design is integrated in their strategy, management and processes to achieve commercial gains.
The contribution that the design disciplines can make to the success of an organisation largely depends on how well such activities are managed and integrated. From a well-prepared brief for a design consultant to the complete integration of a design culture; all such practices require strong leadership and careful planning.
Please go to the official DME award website :: www.designmanagementeurope.com
The multifunctional Easy Chair can be used as a single chair but when you combine multiple chairs you can easely create a couch or, when placed opposite each other, a chaise longue.
The Easy Chair combines practical applicability with great comfort.
The latest technology in the field of furniture construction is used on the Easy Chair, i.e. Frame Foam.
This specially designed firm yet lightweight polyurethane foam offers great freedom in the shape of the construction.
Laid in with different sorts of soft foam it provides the Easy Chair with the combination of practical applicability and great comfort.
The Easy Chair is deliverable in 60 colours.
Beside the many choices of colour, different colours can be combined in one chair or/and the seams can be stitched in a contrasting colour.
This all gives the Easy Chair an enormous amount of possible executions, and allows the Easy Chair to be used in projects as well as the living room.
Design :: MNO
Born in France in 1979, he studied at l’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, and at Politecnico di Milano. Graduated in 2002, he went to work in Milan with George J. Sowden designing consumer products. He participates to the creation of the Industreal society and their exhibitions.
In 2004 he joined the team RADI Designers in Paris to work on a new range for Moulinex. Since 2005 he works with Delo Lindo on projects for Ligne Roset and Tefal. He also collaborates with the designers Robert Stadler and Christophe Pillet. He is still working on his own projects for Industreal, Fondation Ricard, Région Pays de La Loire,… Regularly he participates to design exhibitions.
Don’t you just hate it when you never seem to have candles of the right size at hand when you need them?
That problem is over now, for the Erect1 holds candles from 19 mm up to 24 mm and always straight up.
No more bungling with matches, knives or whatever it takes to make your candle fit and get them straight.
No! Simply press the candle into the candleholder Erect1 and the cutting edges will cut right through the candle creating a solid fixture.
The Erect1 comes with an amazing packaging.
The triangular brown cardboard box is only printed on the inside, which creates a surprising experience when opened.
Extra information ::
for candles from 19 mm to 24 mm
Dimensions :: h=135mm w=140mm d=130mm
Material :: cast iron
Weight :: 2,5kg
Designer :: Ben Oostrum ontwerpt
The Golden Compass Comes to the Reggia di Venaria
The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, in Piemonte for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history.
The Golden Compass, one of Europe’s most prestigious recognitions in the field of design, will be one of the main events of the year honoring Torino as world design capital. The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history, will temporarily move from Milan to Piemonte, to the Reggia della Venaria Reale.
The exhibit will be inaugurated at the end of April and will remain open until the end of July, while the awards ceremony will be held at the end of June. The exact dates for both these events will be officially announced on March 5th in Milan during the presentation of the ADI Design Index.
Over four hundred items will be on exhibit in the Stables of the Reggia di Venaria Reale, which will open their doors to the public for the first time, as they host what is sure to be one of the most beautiful exhibits of the year. Even the prestigious Restoration Center of the Reggia has decided to take advantage of this important opportunity and will initiate a series of activities dedicated to design.
As spring approaches, besides the Golden Compass, three other major exhibits that are part of the Torino 2008 World Design Capital calendar will be inaugurated: on May 8th the Promotrice delle Belle Arti will inaugurate “Olivetti. Una bella società;” on May 24th, it will be the turn of “Geodesign” at the Palafuksas; and on June 28th, “Flexibility” will open at the former prison Le Nuove in Torino.
Dressing up the outdoors with a modern touch, these art textiles will add color and design to the smallest terrace, balcony or shady courtyard. Use them add a focal point to a bare wall, screen a view or cover a balcony railing.
The transparent textiles work equally well indoors and look fabulous hanging from a high ceiling. Made to measure, UV protected and machine washable. Waterproof outdoor cushions will complete the look. Designed and produced in Paris.
Designer :: Deborah Sommers