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David Caon and Henry Wilson debut joint-designed storage system
When David Caon and Henry Wilson first crossed paths at a design event in Sydney about three years ago, the conversation quickly accelerated from general chit-chat to very specific commentary on store-bought vertical shelving hardware. Not an overly surprising topic for two of Australia’s finest design talents whose collective creativity knows no bounds: David is perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Qantas airlines and the subsequent Bloc series of module furniture. Henry’s experimentation with sand-cast bronze and aluminium pieces propelled him into the spotlight, as did his store fit-out and oil-burner design for beauty mecca Aesop.
November 30, 2020
Magistretti’s ‘Carimate’ chair relaunched for designer’s 100th birthday
International design brand Fritz Hansen has released an anniversary edition of the iconic ‘Carimate’ chair in celebration of what would have been the designer-architect Vico Magistretti's 100th birthday. Magistretti (1920-2006) created the original cherry red chair in 1959 for the Carimate in Italy, the golf club after which the chair is named. Renowned for its equally distinctive red window frames, the Carimate clubhouse building was completed in collaboration with Guido Veneziani in 1962.
October 12, 2020
Dots and bubbles: Iconic artist Yayoi Kusama collaborates with Veuve Clicquot
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama – the ‘princess of polka dots’ – and famed champagne house Veuve Clicquot were originally drawn together by the likeness of their signatures: dots and bubbles. The first collaboration between the artist and the luxury brand was in 2006 when Yayoi overlaid a portrait of Veuve’s founder, Nicole Barbe Ponsardin (widely known as Madame Clicquot) with bright red polka dots for a charity auction in Tokyo.
September 29, 2020
The ‘Puffy’ chair by Faye Toogood is the hug we all need right now
Having developed a solid reputation for its collaborations with vanguard designers, there’s no surprise that Swedish design brand Hem has partnered up again – this time with London-based powerhouse Faye Toogood.
September 22, 2020
Lee Broom launches ‘Maestro’ chair at London Design Festival
During a year like no other, the 18th edition of the London Design Festival is currently underway online and in-person. Among the line-up of launches and events across the nine days of the festival’s dynamic program, British designer Lee Broom has unveiled ‘Maestro’, a sculptural dining chair that is inspired by the designer’s fondness for classical music and its instruments.
September 15, 2020
Carla Sozzani curates new colours for classic Arne Jacobsen chairs
Founded in Denmark in 1872, furniture company Fritz Hansen has a long-running history of collaborating with world-renowned designers and tastemakers to realise visionary concepts. This tradition has seen classics old and new born from partnerships with homegrown Danish designers Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Kasper Salto and Cecilie Manz. Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon and Italian architect Piero Lissoni have also worked with the furniture house.
September 10, 2020
Kvadrat’s ‘Knit!’ exhibition corrals 28 designers including Adam Goodrum and Benja Harney
Kvadrat’s ‘Knit!’ exhibition corrals 28 cross-discipline designers who, using Kvadrat’s Febrik textiles as their medium, have snipped and stitched their way toward a brilliant showcase of objects – from chairs and sofas to tableware and fashion items. The exhibition brief required the designers to harness the qualities of the knitted fabric collection and, by applying […]
September 7, 2020
Italian furniture powerhouse Paola Lenti launches its best-ever outdoor fabric
After four years of intensive research and engineering, the technical team at Italian furniture house Paola Lenti has developed a coating solution that considerably increases the performance of the mono-material yarn called Twiggy. The brand says that the new yarn will deliver incredible performance when put to use in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, while also respecting the environment. Twiggy is an evolution of the polyolefin yarn that Paola Lenti first started using for its outdoor furniture fabrics 20 years ago.
September 3, 2020
‘The world’s most popular chair’ gets a sustainable overhaul by Konstantin Grcic
News highlights Design brand Magis in collaboration with Konstantin Grcic has released the ‘Bell’ chair, a new iteration of the popular monobloc chair. ‘Bell’ is made from industrial waste sourced from Magis’ own factories and from the local car industry. The chair is available in three colours: Sunrise (orange), High Noon (white) and Midnight (charcoal). […]
August 10, 2020