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Archive for October, 2006

Oct
20

SSS! sofa by Radim Babak

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The designer came up with this sofa while working for his diploma at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. It is based on simple geometrical forms, and thanks to the combination of modern elegance and strong colour, it has taken a leading position among Czech upholstered furniture.

material: wood, metal, polyurethane Eurofoam, textile cover, 83/92 cm

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Oct
19

Smock armchair by Patricia Urquiola

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Steel frame covered with injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam. Arms in stainless chromed steel satin finish or lacquered white, black, red, grey and rifle brown. Base for armchair (code 001) in chromed steel satin finish, for swivel armchair (code 0V6) laquered steel white RAL 9002, black RAL 9005, red RAL 3000, grey RAL 7022 and rifle brown.
Underfeet in syntethic rubber.On request the armrests are available covered in leather.
Sofa back cushions are in goose dawn. Sofa feet, screwed to the frame, are in black polypropylen.
Model SMOCK only armchairs, are completely removable.

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Oct
17

The Ripple Chair by Ron Arad

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The frame of Ripple Chair is made of white polished and natural injection-moulded thermoplastic to highlight the design in relief that is reminiscent of the traces left by sea waves on sand. The circular aperture of the seat, the lightness and softness of the lines, the sturdiness of the material used and its stackability make Ripple Chair particularly suitable for both domestic and public spaces.

Characteristics: shell of polypropylen, basement in varnished white or black mat, chromed or stainless 316 L steel, underfoot in polyethylene, the chair is stackable up to 4 pieces.

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Oct
17

The Worker armchair by Hella Jongerius

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The Worker armchair, Jongerius’ newest design for the Vitra Home Collection, derives its unusual appeal from the intriguing combination of obviously handcrafted elements and technologically sophisticated features. The impression of handmade, down-to-earth solidity stems from the stocky compactness of the seat cushion as well as the visible base, whose square section oak frame recalls half-timbered construction. Modernity and new technologies, on the other hand, are evident in the complex shapes of the CNC-lathed wooden armrests and the polished aluminium connectors that join them to the wooden backrest. The striking character of

The Worker relies to a large degree on the selection of upholstery materials. The voluminous seat and loose two-layer back cushions are covered with different kinds of materials, both fabric and leather. In this way, Jongerius has developed a composition of varying textures and carefully co-ordinated colours. The high back cushion is enhanced by leather edge panels with a practical, integrated handle strap on the top. The small front cushion is accented with two decorative buttons. Like the buttons on the Polder Sofa, they are made out of exotic natural materials and attached with high-tech parachute thread. Commenting on her inspiration for this armchair, whose unusual distinctiveness is complemented by its friendly, congenial nature, Jongerius says: ” I am highly interested in furniture made from solid wood, in craftsmanship done by carpenters. It holds the collective memory of people; wood gives us trust, honesty, slow life, a feeling of being at home. Working with this material was out of the picture for a long time because it is not sexy and contemporary. But why is innovation always connected with high-tech and plastics? I tried to work like a contemporary carpenter. The search was for a small fauteuil which gives comfort, a size that embraces the body and fits in smaller places. To celebrate the wood, a part of the construction on the back is visible. The front part is comfortable upholstery, it slides into the wood. Some of the fabrics look like a workers clothes, but there is a brightly coloured, comfortable pillow which gives support in the lower back. The armrest shows the soft face of wood, as if it was rolling in a river for years. And by its production method it is a high-tech object.

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Oct
08

Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius

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In Holland Polder refers to the artificial land reclaimed from the sea by means of dikes and drainage canals. The corpus of the Polder Sofa is just as low-lying, just as flat, and with just as much emphasis on the horizontal. For it Hella Jongerius chose five carefully selected combinations of colours and fabric qualities, accentuating them with high-tech threads and large buttons made of natural materials.

Materials: wooden frame with belt upholstery, backrest cushions: polyurethane chips and microfibres, textured surface and seat cushion: polyurethane foam and polyester wool, armrest with sand weights, buttons made of natural materials. The sofa can be taken apart for transportation purposes.

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