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Archive for April, 2012

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SaloneSatellite: TikTikTik Lamp by Studio if

Even though the Salone del Mobile has been over for more than a week, there is still a stack of things on our desk that we still want to write about. One of those things is the TikTikTik Lamp presented by Taiwanese design studio Studio if at the SaloneSatellite. It was the concept of the…

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Tadao Ando Designs Chair as Tribute to Hans J. Wegner

Renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando also took part in the Salone del Mobile this year with a reveal of a prototype chair he created for Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son. This is his first attempt at designing a chair. While Wegner’s material is wood and Ando’s is concrete, Mr Ando sought to explore…

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Design of the Year 2012 Announced in London

Last night, the Design Museum’s Design Award for Design of the Year was announced at an awards ceremony in London. The winner of this year’s Design of the Year went to British studio Barber Osgerby for their design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Winning designs were also announced by category: Architecture Award London 2012…

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Interview: Cecilie Manz and Her Minuscule Chair for Fritz Hansen

We sat down to talk with Cecilie Manz, the Danish designer behind the Minuscule Chair and matching table released by Fritz Hansen during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. According to Ms Manz, she defines a situation before she designs something. In this case, the situation is an informal or casual meeting. She designed a…

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Established & Sons Presents in Milan

We checked out the presentation from British design and manufacturing company Established & Sons in the Tortona district of Milan. Here are some of our favorites: Floating Table by Ingo Maurer The German designer created this innovative wooden chair/table set with the table “floated” by one arm of each of the four chairs surrounding it….

Interview: Knud Erik Hansen of Carl Hansen & Son

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mr Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son. Carl Hansen & Son is probably most well-known for its relationship with Danish architect Hans J. Wegner. This year at the Salone del Mobile, the company is relaunching Wegner sofas called the CH162 and…

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Hermès Previews Shigeru Ban’s Module H in Milan

Today Hermès revealed Module H, a modular paneling system designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The system consists of three main elements, as follows: Aluminum Structure. This is in the form of a grid that is fixed on the wall with the signature Hermès “H” shapes. Panel Series. There is a selection of panels in…