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Tadao Ando’s Dream Chair Revealed in Milan

Last year we reported the announcement of Ando’s first chair design, marked as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. This year at the Salone del Mobile, the final product – named the Dream Chair – was revealed at a press conference at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. We were very delighted to be a…

Interview: Patricia Urquiola Talks About the Hosu Lounge for Coalesse

We all work every day, many of us sitting in front of a desk staring at computers all day and never taking a break. Some companies in the Silicon Valley have set up game rooms or other lounge areas intended for employees to relax, or have some sort of work-life-balance type of arrangement set up…

80 Years of Aalto’s Stool 60

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60, produced by Artek, the company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The design of the stool itself, with the use of wood instead of bent steel was revolutionary back in the 30s. It is of course durable – with…

Milan 2013 Preview: Maserati by Zanotta

During the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Zanotta and Maserati will unveil a leather lounge chair “Maserati by Zanotta” that is created by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. The lounge chair was conceived as an homage to the new Maserati Quattroporte, designed by Marco Tencone at the Centro Stile Maserati. The design duo then developed…

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Fishline Chair by Nendo for INTERIEUR 2012

Japanese design studio Nendo designed these Fishline Chairs as prototypes for INTERIEUR 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Each wooden chair is wound by hand with dyed fishing line on its surface, to give the chair a new luster and unevenness, apart from traditional treatments to wood. Each chair takes about two weeks to complete by hand,…

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The Hunt for the Perfect Dining Chair

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting some dining chairs. It’s for more of a contemporary setting so I’ve been trying to come up with a few choices, so here they are: Series 7 Chair Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen This chair is really an all-purpose chair for me, whether as a dining chair or even an…

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Cafe Aalto, Helsinki

During my visit to the World Design Capital 2012 in Helsinki I also had the opportunity to stop by Cafe Aalto, designed by the famous architect, located inside the Akateeminen Kirjakauppa (Academic Bookstore) building called the Kirjatalo (Book House), which was also designed by Aalto. The interesting thing about the cafe itself is really the…