Juno Chair by Patrick Frey for FreiFrau

Juno can be construed as symbolic of a classic farmhouse chair. To create it, the designer implemented traditional artisanship techniques in combination with a variety of modern elements. In doing so, he succeeded in reinterpreting the archetypal wooden chair entirely, while still staying true to its origins. The resulting piece is an impressive interpretation, but offers a great deal more comfort. The seat is made of a flexible, moulded wood shell that yields when it is leaned upon. Overall, Juno conveys a less rustic impression, and considerably more femininity. Juno is a sturdy yet elegant chair that inspires curiosity and has an almost sculptural appeal.

Juno Chair, by Patrick Frey, for FreiFrau

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Neubau Atelierhaus by Fabi Architekten

The house consists of two building volumes: a homogeneous, black saddle roof structure – turned on a cantilevered flat roof white box. Minimal intrusion into the hillside topography. The body of each open toward the natural space.

Neubau Atelierhaus, Wenzenbach, Germany, by Fabi Architekten

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Beams Chair by Eric and Johnny Design Studio

The Beams Chair is a lightweight wooden armchair inspired by the H-beam structure of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The H-Beam structure is derived and used as a main design element in the Beams Chair, which shows the beauty of such construction. The main frame of the Chair is composed of two kinds of thin wood panel:multiplex and plywood. The two wood panels are combined together in such a way so as to offer directional perpendicular wooden structures and to create the H-Beam structure in the Chair. By such inventive arrangement of the wood panel, the specific H-beam structure is built up and an extraordinary stability of the Chair is ensured.

The Chair is made of three different kinds of wood, bent plywood, multiplex and aircraft plywood.The strength of the structure of the plywood and multiplex thin sheets is quite strong in one direction, while relatively weak in other direction. By combining the two wood sheets in a way so to offer directional perpendicular wooden structures and to build the H-Beam structure, there are two strong dimensions so the anti-twisting ability and compression strength as well as the stability of the chair are tremendously improved. The frame of the chair is constructed by bending plywood and multiplex. The flexible aircraft plywood covers the frame as the surfaces of the seat and back. Such design saves the molding cost of production and reduces the weight of the Chair.

Beams Chair, by Eric and Johnny Design Studio

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Mandala No. 1 by Willowlamp

A massive intense Illuminated Mandala sculpture inspired by Islamic patterns which have been translated into three dimensions through the extrusion of the complex interlocking geometry. Made from lasercut stainless steel frames, chrome plated or lacqured solid brass components, ballchain in several optional finishes. Illuminated by a combination of surface mounted and suspended G4 Halogen lamps.

Mandala No. 1, by Willowlamp

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Critical Blocks by Maykel Roovers

My Flat, Mega Farm, Power Plant and Highway are designs that came from my research into public space and architecture and the idealized version of both in toy modelling. On the basis of my research I selected a number of buildings that epitomize today’s zeitgeist. I transformed these architectural types into toy blocks. In doing so I have two objectives. The first is to shed a light on the excessive nature of contemporary large scale architecture — the mega factory — by using the poor and abstract form language of toy blocks. My second objective is to make full use of the contrast between the harshness of contemporary architecture and the illusory children’s world of friendliness and unlimited possibilities cultivated by adults.”
- Maykel Roovers

Critical Blocks by Maykel Roovers

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Luc Chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin

The chair, composed of a minimalistic rigid polyurethane shell, distinguished by its unmistakable high back. The wood base version transmits warmth and harmony. The version with the ring, encircling the apparently more rigorous metal base, gives the chair its playful character and craftsmanship. The generous proportions of the Luc lounge chair give freedom of motion, but in the same time defines a personal space, intimate that invites you to relax.

Luc Chair, by Lorenz*Kaz, for Rossin

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Silent Machine by Eunjae Lee

A tea service set, Silent Machine, is composed by functional products reflecting aesthetic interpretations on function-focused forms. Every single object can be identified when it is utilized as a part of the whole. Mathematically formulated silhouettes and details contribute to creating an image of mechanical regularity rather than being emphasized on their ornamentation.
The passing of time remains machines as industrial artifacts. No longer alive, no longer remarkable but the machine-age machines have stories which make them more beautiful than they were.
Machines are growing into more dynamic and intelligent tools around us, and being supplemented and improved by more recent technological advances, although it seems undeniable that their glorious time has vanished and remains a part of history. The aim of this study was to draw out recast values induced from the passing of time and transitions, and to refigure them under the present sentiment. Non-aesthetic things are re-illuminated and become emotionally connected with us It can be understand as a retrospective and commemorative intention by relocating our perspectives in the middle of the machine age.

Silent Machine, by Eunjae Lee, Exhibition at Formex, Sweden

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Houseboat on the Eilbek Canal by Sprenger von der Lippe

“The Eilbek Canal, the moorings being considerably lower than street level and the banks lined with dense vegetation, conyeys the impression of introversion. Also the location between the bridges emphasises the impression of a quiet, enclosed area. Taking up this atmosphere we have purposely refrained from using dynamic, mobile-looking design elements in the newbuilding of our houseboat and are trying to establish a connection to the maritime world via materialities, construction and haptic.”

Houseboat on the Eilbek Canal, by Sprenger von der Lippe

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