Undercover Beauty

April 1, 2010

China is one of the main producers of cheap laminated chip wood furniture. It is also the country of the delicate Peony flower, a national symbol. It is a product that takes time and care to produce and is a luxury product. Undercover Beauty by Dutch designer Willem de Ridder combines both icons resulting in a rich and honest new product. The engraved flower shows the beauty of a cheap construction. It will be presented as part of the ‘Autofficina‘ exhibition in Ventura Lambrate.

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VOLT table

March 17, 2010

VOLT is a table of which the legs and top seem to have melted together. Faceted surfaces yet a fluent, continuous shape. Dynamic and at the same time minimal. A table that seems impossible like an Escher drawing. It continues to fascinate due to its elusive appearance. And last but not least: it’s by all means a practical table with four legs and space for six chairs. VOLT is 75 cm high (2.5 ft) and the table top measures 220 cm (7.2 ft) by 100 cm (3.3 ft). The table is spray painted and can be produced in various colours. VOLT will be presented as part of the AUTOFFICINA exhibition in Ventura Lambrate. Click HERE for directions.

Alodia stool

March 17, 2010

Italian design brand CAPPELLINI will launch their new stool design called Alodia. The stool has been designed by American designer TODD BRACHER. The stool is made of two steel tubes and a steel sheet as a seat. It looks minimal and fragile yet at the same time it has a bit of an eighties character.

Autofficina

March 17, 2010

We start off with a preview of Dutch Designer’s Collective ‘Autofficina’. The group will organize a shared exhibition in a former car garage hence the italian name ‘Autofficina’. The group consists of the following individual designers: Anieke Branderhorst (Design label Vij5), Arjan van Raadshoven (Design label Vij5), Bas van Raaij (Studio Vraay), David Derksen, Reinier de Jong, Renee Mennen (rENs), Stefanie van Keijsteren (rENs) and Willem de Ridder (DeridderDesignstudio).