We are mid way through The Milan Furniture Fair, Salone del Mobile for 2012. Heres an overview of whats been trending the past 3days.
The ‘LygoLamp’ by the Netherlands based company Studio Mango is the latest installation in their collection. The lamp comes in flat pack form, just like boxes of LEGO. The packages come with 12 dozen LEGO blocks and all the necessary electrical equipment to create this elegant new lighting fixture. The hanging circular lamp comes in a variety of different colors to incoporate into any contemporary layout.
"Endless" by Dirk Van Der Kooij is a collection of chairs designed using a robot he trained. Considering the high investments for complicated moulds that have to be made for processes similar to this one, hedeveloped a system which enables automatic production independent from the object’s design. He taught the robot a new craft involving drawing furniture out of one endlessly long plastic string.
Designed by Italian furniture designer Fabio Novembre, 36h and 56h chairs have been created for Driade. Designed around the childhood memory of making home made pasta with his grand mother, Novembre gives these chairs a fluidity which works hand in hand with the natural outdoors. Composed of an aluminium frame and covered in a woven plastic makes this collection of outdoor seating very durable and weather resistant.
British designer Ross Lovegrove has collabirated with Italian lighting company Artemide for this new collection of lighting designs. The first piece, "Nebula" is generated from advanced parametric scripting.It is enclosed in a circular painted aluminum LED ring, a diffuser which is sculpted from thermoplastic material, accentuates the organic forms as it captures the surrounding light.
This lighting design can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall, alone or in clusters to create an installation.
"Selvedge" is a collection of armchairs designed by U.K based design studio Raw Edges for Kvadrat. These chairs are designed to celebrate the scraps of fabric normally disgarded by the Danish fabric and textile company Kvadrat. These pieces of fabric known as selvedge are usually found lining the borders of a textile while on a roll, the selvedge is cut and not included as a part of the end product. Using the linear elements of the "Hallingdal 65", they stretch it to dictate the form and structure of an armchair.