Yearly Archives: 2009

Novecento at the Opera in Bjørvika, Oslo

Capdell’s Novecento sets the scene on the terrace of the new building of the Opera in Bjørvika, Oslo.
Emerging from the sea in the centre of Oslo, the recently built Opera is the new futurist building of the Norwegian capital. The construction has been inspired by an ice floe that emerges from the sea and it is characterised by its surface covered in marble and an enormous crystal front with solar panels.
The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 has been awarded to The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Tarald Lundevall, Craig Dykers / Snøhetta.
Novecento is the most romantic armchair from Capdell, conceived from a perspective based on classic shapes. As an attractive reflection of the multiple possibilities that polypropylene offers, it fits perfectly on the terrace on the opera.
Novecento is currently in stock at UFL Group. Click here for more information.

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Butterflies and Tattoos in Valencia

Lzf-Lamps shone at Valencia this year with an enormous butterfly shaped light sculptured by Marivi created with 4 Totems and 14 large Agathas. Graffiti artists, under the direction of groovy art king Emilio Lekuona, with fat black marker pens in hand took the pure white booth and converted it into a piece of art, during the show creating an interactive stand combining art and furniture.

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Derlot Comes to New Zealand

Derlot is fresh in New Zealand. Alexander Lotersztain, company director, furniture and interior designer, is making a noticeable impression in the design world.
Lotersztain has participated in international exhibitions with Sputnik, Designers Block London, Tokyo, Milano, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Moscow and one of his own products is now part of the design Collection at the Pompidou Museum in Paris.
Derlot’s design epitomizes classical simplicity and his product has an overall design balance that invokes form and function and includes the environment and the user.
Lerod, Twig and Stump are the outdoor furniture collections creating great attention right now – perfect for any corporate or residential setting.

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Sydney was Design central with Saturday in Design. Highlights of the day –
The whimsical Lzf Lamps Tunnel: Ke-Zu created a romantic experience walking through Lzf’s Pod and Poppy Lamps; the secret garden by Good Manors on their terrace was magical while providing enchanting spaces to sit back and reflect on the day.
Designer food @ Ke-Zu and Core Furniture/Light2: Ten designers came together in this design extravaganza, with a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Each company created designs for sushi made by chefs from the Ivy’s acclaimed Sushi Choo restaurant. The sushi didn’t last more than 5 minutes.
Stylecraft partnered with Bills to provide a day of design, food and GECA environmental discussions while the graduating students from Whitehouse Institute of Design designed an original installation for the Stylecraft Showroom created with reused folders. Inspirational!
Living Edge had been running a miniature chair competition in the lead up to SID: The brief was simple – they supply two Chandon Sparkling corks and designers must design their own miniature chair masterpiece. The creations were unique and exciting ranging from loungers, to ottomans and high back chairs.

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Agatha in New York

Agatha by the Luis Eslava Studio for LZF Lamps, Spain
Lzf-Lamps made it large at the ICFF in New York this year with their new suspension light Agatha featured in the New York Times.
Agatha’s unique shape springs from the concentric superposition of a triangular shaped modular base. It’s made of natural timber veneer at 98% recyclable. For more information on the Agatha click here.

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