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Monthly Archives: May 2016
Mobles114 unveiled two breathtaking collections at Salone del Mobile this year. With wire furniture currently so on-trend, the Spanish manufacturer delivered undeniable crowd-pleasers.
Martin Azua is the creative genius behind Rambla. Delicate to behold, Rambla’s tough, its namesake is the famous promenade in Barcelona which runs from the heart of the city to the port. Historically one could hire tables and chairs on the street, for a rest and a drink with a friend.
Azua works in Barcelona and combines teaching and product design, with interior design and temporary installations. Highly committed to the environment and society, his work is based on abstraction and experimentation. Among his more famous projects is the Basic House which has formed part of the permanent collection at the MOMA in New York since 2007.
Rambla is available in crisp green, yellow, charcoal and white. Manufactured from steel rod, its contemporary shape reinterprets tradition and the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean lifestyle. The chairs are roomy and comfortable, with relaxing arms and an optional polyurethane foam cushion.
Stackable Tube boasts a distinctive, well-resolved design. Gentle curves defy the industrial origins of the collection which is manufactured from continual steel tube. Available in a sophisticated colour palette of white, blue grey, black, chestnut brown, olive grey and anthracite, Tube is simple and smart, perfect for hospitality projects or residential interiors.
Tube is the brainchild of Eugeni Quitllet, a designer who is making a huge name for himself in Europe designing for the likes of Vondom, Kartell, and Lexon. With an international career that started with Philippe Stark, Quitllet now runs his own studio in Barcelona. Expressive and unique, Quitllet resists trends, he has been described as a tireless seeker and a lover of technology, defining himself as a ‘dreamsigner’, a designer and dreamer, following his own instinctual process.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, are founding partners of Neri&Hu, a Shanghai based architectural design practice, with offices in London and New York.
Neri&Hu’s fundamental approach to design is research. This is epitomised throughout their projects which are steeped with a sense of place and history. The site and function of each plays a part in the aesthetic, largely industrial and minimalist, where only the essentials make the cut.
Foundered in 2004, Neri&Hu employs a multi-cultural staff who collectively speak over 30 languages. This diversity enables the central vision of the practice; to respond to a global world-view by combining various design disciplines for a new architectural standard.
With clients based all over the world Neri&Hu’s work has paid off, and their services include architecture, interior design, master planning, graphic and product design.
The firm recently designed a rug for contemporary Spanish rug manufacturer, Nanimarquina. The Jie rug made its debut at the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by ceramic tiles and patterns on the streets of Shanghai, Jie is named after the Chinese character ‘Jie’, which represents the essence of a city; constant movement, dynamism, and a place which brims with life. Jie is available in blue and jade green, both popular colours for ceramic glazes in China.
Neri&Hu has been featured widely by the press around the world and their designs have been recognized by a number of prestigious international design awards. Neri&Hu are named Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015. UK Wallpaper* announced the Founding Partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu as 2014 Designer of The Year and in 2013 they were inducted into U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame.