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In April 2016 we completed a fit-out alongside Stack Interiors for shipping company Maersk Line’s new Auckland premises. Having completed Maersk’s original fit-out some 10 years ago, it was a pleasure to be invited back to the drawing board.
Stack created sleek, well-appointed headquarters, specifying a range of furniture including Enea’s Lottus Conference chair, Office chair, Lounge chair and AL table. German manufacturer Wilde and Spieth’s Typus table, the Dual table by Andreu World, Arper’s Colina lounge chair and Catifa 46 chairs. Horm’s Albino occasional table, our own Panama modular seating and a custom built 6.5m boardroom table.
Maersk Line’s latest refurbishment is timeless, comfortable and sophisticated, and is sure to remain on-point for another decade.
Photos by Rebecca Swan
As a group of furniture professionals at UFL, our muse is the international circuit of furniture fairs, of which Salone del Mobile in Milan is the absolute darling. We visit every year; to seek inspiration and draw from new trends, new ideas and new products. We see our role in the milieu, as that of curators; selecting only the choicest offerings from simply thousands of new items, bringing them home to New Zealand to share with our local cliental.
Salone de Mobile is growing. It seems like the industry is adhering to its former glory and this year Milan was simply bursting out of her skin. Outstanding events and happenings were woven into the entire fabric of the city, from tiny apartments in Brera to the historical buildings within the city’s centre. Even the post-industrial warehouses of Ventura Lambrate held startling exhibitions of new products, alongside the delicious art galleries and the main Rho fairgrounds themselves. Salone 2016 truly surpassed our expectations with the vast array of superb installations, breath-taking new releases and magnificent parties.
Here are some of the highlights from Milano 2016:
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy, Horm has produced a special limited edition Twist Coatstand – featuring timber veneers stained red, green and white.
Horm again wowed us in Milan, this time with Lieve – the floating table. The force of gravity is a perception: the innovative material created by pairing wooden tiles cut by laser with felt creates the illusion of a drape supporting the table surface in tempered glass. The table top seems to float above the fabric and gravity seems to disappear for a moment.
Sinapsi presented by Italian company Horm at the Salone Internationale del Mobile reminds us of the London Tube Map. By concentrating on the study of cells and cerebral branches Sebastian Errazuriz has created a model that is repeatable, offering a vast array of shapes and spaces suited to growing organically to respond to the changing needs of end consumers. Even the technology used for the construction is revolutionary: instead of being bent, the wood is folded and pressed to obtain the desired form. This industrial process allows for creating even complex organic shapes without the use of costly moulds.
Albino is the clever coffee table with a wooden shelf able to be separated from the structure and used as a tray. Its wooden LED light may be freely positioned on the frame with a magnet clamp (and powered with rechargeable batteries) turning it into a torch – the perfect answer to anyone’s survival kit.