International companies Vorwerk Carpets and INVISTA’s Antron carpet fibre collaborated to host an evening for a range of selected guests, including respected architects and industry professionals. Guests were shown the full portfolio of carpets and ecologically conscious floorcoverings from Vorwerk, including the award winning Re/Cover. Alongside, Antron provided the first glimpse of its inspirational Global Colour Trend Forecast, showcasing the key colours, themes and materials set to be significant for 2014.
The Molecules lamp, designed by Alexander Gaillard, has an organic structure – representing the bonding together of atoms during a chemical reaction. It is made of polished pewter and the luminescent heads use LED lights. The Molecule lamp is unique because of the intricate manufacturing and materials used to make it. The solid metal surfaces have a reflective quality and three of the connecting structures create the legs of the lamp, which is 50cm in dimension.
The Druzhba4 table is an unexpected paring of materials – wood and concrete. The legs of the table are made of plywood finished with wax, while the tabletop features the solid presence of fibre-concrete. The mixing and matching of volumes of the materials offer a uniqueness in design: the softness of the table legs, inspired by the rounded forms of Ottoman architecture, and the brittle harshness of the tabletop, influenced by Soviet architecture.
In these tough economic times, when it’s hard to know what’s round the corner, many people are understandably reluctant to put down permanent roots in terms of where they work.
With a wide range of colours and finishes, JG Group has created YLife; their first series of 100% personalised office furniture, which can incorporate a company logo or image. YLife is a complete system designed for individual or multi-station configurations, featuring desktops with built in ergonomic solutions, extensive and flexible wiring systems, height adjustment systems and a built in anchoring system for laptops and other computer equipment. Made from state of the art materials, the production process is environmentally friendly and the components in the furniture are easy to separate and recycle.
The Pocket Table is a functional, yet playful, piece of furniture. Its large white top, lacquered with a durable restaurant-grade varnish, features a pocket drawer with a wooden sliding panel. The table works in a variety of environments, modern or classic, at home or at work. It is available in different sizes, materials and a range of customisable colours.
The Wave seating collection, designed by Stefano Gallizioli, is suitable for different areas of the house or the office. A project that recovers and updates a real classic, the monocoque shell seat, Wave is available in a wide range of materials including hide and shiny synthetic polymer, and has four different base options: legs, star base, round base and wheels.
Holier Than Thou is a range of indoor/outdoor furniture created by design duo Falinc. Fabricated from decoratively perforated steel sheeting, and finished in a high gloss powder-coat, the range is available in an array of colours and a choice of patterns including: Garden of Eden, Holy Communion and Palm Sunday. Its robust materials stand up to the outdoor elements, yet the overall product is light, in both appearance and weight.