Inspired by the twisting roots of washed up trees on the shores of Vancouver Island, the Lofty stool’s steel legs penetrate through its hardwood seat, creating a bond between the two materials. Its 3.5cm-thick solid wood top is hand finished with a pickling white wash stain, layers of polyurethane and a hand-buffed coat of wax, while the legs are powder-coated for protection against rust and surface wear. Depending on the colour selection, the Lofty stool can be fun and playful or edgy and sophisticated.
Smile is part of Paola Lenti’s new indoor collection. The armchair is made from stress-resistant expanded polyurethane with polyester and polyamide covering. The removable upholstery cover is made from texturised polyester knitted fabric, developed especially by Paola Lenti to adapt to the chair. The Smile armchair stands at 65cm tall with a 35cm high seat and 95x95cm footprint.
Blomp by aCathroDESIGN is a wall-mounted coat hanger and receptacle for keys and credit cards. Each Blomp is hand cast in polyurethane resin and measures approximately 16.5x16.5cm. The exterior shape is perfectly formed for holding jackets, with the external ribbing providing extra grip, while inside there is space for keys, credit cards and gloves. Blomp suits both residential and commercial modern interiors.
The BO!NG brand from ZYXtudio Diseño e Innovacion is a range of polyurethane washbasins, meaning the products are strikingly flexible; offering heightened creativity and multiple safety benefits. The product will bend with an impact to cushion a fall and will expand to fill a crack, leaving no room for accumulated dirt. The surface is both smooth, allowing no absorption of moisture or dust, and chemical resistant for ease of cleaning. The products also come in a broad range of colours giving an extra dose of originality.
Nya Walls combines textile design with technical innovation. The precise moulding of textile surfaces by means of a patented casting method, gives fascinating structures on polyurethane wall panels. At present Nya Walls are manufactured in three designs, Tiziano, Escriba and Prado. Available in ten metallic shades and a 92 x 72cm format, these panels are suitable for the private sector as well as contract since they are light and easy to be installed and cared for. Nya Walls are scratch resistant, can be used in moisture-prone areas and can be painted over without their detailed structure being lost.
Toga is a generous armchair with a unique "seat within a seat" design, which provides plenty of upper backrest support and added comfort. The parallel sides allow for the chair to be butted up to, or positioned in close proximity to other Toga chairs, which can be useful in reception spaces or VIP-type airport lounges. Host, a winner of this year's Design Guild Mark award, is a versatile yet simple laptop table with a rigid polyurethane top and cast aluminium base that would sit with any chair. A convenient hand grip to the underside of the edge facilitates easy manoeuvrability in conjunction with easy-slide glides under the base plate.
Era is a seating system with individual seats and backs positioned on a beam for collective indoor or outdoor use. A bench for public waiting areas, it is available with or without armrests and optional side or corner tables.
The back and armrests are made of die-cast aluminium while the seats are of integral polyurethane with an epoxi-coated steel beam and nickel treated steel legs. All pieces can be assembled and replaced individually.