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Product • By KristaliaElephant chair

Elephant chair

Generous and light, accommodating and dynamic, the Elephant chair marks a working partnership between Neuland studio and Kristalia. The basic version is available in hard polyurethane in various colours, with a 4-leg base or slide base with a chrome or satin finish, or in the same colour lacquer. The padded version with cold-foamed polyurethane cushions upholstered in hide is even more refined and comfortable, with handcrafted stitching, which recalls the backbone of an elephant, adding a further touch of natural prestige to the concept of this chair Two other versions of the elephant chair are available: on wooden base - with typical Nordic style solid beech legs - and trestle with polished or painted die-cast aluminium swive... More

Product • By YomeiWrap


Only 4 mm-thick Yomei neck leather is used for YOMEI sofas and chairs. Sumptuous and opulent, it enswathes the high quality cores of our upholstered furniture, satisfying the highest demands on comfort. Solid beech guarantees stability while outstanding comfort is provided by a cold foam seat made from selected foam substances for maximum elasticity as well as additionally covered wave springs. The filling is delightfully soft yet at the same time resilient – pockets filled with a combination of duck feathers and special high-tech fibres deliver a truly remarkable degree of comfort. More

Project • By Terry Pawson ArchitectsCultural Centres

St Mary’s Garden Hall, Wimbledon, London

This project grew out of the Client’s need for additional flexible space that could accommodate both large social or community events, as well as smaller groups such as the Sunday School. The result is a new hall of +100m2, which is divisible into two, with a direct visual and physical connection to the churchyard. The site is in a conservation area and previously contained a small garden and a parking area. The new building sits to one side of the site, leaving space for a new lawned garden in front. By sinking the new hall into the site, the architects have achieved an internal height of 4m, whilst keeping the profile of the building low to respect the scale of buildings in the immediate vicinity. Scale was further modulated by the us... More

Project • By Pietro Carlo Pellegrini ArchitettoCultural Centres

The Lazzareschi Foundation Centre

The Lazzareschi Foundation Centre was raised up in only six months and by November 21st, 2003, decennial anniversary of the premature disappearing of Giuseppe Lazzareschi, the Centre was inaugurated. The building is placed in the most important city’ Square. It responds to the first scope of the Foundation, presenting the ideal characteristics to become a suggestive public space disposed for the community, where to promote social, cultural and enterprise initiatives. The project idea was to create an abstract and light volume, partially transparent; a containing architecture for showing spaces filtrated by a diffuse and mutable light. The external cover consists in a light yellow glass skin, whose partial overlapped panels design a mult... More

Project • By Trust in DesignWellness Centres

B. institut

Located in the touristic medieval city of Vannes on the french west-coast. Mission: Interior design of the beauty parlour; Graphic design for the logo and the buisness cards; Inspiration: the spirit of the brand, natural beauty and organic products. technologic applications of natural materials Strategy: Natural materials and various light source make the reception a welcoming place. The large beech display contains hidden storage and presents the new beauty products. The computer cut sticker on the shop window produces same shadows than a tree would have done. This enhance the idea of a natural beauty parlour working with organic products. More

Product • By GeSKMagnum Wooden Skid Chair

Magnum Wooden Skid Chair

The magnum chair with its clear and simple aesthetics demonstrates a successful synthesis of lightness and modernity as well as a high degree of hand-craftsmanship and technical finesse. A new version of this successful model has now been added to the range of the multi-award winning magnum pieces and its collection: the stackable magnum skid chair. Thanks to the simplicity of the base and seat construction, the chairs can easily be stacked together to save space. The Ried-based furniture manufacturer TEAM 7 once again demonstrates its skill in wood and design – there were previously very few other stackable chairs on the market made from wood. The optimal ergonomically designed and oil-treated wooden seat offers excellent comfort when s... More

Product • By GeSKGirado Chair

Girado Chair

The product family girado designed by Martin Ballendat is organic, sensuous yet clear. The chair, with its harmonic, rounded design mode lends the architecture of a room personality and acts as a kind of “softener”. The three-dimensional backrest of perfectly sanded natural wood, available in alder, beech, core beech, maple, oak, cherry and walnut, runs almost like a loop along the padded seat. In addition to the version with wooden backrest and padded seat there is also fully upholstered version with leather. Furthermore, the versions with cross base and central column, the girado chair is offered as a cantilever with a shiny or matt chrome quadratic steel tube. More

Project • By DP6 architectuurstudio Individual Buildings

Villa Schipper de Leeuw

The woodland surrounding the village of Driebergen provides the setting for this residential design. The location of the villa on the spacious, lushly planted plot was determined by the magnificent beech trees and Douglas firs as much as the layout of the shady garden. The north side of the plot is where the garden catches the sun. To ensure a maximum of sunlight and privacy in the garden, the building was situated on the south side, along the road. The elongated volume acts as a screen between the sunny part of the garden and the road. The simple overall shape of the house is outlined by the long, corrugated roof, below which an expanse of space has been created. On the west side, where the house faces a second road, the facade has... More