The Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass was one of the first to collaborate with BD back in the 70’s, 10 years before he became famous on a worldwide scale with the mythic Memphis group. That’s when Sottsass travelled regularly to Barcelona and produced various designs for the Catalan editor. The first one was a table baptised with the name ‘Mettsass’ in 1972. He followed with an ash tray called “Manhattan” in ceramic and a glass vase called “Element of Architecture”, a lamp “Knossos” and another ceramic vase in pink, baptised with the name “Shiva”. It was in 1973 when BD had just been inaugurated and he symbolised it with a modern piece of fertility. The master’s genius and committed character were imprinted on the original catalogue for this iconic piece, which BD continues to produce even today. In 2005, two years before Sottsass’ death, a gold prototype was made and was an award for an international competition for students of design. This is the very same one that Sottsass holds in his portrait. This piece has also been produced as a limited edition with a total of only 50 units.Share on Facebook
During the Biennale Interieur (International Biennial for creative interior design) in Kortrijk this year, our supplier Artifort had a space in Kortrijk City, at Eyes/Nights Only at the Broel school – an exciting concept by DIFT, as it is both a pop-up hotel and gallery. Each room, was transformed by brands and designers into an artistic installation that reflected their vision of the hotel room. During the day, Biennale visitors were able to visit these rooms, at night they became regular hotel rooms, where guests could enjoy a pleasant night’s sleep.
In a mint-green room, Artifort treasured the intimate family moments just before bedtime. Cuddling up close on the sofa, reading from storybooks with delightful pictures. Watching your children fall asleep to lullabies as you doze off yourself in the rocking chair. The Bras by Khodi Feiz, Rocking Chair by Geoffrey Harcourt, and Moulin by Pierre Paulin fitted in perfectly with this theme, as did the Bonnet Brights by Casalis. Almost like a fairy tale…
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Eden Design’s latest lighting products made their debut recently at the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium and the KE-ZU showroom has been abuzz ever since. In case you missed it, we have put together your complete guide here!
Designed by Bart Lens, Diabolo evokes images of a solar eclipse, a chesterfield chair or a diabolo toy, this LED light rotates 190° / 360° on its axis and is available as table-lamp, wall lamp or ceiling lamp and in several colours.
Continues lines of light, without limits. Each led module can be cut every 8 cm, this gives architects and lighting designers a lot of ﬂexibility. Designed with a high tech opal diffusor, Led Line is optimised to allow as much light through as possible.
Led line can be installed surface mounted, recessed or as a pendant and offers a lot of control possibilities: DALI, 1-10V and DMX. Led Line is available in anodized aluminum, black or white finish.
In the past OLED has mainly been used for decorative and ambient lighting. The acronym stands for organic light-emitting diode, which produces a natural glare-free effect.
This innovative OLED luminaire has a lumen output of 300lm from a single 144cm², making it the brightest commercially available OLED in the world and makes it perfectly suitable for functional lighting and contemporary designs. Using this technology to its full potential, Bart Lens has crafted a sleek 4.5mm-thick panel of aluminum and glass called ‘oh!led’ for Eden Design.
The minimalist square panel, which houses a Philips brite lumiblade, can rotate 180 degrees while its single axis is capable of twisting in a full circle. This provides the luxury of creating different settings within the home. Oh!Led is available in satin black or satin white with 3000K or 4000K.
Inspired by the growing nose of the wooden puppet that was brought alive, designer Bart Lens invented a light line which grows or dims in length. A wooden fixture which is realized by a real carpenter, the story of Pinocchio. Pinocchio can be used as a floor lamp, wall lamp or hanging lamp.Share on Facebook
Jaime Hayon has revealed his design for Room 506 at Copenhagen’s iconic SAS Royal Hotel (now the Radisson Blu Hotel) which includes his latest lighting designs for Parachilna, the Aballs Suspension Light and the Chinoz Table Light.
Commissioned by Fritz Hansen, Hayon has transformed room 506 in an ode to Arne Jacobsen’s original design. The interiors feature furniture, works of art, bedspreads and lamps by the award winning Spanish artist and designer.
Speaking about the design, Hayon said “the idea for this room is to create a luminous space that brings joy and genuine comfort through the Fritz Hansen designs along with some of my own designs and art. Together with Fritz Hansen, I have created bespoke designs just for this room, always in reflection of our shared principles of working with the best materials and aiming for simplicity and maximum comfort.”
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Launched at the Milan Furniture earlier this year, this collections features sofas, lounge chairs, dining tables and chairs, benches, barstools and even an acoustic dome designed to bring privacy to open spaces. See the full Sancal collection here or better yet pop by the KE-ZU showroom where many of these new pieces are now on display!
If you didn’t have a chance to see our installation at the Tongue N Groove showroom during Melbourne InDesign you will find some of the bd Barcelona pieces on display at the Living Edge showroom in Melbourne, but for the full collection you will have to come and visit KE-ZU in Sydney.
Introducing a New Lighting Collection by Parachilna
This brand is forging a philosophy built around honesty in design, an appreciation of the value of precious materials, and a respect for handcrafted manufacturing methods.
Designers Jaime Hayon and Stephen Burks presented the first collection of Parachilna at the last edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Not surprisingly, it was a resounding success.
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We were there when Archiproducts sat down at the bd Barcelona stand at Salone Milano and interviewed the great Oscar Tusquets (great socks and all), Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien. It was a flurry of lights, cameras and action and in a way, this moment embodied the excitement that the fair displayed.
Finally, the video has made its way to the web! From the beauty of a Gardenias bench by friend and fellow bd Barcelona collaborator Jaime Hayon, Oscar speaks about his friendship with Savador Dali and the products he has designed from Dali paintings including Xai, the limited release taxidermy bedside table. Jaime takes to the microphone and discusses the Low Lounger, the newest piece to add to his collection, and the expansion of the Gardenias collection, now available in an indoor version. Doshi Levien in all their fabulousness speak about the inspiration and shapes of the Shanty collection: the cabinet and mirror set.
See the video below – it’s a great way to further understand the latest in furniture deign direct from the designers.