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The Smart Stacking Chair from Andreu World installed at The French Cafe in Auckland.
Smart is a program of timber stacking chairs for the hospitality and contract market. The beech chairs are offered in three timber stains with the option of either an oak seat, upholstered, or woven banded seat.
Andreu World’s design division have developed this model as a direct result of consultation with the hospitality marketplace. The collection is an exercise in minimising cost, production and lead times through the deliberate streamlining of finishes. Developed as cafe seating, perfectly suited to restaurant use and at home for residential dining areas: these comfortable but hard-wearing, warm timber chairs are a dynamic alternative to fully upholstered seating with a humble nod to classical European cafe styling.
The stacking ability affords further versatility and storage potential.
Smart is in stock now at KE-ZU!
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We love this collection of installation images that Artifort recently brought to our attention!
Showing the diversity that Artifort products can bring to a range of settings, these inviting spaces evidence the fabulous potential of these pieces that never fail to bring a smile to our faces here at KE-ZU.
Be sure to click on any of the images for more information about the featured product.Share on Facebook
It’s exhausting to even fathom how much work Spanish furniture manufacturer Andreu World put into their catalogue of incredible furniture. They hold an extraordinary ability to understand the international design market and the product that it both needs and wants. Within this framework, they produce said product to not only their own high standards, but the rigid international sustainability credentials required for their furniture to be successfully installed all over the world with a green smile.
The Life Live Outdoors series is a fabulous way for Andreu World to showcase the versatility and strength of their outdoor range (available at KE-ZU). Uploaded sporadically on their Facebook page, we’ve been collecting their images and now bring them to you in one handy post here. Disclaimer: these images are sure to make you lust for some quality outdoor experiences like they do us – office workers be warned.Share on Facebook
The Great Court Restaurant re-opened its doors this year and was added to the fold of venues within the Benugo hospitality group. The restaurant sits on a mezzanine level of The British Museum in London.
Providing a beautiful blend of both contemporary shape and colour within the already complex space of contrasting styles, architectural and interior design practice Softroom has added a new dimension into the exciting space. Already stylistically layered with its historical neoclassical architecture and Sir Norman Foster’s steel-and-glass dome, the new space utilizes textiles in a rich hue and contemporary shape in banquette seating and furniture procurement to create the dynamic space in the grand plaza; we love how Softroom’s work so effectively binds the many influences within the space.
The Solo collection by Neri&Hu and manufactured by De La Espada (available at KE-ZU) was chosen in upholstered Knoll fabric to complete the project – they look fabulous, don’t they? The Neri&Hu collection is available for viewing in the KE-ZU showroom now.
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Jaleo is a little taste of Spain (and KE-ZU) in the heart of Washington D.C.
Scattered throughout the restaurant is the Lottus Stool by Lievore Altherr & Molina for Enea, the Andreu World Nub Chair designed by Patricia Urquiola and the Green Chair by Javier Mariscal for M114. Also making an appearance are the Tea Panels from Sancal and the RS Barcelona Football Table.Share on Facebook
Hotel Vernet finds itself on Rue Vernet in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, wonderfully nestled between the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. If you don’t know Paris, the area blends the past with the contemporary, well known for its stunning historic buildings as well as a plethora of shopping, bars and nightlife.
Prolific Parisian architect Albert Joseph Sélonier designed the Hotel in 1913, when architecture was hovering between Art Nouveau and Art Deco and the original features of the hotel applaud the period. To contextualize: this was around the same time that Coco Chanel opened her first shop, the Titanic was built and the Mona Lisa was freshly stolen from the nearby Louvre.
Recently undergoing several years of renovation with the help of interior designer François Champsaur, the hotel now reveals an expert blend of the opulent past and the modernity of contemporary Paris.
Champsaur chose Andreu World’s New Brandy chairs and Quattro tables designed by Lievorre, Altherr & Molina (pictured below) to complete the refurbishment of the dining area, with New Brandy chairs appearing in a colour palette which acknowledges both the decadence of early 20th century France and contemporary bold styling; this appears to mirror the brief for the refurb, which now firmly places Hotel Vernet at the top of our European bucket list.
The entire Andreu World catalogue is available from KE-ZU.Share on Facebook
One of the most understated design teams of recent times is Lievore Altherr & Molina. This trio has become one of the most commercially viable and successful partnerships the design world has seen over the past few decades. Rather weighty credentials!
Working internationally with both small and large scale manufacturers since the early 1990’s, their product is seen all over the world. KE-ZU alone stocks close to 20 of them, and that figure doesn’t include varied forms of each design. The numbers are staggering.
One of the most successful seating collections to be sold in Australia is Lottus, launched in 2009 by Lievore Altherr & Molina for KE-ZU supplier Enea. Each year, Lievore Altherr & Molina ensure that Lottus sees new additions to the collection, forever expanding and adapting the already impressive range of seating options, thus ensuring Lottus both responds to a changing and adapting market and remains at the forefront of design.
2014 was no different, and we’ll be bringing you all the information shortly, but for now, let us celebrate the extraordinary Lottus collection in a series of images provided to us by Enea (and one local installation image we provided to them).
… and this one we installed!Share on Facebook
A wonderful aspect of supplying a huge diverse range of quality designer furniture is seeing these pieces installed into spaces where people can enjoy them.
Design is all around us, and whether one is aware or not, we all form opinions about our surroundings – we use our senses and form opinions on spaces and objects for their aesthetic value, material composition and form: we see them, feel them and understand them.
At KE-ZU we spend time collecting images of the pieces that form our catalogue applied in various spaces throughout the world and no better place than right here to share them! We intend to bring these to you perhaps fortnightly, so do check back!Share on Facebook
Sauntering through the LZF Lamps’ Blog is much like flicking through their immense catalogue; it’s packed with great images of LZF product installed all over the world.
LZF Lamps’ blog is a great resource to see how their sculptural pieces can enhance a space by injecting them with their sculptural shape and unique style. Each piece projects its story through its distinctive architectural form; each LZF piece is different to the other whilst still holding a common gene; the utilization of timber veneer.
A few of our favourite installation images are shown here. Click each image to read about the design project, and don’t forget to peruse the entire LZF Lamps catalogue available at KE-ZU here.
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