Category: Installations

KE-ZU Around the World …

KE-ZU Around the World

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!

Enea Lottus stools Image courtesy Enea

Enea Lottus stools
Image courtesy Enea

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Andreu World Smile Chairs
Image courtesy marriott.co.uk

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Enea Oh! chair
Image courtesy officesnapshots.com

m114 Green chair Image courtesy m114

m114 Green chair
Image courtesy m114

Enea Lottus chairs Image courtesy officesnapshots.com

Enea Lottus chairs
Image courtesy officesnapshots.com

Andreu World Zisa chairs Image courtesy Andreu World

Andreu World Zisa chairs
Image courtesy Andreu World

Andreu World Nub chair Image courtesy Design Folio Magazine

Andreu World Nub chair
Image courtesy Design Folio Magazine

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LZF Lamps Around the World …

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia suspension in Bison Restaurant, Switzerland.  Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia suspension in Bison Restaurant, Switzerland. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

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.

LZF Lamps’ Nut Suspension in Baguette & Co, bakery and coffee shop in New Zealand. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Nut Suspension in Baguette & Co, bakery and coffee shop in New Zealand. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

 

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LZF Lamps’ Farolio suspension (left) and Agatha (right) in the Amphion Theatre, Nederlands. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia in BNP Paribas Investment Partners office in Amsterdam.  Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia in BNP Paribas Investment Partners office in Amsterdam. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia floor lamp in the Haga Hospital in the Hague, Holland. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Saturnia floor lamp in the Haga Hospital in the Hague, Holland. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

 

LZF Lamps’ I-Club suspension floor lamp in Tse Yang Dim Sum Club, Spain. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ I-Club suspension floor lamp in Tse Yang Dim Sum Club, Spain. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

 

LZF Lamps’ Mini Mikado in Geometry Store, Berlin.  Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

LZF Lamps’ Mini Mikado in Geometry Store, Berlin. Image courtesy LZF Lamps.

 

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INSTALLED: Bernhardt Design’s Vika & CP …

Vika Chair at Audience Corporate Headquarters. Image Courtesy of IIDA. Photographer: Terrence Williams

Throughout the vast ocean of the world wide web we often find images featuring furniture which we supply to the Australian market.

Often these projects and spaces are overseas, and we love to see their application in foreign environments.

Recently, we’ve found two images of U.S. based Bernhardt Design products sitting pretty in California, a place we most certainly would love to see again real soon!  Vika by Monica Förster Design Studio was found at Audience Corporate offices (above) and the CP Lounge Chair by Charles Pollock turned up at RealPage in San Fran (below)!

Better still, both of these products are available at KE-ZU!

CP Chair at RealPage. Image Courtesy of IIDA. Photographer: Tom Story

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INSTALLED: Top Ryde City …

Sancal & Vondom products from KE-ZU. Specified by The Source Room

Top Ryde City in north-west Sydney has been revamped by The Source Room. We provided a swag of Vondom planters and Sancal’s Boomerang Chill Chair to assist with the redesign of the shopping centre’s rest areas.

Over 30 Vondom planters of varying sizes were installed around the centre, helping to separate space and provide an injection of greenery and life. The diamond pattern and deep hues of the Vases Macetero by JM Ferrero and the Centro Alto by Studio Vondom complement the contemporary shape of the Boomerang Chill chair by Quim Larrea.

Scattered throughout the shopping centre, the Vondom and Sancal products are perfect for the new-look space with their clean lines and formal simplicity. We think they look great, don’t you?!

For other installation images, see our Facebook album here.

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A Perfect Match …

Andreu World, highly-regarded Spanish furniture manufacturer collaborated with YOD Design Studio to furnish Tau Restaurant in the Ukraine.

Whether we have worked with the designers themselves or we come across them from our supplier, we love to see a great installation of furniture available at KE-ZU and this one is no exception.  Tau Restaurant describes itself as a restaurant of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water and Andreu World collections Zisa and Vogue chairs (both in natural wood finish) were installed to complement the lineal craftsmanship of the new space.

Both Zisa and Vogue are available at KE-ZU and are GECA Certified.

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INSTALLED! A Green Chorus …

The ECCI (The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation) has taken up residence in an 18th Century heritage listed building in Edinburgh. The premises saw a complete refurbishment of what was the Edinburgh University High School Yards building – and KE-ZU supplier Chorus Furniture was right there with them, assisting The ECCI to deliver an outstanding residence for the green machine.

Transforming the building into a new centre for research on carbon innovation, the centre is to become a home for collaborators in law, technology and policymaking; working together to develop a lower carbon society.

The new fit out by Malcolm Fraser Architects delivered a refurb that has achieved the world’s first BREEAM “outstanding” status.  BREEAM is a UK based environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings which looks closely at energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

The Chorus Furniture’s Theo collection was chosen to populate the new interior of The ECCI.   Delivering 300 Theo chairs, tables and benches, all in oak with the seating upholstered in Bute fabrics. Lightweight, strong and durable; Theo is an elegant multipurpose wood framed high density collection of veneered plywood, available as a sled based stacking chair, stool, bench or table.

The Theo collection is available in the KE-ZU showroom now!

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INSTALLED: Donny’s Set for the Stars! …

Photography: Luisa Brimble courtesy Broadsheet

Hitting the Northern Beaches with style is Donny’s, the New York City inspired small bar in Manly.   Led by Manly resident Matt Clifton, Donny’s is providing Manly with delicious morsels and beverage options amongst the industrial chic design by our mates over at Luchetti Krelle (with whom we also worked on the amazing Sydney fitouts of hospitality legends Adriano Zumbo, Sake, Momofuku Seibo and Via del Corso).

Installing Kenneth Cobonpue’s Constellation suspension lamps (a particular favourite of yours truly) into the void of the venue utilizing its beauty and length to connect the upper and lower levels with an angular visual lightness.

Photography: Luisa Brimble courtesy Broadsheet

Photography: Luisa Brimble courtesy Broadsheet

Photography: Luisa Brimble courtesy Broadsheet

Photography: Luisa Brimble courtesy Broadsheet

Constellation is available from KE-ZU with 8, 16 or 24 lamps each encased in its own glass and buri pine house.

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INSTALLED: Lottus hits the US tech scene! (and we knew) …

In the deep and dark depths of the KE-ZU Blog back catalogue we found this little jem from June; ready to go and green lit yet the button was never pressed.  What a treat!  It’s like an online treasure chest or a little blog lottery that we’ve won!  In any event, the Adobe Headquarters in Utah, USA is now not so hot off the press yet it’s still a great design and no doubt the Enea Lottus products available at KE-ZU are still looking as brand new as they did when they were installed in the tech campus back in June.  The original blog post follows:

Here is the latest competitor in the tech office race… welcome Adobe’s newest home in Utah, USA.

The fit out by Rapt Studio is extremely exciting, complementing WRNS Studio’s incredible architecture on a tricky site.  The work space and break out space are separated by a glass corridor which hovers over a major highway, the work spaces allowing for maximum comfort and even separated by Pantone colour room dividers!  The break out area includes a basketball court, rock-climbing wall, a games room and a fully equipped gym – pretty great yes?

Enea Lottus stools - available at KE-ZU

Enea Lottus stools - available at KE-ZU

The interior design team specified the ever popular Enea Lottus Stools in white for the cafeteria (available at KE-ZU and nationally through our distribution network) to complement the highly-saturated colour scheme.  Check out the Rapt Studio video below showing their wall art installation being painted.

Whilst we’re a bit jealous, enjoy Adobe!

Rapt Studio / Adobe Campus from Rapt Studio on Vimeo.

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INSTALLED: Surf in Tassie! …

Finding itself in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania – Avalon City Retreat speaks volumes about the creativity which thrives in the Australian Island State. The location of Avalon City Retreat provides easy access and stunning views to both the City, rivers and ocean surrounding the Tasmanian capital.

Touted as an “ominpiod”, this stand alone two bedroom, two bathroom hotel is a retreat which sits on top of an office building – that building designed by Dutch architect Dirk Bolt, best known for his post WWII modernist architecture.

The beauty of the Retreat is its tasteful blend between both design and relaxation.  Merging the two in an effortless display of both history and design progression.  This then becomes the perfect platform to showcase the Surf Lounger, designed by Karim Rashid for Vondom (and of course, available at KE-ZU!).

Recently installing the Surf Lounger onto the impressive deck attached to the Retreat, we were so impressed to see the results! Surf Lounger’s fluid shape and ability to illuminate in various colours, made it the perfect choice for its new home amongst the lineal timber of the deck.

The entire Vondom catalogue is available at KE-ZU, including many of Rashid’s designs.  Check into the Blog soon for some new Vondom product on its way to the KE-ZU showroom!

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INSTALLED: Central Park – Sydney’s Living Mall …

Absolutely nailing it when it comes to sustainability is the new Central Park mixed-use development in Chippendale, Sydney.  Currently sporting a $2 billion price tag, the development includes a residential precinct, a recently opened shopping mall and recreation facilities.

Leading the way in Sydney for environmentally conscious and efficient design, the development has received three Green Star Ratings for the developers Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House. Not an easy feat!

Central Park is on target to be one of Australia’s greenest and most self-sufficient mixed-use urban developments, having incorporated sustainability and environmental stewardship as fundamental principles of its planning

said Frasers CEO Guy Pahor.

Enea Lottus chairs - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Enea Lottus chairs - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Enea Lottus chairs - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Enea Lottus chairs - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Enea Lottus Chairs - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Including the use of most notably hefty tri-generation energy systems, a 110 tonne heliostat mirror system which reflects light into the central atrium filling the mall naturally with the sun, and the inclusion of  mirror and green walls providing air and energy, the retail aspect has been described as a “living mall” and sets a benchmark for development in Australia.

Working with creatively conscious Design Clarity, KE-ZU installed over 400 Enea Lottus timber chairs in black, green and white and black and white Vondom Moma stools in black and white – adding to the fun and imaginative space.

Vondom Moma stools - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Vondom Moma stools - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Vondom Moma stools - available at KE-ZU. Image courtesy Scott Thompson.

Head in to Central Park and check it out – it certainly is a sight worth seeing!

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