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Salone Milano 2014 Day 1: Andreu World …

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Andreu World’s huge stand of brightly lit wood was stop numero uno.  The AW team have been hard at work developing new product and updating their existing catalogue with new materials, dimensions and components.

Andreu World is a must see at Salone Milano, and early on visitors knew so.  The huge exhibition booth presented new models including On by Jasper Morrison (our conversation with Morrison will hit the blog later today).

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The new Raglan collection by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga

In conversation with Andreu World, we solidified what we always knew about the Spanish manufacturer: they’re pure perfectionists.  AW have grown collections with new models (the Nub collection by Patricia Urquiola sees a slimmer dining chair added to the family, a wider model Lineal Corporate and more) and perfecting existing product with modifications, for example Nub’s addition of aluminum legs on swivel models, removing screws for occasional tables adding stability, new technological advances in their swivel and gas lifts etc).

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The “now complete” Nub collection by Patricia Urquiola

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Lineal Comfort collection

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the chatter from the AW team is that there may be a whole new collection from Patricia Urquiola in the wings – we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the if and when as soon as we hear anything further.

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Design Competition …

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Be inspired by our 25 brands, 300 designers and 5000 products to design the graphics for our new delivery van.

We are open to any ideas, however it must include the KE-ZU logo in red.

How to enter: 

  1. Download the line drawing + the KE-ZU logo.
  2. Create your design
  3. Fill in the entry form & upload your image as a jpeg

Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy before entering the competition.

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Pin a Lottus …

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Step inside Pinterest’s new San Francisco offices. First OfficeAll of the Above, and Schwartz and Architecture collaborated on the design of these amazing offices, which feature 100s of Lottus Chairs designed by Lievore, Altherr & Molina for Enea.

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Printerest San Francisco Offices. Photograph Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim ©

Photographs: Naho Kubota and Eddy Joaquim

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Light + Building Frankfurt …

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For anybody (like us) who is making their way to Milan for Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014 next month you may want to add Frankfurt into your itinerary.

Taking place on 30 March – 4 April 2014, Light + Building presents the latest in innovative lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software.  The main theme across 2,300 exhibitors at Light + Building is energy efficiency.

KE-ZU suppliers Eden DesignForestier and LZF Lamps will be showcasing their latest products at Light + Building. If you’re searching for them in Milan you’ve gone too far!

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FFF – Cattle Connection …

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher provide a glimpse into the lives of the Dinka people of South Sudan. This series of photographs explores the Dinka people’s assimilation with their cattle.

When the boys of the village reach adulthood, they are presented with an ox.  The relationship between the two becomes something magical as they become inseparable in a companionship rarely seen in our society, and so fortunately captured for us to marvel.

Perhaps the Gods aren’t so crazy after all.

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Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Image courtesy Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

 

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The Carousel has arrived …

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A flurry of vibrant cotton ropes twirled around hoops, the Carousel evokes the wonder and whimsy of the world’s grandest carnivals. Naturally dyed ropes are hand-knitted into minimalist silhouettes creating a set of contemporary lighthing pieces with a touch of pop exuberance. Collapsible and packed flat, the Carousel lights are an easily charming choice for the modern home.

The Carousel light designed by Kenneth Cobonpue for Hive is now on display at our showroom in Alexandria.

 

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Ramon Esteve’s Camo Rug Will Stand Out …

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Quickly and expertly expanding their range of outdoor rugs and carpets, Spanish manufacturer Vondom employs the ever-popular camouflage print in their new floor covering Camo by Ramon Esteve.

Again utilizing the skills of Spain’s Ramon Esteve (creator of Vondom’s super popular Faz and Vela collections), Camo is sure to impress the most fastidious of fashionistas – particularly with its recent launch at Maison & Objet, Paris.

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Tonal combinations of Camo by Ramon Esteve

Tonal combinations of Camo by Ramon Esteve

Available in four tonal/colour combinations held within the rectangular shape, each camo print is blurred, assisting either its original intention of chameleon camouflage, or also holding the potential to contrast with furniture and accessories.

Camo falls into the larger range of Vondom outdoor rugs.  These highly patterned, hard-wearing rugs are resistant to the harshest weather conditions. They also perfectly complement the style ethos of the company.  The collections are made of a synthetic material developed especially for Vondom, which can be easily cleaned using high-pressure water and a brush.  See the video below to see a sample of the collection.

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Neri & Hu for De La Espada at Maison & Objet! …

Image Courtesy of De La Espada

Image Courtesy of De La Espada

Here is De La Espada’s Neri & Hu stand at Maison & Objet Paris!

The collection, which features an array of sofas, chairs, stools, tables and accessories is the ultimate blend of Eastern and Western aesthetics.

The full collection can be viewed here and will be on show at our showroom next month!

Image Courtesy of De La Espada

Image Courtesy of De La Espada

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KE-ZU Clearance …

KEZU_CLEARANCEThe KE-ZU Clearance store has been re-stocked with a wide range of designer furniture, lighting and accessories, at heavily discounted prices.

The store features ex-showroom samples, excess stock, discontinued models and samples with minor damage.

Happy shopping!

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FFF – U.S. Artist Illustrates her Imagination …

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It seems this savvy artist sees things differently to many of us.

Blurring the line between photography and illustration, the talented and all-seeing Alana Dee Haynes isn’t content with simply flicking through magazines anymore and has taken to fashion portraiture, adding her two-cents with overlays of illustration pattern to photographs she finds.

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

 The result delves into the possibilities of the unseen. The expressive graphics she applies to the photographs venture into the imaginative, they show inspired tattoo work, materialize emotion, mimic vascular and muscular systems and add a new dimension of fashion pattern.  Simultaneously, Haynes’ work exposes a heavy element of humanity.

We think Haynes’ work is a beautiful move away from vocal commentary and simply, quite beautiful – don’t you?

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

Image courtesy alanadeehaynes.com

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