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MID14: Wrap Up

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We had a blast bringing you the latest designs from Jaime Hayon and Oscar Tusquets Blanca from bd Barcelona, Bernhardt Design, Expormim, and Parachilna.

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.

Until then…

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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.

        

        

        

For more information please contact us: sales@kezu.com.au or 1300 724 174

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New Flex …

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The Flex Chair designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Andreu World is now available in sustainable solid wood!

Functional, versatile and multi-purpose. The extensive Flex chair collection is enriched with a set of new features to highlight its great versatility. These new features include a new four wooden leg base, that merges thermo-polymer and upholstered shells with the warmth of wood. Which would you choose?

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More details here.

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Instagram winner announced!

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A big thank you to all who entered the #KEZUMID14 Instagram competition during Melbourne In Design.

After much deliberation we are pleased to announce the chosen entry. Congratulations @adrianahanna. We loved your shot of Oscar Tusquets Fontal Chair.

Please contact KE-ZU on (02) 9669 1788 to claim your Jaime Hayon Gardenias Vase!

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#kezumid14 winning entry. Image Courtesy of @adrianahanna

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Come see us at Melbourne Indesign 2014! …

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Melbourne Indesign 2014 (see our campaign from August 2013 here) is all about collaboration and designer stories.  Matched by our mutual love of wood, we’ve partnered with Tongue n Groove in Melbourne’s Richmond and it’s easy to see why: not only are they a great bunch of people, they’re also industry leaders in timber flooring.  The incredible Tongue n Groove showroom is to be transformed for the two-day event with styling collaboration by our Lidia and Yael with Francesca from Tongue n Groove. You’ll be able to navigate your way to KE-ZU at Tongue n Groove [575 Church Street] by using the Melbourne Indesign 2014 map and smartphone app.

Jaime Hayon and his design: the bd Barcelona Low Lounger

Jaime Hayon and his design: the bd Barcelona Low Lounger

Oscar Tusqets and friend Salvador Dali with Tusquets' design: Fontal for Expormim

Oscar Tusquets and friend Salvador Dali with Tusquets’ design: Fontal for Expormim

We’re taking the opportunity to launch two brands new to KE-ZU: Expormim and Parachilna with furniture and lighting from Jaime Hayon and  Oscar Tusquets. We’ve added other new pieces by Jaime Hayon for bd Barcelona and Bernhardt Design then set it all off with designs by Eerio Aarnio and JM Ferrero for Vondom.

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When you do manage attend at some point over the Friday or Saturday, make sure you take part in our Instagram competition – we love a giveaway and this year you could take home one of the collectable Jaime Hayon Gardenias vases!  Snap a photo of your favourite product and check for details at the Tongue n Groove showroom!

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Shanty Credenza …

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The Shanty Credenza designed by Doshi Levien is the newest addition to KE-ZU supplier BD Barcelona‘s collection of cabinets. A typology of furniture which was lost toward the of of the last century and which BD, in the last few years have wanted to regain with the same purposeful functionality of a container, but with different character. BD have produced distinct cabinets suitable for a variety of projects with the Showtime designed by Jamie Hayon, Tout Va Bien designed by Antoine et Manuel and Free Port designed Martí Guixé.

Very few pieces allow for interventions with so much personality without depleting the function with which they have been created for. These convert into scuplutures in a dining room or in a hotel lobby. The BD collection grows with the arrival of a new cabinet by Doshi Levien (designer Nipa Doshi, born in Mumbai, and Jonathan Levien of Scotish descent), who within a short space of time converted into one of the most unique and attractive, creative couples on the international scene. This is their second design for BD after the charming Chandlo dressing table

Shanty is imagined as a patchwork of corrugated surfaces referencing improvised dwellings across the world, from Brazil to Africa and India. The cabinet collection celebrates the beauty of these seemingly temporary constructions. The corrugated façade appears to be a spontaneous composition of different coloured surfaces, disguising a rational and carefully considered volume of storage. The body is asymmetric and every door opens in a distinct way. The collection has different versions and finishes. Shanty Summer and Shanty Winter, more or less colourful, Shanty Black with brass finished legs and other versions in monochrome. The cabinet can be accessorized with a new mirror system that allows for different compositions.

Shanty will soon be on display at the KE-ZU showroom!

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Living Life Outdoors …

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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.

Trenza chairs and Reverse tables

Trenza chairs and Reverse tables

Trenza lounge chair

Trenza lounge chair

Serena chair

Serena chair

Siesta sofa

Siesta sofa

Siesta sofa

Siesta sofa

Brisa chairs and Dual tables

Brisa chairs and Dual tables

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Habitus looks at Yonoh …

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Habitus Living, the Australian platform which regularly delivers design news from the Asia Pacific region travelled a little further recently and set their inspired cross-hair on Yonoh Studio, the multidisciplinary creative studio comprised of Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma.

Not only acknowledging their good looks, Habitus have taken a look at their favourite designs from Yonoh Studio ,which include Sancal’s Sumo Sofa, and LZF Lamps’ Pleg and Chou Lights, all available from KE-ZU.  The Yonoh Studio catalogue shows a deep design aptitude through diversity of product, the Spaniards have worked with a large range of high end manufacturers from all over the world to create their dense portfolio.

You can see the full Habitus article on the talented pair here.

Sumo by Yonoh Estudio for Sancal

Sumo by Yonoh Estudio for Sancal

Chou by Yonoh Studio for LZF Lamps

 

Pleg by Yonoh Studio for LZF Lamps

Pleg by Yonoh Studio for LZF Lamps

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FFF – Creativity with John Cleese

Watch, listen and take notes. John Cleese imparts his knowledge, providing the “5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative.”

1.  Space – “You have to create some space for yourself away from your everyday demands.”
2. Time – “It’s not enough to create space.  You have to create your space for yourself for a specific period of time.  Think of it as play time.”
3  Time – “Give your mind as long as possible to come up with something original.”
4. Confidence – “Nothing will stop you from coming up with a creative solution as much as the fear of making a mistake.”
5. Humour – “Humour gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.  Humour makes us playful and brings relaxation.”

 

Now follow these steps, get creative, and enter our Van Design Competition. You could win $1000 cash or up to $2500 worth of KE-ZU product (ex. Sydney Warehouse).

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Siesta time …

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Can you imagine a sofa that grows with your needs?

Imagine no more. The Siesta Modular Sofa designed by Lievore Altherr and Molina for Andreu World does just this.

Combining comfort and beautiful proportions, this modular sofa can be configured to suit any commercial or residential space.

KE-ZU_AW_SIESTA 2The Siesta Collection is available from KE-ZU now!

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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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