Tag: BD Barcelona

Gardenias …

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Gardenias Lounge Chair designed by Jamie Hayon for BD Barcelona.

Now available nationally through KE-ZU!

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Showtime Low Lounger …

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Jaime Hayon continues to be one of the most celebrated Spanish designers on the international stage. When in 2006 BD decided to bet on his talent with the successful Showtime Collection, Jaime still was an emerging talent with an artistic profile out of the ordinary. His style has been refined over the years. In 2009 BD introduced a new piece in the collection: The Lounger. Now with the same elegance and comfort that is required for this type of chair, BD launches the Low Lounger. A version with a lower backrest, specially developed for the contract market and with the Hayon’s unmistakable stamp.

Available now from KE-ZU!

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Showtime …

35_KE-ZU_BD BARCELONA_SHOWTIME_JAIME HAYONShowtime Low Lounger designed by Jamie Hayon for BD Barcelona.

Now available from KE-ZU!

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Showtime …

26_KE-ZU_BD BARCELONA_SHOWTIME_JAIME HAYONJaime Hayon continues to be one of the most celebrated Spanish designers on the international stage. When in 2006 BD decided to bet on his talent with the successful Showtime Collection, Jaime still was an emerging talent with an artistic profile out of the ordinary. His style has been refined over the years. One of the iconic pieces of the collection was the Cabinet Multileg. Now BD presents a new wooden version, walnut and walnut nature, with the same virtues as the first: modular, multipurpose and multilegged.

Now on display at the KE-ZU 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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Understanding Doshi Levien …

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The East London designers of Doshi Levien: Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien

KE-ZU has recently welcomed two new designs from the UK based duo Doshi Levien with Shanty for bd Barcelona and Rabari for Nanimarquina. Both of these products bear the Doshi Levien stamp,a visual appreciation of the talented design duo.

Appreciating Doshi Levien’s work can best be done by understanding their story. The pair met serendipitously while studying design at the Royal College of Arts in London. Nipa Doshi was awarded a scholarship to RCA after studying at the National Institute of Design in her native home of India, a place that surrounded the young creative with vernacular materials being used in traditional methods. In contrast, Jonathan Levien grew up in Scotland amidst his parents’ toy factory, developing a high understanding of industrial design material and production. Both upbringings were set to form their later design work.

Doshi Levien for Tefal

Doshi Levien for Tefal: a series of cookware which sought to bring traditional international cookware to a modern, contemporary market through material composition and design

oshi Levien for bd Barcelona with Chandlo: a dressing table designed to be viewed from all angles. The shape of the mirror reflects a bindi, traditionally worn on the forehead of Hindu women. The name Chandlo means “moon shape”, another name for “bindi”

Doshi Levien for bd Barcelona with Chandlo: a dressing table designed to be viewed from all angles. The shape of the mirror reflects a bindi, traditionally worn on the forehead of Hindu women. The name Chandlo means “moon shape” or “bindi”

Chandigarh for Moroso, a collection of furniture conceptualized from the work of modernist Le Corbusier in the Indian city designed of the same name.

Chandigarh for Moroso, a collection of furniture conceptualized from the work of modernist Le Corbusier in the Indian city designed of the same name

ipa Doshi on the Doshi Levien Rabari rugs for Nanimarquina with the Paper Planes chair by Doshi Levien for Moroso. Rabari was launched at Salone Milano 2014

Nipa Doshi on the Doshi Levien Rabari rugs for Nanimarquina with the Paper Planes chair by Doshi Levien for Moroso. Rabari was launched at Salone Milano 2014

Doshi Levien's Shanty for bd Barcelona, conceptualized from the construction of shanty towns of developing countries.   Shanty was launched at Salone Milano 2014

Doshi Levien’s Shanty for bd Barcelona, conceptualized from the construction of shanty towns of developing countries. Shanty was launched at Salone Milano 2014

Doshi Levien are armed with a full repertoire of skills and thought-processes: from traditional hand crafted arts to large scale manufacturing.  The two set out some fourteen years ago to utilise these skills in practice and their products always invoke a sense of understanding of manufacturing techniques combined with interesting material composition.

 

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iSaloni 2014 Preview & Guide

The worlds largest and most coveted furniture fair kicks off in the magical Milano next Tuesday.  Here is our official Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014 guide here.

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Caron, Moraima and Simon are off to Milan so stay tuned for our daily round ups throughout the fair and our post-Milan report in early May.

 

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At Home with Table B …

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Straight from the horses mouth!  In this case the horse is our Director Mark.

Living the KE-ZU dream and filling his dining room with staff favourite Table B by Konstantin Grcic for Spanish manufacturer bd Barcelona, it also becomes apparent that he’s a bit of a stylist-come-photographer!

Each day taking photos of his flowers blooming against the extruded aluminum of Table B, we thought them too great to keep just for us staff.

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Winning favours and taking top honours at the 2011 Red Dot awards, the Table B top is made of extruded aluminum in silver or matt black.  From one side appearing to float seamlessly and from the other, dipping to expose its hollow length. Offering three options of bases; natural timber, concrete and stainless steel, Table B becomes a marriage of materials, all of which striking and bearing different visually weights, the latter two having the ability to live outdoors.

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Table B – Timber Base

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Table B – Steel Base

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Table B – Concrete Base

Table B with timber base forms part of the KE-ZU stock program and is available for immediate dispatch, doing away with lead times entirely!

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Rojo Show in Barcelona …

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The Rojo Exhibition has arrived at the Disseny Hub Building in Barcelona and will be on display until the 19 March.

The exhibition showcases a diverse range of furniture, lighting and accessories which have been designed and produced in Spain. The products, all of which are finished in a hue of Rojo (Red) are displayed on a modular platform designed by Architecture-G.

Look out for the Rojo version of the Sail Chair from Andreu World,  Metssas Table from bd BarcelonaLottus Stool from EneaChou Lamp from Lzf, the Flod Stool and Om Chair from M114Roses Rug from nanimarquinaTalo Armchair from Sancal and the Peacock Planter from Vondom.

These items are all available from KE-ZU!

For more information about the Rojo Exhibition click here.

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Salvador Dali’s Sheep – a fresh reproduction …

The name and works of prolific surrealist painter Salvador Dali are set to be remembered throughout time. A pioneer of surrealism, larger than life Dali often depicted items of furniture within his paintings.

Holding the exclusive license to recreate said pieces is Spanish manufacturer and KE-ZU supplier bd Barcelona and we are pleased to introduce Xai, the latest addition to the Dali collection.

Forming part of the painting Interpretive Project for a Stable-Library of 1942, is a sheep-come-bedside table which now, with the approval of the Gala Salvador Dalí Foundation, has been reproduced as a limited edition collection. Only 20 white and 1 black are available.

As with Dali’s other works for bd Barcelona, Xai was created with the help of  Oscar Tusquets and Parisian taxidermist Deyrolle’s, a 170-year old establishment on rue du Bac (now famously featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris) and perhaps not so coincidentally, the same place where Dali produced his sculpture work.

We don’t want to start counting sheep and start nodding off, however  Xai  are selling rather quickly, and with only 20 white and 1 black available, you wouldn’t want to sleep on it.

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