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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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Leda …

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Leda Armchair designed by Salvador Dali for BD Barcelona.

“A chair can even be used for sitting on, but with just one condition: that we be uncomfortably seated” Salvador Dali

During the 1930’s in Paris, Jean-Michel Frank, a furniture maker and decorator of great repute, was on very good terms with Dali and together they worked on several ideas. In the 1990’s a group of experts led by Oscar Tusquets set themselves the task of of turning the furniture that Dali had drawn for Jean-Michel Franke into a reality.

More art than furniture this iconic design is now offered in a limited release ‘black’ model to mark the 20th Anniversary of the “Maestro’s” death.

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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 …

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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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