Tag: Sancal

Furniture For Thought …

KE-ZU Furniture for Thought Intro

We were intending to launch our new KE-ZU blog series Furniture for Thought at Blogsphere 2014 – the World Blogging Festival in Cannes this year. To our disappointment when we turned up at the venue, we were shocked to find it was a small shop on the boardwalk, selling You Cannes Touch This T-shirts to desperate Japanese tourists. The owner of the shop, Pierre La Bloom, ensured us that he’d never heard of Blogosphere 2014, but it would be a great idea for a T-shirt.

A few enquiries to the local tourism authority confirmed our worst fears. Blogosphere 2014 Cannes does not exist. Not in any way shape or form. We had been scammed out of our $5,000 entry fee by a shonky Nigerian named Mr Adebayo who (perhaps not surprisingly) refused to return our frantic calls.

So, jetlagged, $5,000-out-of-pocket, and back in sunny Sydney with nothing to show for our disastrous trip but a You Cannes Touch This T-shirt (Caron’s idea not mine) we are left with little choice but to launch Furniture for Thought right here, right now in less salubrious circumstances. No red carpets, no rude French waiters, no cocktails tricked up with miniature umbrellas… just a laptop on a desk at KE-ZU headquarters, a cold espresso and a half-eaten mulberry macaroon.

So, without further ado, welcome to Furniture for Thought; our new weekly look at the brands that help to make KE-ZU the uber-cool destination it is. In each edition we’ll be exploring one manufacturer, seeking to find out what it is that makes them tick. We’ll look at the history, the people, and the philosophy behind the names.

Furniture for Thought will be your go-to destination for information about some of the biggest, most dynamic furniture and lighting brands on the planet. Brands such as BD Barcelona, LZF, Andreu World, Expormim, Parachilna, Forestier, Vondom and Sancal.

Enjoy.

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Nautica at the W Hotel Barcelona …

KEZU_W_HOTEL_BARCELONA_EXPORMIM_2

KEZU_W_HOTEL_BARCELONA_EXPORMIM_3

KEZU_W_HOTEL_BARCELONA_EXPORMIM

 

 

Pin It
Share on Facebook

NEW Gráfica Collection from Sancal …

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_SILLA40_COLLAR_NUDO_REW (1)
Launched at the Milan Furniture earlier this year, this collections features sofas, lounge chairs, dining tables and chairs, benches, barstools and even an acoustic dome designed to bring privacy to open spaces. See the full Sancal collection here or better yet pop by the KE-ZU showroom where many of these new pieces are now on display!

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_NUDO_NAPA_BARNABY

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_SILLA40_COLLAR_NUDO_BARNABY

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_SILLA40_COLLAR_NUDO_REW (2)

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_SILLA40_COLLAR_NUDO_REW_CASTA_TARTANA

KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_TEA_SILLA40_TARTANA_NUDO_REW_PERIGALLO

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Zu News: News brands, designers and products …

Header
framesEXPORMIM_FRAMESexpormim logoframes table 2EXPORMIM_NAUTICA 2T520EXPORMIM_FONTAL DININGEXPORMIM_COPAEXPORMIM_RADIALEXPORMIM_OUTLINE BARSTOOLEXPORMIM_NIDO SOFAEXPORMIM_OUTLINE CHAIREXPORMIM_SENSO CHAIRkabu 2EXPORMIM_SENSO DINING
sancal lead
bangtartanasancal logobarnaby 1barnaby 2barnaby 4nudo 3casta 2casta 1rew 1rew 2perigallo 4nido 1nido 2nido 3pion 1pion 2pion 3nap 1nap 2nap 3andreu world leadbrandy 3brandy 2andreu world logoflex highflex chairflex high 2nubnub 2nub 3lineal corpraglanraglan 2agorasiestaonpillow 1reverse conferencepillow 2fortestier leadspi__spi 2forestier logomeshmesh 2mesh 3cage 2cage 3cagedomlordantennahodgeglorietteantenna 2eastangelusbodylessneri hu leadlattice extendneri logosolo 2solo tablesolo 4duet 2opiumtriobd barcelona leadSHOWTIME lounger 3SHOWTIME lounger 4leg 2bd logoSHOWTIME CREDENZA 3gardenias 5showtimegardenias 2gardeniasgardenias out 2bernhardt leadmittmitt 2bernhardt logocodeapelcode 2amrimoreau 2moreau1edgeloftanneosloharperparachilna lead

alistair 3alistairpara logoanwar flooranwar blackanwar mixaballs tableaballs chandelieraballs ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact the KE-ZU showroom, 1300 724 174

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Nido …

57_KE-ZU_SANCAL_NIDO_RAFA GARCIA

 

The Nido Armchair designed by Rafa Garcia for Sancal.

Nido, Spanish for nest, means home to a number of species and inspired Rafa García to create this small armchair. The seat or “nest” is supported by a steel or hand-crafted ash wood frame. The upper part provides “branches” into which a comfortable seat is fixed.

Now available at KE-ZU!

 

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Tartana …

31_KE-ZU_SANCAL_TARTANAThe design studio Nadadora has taken inspiration from a pre-industrial epoch for their post-industrial product.

In Spanish, a “tartana” is defined as a carriage with a domed cover on two wheels. Sancal’s modern-day Tartana is an acoustic dome, a totally new product, designed to protect us and provide us with the privacy that we yearn for in open spaces.

The warm materials used help to create a cosy atmosphere: the structure is ash and the fabric is a foam laminated, bicolour felt. It is available in three variants: grey/navy blue, moka/wine and beige/lime. Both sides have the same acoustic properties and can therefore be placed either way round to achieve different colour co-ordinations.

The construction of the fabric in three layers creates the optimum phono-absorbent effect.

While the structure is only available in one measurement: 150x200cm, the fabric comes in two sizes: XL or XS. Each Tartana is supplied with two fabrics which can both be XL, XS or one of each (the mixed version). The XL fabric has an overhang of 40cm and that of the XS is 20cm.

The wooden structure can be stained any colour in our collection, although Nadadora recommends “natural”, “silk-gray” or “anthracite” stains for the grey/navy fabrics, “natural” or “walnut” for moka/wine and “natural” or “silk-gray” for beige/lime.

Now available from KE-ZU!

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Pion …

28_KE-ZU_SANCAL_PION_IONNA VAUTRIN

The success of the Pion stools and occasional tables brought KE-ZU supplier Sancal back to Ionna Vautrin to include a range of dining tables.

Just as before, chess pieces have continued to be the inspiration for the new designs.

Ionna has also incorporated another colour to add to the mustard, olive, peach and sky blue colours already in production: shadow grey. She uses a contrast of high gloss for the lacquers with a matte, wax finish for the natural wood.

Unlike the coffee tables, the lacquer on the dining tables runs across the entire base, right the way up to the edge of the table top.

Now available from KE-ZU and through our national distribution network!

 

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Nudo …

25_KE-ZU_SANCAL_JUAN IBANEZNudo Bench designed by Juan Ibáñez for Sancal.

The name of the collection, Nudo, refers to the knots found in wood in its natural state. The legs replicate the sinews of a tree-trunk, as if they were branches, thanks to painstaking lathing and carving. This is one of the Nudo tables’ most characteristic features. Asymmetry is another hallmark. The asymmetry is generated by the various heights of the cross beams which structure the dining table, and by the three legs of the small round tables.

Following on from his success with this family of tables, Juan has added an ingenious multifunctional piece: a table/bench with two tone cushions.

Now available from KE-ZU and through our national distribution network!

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Casta …

18_KE-ZU_SANCAL_JM_FERRERO_CASTAJosé Manuel Ferrero, of Estudi{H}ac, presents Casta, a small armchair based on a castanet, one of the most emblematic Spanish instruments: the image of a lady clapping together two halves of clam-shaped wood is famous the world over.

Just as two halves of clam-shaped wood are clapped together with a castanet, the armchair’s curved metal structure is made of two elements that have been welded into place.

Casta’s light structure is a radical departure from traditional thick, padded solutions for an armchair. By using a technologically advanced fabric, even the need for elastic or leather webbing has been eliminated. The cushions have been integrated into the cover itself to provide the comfort you would expect from a Sancal product. As the structure, in part, is provided by the fabric, this product is only available in Omega by Gabriel.
The metal structure is in a matte, textured finish to which warm, smooth ash wood armrests provide a contrast and remind us of the castanet’s wooden touch. The structure and armrests are available in black, light grey or brown.

Available exclusively from KE-ZU and through our national distribution network.

 

 

Pin It
Share on Facebook

Tea …

14_KE-ZU_SANCAL_JM_FERRERO_TEA

Tea Bar Stool.

 José Manuel Ferrero continues to develop this extensive range for KE-ZU supplier Sancal. This time a bar stool, follows the success of the dining chair. The curved shape of the back supports an ergonomic posture and provides a lasting seating. The slim frame manages to be both solid and spongy, thanks to the injected polyurethane.

 

Like their predecessors, the bar stool incorporates the hexagonal quilt and the possibility of creating both bi-coloured and bi-textured pieces.

 

Tea stool can be upholstered in fabric or synthetic leather. In leather it is only possible to upholster the unquilted areas. The fabric for quilted areas must be plain (without patterns).

Pin It
Share on Facebook