Briefly In Store – View the Limited Edition HAA Lamp

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This year at the Milan Salone de Mobile, special guests were invited for a viewing of a new collaborative work by Italian lighting company FLOS, French Crystal producer BACCARAT, artist Jenny Holzer, designer Philippe Starck, and electrical designer Moritz Waldemeyer.

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New DUEMILAOTTO by BOFFI & Piero Lissoni

A new & exciting turn in kitchens is Duemilaotto by Piero Lissoni.

A design that features a return to artisanal values.

Tactile and natural materials juxtaposed with Boffi’s minimal finishes of steel and Corian.

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A heat treated slab of durable Alpine Acacia wood unstained to bring out the natural organic qualities.

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– Darren Dorey, Boffi Representative for Inform Interiors

Visit: www.boffi.com
Email: boffi@informinteriors.com

Briefly instore | The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Egg Chair | Come visit and see!

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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the publication of the first Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy book, Interior Design company Lost Weekend (of Ireland) has teamed up with writer Eoin Colfer; the author of the latest instalment in the series – Book Six “And Another Thing…”, to design a special edition Egg Chair with Danish Furniture maker Fritz Hansen.

The production has been limited to, you guessed it, 42 individually numbered pieces which are available to order. Each chair comes with a signed copy of the new book and sometime next year clients will have the option to purchase a matching Ottoman.

Currently the chair and the author are on a book tour, see here for details.

The chair will be on display at our 50 Water St location on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, October 30-31st.

Links to more info:

Eoin Colferwww.eoincolfer.com
Designers Lost Weekend – www.lostweekend.ie
Penguin Bookswww.penguin.co.uk
More about the HH Egg – www.hitchhikersegg.com

Ron Arad – No Discipline at the MoMA NY

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An amazing exhibit at the MoMA ended recently, Ron Arad – No Discipline.

www.moma.org

Many one off and some production pieces were on display, all laid out on a large twisting grid designed by the man himself.

Images don’t do justice to the beauty of his pieces. The metal work when seen at the scale it is done is breathtaking and each object begs to be touched (but they were watching me). Each piece was ingenious and expertly crafted, all showcased the brilliant rule breaking designs of Ron Arad.

Ron Arad Associates
www.ronarad.com

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Negative and positive Easy Chairs, the left chair has spheres excavated out of the body while the right is the reverse with the chair built of spheres cut at the intersection of the chairs shape

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Cord Chair by MARUNI + NENDO via The Contemporist

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Japanese wood workshop Maruni and highly acclaimed Nendo design have teamed up to create a ultra minimal wood chair. At first glance it is hard to believe that this chair is structurally sound. Great detail has gone into creating this illusion of lightness, hollowed out solid wood pieces are used to slip over the 9mm internal metal frame creating a slim leg with a diameter of only 15mm. Each chair is hand made and takes about a month to produce.

Currently this chair is only a Limited Production.

www.maruni.com/

www.nendo.jp/en

Some great images and more via The Contemporist

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MOROSO Showroom 2009 by Ron Arad

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As a bit of a precursor to the next post, I visited the New York showroom of Moroso which were artfully decorated by sculptor/designer Ron Arad. Many original works were on display including the first pieces that he brought to his meeting with Patrizia Moroso. Glossy metallic creations mixed in with the production upholstery pieces in Moroso’s collection made for a rich and colorful showroom.

MOROSO New York
www.moroso.it
146 Greene St
New York, NY 10012
P: (212) 334-7222
view map

The works of Ron Arad are truly amazing and there are many production models available in all sorts of price ranges from hats, cans, sofas, and lighting. Next post inflatable bungee run will be some great images of his MoMA exhibit.

-Kaito

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Misfits Sofa System – Ron Arad

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B&B Italia & MOOOI Soho Showroom 2009

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METROPOLITAN Armchair by Jeffrey Bernett – REEL Table by Atelier OI – TUFTY TIME Sectional by Patricia Urquiola

The B&B Italia and Moooi showroom in Soho was a great two level space. It was exactly the kind of styling that I love to see from them. Very subtle with hints of color, they show modern contemporary lines in a very inviting and sophisticated way.

B&B Italia and MOOOI – Soho
138 Greene St.
New York, NY
P: (212) 966-3514
map here

We show a lot of B&B Italia and Maxalto in our showroom but it is always great to see the other combinations that you can do with the product.

My personal favorites were the outdoor REEL coffee and side table wrapped in thick polyurethane rope, and as with the Milan showroom the large Purple Harry Ottoman.

-Kaito

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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals Revealed

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On October 15th, VANOC released the first images of the medals to be used for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The design of the medals took two years and a collaborative effort between Canadian Aboriginal designer/artist, Corinne Hunt, internationally renowned industrial designer, Omer Arbel, the Royal Canadian Mint, Teck Resources Limited, and VANOC’s in-house design team.

Visit the official Olympic site here for more details

Omer Arbel was also the architect of the Inform Interiors 50 Water St location and you can see many of his designs in store.

BOFFI & Inform Interiors

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A partnership of must haves,

As it embarks on its almost 80 years, Boffi is celebrated as one of Italy’s and the worlds most prestigious kitchen and bath manufacturers.

A simple strategy – using high quality materials, innovative construction techniques and the latest appliances has won Boffi the Compass D’Oro award for design.

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LT Kitchen System

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POLTRONA FRAU – New York 2009

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Above CASSIOPEIA Sectional by Lievore – Altherr – Molina

POLTRONA FRAU
141 Wooster St.
New York, NY
www.poltronafrau.it

The updates were a little light last week due to a lot of changes going on in our showrooms (which means new products so come on in for a visit).

As promised I will continue to upload my photo’s from New York so everyone can enjoy the different ways that all the lines we represent are shown in their stores.

The Poltrona Frau showroom is located on Wooster St. near a lot of other brands (most within the Charme Group). A beautiful two level space showcasing the latest products and their contract products as well. The showroom was mainly done in subtle creams and browns with lots of accenting pieces.

The representations of color in their showroom, really shows how classic furniture models can be updated to work with any space.

If you would like to see more of their products visit us in store. Remember almost all of our products are available in different sizes, compositions, and materials.

*Stay tuned for more images from New York and next week a special posting on RON ARAD and MOROSO.

-Kaito

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ELEONORA in Purple Mohair from the POLTRONA FRAU Archives (with a mini blue Vanity Fair)

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