The filigreed frame only looks delicate—like a geometric web or game of pick-up sticks—as the extra-hard wood of the Arura Vermelho tree makes this armchair by Atelier Oï a sturdy spot to sit. German manufacturer Röthlisberger Kollektion introduced this seat and a sofa at Salone in Milan to accompany the previously released Allumette series dining table and chair.
Don’t be deceived: The filigreed frame of this sofa only looks delicate, like a loosely assembled collection of matchsticks. Designed by Swiss design firm Atelier Oï, the geometric structure is made of arura vermelho, an extra-hard Amazonian timber. The Allumette series also features dining table, chair, and armchair.
Developed by the Crafts Council and retailer Twentytwentyone, Ten’s collection posits that sustainable design can be positive and beautiful through a series of charming small-scale household objects such as Héctor Serrano’s Do Not Lose Me, Gita Gschwendter’s Wedge Racer, and Tomoko Azumi’s Transport lamp.
- Opening tonight is From Now to Eternity, a show focusing on plastics with work by a collection of designers, including FAT, Tomoko Azumi, Stuart Haygarth and Committee.
In this slideshow we return to a simpler time, when a modern desk could remain unencumbered by snarls of cords, food-flecked keyboards or errant mouse pads. From pieces by Nakashima to Breuer, we present a mid-century view of an age-old problem: how to maintain a winsome work space.
Oh, what a tangled web of cords we weave. This steel-topped, wooden-legged side table seeks to tidy up our cables, offering a specially designed slot on top for all our digital accoutrements.
- At Tokyo Design week, a tent designed by Tomoko Azumi as a personal hideaway from "speedy consumerism" is an answer to the question: "What do we really need?"
The Studio Desk by BlueLounge holds the simple solution for much of your desktop clutter. A secret compartment within the desk houses all the cords, plugs, and the like that typically manage to snake their way around the stapler and through the task lamp. Not only do we love the BlueLounge’s clean lines and simple white desktop (with a removable black mat), but we’re enamored with just how cleverly the elongated slot at the back corals our cables, gives us space for a power strip, and then sends but a single cord down to an awaiting outlet.