Abre Lamp by Carlos Jiménez

An original lamp with a simple design, inspired by the traditions such as woodcrafts and pottery crafts, to fit in every space or environment from the most minimalistic to the most classic one.

Designed by Carlos Jiménez, Abre Lamp is a table lamp made in ceramic and wood.

The way to dim the light, moving up or down the interior cylinder, make the user interacts with the object in an easy and original way. There is not switch, the light turns on when pulling up and turns off when pushing down.

The result is a useful light solution with a clean and accessible design.

 


Zilio A&C: SCANDINAVIAN PERSONALITY

Based in the historic Manzano chair district, Zilio A&C is a family-run company who has been producing high quality wooden chairs and furnishings for over 60 years. The brand has presented new products at the Milan Furniture Fair: the collection confirms its refined Scandinavian design. Let's discover them:

  • Rapa (designed by Studio Mentsen) is a chair with an eye-catching, curvy yet rigorous design; a contemporary makeover of traditional, stackable, utility chairs. Its distinguishing feature is its gently curved backrest made of two, perfectly matching parts that ensure the comfort and ergonomic features of its seat. Rapa's supple lines are set off by the harmonious combination of  full and empty spaces while the ash wood finish gives it a strong, Scandinavian personality.
  • Leek (designed by Studio Mentsen) is an elegant coat stand that is constructed from three sets of three identical elements, and demonstrates fine woodworking and joinery techniques. All parts are first steam bent, then machined accurately to create strong joints. With its simple and clean aesthetics, the coat stand can fit comfortably in hallways, living or bedrooms of contemporary homes.
  • René (designed by Tomoko Azumi) is a wall-mounted bicycle storage with space to hang a helmet and jackets. The popularity of cycling is ever growing in cities all over the world, but where to store one’s beautiful machine in our modern living with limited space can sometimes be a problem. Tomoko Azumi, the designer and also a bicycle enthusiast, designed a wooden furniture to store bicycle that looks good inside home.
  • Nico stool v2 is a new casual addition to the Nico family (designed by Tomoko Azumi). Without the back rest and lighter in its appearance, this stool offers more flexibilities to the use in various spaces. The existing Nico collection includes the stackable dining chair, armchair and table and bar stool, and all share the rounded friendly form and striking appearance of ash wood.

 


MAYFAIR: BETWEEN PAST&PRESENT BY VIBIA

Past and future come together in the present for the MAYFAIR collection, design by Diego Fortunato for Spanish brand VIBIA: it is designed to improve the illumination of private spaces, by integrating traditional elements, reinterpreted through technological progress bringing contemporary advances to the essential and authentic values of the past. The original inspiration for the fittings is provided by the traditional library and billiards lamps of the 19th Century. These traditional fittings have been reinterpreted in a highly contemporary manner featuring innovative materials, refined silhouette and incorporating a highly refined LED light.

The MAYFAIR pendant light is available in a single diffuser or multiple diffuser versions, with 3 shades in a radial configuration. The floor lamps and table lamps are characterised by their slender vertical column anchored by a metal disc base. The LED source is contained within an inverted conical insert within the outer diffuser.

The diffuser shades for the collection are available in a wide range of matt and gloss finishes and different colours as matt white, graphite and matt gold, polished copper, green and orange combined with gloss black nickel.

 


Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

The upcoming Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world's largest meeting point for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design and generally considered to be one of the two top-notch furniture fairs in Europe – the other one being Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

For 60 years, the fair has attracted thousands of purchasers, architects, designers and journalists, offering a comprehensive selection of Scandinavian furniture, office furnishings, design, textiles, and lighting for both homes and public spaces.  One of the highlights of the fair is the Guest of Honour, a highly respected international designer. This year’s Guest of Honour, London-based studio Barber & Osgerby, will exhibit a Triptych installation of daily life in the fair’s entrance hall.

The fair will run from February 9-13, 2016 at Stockholmsmässan, in parallel with Stockholm Design Week.

Txt: Julia Ardila


Hábitat Valencia 2016

The fast-approaching Hábitat Valencia 2016 will showcase the top European companies in high-end decoration, interior design and lighting.

This year’s edition will witness the return of various prestigious firms such as Gandia Blasco, Expormim, Valenti and Joquer, as well as quality Italian and Central European brands that have chosen Valencia as their reference trade fair for the Spanish interiors market.

Hábitat will take place from February 1-5 alongside Spain’s other leading fairs in design and architecture: Cevisama (ceramics), FIMMA Maderalia (machinery for wood furniture and carpentry and suppliers of the wood sector) in the third edition of 'See you in Valencia', the largest global offer in interior design, architecture and decoration.

Txt: Julia Ardila


MAISON&OBJET Paris

MAISON&OBJET is the major trade fair for professionals working in the art of living and interior design. The lifestyle show brings together decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, and tableware, identifying emerging ideas and inspirations.

At the intersection of business and creativity, the platform welcomes exhibitors and visitors from around the world to provide a source of exclusive and forward-thinking information to help understand and foresee market trends.

The show celebrates the Designers of the Year and Talents à la Carte. This year’s Designer of the Year is Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet, while the selections for Talents à la Carte highlights six emerging designers.

Held biannually, the fair is currently taking place at Paris Nord Villepinte from January 22 -26.

tx: Julia Ardila


İSMOB - Istanbul Furniture Fair

For the past 12 years, the Istanbul Furniture Fair (İSMOB) has been recognised as the largest furniture fair in Turkey and a unifying platform for the country’s furniture sector, incorporating the participation of many domestic and foreign companies under the supervision of the Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers (MOSDER).

This year, it will once again host local and international visitors over the course of 6 days, displaying the foremost examples of the Turkish furniture industry, a sector that exports to up to 200 countries. The fair anticipates the participation of 500 brands and 1000 exhibitors from countries all over the world.

İSMOB will be held from January 12-17, 2016, and take place for the first time ever in the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.

Tx: Julia Ardila