DESIGN

Bologna Water Design 2012: design dedicated to water and outdoor spaces

DESIGN

stone escape kengo kuma 2b

Bologna Water Design, the 'post-expo' exhibition was sponsored by the Municipality of Bologna, the Province, the Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna Welcome, the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna, the Ordine Architetti, the Ascom and this year, by Cersaie.

 

3d Christmas trees assembled by the user

DESIGN

wooden christmass tree

By Lovi and Anne Paso.

The designs are based on a patented joint system which creates visually sophisticated and enchanting 3 dimensional objects.

   
   

Chairs: Both Classic & Confortable

DESIGN

 
  • Womb chair (1947-48)

designer: Eero Saarinen

production: Knoll International, USA

The womb chair, or No.70, first produced by Knoll in 1948. The form of the chair reveals Saarinen's pursuance of an organically inspired design in synthetic materials. The designer's concern was the human anatomy in relation to the furniture. This particular design illustrates the intentions of Saarinen to create a chair that will accomodate people according to the way they actually seat, not the way the ought to seat. The chair encourages sitter to curl up into a foetal position and it is considered by many to be one of the most confortable chairs ever made.

womb chair, eero saarinen
 
  • P40, 1954

designer: Osvaldo Borsani

production: Tecno, Italy

The chair has an articulated frame, which can be adjusted into 486 positions. The chair has been described as a"machine for sitting of the greatest sophistication" (see modern chairs, exhibition catalogue, ehitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1971, page 116).

 

 

 
  • 437 Easy armchairs, 1959

designer: Pierre Paulin

production: artifort, The Netherlands

The chair is available in a variety of coloured textiles.

 

Modern Chairs design by Other Metro Modernica

  • Karuselli chair, 1964-65

designer: Yrjö Kukkapuro

Production: Haimi Oy, Finland

The chair's mechanism allowed the sitter to alter position with a minimum of effort. The seat shell was contoured in such a way as to require only a thin layer of foam padding. The leather covered upholstery was atteched with press studs to facilitate easy removal.

Yrjö Kukkapuro, chair, design

 

  • Glass-reinforced polyester chair, 1989

designer: Mark Robson

Production: Fiell, UK

Moulded glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) with a cellulose finish.

The three-legged chair has a vigorous asymmetry and the shape is fluid and organic.

 Mark Robson, chair, glass fible, design, chairsImage source: http://www.markrobson.fr/

 

   

   

A hanlde, shaped like a bird

DESIGN

Twitty" by Colombo Design, the original handle shaped like a bird, has become the symbol of a charitable initiative.

By purchasing one of the 99 pieces of the Twitty Limited Edition - in silver 925/00 with an elegant wooden case - one can participate in helping many people in need, as the proceeds of the initiative will allow the purchase of "GreenEnergy" pre-assembled clean energy generator systems by FIAMthat will be donated by the Italian Association of the Red Cross to guarantee the energy production and supply in areas affected by natural disasters and in small communities among the least developed in the world.

designer Tomo Kimura, handle design

   

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