Thursday, December 24, 2009


Kitchen architecture, unnecessary decoration, ergonomic working and authenticity of function and materials characterize the German kitchen brand Bulthaup. Founded in 1949 by Martin Bulthaup, the company has been a pioneer in the industry with their smart installation concept and modern form. Following in his father’s footsteps Gerd Bulthaup took over as head of the company in 1978 with a vision of expanding Bulthaup to become the market leader in design oriented kitchens. The brand’s exceptional product range today includes: B3 – a multi-functional wall is the system’s fulcrum where units, worktops, hobs and water points, electrical appliances, accessories and even TV screens hang from it. The system’s spacious effect is possessed of a sculpted quality and floating/lightweight appearance; B2 – an open and mobile kitchen system comprising a workbench, kitchen tool cabinet and appliance housing cabinet: … a logical evolution of the kitchen work bench; B1 – practical clear geometric form and aesthetics are the system’s basic tenets. Designed with recesses instead of handles the system is interplay between the accentuation of horizontal lines for base units and shelves and the accentuation of vertical lines for tall units and wall units. Refer to company portal for studio locations and dealer network.

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B3 (top)
B2 (2nd)
B1 (3rd)
Bulthaup installation South Hampton NY (4th)
Bulthaup installation Miami FL (bottom)

There will be no posts starting 12.25.09 through the balance of the year . Posting will resume on Monday 01.04.10
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Combining advanced technology with traditional craftsmanship, Italian based Edra spa has consistently demonstrated an innate capacity for innovation for more than 20 years under the art direction of Massimo Morozzi, a well known figure on the avant-garde scene. Known for bringing on artists at the cutting edge of the design world, case in point the Brazilian fraternal team of Humberto and Fernando Campana, Edra continues to dazzle with their continual experimentation range of sofas, variable seating, tables and miscellaneous furnishings. "Although a byword for sumptuous luxury, Edra products are never excessive or over elaborate. The Company’s youthful drive and brilliant, trendsetter image have ensured constant media interest. Edra participates in the most important tradeshows in Italy and abroad. Included in permanent exhibitions at New York’s MoMA, and Paris’ Beaubourg and Les Arts Décoratifs, Edra Collections furnish many prestigious public and private environments”. * For dealer representation email

* Excerpt from edra portal.

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Getsuen lily armchair & Rose chair by Masanori Umeda, Anemone plastic tube chair & Corallo steel wire chair by Humberto & Fernando Campana (top)
Corbeille sofa by Francesco Binfaré (2nd)
Favela chair by Humberto & Fernando Campana (3rd)
Vermelha rope chair by Humberto & Fernando Campana (4th)
Neolitico table by Massimo Morozzi (bottom)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


In one of the few remaining warehouses in the Dumbo (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn NY the Davis Weeks Studio produces lighting evoking clean perfection with creative spirit, furniture and artistic/whimsical objects. Custom lighting, perhaps their best known signature is marked by uncommon attention to detail and evocative materials: spun aluminum and steel, oxidized metals, nickel-plating, and two-tone powder coated shades. To the company's tribute DWS has received: Nominee, Designpreis Deutschland 2010; GOOD DESIGN Award Winner 2009 for Sculpt furniture & Sarus lighting collections; Editors Award, Lighting ICFF 2001; I.D. Magazine Annual Design Award, 1999; Editors Award, Lighting ICFF 1999. Their products are sold exclusively through Ralph Pucci International.
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Sculpt sofa, Sarus standing lamp No. 310 (top)
Tripod No. 303 standing lamp (2nd)
Gorilla ashtray (3rd)
Hanging Mobile No. 405 (4th)
Torroja Cross Chandelier No. 425 (bottom)

Monday, December 21, 2009


Born in Florence to German-Jewish parents, architect, painter, sculptor Pedro Friedeberg (1936 - ) moved to Mexico at the tender age of 3. Known perhaps most for inventing the hand chair which he still produces to this day Friedeberg’s work has artfully encompassed architecture, furniture, sculpture, set design and paintings ranging from “small and relatively simple to large and complicated ones”. “Although Friedeberg's paintings, filled to overflowing with surprise, were sometimes described as examples of Surrealism or fantastic realism, they are not easily definable in terms of conventional categories. He used architectural drawing as the medium through which he created unusual compositions and also designed furniture and useless objects, admitting that his artistic activity was rooted in boredom. This sense of irony and surfeit imparted to his pictures, through the hallucinatory repetition of elements, an asphyxiating formal disorder. Friedeberg's work is a product of highly conscious, if not self-conscious, thought”. * Friedeberg’s work can be sourced from galleries, auction houses and fine furniture dealers.

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Hand chair, hand-foot glass table (top)
Tragalenguas y Trabaleguas (2nd)
Miniature Furniture Project (3rd)
Time is lost space (4th)
Hebrew Zebras (bottom)

Friday, December 18, 2009


As far back as the early1900’s Dunbar established a reputation for providing quality hand crafted products to America’s most discerning clientele. Their first creations were quality buggies and horse drawn carriages. With the advent of the automobile Dunbar transitioned to fine furnishings. As fate would have it a young designer by the name of Edward Wormley came on the scene in the early 1930’s only to become the company’s design director for the next three decades. With a passion for detail and an eye for quality Wormley’s new perspective catapulted Dunbar into the American interior landscape positioning Wormley to icon status in American design and furniture history. Dunbar continues Wormley’s legacy today producing custom specified hand crafted furnishings. The images above are vintage selections which can invariably be sourced on 1stdibs.

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Listen to me chaise by Edward Worrmley, vintage (top)
Rosewood top chromium plinth desk by Roger Sprunger, vintage (2nd)
Mahogany/wool sofa by Edward Wormley, vintage (3rd)
Wing lounge chair by Edward Wormley, vintage (4th)
Tawi wood extension dining table & chairs by Edward Wormley, vintage (bottom)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Designers of solid wood tables, beds, chairs, and stools in a broad range of materials, e15 founded in 1995 in London by architect Philipp Mainzer and product designer Florian Asche has become an international brand synonymous with beauty, strength and durability. Today the company has its head quarters in Oberursel Germany near Frankfurt am Main. Their designs are modern and timeless using high quality traditional craftsmanship methods and employ European wood, stainless steel, aluminum, textiles and leather. In addition to the furniture collection, e15 is active in the design services and architecture segments on an international scale. Refer to company portal for network representatives.

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Isaac table by Philippe Allaeys (top)
Jane bench, Jack table by Philipp Mainzer (2nd)
Backenzahn stool by Philipp Mainzer (3rd)
Pardis bed by Philipp Mainzer (4th)
Arie shelf by Arik Levy (bottom)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Established in Rome by Paola Pallucco in the early 1980’s, Pallucco has and continues to pride itself as a design company rather than a workshop, both in the furniture and lighting sector. The company has always sought particular shapes and furnishing accessories with a high aesthetic and design content establishing it as one of the true Design Companies on an international scale. Their network of international designers includes Mario Fortuny, Hannes Wettstein, Enrico Franzolini, Massimo Tassone, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Christophe Pillet, Lagranja Design, Jean Nouvel, Roberto Pamio, Susanne Philippson, Daniele Trebi, among others. The current production is a mix of contemporary, historical and timeless objects, such as the eternal Fortuny Lamp designed by Mariano Fortuny in 1907. Refer to company portal for agents and points of sale.

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Fortuny floor lamp by Mariano Fortuny (top)
Ledge Bookcases by Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Papiro floor lamp by Sergio Calatroni (2nd)
Glow pendants by E. Franzolini & V. Garcia Jimenez, Speedster chairs by Hannes Wettstein (3rd)
Grand écart table by Jean Nouvel (4th)
Coral floor lamp & pendant by Lagranja Design (bottom)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Known for resuming production of select design classics by Preben Fabricius/Jorgen Kastholm and Grete Jalk, Copenhagen based Lange Production prides itself by adhering to many of the standards of the 1960’s in their design reissue. In collaboration with Jorgen Kastholm, Lange Production insured this discipline by continuing to use the same factory and tools for the original FK furniture. To compliment the FK collection Lange is proud to also provide Grete Jalk’s best known pieces of molded plywood furniture, namely the GJ chair and GJ nesting table. The GJ Chair was shown by Lange Production for the first time in 45 years at the ORGATEC fair in Cologne late 2008 and received great attention resulting in LP receiving the reddot design award in 2009 for its reissue. Refer to company portal for dealer representation.

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F K82 X chair, FK 90 cocktail table (top)
GK chair, GK nesting table (2nd)
FK 6720 3-seater (3rd)
FK 87 Grasshopper, FK150 Sideboard (4th)
FK 710 Skater chair (bottom)

Monday, December 14, 2009


Antonio Citterio (1950 - ) certainly a modern day icon has earned a reputation for his uncompromising design and craftsmanship. Born in Meda, a small city north of Milan, Citterio graduated in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan in 1972 and established a design studio with Paolo Nava who remained a close collaborator until 1981. Citterio also worked with architect Vittorio Gregotti on the restoration of the Brera Art Gallery in Milan. In 1973 Citterio began a long-term partnership with the furniture company, B&B Italia. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan. In 1999 “Antonio Citterio and Partners” was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design and graphics. In the field of industrial design Citterio works with companies Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group - Pozzi Ginori, Simon Urmet, Technogym, Tre Più, Vitra. AC&P steadfastly continues to demonstrate their superb design abilities with numerous corporate and public applications/installations. With his vast portfolio of accomplishments & design, our post today is only “a flea on an elephant’s derriere”. The selected imagery however is intended to effectively convey the wonderment of his artful design.
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Private Home Lecce 2006
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Milan 2004
Private Home Zurich 2002
Private Home Basel 2004
Private Home Bridgehampton 2008

Friday, December 11, 2009


Internationally renowned Dutch design collective Droog Design was founded by product designer Gijs Bakker and design historian Renny Ramakers in the early 1990’s. Known for their designs and manufacturing of furniture and architectural forms, the collective helped launch the careers of designers Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, Tejo Remy, Richard Hutten and Jurgen Bey. The company’s main flagship store is in Amsterdam. Here in the U.S. they have their North American outlet in New York City’s Soho district. In addition to their flagship locations the Droog collection is distributed worldwide through associates. Refer to company portal for associate network.

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Chest of Draws by Tejo Remy (top)
Milk Bottle Chandelier by Tejo Remy (2nd)
Berlage chair by Richard Hutten (3rd)
Rag chair by Tejo Remy (4th)
Log bench by Jurgen Bey (bottom)