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designers rate milan FURNITURE FAIR Contract asked three designers who attended Salone Internazionale del Mobile on a trip sponsored by InterfaceFLOR to name their top standout products at the show 2. Agustin Caso General Manager Idea Asociados de Mexico Alvaro Obregon Mexico, D.F. 8. 5. 1. SuperTex Spline TEX surface Reader Service No. 203 This constructive system works for architecture, furniture, and any other application, since it is a structure made out of a carbon fiber hose. It can be shaped in any form and span, and then is injected with a ve strong resin, so you can get free-shaped elements in architecture and design. 2. Serralunga Barceloniña Mark Harbick, AIA, IIDA Design Principal Mancini Duffy New York 6. Unifor KM Table by Jean Nouvel Reader Service No. 208 Reader Service No. 204 Designed by Raffaella Mangiarotti, this is a great re-interpretation and simplification of Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair and Ottoman (shown) for outside. It is ve colorful and fun, as well as elegant and different from any other outside furniture. 3. Luna Desk Reader Service No. 205 1. This table is the perfect synthesis of simplicity and technology. Solid lumber planks are held together in tension by a sophisticated system of internal aluminum tie-rods. Incredible lengths can be achieved without sacrificing its lightness of form. 7. Younicos Yill Mobile Energy Storage Unit Reader Service No. 209 Designed by Pininfarina, this is an astonishing, simple design that really links the elegance and timeliness of the company’s reputation and fame. 4. Tylka / Nawoj Coffee Bench Reader Service No. 206 This bench works illustrates a smart use of space. It easily transforms into a bench, a table, or even a bed by moving the different articulated pieces. 5. Campeggi Dynamic Life 7. I’m fascinated by the concept and the questions this product poses about the future of power delive . Essentially, it is a rechargeable batte housed in an elegant “hatbox on wheels” that stores enough energy to power a four-pack workstation for a couple of days. In a world of mobile workers, imagine being able to bring power anywhere. 8. Sisman Super Sputnik Stool Reader Service No. 210 Reader Service No. 207 Matali Crasset designed this fun and smart hideaway bed with a nice contempora aesthetic. It can accommodate three to seven people. 94 contract june 2011 4, 13. This simple and stylish stool designed by a young independent German designer comes in several heights, many finish variations, and even some really creative slipcover options. This is a winner.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - June 2011

Contract - June 2011
Table of Contents
Publisher’s Letter
Exhibition: Neocon® Preview
Focus: Right in Tune
Focus: Formed to Function
Materials: Carbon Connexion
Practice: Scenario Planning
Blazing a Trail
Perfectly Palatable
Leap of Faith
Details, Details
Dollars and Sense
Family Style
Trees & Terminals
Designers Rate: Milan Furniture Fair
Essay: Building Blocks of a Design Career
Process: Designing the Multigenerational Workplace
Ad Index

Contract - June 2011