Contract - June 2011 - (Page 94)
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 www.supertex.at 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 www.serralunga.com
Mark Harbick, AIA, IIDA Design Principal Mancini Duﬀy New York 6. Unifor KM Table by Jean Nouvel www.unifor.it/eng/ Reader Service No. 208
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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 www.pininfarina.it
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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 www.younicos.com 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 www.coﬀeebench.pl
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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 www.campeggisrl.it
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 www.sisman.de Reader Service No. 210
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Matali Crasset designed this fun and smart hideaway bed with a nice contempora aesthetic. It can accommodate three to seven people.
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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
Exhibition: Neocon® Preview
Focus: Right in Tune
Focus: Formed to Function
Materials: Carbon Connexion
Practice: Scenario Planning
Blazing a Trail
Leap of Faith
Dollars and Sense
Trees & Terminals
Designers Rate: Milan Furniture Fair
Essay: Building Blocks of a Design Career
Process: Designing the Multigenerational Workplace
Contract - June 2011