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DESIGNERS SELECT Tables and Casegoods Designers name their favorite new furniture pieces Klas Eklöf Cappellini: Poh Reader Service No. 235 MASH studios: PCH Bu et Reader Service No. 236 Vitra: Corniches Reader Service No. 237 Senior Associate MBH Architects Alameda, California “This object calmly displays its mixture of fabrication techniques: Handmade and CNC coexist peacefully. It begs the question: Mass art or artsy mass?” “Sea Ranch, fog, northwest winter swell. The PCH series is well named, and brings you to the California coast in teak squares.” “Recently, I spent a few nights in an antique miner’s cabin, high in the Sierra Nevadas. The walls were splattered with utility hooks at every height. Instead of unpacking my things into a closet, I unpacked onto the walls. I was reminded of this night when I saw Corniches—they’re perfect for propping up that purloined letter.” Diana Horvat, AIA, IIDA OFS: Eleven Reader Service No. 238 Nucraft: Passport Reader Service No. 239 Teknion: Sidewise Reader Service No. 240 Managing Principal Perkins+Will Washington, D.C. “Eleven very simply and elegantly embodies the elements that I need in casegoods for my projects. Without a great deal of fuss, it features the critical elements of form, function, and flexibility for a broad range of spaces—from the board room to a smaller private o ice.” “I like the way the product gracefully incorporates the ever-increasing needs of technology integration with smooth flowing lines and mechanics. Many of the conferencing facilities we are designing require this level of flexibility.” “I was drawn to Sidewise because it addressed the workspace needs of a young organization in an adult manner. Many of our clients are integrating reduced footprints with dynamic, collaborative spaces but need more refinement in the products they use. Sidewise integrates both of these aspects.” Dan Menchions, IIDA, ASID, ARIDO, NCIDQ Baltus: Zen Reader Service No. 241 Bodo Sperlein: Contour Table Reader Service No. 242 Daha: Color 50 Consollle Reader Service No. 243 Partner II by IV Design Toronto “I appreciate the engineering and tooling involved in this piece. It’s stunning. It has gravity and weight. I love the contrast between the table’s rustic quality of the oak detailing with the smooth lacquer finish.” “This table juxtaposes a retro throw-back with a contemporary air. Its soft lines and fluidity have a very sleek and sexy appeal.” “What is striking about this piece—a side table and console—is its clever assembly and use of color. It’s more like an art installation.” 60 NOVEMBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - November 2012

Contract - November 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: Getting Crafty
Product Briefs: Seating and Carpet
HyundaiCard Air Lounge
Orla Kiely
Vintry Fine Wines
Louis Vuitton Selfridges
Diptych Leadenhall Market and Bleecker Street
Camper Granada
Practice: The Future in Technology and Experiential Interiors
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Ad Index
Small Project: A Lighting Installation Emphasizes Decadence in a Brussels

Contract - November 2012