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product focus Midcentury Made Modern A series of chairs and tables by Barcelona-based designer Mario Ruiz is both fresh and familiar 1 2 3 Appearing as though they could have easily adorned the fictional offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on Mad Men, it comes as no surprise that the November series was inspired by North American office interiors from the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring a lounge chair and side table (1), a coffee table, and a side chair (3), the series was designed for HBF by Mario Ruiz (above), who leads his eponymous design studio in Barcelona, Spain. His previous collaborations with HBF include the Duna lounge collection, the Linea casegoods series, and the new Linea conference series. His product portfolio also features lighting, furniture, office equipment, and applied graphics for companies such as Dynamobel, Schneider Electric, and Steelcase. The simple yet sculpted November series offers many mix-andmatch opportunities, making each piece equally at home in hospitality 60 and office settings. The lounge and side chairs are available armless or with upholstered or looped metal arms. The chairs may sit atop oak legs or four-star metal bases (2); the latter features an optional self-return swivel. Similarly, the 20-inch diameter side tables and 42-inch diameter coffee tables may be made with oak, back-painted glass, or solid surface tops paired with either brushed stainless steel or oak legs. The November series is SCS Indoor Advantage certified and BIFMA level 1 certified. View the series during NeoCon® in space 387. —Murrye Bernard reader service No. 220 may 2013

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Contract - May 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Attending NeoCon® to Enhance the Knowledge Base of You and Your Client
Exhibition: GlobalShop 2013
Exhibition: Coverings 2013
Exhibition: Salone Internazionale de Mobile
Product Focus: Midcentury Made Modern
Product Focus: Uninterrupted Workflow
NeoCon® preview
BBC North
Paul Hastings Atlanta
3M Headquarters
Federal Center South Building 1202
Atlassian II
An interview with Vijay Kumar, author of 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
Designers Select: Office
Ad Index
Commentary: On MoMA’s Plans for its Modern Neighbor

Contract - May 2013