Tango Chair by Aura Living – M&O 2017 (01)

Tango Chair by Aura Living Light
Tango Chair by Aura Living Dark

My Vist to M&O

For years already I had planned to visit Maison and Objet to view with my own eyes the largest interior fair of Europe, but never succeeded until this year 2017. Instead I visited IMM a couple of times. This year I succeeded to visit Paris and will report on this visit starting with this post. As usual I feature one chair design per post.
Blue Tango by Aura Living

About Aura Living

CV Aura Living is an Indonesian company and it seems its website is out of order, but from the new and excellent M&O platform MOM (Mason et Object and More) you can get some background info on the company.

AURA LIVING develops and produces classical, chic, and mid century modern furniture and offers high quality creations adapted to customer lifestyle. Skilled craftsmen and carpenters produce our furniture using time-honored cabinet making techniques. Born from the know-how of Indonesian craftsmen, AURA LIVING produces classical, chic, and mid century modern furniture. Each piece is entirely handcrafted by local craftsmen and carpenters whose skill has been passed on from generation to generation. AURA LIVING also develops bespoke furniture and offers an innovative palette of colors to meet customers’ specific need! The quality of the materials used, the attention to details, and the audacious lines are the guarantee of exceptional furniture.

Red and Blue becomes Black and Green – 2016 IMM Cologne (01)

No, unfortunately I haven’t visited IMM Cologne in 2016, but I plan to do so again in 2017. Via Design Boom I found out that Patricia Urquiola had designed Cassina’s stand there (and later in Milan). It was in celebration of Cassina’s 90th Anniversary. She used a temporary Rietveld installation in Arnhem of 1955 later used for the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Cassina had designed a MutAzioni series for the occasion and the Black and Green Rietveld was one of that series.

Modern Sofa – 2015 IMM Cologne 06


I found this sofa with different classic backrests at the IMM Cologne in 2015, but don’t know by whom.

Dixon Goes Copper – 2015 IMM Cologne 05

Tom Dixo Goes Copper I56A1708

Dixon Goes Copper – 2015 IMM Cologne 05

The trend is Copper says Tom Dixon in his IMM booth.

Chair 808 by Formstelle – 2015 IMM Cologne 04

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Chair 808 by Formstelle – 2015 IMM Cologne 04

Thonet Germany has developed a new line of easy chairs, the 808, with German design studio Formstelle.

Formstelle is a studio located in GRÜNWALD, just south of Munich, of Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner since 2001.