Patrick Norguet has designed Nef for EMU, a new collection in aluminium entirely inspired by the pleasure of being outdoors, the result of a skillful combination of eclectic style and “visual lightness”. The tubular frame is combined with a seat in pressed sheet metal. The interwoven polyester cords, with a grid created using aisi316 stainless steel clips, lends a natural feeling of comfort and warmth: the structure has generous dimensions that both protect the person seated and allow them to see and hear. The grid uses an innovative fastening system.
Nef is a diverse collection, both in terms of the type of materials used and the range of chairs in the series, including models for the dining room and lounge, with backrests at different heights. Cushions and low tables soon will complete the series.
Finally I found #8 of the 999 Armchairs Book at Pamono, uhm not 100 % sure, because Pamono only attributed it to Adrian.
You see that if you put too much effort in a search which doesn’t deliver, it is better to turn away, do something else and come back. My last post was a month ago.
I have moved the site to another hosting company, a Dutch hosting company VDX NL. In addition I have chosen another theme and another header photo the Filo Sofa. Unfortunately the sofa is a one off project, but in my view it is a must have!
April 30, 2007, I started this blog, not anticipating how many chairs I would be able to feature. More than 5,000 already and going strong. Not paying attention to the real ugly or middle of the road ones….
14 years is the age of a grownup Teenager. I am 5 times older myself, but like to tell everybody who wants to know my mind and attitude stopped aging after my 14nth Birthday.
Like Alessandro Mendini who inspires with re interpretations of certain designs, Peter van Zoetendaal re interprets an Ikea Chair, the Ivar Chair, by giving it the red and blue chair (by Gerit Thomas Rietveld) color scheme and adding 2 knobs, which 2 knobs would be a deadly sin for a real “De Stijl” member…
I’m glad I had featured two of their chairs already.
Client Private Commission
This private commission had two simple requirements; to design a sofa that was both large and comfortable. The looseness of this brief allowed scope for considerable creative freedom.
“A Must Have Sofa” I thought when creating this post.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in this country and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.
The strength of Barber and Osgerby’s creative partnership has led to collaborations with some of the world’s most progressive companies and a diversity of output that encompasses architecture, interiors, sculpture, product and exhibition design, from the iconic Loop Table (1996) for Isokon and Soft Work (2018) for Vitra, to the 2012 Olympic Torch and a £2 coin commissioned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of London Underground. In 2017 Phaidon published a new monograph – Barber Osgerby, Projects – covering the designers first twenty years of practice.