Branca by Industrial Facility Nominated for 2011

Branca Chair by Industrial Facility

British based Industrial Facility is Sam Hecht partnering with Kim Colin and Ippei Matsumoto added. Their Branca Chair is nominated for the 2011 Brit Insurance Design awards.

Vigna Chair by Martino Gamper Nominated for 2011

Vigna by Martino Gamper

Today the Brit Insurance nominations for 2011 were published (their date mentions January 17, though, but there seemed a little error in the publication).

Among the nominations in the furniture devision is this Vigna Chair by Martino Gamper for Magis.

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Inspired or not inspired by the Thonet No 14?

Thomas Heatherwick wins London Design Medal 2010

Extruded Bench by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick, known from his extruded benches has been awarded the London Design Medal 2010 at the occasion of London Design Festival 2010. It’s

given to a designer who has made a significant contribution to design and London having achieved international acclaim for their work. This year, Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.

The bench was a contender for the 2010 Brit Insurance Award as well.

via Dezeen.

Composite Bench by El Ultimo Grito Runner up for Brit Insurance

El Ultimo Grito
El Ultimo Grito’s Composite bench system for UNO was nominated for the Brit Insurance Furniture Award 2009

“It is very hard to come up with a new typology in furniture and more often than not the result remains very strongly in the realm of a suggestion to rethink existing options, but rarely does a new configuration present itself as a useful addition to the family of furniture. The composite bench/sofa does so by merging the bench height table structure with elements of upholstery.”

Via Design of the Year

100 Chairs in 100 Days wins Brit Insurance Award

100 Chairs in 100 Days

100 Chairs in 100 Days wins Brit Insurance Award

March 13th, 2008 100 Chairs in 100 Days by Martino Gamper is one of seven category winners for the first Brit Insurance Design of the Year Awards, organised by the Design Museum in London. Gamper’s project, which saw him create new furniture from found items, won in the furniture category.

via dezeen