I felt I needed to share their Pleated Pleat by Raw Edges Design Studio first to demonstrate Yael Mer’s occupation with foldeable material. In Tailored Wood for Capellini she uses wood veneer that is filled with foam and the wrinkling process resulting from the foam injection gives each piece a different look and feel.
Lloyd Schwan, 45, Designer With an Eye for Bold Color
By WILLIAM L. HAMILTON
Published: January 27, 2001
Lloyd M. Schwan Jr., an American furniture and interior designer who brought an artist’s eye for bold color and form and a lively wit to the craft of design in the 1980’s and 90’s, died on Jan. 19 at his home in Kutztown, Pa. He was 45.
He committed suicide, his family said.
Born and reared in Chicago, Mr. Schwan studied fine arts at the Chicago Art Institute. With Ms. Godley he began his career as a designer in 1984 with their GodleySchwan Design. The company, which moved to New York the next year, initially produced art furniture pieces hand-made by the couple in their studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cabinetry, tableware and lighting were eventually manufactured.
One more design for the Milan Design Week 2011 is the first collaboration between London based studio Doshi Levien and Italian design brand Cappellini.The shape of the chair called Capo came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and a felted hat.
With its tabular base, tall back, upturned lapel and cantilevered flexible arms the Capo armchair might remind you of another design week product – Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert we posted about earlier. Just like Pod is said to be a private chair, Capo is said to provide shelter and “envelope” the sitter, “trasforming them into a boss”. Notice how both chairs come in felt, what seems to be a hot trend with seating furniture right now!