Juliet by Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau: the Chair & the Making Of

Juliet by Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau was inspired by the Italian renaissance fashion detail called the “Juliet sleeve” – a sleeve that fits the arm tightly and has a large de-constructed ‘puff’ on the shoulder. Juliet’s leather upholstery is ‘tri-pleated’ and utilizes the flexibility and tensile strength of leather.

See the making of the Juliet chair:

Yoda Sofa Set by Kenneth Cobonpue

Yoda Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue is a design consisting of short and long sofa section put together. Rattan vines here are woven on a frame of mild steel and the natural material tension is used. Available in bronze or natural colors for the indoor use and in brown color for the great outdoors.

Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan – 2011 IMM Cologne (26)




Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan

I’m heading to IMM Cologne for the second consecutive year and realized I haven’t even published all material I collected last year. Then the first boot I stumbled on was from Unseen Products. I couldn’t connect the dots last year until recently I saw the Felted Wool Stones again at the site VivaTerra.

The rocks seem so real one of the visitors had to touch them.

About Ronél Jordaan

In 2004, South African textile designer Ronel Jordaan, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely self taught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felted forms. By patiently rubbing and coaxing threads of pure wool into shapes in nature that inspire her, she found her direction and started a small home industry. Next she trained a handful of women to help her. Recognized for their originality and design uniqueness, her creations found an immediate market. Within a year she sought bigger premises and a year after that she needed to expand further.

Yellow Knit Stool by Claire-Anne O’Brien

Yellow Knit Stool by Claire-Anne O’Brien

September started today and from here the time that green leafs start to turn yellow is nearing, at least in our Northern hemisphere. Furthermore Julia exclaimed somewhere “I Loooove Yellow”. Hence my suggestion is that we make yellow our September theme. The first I can offer is this Knit Stool by Claire-Anne O’Brien who we discovered recently.

Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien

Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien
Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien backside

Claire-Anne O’Brien is originally from Ireland and has recently graduated from the Royal College of Art [2010] with a Masters in Textiles.