Philipp Von Hase was born and raised in Germany but after studying at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design,he seems to reflect in his creations every element of Norwegian life and culture. His Trialog chair and Spire table are a good illustration.
The idiom of Line Depping is simple: form is determined by function. A driving force in her working process is seeing a reason for making a new piece of furniture. The Copenhagen based designer, who launched her furniture line after completing design school in 2010, pays a special emphasis to form and material, often using wood.
The Atlas Table by the Fundamental Group is inspired by the Atlas Mountains. The table is hand crafted out of solid oak. A new technique is used to make the most of a precious tree, painstakingly bonding chunky blocks of wood and planing the surface at a 45 degree angle to reveal an amazing surface.
The paris-based designer Constance Guisset has originally created the tables for the french culture institute in Ankara, turkey back in 2009. The collection has been re-released recentely with Matière Grise in an all metal version.
Greek designer Yiannis Ghikas has created the magneto table using only the invisible power of magnets. The piece can be assembled and disassembled without the need for extra tools. All the components are connected by this unusual type of structural support. Stability is achieved by placing the right parts next to each other, as well as the integrated sockets.
The design studio Studiolav has presented the OMBRO collection during designjunction (18-22/9) in London, there where modern design meets culture.
In collaboration with canadian manufacturer corelam, Benjamin Hubert has created the world’s lightest timber table called Ripple. The table weighs just 9 kilograms and spans 2.5m x 1m.
A thousand pounds of rolled steel, precariously balanced, or so it seems, Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge is actually so stable that you can stand on the tipping edge. Thanks to the wonders of mathematical calculation regarding equilibrium, the final result is perfectly balanced in weight.
During the Designer’s Days in Paris, Moaroom presented 7 new pieces of its PI collection. Manufactured in France, Pi is a simple and clever concept. Metal legs that fits wood table top, benches or pedestal from renewable forests. Roderick Fry says that this collection proves that we can create with an aesthetics sense without compromising environmental values and social consciousness.
Korean design studio kamkam has presented during last Milan design week a table with two extra disks providing convenience for a variety of activities called Planet.