Interieur took place for the first time in 1968 and, this year, will celebrate its 23th Biennale from 20 to 28 October 2012. Unlike other furniture shows, which offered a mixture of old, new, kitsch and design, when the Interieur Foundation was born, it was aimed at promoting the latest contemporary forms and creativity in interior design. Moreover, the initiators had much more in mind than pure aesthetics or commercial considerations. The 2012 edition of Interieur is bound to become one of the top global design destinations this year.
Arki-Table is a minimal design created by Italy-based manufacturers Pedrali. The table is defined by clean and rigorous lines with versatile and flexible applications. The table is produced with a 6mm solid laminate top, and a frame made of extruded aluminium coupled with trestle steel legs.
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PAD London is one of the most expected art exhibitions in London. Collectors, curators and consultants are attracted to the transformed mecca of the art until 14th October.
The Pavilion of Art+Design (known as PAD London) located in Berkeley Square, welcomes its sixth edition with 65 leading modern and contemporary dealers.
PAD’s new design galleries this year are all contemporary specialists, including Gallery Seomi, from Seoul; Pearl Lam Design, from Shangai and Hong Kong; Gallery Fumy, from London and Hervé Van Der Straeten, from Paris.
Contemporary furniture is particularly strong. Champion of that scene, perhaps, is Will Shannon, who was the winner of the all-new PAD London Prize (supported by Moet Hennessy) for his ‘Luna Table’ made from newspapers and concrete, and the ‘Kiln House’, a silver model depicting the fictional workplace of an inner city potte.
We highlight the most rare pieces which you can admire and, if you can afford it, we strongly recommend you to acquire one of these valuous items.
There is a definitely a trend towards revealing some of the design and making process to help us connect with products. A shiny showroom is no longer enough – we want to see behind the scenes into the workshop too. The stories of where products come from, how they’re made and who made them are increasingly important in how we evaluate their worth.
To this end, Benjamin Hubert, the star of the show at this year’s Tramshed (located this year at designjunction), provided a tantalisingly tiny glimpse into this world.
As Good As New furniture shop is the result of a collaboration between advertising office Gummo, i29 and Krimpex. Interior architects i29 enjoyed success kitting out an office space for Gummo in their now-signature style a few years ago, and followed the same plan here. In their own words: “We find old stuff we like. We fix it. We cover it with…solvent-free grey matter.” That’s where Krimpex comes in, providing the spray technology.