With the Bali collection, presented for the first time in 2020, GRAFF pays homage to the unique Balinese irrigation system Subak for rice fields, which follows the Tri Hita Karana principle and thus the traditional philosophy for life on the island of Bali. The focus is on human harmony in harmony with nature. According to the Subak system, the landowners irrigate countless rice fields. Some of the rice terraces thus created are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to their uniqueness and the size of the architectural work.
Green Luxury: The Bali collection by GRAFF is a tribute to Bali's connection with the land, water and nature. In addition, Bali is a series of fittings that describes the balance between sustainability and luxury that is so important for GRAFF like hardly any other collection. The Bali collection is now available in new designs and with state-of-the-art water-saving technology.
Many years of know-how in the technology and metal sector, a spirit of discovery, a love of experimentation and a keen sense of original design were the ingredients with which Carlo Panzeri began the success story of his eponymous company - with the dream of creating light and the conviction that he would become a pioneer in the lighting sector. That was 75 years ago. Today, Panzeri, now in its third generation of family management, continues to write its thoroughly Italian history. Congratulations on a special milestone!
Textile designer and colour alchemist Margrethe Odgaard has created 56 new colours for Ege Carpets. An extraordinary and effective colour palette with the talent to give people a feeling of security and well-being. A colourful search for poetry and humanity.
Odgaard takes a holistic sensory approach to her work with colour. She is convinced: interiors created with the intention of strengthening body and soul can have a remarkably positive effect. She wants her colours to stimulate energies and create atmosphere, to make a space a physical experience through its finely considered colour scheme. A holistic approach that premium manufacturer Ege Carpets also uses as the basis for its diverse collections - and which the two are now pursuing together in their current collaboration.
In June 2022, the Àgora València, a project of the World Design Capital Valencia 2022, was officially opened. Actiu – Spanish specialist for design furniture in the contract sector – was also present. 120 Fluit chairs and two Trama tables now form the Àgora and will provide the furniture for upcoming workshops, exhibitions, conferences and meetings that will take place until December this year as part of the WDCV. Designer Ibán Ramón is responsible for the corporate identity of the World Design Capital Valencia 2022, and the Fluit chairs are dressed in matching white, mustard and grey tones. The 100 percent sustainable chair is made of fully recycled polypropylene and glass fibres. The focus is on a circular and sustainable economic concept that is characterised by its flowing character and sensitivity. With a slim silhouette and at the same time durable robustness, the model adapts to a wide range of environments.
On 1 and 2 June, Hering Berlin hosted the *5 Manufakturen* at its new headquarters on Schlachtensee. Interior design concepts and objects from Wood & Washi, Hering Berlin, Steng Licht, Tischlerei Prödl and Lohberger were presented. The link is the holistic approach that forms the core of the philosophy of the *5 Manufakturen*.
Wood & Washi has staged its classic Rollo with special subtlety in Villa Hering – throughout the building, the roller blinds of the Dutch premium manufacturer with Washi made of white fibres and struts of aluminium set the ambience as well as the exhibited objects in the right light.
VARIO BüroEinrichtungen expands its versatile stacking box system M1 with a generous seating niche and thus turns the flexible furniture into a hybrid all-rounder. The extension creates a framework for versatile situations in everyday working life: M1 seating niche is a meeting point, retreat and impulse generator for a change of direction in the mind. A wonderfully pure element that leaves it up to its user to decide what to look for and find in it.
Andrea Gelardin is known in the fashion, music and entertainment industries for her keen curatorial eye and has created standout projects for brands such as Gucci, Swarovski, Burberry and Apple Music, as well as artists like Prince, Riz Ahmed and Lady Gaga. For arguably her most important project – her family's home – the creative director, film artist and curator works exclusively with colors from Mylands. The effortlessly elegant and colorful design of her London domicile is strongly influenced by her Spanish and Italian roots. At the center of family life: the family kitchen. This deserved a very special color focus – Andrea Gelardin developed an exclusive shade for the kitchen cabinets together with the color experts from Mylands: : Freegrove Mustard ™.
Art and life, tradition and innovation merge in the K+ Café at KWM, designed by Austrian designer Robert Stadler. The K+ Café at KWM is museum gastronomy, a hands-on design exhibition and a multifunctional place for coffee, communication, conferences, cinema and much more: Opened on the first weekend of April, the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum‘s newly created café offers a lively place for everyone to meet and exchange ideas. As part of Collection Satellite #7, Robert Stadler‘s site-specific installation takes a new look at both the history and identity of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld and the city's textile tradition. In close cooperation with craftsmen and partner companies, many of them from Krefeld, a coffee house interior was created that flexibly adapts to different situations and occasions.
Five manufactory partners, one overall concept: *5 Manufakturen* is the joint appearance of Wood & Washi, Tischlerei Prödl, Hering Berlin and Steng Licht – as well as a changing guest manufactory. After stops in Vienna and Berlin last year, the *5 Manufakturen* cordially invited to their first architect show in 2022. Together with UW Unique Walls as a guest manufactory, the exhibition offered a multifaceted staging of handmade products on March 30 and 31, 2022 at interior designer Clemens Hummel in Palais 22 in Frankfurt / Main. In focus: new ways in the cooperation among manufactories to link individual elements of interior design multilayered and to use individual expertise at all levels.
Bicycle manufacturer URWAHN and dealer and producer MAGAZIN are offering a very special e-bike as part of an edition. Erik Spiekermann, one of the best-known German designers and typographers, is responsible for the design of the frame's surface. He is also an author and, last but not least, a working neighbor and landlord of MAGAZIN's design office in Berlin. His fondness for bicycles also creates the connection to the other protagonists.
URWAHN PLATZHIRSCH EDITION characteristically stands for the three comrades-in-arms and their passion for well-designed, well-made and contemporary products.
With Fluit, office furniture manufacturer Actiu is launching a 100 per cent sustainable chair on the market that is made of fully recycled polypropylene and glass fibres. The focus is on a circular and sustainable economic concept that is characterised by its flowing character and sensitivity. With a slender silhouette and at the same time durable robustness, it adapts to a wide range of environments. A debut: Fluit is the first collaboration between the Spanish market leader and the Italian studio Archirivolto Design.
Fluit is stackable and can be used both indoors and in covered areas outdoors thanks to its UV protection combined with its fluid lightweight design. A multifunctional solution available with or without armrests as well as upholstery to easily meet different needs - in the workplace, in educational institutions or in the hospitality sector.
Designer Hanne Willmann is celebrating her debut at Leoluxwith two designs: the new products recently made their debut at the traditional in-house exhibition at the Leolux Design Center in Krefeld. The result – also a personal premiere for Willmann – is the Enna sofa program and the Nunostable. Both products bear the unmistakable signature of the designer: Aesthetic and natural at first glance, on closer inspection the special features of the design reveal themselves.
With sofa Enna Hanne Willmann realized her vision of creating a design with light young proportions, without sacrificing comfort. Nunosis a shapely companion in which wooden elements interlock like pieces of a puzzle.