New this month from Design & Contract Furniture is the Hippy collection of upholstered chairs for upmarket restaurants and hotel interiors.
Dezeen magazine reports that finnish furniture brand Artek has acquired the production facilities which were used by its co-founder (Modernist architect Alvar Aalto) to develop his signature bent wood furniture.
HKT Korhonen, a factory founded by Otto Korhonen near the Finnish city of Turku, has been used by Artek ever since the furniture company was founded by Aalto, his wife Aino, art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935.
After Artek was sold to the Swiss design brand Vitra in September, the new owners bought HKT Korhonen to maintain the continuity and further development of Aalto’s products. Read more on the Dezeen Magazine website…
With the Chinese New Year approaching on January 31st, 2014, IKEA is rolling out a new limited edition collection of decor that blends Chinese culture and Scandinavian design.
via: Design Milk
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Pedrali has furnished the new Google Campus in Dublin which was designed by the Swiss architecture studio ‘Camenzind Evolution’ in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects. The new campus is the center of Googles EU and EMEA operations and is decked out with 5 restaurants, 42 micro kitchens, game rooms, a fitness center, a pool, a learning & development centre over 400 informal and formal meeting rooms.
Hellman-Chang are something of an oddity, two young Brooklyn-based guys that in less than a decade have gone from mere start-up to showroom darlings in the world of high-end furniture, a position that has taken some furniture groups entire generations to achieve. When faced with the challenge of undertaking their first company photo shoot they opted to capture images of themselves demonstrating what they’ve become famous for, crafting solid wood furniture from hand.