Furniture

Quasar Khanh, designer visionnaire

Originally from Hanoi, Quasar Khanh came to Paris in 1949. He was a designer of cars and boats, an architect and a fashion designer. He was the first to have the idea of ​​a fully inflatable line of furniture. In 1968 he launched the Aerospace collection entirely in plastic. Having passed away in 2016, all his work is now revealed thanks to the publication of this wonderful book : QUASAR KHANH, DESIGNER VISIONNAIRE. The preface is signed by Philippe Starck.

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Nendo’s Manga Chairs

Japanese design studio Nendo has created a series of 50 chairs, which are each based on the abstract lines and grids used in graphics for manga-style comic books. Each chair in the Manga collection is made from polished stainless steel, and is intended to emulate a design element used to illustrate emotions or actions in stories.

The 50 Manga chairs were presented as an installation for Friedman Benda gallery, New York at the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale during Milan design week.

source : dezeen

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Jean-Paul Gaultier customises Typographia seating at Maison & Objet, Paris

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has plucked his initials from a collection of alphabet-shaped chairs and used a distressed-looking fabric to upholster them.

Typographia seating range is by French brand Tabisso.

The special editions are called Nature et Découverte, and have faux-suede covers patterned to looking rust. Source : Dezeen

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A new take on the Chesterfield

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source : Designwalker

Grandly proportioned, with a low seat, plush padding and allover button tufting, our Soho sofa is comfort writ large. Its lavish styling recalls the classic Chesterfield – plush seating for London’s turn-of-the-century gentlemen’s clubs – but squared-off arms and a rakishly low profile imbue it with contemporary, of-the-moment style. source : design walker

Table made from every single page of an IKEA catalogue – Brilliant concept !

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Taking the idea of sustainability to a greater extent is a project called the ‘IKEA table’. The furnishing has been devised as a way to fully reuse two of the brand’s annual catalogues. The process utilizes water to make the distortion of the pages more manageable, fusing their computer-generated graphics into odd conglomerations of textures, colors, and misshapen typefaces. These pieces are reinforced by polyvinyl acetate, a synthetic polymer adhesive that is visible as a subtle grid throughout the structure.

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source : designboom