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This month KFive+Kinnarps participated in Denfair Melbourne : A wonderful opportunity to collaborate, share our stories, and reflection on everything design. To celebrate Denfair Melbourne 2018, we have dedicated our June Top Picks to the exhibition and the products on display.
Friendly, soft forms and rounded edges are complemented by a large seating surface. As a result of well studied shapes, Charlie is light and stable, a combination that makes it simple to move. Suitable for private and public spaces. Made of 100% recycled children toys. EcoBirdy received a prestigious Good Design Award® Winner in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. Made in Italy
Designer : Vanessa Yuan & Joris Vanbriel
A shelf series that can be configured in endless variations. The ingenious thing about Cavetto is that the edges of the shelves are shaped so that back and side panels can be inserted between them without the need for any fittings. Cavetto can be placed against a wall, positioned as a room divider or used to build a room within a room.
Designer : KaschKasch
“In Matsumoto (a medium-sized city a few hours northwest of Tokyo), we designed a flagship store with a café. A table for two was developed, which when lined up edge-to-edge forms a kind of long café table, with clearly defined seat positions. A simple but easily recognisable geometry." - Claesson Koivisto Rune
Designer : Claesson Koivisto Rune
The design of the table is all about opposites: the massive leg and the thin table top together create an exciting contrast.
Designer : Alfredo Häberli
Aircone screen formations are more solid than those of its predecessor, enabling the creation of clearer room divisions. Yet, it is also possible to leave openings to allow light to pass through or to create interesting patterns.
Designer : Stefan Borselius
The Como Sofa is a reflection of thoughtful choices, Como consists of four different parts that can be combined as needed and come in two different versions.
Designer : Mattias Stenberg
Last month Erna and KFive made the annual pilgrimage to the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the world’s biggest design week. We are excited to share with you all the new products from our brands Segis and Nikari.
Die-cast aluminum element joins the front legs and circular structure; a detail that for its originality and appeal inspires the name of the collection. The Hammerlounge chair is available with a low or high back, thus fulfilling synergistic needs. Its variety makes it perfect for any environment, from contract to home, from hotel room to meeting room... elegant in every situation.
Favaretto & Partners
The feeling of comfort that the Billa armchair inspires is immediate. Characterized by its curved beech plywood backrest, Billa wraps you in a feeling of calm warmth guaranteed thanks to the padded panels upholstered in fabric or leather.
Favaretto & Partners
Agorà, a versatile collection of tables in powder coated steel that, thanks to its heights and dimensions, can be easily placed in different contexts together with Agorà upholstered seating or in combination with other lounges.
It is a good choice for an ergonomic meeting table and can be used at homes just as well. Like the normal height EDI table version, EDI high is made of ash or oak and the surface treatment is wood oil mixture. Its height can be 900-1050mm, and the table top sizes are editable until 300cm length, according to customer wishes.
Claesson Koivisto Rune
A wall divider can be used in office milieus as well as homes, and it is made of Northern pine or European ash. The flexible joints are actually naturally tanned leather, and the surface treatment is our standard wood oil mixture. The SKANDINAVIA SEPARAT height is 130cm and when completely straight it reaches the width 180cm.
Hotel is a modular seating system characterised by a strong expressive versatility conceived for fluid, linear, and angular combinations. Comfortable pieces designed for enjoyable relaxation and conviviality. The collection includes two and three seater sofas plus an armchair; armrest options include an upholstered armrest in two sizes and a tablet arm for computer or other support. Joining tables between the seats or multifunctional tables complete the collection.
Table with essential and rigorous lines stands out for its original legs composition. These are arranged perpendicularly as well as at an angle, suggesting a circularity that amplifies the overall lightness of the piece. Solid oak available in natural or black aniline stain, Artful is perfect for both corporate meeting spaces and residential living areas.
TOP PICKS - APRIL
The current trend with big open spaces, straight parallel walls and glass surfaces creates unpleasant sound reflections. In these cases, it is important to "help" these surfaces in the best way possible to create a pleasant acoustic environment in which people can stay both creative and focused.
Pillow (2013) is the ingenious and innovative sound absorber with a clever construction that allows you to cover it with the fabric, with stretch, of your choice. Pillow is made of several materials including recycled textiles and PET plastic bottles. Its measures 530x530 mm with a depth of 80 mm, and you can order it with or without the buttons. You can choose the colour of the button fabric to match or contrast with that of the pillow itself.
Design : Krook & Tjäder Design, Joel Karlsson
Nature, with its shifting seasons and manifold of forms, is the source of inspiration for Air –Stefan Borselius’ influential concept for hanging acoustic partitions. The Air series ranges from abstract cones and snowflakes to leaves and blooming flowers. The Air products can be used in many ways to create transparent rooms within the room and to diffuse unpleasant sound reflections. Thus, achieving a more dynamic visual space as well as a more enjoyable soundscape – a space that not only encourages you to engage in spontaneous meetings and talks, but also lets you work without being disturbed by what happens in your surrounding.
Designer : Stefan Borselius
An effective sound absorber that is easy to place and has a filling made from recycled textiles. The discreet design is a conscious interpretation of the saying that you can’t see the wood for the trees – it is meant to blend into the background of the room rather than being the headline act.
Designer: Nina Jobs
“The repeat forest motif has been designed to reflect Skandiform’s aura and create a functional background in public spaces.”
Together with Norwegian designers Runa Klock and Hallgeir Homstvedt, Abstracta has taken a new step toward its objective of creating better soundscapes. The result of this collaboration is Lily, a noise-dampening lamp that also visually calms public spaces and opens up office-scapes.
Fully 120 cm in diameter, Lily is intended for lighting large rooms, such as restaurants and open office spaces – environments where both noise and visual information levels are high.
Designer : Runa Klock & Hallgeir Homstvedt
“Dampening noise is important, of course, but so is reducing visual stress,” says Klock.
The new sound-absorbent Airleaf is designed by Stefan Borselius with the aim to let nature in. The leaf-shaped modules can be combined into sound-absorbent screens in a variety of patterns and formats. Much like the previous success Airflake, Airleaf is made to gently separate and to build a pleasant soundscape, while simultaneously preserving spatial openness. The degree of openness depends on how the leaves are combined. Airleaf is made out of moulded felt and is hung from the ceiling. It is just as simple to mount, as it is to vary.
Designer : Stefan Borselius
Oktav is both an effective and striking wall-mounted sound absorber. Oktav has a very high absorbency is no coincidence - the product’s acoustic characteristics are namely excellent. The fact that the filling consists of up to 60% re:fill, a recycled material containing our recycled waste, also makes Oktav a really good environmental choice. It is easy to come up with striking colour combinations as Oktav is available in a range of colours in Delta and Fenice fabrics. Oktav is supplied with panel brackets and a wall mounting strip to make is easy to hang.
Designer : Kinnarps Studio