scrape level measuring spoons. levoons are measuring spoons that squeeze to scrape a level and accurate measure.
save whatever is left! savel is a food saver that bends to cover whatever shape of cut food is left and keep it fresh.
[ dreamfarm ]
above> desk | illum wikkelsø | p. schultz & co. | c. 1960
auction / chicago 20 november 2014 12 pm cst
scandinavian design continues to be a staple of Wright’s auction season. this november, the highly-anticipated sale features an astounding selection of classic masterpieces from the region with works by hans wegner, ib kofod-larsen, flemming lassen and arne jacobson. sale highlights include a suite of rare designs by finn juhl executed in rosewood including an nv-45 settee and a set of eight egyptian chairs, an early set of acorn silverware by johan rohde and a selection of quality carpets from the märta måås-fjetterström workshop. finally, the sale includes lighting by paavo tynell and alvar aalto, vessels by bernt friberg, wilhelm kåge and carl-harry stalhane and a set of six wastepaper baskets by einar barnes from p.s. heggen.
dining chairs model jh701, set of eight | hans wegner | johannes hansen | 1965
acorn silverware | johan rohde | georg jensen |1906
table lamp| poul henningsen | louis poulsen | 1927
drop chair from the sas royal hotel | arne jacobsen | fritz hansen | 1958
t.matta flatweave carpet | märta måås-fjetterström | sweden, 1934 / executed before 1942
1> collection of eight vases | gunnar nylund | rorstrand/nymølle | c. 1950
2> desk | bodil kjaer | e. pederson and sons a/s | 1959
3> stools model od61, set of eight | erik buck | oddense maskinsnedkeri a/s | 1964
4> falcon chairs | sigurd resell | vatne lenestolfabrikk | 1971
5> dining chairs model ch33, set of eight | hans wegner | carl hansen & son | 1958
6> heart cone chair | verner panton | plus-linje | 1958
7> tea service | georg jensen | c. 1943
8> dining chairs model ch33, set of eight | hans wegner | carl hansen & son | 1958
9> swan chairs, pair | arne jacobsen | fritz hansen | 1958
10> sofa | kaare klint | rud. rasmussens snedkerier | 1937
11> funkis armchairs model 35389 | axel einar hjorth | nordiska kompaniet | 1930
[ scandinavian design ] includes many works of exceptional design. each item will be featured in our award-winning, full-color auction catalog as well as presented in our online preview at [ view lots ] | 1440 west hubbard street chicago | 312 563 0020
[ auction / chicago ]
auction > 20 november 2014 | 12p cst
For the past five years I’ve attended terrific installations created and presented by Luminaire: Miami in December during Design Miami at the Luminaire Lab and in June during Neocon at the Chicago showroom. 2014 was a very special year because the first showroom in Miami was 40 years old and Chicago 25. Luminaire founder Nasir Kassamali needed something / someone special to help celebrate the occasion. He invited long-time friend and collaborator Italian designer Piero Lissoni to lend a hand. 1:1 Piero Lissoni exhibition will be on display until 10 July 2014.
275 attended a lecture at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary art. Lissoni presents what he does best and few can claim – his range of mastery in product design, interior design and architecture. Here are a few comments I remember – ‘I was born six hours late and Alessi asks me to design a watch, insane!’; ‘Even with traditional material, you can do anything’; ‘If you design without decoration, it’s enough to be both precise and uncomfortable’; ‘It’s possible to do something only if somebody helps you’. His 60-minute presentation and self-deprecating demeanor conveys his playfulness and allows for 15 minutes of ‘what was I thinking?’ such as the lamp he was asked to design that elicited no light – very controversial with client – [ Once (in the blue) for Flos ]
over 550 attend a reception at luminaire and a book signing
A discerning and passionate visual coffee table book containing brief-thru-execution case studies including concept sketches and material resources.
exhibit on third floor
exhibit on third floor
one of three floors of showroom curated for 40th-25th anniversary
event> [ 1:1 piero lissoni ]
venue> third floor of the chicago showroom | 301 west superior | 312 664 9582
date> till 10 july 2014
1> chicago mca lecture
2>8 lissoni exhibit
9>13 luminaire chicago showroom
17>18 the book
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auction ends 13 june 2014
[ INTERNI magazine
] is celebrating its 60th anniversary and 60 years of Italian Design with an online charity auction. The anniversary is in collaboration with six renowned Italian brands in the fields of accessories, living and lighting including: Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos, Kartell, and Poltrona Frau. Each company created a special limited-edition of one of its most iconic products, made with a unique finish, and only available through INTERNI’s online benefit auction to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
. Auction ends 13 June 2014
[ alessi ]
presents Noè, set of 6 champagne cork pincers made of 18/10 stainless steel and hand gold plating in 24 carat gold designed by Giulio Iacchetti. The champagne cork opener from the “Noè” series shape is inspired by the outline of a bottle. Produced in AISI 630 steel that is cast in a shell with the lost-wax process and then polished, Giulio Iacchetti’s cork opener features cutters on top, allowing you to cut the metal cage that secures the cork. You can then release the cork using the tool to make expulsion easier. The cork opener comes in special packaging developed for the Objets-Bijoux featured in the Alessi catalogue.
[ cappellini ]
presents the Embryo Chair, design Marc Newson (1988), padded and covered with a special bi-elastic red fabric. Embryo Chair, armchair with three legs and metal structure is one of Marc Newson’s first design projects and it is proposed in an unusual red fabric. This product is one of the most significant works by the Australian designer. Embryo Chair is part of the permanent collections of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Germany), Museum of Modern Art San Francisco (USA).
[ cassina ]
presents 699 Superleggera chairs (set of 2), design Gio Ponti (1957 – 2013 special edition) in matte grey lacquer finish structure and upholstery fabric from the Gio Ponti collection (Rubelli).
Based on the Ligurian tradition of the Chiavari chair, the Superleggera marks a high point in the research of Gio Ponti and of the skill and ability of experimentation and craftsmanship of Cassina and its artisans. Progressive lightening of the structure and alterations to the form of the uprights, with respect to the first version, the Leggera of 1952, led in 1957 to a solution marked by a perfect balance between solidity and lightness. “Creating the Superleggera – Gio Ponti said – I have applied an eternal technical process, that strives to move from weight to lightness. By subtracting – inert matter and weight, finding of the form with the structure, wisely and without virtuoso gestures, respecting utility and the ‘exact solidity.’
[ flos ]
presents the set of 2 String Light lamps, design Michael Anastassiades (2014) in a conical version with wallrose, white finish and decoration by American artist Shantell Martin. «Every time I take the train, I sit by the window and watch the series of perfectly parallel strings connecting the pylons, as we move at high speed. I love the way they divide the landscape and how spheres are occasionally beaded through the wires at random intervals. I also love how, in Mediterranean cultures, strings of lights are stretched between posts to mark an outdoor space for an evening party in a village square. And finally, I love how human ingenuity works around problems created by everyday things in the house (like switches and power points) that others have chosen to position where we don’t want them.» This is how Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot designer based in London and born in 1967, describes the Spring Lights ceiling lamp. A system of tensors gives volume and three-dimensionality to the form outlined by this lightweight cord that plays with space. Light source: 1 LED Array 2700K – 1980 lm total – CRI90 – 25W, dimmer regulation through Bluetooth Android and Apple application.
[ kartell ]
presents the Bourgie table lamp, design Ferruccio Laviani (2004), one-off metal finish in tones of gold, silver and copper. Ten years after its debut, the Bourgie table lamp has become a genuine bestseller, a transverse, eclectic object that fits into a wide range of decor styles. In this tenth anniversary year, the lamp has been made with a special one-off metal finish, becoming part of the “Precious Kartell” collection. The three parts of the structure are colored in gold, silver and copper, topped by the large copper-color shade, in one of this season’s hottest hues.
[ poltrona frau ]
presents the Juliet armchair and pouf, design Benjamin Hubert (2012) in a special Nest-category leather and crimp stitching in the inner part of the seat and back. Juliet is the armchair that symbolizes Poltrona Frau’s one hundredth anniversary, winner of the design contest held by the company to celebrate this important event between twelve talented designers from all over the world. With an invitation and a challenge: to project the brand values into the future, and to do so now. The structure is created from solid beech and birch plywood. Upholstery is in Pelle Frau leather and further embellished by an innovative crimp stitching in the interior part of the seat and backrest.
what> INTERNI 60th anniversary online auction
when> may 19 > 13 june 2014
where>: auction details
‘Discover Design’ is four years old in 2014 and is a destination of more than 100 design-centric exhibitors from around the world. The confines includes the ‘Discover Design Gallery’ featuring the products submitted for the gia awards; ‘Design Debut’, an incubator program within Discover Design, featuring 10 new companies; and the Discover Design Lounge with Wine Bar and Café. In 2014 nearly 200 entries were viewed by 20 judges to select the 2014 gia awards winners:
[ best Collection Design ]
Magisso > Naturally Cooling Ceramics
Carl Mertens > Verso Collection
Ekobo Ecology & Design > BIOBU Bamboo Kids Collection
[ best product design ]
Crucial Detail > The Porthole
Joseph Joseph > Twin-cut compact 2-in-1 scissors
Sagaform > Mini Greenhouse
Dreamfarm > Onpot
Monbento > MB LIB
Parallax Horizon > SpreadThat!
Room Copenhagen > Ole Jensen Colander
Savino > Winestor
[ martin m. pegler award for best booth ]
the porthole | crucial detail
twin-cut Compact 2-in-1 scissors | joseph joseph
mini greenhouse | sagaform
onpot | dreamfarm
mb lib | monbento
spreadthat! | parallax horizon
ole jensen colander | room copenhagen
winstor | savino
naturally cooling ceramics | magisso
verso collection | carl martens
biobu for kids collection | ekobo ecology & design
[ 2014 judges ]
Specialty retailers, design and consumer editors, trendspotters and independent designers served as Discover Design judges for the gia awards. They are: Asko Ahokas, Asko Ahokas Consulting; Jens Bauerle, Global Brand Vision; Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu; Meredith Doherty, The Grommet; Mary Rose Gearon, Global Brand Vision; Michael Higdon, National Building Museum; Raymond Hu, Core77; Ron Kovach, DesignApplause; Dan Kraemer, IA Collaborative; Lu Lyndon, Placewares+Lyndon Design; Paul Makovsky, Metropolis magazine; Marco Perry, PENSA; Jamie Rowley, Fab; Billy Shelton, Chicago Architecture Foundation; Michele Tobin, Walker Art Center; Becky Tyre, Gift Shop magazine; Robyn Waters, R W Trend; Adrienne Wheatley, Culture + Commerce, Terri Winter, Top3 by Design; and LinYee Yuan, Mold.
[ official release – winners ]
At first glance I thought these were toys. Well, for some they are toys – adult gifts to keep tabs on each other. Originally designed for parents, bleepbleeps are also for seniors and special needs. Very smart and cute. Here’s what bleepbleeps say about Sammy Screamer: ‘This is Sammy Screamer, a movement sensor that connects to the bleepbleeps app. Place Sammy on an item that you want to monitor – could be a door, a bag or a stroller. Get a notification on your phone if the item moves – i.e. the door opens, the bag gets tampered with or the stroller gets moved. Use the bleepbleeps app to set Sammy’s sensitivity and choose how loud you want him to scream.’
sammy screamer app
ultra stan | ultrasound pregnancy scanner, seriously
olivia p sticks | ovulation tester, obviously stan and olivia know each other
master bates | male fertility tester, omg!
lilly loco | gps device
bleepbleeps reached their goal for sammy screamer on [ kickstarter ] and the family has grown thanks to stan, olivia and mr. bates.
the bleepbleeps | very connected devices
[ bleep bleeps
about boo hill
above> misc. storage | finell
above>below What was not so noticeble at Ambiente 14 seemed everywhere at Home&Housewares 14: silicone. Washable/dishwasher safe, flexible, can be non-stick and easily takes colors, silicone has been around and first widely used for protection from heat and ironically, never has seemed to be taken seriously. In 2012 a new ingredient was added to silicone’s many assets and that was design. In 2013-14 silicone presents itself as ‘high-end’ through a new Austin, Texas, [ Finell ] founded by designer Rebecca Finell. The company designs, produces and distributes it’s own products and not exclusively silicone.
facets | finell
siliase | monbento
above>below [ Monbento ] is a three-year-old French company founded by designer and CEO Emilie Fabien. It’s new ‘silicase’ collection for oven baked items is really beautiful, with a high-gloss inside and high matte outside and both Monbento and Finell offers a refined color palette which dramatically separates them from the pack.
silicase | monbento
chopula | dreamfarm
above>below [ Dreamfarm ] creates a myriad of silicone solutions. Here’s Chopula (2012). The Australian company created in 2009 by Alex and Cate Gransbury also has a a USA base in San Francisco. The refined function of each product is not hidden by the playfulness of form.
chopula | dreamfarm
o bag | lexon
above>below Though technically not silicone the O bag feels like it but is a great deal less dense, less heavy, and may inspire designers to experiment with less heavy silicone solutions. The bags all come with removable mix-n-match handles as well as a zipper foam-like insert if you wish a little more security and are waterproof. O bag is designed by Italian designer Emanuele Magenta and made by Fullspot. O bag was seen in the [ Lexon ] booth, a French company conceived in 1991 by designer and president, René Adda.
o bag | lexon
All of these companies were found in [ Discover Design ] a design-centric area at #IHHS14 @HousewaresShow
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