The Revolt chair, originally designed in 1953 by the Dutch industrial designer Friso Kramer, is a true design classic. The chair, made of moulded plywood and powder-coated steel, was very innovative in those days. It caused a sensation when it was introduced and won a permanent place for itself both in the business world and in Dutch living rooms. After the Revolt chair had been out of stock for several years, Ahrend reintroduced it in 2004. Once again it has proven that a product that still has something to offer just gets better as the years go by. An ergonomic, flexible chair that gives you active support while working or having dinner. Revolt now comes with a polypropylene seat and back in black, white or dustgrey.
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Spot is a multipurpose light, created by Gloria Ngiam, Nigel Geh & Guillaume Bloget. Its simple design consists of only two parts – a 10 watt LED and a handle, with which it can be hung, hand-held, or placed on a surface as a table lamp. Made from durable water-resistant polypropylene (PP) material, the piece is suitable for outdoor use. We were inspired by the simplicity, and functionality of industrial work lights. With SPOT, we retained the mobility of conventional torches and industrial work lights, as well as the dynamic rotational movement of theatrical stage lights. Stripping them down to their essentials and introduced an element of playfulness to it, bringing you a refreshing design of a functional light. I love how versatile and visually unobtrusive this design is. To reserve your own Spot light check out the Indiegogo campaign currently running for the piece.
Belgian interior architect Luc Ramael, who’s no frills design work of furniture and lighting objects spans over thirty years. He designed this wonderful Biluna floor lamp in 2008 for Italian interior lighting brand, Prandina. The lamp, which has been produced in three versions – F5, F7 and F9 – all of varying sizes, comprises painted polypropylene outer diffuser, opal white thermoformed methacrylate inner diffuser, electronic ballast, and a transparent methacrylate support ring. The smooth, simple form, appearing almost as if it were hovering above the floor, along with the size options to accommodate different spaces, makes Ramael’s design an incredibly attractive interior feature. Biluna is available in matt sand, matt or glossy white and matt or glossy black. It is also available with a foot controlled power cord dimmer. Stunning.
Jasper Morrison designed his iconic Air Chair for production by Magis in 2001. I recently bought a few of these for my new apartment and it surprises me how well the design has held up over the years. Coining—in conjunction with Takashi Okutani—the term ‘super normal’ to describe the kind of work he aims to produce as a designer, these chairs certainly do seem to be nothing special on first (and second) glance, but nonetheless exude an atmosphere of quiet, grace and honesty through their simplicity. One of the first significant pieces of furniture design to apparently use injection blow moulding technology, this chair is crafted from polypropylene with added glass fibre and is stackable. The chair has several variations (the Folding Air-Chair and the Air-Chair with arms) and is accompanied by the Air-Table and the Air TV table.
Last year international acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – studio Barber Osgerby – created Tip Ton for Vitra. A solid chair made of polypropylene available in eight vibrant colors. The name refers to the two types of sitting experiences that characterize this innovative chair. From a normal position one can tilt the chair a few degrees forward where it then stays in place. In 2010 study proved that a forward-leaning sitting position, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, increase muscle activity in the abdominal and back areas, which improves oxygen supply to the body. Great for use at the dining table or in your home-office.
Japanese design studio Plus Minus Zero (±0) continue to impress with their homeware designs. The latest? This stylish Coffee Maker with a sublime minimal design, which I am only too happy to share with you today. Not least because of my love for all things coffee related. The small and compact coffee maker, comprising of a polypropylene resin shell and stainless steel removable plate, can extract two cups worth of coffee simultaneously. The only decorative feature is the small subtle logo at the back of the machine. Available in three colours – black, red and beige, the Coffee Maker 2-Cup measures H220.0 × W169.0 × D158mm and weighs a mere 1.0kg. Simple, but delicious.
In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames presented their first collection of moulded plastic chairs at the New York Museum of Modern Art during the International Competition for the Design of Low-Cost Furniture. The competition focused on: The need for well-designed, moderately priced furnishings for the vast majority of people; furnishings that could be easily moved, stored and cared for, thus meeting the demand of modern living. In addition to these concerns, the chairs were designed to be mass-produced. The Eames team were careful to design these chairs so they would look great in large quantities, such as in auditoriums; minimalist in their overall uniformity. Today, the moulded plastic chairs are being produced by Herman Miller in recyclable polypropylene, and by Modernica using the original fiberglass moulds.
The colder weather is beginning to set in, at least in my city of Edinburgh, so naturally my thoughts turned to heating. Japanese design director Naoto Fukasawa of Plus Minus Zero, has produced these beautifully simple and modest infrared electric heaters. Made from steel polypropylene resin, measuring H310.0 x W330.0 x D165.0 mm and weighing a mere 1.5 kg, the smooth corned design of these heaters are simple in form and function. Featuring an easy three-step rotary selector switch; 800W (strong), 400W (weak) and off, they are available in a range of colours including light brown, beige, red, brown, pink and grey. Plus Minus Zero have also recently designed the infrared electric heaters with a steam feature, which offer a similar design in terms of its smooth corners, but vary in size and power. If anyone has bought one of these heaters, please share your experience.
Sail collection of etherial chairs by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga has been recently revealed at Andreu World in Valencia. The silhouette of the Sail chair is slim and simple, the weight is reduced to a minimum thanks to the clever combination of polypropylene and fiberglass. The shape goes beyond aesthetics, however, embracing human body and providing strategic curves where needed. Sail tense to reach the right shape to receive the body in a comfortable way. Technology is pushed to the extreme to obtain a very light but very strong chair without nothing more than the needful to be nice. The shape also allows maximum stackability, and the range of subtle hues makes stacked chairs look quite beautiful. Sail comes in black, beige, cream, white, and red.
The Simplissimo collection was created by French architect and designer Jean Nouvel for the furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset. The line consists of chaise lounge, banquette, fireside chair, footstool and bench. As the name suggests, the objects are deliciously minimal and understated. Viewed in profile, each Simplissimo piece looks as if it has been designed with two strokes of a pen. Here is how Nouvel explains his vision: I like simple objects, produced in a natural way, with a little wood, foam and plastic. This is a direct aesthetic, which goes straight to the point, inspired by ‘fitness’. This faux banality renders such objects moving. Different and similar, like the members of a family which will grow and take on colour over the generations. Comfort of the seating comes from a Polyurethane foam applied over a sheet of grooved polypropylene. The upholstery hugs the curves of the metal structure and deliberately allows gathers in the corners, contributing to the overall aesthetic of the pieces.
The Spain-born but London-based Héctor Serrano designed the Air: a plastic stool for the Spanish exterior furniture company Gandia Blasco. It is a compact and solid stool, but at the same time it looks light and slim with its fine section. This polypropylene stool is made by rotational moulding, which is quite unconventional considering its triangle midsection. It is available as a bar stool and low stool, and comes in white, black, tobacco and warm gray.
Never spill chopped vegetables again with this minimal and innovative chopping board, designed by Mark Sanders from United Kingdom. Sanders was recently awarded as the Designer of the Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2009. Chop2Pot is a MoMa permanent exhibit and was awarded as Gift of the year by JosephJoseph. Chop2Pot, made of polypropylene, provides in the flat position a nice surface for any to-be chopped vegetable. But at the moment you squeeze the handle a chute is formed by the up folded sides of the board and you are able to pour your chopped food neatly into the pan.