Back to Sources with Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge

On April 29, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Every week I’m looking for the new cool trend or Innovative design for my posts, this time while doing my search a thought came across my mind – maybe I need to go back to the source. The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge is the best known and most successful design of the Famous Architect and [...]

Every week I’m looking for the new cool trend or Innovative design for my posts, this time while doing my search a thought came across my mind – maybe I need to go back to the source.
The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge is the best known and most successful design of the Famous Architect and Designer – Le Corbusier.Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) was designed in 1928 in France for the furnishing of a villa in the Ville d’ Avray, and first exhibited at the Salon D’ Automne in 1929, The design utilizes exposed structural elements with a padded leather cushion and headrest; Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge allows you to select from the various choices of positions for guaranteed comfort.

 As a spirited advocate of Modernism, Le Corbusier created a range of chairs that expressed his ideals with great sophistication. During his career, Le Corbusier spent much of his efforts on designing buildings and environments for urbanism. His designs over the years included furniture, apartments, public buildings and entire cities.
Le Corbusier had many controversial ideas (such as his plan (not implemented) to destroy much of central Paris to build massive towers surrounded by parks) but the fact remains that his genius designs, till this day (when they are 82 years old) look like the latest thing in design and are sold world wide for many people who are looking to own his “pieces of imagination”.
If you are one of these people go to cmycasa  3D Design Platform and see how this great piece can look in your room.

 

Origami side table – Italy meets Japan at Milan Furniture Fair

On April 26, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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The last week of  Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan featured the interesting encounter between the Italian famous fashion house Bottega Veneta and the Japanese upcoming designers – students of the University of Tokyo. The Italian fashion house chose the winners of a months-long student design competition.   The competition challenge was presented to students [...]

The last week of  Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan featured the interesting encounter between the Italian famous fashion house Bottega Veneta and the Japanese upcoming designers – students of the University of Tokyo. The Italian fashion house chose the winners of a months-long student design competition.
 

Origami Side Table by Ayami Takada

The competition challenge was presented to students at the architect and associate professor Manabu Chiba’s laboratory affiliated with the architecture department of the university’s Graduate School of Engineering, alma mater to architects like Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma, in October. They were tasked with designing a furniture piece that serves a function for someone seated and that took into account Bottega Veneta’s storied tradition of handcraftsmanship.
Each student presented an initial sketch or idea to Tomas Maier, the company’s creative director, who flew to Tokyo for the design review. Ten finalists were then selected and the three winners, Kentaro Fujimoto, Ayami Takada and Shima Suzuki, were selected on December 18.
 

Domestic Landscape of Intrecciato by Kentaro Fujimoto

In January, the trio were flown to the company’s atelier where they inspected the prototypes that were being built based on their designs and prepped for the company’s presentation at the Milan Furniture Fair, which also featured an exposition of Japanese crafts co-curated by Meier, along with a pop-up store featuring more Japanese items as well as special designs from Bottega Veneta.
 

Tube with Inner Luxury by Shima and Suzuki

To that end, Fujimoto’s Domestic Landscape of Intrecciato table, Takada’s Origami side table, and Suzuki’s Inner Tube Luxury modular table will now be available for special order through Bottega Veneta’s stores worldwide and will be on display in Tokyo later this year.

 

More from milan – Is there fire without smoke?

On April 22, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Although we all sometimes try to hide our romantic side deep deep down, let’s face it – the familiar scene of the lovely couple sitting by the burning fire makes the toughest one of us feel a little bit warm inside. That’s why even though the cold winter has passed us I want to introduce [...]

Although we all sometimes try to hide our romantic side deep deep down, let’s face it – the familiar scene of the lovely couple sitting by the burning fire makes the toughest one of us feel a little bit warm inside. That’s why even though the cold winter has passed us I want to introduce you to a wonderful new idea and design – the smokeless fire line of Planika.


The Fire Line insert is a safe and easy way to display a long ribbon of flames on a wall, in a recess or even on a shelf. The new model is a marriage of contemporary design and functionality, which finds its application in most interiors and opens new arrangement possibilities for architects and just any one who wishes to add a special and warm touch to their home.


The reason Planika’s fire doesn’t make any smoke is the special fuel called “Fanola” . The special formula of Fanola is a green source of energy based on ethanol of plant origin which burning it produces no smoke no smell and no ashes.
The burning time – 7 hours; regular, steady flame in natural warm color throughout the whole time: can be switched off and on again at any time and the best thing about it – due to technologically advanced system that burns fumes instead of actual fuel, CO2 emissions are cut down to a minimum making it the cleanest product of its kind on the market.

 So go ahead and let your self be a little romantic and check out the new collection.

 

New and promising designers at the Milan Furniture Fair

On April 20, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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At the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, better known as the Milan furniture fair, optimism is the prevailing sentiment. Many designers’ work was downright playful, expressing levity in looks or in spirit. The Milan furniture fair became the premiere showcase for the world’s top designers, but there’s a reason why, after trekking across convention hall [...]

At the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, better known as the Milan furniture fair, optimism is the prevailing sentiment. Many designers’ work was downright playful, expressing levity in looks or in spirit.

The Milan furniture fair became the premiere showcase for the world’s top designers, but there’s a reason why, after trekking across convention hall after convention hall, visitors still make time for Salone Satellite. In a small area designated for emerging and student designers, you can see some audacious ideas come to life.

Helena Karelson, an Estonian exhibiting with Kingston University of London, took on the task of reconceiving lowly mini-blinds. She tossed linearity to the wind and gave us Kontour, precision-cut wood slats that create a rolling landscape inside your window.

The design appeared to function just as well as traditional blinds, and because a bulge on one side naturally creates an indentation on the other when the wood is being cut, there’s no waste in production.

Recycled dunnage bags used for cargo shipping were the material of choice for Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Pawel Pomorski of the Polish studio Malafor. Their sofa, Blow, consisted of just four other things: plastic liner, metal rack, rubber straps and air.

For more Salone Satellite designers featured in the Milan photo gallery of the L.A TIMES online magazine.

 

CmyCasa visits the Highpoint Market

On April 16, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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The High point Market offers you the opportunity to see the world’s most comprehensive selection of  furniture, including more new products than all other markets combined. Connect to the hottest home trends and business best practices with leading researchers and industry experts. Enjoy evenings of exciting entertainment as you network with professionals from across the [...]

The High point Market offers you the opportunity to see the world’s most comprehensive selection of  furniture, including more new products than all other markets combined. Connect to the hottest home trends and business best practices with leading researchers and industry experts.

Enjoy evenings of exciting entertainment as you network with professionals from across the industry including of course our CmyCasa representatives (Assaf Benjamin will be there with all the info at: 408.457.4028)

CmyCasa allows users to create pro interior designs using a fully embeddable cutting edge online 3D platform.

Manufacturers and retailers can showcase their collection in the CmyCasa catalogue, which is then available through the embeddable application on leading key industry high traffic portals. Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer or interior designer CmyCasa has an interesting offer for you!  Home Design Portals? We will be happy to partner with you. Don’t hesitate to contact us, the High Point Market is a good place to start!

"CmyCasa creates a real opportunity to increase sales and add a revenue stream for its partners" CEO Eitan Tsarfati

CmyCasa has already partnered with over 50 affiliates among them: CSN Stores – One of the top 3 online U.S. retailers of home and office goods, comprised of more than 200 different shopping sites and Cymax Stores – With hundreds of brands and close to 100 niche market sites.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics:

  • 188 Buildings
  • 12 Million Square Feet of Show space
  • 85,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 110 Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

Showroom Hours: Saturday, Apr. 17 – Wednesday, Apr. 21: 8am – 7pm Thursday, Apr. 22: 8am – 5pm

 

Unica Home presents – Modern Fish Tank

On April 13, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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With all the modern pet decor on the market — dog blankets knit from dog fur, modern kitty litter boxes, eco-friendly cardboard cat houses, bird feeders as sculpture — it’s not surprising that a modernist fish tank would debut for spring. The Fishcondo, designed by Teddy Luong, a student at Carleton University School of Industrial [...]

With all the modern pet decor on the market — dog blankets knit from dog fur, modern kitty litter boxes, eco-friendly cardboard cat houses, bird feeders as sculpture — it’s not surprising that a modernist fish tank would debut for spring.

The Fishcondo, designed by Teddy Luong, a student at Carleton University School of Industrial Design, won first place at Umbra’s “Build a Better” design competition. This mod aquarium is basically a glass fish bowl with a white ABS plastic shell that creates floors and windows. The glass bowls can be taken out for easy cleaning. The units, which are 7.5 inches square and 8 inches high, can be stacked to create a condo-like appearance. $25 from Unica Home. Shipping is $8.50.

 

Emeco’s 111 Navy chair gives Coke bottles a second life

On April 12, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Emeco, which calls itself  “the Aluminum Chair Company,” will formally unveil its first all-plastic chair at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Wednesday in Milan. Called the 111 Navy chair, it is produced from  111 (or more) recycled Coca-Cola bottles. It will be sold in the U.S. through Design Within Reach beginning next month. It took [...]

Emeco, which calls itself  “the Aluminum Chair Company,” will formally unveil its first all-plastic chair at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Wednesday in Milan. Called the 111 Navy chair, it is produced from  111 (or more) recycled Coca-Cola bottles. It will be sold in the U.S. through Design Within Reach beginning next month.

It took two years to develop the 111 Navy, a replica of the 1944 classic all-aluminum Navy 1006 chair, which Emeco developed for ships during World War II. Legend holds that the contours of the seat were inspired by pinup Betty Grable’s shapely derriere.


The 111 Navy is a hollow one-piece injection-molded chair made from 60% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic with glass fiber reinforcement. It weighs in at just under 13 pounds, nearly twice as heavy as the 7-pound aluminum version.

Happily, it costs almost half as much — only $230 compared with the $415 made-in-the-U.S.-from-recycled-aluminum version. Emeco and Coca-Cola hope to recycle some 3 million bottles annually to produce the chairs.
Of the six available colors, the Coca-Cola red, snow and flint gray can be used indoors or out. The grass, persimmon and charcoal may fade in direct sun and are not recommended for outdoors.
The 111 Navy sits on feet with semi-frosted transparent polycarbonate glides that give it a floating appearance. The semi-gloss finish and a subtle texture give the surface a feel somewhere between an eggshell and the skin of an orange, says Magnus Breitling, Emeco’s director of product management. “It is more temperature-friendly,” he adds. “It is not as cool to the touch as the aluminum chair and doesn’t get as warm in the sun.”

 

Never have a loose shelf again

On April 12, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Placing shelves on shelf supports (most commonly 4 of them), is the most common and most efficient method of shelving, in the wood industry, as well as among carpenters and in your own wardrobe. Most commonly a shelf is supported by 4 shelf supports or more. The difficulty with this method of shelving is that [...]

Placing shelves on shelf supports (most commonly 4 of them), is the most common and most efficient method of shelving, in the wood industry, as well as among carpenters and in your own wardrobe. Most commonly a shelf is supported by 4 shelf supports or more. The difficulty with this method of shelving is that even inaccuracy of  1 millimeter or less, makes the shelf slightly quiver and feel unstable, the reason for this is that every 3 dots (or shelf supports for this matter) define a surface (or shelf ). Any additional support needs to fit the exact surface defined by the other 3 supports. Even a miss measurement smaller than 1 mm makes shelves feel less solid then shelves supported by more exact assembled shelf supports – this is due to the uneven distribution of the shelf’s weight between the shelf supports supporting it.

Spiral Supports ® developed a truly innovative shelf support, elegantly solving this old and very recognized problem which guaranties perfect shelving every single time!

Patent Pending Shelf Support Pin by Spiral Support

A comprehensive review of this brilliant solution can be found here.

You can either order their product online or buy it at selected stores worldwide: http://www.spiralsupports.com/

 

Sweetwater – eco friendly towels

On April 11, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Nothing ruins a relaxing bath like a scratchy towel. This is the chance to ditch your old towels for the amazingly soft and eco friendly bamboo towels of Sweetwater. Bamboo is an amazing plant and an even more fascinating fiber. It is the fastest growing plant on Earth with some species growing 1 foot a [...]

Nothing ruins a relaxing bath like a scratchy towel. This is the chance to ditch your old towels for the amazingly soft and eco friendly bamboo towels of Sweetwater.
Bamboo is an amazing plant and an even more fascinating fiber. It is the fastest growing plant on Earth with some species growing 1 foot a day! This makes bamboo a renewable resource and environmentally friendly.

Many people think of the hard wood bamboo supplies and are surprised to feel the silky soft fabric that its fibers produce. Sweetwater has utilized this amazing fiber to bring you the most luxurious anti-bacterial and eco-friendly products that have ever touched your skin. Treat yourself while treating the earth; Make your Home Organic at a reasonable price.

Sweetwater strives to be environmentally friendly in any way possible. All of their products are made of eco-friendly and certified organic fabrics and use non-harmful dyes.

 

Axor adds a personal touch

On April 10, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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For demanding clients personalization is the key word of the moment. For Axor, like any other living area, the bathroom has its own, completely special requirements. In our modern life the bathroom becomes more and more a place of tranquility and contemplation, of security and unfolding – a projection of our needs, wishes and dreams. [...]

For demanding clients personalization is the key word of the moment. For Axor, like any other living area, the bathroom has its own, completely special requirements. In our modern life the bathroom becomes more and more a place of tranquility and contemplation, of security and unfolding – a projection of our needs, wishes and dreams. To this end Axor commissioned the gifted Patricia Urquiola , a Spanish architect and designer.
Patricia designed a suite of bath components for unpredictable characters. Axor Urquiola’s 29 components share a penchant for gentle, sensual curves. Linking past and present, Urquiola mimicked the profile of an antique washtub for a freestanding bathtub, and then repeated the shape in sinks mounted on counter or wall. All three are molded from a polyester-coated mineral composite, with space-saving integrated towel holders. The Flexible brass thermostatic faucet assemblies, offered in chrome or polished nickel, come in seven models for sinks, five for tubs, and two each for shower and bidet. An extensive assortment of accessories overlooks no detail, right down to the toothbrush tumbler.