Beatlemania may have swept the planet in the late 1960s, but a different kind of Beetle had a major moment half a century later. We’re talking about two new additions to the insect-inspired Beetle collection from Dutch brand GUBI by award-winning design duo GamFratesi, which made their dynamic debut at the 2017 Stockholm Furniture Fair.
2015 was Sebastian Herkner’s year. The internationally esteemed German designer — heralded for his inspired use of color, texture and material — took home six international accolades for his extraordinary work in the past year alone, including the EDIDA Elle Decoration International Design Award for Best International Newcomer. Catching our eye in 2016? His inviting Ala Armchair for La Cividina.
Here on the East Coast, successful architects typically house their firms in high-rise buildings and large office spaces. If you’re a growing professional firm in Florence, Italy, however, requiring significant square footage, you might just find yourself in the market for an historic palazzo.
Andreu World America has been a global leader in designer furniture since 1955. They got their start in Spain, and have since developed a world-wide presence throughout Europe, eastern countries, Australia and the U.S. The company is known for a combination of innovative designs, paired with high-tech manufacturing and production techniques.
Are you tired of finding the perfect furniture for your commercial clients, only to realize it doesn’t meet their strict local commercial fire codes? Or maybe your clients’ tastes run a little outside the normal and it’s impossible to find quality designer pieces that meet commercial fire code regulations. If those scenarios sound familiar, you’ll be pleased to hear that Casa Design has received CAL 133 certification for SPhaus Italy!
Nothing can replace the simple beauty of wooden furniture, and we love we’ve seen lately from Capdell, a Valencia-based company that has been in the chair-making business for 40 very successful years. Capdell chairs have become a favorite product in the contract furniture market and the company’s clientele includes several international hotel chains and most recently (as well as most surprisingly), a casino in Montreal.
Capdell is a company that stands out for many reasons, one of which being that the company has a great knack for blending the latest technology and engineering techniques when creating its pieces, all without sacrificing the company’s core identities and principles like hand-crafting expertise.
Interiors From Spain recently featured Capdell in its Companies and Brands section, conducting a q-and-a session with Gauthier de Nutte, the brand’s international commercial director, to allow readers to get the inside scoop on the brand’s reasoning for specializing in contract seating, as well as its most successful products, most prestigious projects, and a sneak peek at what Capdell intends to introduce at the next Milan Furniture Fair. Below are a few excerpts from the article.
Interiors From Spain: Capdell has always mainly specialised in contract seating. Why is this?
Capdell: Capdell is fundamentally a seating manufacturer. Although our portfolio also includes some tables, our clients tend to team our chairs with tables and furniture by other manufacturers in their contract or domestic projects. For logistical reasons, small orders for our chairs have become more expensive for us, while orders for bigger amounts remain competitively priced. That’s one reason why the contract sector is our main market, especially on an international level…
IFS: What is Capdell’s most successful product to date?
Capdell: Probably our Primma chair of 1991, designed by Vicente Solo…
IFS: What new collections can we look forward to seeing at the next Milan Furniture Fair? Can you give us a sneak preview?
Capdell: At Milan next year, our star product will be a collection designed by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune – a chair, armchair, sofa and stool. We do have other projects in the pipeline for Milan next year but it’s too early for us to divulge what these are.
Visit Interiors From Spain for more information on this great company and its fabulous pieces for the contract furnishings market.
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Function and style blend seamlessly at the Boston office of Ideo, a global design consultancy founded by design pioneer David Kelley. Located in Cambridge and designed by Boston-based architecture and interior design firm Hacin + Associates, Inc., Ideo’s Boston office is a study in contract design and was recently featured in Newsweek.
“The Idea Factory” occupies a two-story loft-style studio with expertly allocated breakout space for collaboration and discussion such as “phone booth” conference rooms, picnic tables, and low-level cubicles.
The design also promotes creativity with red-painted and stark-white walls warmed up with wooden modular storage, modern lighting, matching carpeting, along with plenty of space to display conceptual illustrations. Besides the innovative work that comes out of Ideo-Boston, the crown jewel of the space is the on-site cafe’s magnificent contemporary mural painted by local artists Thomas Buildmore and Morgan Thomas of Overkill Studio.
Check out more images of Ideo-Boston, and get inspired by career lessons from design pioneer and Ideo founder David Kelley.