Moooi – “Unexpected Welcome”
Eden from our LONDON studio went to the Milan Furniture fair this year and reported back to us with an update on the latest greatest.
The highlight of the trip was Moooi’s exhibition titled the “Unexpected Welcome”, a wonderful exhibition by Dutch brand Moooi with backdrop photography by Massimo Listri.
The exhibition was held in a 1.700 m2 warehouse in the Tortona district and arranged in small ‘living quarter vignettes’. Featuring Designs by Marcel Wanders, Studio Job and Joost van Bleiswijk, accompanied with music by a live violinist.
The large scale photographs of palatial spaces by Listri, worked eccentrically well with the Moooi organic shapes and textured look of products on display.
Video by: Indesignlive
Photographs by: Eden Gibbs
Portrait: Massimo Listri
boom boom wireless smart speaker by mathieu lehanneur for binauric
image © gautier billotte courtesy binauric
Influenced by the flow and growth in nature, the boom boom wireless smart speaker by mathieu lehanneur for binauric combines friendly design features, to create an interactive user experience. speaking in several languages, the intelligent sound system incorporates a human voice-over; ‘it’s as simple, instinctive and enticing as an apple that has just fallen from a tree,’ explains lehanneur ‘a sonorous object ripe for the picking,’ he adds. presented during milan design week 2014, the bluetooth speaker has been designed to support future technological updates and additional features such as conference calls and gestural controls.
the unit also integrates a touchpad for managing volume, play/pause and bluetooth connectivity, and a soft-silicon facade that creates a unique tactile experience. alongside the audio jack cable that also acts as a handle, the boom boom also boasts a USB plug for charging the device, two line jacks and an on / off switch. the speaker is compatible with all computers and smartphones including iOS and android.
The touchpad can be used for managing volume, play/pause and for controlling bluetooth connectivity. The audio jack dubs as a handle …
Bundle Side Table – by Ampersandbrand
With sleek Corian tops and a bundle of interwoven wood rods for legs, the Bundle Side Table proves contrasting elements work well together. Designed by Cincinnati, Ohio based Ampersand, the tables require no hardware or adhesives as the pieces are friction-fit together.
The legs appear to sit haphazardly underneath the tabletop, but they remain in place with the help of a circular disc that they fit through. The ends then fit within holes that are drilled into the Corian which creates a really cool visual detail on the table’s top.
Each table is handmade from black or white Corian and locally-sourced black walnut, hard maple, or white oak.
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P-11 Chair – by Artnau
“The main goal was – to create a chair with complex polygonal shapes simple to manufacture without using any fasteners. The chair consists of a white metal frame and plywood triangles that form the seat and the back. The plywood elements are glued together between frame and thus creating a very reliable and simple joint of the two materials.” – Maxim Scherbakov