December 05, 2014

December 05, 2014

Precious Plastics

Precious Plastics Furniture - The way plastic is processed is pretty much same as how glass is processed. It is melted and purified and the quality lies on how pure the material is made to be. Plastics' raw materials and additives are combined to produce preferred material qualities to use for furniture. We can think of plastic as a direct result of modernism. It has been widely used through the years as it can subjected to a variety of ancillary operations after forming and cooling such as welding, extrusion, adhesive bonding, machining, surface painting and metal surfacing. A modern plastic chair can be entirely formed with plastic. In its early stages from the sixties through the seventies, plastics were used to produce household goods and consumers welcomed this idea.

Fine Plastic Tables and Chairs - One can look to Italian brands such as Kartel, the pioneering company for plastic housewares and moved on into furniture design, Bonaldo and Magis for a good amount of plastics designs from the likes of top designers Philippe Starck, Karim Rashid, D'Urbino e Lomazzi, Dondoli e Pocci, and Ron Arad names a few.

September 15, 2014

September 13, 2014

The Spun Chair

 The rotating low chair Spun (design Thomas Heatherwick) was selected by an international jury to be included in the Habitare Collection 2011. This collection – made up of only 27 products representing the most innovative objects of the period 2005-2011 – was shown in an exhibition at the Habitare Fair in Helsinki, Finland and now it becomes part of the permanent collection of the Helsinki Design Museum.