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Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • Muuto - The New Nordic

    Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition, combining enduring aesthetics, functionality and craftsmanship. By expanding this Nordic heritage with forward looking materials, techniques and bold creative thinking, Muuto's ambition is to deliver a new perspective on Scandinavian design.

    COVER chair, designed by Thomas Bentzen, is a modern reinterpretation of the classic wooden armchair. In a clever design choice, thin form pressed plywood covers are given the dual role of working as comfortable armrests, while at the same time ensuring that the chair holds together. COVER's contemporary design gives it a strong personality and with a frame produced from solid beech wood it is extremely robust and hardwearing. The chair is also very versatile, at home at the dining table, as a desk chair, in a restaurant, hotel room or any other public setting. The Muuto Cover Chair, designed by Thomas Bentzen, is a modern reinterpretation of the classic wooden armchair. In a clever design choice, thin pressed plywood covers act as comfortable armrests. Cover's contemporary design gives it a strong personality and with a frame produced from solid beech wood it is extremely robust. The chair is also very versatile, at home at the dining table, as a desk chair, in a restaurant, hotel room or any other public setting.

    The name Muuto comes from muutos, meaning "new perspective" in Finnish. Working with handpicked leading contemporary designers who are strong interpreters of the Muuto philosophy, then combining their talent with the passionate Muuto creative team, they create sublime objects that are recognized around the world.

    AROUND is a set of coffee tables designed by Thomas Bentzen with a modern and unique identity, produced with materials and craftsmanship that reflect traditional Scandinavian design values. The shape and frame of the tables makes them both functional and elegant, with a warm and welcoming appearance. AROUND tables work well on their own or in groups of two, three or more. with two sizes and more than eight different finishes, any number of unique set ups are possible to suit the particular home or public setting. The Muuto Around Coffee Table Collection, designed by Thomas Bentzen, offers a warm and welcoming appearance. The shape and frame of the tables make them both functional and elegant. Around Tables work well on their own or in groups of two or three, with two sizes and four finishes, any number of unique set ups are possible to suit your particular home or a public setting.

    UNDER THE BELL is a large lamp that creates a new space within a space whether hung over the dining room table or on the ceiling. Its eye-catching design can also help to absorb noise and improve the acoustics in large rooms. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, UNDER THE BELL creates a sense of shelter and adds a strong statement to any setting. Muuto's Under the Bell Pendant is a large lamp that creates a new space within a space whether hung over the dining room table or on the ceiling. Its eye-catching design can also help to absorb noise (it is made from felt) and improve the acoustics in large rooms. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, Under the Bell creates a sense of shelter and adds a strong statement to any setting.

    Inspired by the leaves on a tree, the LEAF lamp series creates an iconic silhouette depending on the positioning of the lamp's shade and viewing angle. LEAF is available in two sizes and uses energy-efficient LED technology. The lamps dim function makes it possible to control both light and mood and it is a stylish addition to any room, whether in the home, office or other commercial setting. Inspired by the leaves on a tree, the Muuto Leaf Table Lamp (also available as a floor lamp) creates an iconic silhouette depending on the positioning of the lamp's shade and viewing angle. Leaf is available in four coloured finish options and uses energy-efficient LED technology. The lamp's dimming function makes it possible to control both light and mood and it is a stylish addition to any room, whether in the home, office or other commercial setting.

    The iconic RESTORE basket has been expanded further into two exciting and functional new size options; the RESTORE TRAY and the RESTORE ROUND basket. Both of the new sizes are made of the same long-lasting and durable polymer felt composite as the original RESTORE and are versatile enough to be used in a variety of different ways. The ROUND basket is ideal for storing newspapers, firewood, toys, blankets and laundry. The Muuto Restore Basket is available in two exciting and functional large size options; the Restore Round Basket and the Restore Tray. Both of the new sizes are made of the same long-lasting and durable polymer felt composite and are very versatile. Ideal for storing newspapers, firewood, toys, blankets and laundry.

    With rows of tailored strips set across a soft pentagon shape, the Anderssen & Voll designed pouf evokes visions of lines of neatly ploughed fields. Careful detailing with the use of quilted material has given FIVE POUF the combination of both a linear profile and soft-curved edges, making it very versatile and easily adaptable to multiple settings. The pouf’s unique pentagon form is the ideal accompaniment to any sofa, working well as a seat for an extra guest or to liven up a dull corner. The Muuto Five Pouf's careful detailing gives it a combination of both a linear profile and soft-curved edges, making it very versatile and easily adaptable to multiple settings. The Pouf’s unique pentagon form is the ideal accompaniment to any sofa, working well as a seat for an extra guest or to liven up a dull corner.

    Muuto offers a new perspective on Nordic design, representing the best of Scandinavian design today.

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  • Getting comfortable with the Striad Lounge Chair

    “Our hearts belong to furniture,” says Markus Jehs, who along with Jürgen Laub comprises Stuttgart-based design studio Jehs + Laub, the creators of the new Striad Lounge Chair from Herman Miller.

    The Striad Chair from Herman Miller Inspired by the structure and materiality of a ski boot, the Striad Lounge Chair is the latest entry into the Herman Miller Collection of lounge chairs. Available in three sizes (plus an ottoman), the designers looked at the Eames Soft Pad Chair and its combination of industrial aluminium and soft leather.

    We decided that the Eames Lounge Chair was a masculine piece of furniture, and maybe what we need to design is the female companion for it. "We decided that the Eames Lounge Chair was a masculine piece of furniture, and maybe what we need to design is the female companion for it", says Marcus Jehs.

    The brief from Herman Miller discussed how soft seating has become more important than in the past, because people work on their laptops and mobile devices wherever they are. If you go to a hotel today, for example, you see many people sitting around in the lobby working and playing on their devices in lounge chairs. We work and live in lounge chairs, at airports, furniture fairs, and in our homes.

    With an appreciation for Herman Miller’s roots and a strong connection with the company’s DNA (“We feel very close to them in terms of thinking about design,” notes Jehs), the studio was exceptionally pleased when the opportunity came to work on a new lounge chair. "The DNA of all Herman Miller products is similar. They start very industrial—from the base—then become very human, very comfortable, very soft, so you have both elements in one product, the industrial and the handcrafted." - Markus Jehs.

    As we started with the first sketches and 3D renderings, we thought about the market: What does it really need? Within the lounge category, we saw an opportunity for low chairs, high chairs, and cocooning chairs. We had the feeling with the first sketches that it looked a bit like a ski boot. With ski boots you have a hard plastic shell that makes it stable to mount to a snowboard or skis, and then you have a soft shell that is a little bit more flexible, and then you have a really comfortable part that is foam and covered with material. As Jehs + Laub started the first sketches and 3D renderings, they had the feeling that it looked a bit like a ski boot. With ski boots you have a hard plastic shell that makes it stable to mount to a snowboard or skis, and then you have a soft shell that is a little bit more flexible, and then you have a really comfortable part that is foam and covered with material. They then went on to make full-scale models of the three sizes of the chair.

     Our goal was to create a chair that is both comfortable and still maintains the crisp tailoring. Jürgen Laub "Our goal was to create a chair that is both comfortable and still maintains the crisp tailoring." -  Jürgen Laub

    "We think a lounge chair that will be grouped with others should look more friendly, more inviting. To achieve that, our vision was to create softness in different forms with several layers of densities." - Jürgen Laub

    The Striad Chair is avaialble with a wire base or a 4-star The Striad Lounge Chair is available with a wire base or a 4-star swivel base, in black, white or chrome. The fabric choices are extensive and the shell and cushions can be specified in contrasting textiles, or the same textile for a consistent look.

    The Herman Miller Striad Lounge Chair is a welcome edition to the classic lounge chairs that we all love and use everyday.

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  • New from Menu, Louis Poulsen and Moooi

    GRShop.com is busy adding new and exciting products as we comb the globe for the very best in international designs, introducing you to the latest from the world's top designers. Here is what is hot right now.

    The On the Edge Lamp is from those very creative Danes at Menu. N O I D O I is a design studio founded by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu. The Menu On the Edge Light is designed by those very creative Danes at NoiDoi, a design studio founded by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu. Made of light grey ceramic, the On the Edge Light can be hung as a pendant, placed on a table or the floor, giving this new light true multifunctionality.

    The Menu Stone Table Light, designed by Norm Architects, based in Copenhagen, create soft cozy light with the same effect as candles which could be placed in every corner of the home in order to create a cozy atmosphere. The Menu Stone Table Light, designed by Norm Architects, based in Copenhagen, creates a soft candle-like light which could be placed in every corner of the home in order to create a cozy atmosphere. With its innovative combination of grey smoke-tinted glass shade on a ceramic base, the Stone Table Light reflects strong Danish traditions.

    Also from Menu, those very creative Danes, is the Menu Tied Pendant Lamp. Also from Menu, is the Menu Tied Pendant Lamp, designed by Wrk-Shp in the USA. The concrete pendant light consists of a cast concrete cylinder and a fabric-covered power cord. The mix of the materials looks fabulous. The power cord is sufficiently long to plug into a wall outlet, hook and swing down from the ceiling. It can be moved around easily, and looks really great with different types of bulbs. Available in ash, carbon, white and taupe.

    New Lighting from Louis Poulsen:

    The Radiohus Lamp gets a comeback Vilhelm Lauritzen’s original VL38 Table Lamp that was used in Radiohuset’s radio studios, is now relaunched. A floor and a wall lamp now accompany the elegant lamp. It is the original design, where the lamp head is organically shaped, painted white and obliquely angled, and with arms made of brass. VL38 has been updated with energy efficient LED light sources. The Radiohus Lamp makes a comeback! Vilhelm Lauritzen’s original VL38 Table Lamp that was used in Radiohuset’s Stockholm radio studios, is relaunched. A floor and a wall lamp now accompany the elegant table lamp. It is the original design, where the lamp head is organically shaped, painted white and obliquely angled, and with arms made of brass. VL38 has been updated with energy efficient LED light sources.

     

    NJP is a reinterpretation of the classic architect lamp in a minimalistic, flexible design with intelligent technology added to it. The successful table lamp, designed by Oki Sato from the Japanese studio nendo, The Louis Poulsen NJP Table Lamp is a reinterpretation of the classic architect lamp in a minimalistic, flexible design. Designed by Oki Sato from the Japanese studio Nendo, the fixture provides direct glare-free light while reflecting some of the light through the rear of the head, illuminating the top of the arm. The ergonomic design of the fixture head gives optimal light direction. A simple mechanical system provides great freedom of movement, so the light can always be set in the ideal position in the workspace.

    A New Sofa from Moooi:

    The Moooi Zliq Sofa has very distinct legs that can only come from Marcel Wanders, the genius behind Moooi. The Moooi Zliq Sofa has very distinct "chromed toes" that can only come from Marcel Wanders, the genius behind Moooi.

    Designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, The Zliq Sofa offers the very coolest in sofa design. It can be purchased with or without the back cushions in a highly curated selection of fabrics. Designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, The Zliq Sofa offers the very coolest in sofa design. It can be purchased with or without the back cushions in a highly curated selection of fabrics. It is also available as a Zliq Island!!

    They say that no man is an island, but what about enjoying your own private island within the safe walls of home? This new concept is created by two Zliq sofas facing each other, with the addition of an extra component in between. They say that no man is an island, but what about enjoying your own private island within the safe walls of your home? This new concept is created by placing two Moooi Zliq sofas facing each other, with the addition of an extra component in between. You can add back cushions to your heart's content!

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