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  • Designer profile: Bertjan Pot

    Bertjan Pot is a young Dutch designer (born: 1975) who is probably best known for his 2002 Random Light, designed for Moooi. Bertjan starts each of his designs based on experiments with different materials, enabling him to discover production techniques and aesthetic developments.

    Designed by Bertjan Pot and introduced in the Moooi collection in 2002, the Random Light has become a best seller right from the beginning. It transmit a feeling of simplicity, softness , lightness and a touch of magic in contemporary style. The production process is a special story by itself: a resin drained yarn is randomly coiled around an inflatable beach ball creating a translucent 3D fabric. The beach ball is then deflated and extracted from a round opening in the lamp. At the end the skin becomes the product. Soft and magic. Designed for Moooi in 2002, the Random Light became a best seller immediately. It transmits a feeling of simplicity, softness , lightness and a touch of magic. The production process is a special story by itself: a resin coated yarn is randomly coiled around an inflatable beach ball creating a translucent 3D fabric. The beach ball is then deflated and extracted from a round opening in the lamp. Available as a pendant light or a floor lamp.

     

    The results of Pot's experimentation lies within unusual and attractive patterns, colours and structures. His eccentric lighting designs explore familiar shapes such as clouds and plants using atypical materials.

    moooi_milan_peerlindgreen_bigo The Moooi Heracleum Collection of Suspension Lamps is inspired by the Heracleum plant, commonly known as Cow Parsnip. The white "leaves" or lenses extend out from one branch creating a very natural structure. By using the technique of coating conductive layers, the lamp is very thin and delicate. Available in five options.

     

    moooi-heracleum-ii-suspension-lamp-11 The Moooi Heracleum Suspension Light works in both residential and commercial situations. A lovely, delicate light that adds a natural element to any room, big or small.

    The Moooi Carbon Chair was designer by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders The Moooi Carbon Chair was designer by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders. The Carbon Chairs' incomparable lightness, both visually and physically, is due to the structure. Also available as a bar stool.

    Since 2010 Bertjan Pot has been working on a series of face masks that grew out of an experiment to stitch rope together to make a carpet. When the material would not lie flat, Bertjan came up with the idea to make face masks with the curvy results.

    Masks-019B-039-SBP-567 "I meet new faces everyday" - Bertjan Pot. Handcrafted, very experimental, and pushing the boundaries, these masks are part of a series made in the Berjan Pot Studio in the Netherlands.

     

    Bertjam Pot also is known for light sculptures, including a large piece for the Rotterdam Central Train Station.

    This Bertjan Pot Sculpture called, Downstairs Light, 2012, This Bertjan Pot sculpture, Downstairs Light, 2012, is made of aluminum, metal, plastic and rubber. Installed at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

     

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

     

  • The Knoll Work Better Sale - 15% off until July 25th

    Knoll's Work Better Sale will infuse inspiration and performance into your office, whether its at home, a start-up or an established corporate situation. 15% off + free shipping on select ergonomic and classic furniture will help get you rolling towards a fresh new space  - no more bland offices! Knoll has what you need.

    The Knoll Generation and ReGeneration Collection of work chairs are responding to ergonomic research that challenges the idea that we only sit in a single forward-facing position. The Knoll Generation Chairs are designed to support the range of postures and work styles typical of today's workplace, allowing you to sit how you want. The Knoll Generation and ReGeneration Collection of work chairs were developed in  response to ergonomic research that challenges the idea that we only sit in a single forward-facing position. The Knoll Generation Chairs are designed to support the range of postures and work styles typical of today's workplace, allowing you to sit how you want.

     

    Move Around - You don’t have to sit up straight all day, regardless of what your mom told you. People need to be encouraged to shift postures throughout the day, move around—research shows a more relaxed lounge posture promotes creative thinking. Make sure to provide a broad range of options so people can sit, stand, perch, lounge and move.

    The Knoll Toboggan Sled Base Chair Desk A dual-purpose tablet surface to support new ways of working. The pull up table can serve as a tablet work surface for lounge areas or as a casual place to perch throughout the office. The Knoll Toboggan Sled Base Chair Desk is a dual-purpose tablet surface to support new ways of working. The pull up table can serve as a tablet work surface for lounge areas or as a casual place to perch throughout the office.

     

    The Knoll Toboggan Pull Up Table can help you Areas for socialization and informal collaboration The Knoll Toboggan Pull Up Table can help you create areas for socialization and informal collaboration, without taking up too much space. Its light weight structure allows for easy repositioning - pull one or two up when you need to collaborate. Several frame and seat options available.

     

    Materials Matter - Activate people’s senses with a wide range of textures, patterns and colours that can be soothing and relaxing, or energizing and stimulating and choose a variety of products and materials that display a level of craftsmanship.

    Fifty years after its introduction, the Pollock Chair continues to exude timeless elegance in any home or office. Fifty years after its introduction, the Knoll Pollock Chair continues to exude timeless elegance in any home or office. People thrive in environments that incorporate natural sunlight or provide accessibility to the outdoors.

     

    Create boundaries - Use screens, walls, other furniture or even plants to define spaces. This will create spaces that feel more permanent, and provide a place for focus when needed. People need to personalize the space and make it feel their own.

    Perched beside you, Sparrow brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare. Perched beside you, the Knoll Sparrow Desktop Light brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare.

     

    The Florence Knoll Mini Desk is a perfect fit for smaller spaces. At 48" X 26", this Top has transparent polyester coating in polished or satin finish to help eliminate use-associated stains The Florence Knoll Mini Desk is a perfect fit for smaller spaces. At 48" X 26", this mini desk's top has a transparent polyester coating in polished or satin finish to help eliminate use-associated stains. The legs and base have a polished chrome finish.

     

    Build some wellbeing into your work space. Warm, humanistic and natural materials layer together creating inspiring places where people want to work. Don’t settle for less — bring the performance, comfort and style of Knoll office furniture and accessories to your home office or small business and discover a whole new level of productivity.

    The Knoll Chadwick Chair couples a unique synchronized recline with a proprietary elastomeric fabric that together anticipate and respond to your body’s movements throughout the day with energizing comfort and a supportive ride. The Knoll Chadwick Chair couples a unique synchronized recline with a proprietary elastomeric fabric that together anticipates and responds to your body’s movements throughout the day with energizing comfort and a supportive ride.

     

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

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