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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.

  • Lollygagging with Loll Designs

    Loll Designs produces outdoor furniture and accessories for the modern lollygagger. Loll designs and manufactures durable, all-weather outdoor furniture made from 100% recycled plastic – mostly from single-use milk jugs. Loll’s modern outdoor furniture adds a unique and contemporary aesthetic to outdoor spaces.

    The Loll 4-Slat Adirondack has more comfort than you would expect from an outdoor chair, and even more so when you factor in that you will never have to work on it. The thick recycled plastic feels solid and at more than 50 pounds this chair will not blow around. With your choice of a clean flat profile or more traditional curves, the contoured back and seat will make you want to lollygag for hours and feel good about it too. Unlike most Adirondacks, we have hidden nearly every fastener for the cleanest lines. The Loll Adirondack Collection of Chairs and Tables has more comfort than you would expect from an outdoor chair. The thick recycled plastic feels solid and at more than 50 pounds this chair will not blow around. The contoured back and seat will make you want to lollygag for hours and feel good about it too. Unlike most Adirondacks, we have hidden nearly every fastener for the cleanest lines. Also available in kids' sizes.

     

    Based in Duluth, MN, Loll’s history dates back to 1997 with the creation of TrueRide, a design and building contractor specializing in custom municipal skate parks. The TrueRide crew designed, built, installed and serviced more than 400 custom skateboard parks across the nation and abroad during a 10­ year period.

    With a nod back to our beginnings as TrueRide, Loll teamed up with Grow Anthology to design this monster of a longboard. The deck is made with ½ inch thick paper composite Richlite and is both rigid and flexible and at 35 ¼ inches long and 9 inches wide you have plenty of stance options and the 25 3/4 inch wheel base is superbly stable. The Avila 3DM 75mm wheels have an incredibly smooth feel on a variety of surfaces and the Gullwing 50(add degree symbol) trucks make for effortless turning. HDPE truck risers and wheel cut outs in the deck allow for deep carving and an integrated bottle opener is there for emergencies. Whether you’re out cruising or using the Lollygagger Longboard for transportation, it’s a sweet ride. Skate or Die With a nod back to their beginnings as TrueRide, Loll designed this monster of a longboard. Whether you’re out cruising or using the Lollygagger Longboard for transportation, it’s a sweet ride.

    dsc_7599 The Loll Heritage Balance Bike is made out of recycled plastic. Complete with Arbor Wood handlebars, 12” wheels, adjustable seat height, a genuine Heritage medallion, and a lot of built-in fun and love.

     

    Originally, Loll used recycled post­industrial plastic (scrap that has been diverted or recovered during the manufacturing process), but by 2007, they began sourcing post-consumer plastic (material that has been used by consumers and diverted or recovered from waste destined for a landfill). This is when Loll, as both a product and a company, really started to take shape as a green company. An estimated eight recycled milk jugs go into each pound of a Loll Adirondack Chair, which equals about 400 milk jugs per chair. Loll's recycled material is 100% recyclable, so its purpose can change again into another useful product when that day comes.

     

    The complete group includes a Lounge, Rocker, and Side Car Table all styled with convenient handles and a sporty stripe. The Lounge is designed for numerous sitting positions either down low or up top in the bleacher position. The bleacher seat also doubles as a standing height table. The Rocker is wider and lower and sets the driver in a perfect balance of bodily comfort and mental relaxation. The Side Car table ties the collection together and will help make pit stops last as long as necessary. Both the Lounge and Rocker have an open storage trunk in the back for outdoor accessories. Beneath the top shelf on the Lounge is installed a stainless steel bottle opener for quick bottle changes. Helmet and suit not included. Made in Duluth, MN, USA. The complete Loll Racer Collection includes a Lounger, a Rocker, and a Side Car Table all styled with convenient handles and a sporty stripe. Both the lounger and rocker have an open storage trunk in the back for outdoor accessories. Beneath the top shelf on the lounger is a stainless steel bottle opener for quick bottle changes. Racing helmet not included.

    Inspired by the ubiquitous “motel” chair from the 1940’s, Pliny the Lounger is a timely update on this classic. Designed and manufactured by Loll Designs with Sielaff Corporation using sustainable materials, a stainless steel frame is married to Loll’s 100% recycled and recyclable high-density polyethylene. Pliny features an elegantly mandrel bent 1” tubular stainless steel frame with poly seat and back. The welded tube frame has no open ends and is a one- piece construction that will last a lifetime. The Pliny has that classic “bounce” feel that brings the seated back to a moment in their familiar past, but the chairs’ new roots are clearly in the present. The Pliny Ottoman accompanies the chair and can double as a side table or stool. Inspired by the ubiquitous “motel” chair from the 1940s, the Loll Pliny Lounger is a timely update on a classic. The Pliny has that classic “bounce” feel that brings the you back to a moment in your past, but the chairs’ new roots are clearly in the present. The Pliny Ottoman accompanies the chair and can double as a side table or stool. Eleven fun colours available.

    The Loll Alfresco Table and Chairs Collection will clean-up easily and requires no maintenance. The Loll Alfresco Table and Chairs Collection mixes and matches lots of colour choices and options. They all clean-up easily and require no maintenance.

     

    Loll has lots of fun accessories to brighten your outdoor space, including three very chic birdhouses for your avian friends. This one has a great "Dwell" roof line.

    Just like our furniture, the Loll birdhouse will last a long time. A clean and modern approach to what should be simple avian living; our birdhouse was designed by humans with the birds in mind. No assembly required with easy mounting and easy access for cleaning out the old nest. Just like their furniture, the Loll Birdhouse will last a long time. A clean and modern approach to what should be simple avian living; their Birdhouse was designed by humans with birds in mind. No assembly required with easy mounting and easy access for cleaning out the old nest. Eleven colours.

     

    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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