INDIA MAHDAVI (UK)
Ladurée Beverly Drive, Los Angeles
Project Info: Marie-Antoinette goes to Hollywood, and stops over in a POP garden of delights ‘à la française’ – California dreaming with a French twist. The designer provides an elegant setting of white latticework punctuated by giant, mirrored flowers that come alive in the sunlight. Along with banquettes covered in pale green leather, her version of Gio Ponti’s classic high-back wicker chair is reimagined with pale pink leather pads.
LUCA NICCHETTO (ITALY)
A selection of his 2017 releases, like ‘Pluvia’, ‘Canal’ and ‘Murano’ chairs for Ethimo, Moooi and Offecct
Project Info: Pluvia for Ethimo – A stackable outdoors chair with an aluminium frame and soft curves of a woven backrest in synthetic fibre. The juxtaposition of materials ensures stability and enhances the comfort.
Canal chair for Moooi – Evoking the bows of Venetian boats, the monochrome multi-tone look and different colour combinations can be tailored through bespoke embroideries, and a variety of legs making it suitable for contract interiors.
Murano chair for Offecct – From the shapes of Scandinavian furniture design to lines that seem to evoke the fluidity and malleability of heat-treated glass, here the seat and backrest are ‘moulded’ by a minimal tubular structure, ending in a small offset, useful as a handle or a hook for bags/coats.
TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA (JAPAN)
A selection of his 2017 releases, like Glass Fountain for Glas Italia and S.F. _ Senses of the Future exhibition for LG.
Glass Fountain for Glas Italia – the precious and poetic crystal clear pieces of the ‘Glass Fountain’ series for Glas Italia have resulted from the intersection of craftsmanship and industrial process. The making starts with a disc-shaped sheet of glass, which is transformed into a three dimensional vase to depict the water flow of a fountain, organic forms only nature can create.
The ’S.F. _ Senses of the Future’ exhibition for LG is an immersive large-scale light installation. On show during Milan Design Week 2017, it featured a gigantic ‘WALL OF THE SUN’ of nearly 30,000 individual OLED light modules and S.F CHAIRS that projected poetic images of light with LG’s dual-view (double-sided) OLED digital signage product (only 15 mm in thickness), specially created for this artwork.