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Another year of the world renowned IMM Cologne has passed. And as always, the IMM Cologne has out done itself once again when presenting the latest global furniture and interior design trends. The innovative designs inspire the coming seasons trends as the event is a key driver and a creative centre in the global furniture market scene.

From the moment we entered, we were sent into another world filled with unparalleled inspiration in all things furniture. The sheer degree of expertise within one European city was immense and profoundly stimulating, being able to experience all the latest innovations and concepts come to light.

The trend towards re-releasing vintage and new modern classics has become a well-established one within the furniture sector. This year was no different as we saw many of the biggest brands celebrate their heritage and values in their new collections. A key influence was retro inspired classic designs with bold and brash colour clashes. It is clear that these classic designs are timeless and authentic as they are re-released with a contemporary twist.

Freifrau Leya Lounge Chair

Design: Birgit Hoffmann & Christoph Kahleyss

Freifrau Romy Cocktailsessel

Design: Patrick Frey

With the top international decisions makers, the industry’s most important opinion leaders and disseminators in one place, IMM Cologne allowed us to experience all of the trends of tomorrow, today. Or rather the designs of yesteryear, in a new light.

To see some of the trends that inspired us, check out our Instagram page!

The KFF MAVERICK range is a mixture of classic retro with a modern touch. Designed by Birgit Hoffmann, the range has been able to translate the archetype into a modern up to date form play.

The MAVERICK table has been conceptualised for both home and commercial use. Made from timber and can be customised to your desired length, with the option of felt gliders. The solid timber frame supports the table top timber veneer or solid with bevelled or square edge.

KFF Maverick Table

The MAVERICK chair is the epitome of classic design with a modern twist. The very recognisable design has been revamped; we can see Hoffmann’s style and personality come through with the flared legs that a consistent throughout the range.

The chair has a solid wooden frame and is available with or without armrests. The seat shell made of moulded and laminated plywood or upholstered and covered. With the option of plastic and felt gliders.

KFF Maverick Chair

Lastly, the MAVERICK Bar Stool is ergonomically designed to be perfectly comfortable for everyone who sits in it. The upholstered bar stool with high and low backrest is available in 2 heights. The seat shell is of moulded laminated plywood, upholstered and covered, its sits on top of the wooden frame. Plastic or felt gliders optional.

KFF Maverick Bar Stool

Check out our website to find out more about the KFF MAVERICK Range!

When we think of RENZ, we think of distinctively innovative shapes and superior durability.  Justus Kolberg’s Sono desk is just that. It adheres to minimalist design standards by perfectly integrating architectural elements. The fusion of strikingly clear and masculine aluminium frames and cabinets balances open forms with closed elements. With the provision to integrate the latest modern communication technology, this desk encourages productivity in the work environment.

The containers are grouped together as desired, allowing for complete customisation. The aluminium frames support desks of various lengths with the options of either glass or fine veneer.

Other options include: round and rectangular conference tables as well as electrically driven height-adjustable table-tops.

If you would like to find out more about the RENZ Sono range, visit our website.

 

The Saloni Internazionale del Mobile in Milan has closed it’s gates a month ago and I bet you know as well as we do that the industry’s air is buzzing with news, ideas and inspiration. it’s design’s focus this year was to see what two of our brands were installing to kick off the new season. We just can’t get enough new designs in our workshops. And really – most of their new comers were not only hitting the international trend but are also right down the it’s design alley.

Both Prostoria and KFF have preparing their presentations months ahead and have come up with some stylish new designs. We know which ones we fell in love with right away,  but which ones would you like to see in your office, show room, studio or private home?

Here is a selection of our top Prostoria and KFF Saloni 2014 products, do you like them as much we do? And which are your favourites? We’d love to see your comments below.

OBLIQUE Table by Prostoria. Designer: Newmen/ForUse

OBLIQUE Table and Chair by Prostoria. Designer: Newman/ForUse

OBLIQUE Chair by Prostoria. Designer: Newman/ForUse

MONK chair by Prostoria. Design: Grupa

YOUMA chair by KFF. Design by Sven Dogs.

YOUMA chair by KFF. Design by Sven Dogs.

ARTUS by KFF

YCKS by KFF. Design by Designmanufaktur Lemgo.

YCKS by KFF. Design by Designmanufaktur Lemgo.

Let us know if you need any more information about the products, we have all details up our sleeves but not yet in our online catalogue. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Awwww…Usually you can’t really say that we are about cute things here at it’s design. If you’d asked me, I’d usually say we like the clear and minimal designs with a touch of luxury and perfect finish. Coming from hipster Berlin, these felt products by Parkhaus are still very minimal but – really  – they are also very cute.  Like their egg cosies David and Victoria. One comes with lop ears one with upright ears. Now guess which one is which and more importantly –  why? I can tell you it’s an entertaining question at the dinner table.

Every of our Parkhaus items, from place mats to seat pads and egg cosies comes in 32 colours which allows you give your table a personal touch. And because we think the egg cosies are made to star on every Easter party, we started decorating in Parkhaus style – colourful, minimal, cool, and just a tiny bit silly, fun and CUTE.

 

Easter party a la Parkhaus on Baltas Table with Texas Chairs by KFF

David, the lop eared egg cosy

Victoria, the egg cosy with upright ears

Egg on round square placemat

Round square mat small, medium and large with chick

 

 

Round square mat small, medium and large without chick

Love the felt as much as we do? For orders and more details of all Parkhaus products in our catalogue, click here. Please note that orders for Easter must be placed soon as the product will be individually cut to your specification.

And of course – as always – we’d love to hear your feedback on our products!

Last but not least a big thank you to our photographer Deborah for the pre-easter breakfast session.

Happy early Easter people of good taste!

 

 

Over the past 10 years Croatia has become one of Australian’s favourite European holiday destinations. We love the colourful and sunny country with all it’s beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, Balkan food as well as direct and good humoured people. It simply makes a perfect affordable holiday destination of pure indulgence. In fact – let’s speak it out loud- we love it because it reminds us of home but is so very different.

So now there is a young and award winning design and manufacturing company called Prostoria that brings mediterranean sensuality paired with continental rationality directly from Zagreb into Australian homes and offices. The sustainable and adaptable materials perfectly suit our warm climate and the detail focused manufacturing guarantees a long term customer experience with the fun, young and most of all clever designs.

Prostoria was originally founded in 2010 near Zagreb, Croatia under name of “Kvadra” by Tomislav Knezovi. From the start Tomislav worked closely with several collectives of young designers to create unique and well thought through contemporary couches and chairs. Austrian-Croatian design collective NUMEN/FORUSE already design on an international level, whereas Ivana Borovnjak & Roberta Bratovi, the trio Grupa, Sanja Knezovic and design studio Redesign are the newcomers that create Prostoria’s fresh ideas.

 

Segment – is a modular sofa program available in numerous configurations. Designed by NUMEN/FORUSE.

Revolve – a clear lined modular sofa-bed for homes and offices. Designed by NUMEN/FORUSE, Ivana Borovnjak & Roberta Bratovic.

Revolve – winner of the RED DOT Award for product design 2012. Designed by NUMEN/FORUSE, Ivana Borovnjak & Roberta Bratovic.

3angle – Chairs and Sofas that hug the body. Designed by GRUPA.

Pil-low – an easy transformable sofa-bed for the home or office. Designed by REDESIGN.

Cloud – the modular sofa is an ideal furnishing for larger spaces. Designed by Sanja Knezovicfor.

Have a look at all our Prostoria products and tell us what you think! We always love hearing your thoughts on our new designs.

If you want to know more about prices and bulk orders please shoot us an email and we will get back to you in the blink of an eye.

And if you feel like reading up on that hip bunch of young Croatian designers, find more information about Prostoria on their website.

Hope to hearing from you soon!

Aug 02

Belfakto

I would really be curious to hear what you think? As we begin releasing some of our new Belfakto table ranges. So far the people we have shown have marvelled at these tables and their unique design, the workmanship and engineering. The Belfakto statement when passion takes shape seems to be on the mark.

Unorthodox. Refined. Unexpectedly different. Vibrant. Elegant. These are some words used to describe the complex and elaborate intersecting structures that make up the tables from Belfakto. Is it any surprise that they won the 2013 German Design Council’s Interior Innovation Award for the Xenia table?

I hope you take some time to get to know the collection and find inspiration in these truly unique and amazing furniture pieces.

Jul 11

Kvadra

One thing that has been missing from our range over the years has been a sofa collection. A collection that meets our design requirements. There are so many sofa designs that are… well just rectangular. Boxes.

This changed at the beginning of the year when we met the people from Kvadra. At first it was their designs that stuck my attention, in particular the Segment. However, as we got to know each other it became clear that our philosophies also align. Kvadra is a young company formed in 2010. Much younger than it’s design in terms of existence. Yet our people are a similar age. Kvadra, like it’s design, lays value on the craftsman techniques and quality workmanship, combined with modern machinery and processes. A focus on comfort with the understanding that the desire for aesthetic is part of human need. Being a young dynamic group of people exchanging ideas, curious about new materials, exploring new ways and designs. There are so many parallels between us this was obviously a perfect partnership. Explore their collection and follow us on FacebookLinkedInPinterest, Twitter and Google+ as we add new models to the range.

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