AR:S is a design studio in Portland, maine dedicated to the creation of lasting objects, with an emphasis on the craft of woodworking and a respect for natural materials.
Foreside aims to celebrate our craft capabilities and define visible joinery in a new and evolutionary way. A pinned through tenon employed at each end of the row of vertical spindles on the bed comprise Foreside’s hallmark joint.
Model : FORESIDE BED
Designer : ADAM ROGERS
Editor : THOS MOSER
Period : 2016
Origin : UNITED STATES
Material : WOOD
Dimension : QUEEN AND KING SIZE
I wish you a very happy new year full of projects and surprizes ****
Discover my new selection of contemporary furniture, vintage, art & design over the world set up in the personal house of Louis Herman De Koninck.
This master of rational architecture continues today to animate the place and remains a permanent source of inspiration for me.
Discover the sculptures of Kaspar Hamacher, the wonderful papers of Isabelle de Borchgrave, the huge tags of Denis Meyers, the accessories of Jean-François d’Or, the subtles furnitures of Les frères Bouroullec & Patricia Urquiola, the elegant industrial lighting from Sammode, the Vignoli potteries, the black and beige circles of a ceramics trio by Ettore Sottsass and Studio Dimore, the tables by Catherine François, the carpet of the world by Michel Antoine, the sensational sculptures of Pol Quadens, her heartfelt links with photography are asserted in the hangings of Alain Richard and Reka Nyari works …
KASPAR HAMACHER, MULLER VAN SEVEREN, ZAHA HADID, ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE, FINN JUHL, JOANA VASCONCELOS, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, JEAN-FRANCOIS D’OR, STUDIO DIMORE, EDOUARD JANSSEN, ERWAN & RONAN BOUROULLEC, PATRICIA URQUIOLA, ARIK LEVY, ETTORE SOTTSASS, ALAIN RICHARD
Finn Juhl’s partnership with the furniture manufacturer France & Son gave birth to a series of furniture well-suited for industrial production, while staying true to the ideals of simple designs that reigned in the 1950s.
The most famous example of this cooperation is probably the Japan Series from 1957, which consists of an armchair, a footstool, a two-seater sofa and a three-seater sofa.
Model : JAPAN
Designer : FINN JUHL
Period : 1953
Origin : DENMARK
Material : WALNUT OR OAK
H 30,7″ W 70,9″ D 27,6″ SH 13,8″ THREE SEAT
H 30,7″ W 47,6″ D 27,6″ SH 13,8″ TWO SEAT
H 30,7″ W 24″ D 27,6″ SH 13,8″ ONE SEAT
H 30,7″ W 23,6″ D 27,6″ SH 13,8″ STOOL
Atem is a tribute to transparency. The modular structure, essential and geometric in every detail, leaves no room for superfluous. Each material is associated with a compositional element suggested by its features. The steel mesh, almost impalpable, lays bare the nature of the object, creating a veiled playful transparency.
Model : ATEM MODULAR SOFA
Designer : MARCO LAVIT NICORA
Dimension : 315 x 86 x 80cm
Patricia Urquiola’s Garden Layers
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. She lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic as well as Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. An assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, she is responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group.
In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, and installations. Amongst her latest projects in architecture are The Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue Hotel in Berlin, the Spa of the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, the Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan and the Il Sereno Hotel in Como; showrooms and installations for Gianvito Rossi, BMW, Cassina, Missoni, Moroso, Molteni, Officine Panerai, H&M, Santoni and the general concept of Pitti Immagine in Florence. She creates design products for the most important Italian and international companies, such as: Agape, Alessi, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Baccarat, Boffi, Budri, Cassina, De Padova, Driade, Ferragamo, Flos, Gan, Georg Jensen, Glas Italia, Haworth, Kartell, Kettal, Kvadrat, Listone, Giordano, Louis Vuitton, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Rosenthal and Verywood.
Some of her work is displayed in various museums and collections, such as MoMA in New York, Musée des Arts decoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Design in Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Triennale Museum in Milan.
She has won several international prizes and awards including the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal in Fine Arts) awarded by the Spanish Government; Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I; “Designer of the decade” for two German magazines, Home and Häuser, “Designer of the Year” for Wallpaper, Ad Spain, Elle Decor International and Architektur und Wohnen Magazine. She was the Ambassador of the Milan Expo in 2015. She was nominated Art Director of Cassina in September 2015.
Patricia Urquiola travelled to India where she was captivated by the delicacy and harmony of the Mughal architecture she found there. Gardens, terraces and miniatures found their way into her restless imagination inspiring a new collection which from the very first spark of creativity she wanted to be for the outdoors.
Garden Layers, the first outdoor adventure under the framework of the GAN Spaces series is a collection made up of rugs, mats, roll pillows and cushions that can be arranged in different ways…
The influence of the Orient in GARDEN LAYERS is evident in terms of the way it invites reclined relaxation on rugs and mats, supported on roll pillows and stuffed cushions. It can also be perceived in the fringes, the finishes and the geometry of its motifs.
Urquiola once again showcases her masterly design skills. Her creativity in interpreting other worlds and transporting us to them through her exquisite language.
The collection is available in three colour groups: terracotta, green ad blue. Its inspired design is combined with high-tech materials and fillings: weather resistant yarns and foams that dry rapidly (dryfast) in order to provide the perfect outdoor behaviour.
- Model: GARDEN LAYERS
- Designer or Artist: PATRICIA URQUIOLA
- Editor: GAN
- Period: 2017
- Origin: SPAIN
“CAN I DO THIS?”
With the Can sofa, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are seeking to go beyond the creation of a practical, elegant and comfortable design.
Their intention is actually to reinvigorate the whole idea of the sofa itself, from something inherently complicated, to something simple, relaxed and for everyone. I talked to Erwan Bouroullec to find out how you go about creating a sofa design that is aesthetic and practical.
Can lounge chaire – 1 seater:
L97 x W92,5 x H40/82 cm
Can sofa – 2 seater:
L172,4 x W92,5 x H40/82 cm
Can sofa – 3 seater:
L247 x W92,5 x H40/82 cm
Frame, powder coated steel tube:
Black, dark grey, light grey, re
Cover: Canvas in natural, army, grey, blue
Cushions: Canvas, Surface by Hay, Silk Leather
Model : CAN
Designer : BOUROULLEC BROTHERS
Period : 2017
Origin : FRANCE
Muller van Severen describes the designs as “like a curled up mattress or a sheet of paper
The designers worked with a stainless steel netting of two by two centimetre squares to create the daybeds, which they describe as looking “like a curled up mattress or a sheet of paper, waiting for someone to lie down”.
“You can see through the object, but still grasp the architecture,” said the designers. “Transparency makes the objects present and absent at the same time.”
“They don’t impose themselves on you, while they continue to be sculptural.”
Model : WIRE
Designer : MULLER VAN SEVEREN
Editor : MATTER
Period : 2016
Origin : BELGIUM
Ole Wanscher’s Daybed
Ole Wanscher (1903-1985), was born in Copenhagen in 1903 and was an architect and professor of architecture with furniture designs as his specialty. He came to shape Danish furniture, both as an active designer and as a master teacher. His furniture designs are now considered to be modern classics – sophisticated and functional.
Many of Ole Wanscher’s designs have become collector’s items due to their timelessness and beautiful finish. His OW150 daybed is no exception. The mattress almost floats on the straight legs finished with fine details. The delicate but strong frame holds the cotton webbing that supports the mattress
- Model: DAYBED
- Designer or Artist: OLE WANSCHER
- Editor: CARL HANSEN
- Period: 1949
- Origin: DENMARK
- Dimensions: L180 x H46 x D70 cm