If you are touring design week 2011 in Milan, be sure to check out the Meet My Project group show featuring 18 top designers and their latest projects.
Archive for April, 2011
TON was awarded the prestigious prize RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2011 for its product MERANO, designed by Alexander Gufler, a young Italian designer living in Austria. Within the competition, also the numb servant PETALO by the Italian designer Eugenie Minerva was acknowledged, receiving a special prize of HONORABLE MENTION in the category of Product Design 2011.
The international competition RED DOT DESIGN AWARD ranks among the biggest and the most renowned competitions in the world, dealing with the processing and design of products. Every year, an independent international commission evaluates registered products and evaluates them according to strict criteria, such as the degree of innovation, functionality and general product quality. This method of organization and evaluation is a guarantee of respectability of the competition which is supported and renowned throughout the world.
The new modern chair MERANO got its name from the hometown of the Italian designer Alexander Gufler. The dominant elements of the chair are two bent plywood sheets axially intersecting each other, serving as the seat and the back support. Despite the bends, the legs (bearing element) of the chair support the traditional bends of the TON products and remained completely straight. The used materials ensure stability and firmness while maintaining a very low weight. MERANO is designed both for those who choose a chair mostly for its look, and for people who prefer its practical aspect while sitting.
So TON continues its success when in February this year it became the MANUFACTURER OF YEAR 2010 in the Czech Grand Design prizes awarded by the Design Academy of the Czech Republic and with the bar chair RIOJA it won another international award "INTERIOR INNOVATION AWARD 2011", the prestige of which is right behind RED DOT.
Designed by Olgoj Chorchoj is an all wood chair simple in shape but detailed in quality elaboration and clean lines created a chair that complements a transfer between the Scandinavian pen-graved chairs.
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Shanghai designed by Olgoj Chorchoj.
Even during these hurried times, many of us like to learn new things about this world. Some set out on distant trips; some like to contemplate in the warmth of their homes, next to the fireplace with a glass of wine and a book in their hands. And these are just the kind of people that the set of a table and the so-called Shanghai reader’s chair are intended for. Thanks to the shortening of the back legs, you will be reclined while sitting, which caters to the “reader’s” ergonomics and thus creates a nice feeling of comfort.
Debuts May 22, 2011
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