Thursday, April 20, 2006

Fuori Salone - Established & Sons. I first came across the new British furniture design manufacture, Established & Sons on a great TV program, which doesn't exist anymore, on CNN, it was called Design 360. And, as this seems to be a "Rule Britiannia" moment in time; The Anglomania exhibition, opens May 3th - September 4th at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Today, is Her Majesty, Queen Elisabeth II's, 80th birthday and tomorrow her predecessor Queen Elisabeth I is portrayed by Helen Mirren in a two-part drama miniseries, on HBO called "Virgin Queen" in the U.S.A. Let's not get distracted and get back to design. Established & Sons was launched last year at the Milan Furniture Fair. They introduced a collection of products designed by Britain's best design talents, celebrating and encouraging the diverse talents the country has to offer. This year, in the expansive Pelota location, alongside ten new products and introducing two new designers, the premier collection (now in production), as well as, the company's Limited Edition designs were shown. Amanda Levete of Furture Systems's new Drift bench, shown above, is an impressive, exaggerated, elongated form, it has a fluid Language that is characteristic of the work of Future Systems's architects. They boast an impressive list of clients. Two versions are available of the bench, either the red high gloss reinforced plastic or a layered beech plywood Limited Edition of twelve. Pin It

No comments: