Introducing a limited edition of our scented OeO candle – Kyoto edition.
OUR DAILY LOG OF INSPIRATION, THOUGHTS AND NEWS
Tulip season is coming!
“A heart tulip in Copenhagen” by Alfredo Häberli 2011
For a client we are currently working for we were in the search for a producer of bespoke boxes. Located in Amager (Copenhagen) we found Æskefabrikken ELVO A/S, established in 1923 – the coolest old school producer of bespoke boxes.
The 53rd edition of the annual Salone del Mobile is well over. As always, Milan is the place to be, to see and in which to be seen. This year compared to last year we detected a slight change of mind-set. The gloom and doom of recent years has been replaced by a positive sense of energy and optimism.
As usual it’s impossible to see everything – but from what we saw a few favourites spring to mind that we would like to give a special mention.
Wallpaper Handmade, this year at Leclettico, did it again; Quiet Motion (BMWi) by the Bouroullec brothers offered one of the more tranquil moments during Salone; our hero Angelo Mangiarotti at 10 Corso Como; ADIDAS by Tom Dixon. And finally, one thing that made a huge impact on us was NICHETTO = NENDO – this exhibition and exercise represents the future of design, which goes beyond the individual to embrace a holistic vision.
Quiet Motion moment. Bouroullec X BMWi.
Revolving Room by Patricia Urquiola.
Nendo for Ceasarstone.
Nichetto = Nendo. An experimental partnership between two designers, a play of intricate associations between things, where the designers cease to be autonomous and instead become part of a collective whole.
Oki Sato and Luca Nichetto.
David G from Karimoku New Standard at Rossanna Orlandi.
For the fourth year Wallpaper* had assembled an international cast of designers, craftsmen and makers to create a show during Salone del Mobile. This year at Leclettico in Via Gregorio.
Umbrella for Life by Naoto Fukasawa.
Butler no. 4 by Ron Gilad & The Woolmark Company
Headphones by Aëdle, Bettenfeld-Rosenblum and FLOZ.
Richard Meier’s chess set.
Marble chips by Michael Anastassiades.
‘Life is precious’ survival kit by Fort Standard.
Coming Soon Coffee Bar.
Kage suitcase by Tsatsas.
Pressure point shoe heel by Paul Cocksedge studio.
Globe by Mathias Hahn.
Tasting cabinet by Christian Haas, Marquis de Montesquiou and Theresienthal.
Mirror chair by Nina Tolstrup.
Wallpaper* Handmade launch party.
Tea with Georg at Rosanna Orlandi presenting the new collection by Scholten & Baijings.
Stellar Works exhibition at MOST this year.
Kyoto Lamp by OeO and Wohlert vintage.
Cotton Club Chair with Sukumo leather, from Stellar Works.
SW Collection with HOSOO Harlequin fabric.
Eclectic by Tom Dixon.
Factory installation created by Design Research Studio and set in an immense environment of a reconstructed 19th century railway station.
Tom Dixon for Adidas. From convertible travel bags and luggage to sleek sportwear and apparel.
Our favourite colour.
Studio Job and Lensvelt at MOST
New colours by Asahiyaki.
New vases by Asahiyaki.
Japan Handmade universe.
Single flower vase.
Celebrating two years anniversary of Stellar Works with designers and business partners.
10 Corso Como atmosphere.
Kris Ruhs works.
Angelo Mangiarotti at 10 Corso Como / Galleria Carla Sozzani.
The owner of our favorite Sicilian restaurant in Milan, Da Ottimofiore in Via Bramante.
See you next year!
This year’s Wallpaper* Handmade spectacle during Salone del Mobile was housed at contemporary gallery Leclettico and, for the fourth year Wallpaper* had assembled an international cast of designers, craftsmen and makers to create a show that was epic in scale and ambition.
Tray for writing tools in 2000-year-old lignified Japanese cedar by Nakagawa Mokkougei.
Precious box by Kaikado.
Ipad sleeve by Kohchosai Kosuga.
The well-accessories desk that was presented at contemporary gallery Leclettico during Salone del Mobile, 9-13 April.
OeO is excited to be part of Wallpaper* Handmade 2013 in collaboration with Japan Handmade and Stellar Works – bringing revitalised life to the time-honoured traditions of craftsmanship from Japan.
As previous years Wallpaper* Magazine has commissioned an international cast of designers, craftsmen and makers to conjure up remarkable works for the Wallpaper* Handmade showcase.
Wallpaper* Handmade at Leclettico
Via San Gregorio 39
Stellar Works returns to Milan in April 2013. This year at MOST – the design destination instigated by British designer Tom Dixon – where we present exciting new designs to feature in the cross-cultural universe of furniture, lighting and accessories.
Stellar Works has since its international launch in 2011 become a byword for cross-cultural design and manufacture. With a global reputation and worldwide distribution, Stellar Works enjoys extensive international media exposure and was selected by Wallpaper* magazine to be among the best new brands launched during Salone del Mobile 2012.
The Underground – Air & Water Pavilion
Via Olona 6B
From 9 to 14 April
After a successful debut at Maison & Objet in January 2013, the Japan Handmade collection designed by OeO has already garnered extensive interest and media exposure. On road for international expansion, Japan Handmade presents their novelties collection at MOST during this year’s Salone del Mobile 2013 as part of the Stellar Works universe.
The Underground – Air & Water Pavilion
Via Olona 6B
From 9 to 14 April
HOSOO has partnered with Danish high-end home entertainment brand Bang & Olufsen and Italian fashion house Pal Zileri for the exhibition ‘Craftsmanship Beyond Belief’. On display are the latest cuts in Italian suits and award-winning Danish speaker design – all featured with the COLLAGE fabric from HOSOO that takes its offspring in traditional collage techniques, which are adapted to create an exclusive and sophisticated contemporary design. The COLLAGE fabric is designed by OeO and nominated for the Danish Design Award 2012.
Showroom Pal Zileri, Corso Matteotti 9, 20122 Milan. From 11 to 13 April, from 10:00 to 14:00.
Opening event: 10 April (by invitation only).
Being truly design driven means leveraging on the potential of design and developing a clear differentiation on the market via strong products, compelling storytelling and a clear design signature.
That is the task that OeO has undertaken for the Danish company Pressalit, one of the leading manufacturers of toilet seats and specialised bathroom solutions for people with disabilities, a company with a great design legacy and a strong CSR profile.
In 2012, Pressalit teamed up with OeO to define a new direction of working with design and designers,
and to create an inspirational and highly visual experience for presentation of the Pressalit universe at the ISH fair in Frankfurt.
The starting point for developing the ISH concept was to create a dynamic and innovative environment that offered a comprehensive approach and a good balance between the narrative and the sales-oriented. The concept takes its starting point in four of Pressalit’s design values and is bound together by the flexible and functional GRID system. With GRID, a strong visual cohesion is established at the stand – a dynamic and almost landscape-like installation, which attracts attention from afar.
Design driven evolution is the keyword for the new direction developed for Pressalit, bringing new perspective to the company’s design legacy, using design as a strategic tool to position the brand, and reaching a new global audience via contemporary design solutions that communicate the values and qualities of Pressalit. One of the first result is a fresh new offering in the market developed by Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings, creator of the new Colour Blend series that offers consumers a new opportunity to style the bathroom with simple and beautiful patterns. The new Colour Blend series was launched at ISH in Frankfurt, 10-14 March 2013.
Pressalit Colour Blend by Scholten & Baijings
Designer Stefan Scholten and Dan Koch Boyter, Executive Vice President at Pressalit
A new journey has just begun.
Photography: Lars Mardahl/Pressalit