Tai Ping and designer duo Ed Ng and Terence Ngan created a collection dedicated to the Greek cloud goddess Nephele
Paris, 16 January 2018 – The renowned carpet manufacturer Tai Ping in cooperation with the designer duo Ed Ng and Terence Ngan from AB Concept celebrates the premiere of its latest collection Nephele at the Paris Déco Off. The four couture carpets of Nephele, named after the Greek cloud goddess, represent different bird’s eye views down to the world.
The finest marble furniture is made in the heart of Italy. Also the classic “Pedestal Table” of the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, which he designed in 1957 for Knoll International, is produced in a marble manufacture in Tuscany. Each “Pedestal Table” is unique because the marbling of each tabletop is individual. The “Pedestal” plates are transported from the marble factory to the Knoll production in Foligno, where the table legs are installed. After a twelve-weeks manufacturing process the furniture is ready for the showrooms.
At the Private Cocktail on Tuesday, 16 January 2018, Boffi Cologne presents collection novelties of the design companies Boffi, De Padova and MA / U Studio on the occasion of Passagen 2018. For the first time in Germany, the iconic Boffi kitchen Cove by Zaha Hadid Design will be on display. De Padova shows the elegant Sofa Square 16, the redesign of a timeless classic. The Danish design company MA / U Studio presents the minimalist shelving system RIG.
In two articles, the peculiarities of these two renowned companies are described. For the luxury manufacturer House of Tai Ping, some carpets are still handmade on old jacquard looms. Christian Fischbacher knows about the unpredictability of textiles and why not all tomatoes are the same.
In May 2017, Florence Knoll celebrated her 100th birthday. This significant personality in the furniture industry has helped to build a company that successfully sells designs still to the present day. In an interview, Demetrio Apolloni, President of Knoll Europe, explains how the legendary designer influenced brand values.
Because he was so disturbed by the “tangle of legs” under a table, Eero Saarinen designed the “Pedestal Collection” in the late 1950s. Table, stool and chair rest on an elegant foot, which they owe the nickname “Tulip”. As an architect, Eero Saarinen designed swinging concrete buildings. As a designer, he wanted to invent forms that were as innovative as his buildings.
Elegant tubular steel furniture and glass buildings: The sensual-elegant minimalism of the German architect Mies van der Rohe has been an inspiration for many other architects – and it still is today. His furniture has become a worldwide classic and has been re-edited by Knoll International.