Edit '18, 2018
twentytwentyone's Edit ’18 saw the launch of a defining mix of new contemporary and classic designs for the London Design Festival.
Edit ’18 explored the varied use of materials, processes and form. A host of materials including wood, wool, concrete, paper and steel reflected a diverse range of processes producing both handcrafted and machine-made designs.
The works of eminent twentieth-century designers, Borge Mogensen, Bodil Kjaer and Pierre Paulin were relaunched alongside respected contemporary counterparts with new works by Barber & Osgerby, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Pauline Deltour, Cecile Manz, Tiipoi, Sebastian Wrong and Jun Yasumoto.
twentytwentyone presented Pierre Paulin’s Pacha chair (left). Originally designed in 1975, the chair reflects Paulin’s ability to develop new and original designs for contemporary seating. The Pacha appears to ‘float’ on a recessed plinth and has a monolithic form with organic proportions providing a personality and warmth. Between the chairs is the Tavolotto side table, designed by Maddalena Casadei for Fucina, this table appears to be milled from a singular block. In fact, it is invisibly welded.
Originally designed as part of a themed exhibition for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild in 1950, Borge Mogensen’s, Hunting table (above, top left) celebrates the use of solid wood. The table has a narrow top and generous radius to corner and its stability is ensured by diagonal metal braces.
Designed in 1959 by Danish architect Bodil Kiær, the Indoor-Outdoor series (above, top right) was conceived for use in Modernist interior and exterior spaces. The collection possesses strict geometric forms yet is generous in scale and ergonomic considerations.
Pauline Deltour’s cabinets (above, middle left) take inspiration from curves found in the automotive industry. The bodies are functional while the doors become a façade oversailing the case and folding to become tactile handles, with subtle personality. Paired with Deltours cabinet was Tiipoi's Siment vases (left) as well as Fucina's side table, the Bouroullec Brothers, Blur rug and Cecile Manz's Separat room divider.
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