jaime hayon and luca nichetto for danish furniture brand &tradition
 
jaime hayon and luca nichetto for danish furniture brand &tradition
sep 09, 2015

jaime hayon and luca nichetto for danish furniture brand &tradition

jaime hayon and luca nichetto for danish furniture brand &tradition
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known for their long established catalog of unique furniture and lighting pieces, danish design company &tradition embodies scandinavian aesthetics while tying heritage and innovation. for the occasion of maison et objet 2015 in paris, &tradition has collaborated with the spanish designer jaime hayon and italian designer luca nichetto to launch their individual furniture series for the home.

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the furniture collections by jaime hayon and luca nichetto has been launched at this year’s maison et objet
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named ‘cloud’, the lounge furniture set is the first collaboration between &tradition and the stockholm-based designer luca nichetto. the series include one, two, and three-seated sofa along with a matching pouf. encompassing elegance, the range evokes warmth and comfort- giving a living room space a clean silhouette.  fabricated from plywood covered in foam, the back and armrest structure is made from solid wood and steel.

 

 

meanwhile the legs are crafted from steel coated in colors that match cloud’s fabrics. the entire series is upholstered with high quality kvadrat textiles by raf simons and all pieces in the family come in black blue, volcano red, dessert stone or ivory white. overall, the sofas combines the tradition of structured upholstery in scandinavian design with the emphasis on fabrics and comfort known in italian design.

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the two-seater ‘cloud’ sofa in dessert stone
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luca nichetto comments on his cloud series: ‘what i really like about this project, is that &tradition and I had the time to go really deep into all the details, and to focus on what kind of fabric to use, what colors, and what stitching.’ the result is a subtle chromatic play between fabric and stitching, with innovative stitching patterns and color combinations.’

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the entire series is upholstered with kvadrat textiles by fashion designer raf simons
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nichetto continues: ‘the goal was to be unique, to use the fabrics in an original way, because of the compact dimensions of the furniture in the cloud series, they are perfectly adaptable to contemporary living spaces. ultimately, the highest priority has been comfort and cozyness.’

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jaime hayon has once again collaborated with &tradition to present is ‘palette table’ series
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‘tables are where people exchange ideas, express emotions and connect with each other,’ explains spanish artist and designer jaime hayon. ‘as a multi-purpose object, why not design a multi-tiered table where different sizes, shapes, colors and materials converge together?’  influenced by alexander calder’s symbolic kinetic sculptures, jaime hayon’s series of ‘palette tables’ beautifully creates a harmony by layering disparate sizes, shapes, colors and materials to produce a refined and cohesive design.

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the series comes in three combinations and sizes
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this equilibrium within the three designs give a feeling of motion in a static object where the blend in materials, heights and structure forms a unified, and delicate ornament for the interior space. the choice in materials such as polished marble, stained ash veneer and steel give the design a sense of animation

 

 

the ‘cloud sofas’, ‘palette tables’ and the ‘formakami lights’ were all presented at maison et objet 2015.

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referencing alexander calder’s kinetic sculptures where various shapes are suspended in air but kept in place
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‘the polished marble brings a sense of nobility, while the oak adds earthiness. with metal as the stabilizing factor connecting different shapes, colors and materials together. with each table offering three surfaces to choose from, it’s a modern answer to our multi-tasking lives.’ comments &tradition’s brand director martin kornbek hansen

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the base is made from welded and powder coated steel tubes
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the table tops are made from laser cut satin polished brass, polished marble and stained oak veneer
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each hayon lounge table is a lesson in geometry
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the varying heights of the table adapts to people’s multitasking lives
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each table is a composition of three distinctive shapes beautifully balanced at different heights
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jaime hayon’s formakami pendant lamps
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jaime hayon sees the launch of his ‘formakami’ light series. known for blurring the lines between art, decoration and design, the collection of three pendant lamps reminiscent of the paper lanterns. seen often in asian cultures, lanterns were used for celebration or simply an ornament reflecting hope and prosperity. by blending tradition and history with modern techniques, hayon’s handmade rice paper lights respond to &tradition’s founding principle and his penchant for playfulness.

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each lamp is suspended and handmade using rice paper
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interview with &tradition’s managing director martin kornbek hansen at M&O paris
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