arik ben simhon at milan design week 09 arik ben simhon at milan design week 09
may 10, 2009

arik ben simhon at milan design week 09

‘mr. t’ sofa by arik ben simhon

‘for the new collection I started by looking at 1930’s movement photography and juxtaposed this with fashion. sport was pivotal in fashion since the1970’s with functional high performance sport clothing moving from the gym and streets to high fashion context. I wanted to capture this with furniture that is made to the highest quality but that maintains an edgy and informal edge…’ – arik ben simhon

arik ben simhon presented his now collection of upholstery and furniture pieces during milan design week 09. the collection draws inspiration from the world of sport with upholstery shapes referencing the protective sportswear and pads used in hockey and skateboarding as well as polished tubular stainless steel structures of a gym equipment.

‘mr. t’ sofa image © designboom

detail of padding of ‘mr. t’ sofa image © designboom

‘box’ chair collection image © designboom ‘box’ chair by arik ben simhon image © designboom

‘bambino’ high chairs image © designboom

‘mickey max’ chaise longue image © designboom

‘bici’ stools image © designboom

‘donaldo’ rocking chair image © designboom

detail of ‘donaldo’ chair image © designboom

‘goldy’ sofa image © designboom

detail of ‘goldy’ sofa image © designboom

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