deesawat thai outdoor collection 2012
‘bottle’ outdoor collection by zero first design, 2012 image © designboom
thai design firm deesawat has displayed their latest outdoor lounge furniture collection at IFFS, the international furniture fair singapore and TIFF, thailand’s international furniture fair held in bangkok from march 14th – 18th of 2012. the three pieces of by zero first design each possess a wide base paired with an elongated and tapered backrest. the unique silhouette of the series ultimately informs collection’s name – ‘the bottle’. the light wood lounge furniture ensemble evokes the shape of a bottle partially obscured from view, as if resting in the sand of the beaches familiar to the designers. the inviting patio pieces are comprised of a large lounge seat and two relaxed chairs handcrafted from sustainable, plantation-grown or reclaimed teak. the wood-formed backrest of the largest unit encompasses more than half of the thick circular seat, realizing a sheltering space from arched timber beams which seem to grow from the base of the unit until joined in a small circle several feet above the center of the lounge chair. the two smaller components of the eco-friendly series are encircled by struts which decrease in size at various lengths from the highest point on the right until the lowest point on the left side.
exhibition at IFFS/AFS international singapore furniture fair 2012 image © designboom
‘bottle’ lounge chairs and lamps
‘pumpkin’ chair by toshiyuki kita, 2012
the ‘pumkin’ chair by toshiyuki kita was designed as a new character piece for the outdoor furniture. in general, outdoor pieces are all formed more in a straight line. but the pumkin chair has been designed to match with the curve of the arm so that the user may rest comfortably on this outdoor piece.
‘nest tree’ collection by nakarin kamsera , 2010
‘nest tree’ by tae suzuki from zero first design and nakarin kamsera is architecturally contemporary and unique in rousing the surroundings. the piece will not sit idle in the garden as humans and birds alike may enjoy resting upon ‘nest tree’. the unit was also conceived as a structure from which hanging plants may grow from. as part of the ‘green factory’, this collection utilizes small cuts of wood in order to create a unique design and pattern.
‘nest tree’ table
‘star’ side table
‘star’ side tables
deesawat exhibition at TIFF thailand international furniture fair 2012 image © designboom
‘up’ lamps, ‘bottle’ lounges and ‘nest tree’ coat hanger image © designboom
‘nest tree’ tables image © designboom
deesawat is one of the leaders of the flourishing wood industry in thailand as the company was founded in 1972 and located in the laksi area of bangkok. the organization has secured 30,000 sqm of production spaces with over 300 skilled workers, and possesses it’s own wood working facilities in order to ensure work of the finest craftsmanship and highest precision. deesawat is known as a company which specializes in saw milling and wood flooring but has now diversified to include furniture production. whilst its name is associated with teakwood, deesawat has incorporated alternative materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, synthetic rattan, batyline and sunbrella as well. due to continuous improvement as well as design development, the company has developed a strong foundation and foothold in the world market and will present their outdoor collection at the salone del mobile in milan in april 17th – 22nd of 2012 and at ICFF in new york may 19th – 22nd of 2012.
TIFF thailand international furniture fair 2012 is a green-oriented furniture fair that assembles the best of thailand’s designers in a central meeting point. at this annual gathering visitors experience the diversity and creativity of thai design in addition to witnessing the newest collections and taking advantage of the opportunity to readily network with manufacturers, exporters and other influential players in the thai furniture industry.
international furniture fair singapore / ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS) the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS), began in 1981 and has since come to be regarded by industry experts as asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into the global market. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded the ‘approved international fair’ status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players,with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia developed to expand the scope of the show.
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