richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013
 
richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013
apr 07, 2013

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013

‘frame’ by alexander seifried for richard lampertall images courtesy of richard lampert

 

 

 

in its 20th year of business, furniture manufacturer richard lampert presents two new shelving systems on the occasion of salone del mobile 2013: ‘atelier’ by marco dessi and ‘frame’ by alexander seifried; which will be accompanied by a presentation of pieces the german company has produced–from classic to more unconventional designs–over the last two decades to celebrate this anniversary. 

 

designboom recently spoke with richard lampert and asked him how the collection has evolved over the past years, about the various collaborations he has been involved in during this time, and what we should look forward to seeing from the company during milan design week 2013. see our richard lampert interview here

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘frame’ is available in three different heights and two different widths

 

 

 

alexander seifried‘s ‘frame’ takes its formal cues from ‘eiermann shelving’ by ego eierman, in which the young german designer wanted to create a contemporary standing version of the classic 1932 storage system–one of the archetypes in the history of shelf construction which never actually made it into serial production. seifried’s interpretation is composed of a basic frame–in either white, black or grey–which is combined with steel tubes reminiscent of the ‘eiermann shelf’ supports; with ledges offered in black or white melamineor a smoked oak or bleached maple finish. produced in three different heights and two different widths, the combination of components allows one to use the system as a sideboard, highboard, room divider or TV stand, in which drawers or doors may be integrated for keeping more private things out of sight. optional boxes–in white or oak with a non-slip film on their base to secure positioning–are also available, providing a flexible, piece of furniture for all types of items.

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013the young german designer’s storage unit is a contemporary take on the ‘eierman shelving’ system

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013

 steel tubes support the shelves which are arranged within a simple frame

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013the combination of components allows one to use the shelving system as a sideboard, highboard, room divider or TV stand

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘atelier’ by marco dessi for richard lampert

 

 

 

functioning as a wall shelf and coat rack, ‘atelier’ is based on a simple construction system using commercially available metal brackets–made from 2mm steel and slant cut–combined with melamine or solid wood shelves in arrangements of two or three. designed by marco dessi, the screws used to mount the sturdy but light wing-like supports are covered when the shelves are set in place. these come in various lengths, the metal brackets allowing one to extend the units to create pieces which offer sufficient space for a multitude of books and other items. 

 

for additional storage options in kitchen and hallway situations, brackets with with pre-cut slots may be used for inserting bars that provide ample space for either keeping utensils and cooking tools handy; or for hanging your coat. in the aforementioned case, the italian designer has also conceiveda small acrylic mirror to complete the ensemble which can be hung on one of the accompanying hooks. the powder coated steel sheeting which comprisesthe structural elements comes in white, basalt grey and a dark bronze tone, with the hooks available in a slew of different colors including: basalt grey, blood orange, dusky pink, light ivory, pale green and sulphur yellow. 

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013when the shelves are put in place, they hide the screws which are used to mount the system to the wall

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘atelier’ is versatile in that brackets also come with pre-cut openings for inserting a bar in which hooks and hangers can be placed

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013drawing of the possibile configurations and usages which ‘atelier’ can offer

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013the metal brackets give one the option of extending the shelf to their desired length

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013richard lampert booth at salone del mobile 2013image © designboom

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘frame’ by alexander seifried functioning as a television standimage © designboom

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘atelier’ shelving system by marco dessi displaying possible configurationsimage © designboom

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013detail of the fastening system in which the hardware is hidden once the shelf is installedimage © designboom

 

 

 

additional pieces of the collection that are being featured at the richard lampert booth are ‘big tom’, ‘little tom’ and ‘fat tom’ bar stools, along with a new shot-blasted and black-painted solid wood finish for the ‘stijl’ table and bench (which designboom covered here), all of which have been designed by alexander seifried. see designboom’s coverage of the first production of the ‘still’ table and bench.

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013the ‘tom’ series by alexander seifriedimage © designboom

 

 

richard lampert at salone del mobile 2013‘tom’ low stoolimage © designboom

 

 

 

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