by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto
Onecollection came up with new reedition. In 1953 Finn Juhl designed the 53 Sofa for Bovirke. The sofa has a more streamlined industrial design than his previous designs. The 53 Sofa is very tight with generous springiness in the otherwise firmly upholstered seat. The back cushions are loose. Juhl used the sofa himself in his showroom apartment in Bellahøj i Copenhagen and in many of the SAS terminals he designed between 1957 and 1961.
Copenhagen is named the best city in the world by the Wallpaper magazine and got Design Award 2016. The Danish capital is growing increasingly extrovert and adventurous. In Vesterbro, the meatpacking district of Kødbyen is now an art hub; in Nørrebro, gourmet destinations share the same streets as alehouses; and in Christianshavn, Papirøen is a fertile enclave of creativity. Cradling one of Europe’s most distinguished design traditions has been a mixed blessing. The influence of the midcentury greats had previously eclipsed contemporary talent. But the latest wave of creatives, architects and chefs has fuelled a renaissance, and New Nordic is the cuisine and design movement of the moment: #newnordic #modernismreimagined
Gubi has launched two new lamps – the Multi-Lite pendant lamp was first drawn in 1972 when Louis Weisdorf did an exception to his own design custom of using multiple repeating elements. Instead it reflects his passion for diversity. Satellite Pendant Lamp was created by Mathieu Matégot in 1950s. The three-legged Nagasaki Chair is Matégot’s best known piece.
The most important exhibition dedicated to the modern working environment, ORGATEC 2016, will take place in Cologne on October 25-29. Arper will be exhibited in hall 10.2, stand J019 K018 and +Halle in hall 10.2, stand P041 Q040.