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Ross Lovegrove designs first wooden chair for Bernhardt Design. American company Bernhardt Design has celebrated its 125th anniversary by commissioning designers Ross Lovegrove, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Jephson Robb to create new furniture pieces for the brand (+ slideshow).

Ross Lovegrove designs first wooden chair for Bernhardt Design

Bernhardt Design turned 125 this year, so the brand asked the three designers to come up with new designs for its range that "honour the company's heritage of fine wood-working and upholstery craftsmanship". Each designer was asked to reinterpret a piece of furniture that typified American design for them. British designer Ross Lovegrove modelled the first wooden seat he has created on a typical American courthouse chair. "These chairs were such a visible part of the American landscape because of their very powerful presence," said Lovegrove. Jangir Maddadi Unveils Captain Chair And Grace Table. Award-winning Swedish designer Jangir Maddadi unveiled his new collections for 2014.

Jangir Maddadi Unveils Captain Chair And Grace Table

The first design is the Captain – an extremely comfortable chair with a clean and refined lines. The second design is the Grace table which comes in different diameters and two types of legs. Grace is an elegant piece that revives the legacy of Swedish traditional yacht-making. Captain Chair It took us two years to create something so simple – yet fascinating – when all we had to do was to sit and feel. The curved back and high armrests relieves shoulders and arms of any strain. Natural oak legs. Grace Nature has a charming way of communicating. Manufactured by Swedish Yacht-builders, solid teak meets a unique pattern carefully carved into the tabletop.

Kerferd-Place-by-Whiting-Architects_dezeen_468_6.jpg (Image JPEG, 468 × 631 pixels) Æsh & Tweed by Georg Œhler Design. Georg Œhler has designed the Æsh & Tweed collection that includes an armchair, footstool and coffee table.

Æsh & Tweed by Georg Œhler Design

Description Æsh & Tweed brings together ash wood and Scottish tweed fabric. The creations are handcrafted in a small town remotely located in the heart of the Austrian Alps.The frame of the armchair makes a feature of the ash wood’s beautiful grain and boasts refined joinery details. The square tufting of the tweed upholstery is repeated in the three-dimensional pattern carved into the sides of the coffee table, which hides a handy storage space.Georg Œhler’s work is highly detail-oriented, from the wooden joints to the seams of the upholstery. Curvacious-oak-staircase-ascends-through-converted-London-convent-by-John-Smart-Architects_dezeen_10.jpg (Image JPEG, 468 × 368 pixels) Movie: Maarten Baas on Smoke furniture and his career to date. Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in the second part of our interview with Maarten Baas, the Dutch designer reflects on how his career has progressed since the burnt furniture he developed for his 2002 graduation project immediately brought him to the attention of the design world.

Movie: Maarten Baas on Smoke furniture and his career to date

Baas' career was launched by the success of his Smoke chair, which he developed for his graduation show at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002. 130m2 et 4 mois de travaux pour un loft tendance à Paris. Armin Chair by Dorothee Mainka. German designer Dorothee Mainka has created an armchair named Armin.

Armin Chair by Dorothee Mainka

From the designer The armchair “Armin“ is inspired of the homeliness and “retreat cave” feeling. “Armin“ gives you a sense of protection, it is soft, pleasant and comfortable. Yi Chair by Michael Young for EOQ. Product news: designer Michael Young has created a wooden dining chair for Hong Kong design brand EOQ.

Yi Chair by Michael Young for EOQ

Constructed in China by Japanese craftsmen, Michael Young's Yi Chair for EOQ is made from ash, with a deep bent-wood backrest. "China is not known for wood production and craft but we kind of cracked it with a passion for Scandinavia and geography," said Young. MT Club Chair by Very Good & Proper. Product news: originally designed for a Shoreditch restaurant, this chair by London studio Very Good & Proper has now gone into production.

MT Club Chair by Very Good & Proper

Very Good and Proper's MT Club Chair was designed for Shoreditch restaurant Merchants Tavern. Recycled Silk Chair, Ottoman & Stool by Meb Rure. Oslo chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth for Bernhardt Design. London Design Festival 2013: Norwegian collective Angell Wyller Aarseth has designed a wooden lounge chair with a slung seat and back for Bernhardt Design (+ slideshow).

Oslo chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth for Bernhardt Design

American furniture brand Bernhardt Design asked Angell Wyller Aarseth to design an armchair that combines the studio's Nordic sensibility with a link to American heritage. The resulting chair features a simple open frame made from solid walnut, a material commonly used in American furniture production. Gently curving armrests continue around the sitter to form a backrest onto which a padded sling is attached. An additional cushion fastened to the back of the sling provides supplementary support. Oslo is the first commercially produced design by Angell Wyller Aarseth, which was formed in 2010 by Oslo National Academy of the Arts graduates, Christoffer Angell, Øyvind Wyller and Simen Aarseth. It is available in a range of coloured leather and fabric options and is launching this week during the London Design Festival. Quartz Armchair by CTRLZAK and Davide Barzaghi. Cradle chair by Benjamin Hubert for Moroso. Product news: British designer Benjamin Hubert has created a chair with a hammock-like back for Italian furniture brand Moroso.

Called Cradle, the design is a cross between an upholstered lounge chair and a flexible hammock. The steel frame of the hammock supports a textile mesh, which has been CNC-cut to allow it to stretch around the sitter's shape. "The chair's aesthetic is purposefully architectural with a sharp rectilinear backrest contrasted with a softer seating area," explains Hubert . The chair was launched in Milan last month alongside another of chair by Hubert for Moroso, which looks as if it's wrapped in a cloak – see all Dezeen's coverage of Milan 2013 . Other designs by Hubert we've featured lately include a metal frame armchair that weighs only three kilograms and a family of terracotta pots with rubber lids – see all design by Benjamin Hubert .

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Are you interested in submitting your work or press release? © CONTEMPORIST ENTERPRISES | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy. Hug chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Arflex. The armrests of these chairs by Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune reach out as though asking for a hug.

Hug chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Arflex

The Hug range by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Italian brand Arflex features deep, thin arms that angle upwards and outwards. "The friendly and welcoming gesture, seen most clearly in the ‘open-armed’ position of the armrests, is meant as a universal invitation, saying 'come, sit with me a while and I’ll put you at ease,'" say the designers. The upholstered seat, backrest and arms sit on a wooden plinth supported by legs in a contrasting colour. Norse chair by Simon Pengelly for Modus at designjunction. Product news: London designer Simon Pengelly has created these curved wooden chairs with cut-out backs for British furniture brand Modus. Clarissa Hood armchair and chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso. Basic Armchair by Lagranja Design. Ro armchair by Jaime Hayón for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Milan 2013: wingback armchairs by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón for Danish brand Republic of Fritz Hansen were unveiled in Milan earlier this month (+ slideshow). Ro, meaning "tranquility" in Danish, features a curved seat shell that swoops out on both sides to form armrests and dips inward at the neck to follow the shape of the user's body.

Separate rounded cushions for the headrest, back and seat are covered in a slightly different texture to the shell they sit in. Two small buttons at chest height provide small details on the otherwise uninterrupted surfaces. The chair is supported on four smooth, rounded legs that can be chosen in different coloured woods or metals. Nine different fabric colour options and a variety of materials including leather and velvet are available. Jaime Hayón debuted the chairs at the Republic of Fritz Hansen showroom in Milan and also presented a series of outdoor furniture for BD Barcelona during the city's design week. Re-Imagined chair by Studiomama for the Stepney Green Design Collection.