Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018
Fascinated by the graceful silhouette of the antelope, designer Christophe Giraud translated the elegant look of this desert animal into a strikingly svelte sofa, which stands out thanks to its pure design and subtly elaborated details.
The new sofa model is an ode to the proud and elegant bearing of the antelope or oryx, regally posed on its slender legs and perfectly integrated in its natural environment. The designer succeeds perfectly in attributing the same characteristics to his creation. The ORYX sofa model seduces with its strikingly simple and elegant appearance. The well-considered interplay of lines with fine, straight contours and sloping diagonals, in combination with the nonchalant play of the cushions, give the design a distinct and playful cachet.
The loose cushions are equipped in back with comfort-increasing little rolls and thus ensure that sinking into them is a delightful experience.
Just like the entire JORI collection, the ORYX sofa is created with painstaking craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and is available in high-quality leather and fabric coverings in a wide range of colours.
The GRIFFON design armchair is an elegant and surprisingly compact lounge chair in a rounded tub form. The ingenious design is supported by the welted seams that run in a virtuoso looping around the outer shell and through the back of the model.
The curves of the tub sculpture have an ´embracing´ effect and invite to delightful nestling. The luxurious execution in velvety soft material or supple leather feels like a second skin. The elegant footrest perfectly completes the comfort experience of the GRIFFON lounge chair.
The refined star-shaped foot lends the lounge chair a dynamic cachet and ensures its stable and stylish support. Thanks to the smooth rotating/reclining mechanism, various sitting and lying positions can be set.
The new ARANEA table concept from Hugo de Ruiter combines the practical aspect of a boat-shaped oval design with the grandeur of a large table, executed in timeless solid wood.
The ARANEA table is a boat-shaped oval model in impeccable solid walnut or oak with a masterful table top made from a single piece of wood. The creation comes across as a brilliant exemplar of nature which, thanks to the artistic wood grain pattern, exerts a fascinating attraction.
With profound respect for the sustainable wood types from which the ARANEA table is made, Hugo de Ruiter has signed a rounded-edge table which eliminates the usual cramped sitting position at the table ends by creating extra sitting room.
For the design of the legs, designer de Ruiter looked to nature and was inspired by the slender high legs of the spider. They delicately carry the artistic natural wood top and elevate the creation into a beautiful design object.
The new LONGUEVILLE LANDSCAPE designed by the Belgian design studio Verhaert New Products & Services, meets the need for high-quality, flexible seating for more compact spaces. The creation also lives up to the seating experience demands of modern-day consumers.
Even though, at first glance, the model looks sleek and compact, a lot of intricate work has gone into creating a stylish nonchalant look. This is what gives the sofa its cosy look and feel. The inventive, softly undulating lines and the discrete accent piping is most inviting. The asymmetrical playful seam on the back and seating sections provides extra tensile strength. In order to meet the needs of contemporary users to snuggle and relax, the height of the back section and the depth of the seating have also been carefully investigated. As a result, the sofa no longer appears rigid, but instead invites the person to snuggle deep into it. The optional loose back cushions provide extra support for those who require it. The sleekly sculpted corner feet supporting the entire sofa are seductively elegant and strikingly graceful, and they give the sofa its appeal and finesse.
Given that the success of the original Longueville sofa was also due to the inventive swivel mechanism of the arm rests, this system has now also been incorporated into this latest version. There is currently a growing demand for interior design items to offer flexibility and versatility. In response to this demand, the system enables the user to completely unfold the arm rests to create 2 additional seats. This is ideal if you wish to extend the seating lengthwise, or they can be used as a pouffe to seat extra guests. The additional surface area is also useful to hold a tray, magazines or your tablet, for example.
For the ELISSE table duo, designers Pocci+Dondoli, with their own Italian flair, have come up with two particularly beautiful designs, which are striking in all their sophisticated simplicity. This is not only noticeable in the exquisitely graceful shape of the elliptical table top and the elegantly curved metal pedestal, but also in the deliberate combination of natural materials. The table top design in Emperador marble or walnut wood ensures a warm and earthy effect, which is further enhanced by the material of the basel in stylish black chrome or epoxy black. The base which connects 2 rounded triangles into one sleek line is a real masterpiece in design in its purest form.
The ELISSE table collection comprises a wide coffee table with an elliptical top (150 x 50 cm), and a handy circular side table (50 cm diameter).