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Presidency of the European Council – curiosity cabinet exhibition in detail

Posted in Branding, Exhibitions & installations, My projects, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 27/07/2015

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Additional information on the project can be found here:
http://www.eu2015lu.eu/en/actualites/communiques/2015/07/justus-lipsus-programme-culturel/index.html

 

 

Presidency of the European Council design project – part 2

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The Presidency campfire meeting room, for the Luxembourg presidency of the European Council

By analysing the usually conventional set-up of meeting rooms for diplomats & heads of state one thing becomes clear, there is always a certain distance between the individual seatings – not too close and yet not too far away from your interlocutor. On this occasion I was able to challenge this status quo by creating a space where everybody had to decide for himself how close he or she wants to sit in relation to their interlocutor (and how good a friend he or she really is).

The ‘campfire’ is a space for people that share a common project & a common cause. A place where you can sit all night talking to friends, sorting out differences and coming out with a stronger bond… even if that looks like a difficult thing to achieve at this moment in time.

 

DIY style duck fishing

Posted in Exhibitions & installations, Products & furniture, Retail environments by zigideluxe on 27/04/2015

Televie charity, Hesperange

Dutch pride

Posted in Branding, Products & furniture, Retail environments by zigideluxe on 06/01/2015

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Nation branding, according to KLM

Lego style outdoor furniture for the almost grown-ups

Conventional tables and chairs wouldn’t have worked that well for the terrasse of my local hangout. The cultural centre Carrérotondes in Luxembourg, with its concerts, exhibitions, kids theatres and parties required a flexible way of sitting (and drinking). The Lego principle gives plenty of options on how to configure the modules, leaving it up to the user and the moment to choose how to use them.
Materials: Custom designed male & female rubber connectors combined with water resistant low-cost plywood.

Photo © Sven Becker

Photo © Sven Becker

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Chainsaw massacre

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Tree & chainsaw = very nice steps

The art of spinning

Posted in Engineering beauty, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 09/10/2014

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It seems you have to travel to central Paris to find somebody still able to master this craft! See also this short documentary showing the process: http://vimeo.com/85024259

Chop chop

Posted in Colours, textures & surfaces, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 16/04/2014

Chopping bloc at the Drimos Taverne in Crete, made from a single tree trunk, blood red.

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Ornament is not a crime

Posted in Branding, Products & furniture, Vintage furniture by zigideluxe on 29/01/2014

A fine example of integrating branding and decoration into a technical part of a Triumph bicycle from the 50’s.
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Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg

Posted in My projects, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 29/12/2013

Some images of my latest interior & furniture design  project for the new offices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law located in the Weicker Building in Luxembourg-city.

The building itself was designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, a building with a very specific formal identity. The challenge was to find a suitable visual language that fits the architecture and, at the same time, cover all the functionalities and representative needs required by this prestigious client – all of this within a framework of a EU wide open tender procedure. The result is a mix of products from high-end furniture manufacturers and a range of custom-designed objects to ensure a coherent visual language and quality throughout the building.

Developed in collaboration with Teisen-Giesler Architectes
Client: Max Planck Insitute Luxembourg
Office & library surface: 4500m2
Max Planck reading roomMax Planck meeting cornerMax Planck double office space Photos © Christian Mosar

Outdoor furniture – extra bold

Designed for outdoor spaces like nature reserves, parks & forests, this seating range is composed of large & chunky shapes with very simple profiles. The large – single piece – wood parts are made from locally sourced oak trunks with a simply sawn finish to resist weathering and vandalism. Due to its thickness, the wood can be sanded down if damaged but can also happily live with the added texture.
The wood profiles and tubular powder coated steel tubes are both an integral part of the structure and form objects with a strong visual contrast between natural and man made materials. The simple & sculptural shapes should integrate well in natural environments, yet stand out enough to be noticed for its quality.

Outdoor furniture range Outdoor park bench Outdoor lounge chair Outdoor picnic table

Ingenious low budget playground

Posted in Products & furniture, Street furniture & public realm by zigideluxe on 19/06/2013

A resourceful approach to create a playground in Corfu… and I bet it ticks all the boxes of safety standards too!
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Chamfered plywood table

Posted in My projects, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 25/02/2013

In collaboration with furniture maker Norbert Brakonier S.A. we finalised the first working prototype of the ‘plywood table’, a product that aims to be good value and equally good quality. Manufactured from a single thickness of standard factory made plywood with white melamine surfaces, the angled legs with its chamfered corners give the table structural stability and character. Additionally, custom-made large aluminium screws in a brightly anodised colour connect the table top to the legs, all visible and obvious!

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Studwork bookcase

Posted in Exhibitions & installations, Products & furniture by zigideluxe on 29/01/2013

Shelf made from wood studs

Improvised shelving in the ‘secret’ room at Le Derrière in Paris

Back to the future

Posted in Products & furniture, Vintage furniture by zigideluxe on 06/12/2012

7903749_1To celebrate the life of a visionary that passed away today at the age of 104! Oscar Niemeyer’s easy chair from the 70’s

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