Thanks to its chrome-plated tubular steel frame, LUM is the first of Thonet’s lamps to invoke the Bauhaus style and is thus a perfect fit with the company’s collections of classic furniture. The LUM floor lamp is the work of designer Ulf Möller and combines classic lines with state-of-the-art technology and a high level of energy efficiency. Its shape has been reduced to a minimum: the linear frame, shaped only by bending, fits in perfectly with Thonet’s collection of tubular steel furniture with models by designers from Marcel Breuer all the way to James Irvine.
In contrast to its simple appearance, the technology behind LUM features numerous sophisticated details. The lamp is switched on and off by lightly running your hand along the flute-like bar of light, which is equipped with automatic touch control and swivel-mounted. It also has an automatic sleep function and can bathe the frame in a gentle glow when used as a nightlight. A memory function selects the previously set, dimmed intensity next time the lamp is switched on.
Thonet will be presenting its latest products at the imm cologne from 17.01.2011 to 23.01.2011.
09. November 2010
Tags: Bauhaus, Cologne, design, exhibitor, floor lamp, high energy efficiency, imm cologne 2011, international furniture show, James Irvine, LUM, Marcel Breuer, Thonet, touch control, tubular steel frame, Ulf Möller
Richard Neutra Haus Pescher. photo: Iwan Baan, Amsterdam.
Austro-American architect Richard Neutra (born 1892 in Vienna, died 1970 in Wuppertal), one of the most important representatives of “classic Modernism”, was best known for his houses in Southern California. His designs combined light metal structures with stucco elements to create light, pervious ensembles, which he embedded with great sensitivity in carefully arranged gardens and landscapes.
For the first time ever architectural projects will be shown that he realized in Europe in his 10 final creative years (1960 – 1970) at MARTa Herford. He created eight villas, four in Switzerland, three in Germany and one in France. Prominent clients in this period included publisher of the ZEIT newspaper Gerd Bucerius but also figures from commerce and science. And for the first time seven unrealized projects will be documented, which were only discovered in the artist’s estate during research work for this exhibition – for example, a competition entry for the theater Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf.
10. May 2010
Categories: architecture, Events
Tags: architect, architecture, Bauhaus, Dion Neutra, Europe, exhibition, Gerd Bucerius, Hubertus Adam, Joachim Driller, Klaus Leuschel, Lilian Pfaff, Richard Neutra, Rolf Ahnesorg, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, UCLA, Vienna, Wuppertal
In recent years, the brand with the white clouds in its emblem has evolved from a glass and giftware provider into a modern lifestyle brand. Today around 80 percent of the German population know LEONARDO, the 1972- registered lifestyle brand of the Glaskoch company from Bad Driburg where, since its opening in May 2007, the LEONARDO glass cube has been giving the brand a constructed architectural face. This year CEO Oliver Kleine celebrated the company’s 150th anniversary.
15. October 2009
Categories: Design concepts, Exhibitors
Tags: Alessandro Mendini, Annette Lang, Bauhaus, brand, CEO, Frank A. Reinhardt, Glaskoch, glass, imm cologne 2009, imm cologne 2010, Ingrid Bergér, interview, Karim Rashid, Leonardo, Leonardo glass cube, Leonardo living, lifestyle, lifestyle brand, Made in Germany, Michael Graves, Oliver Kleine, Phoenix Design, Red Dot award, Ron Arad, Ross Lovegrove, Sebastian Conran, Ulf Moritz
Furniture design from Germany is not only comfortable to sit on, it is also uncomfortably provocative. Whilst it generally sticks to the straight and narrow, it is sometimes blatantly off-centre. And though its aesthetics might not always be accessible at first glance, they are made to last a lifetime. A look beneath the surface reveals why.
Design legends of the Bauhaus movement like Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe would find today‘s world a perplexing place. German design is running out of steam. Shelves are losing their structure, sofas have to be stuffed post-purchase, strangely bent legs appear to keep the tabletop horizontal purely by chance and lamps look like wire skeletons held together with strips of fabric.
11. December 2008
Categories: Design concepts
Tags: Bauhaus, Braun, brühl&sippold, COR, elmarflötotto, Fotogalerie, HfG Ulm, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, Jehs+Laub, Knoll, Lava, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Porsche, Rolf Benz, Stefan Diez, Vertijet, Vitra