edited by Elana Frankel -- Interior Design, 1/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
EVERY TWO YEARS, CITIZENS OF THE CONTRACT WORLD UNITE IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, to pore over the latest and greatest office designs from Europe (with some U.S. representatives thrown in for good measure). Known to many as Orgatec, the 2000 trade fair attracted some 79,500 visitors from 100 countries and 1,071 exhibitors from 48 countries. The year's trends included a continuing interest in the mobile office, the ongoing appeal of high design in the contract market, and the growth of smaller companies that are vying for a piece of the contract furniture pie. Mark your calendars. The next Orgatec will be held from October 24th to 29th, 2002.
Fredericia Furniture: The Trinidad chair, designed by Nanna Ditzel, is now available with a hot-galvanized frame and a seat and back in oiled teak for outdoor use. Fredericia Furniture, 183 Treldevej, Fredericia, Denmark, 7000. www.fredericia.com or email@example.com. Available through M2L, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Haworth: Designed in Germany by Daniel Korb of Korb + Korb, the Scooter is part of the company's European introductions of new mobile furniture. Haworth, www.hawortheurope.com.
Monica Armani: The Italian designer recently gained worldwide recognition when her work was selected for the Centre Pompidou and the London Science Museum. Showing at Orgatec for the first time and picking up distribution in the United States, Armani is poised to establish herself in the global design world. Adding to her Progetto1 series is a set of chairs, a sofa (shown), and table. Monica Armani, 31 via Gocciadoro, Trento, Italy, 38100. www.monica-armani.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kvist: The Pylon table, designed by Pelikan & Co. and inspired by bridge building, is part of a series of versatile conference tables in a combination of steel and solid wood. They are offered with three-layer solid tops in beech, walnut, or cherry, as well as a natural lacquer. The tables, rectangular or square, are available in various standard sizes or custom on request. The tops are supported by triangular or square pylons in matte chrome and are available with built-in computer outlets above each pylon. Kvist, www.kvist.com or email@example.com.
Lammhults: The new bar stool Millibar, designed by Anya Sebton, has a powder-coated or chromium-plated steel tubing frame and a polyester woven seat. The seat rotates 360 degrees. Lammhults, 19 Mälartorget, Stockholm, Sweden SE-11127. www.lammhults.se or firstname.lastname@example.org. Available through ICF, Clarkstown Executive Park, 704 Executive Boulevard, Valley Cottage, NY 10989. www.icfgroup.com.
Hussl Möbel: The Austria-based company collaborated with the local design firm Arge 2 to create ST6, a beech café chair offered in six colors. Hussl Möbel, 22 Umlberg, Terfens, Austria A-6123.
Bosse: For the first time in its history, the German company will launch a new furniture system in the United States. Designed by Michael Englisch, B2M is based on a variety of supports and frames as well as a range of connecting units that accommodate different functions, surfaces, and materials. Bosse, 8181 Jetstar Drive, Suite 100, Irving, Texas 75063. www.bosse-usa.com or email@example.com.
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