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Postfossil at SaloneSatellite 2009- 04.17.09

ram1.jpg Ok ok, i really should go to sleep ~ but finally cleaned through about 2/3s of many many emails in my inbox, and amongst them was this really cool one from Postfossil who is launching a new collection at the Salone Satellite 2009 in Milano next week! So before i leave you, here is some fun eye candy to enjoy! See more of the new collection and more details on the next page!




What’s what?

Charcoal pile table
Design: Thomas Walde

Oiled oak pieces in a circle form the base of this simple living room glass table, held together without glue due to the «wood welding» process used in its production. Its shape is reminiscent of charcoal burning and symbolises a charcoal pile where pieces of wood are stacked conically around a stake. The work takes as its central theme this precursor of oil and stimulates thinking about the future.

Materials: Oak, glass
Size: 25x70cm
Partner: bfh-ahb Bern University of Applied Sciences, Wood technology, Biel www.ahb.bfh.ch

JWC - Just Wood Chair
Design: Florian Hauswirth

A chair made only of wood

This chair consists exclusively of wood, without glue. The joints are made with a new wood-joining technique, the ‘rotation dowel welding’ technique. The heat generated by placing the dowels releases adhesives present in the wood itself - lignin and hemicellulose - forming a substantial welded bond in seconds. In association with Sebastian Kraft from the Biel School for Wood Technology (BFH -AHB) this new kind of chair was produced. The chair was designed with the technique in mind. The overlaps required for the welded bonds and the wing-like construction are characteristic features of the ‘JWC’ lounge chair.

Material: 100% beechwood = 100% Postfossil

Loppa (envelope)
Design: Florian Hauswirth

A postfossil lamp, inspired by envelopes - The lamp surrounds a bulb like an envelope encloses a letter. The material (paper) is folded into a robust structure. The flaps are folded upwards, one side moistened before both are joined together. These connecting ribs give the filigreelampshade its stability. Paper reflects the light, but also allows it to shines through slightly. An energy saving bulb is used as illumination. This type of bulb, which will soon become standard in the future, generates a beneficially lower amount of heat. Its original flat shape allows easy transport.

Material: Paper, natural glue

plymet stool
Design: Florian Hauswirth

A stool folded by hand - A stool or side table easily folded into shape from a flat form. The cut form, with holes at the ends of the slits, allows it to be bent in a controlled manner. The trianular shape of the stool gives it its stabilty. When folded, the narrow slits act as handles.

Material: anodised aluminium

BIVANO - seat for two
Design: Claudia Heiniger

The couch Bivano is a solution for all those people who don’t dispose of a lot of space in their apartments since it uses very little material and space. The frame is made of multilayer boards. The individual pieces can be taken from only one board in an efficient way and this allows to reduce the consumption of material already in the cutting phase. The stringing with elastic belts creates a very comfortable albeit materially reduced seating space, which adapts slightly to the body when seated. The printed felt belts allegorically stand for the cushioning which is completely absent in Bivano. The conscious use of material and the corresponding design are an answer to the post fossil era. Whilst seated on Bivano you can comfortably talk about the current times.

Frame: plywood, iron
Covering: elastic straps, wool felt

Fireside companion set Souffleur Ramón
Design: Christine Birkhoven

The fireside companion set Souffleur Ramón comprises a bellows and a firewood basket, both of wood and leather. A bellows is not only a beautiful object with a homely character, but also a reflection of the energy needed to kindle a fire. It invites one to take time to make a really good fire that produces a good heat. Bellows have long been disappearing into obscurity, either because of modern heating technology or because today there are supposedly quicker methods of ignition (such as firelighters). However, firelighters are often unhealthy and environmentally unfriendly. This new design breathes new life into the bellows and shows that Souffleur Ramón is not only a more attractive way to kindle a fire, but is also environmentally friendly and saves resources.

Materials: wenge wood, leather, and stainless steel.

Standing and Pendant lights Sabooh and Mitsu
Design: Anna Blattert, Daniel Gafner

The lamps Sabooh and Mitsu are showing that energy saving LED technology can also be used in the home. Inspired by oriental lanterns, the translucent porcelain shades give off a warm, indirect light. The golden decoration on the inside of the shade serves as a reflector, as well as a conductor from cable to bulb. The base of the standing lamp with its octagonal profile, made of durable oak, holds the shade in the correct position thanks to its outstretched arm. The pendant light is surprising in its simplicity. The ceiling serves as a point of support for the boom. By slightly pulling the hanging cable the shade can be swung through 360°. The shades Sabooh and Mitsu are hung over the stand and the boom like lanterns and can be easily exchanged with each other and hung or lay in any other position. The rather flat shade Mitsu radiates light more widely and is ideal as a hanging light over a dining table or as general room light. The high shade Sabooh throws the light more directly and is therefore especially well suited as a reading light.

Shade: porcelain with gold application
Base: oak

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