Introducing the Fritz Hansen N02™ Recycle chair by nendo, a new, all-purpose chair made of upcycled plastic household waste.
N02™ is Fritz Hansen’s first chair produced in coloured, recycled Polypropylene. The strong, stackable chair is designed in collaboration with Japanese studio nendo and is inspired by a simple crease of paper on the designer’s worktable. The folded paper translated into a crease in the chair’s shell that makes the design support the sitter’s upper and lower back.
N02™ Recycle can be considered a statement of intent from Fritz Hansen, who have extensive experience creating beautiful, well designed stacking chairs such as the iconic Series 7™ and Ant™. The N02™ Recycle is the latest chair design in that tradition.
Internationally renowned designer Hee Welling joins us tonight at RMIT in Melbourne for the first installment of our designer talk series – In Conversation With Hee Welling. Lead by the experts at Inside Magazine, our Q&A with Hee will delve into the history, design processes and cultural influences of one of the most iconic contemporary Danish designs in the world.
In anticipation of these sold out events, we spotlight a selection of our favourite local projects that have placed the About A Collection, one of Welling’s most well-known collections for HAY, center stage.
In 1956, Danish master Arne Jacobsen was given the opportunity to build ‘the world’s first design hotel’ - the twenty-two storey SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen - known all over the world as the hotel in which the architect designed every detail. For this masterpiece, Jacobsen collaborated with Fritz Hansen, designing some of the most iconic furniture of his career.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen and built by Scandinavian Airlines System, the SAS Royal Hotel had an array of state of the art facilities, including an air terminal with bus connections to Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. When it opened its doors in the late 1950’s, it was considered the most modern hotel in Scandinavia.
Today, the SAS Royal is known as the Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen, and is still a prominent example of Danish modernist architecture; a harmonious high-rise building that constitutes an ideal in modern design. Jacobsen's artistic talent is evident throughout the hotel, from the proportions of the building to the design of the interior, exemplifying his unique ability to carry through an all-encompassing design.
Jacobsen’s attention to detail in terms of functionality and choice of materials throughout the overall design of the SAS Royal, including its’ furniture, was much admired. It was for this building that Jacobsen designed his iconic Egg, Swan, Drop and Pot chairs, all flawlessly produced by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
2019 is a big year of celebration for Vipp. It’s been 80 years since Marie asked Holger to craft a sturdy pedal bin for her new hairdressing salon, a question that marked the beginning of the future for the Danish design brand that has a story deep-rooted in history.
Known for impeccably designed kitchen, bathroom, bin and accessory collections, renowned Danish design brand VIPP has launched its most comprehensive product collection since 1939 – a full range of furniture, accessories and soft furnishings comprising sofas, chairs, tables, pillows, blankets, rugs and homewares.
Danish design brand VIPP is rooted in the manufacture of industrial objects, favouring function over form with a distinct minimalist and timeless aesthetic. Famous for its iconic steel-cylinder pedal bins originally designed for a hair salon in the 1930s, VIPP now offer a complete range of furniture, homewares and soft-furnishings in addition to industrial-purist kitchen and bathroom concepts, lighting and accessories.
With a strong belief in fewer but better products, VIPP continues to choose timelessness over trends through its new collection for the home.
Set amongst 150 acres of oceanfront farmland overlooking the nearby Werri Beach, The Headland and The Range at Dovecote are two beautifully appointed getaway retreats that offer the ultimate luxury escape.
‘Every inch of the design is a direct response to the immediate and greater landscape’ says architect Atelier Andy Carson. ‘The building twists and morphs toward specific views. Climatic and spatial considerations with the placement of every wall or change of direction serve several purposes. The focus is firmly on the user experience being heightened and forging a greater connection to landscape’.
With vast views and a constantly changing landscape of waves, passing ships and even a drove of dairy cows that move steadily across the surrounding fields, the interiors of The Headland and The Range were designed by Carson in collaboration with owner/designer Jeffrey Simpson to support the incredible ocean and hinterland views.
Crafted in collaboration with local luxury fragrance specialists The Raconteur, scent 01 is the newest addition to our Australian collection, nau, embodying elements of design, craftsmanship and creativity, within the sensory realm of scent.
Using elements from all corners of our native land, this candle tells the story of australia’s diverse native botanical heritage, layering quandong, lemon ironbark, tasmanian pepper, kunzea, sandalwood and byron bay rose – a rare botanical never before used in a fragrance.
Fresh, welcoming and uplifting, scent 01 is underpinned by complex floral notes. It is hand-poured in Sydney’s northern beaches into a beautiful amber jar using 100% soy wax and cotton wicks. It is free of paraffin, parabens, phthalates and lead, and will burn for over 60 hours.
Discover scent 01 by the raconteur for nau at Cult showrooms or shop online now at naudesign.com.
Earlier this year at DENFAIR, our Australian design brand, NAU, launched NAU 2019, the newest collection of furniture and lighting by a collective of Australia’s most talented and spirited designers.
Here, we present the collection through a series of images by the ever-talented and long-time collaborators with Cult, Heather Nette King (styling) and Mike Baker (photography) against the backdrop of Church Space and Courtyard House by Kister Architects.