February 26, 2010

Merci Bob chair designed by Elena Cutolo for Glas Italia

We get really excited when unexpected materials are used for specific types of furniture.  Case in point:  the 100% completely glass Merci Bob chair.  DZINE just received them a few days ago, and they're already a hit.  We've had several clients and staff members try them out, and they're suprisingly comfortable, mostly because of the high back (which lends great support).  Another added bonus:  the cold glass will help keep you cool in the summer!

February 24, 2010

Private loft designed by Piero Lissoni featured in Italian Elle Decor

It's no secret that here at DZINE we're big fans of Piero Lissoni.  From his art direction to his architecture, his designs are a constant source of inspiration. 

We're very pleased to share with you photos of a recently completed residential project designed by Lissoni and his team that was featured (it made the cover!) in the Italian Elle Decor.  Please take a look at the photos below, and as always, click any of them for a larger version.

Porro's Ferro table, Como dining chairs, and P-Light

Living Divani poufs and Paralume floor lamp

Boffi Xila kitchen

Boffi Xila kitchen

February 22, 2010

Private residence designed by Nicole Hollis

Nicole Hollis is a San Francisco-based interior designer who recently completed a private residence.  Please take a look at the photos below.  As always, you can click any photo to see a larger version. 

Boffi LT Uni kitchen system with Zodiac countertops, Boffi cooktop, sinks, and faucets, and Gaggenau ovens

Boffi kitchen detail

Porro's Modern cabinet and a Casamilano sofa

Casamilano foldable stools

Boffi's Float sinks and Minimal facuets

To see more work from Nicole Hollis, click here.

February 17, 2010

Quaderna, the series designed by Superstudio in 1970 for Zanotta, celebrates 40 years

First, a history. 

The Quaderna series represents the radical design movement of the late ‘60s. Franco Raggi wrote (in his “Radical Story” (Casaballa, 1973)) that the radical movement tried to “overcome the disciplinary discourse of design, namely the reconstruction of the contradictions at the formal level, destroying… the normal image of the product.”

The series was designed by the Superstudio group of Florence. Superstudio consisted of Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, and the Frassinelli and Magris brothers. Together, they designed a plethora of objects for the Quaderna series. Everything from flat surfaces to furniture to architecture.

Everything started in ’69 with the “Histograms” designed by Natalini and companions: objects built on the base of the spatial lattice orthogonal grid. A family of unique and timeless furniture took shape, and an icon based on regular geometric shapes covered with squared white laminate and characterized by strict volumes was born. Neutral and strong at the same time: a single square “with legs” that becomes a table and space, as well as a chair, bench, cabinet, and stool.

Zanotta decied to put Quaderna into production in 1971, because as a company, they have always sought after and encouraged experimentation with design.

Zanotta still manufactures the table, desk, console, and bench. These pieces have received numerous awards, and are exhibited in major museums all across the world.

If you’d like to see some of the Quaderna series in person, please stop by DZINE. 

February 16, 2010

Private residence designed by Sand Studios

Sand Studios is a San Francisco based multidisciplinary architectural firm. Larissa Sand is Principal of Sand Studios, and she works very closely with an in-house group of accomplished architects, industrial designers, machinists, and artisans to create unique and interesting spaces for her clients.

Recently, Sand Studios completed the renovation of Sand’s own home, and as you can see from the photos below, the Boffi kitchen and some of the furnishings are available through the DZINE showroom. Please take a look and be inspired by Sand Studios work.  And as always, you can click any image to see a larger version.   


Ile Club sofa and chaise designed by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani. Panca coffee table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro

Case System 5.0 kitchen designed by Piero Lissoni for Boffi

P04 dining table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro

Tokyo bed designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro

All photos courtesy Kenneth Probst Photography.

For more of Sand Studios work, click here.

February 11, 2010

Private residence designed by Garcia Tamjidi

Completed last year, this private residence was designed by Garcia Tamjidi.  Please scroll through the images below to see the completed project, as well as notes about which features are available through the DZINE showroom.

P.04 dining table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro and Normal dining chairs designed by Massimo Scolari for Giorgetti

Storage closet designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro

Storage closet designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro

Spoon bathtub and sink designed by G. Benedini for Agape

LAV001 sink by Agape

LAV001 sink by Agape and Blade accessories by Boffi

To see more photos of Garcia Tamjidi's inspiration work, please visit their website.

February 10, 2010

Ron Arad's Do-Lo-Rez sofa for Moroso

The San Francisco Chronicle's Material World column, penned by design editor Zahid Sardar, recently published an in-depth and educational article about the Do-Lo-Rez sofa by Ron Arad for Moroso.  Click here to read the article.