FRITZ HANSEN TAKES ON MILAN DESIGN WEEK – PART ONE

At this year’s Milan Design Week, Fritz Hansen presents not one but two different showcases including a stand at the fair with a wealth of product news and an incredibly serene white-on-white installation at their Brera showroom by nendo to introduce the new N01 chair.


Today, we share an update on news presented at the fair including several beautiful new lighting collections, the launch of the Objects SS18 collection and the reissue of an elegant marble table range by Paul McCobb.

 

Stay tuned for one more update on Fritz Hansen in tomorrow’s newsletter, covering the brand’s incredibly beautiful installation in their Brera showroom to launch N01 – a new chair by nendo.

 

Elegant styling across the Fritz Hansen stand at this year's Salone del Mobile, shown here with the AQ01 lamp by Anne Qvist (2017).
Objects in the Fritz Hansen collection, including the Tealight and Large Candleholder by Jaime Hayon.

The new N01 chair by nendo - stay tuned for tomorrow's live report for more on this exciting new release!

More from the Objects universe, including the Large Candleholder in lacquered terracotta by Jaime Hayon and earthenware Vases by Cecilie Manz.

PLANNER COFFEE TABLE SERIES // One of the leading designers of the American design movement from the mid-20th century, Paul McCobb, now becomes part of the design family of Republic of Fritz Hansen™ with coffee tables from the Planner Group series, designed in 1953. The series was named Planner Group because McCobb wanted the furniture to make it easy to plan a room, and Fritz Hansen’s edition includes three versions; a square, a circular and a rectangular in black or white marble. 

 

Planner Group series, designed in 1953 by Paul McCobb, paired with the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen (1959) and new Mirror collection by Studio Rosso.

Detail of the new Planner Group table by uPaul McCobb.

Fritz Hansen’s edition includes three versions; a square, a circular and a rectangular in black or white marble. 

NEW LIGHTING ADDITIONS // We absolutely love the new Crossplex light by Bodil Kjaer – a refined transparent functionalist table light, reissued after almost 60 years. The Dogu pendant by Michael Geertsen is also introduced, which is made of bone china, a semi-transparent material made of white clay with bone ash, which gives it a sensuous and light expression. Lastly, Fritz Hansen extends the popular Caravaggio collection with striking new colours including archipelago stone, warm silk and a dark sienna and ultramarine, and the Orient pendant is now available in a brushed silver finish. 

 

Crossplex light by Bodil Kjaer (1961) shown here with the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen (1958).

A refined transparent functionalist table light, Crossplex is reissued after almost 60 years.

Dogu pendant by Michael Geertsen is also introduced, shown with the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen (1959) and Tray table by Engholm & Willumsen (1958).

 

 

The new Dogu pendant is made of bone china, a semi-transparent material made of white clay with bone ash, which gives it a sensuous and light expression.

The popular Caravaggio collection by Cecilie Manz (2005) is now available in striking new colours including archipelago stone, warm silk, dark sienna and ultramarine.

 

Orient by Jo Hammerborg (1963) now available in brushed aluminium.

OBJECTS SS18 COLLECTION // Objects continue to add new and playful accessories to the Republic of Fritz Hansen, with the SS18 collection. Our favourite addition has to be the Leather Boxes by August Sandgrenwhich are made from leftover leather from producing the Egg™ and the Swan™ chair, and are handmade using bookbinder traditional skills. There is also something for younger as well as older with the introduction of the Series 7TMchildren’s chair in three new colours, delivered in an adorable box perfect for gifting and irresistible to not open. The Mirrors collection by Studio Roso is extended with several new iridescent styles that can be hung vertically or horizontally. Fritz Hansen also introduces a Basket by Benjamin Hubert – a design object that fits perfectly next to any lounge setting or kitchen bench and can be used to store everything from magazines to fresh vegetables from the garden. Lastly, the Dot low stool is reimagined in a new barstool height, and the popular Ikebana vase is available in a new longer size. 

 

 

Dot low stool by Arne Jacobsen is reimagined in a new barstool height, High Dot, with black Cowboy leather seat.

Basket by Benjamin Hubert – a design object that fits perfectly next to any lounge setting or kitchen bench and can be used to store everything from magazines to fresh vegetables from the garden.

Leather Boxes by August Sandgren are made from leftover leather from producing the Egg™ and the Swan™ chairs, and are handmade using bookbinder traditional skills.

The ever-popular Ikebana vase by Jaime Hayon is now available in a longer size. 

 

Objects continue to add new and playful accessories to the Republic of Fritz Hansen, with the SS18 collection, including the stunning new mirrors by Studio Roso.

 

All Fritz Hansen novelties will be available from Cult showrooms later in 2018. 

 

Stay tuned for our Daily Report – Day Four which will cover the installation, along with our other Fuorisalone highlights. 


Photo Credit | Cult Design (stand) and courtesy of Fritz Hansen (campaign)

 

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