A natural born Designer, whose skills have developed not in stages, but rather, in a continuous manner.
This self-taught Spanish designer has constantly sought the perfect balance between beauty and function. This is nowhere more visible than in his creations for the contemporary design furniture company, Capdell, where he has been producing the most striking, functional designs, since 1989.
Creator of collections which are the very personification of balance and which are the results of problem solving and which provide solutions to one of the most evident trends in modern design: the best possible use of space.
The functionality and globalisation of taste are among the virtues embodied in Vicente Soto’s creations for Capdell. Nevertheless, the essence of his designs is held in the simplicity with which each piece in conceived.
Among the creations produced by this designer for the furniture company, special mention goes to the polypropylene chair collections, Regata and Novecento and the combination of materials seen in Hit, Kalida, Flick, Hit and new Eboli.
His latest contribution to the company is the newly designed foldable table in wood and metal: Matrix. Options which provide even greater opportunities for Capdell to decorate the most exclusive spaces around.
The elegance evoked in this design by Vicente Soto is continued in its stool and bench versions. It maintains the characteristic profiles of the 18th century, dispensing with the ornamentation typical of the era and thus exalting the beauty of the forms, straight and curved lines.
Available in chair, armchair, bench, stool, and now puff. Its smooth wooden back and upholstered seat offer comfort and elegance, without loosing sight of practical factors such as durability, mobility or stacking.
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+ About Jaime Bouzaglo, the designer
Born in Alcazar (Spanish Morocco) and educated in Barcelona. Since his youth, Bouzaglo has displayed a natural talent for design. In 1973, at the age of just 14, he was already at work at his uncle’s architecture studio. He studied with Jean-François Zevaco, the well-known French architect. He developed a rigorous approach to his design work and there is a deep sensitivity which is reflected in his current creations. In 1998 he founded Crear, a company specialising in design, which now has clients all over the world. Some years later, Nino Cerruti commissioned the creation of boutique in Europe. Since then, things have picked up speed. He became the exclusive designer of the “Cerruti 1881” boutiques in Paris and flew on to create 17 more boutiques in Kobe, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Dusseldorf, Paris, Oporto, London, Beijing, Madrid, Singapore and Toronto. He also went on to design Nino Cerruti stores in Tokyo, Hiroshima, New York and the Giorgio Emporio boutique in Toronto. Passionate about design, Bouzaglo creates commercial concepts which are easy to understand. Image, furniture, the atmosphere, as well as small accessories which go to define the space used.
For over 25 years Stanley Jay Friedman has designed clean, modern furniture for progressive people. It’s a passion driven by his enthusiasm for experimentaltion and thrill with the evolution of design. His barrier-breaking work has earned prominent awards and is esteemed by legions of fellow designers and architects. But it’s the average American consumer, not yet comfortable with sleek, modern pieces that Friedman’s trying to win over, and with clean designs offering beauty, function and comfort, he’s well on his way.
Friedman’s latest design, the ZBOX, he says “The inspiration for Zbox seat came from a long ago objective of mine to design a chair in a box format. The challenge was more than just the aesthetic, it was to make this thing comfortable. Of coarse, my other criteria is always “Simplicity”.
The box seat invites the sitter to lean back in the supportive surround, a perfect position, for sipping cocktails with friends.
Available in single, love-seat, and sofa versions through Bellini Imports, Canada.
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“A ceiling fixture that places a floating assembly of large pebbles below a simple modern aluminum disc. These in turn reflect each other, bouncing light between their taught bio-morphic surfaces and reflecting the environment around them. During the day, the piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and movement of people around them.”
- Ross Lovegrove
Cable suspended luminaire for indirect halogen lighting is created with reflective units (pebbles) made of molded thermoplastic with polished chrome finish and containing light source in die-cast aluminum polished chrome finish.
In Jaime, you can almost hear the word “gem.” And that’s a good way to characterize artist and designer Jaime Hayon. Half-conquistador, half-imp, this adventurer of design embraces life with an extraordinary creative zest, an immediate empathy for his nearest and dearest, and an infectious vitality. Skipping from one language to another in a heartbeat, he simultaneously chats in English as well as French, Italian and Spanish, all with a singular nonchalance and ease.
Jaime is a man of the present and the future, a decidedly optimistic mutant, equipped for a world with a brighter tomorrow.
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Odosdesign. This multidisciplinary studio is created by Ana Segovia, María Mengual and Luis Calabuig. Besides the popular 1+1 which they created in 2008 for Sancal, they have also designed for prestigious firms such as Gandia Blasco or Do+Ce. They recieved in 2007 the first award of the British Grand Design Awards for their sunshade Ensombra and a special mention in the Delta awards.
As a novelty for 2009, they have created the chair Line.
LINE – A brief poem
Winding lines conspire to trace Line, a black chair light like a haiku. Designed in order to highlight with delicacy the charm of everything that surrounds it. If you are the kind of people who find something magic in the simplicity of a sketch drawn on a napkin, Line is your style.
The modern, clean, strong and simple architectural structure of this free standing, multi-functional, all lacquered entertainment system does the job visually as well as functionally. Viserio is offered with box cabinet lid doors or drawers which can hold all of your entertainment components or double as bookshelves. The optional locations depend on the placement of your flat-screen TV.
MAXIE, less is more
Less is more. The Maxie chair redefines the concept of “light design” and with its dynamic range of colours offers a fresh and casual alternative. With Maxie it will be love at first sight with a minimum of elements.
Characteristics: In addition to fabric, plastic and leather, this Sancal chair is also available in buffed leather. Presented at Milan 09 exhibition.
Enrique Marti. After a long experience as a designer in the tecnical office of Andreu World, he is nowadays working for different Spanish firms among which we emphasize the chair Carmela for Uno Design, under the artistic supervision of Javier Mariscal.
For Sancal, Enrique has created the chairs Test and Maxi and the armchair Hera.
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ELIZABETHA FAMILY INCREASES ITS MEMBERS
Jaime Bouzaglo for Capdell
The beautiful creation of the designer Jaime Bouzaglo for Capdell, Elizabetha, is added up to the
new five versions to complete the collection. The chair lounge, and the chair lounge with just one
arm, the sofa duet, the stool and Les Amoureux are elegant proposals to decorate your home
with style and different kinds of facilities.
It is a collection full of magnetism, arrived from a world of feelings and poetry.
Elizabetha in its chair version has pointed end legs that remind us of a dancer who is about to
start moving. It is perfect for stylish living rooms. The endless possibilities of its back make
Elizabetha a versatile chair.
The chair lounge or descalzadora, is some centimeters lower than Elizabetha, and with its curved
arms, provides a great sensation of comfort. It has been designed with both arms alike, and it
also has the special option of just one arm chair.
The stool Elizabetha is very suggestive for the bar of modern and prestigious restaurants of
different European capitals.
The two seats version, called Les Amoureux, evokes two lovers holding and protecting
The entire Elizabetha family has been recently presented in the Milan International Furniture Fair
and Construmat Fair Barcelona.
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BMW GINA Light Visionary Model Concept car — by Material ConneXion
At first, the idea of a fabric-skinned car seemed intriguing yet impossible to former BMW Design Director Chris Bangle. But after researching highstrength and tear-resistant textiles at Material ConneXion’s Library in New York, he and his team decided to pursue the concept further. Their efforts led to the “GINA” – a visionary shape-shifting sports car made from polyurethane-coated Lycra stretched over a wire aluminum frame. While only a concept car, the GINA’s innovative design is already inspiring a new wave of sleek, lightweight, and fuel-efficient automobiles.