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part of WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS Issue No. 6 // June 2011
FAVN BY JAIME HAYÓN
FAVN; the Danish name for embrace, is a new sofa designed by Jaime Hayón for Fritz Hansen. The new sofa is the result of a creative dialogue Favn was launched during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 at Republic of Fritz Hansen's showroom in Milan. "I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside." Says Jaime Hayón. "I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic - that's why we named it FAVN." Hayón continues.

PAD
Ryan have developed a new range of informal upholstered seating and accompanying tables, designed to make it easier for people to mingle in public spaces.

Often public seating is arranged in closed groups, such as paired sofas, seats arranged around tables, or lines of beam seating. However, Pad allows the tables to be arranged around the seat, with more seats creating open links to other tables, forming a chain or a cluster.

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SERIES 8000 BY PORSCHE DESIGN STUDIO
Benches are essential to the interior decoration of waiting rooms in a wide variety of environments. Series 8000 stands for Public Seating characterized by a new aesthetic design language. Designed by the well-known Porsche Design Studio, whose technological know-how and creativity is high in demand by international brand manufacturers.

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DRIFT BY VITAMIN LIVING
The Drift cabinet playfully explores the possibility that your cabinet could one day break free from its boundaries and drift away. The white high gloss lacquer cabinet with some walnut interiors start to drift away on the right hand side with several units fastened to the wall to give the impression they have broken away and are going through the wall.

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SOLDIER TABLE AND LIGHTS BY JOHN GALVIN
John’s passion for design, craftsmanship and art means he sees his work as ‘functional pieces of art’. This is evident in his soldier table and lights. His designs are innovative creations that encompass contemporary design with quality craftsmanship. This marriage is apparent in his production of pieces that clearly reflect the emotions, respect and love he has set into each piece.

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SHIPPING CO BY SHH
SHH has completed an office interiors project, set within a 5-storey early Georgian terrace in the West End of London, for an international shipping company. The new offices are spacious and dramatic, with cool, contemporary furniture and interventions creating a strong contrast with the building’s classic fabric, which was renovated as part of the scheme.

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URBAN PRAIRIE BY IN SQUARE LAB
Urban Prairie is an intuitive and interactive motion recognitive installation conceived and designed collaboratively by London architecture firm In Square Lab, post production and visual effects specialist MPC Digital and software developer Existential. Inspired by the rapid reduction of green spaces due to urbanisation of cities, Urban Prairie seeks to recreate a 1000sqm sea of prairie from a 5m wide shop window.

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WELCOME TO INSIDE!
Dear INSIDE Reader,

In this month’s issue of INSIDE, we meet Lee Broom. Throughout his career Broom has acquired a reputation for his fervent support of the manufacturing industry and has been labelled the 'pin-up' of British manufacturing - we learn about his internship with Vivienne Westwood and more recent collaboration with Deadgood.

Cathy Strongman is a freelance journalist for numerous publications including House & Garden.She has written four books including The Sustainable Home and 100 Houses, and has also appeared on ITV as an architecture critic – ‘sustainability is the greatest challenge facing both the construction and the design world’, read more in our SNAPSHOT feature.

We’re delighted to announce the WAN Furniture Awards 2011 jury panel; Chrystina Schmidt, director and co founder of Skandium - London based Scandinavian design & furniture retailer, Sean Sutcliffe founder of Benchmark, one of Britain's most successful manufacturers of bespoke furniture, and Lee Broom one of the UK's most talked about contemporary designers. Click here to see Jury Panel in full.

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PROFILE: LEE BROOM
One of the keys to being a great designer is having the ability to successfully integrate expertise and experience gained from other disciplines, industries or sectors into your work and being able to translate your inspiration into a tangible reality.

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REPORT: ICFF
In New York, design blooms in May. That’s the time of design week and the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, a sort of serial dating affair between designers and makers. Now in its 24th year, the four-day event, held each year at the Javits Center, puts on view “what’s next and best in design” as thousands of designers troll the cavernous exhibition space looking for inspiration. Read Sharon Mc Hugh, our US correspondent’s report.

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SNAPSHOT: CATHY STRONGMAN
Cathy Strongman is a freelance journalist in the field of architecture, design, sustainability and travel. Has written for publications including House & Garden (is the current eco columnist), Elle Dec, Dwell, Grand Designs, The V&A magazine, The Spectator, The Times, Coast (covered maternity leave as deputy editor), The Evening Standard, the Architects' Journal and Building Design.

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