Resident to launch furniture and lighting
collection in Milan

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Milan 2014: New Zealand design studio Resident will launch its collection of lighting and furniture at the Edit by designjunction exhibition in Milan's fashion district on Tuesday (+ slideshow).

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan

Resident's collection combines handcrafted techniques with innovative engineering methods, and uses carbon fibre, bronze and glass for the first time.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Parison Pendant by Nat Cheshire

Architect Nat Cheshire has two pieces in the collection, the Parison and Foundry lamps. Parison is a mouth-blown pendant lamp made from a mixture of black and clear glass in an ombre effect.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Parison Pendant by Nat Cheshire

The glass is blown into a digitally faceted cherry-wood mould, designed so that the blower's breath expires just as the glass reaches the facets, resulting in soft indentations in the bottom of the lamp that create a dappled light effect.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Foundry Floor Lamp by Nat Cheshire

Foundry is a floor lamp that features 22-millimetre aluminium bars that trace the outline of a 1.9-metre-high rectangle.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Fibre Light Bottle by Jamie McLellan

An LED light source projects light down from the top edge and the bottom is weighted with hand-cast bronze that bears the marks of its sand mould. Its top edge is hand polished to reflect the light from above.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Fibre Light Bottle by Jamie McLellan

Jamie McLellan, a former designer at Tom Dixon, has formed the Fibre Light from paper-thin carbon-fibre strips around a central acrylic diffuser.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Fibre Light Funnel by Jamie McLellan and Pick Up Sticks chair by Simon James

The light comes in two forms, the bottle and the funnel, both of which are large and yet lightweight.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Scholar table by Cameron Foggo

The clean-lined Scholar Table by Sydney-based designer Cameron Foggo is constructed from a solid-oak base with a veneer top and its frame packs flat for easy shipment.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Pick Up Sticks chair by Simon James

Simon James, co-founder and creative director of Resident, has designed the Pick Up Sticks chair. The solid oak frame is available in a black stain or natural finish and the upholstered component is produced separately for shorter lead-times.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Pick Up Sticks chair by Simon James

Also by Simon James, the Tangerine Stool is the latest addition to the Tangerine family. The seat-back detail takes into account the fact that stools are often viewed from behind and the robust steel crossbars make this product ideal for contract environments.

Resident to launch furniture and lighting collection in Milan
Resident Tangerine Stool by Simon James

Resident will be showing the collection at Edit by designjunction, inside the eighteenth-century Palazzo Morando in Milan's Brera district, open to the public from 9 to 13 April 2014.

  • http://www.timwebberdesign.com Tim Webber

    Stunning collection to add to an already great range. All the best in Milan!