New product launches at designjunction 2013
Dezeen promotion: design brands including Modus, Another Country and Vitamin (pictured) will showcase new products at this year's designjunction event from 19 to 22 September.
International brands such as Republic of Fritz Hansen and Carl Hansen will present new products and furniture designs alongside British companies like Modus, Another Country and Assemblyroom.
Lighting designs will debut at lightjunction, a new section of the show for this year.
We'll be adding new watches to our Dezeen Watch Store collection and selling them at our pop-up during the event - keep an eye out for more details.
Designjunction will take place at the Sorting Office from 19 to 22 September during the London Design Festival. Visit the designjunction website for more information about the event.
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New product launches at designjunction 2013
Artemide Group is a world leader in the high-end residential and professional lighting sector. Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, the Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese and operates through 24 controlled and related companies and a distribution network that includes almost 60 single-brand showrooms in major cities all around the world. The Artemide products are distributed in 98 different Countries.
New launch: Ipparco task light by Neil Poulton. Its genius magnet articulation enables you to position the light ring on any point of the structure, and to adjust it over 360° both on the vertical and the horizontal axis, allowing the maximum flexibility in directing the light. 'Empatia lamp' fuses hand-blown glass and LED technology and will also be shown alongside Lotek by Javier Mariscal.
Alexander Purcell Rodrigues Design Studio
Working extensively across the disciplines of architecture and art direction, Los Angeles-based designer Alexander Purcell Rodrigues opened his own multi-disciplinary design studio in 2012. The studio's diverse portfolio ranges from furniture design to interior architecture.
New launch: An aircraft grade aluminium chair built using new aluminium fabrication methodologies and featuring mathematically-generated ornamental patterns. Called the Cartesian chair, the design is named after the Cartesian coordinate system - the foundation on which CAD software is built - that allows shapes such as curves to be written as algebraic equations.
Allermuir manufacture an extensive range of high quality, contemporary seating and tables for the contract market, designed by some of the most talented designers in the UK and Europe. Allermuir specialise in supplying furniture primarily for leisure and corporate environments, such as dining areas, cafes, breakout areas, reception areas, public spaces and bars.
New launches: Tonina by Italian design duo Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci. Tonina is an exquisite, stackable and 100% recyclable chair, combining contemporary design with an incredible finish, available in a variety of colours.
Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture in their workshop in Dorset. Their designs are archetypal, calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork. At designjunction, Another Country launches the Series Two collection, alongside two new ranges of interior accessories.
New launch: Another Country is also pleased to launch its first collection of textiles. The geometric designs on the sumptuous woollen blankets and cushions are achieved by the intricate process of Jacquard weaving.
Having established an award-winning Commercial Interior Design practice in 2003, Peter & Cathy Wall set up Assemblyroom Furniture in 2010 as a natural extension of their design studio. The duo create British-made, quality pieces which are comfortable, refined and built to last. Proudly made in the UK, their collection includes a selection of upholstered sofas and armchairs, wooden stools, tables and benches, all made using locally-sourced materials.
New launch: An upholstered stacking stool and bench design both called Hyde, and a small occasional table called Burgess.
The talented design duo Atelier Areti create objects of exceptional quality, both in design and materials. Since launching their design studio in 2008 they have worked closely with master craftsmen and manufacturers in Germany and Sweden. Look out for beautiful wall lights, lights in the shape of birds and exquisite floor lamps.
New launch: Square lights, Up Down Pendants, Marguerite, Circle + Sphere Pendants and Leaf Wall light.
Bark is a collaboration between husband and wife team, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran, both of whom are trained bespoke cabinetmakers with a passion for modern design. Having developed their craft creating one-off pieces for individual clients, in 2010 they decided to join forces and established Bark Furniture.
New launch: Bark is extending the popular Acorn one and two seater range.
Bolon offers unique design with a focus on superior quality, innovative flooring. All Bolon floors are produced for public environments with a focus on hotels, retail and offices. By running its own product development and production facilities, Bolon is able to bring great flexibility and delivery assurance to projects of all sizes.
New launch: Tile shape 'Wing' flooring and 'The Story of Bolon' (photographic archive). Wing's strength is the ability to mix and match freely, especially when combining smaller patterned collections with some of our more sensational floors.
Established in 1995 by Samuel Chan, Channels is a modern British design company with a focus on simple design and traditional craftsmanship. They are best known for their high quality products and design integrity, with the majority of products made in Shropshire in the UK.
New launch: The new editions to the 'Finnieston' collection by Samuel Chan will make their UK debut after a successful launch at EDIT by designjunction in Milan. The new collection, handcrafted entirely in wood, includes the Finnieston wall lamp, a wall-mounted version of the Finnieston lamp and a new, larger version of the Finnieston floor lamp.
Founded in 1908, Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son is a family-run business, one of Denmark's oldest producers of quality furniture and the world's largest producer of designs by Hans J.Wegner. Carl Hansen has a strong grounding in Danish craftsmanship traditions, which they skilfully combine with an insight into the latest production technology to create furniture that will last a lifetime.
New launch: Dream Chair by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. This geometric lounge chair was designed from his desire to encourage people to dream. The collaboration between Ando and Carl Hansen & Son results in a sculptural yet comfortable chair that pushes the boundaries of three-dimensional plywood.
With roots dating back to the shipyards of nineteenth century London, Davey Lighting combines industrial design, traditional craftsmanship and the finest raw materials. All of the brand's designs are manufactured in England with the same attention to detail required for their original industrial purpose. Davey lights are equally suited to traditional or contemporary scheme thanks to their simple design and wide choice of finishes, including weathered brass and copper, polished aluminium, galvanised cast iron and shot blasted cast iron.
New launches: Hand-made at Davey's Birmingham metalworks, the Shipyard features a spun copper or galvanised steel shade with a brass spout, exposed cord and sturdy protective guard. The clear or frosted glass is hand-blown at English Antique Glass, the Original BTC group's Birmingham-based glassworks. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Established in 2005, Derek Welsh/Studio is a Glasgow-based practice that produces beautifully made furniture with clean silhouettes, sensitive use of colour and meticulous attention to detail. Headed up by experienced woodworker and designer Derek Welsh, each piece the studio creates is handmade to order with expert craftsmanship.
New launch: Extensions to the Graft Collection which already comprises a table, sideboard, bench, desk and storage.
Characterised by bold geometrics and graphic reversible patterns, Eleanor Pritchard's woven textiles are designed in London and made in West Wales by highly-skilled British weavers. Suited to both traditional and contemporary interiors, the studio's signature style is clean and contemporary with a nod to English mid-century design. Eleanor's deep interest in vernacular British textiles is strongly evident in her work, which she views as a reinterpretation of these time-honoured weaving traditions and techniques for a contemporary audience.
New launch: A new woven upholstery range will be presented at designjunction in September.
Republic of Fritz Hansen™, established in 1872, is the world's most distinguished Danish furniture design brand, renowned for crafting timeless design through collaborations with some of the most visionary architects and designers.
New launch: Ro Chair designed by Jaime Hayon. The design of the shell is elegant and simple, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. The form of the shell gives you the choice of being part of what goes on in the room or relaxing in your own private space.
Girsberger is a Swiss/German manufacturer that creates seating solutions and solid wood tables for the office and residential markets. Founded as a family enterprise in Zurich in 1889, the business is still run by the same family and headquartered in Switzerland with production and sales companies in Germany, Austria, France, Benelux, Spain, Great Britain, and Turkey.
New launch: The recently awarded Jack and Diagon chairs which received a prestigious Red Dot Award.
Since 1999, Innermost have created products of the highest quality through the clever use of materials and good workmanship. Working from a corner of an old lighting factory in NW10 London they continue to create new and interesting designs, often collaborating with other international designers.
New launch: Glaze pendant lights by Corinna Warm that seamlessly fuse ceramic and metal to create a mix of warm copper and ivory tones will be shown. Carousel, a classic pendant light made from non-woven fabric, the MOST collection of pendants and the Honeycomb will also be displayed.
Founded in 1994, Valencia-based LZF designs and manufactures hand-made wood veneer lamps. Based out of a small studio in Valencia's historic centre, the studio work with a diverse pool of designers to create sculptural ceiling, floor, screen, suspension, table and wall lamps.
New launch: LZF will launch 3 new lighting designs at designjunction 2013.
Made In Ratio is a new London-based furniture and lighting brand set up by Australian designer Brodie Neill. The company launched in April 2013 with a sculptural collection of lighting, seating, tables and storage made from materials such as hand-blown Murano glass, bent plywood and aluminium.
New launch: a fully resolved product collection of prototypes.
Modus is an award-winning British furniture manufacturer dedicated to producing the very best in contemporary international design. They work with both internationally acclaimed designers and emerging young talent to produce high quality, covetable pieces for both domestic and contract use.
New launch: Modus will launch a series of new products: Bloom, a family of pedestal tables by Magnus Long; a new four-leg stacking version of the Hem chair by PearsonLloyd; and a range of tables by Michael Sodeau to extend his Noughts and Crosses collection. In addition, the modular Geta sofa by Arik Levy and the timber Norse chair by Simon Pengelly will make their UK debut.
Founded in 2005, Northern Lighting is an Oslo-based brand that creates lighting inspired by Nordic nature, culture, society and natural light. Northern Lighting works with young design talent as well as established designers. The brand distributes its designs across 45 countries, delivering to both leading design retailers and supplying lighting for a large number of commercial projects.
New launch: A number of new products and updates to existing designs.
The Hungarian collective, POS1T1ON Design, was founded in 2010 by five friends working across the disciplines of branding, graphics, photography, furniture, packaging, web and interior design. Drawing upon their collective, multifaceted skill set, the studio have created a collection of functional everyday furniture that reinterprets traditional forms and puts Hungarian design on the international design map.
New launch: In Italian the word “ombrella” means the core of the jellyfish and umbrella, as well. The distinguished yet light-weight style of OMBRELLA family can make any interior freshly unique. If you put them up scattered, in groups, they hover across the ceiling like jellyfish but they are also decorative if you put them up in duo or solo.
The Örsjö Belysning collection has been created by some of Scandinavia's leading designers including Norway Says, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Jonas Bohlin and Matti Klenell producing classic designs with a contemporary edge.
New launch: Vinge table lamp with a movable wing that encourages interaction. The function of dimming the light is moved to the wing – which can be rotated 180° around its own axis – making the sweeping experience of increasing or decreasing brightness highly tactile.
Rothchild and Bickers make contemporary lighting by traditional glass blown methods. Taking reference from architectural detail and traditional decoration, they create elegant glass lighting that embodies the rich qualities of classical interiors.
New launch: 'Summer Pick-n-Mix'. The range consists of simple forms in a variety of colours which can be embellished with a palette of fabric covered flex, including neons and herringbone finishes. Available individually and as multiple drops with customised ceiling plates.
Rug designer Sonya Winner fearlessly combines vibrant colours and bold patterns to create statement-making rug designs. Based in London, Sonya's design process involves layering colours by hand using collage which are then reworked using cutting edge digital technology. A proud member of Goodweave, the rugs are made in Nepal by a team of skilled weavers. Each finished piece creates a unique sense of light and translucency from the dense fibres of wool and silk.
New launch: Sonya Winner will launch a new collection of rug designs and cushions.
Swedish company String has built its brand around its ingenious but very simple modular shelving concept. Originally designed in 1949, the String shelves are built to last a lifetime and the components can be adapted to work in almost any space. Available in a range of colors and materials, the flexible design can be rebuilt, reinvented and transformed over time.
New launch: String Furniture will show three new String Pocket designs, a smaller version of the floor panel and a folding table.
VIBIA are at the forefront of delivering creative and collaborative lighting solutions. In 2012, VIBIA launched the online lighting design software CREA which allows architects, dealers, interior and lighting designers to create virtual interiors using modular lighting systems.
New launch: Match. Unique and unrepeatable, this innovative product is a new lighting concept using the product configuration software CREA. Match allows you to create structures arranged chaotically, automatically planned online and adapted to fit into the room and the space available. The results are infinite artistic arrangements creating a light sculpture that illuminates any interior.
Since Vitamin was set up in 2005 its mission has been to produce designs out of the ordinary. With a keen eye for detail, refinement and quality mixed with a little fun and originality, Vitamin's product offering spans furniture, lighting, ceramics and homewares. Based in the heart of London's East End, Vitamin has built up a worldwide presence with its products sold all across the globe.
New launch: Element vessels made from layers of terracotta, earthenware, oak and cork, and the Cloak pendant lamp featuring a beautifully crafted wooden sphere embedded with an LED spotlight all encased within a glass dome diffuser.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the leaders in modern and contemporary Italian furniture design and production. Today's expansive Zanotta collection comprises armchairs, sofas, storage units, bookcases, chairs, tables, coffee-tables and furnishing accessories by internationally famed architects and designers.
New Launch: Calamo Desk and 895 Kent Armchair introduced this year at the Milan Furniture Fair.