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The small spaces issue IMM 2020 | Visitor guide www.extremis.com


A guide to l i v i n g l a rg e i n small spaces


7 — Bienvenidos! 9 — Designing for density 17 — Daily life at Muralla Roja 18 — Booth concept 20 — What's to discover? 22 — Tools for togetherness 46 — Color concept 48 — Collection Overview

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We don’t draw our inspiration from design magazines or from looking at other furniture: we look around to see what is changing in the world.


Bienvenidos! What will the future look like? According to the UN, +70% of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. In this near future, what will make a city a desirable place to live in? Private spaces will continue to become smaller, therefore the creation of more shared public spaces will be necessary as an offset. Back in 1968 Ricardo Bofill designed the ‘Muralla Roja’ Spanish for ‘The Red Wall’ project in Calpe, Spain. The layout of this apartment building challenged the increasing division between public and private space. That’s why Extremis brings its creations designed for the future in a setting inspired by this pastel-colored complex. The building is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of the kasbah (which typically refers to a citadel or several buildings behind a defensive wall). The silhouette of Muralla Roja follows the contour lines of the rocky cliff it sits on and creates an ensemble of interconnected patios and stairs that provide access to multiple apartments. The eye-catching colors that cover the facades either contrast with nature or complement its purity.

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Designing for density Space is priceless. Every square centimetre counts, especially in a world where people are living in more densely populated places. With greater proximity, however, comes more intense interaction. This fact forms both the start and endpoint for Extremis designs, whose very raisons d’être are defined by concrete needs.

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Spaces are not just meant to be filled. They should be lived.

Remember when we used to envy those friends or acquaintances who had the biggest house, the most expansive lawn, or the bathroom you could get lost in? Today, our self-worth no longer depends on the amount of space we take up. Instead, we long to live more ecologically, closer to our place of work, and more ‘in touch’ with the world around us.

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Of course, economic and demographic factors play important roles as well: housing prices are skyrocketing, many people remain single or postpone marriage, and we all live longer overall. This is why the whole ‘less is more’ adage isn’t just another fad, but a philosophy deeply embedded in the fabric of modern times.

We observe society and try to detect changes in how we live, regenerate and interact with each other.

Gargantua © Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 1994

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This page seats 88 people Gargantua was originally created with the rural spaciousness in mind. 1994

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This page seats 112 people Anker is our answer to a growing need for optimal use of space. 2015

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Anker © Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2015

Restriction breeds creativity People in the city often have to make do with less, but they don’t want to compromise on quality of life. They don’t have to. An awkwardly small space can be a catalyst for change, compelling you to cut through the clutter and come up with clever ideas. It forces you to think up more compact and smarter applications for the same materials, and consider transportability and ease-of-storage. “But hasn’t everything been designed already?” Of course not. Needs change, socio-economic circumstances evolve, regulations are rewritten… Understanding these evolutions and adapting to them is a source of inspiration for game-changing design.

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Good design is contagious It is also our main source of inspiration at Extremis. It’s why people come to us after a product presentation to express their disbelief: “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?” Our main goal, however, is always to encourage togetherness. A baby shower in a small urban garden or an after work party on the balcony? For Extremis, all types of gatherings can inspire new designs, as long as there is a practical need that can be met, or if usability can be significantly improved.

Creating designs that last by inspiring interactions that matter.

Virus © Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2016

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This page seats 130 people Virus is a playful and space-conscious design for today’s young city dwellers. 2016

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Daily life at Muralla Roja Time to relax and make some time for yourself. Be astonished by the beautiful eye-catching colors, while gazing into the distance at the Mediterranean sea. Life can be easy, can't it? Discover the nice and tiny ‘residencias privadas’ and be inspired by the way the inhabitants live: cozy, comfortable and compact. Because they have a huge amount of space on the idyllic public plaza they live without compromise. Some of them are already chit-chatting on the plaza, of course with tapas and a nice vino tinto. At this public place, which is the transition between public and private life, worries can be left behind. Go outside, meet new people and remember: things are better together.

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WELCOME TO EXTREMIS'

Muralla Roja

A colorful setting displaying our revamped furniture collection

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The 'residencias privadas' are hidden between red and pink walls. An audio tour guides you through the stairs and narrow aisles, providing a glimpse of daily life. Residencias privadas

At the Extremis booth plaza, people gather for a chat, some tapas and drinks. The furniture is there to facilitate togetherness in the best way possible.

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WELCOME TO EXTREMIS'

Muralla Roja

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audio tour

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Bistroo Memphis Style

Hopper AA

Exclusive concept

New version


New!

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Tiki table

Kosmos

Marina+Vela

Acacia

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Bistroo

Picnik

Sol+Luna

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“My Mamá always says: love is not about staring at each other, it’s about looking in the same direction.”

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Side by side Bistroo Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2018

Take a seat and discover how nice it is to sit side by side. This Bistroo fits onto a terrace or balcony of 1.2 x 1.2 meter, ideal to start the day, gently wake up and take in life that is happening right in front of you.

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1 table top, 2 seats, 3 legs. To celebrate new and older love.

Quick to stack and lock away.

PAPYRUS WHITE

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REED GREEN

COPPER BROWN


The table top has a unique shape to fit the wedge tray.

Fits a terrace or balcony of 1,2 x 1,2 meter. So there’s bound to be space for a Bistroo on any balcony or on the pavement beside your door. Bistroo is a warm welcome to come out more often and enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoors in the sun.

BLACK RED

COBALT BLUE

BEIGE RED

BOTTLE GREEN

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Golden moments Picnik Š Design by Dirk Wynants & Xavier Lust for Extremis, 2002

Enjoy the sun on your face while eating your soft-boiled egg on the Picnik. Its curved shapes not only provide the necessary sturdiness, they also guarantee perfect drainage. For IMM 2020 we've brought our golden edition!

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“Think about the fact that your bottom is touching 480 kg of solid gold.�

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“Sol+Luna, a day bed for 1, a night sofa for 3 !”

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Twoin-one Sol+Luna © Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2016

Spaniards are very proud of a remarkable tradition called ‘siesta’. Sunbathe during the day, lounge with friends by night: long live twoin-one furniture. This gives you more space to throw a party or put a tired Spanish stereotype to rest…

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Efficient shadow Acacia Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2018

Have you ever seen a parasol that is designed this cleverly? With its small surface and atypical form, Acacia creates ample and effective shade during the day. Just follow the sun by turning the handle.

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“Yes, the sun can be a bit of a hot topic here in Calpe.� Looks stunning with the Virus collection.

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This exceptionally atypical sunshade deflects a maximum of the sun’s rays with a limited textile canopy.

The tube finishes are available in 8 colors. The same colors as the Virus collection for a stunning look.

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When the sun goes down, the integrated lighting beneath the parasol canopy creates a warm ambiance. Designed with the idea of a pocket torch in mind, simplicity reigns even in the integrated, rechargeable LED module. Instead of closing it, simply take off the canopy and put it away. You will be left with a sculpture inspired by the branches of the African Acacia.

Efficient shadow thanks to its directable surface.

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Can someone pass the vino, please?

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Come together Marina Š Design by Metrica for Extremis, 2012 Vela Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2013

Space is limited in our small village, but sometimes size does matter, don’t you think? This large Marina table can go up to 12 meters in one piece! Together with the Vela, an innovative and easy-to-use parasol, it is the perfect table to come together with friends.

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A universe on its own Kosmos Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2008

Kosmos is an efficient table-seat combination with the added lounging function of a sofa or even a daybed. Scoot over, everyone can fit in!

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“Talk, eat, siesta, repeat”

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Dance with me the tiki tango del amor

i Perfect match the Tiki chair.

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Tiki tango Tiki table Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2019

The Tiki table is the perfect companion for the Tiki bar stool. This compact table can be folded into a flat pack without any screws in seconds. Comfortable thanks to the footrests and functional by being compatible with the Acacia parasol to give you shade during the day and intimacy in the evening.

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Walrus wisdom Walrus Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2014

Rainy weather doesn't worry Walrus. Thanks to the all-weather fabric and the water-tight storage compartments you can easily store cushions and blankets inside the sofa and carry on with your day. Easy when every square meter counts!

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Oh, I could get used to this Spanish life. Hasta luego my friend!

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Mono-material for a sculptural feel.

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Hopper AA Hopper AA Š Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2020

Introducing an All Aluminium version of the iconic Hopper table. The result is a lightweight picnic table made entirely of aluminium, possible in any color and any length.

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Bistroo ≈ Memphis Style ≈

AN EYE-CATCHING MAKEOVER WITH A BOLD COLOR COMBINATION, A MARBLE TABLE TOP AND A TOUCH OF GOLD.

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Time to play with some colors and unique geometric combinations… did someone say Memphis Style?

E XC LU S IVE C O N C E P T

The Memphis Style was founded in 1981 by a collective of designers and architects who created abstract statement pieces that were a bit ahead of their time. They drew inspiration from many movements like: Art Deco, Pop Art and Kitch mixed with futuristic themes. The result is a very playful style which we took as the starting point for our Bistroo makeover, experimenting with colors and materials. Have a seat with a friend, side by side and remember… never take yourself too seriously, Memphis Style.

Bistroo © Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2018

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Color concept At IMM 2020 we bring our tools for togetherness in colors that contrast with the pastel shades of the Pink Fortress or complement its purity.

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Revamped versions of Extremis best-known designs in surprisingly new color combinations and materials. This color concept combines hard materials with subtle and round shapes. The result is an exquisite, soft character. The colors radiate femininity – in a combination of nude tones - but also borrow from the visual arts for an intellectual, artsy touch.

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Collection Gargantua superior functionality thanks to its adjustable benches

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Pantagruel

Abachus

son of gargantua featuring a ‘lazy susan’

when standing up, you can lean against one of its six arms

Inumbr(in)a

Anker

its flat shape & high tension for beauty and resistance

a triangular picnic table that comfortably seats six of you

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Extempore

Hopper shade

a full range of modular outdoor furniture

open and close intuitively with spring mechanism

Romeo & Juliet

PontsĹŤn

this bench adds a touch of green to your terrace or project

an oriental feel with origami-like legs

Hopper

Marina

easy boarding thanks to four pass-through zones

endless possibilities with this picnic table in lengths from 1.65m to 12.10m

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Captain’s chair

Picnik

wide shell for ultimate seating pleasure for all people

iconic picnic table made of half a plate of solid aluminium

Tiki

Virus

simple, pared-down bar stool, ideal for your cocktail bar

compact 3 - 4 - 5 seater for the urban garden or balcony

Sticks

Acacia

a space divider, creates privacy wherever needed

exceptionally atypical sunshade intended to be directed towards the sun

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Kosmos parasol

two seats and a table to sit side by side

the kosmos parasol opens and closes horizontally

Walrus

Icecube

the very first outdoor sofa with blanket & pillow in the backrest

simply the perfect cooler at all your parties, self-service

Kosmos

Sol+Luna

picnic & lounge by moving the table up & down

two-in-one, sunbed during the day and lounge by night

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Win a Bistroo!

1 Follow Extremis on Instagram 2 Post a typical Spanish picture of yourself at our booth and mention the hashtags: #holaextremis + #immcologne 3 Gather the most likes and win!*

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*Contest starts on January 13th and ends January 19th. The lucky winner will be announced on Instagram on Monday January 20th. Contest rules: extremis.com/holaextremiscontest

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