Sidekick Solo #002
Art Piece for Home We live in a world where art piece are often label as
“for Auction only”; only be placed in art gallery/
museum; being perceived as
question is, is this really true? What if art pieces
become available to everybody's’ home, in a complete industrially redesigned way, would this
lead to a better world?
頂尖設計師緊密合作進行家具開發項目。 與藝術品原創 設計師共同嘗試， 設法以領先工匠技術開發出量產方
Found 1976, italian company Magis has been
collaborating closely with world’s top designers on
furniture projects. With the help of advance
manufacturing technology, Magis find ways to
reengineer designer pieces, making it affordable to public. And this is in no way cheap replicas, but a complete redesign from an industrial point of view, making the “impossible to mass produce” become possible.
讓大家負擔得起的藝術品級家具。 以創新設計為基礎，配以精湛意 大利手工，每每經由Magis參與的生 產，都會添加一份意大利色彩，
Art pieces to be affordable to public. By using italian fine artisanship based on truly innovative design, every single piece of Magis product had a typical Italian flavors and perfumes. A scent of “Magis Way” of design.
Cloud Design Benedetta Mori Ubaldini
Benedetta Mori Ubaldini
Benedetta Mori Ubaldini is a Milan based artist best
large spaces with a symbolic and poetic narrative of
known for her innovative and extraordinarily
beautiful wire work. Her work were shown in over
Benedetta Mori Ubaldini 是一位米蘭藝術家，利用個
twenty galleries all around the world and
collaboration with giant brands such as Paul Smith.
Each piece of her work starts life as industrially produced, walled “Chicken” wire which is gradually shaped by hand, twisting and joining the pieces together to give a seamless appearance. The recently launched Cloud sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini for Magis is the result of desiring to fill
Voido Design Ron Arad
You would be hard pressed to find a straight line or
right angle in ron arad's work, and the voido rocking
chair is a perfect example.
Designed by Ron Arad, one of the most influential
designers of our time, the Voido rocking chair is a welcome twist on a classic design (Bio Void, which is originally a studio pieces, now available for auction at 100,000 to 150,000 british pound). Using rotational-molded polyethylene, working closely with Ron Arad, Magis has been able to redesign a amazing rocking chair classic, while preserving the Ron Arad style, 在Ron Arad的作品中你甚少找到直線或直角，而 Voido就正是一大例子。出自Ron Arad
Archetoy Design Floris Hovers
Floris Hover designed a range of handmade metal
toy vehicles called Arche Toys. It was presented as a
design art project at the Dutch Design week 2007.
With basic, factory made metal parts Hovers
Hovers 指設計 Archetoys 不只想激發小朋友想像
assembles what he calls ArcheToys, archetypes of familiar motorized vehicles. The designer creates a three-dimensional impression of a sport
van and a double decker bus with few elements, but enough imagination to make anyone smile with surprise. The concept behind is well beyond creating children’s toy, it was to develop as an inner search towards the balance between work and play. 些形態簡潔表達明確的玩具車(Archetoy)出自荷蘭 設計師親手制作Floris Hovers，他用工業金屬材料 （方管、圓管等）結合手工製作，通過簡單的切割、
Original Archetoys design sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oNZYy3kgw
Making Of Archetoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T89ohywGlQ
Spun Design Thomas Heathwick
Thomas Heatherwick is famous for his London city
moulded polyethylene. It is only by Magis, with the
bus, rolling bridge, Shanghai pavilion,, Sheng Wan
redesign of using polyethylene, that make the spin
hotel in Hong Kong and of cause the Spun.
sitting fun possible for public.
Spun came out of research into the geometric
simplification of a familiar object type. Could a
completely rotationally symmetrical form make a
comfortable chair? In October 2009 the Heatherwick Studio with Haunch of Venison gallery, produced a series of pieces using the craft of large scale metal spinning, traditionally used to make objects such as Timpani
Spun的設計始於要找尋一張垂直完全對稱的座椅， 同時又舒適? 於2009年 Heatherwick工作室與 Haunch of Venison 藝廊首發表，首以黃銅，
drums. The chairs are handmade by pressing sheets
of metal against a rotating cast iron form using a
始人Eugieno Parazza再遇Thomas Heatherwick，便
It was originally an limited art piece, until 2010 when
Magis cofounder Eugenio Perazza met Heatherwick
and came out with the idea of using rotational
Rocky Design Marc Newson
Marc Newson, despite being an industrial designer
whose work on historic projects such as aircraft,
space suit to even a space craft.
The second of Marc Newson’s designs for Children, Rocky is a modern take on a traditional object, a pop version taking its character loosely from medieval jousting horses. Made from rotationally moulded
洋裡肆意的展現他的設計才華。 Rocky是馬克·紐森 象和四
polyethylene chosen for both its durability and
立的姿態設計師將Rocky設計的更加圓潤光滑了一 些，像一隻披著長長鎖子甲的戰馬。幾種顏色的戰馬 配上金黃色的
Nimrod Design Marc Newson
Magis are always famous for pushing the
boundaries of design and manufacture. The Nimrod
chair took a long time to develop, not in the least
because, at the time, it was the largest blow
moulding ever attempted. The Nimrod Chair designed was one of the first collaboration between Marc Newson and Magis. The design of the Nimrod looks a lot like the 1999 021C concept car, also designed by Marc Newson for Ford. Not only the Nimrod looks futuristic as a chair, it’s expanded polyurethane seat covered with removable wool fabric is ultra comfortable. Magis一直以推動設計和生產聞名。Nimrod椅子是 Magis與設計史上一大突破，在生產初，它是有史以 來最大的吹塑成型家具，Marc Newson和Magis之間
Dish Doctor Design Marc Newson
Rock Design Marc Newson
Dish doctor designed by marc newson for Magis.
Rarely uses straight lines in his design, each one of
this is one design that proves that anything can
Marc Newsons works has a strong futuristic sense.
have a unique style and feel - even a dish rack.
Previously worked on a A380 aircraft design project,
Made of sturdy polypropylene, the dish doctor is a
Marcs’ biggest dream is to create a international
stylish dish drying holder that will fit beautifully into
your sink area.
Rock is a doorstop that has rounded organic shape lines, it has a rough surface, olive green color which
生活中總是少不了創意！ NEWSON 設計的
具 架 採 用 聚 丙 烯 材 質，耐
用、別 緻，用 色 大 膽 鮮 豔，刀 杯都能輕鬆瀝乾。
add to its mysterious characteristic. The curved in middle shape of “rock” allow user to easily grip with one hand, feature a bright red star cover, that lets you fill in water to add weight to it. Marc Newson鮮少使用直線，他的作品每一件都帶有 濃厚的未來氣息。 曾為澳洲航空A380客機設計機艙的他，最大的夢想 是打造一座宇宙航空站。Rock隕石門
有機的線條，表面卻如岩石般粗糙，橄欖綠色就像太 空隕石那樣神秘。細緻的腰部讓單手容易握取，方便 移動至房間各個角落，旋開亮紅色的星形上蓋，還可 以添加砂石或玻璃彈珠增加重量，底部的防滑橡膠更 刻印著品
Le Chien Savant Design Philippe Starck
ÂŤ As a child I never liked school, however, I loved dogs. Should I had met this learned dog at that time, I would have become a scholar, too. But I missed this occasion and unfortunately the learned dog exists now only for children. Too late Âť. Ph. S
Chien Savant is a project between Philippe Starck
Salone del Mobile 米蘭家具展中焦點。Chien Savant
and Chantal Bavaud. As a child, Philippe Starck
的想法來自 Chantal Bavaud,由Philippe Starck 操刀
never likes school, however, he likes puppy a lot, so
設計。Philippe Starck 坦然小時候不喜歡上學，卻十
he created Le Chien Savant, a super attractive
chair-desk, for child to sit on it and start learning.
Puzzle Carpet Design Satyendra PakhalÃ
The Magis Puzzle Carpet is a wonderfully fun kids carpet that allows them to constantly change the
shape and look depending on their mood. Designed
計師 Satyendra Pakhale，於 1998 年在荷蘭阿姆斯
by Satyendra Pakhale, the designer that
collaborated with Alessi, Cappellinie and Moroso,
及 Moroso 的國際知名家具品 護孩子的地
設計更特別，他更與 MAGIS 合作，推
the puzzle carpet came in three different style
出了一款名為 Puzzle Carpet，以益智創意來保護孩
(grass, sand and water), protect kids from hitting to
子的安全。一套七件的 Puzzle Carpet，形狀以拼圖
the ground while also letting them to create their
式設計，而且分別有草地、水池及沙漠三款主題，還 可因應小朋友需要自行增減，增加親子樂趣。拼圖設 計更大大增加了結構的穩健性，不易在小孩走動時輕 易脫鉤。
own little paradise.
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For timeless designs And the undeniable obsession about lifestyle
All about Stools Experts say that the history of stools is rather like the chicken and the egg conundrum, as in which came first. The stool or the chair? The chair or the stool? Nonetheless, Magis create numbers of iconic stool of our century.
Bombo Stool Design Stefeno Giovannoni
Bombo Ever futuristic stool The Bombo stool is without doubt the most successful product by Stefano Giovannoni, which marked a turning point and a large step ahead in the company’s history. Sales of the stool began in January 1997, but in the beginning, also here, the market kind of ignored it.!
public. An extraordinary commercial triumph that is international and still going strong. This is the item Magis has sold most of. It is also one of the bestselling objects of the entire Italian Design system. Bombo高 椅無疑是意大利設計師Stefano Giovannoni的代表作，亦同時寫下了Magis 歷史性光輝的一頁。1997年在Bombo初推
Then came, slowly but surely, many fortuitous product placements in television programs that were broadcasted in Italy and abroad. Also several popular movies featured the stool. Among them “Star Trek” and “Lost in Space”. In “Lost in Space”, Bombo was even the only real object, the only existing thing in a virtual world. Then there were numerous favorable reviews in the national and international press. And that’s how Bombo came to widespread success with the
出的時候，設計並沒立即受市場認同。隨後 自Bombo於意大利及世界電視，科幻電影出 現（如“Star Trek” 及 “Lostin Space”），當 時Bombo是在電影Lost in Space裡，唯一 屬於現實世界的設計。甚至被世界傳媒一致 好評。自此Bombo開始被受世界關注，國際 媒體爭相追捧，至今Bombo仍然是家具意大 利設計史上銷量最高的高
Tom’s and Jerry is a statement from Magis, a self actualization of the company’s vision. In the same vein, Konstantin Grcic’s Tom and Jerry stools, produced since 2012, mark a new approach to the idea of artisanal work. The stools are made of beech (of artisanal
origin) with two plastic parts (of industrial origin): the screw and the joint that unites the legs. Everyone knows that wood is a more important material than plastic, but it’s the plastic that embodies the beautiful part of the design of these two stools. From a semiological point of view, it’s the opposite situation to Cyborg’s.
Deja-Vu Stool Design Naoto Fukasawa
Pipe stool Design Jasper Morrison
Italian minimalism Simple, beautifully curved, shiny stainless steel, the Déjà-vu stool started out as a simple stool concept, by minimalist designer Naoto Fukasawa. Using the finest materials the legs are in extruded polished aluminium. Seat and foot-rest in polished die-cast aluminium.
簡潔的外型，流利的框架，亮銀的光澤，刻 畫最基本的設計，由日本的設計大師深澤直 人設計， Deja-Vu 高 演譯出簡單的椅
Yuyu Stool Design Stefano Giovannoni
Affordable Designer Stacking Stool For Everyone YuYu is a new small stool that is light, colourful and stackable. It offers incredible value for money for a piece of functional design by one of our favourite designers Stefano Giovannoni. Seat height at 50 cm is a slightly higher than average which makes it particularly ideal for children. They are also great for small kitchens, you can store them underneath the table or stack them and tuck them away and just get them when you need them. Being completely moulded form plastic you can also use them outside. YuYu 是新款的小椅 ，鮮明的用色 輕巧可 堆疊，低 廉 的 價 格 是 收 藏 Stefano Giovannoni
佳選擇，高於一般椅 子 (45 cm) YuYu 有 著 50cm 的高度，特別適合家中的小朋友，讓
的好選 擇 。
Steelwood Stool Design Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Steelwood Stool 結合鋼鐵和
的樸實柔和 椅身的每個鈍角皆經 過柔化修邊，溫潤的觸感搭配木 材加壓彎曲，讓整體造型具有流 動圓滑的線條，展現如手工藝般 的藝術。
Paso Doble Stool Design Stefano Giovannoni
Paso Doble Stool 以西班
順精緻彎折角度，輕量且易堆疊收納， 營造出視覺新體感。 Paso Doble Chair production process: http://vimeo.com/42754810
360 Stool Design Konstantin Grcic
Steelwood Stool 意大利Magis公司推出360°椅,可以說360°椅
Steelwood Stool Design Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Steelwood Stool 結合鋼鐵和
個鈍角皆經過柔化修邊，溫潤的觸感搭配木 材加壓彎曲，讓整體造型具有流動圓滑的線 條，展現如手工藝般的藝術。
“Take, for example, the Cyborg chair designed by Marcel Wanders. The design has an industrial part consisting of the four very simple plastic legs, almost basic, deliberately “non-designed” and an artisanal “designed” part, i.e. the backrest, which can be made of wicker, plywood or solid wood, or padded and upholstered in fine fabrics or in leather. And tomorrow it could be made of wrought iron or other materials. Therefore, a never-ending design story; it is precisely the backrest that dictates the chair’s expressive and aesthetic quality. No one will ever say that Cyborg is a plastic chair; they’ll say that it’s a wicker chair when the backrest is made of wicker, or a wooden chair when it has a wooden backrest, etc., etc. “ - Eugenio Perazza
What do you think is missing from spaces that sell or show design? Very often I find that in design shops there is no passion or subjectivity. The selection is based on other kinds of parameter, like if they sell. A lot of the time it's really uninspired or lazy. Shops always show the same things and I get so disappointed because I know of all the other things that are on the market. I generalise, of course, but I find that retail is becoming the whole system. When you go to trade fairs and see what designers are creating and what producers are making, there's a lot of good stuff around, but at your local shop none of that seems to be available. What do you mean by elitist? I think that my role as a designer is very elitist. I work for a small niche of top companies and even if not everything I do is avante garde, it's still more exclusive than inclusive. When we design things it's not for the masses. But it's very important and it took me a while to discover that this is the role that we have to play. You know, designing for the masses is an elusion. In the end it is much more beneficial creating strong, more radical products and then somehow they trickle down to a broader acceptance.
Published on May 12, 2014