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DESIGN AFRICA Reinterpreting their heritage through a fresh lens, these inventive artists are challenging and changing preconceived perspectives of African design. Using new forms, provocative textures, natural materials and rich colours, designers from Africa are pioneering new frontiers of creative expression. Their bold ideas are defining a captivating new aesthetic that captures the style and soul of contemporary Africa: imaginative, energetic, cosmopolitan, expressive, sensual, proud and principled.
zenzulu Visionary designer Marisa Fick-Jordaan embraces inventive possibility and the skillful artistry of the human hand to breathe life into ideas. Fusing time, traditions, techniques and technologies, Fick-Jordaan created zenzulu and the contemporary design aesthetic renowned as woven telephone wire art and dĂŠcor. zenzulu connects traditional Zulu weaving techniques with modern industrial telephone wire, resourcefully repurposing the material for new applications and new forms. This fusion creates innovative, authentic, highly prized contemporary design pieces such as woven vessels, lace platters and the new Nature range. zenzulu offers both a specialty range and custom design creations
United-States / Amaridian Gallery New York, New York T. 1-917-463-3719 email@example.com http://www.amaridianusa.com Distribution Territory: East Coast
SIFAS Furniture MODERN CONTEMPORARY AND LUXURY OUTDOOR FURNITURE Founded on the French Riviera in 1937, Sifas® offer a unique variety of modern, contemporary and luxury furniture for poolside seating, patios, gardens and yachts, for the “in out” lifestyle. Sifas products are distributed throughout the U.S. by Brown Jordan, Alesso Modern Source, Moss, Miromar, Allegro Classics, Walters Wicker and others.
TRANSANTLANTIC COLLECTION Designer : Jean-Louis Guinochet (F) Harmony and refinement. Art of weaving carried to its highest expression in a “vintage” collection that can furnish all the areas of the living space. “Dark sienna” brown, elegant fibers of distinctive spirit, harmonize with the most sophisticated settings.
The “TRUSS ME” SYSTEM ‘truss me’ is a sustainable furniture system developed my indian designer sandeep sangaru. The concept behind the collection explores new construction possibilities with solid bamboo poles strictus dendocalmus - and splits, using modular forms and lamination joints for new applications. enjoy! Bamboo furniture system was scheduled to be part of the selection of contemporary indian design production in designboom’s curated exhibition ‘asia_now’, at dwell on design in Los Angeles,
THE PROTOTYPE The ‘truss me’ protoypes were developed with the help of a group of artisans in the village of sankhela,tripura, india, a region which has an abundant bamboo resource, cultivated in organized plantations by local farmers. All of the products are completely handcrafted. the components used for construction are modular and repetitive, and can be produced in batches by a group of craftsmen. the equipment involved for production are basic hand tools. through a modular system of jigs, fixtures and templates, the construction elements were quickly realized and also maintained a formal consistency and quality to the individual components. the furniture has been designed to use locally resourced bam-
ASIA Excelle Furniture Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Excelle Furniture Manufacture Co., Ltd. is a specialized furniture company which integrates design, production, sales and service. Our products have been sold in foreign markets for nearly two decades, covering more than 20 countries and regions such as Europe, America, Latin America, and Asia. Excelle furniture is designed by well-known designers and made of green and natural materials such as maize rope, banana leaf, sea grass, water hyacinth, and others. With hand-made processing, our product embodies our life with the modern ideas of grade, characteristic, environmental production and health.
EL TRANSITO NICARAGUA
It is a burgeoning non-profit community center with the goal to be ‘self-sustaining’ by the end of 2012. It is also where the people of El Transito develop healthy relationships with outsiders and each o... ther, whether it be short-term volunteers from other countries or other fellow Nicaraguans with special skill sets to impart. For volunteers that encourage the community by sharing their knowledge, ETCA will also be a place of short-term retreat and rest.
MuNica was founded in May 2011 by David, Manuel and Lorenz, three students from Munich, Bavaria. It is the company’s mission to support a cooperative in El Transito, Nicaragua. Mission The target of our first pilot project together with the "El Transito Arts Center" is to support entrepreneurial initiatives of a women's cooperative in Nicaragua and to build up an international distribution channel for fair trade products at the same time. We aim to empower the people of El Transito to utilize their own potential and to take entrepreneurial decisions independently. Through our project we seek to improve the economic, social and cultural situation of the community in El Transito and foster sustainable development. Vision Our vision is to build a world in which every single individual has the opportunity to improve its living conditions by means of entrepreneurial activity. To achieve this goal, we concentrate on a concept of cooperation that is replicable worldwide.