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Just a week before Salone Sydney-based
Tomek Archer was told Roethlisberger
was launching his Campfire table in Milan.
The introduction was made via Anibou s
Neil Burley who stocks other products by
Archer, and at short notice Archer didn t
make it to see his product on the busy
stand at Salone. The coffee table can be
flat-packed, reducing freight volume. A
student of architecture, Tomek s brand
Tomahawk is gaining attention here
and abroad. Visit tomahawkstudios.com,
French duo Frédérique Morrel and Aaron
Levin embrace the return to craft with
one-off sculptures. Capturing hearts
at Maison et Objet 2008 in Paris, their
objects are made from vintage materials
found at markets, warehouses and
showrooms throughout Europe. My
Dear (pictured) begins with a fibreglass
taxidermy mold, reinforced with steel
rods and realistic elements such as
horns added, which is covered in vintage
tapestries. Their collection also contains
household objects and furniture, available
by commission, or found at elite design
stores, such as Rossana Orlandi, where
they exhibited for Salone del Mobile. Visit
Produc ts by Dare Studio s designer-maker were picked up by Selfridges at London s 100%
Design, and in Milan he met retailers of the calibre of Terence Conran, with discussions
about distribution ongoing. The young Brit is excited about the response to his pieces and
is developing more for 100% Design in September. His workshop also ser vices bespoke
projects with small-run, in-house capacity, and makes prototypes for other designers.
His desk and chair at Salone showed a high level of quality. Visit darestudio.co.uk.
Scandinavian lighting designer Daniel
Rybakken has won a swag of awards,
including Best Designer at Salone Satellite
2009. His LED works explore many
themes, including replicating daylight and
incorporating the light into architecture --
exemplified in Daylight Entrance, a private
architec tural project with walls backlit by
6000 LEDs. A virtual display of the projec t
featured at Satellite 2010. Next on the slate
is a lamp version of the concept, hopefully
produced in time for Euroluce for Salone
2011. Visit danielrybakken.com.
Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, graduates of Design Academy
Eindhoven, explore disappearing craft techniques. Working as Formafantasma they
presented Autarchy, an installation of functional
vessels produced with a bio-material made of flour,
agricultural waste and limestone. There s no doubt
more will be heard of them. Visit formafantasma.com.
The Campfire coffee table.
The designers with their
Hidden Collection, 2009.
The My Dear sculpture.
The young-gun designers turning heads at Salone Satellite?
Anne-Maree Sargeant picks five set to be the next big things.
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