Born in 1951, brought to life in 2014: Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

Italian manufacturer Arper has put designer Lina Bo Bardi's "Bowl Chair" into production for the very first time since the late Italian-Brazilian designed the piece in 1951, pioneering a more relaxed approach to seating, that was (perhaps a bit too) radical for the time. The reissued chair debuted in Milan last year, and is now available. Working closely with the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi, Arper worked from the only existing original prototype (!) and Bo Bardi's design sketches. (more after the jump)

Atelier OÏ x Venini, Stelle Filenti

The Swiss design studio Atelier Oï created the "Stelle Filenti" ("shooting stars") hanging lamps for Venetian company Venini. Venini's art director Roberto Gasparotto invited Atelier Oï to experiment with the most traditional Venetian artistic craft material, glass, combined with leather and Alcantara fabric. A net supports and envelops the top of the blown-glass diffuser. Le studio de design suisse Atelier Oï a imaginé la série de suspensions "Stelle Filenti" ("étoiles filantes") pour l'éditeur italien Venini. Le directeur artistique de la marque, Roberto Gasparotto, a invité les designers d'Atelier Oï à tenter diverses expériences avec le verre - matériau vénitien traditionnel par excellence. Un filet de cuir et d'Alcantara soutient et vient englober la partie supérieure du diffuseur de verre soufflé à la bouche.