The Crush Collection, designed by Fredrikson Stallard, features a series of low tables and chaises inspired by the sensuous form of crumpled metal sheet. These include an extended chaise created from black painted steel rods and upholstered in a sleek ultra-suede skin; glass unit tables containing polished metal sheet in black, gold and silver which creates tantalizing reflections of the surrounding space; and low tables draped with a sheet of polished metal that spills luxuriously on to the floor.
Launched at Design Miami Basel during the Basel Art Fair 2011, the tables designed for the collection feature a water polished aluminium sheet, hand formed by the artists and enclosed in a glass box. The table reflects its surroundings in an abstract, chameleon like way. Another piece, a low table wrapped in a sheet of polished metal, appears to fall to the floor. The collection explores the relationship between work done by the hand and the computer. It was showcased at David Gill’s St James’s gallery during the 2012 London Design Festival.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.