We are loving the new furniture that DC-based Atelier Takagi showed at Salone Satellite in Milan this year—he's been busy since we last saw him at ICFF, presenting five pieces that draw references from streetscapes, film shoots, tea ceremonies, and building construction.
A favorite is Big Bounce, "inspired by lighting techniques used on film sets"—turns out reflective bounce is also a nice way to temper the hardness of high power LEDs. The lamp is made of FSC Certified White Oak, powdercoated laser cut steel.
More projects from Atelier Takagi follow.
The Market Research End Table is a simple end table, a study in materials, a collage of textures and finishes that draws inspiration from the Japanese tea ceremony. The top is polished Venatino marble, while the base is made of FSC Certified White Ash and enameled water-jet cut aluminum.
New Basics are a collection of flat pack tables that apply a simple and graphic language to a system of legs, hardware and surfaces. The collection features recycled honeycomb tops with a durable HPL finish, laser cut and powdercoated steel hardware and legs made of FSC Certified Ash. The New Basics pack flat for shipping.
Scaffold Shelving draws it's inspiration from the lines of the ubiquitous bamboo scaffold. Light and airy, deceivingly robust, the shelving system can be assembled in a limitless amount of configurations and can function as a console, a book case or a room divider. It is made of baltic birch plywood and birch dowel and packs flat for shipping.
Subdivisions (Luminaire) is a table lamp inspired by the ubiquitous public lighting that pepper suburban childhood memories. The fixture is named after the epic rock song, "Subdivisions" by the Canadian prog band, RUSH. It features a cast concrete base and a blackened steel armature. Light is provided by two 3W LEDs.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.