Samet has debuted the Soft Hinge, Monolift system, and Duolift system at the Interzum trade fair in Cologne, Germany, 13-16 May, 2013.
Samet Soft Hinge is a furniture hinge realized in flexible thermoplastic elastomer to cover the hinge in a way that completely hides its mechanical parts. Its shape and material allow flexibility during the movement of the hinged door, following the movement of the mechanism without interfering with it. Designed by Defne Koz and Marco Susani, Samet Soft Hinge won the Interior Innovation Award at IMM Fair in Cologne earlier this year.
Monolift and Duolift are door lift systems for upper cabinet doors and bi-fold cabinet doors. The soft shapes belie the milled aluminum housing that encloses the precise technical parts of the mechanism.
The Aurora Collection, designed by Defne Koz and Marco Susani, is now on the market. Successfully launched in Milano during the Wallpaper Handmade event, the collection includes three sizes of coffee cups, for espresso, cappuccino and latte, a cookie plate, and two wooden trays. In line with the Verreum brand, leveraging the Czech tradition of glass blowing, the coffee cups and saucers are crafted in double-walled glass. The saucers are silvered, while the cups have a fading white treatment.
“Our designs want to celebrate the ritual of coffee drinking” says Defne Koz, “that’s why we created a kind of monument to espresso by raising it in a tall glass, like you do with stem glasses for wine. The white fading treatment of the cups adds a floating effect, suspending the liquid over a magic white ‘cloud’”.
With this series, Defne continues her research on revisiting and reinventing traditional drink icons: before this Verreum collection, she created the extremely successful redesign of the iconic Turkish tea glass for Lipton, already having sold over one million pieces; the redesign of the extra-virgin olive oil bottle created for the Association of Turkish Oil Manufacturers; and she conceived the iconic cup for the innovative “Keyf-i tahıl” drink for Nestle.
Defne Koz and Marco Susani will launch the “Aurora” coffee set for Verreum within Wallpaper* Handmade.
April 10th – 13th
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
via San Gregorio 39
The ‘CUT’ collection, designed by Defne Koz for Gaia&Gino, has won a Best Tableware Award from Elle Decoration International Design Awards (EDIDA). Launched at Salone del Mobile in 2012, the ‘CUT’ collection is made of Swarovski Elements Crystal and mirrored blown glass. In Defne’s words, they are an exploration of a new relationship between flowers and vases.
All vases are FOR flowers.
Usually, vases are NOT flowers.
Our vases are for flowers, but they also ARE flowers: they are crystal flowers floating on top of a glass ‘bulb’.
They are just flowers of a different nature. Mineral Flowers.
LRRH stands for Little Red Riding Hood. The LRRH tables are not really designed to follow you all the time, but their shape recalls the icon of a basket, with an arched handle that could be used to move them from a sofa to a chair, to place them in the right place when guests arrive, to use them almost like trays, or just to define the space around the table creating the impression of a visual enclosure, a kind of ‘bubble’.
The LRRH tables are realized in light composite with either a high-gloss or a matt surface, in various colors, by Megaron, a boutique furniture company based in Turkey, with global distribution.
Derin is one of the leading Turkish furniture companies specializing in contemporary design. “Ini” is a collection of coffee tables in lacquered wood, available in multiple colors, with a base in stainless steel.
The “DESIGN TURKEY” Industrial Design Awards, with a jury panel formed of world-renowned design experts, rewards top product designs that are respectful to user needs and provide added value and competitive advantage.
Endorsed by ICSID, the leading International association of design professionals, the award is one of the leading design awards in high-growth markets, aimed at recognizing design quality that increases the competitiveness of Turkish companies both on the global and the domestic markets. It is organized in collaboration with the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Economics, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK) within the framework of the TURQUALITY® program.