THE CORE OF OUR NEW COLLECTION
It looks like 2022 will be the year in which we will reach a new ‘normal’. And hopefully it will be a year in which differences will be ironed out and in which we can, again, seek the connection. Because ‘connection’ is a key value within LINTELOO: bringing people together, in an environment where they feel relaxed and safe. A number of new designs is added to the collection which each, in some way or other, feature ‘connection'. The Malibu sofa, the Clamp coffee tables, the Broadway sofa and the Offset coffee tables. Let's have a closer look at these designs and see what the designers themselves have to say about them.
MALIBU - by Jan te Lintelo
A connection between past and present—and, for that matter, between the American West Coast and East Coast—can be seen in Jan te Lintelo’s latest design, the ‘Malibu’ sofa. ‘I have always been very happy with the ‘Hamptons’: sleek yet relaxed and incredibly comfortable. We wanted to keep those qualities and connect them to a slightly more luxurious outlook. Adding an elegant frame with feet that are so slender that the sofa appears to float, creates just the right difference. And the names reflect that as well: the vibe in the Hamptons is a bit more rugged, more earthy than in Malibu, California. But both are on the coast, so that feeling of space and freedom you always have when you are near the ocean, is definitely also there in the ‘Malibu’.’
CLAMP - bij Sjoerd Vroonland
Nowhere is the connection more visible than in the Sjoerd Vroonland’s ‘Clamp’ series. ‘Of course, I am, originally, a wooden furniture guy. And that is where the construction, the way in which various parts connect, is truly at the heart of your design. This time, I did not opt for wood but for a metal frame, containing a table top made out of two parts, each a different material. It was exciting to me to see and to show how one material grabs hold of the other. Therefore, in that metal embrace, the clamp is left in plain sight. The table tops are made using off-cuts, whenever possible, for optimum use of the natural materials. Customers can select the combination—there are three types of marble and two types of wood—, giving them an active influence over their own interiors. This fits well within the current philosophy of individuality and flexibility.’
BROADWAY - by Roderick Vos
Simple is quite often brilliant. And sometimes you see something so simple—and so brilliant—that you wonder ‘why did nobody else think of this?’ A striking example is Roderick Vos’s new ‘Broadway’ sofa, where the connection between the front and the side and between the side and the back is not square or rounded, but at a 45 degree angle. ‘The entire silhouette of the sofa is outlined by a thick cord, which really makes those chamfered edges stand out. It is a ‘plump’ sofa, with hidden feet, so from a distance this design reminds me of an organic cube. That may sound contradictory, but it is, I think, a good description. It is a modular sofa, so I embraced that whole idea of ‘be your own designer’. And it is really comfortable! I mean, let’s be honest, what is the use of a beautiful sofa you can’t sit on?’
OFFSET - by Anthony Guerrée
In his designs, Anthony Guerrée often throws the viewer off-guard. These are designs with a sense of humour. He has given the iconic Parisian bistro chair a new silhouette, a rocking chair gets a backrest shaped like a painter’s easel, a bench immediately reminds you of a piano. ‘I became a furniture designer because I love the idea that, through design, you can influence people’s day-to-day interactions.’ His designs are often sculptural, as we can see in the ‘Offset’ tables—‘puzzle pieces’ which appear to be carefully fretsawn, to then slot seamlessly into one another, using the simplest connection of all: a slit in one piece, a slit in the other, and hey presto, slide them in at a 90 degree angle. The end result, again, throws the viewer off-guard because, to a degree, the contrast in character of the materials—marble and wood—disappears.
IMM Cologne 2020
(Zeist) January 2020 – With five diverse new designs LINTELOO once again demonstrates what the brand, founded in 1994, has been known for from the beginning: its innovative designs, in which aesthetics, comfort and durability are three strong, equally important values. But these fixed, almost solid- looking values do not exclude the fact that each and every one of the designs is an exciting piece, designed with a fresh look, bold, modern, with its typical LINTELOO-tone, manufactured by the best craftsmen:
Park Avenue sofa by Jan te Lintelo
Bel Air armchair by Jan te Lintelo
Brooklyn armchair by Jan te Lintelo
Bimu table by Bart Vos
Orion lighting by EL Schmid
After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, LINTELOO is not leaning back. With full speed ahead and zest for life, LINTELOO enters a new calendar year and the second quarter century of its existence.
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