Molteni&C, Anglepoise and Diabla showcase products on Dezeen Showroom

Italian design company Molteni&C, British lighting brand Anglepoise and Spanish outdoor furniture brand Diabla are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week.

Furniture including lighting, seating and shelving have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects.

Read on to see the latest products:

D.154.2 armchair by Gio Ponti for Molteni&C

D.154.2 armchair by Gio Ponti via Molteni&C

D.154.2 is a low-rise curved armchair created by Italian architect Gio Ponti for furniture company Molteni&C.

Each chair is composed of a rounded shell encasing a circular seat cushion, which can be upholstered in a range of removable velvet covers, supported by slender steel legs.

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Gioia ottoman by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC Project Partners

Gioia ottoman by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC Project Partners

Gioia is a round cloud-like ottoman created by Italian designer Raffaella Mangiarotti for office furniture brand IOC Project Partners.… Read more

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"Urban Sun is not intended to create a guaranteed safe space" says Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde’s Urban Sun proposal to use ultraviolet lights to make outdoor spaces safer from Covid-19 can only be used at night and people still need to wear masks and observe social distancing, the designer has explained.

The studio stands by the claim stated on its website that Urban Sun “cleans public spaces of coronavirus” but added that it is “not intended to be an ultimate solution”.

It admitted that the concept, which proposes using far-UVC radiation to neutralise airborne viruses in outdoor spaces, can only be used after sunset. “We are not claiming that Urban Sun prevents infection for everybody,” the studio said.

Urban Sun by Studio Roosegaarde
Studio Roosegaarde launched Urban Sun this week

Following the launch of Urban Sun this week, Dezeen readers posed questions about the concept in our comments section.

“If the light is safe why not sell light bulbs we could use everywhere?” wondered Steve Hassler. “Is this … Read more

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Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic

Dezeen Showroom: Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has created the versatile, modular Wing shelving system for furniture brand Systemtronic.

Made from extruded aluminium, the Wing shelving was designed to be positioned alongside walls or to be a freestanding system.

Ruiz designed the flexible system so that it could be configured in multiple ways, and utilised in both home and office environments.

Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic
Top: the Wing shelving system can be positioned alongside walls. Above: it can also be used as a room divider

“Its design is discreet, with a structure of essential shapes and shelves of subtle profiles that instil an expression of lightness and sophistication into the piece,” said the brand.

“The modules can be configured in multiple ways and heights to suit diverse needs and spaces, both in the contract and residential environments.”

Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic
The extruded aluminium shelves are designed to fit with a variety of interiors

Designed to coordinate with … Read more

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Twig chair by Elan Atelier

Dezeen Showroom: the Twig chair by furniture brand Elan Atelier recalls the texture of wood but is actually solid bronze cast from a single mould.

The Twig chair is a “sculptural statement and a study in elegance and restraint,” according to Elan Atelier, which specialises in bronze and cast the sculptural piece using the lost-wax method.

Twig chair by Elan Atelier
The Twig chair is cast from a single mould using the lost-wax method

In addition to tree branches, the studio took inspiration from the work of sculptors Giuseppe Panone and Alberto Giacometti to design the piece.

Twig comes with an umber brown leather cushion as standard, and either a warm brown Antique Bronze or blacker Dark Bronze finish. Two premium finishes, Silver Bronze or Gold Bronze, are also available.

Armrest of Twig chair by Elan Atelier
The Twig chair recalls the texture of wood but is actually solid bronze

It can be ordered to custom sizes or as a two-person love … Read more

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Peugeot removes lion's body from logo for first time in almost 50 years

French car brand Peugeot has unveiled a redesigned logo, featuring a lion’s head that recalls its 1960s emblem, as part of a rebrand to mark a new era of electric car manufacturing.

The carmaker, which describes itself as the world’s oldest surviving automotive brand, updated its logo for the first time in 10 years. It is the 11th logo update in its history.

As with every version of its logo since 1847, the lion is central to the new design, which was created by Peugeot Design Lab.

However, unlike the previous logo, the design does not include the lion’s body. Instead, it only includes a stylised head and mane placed under the car brand’s name within a shield.

Peugeot logo
Peugeot’s updated logo features a stylised lion’s head

This design appears to be a redesign of the logo used throughout the 1960s, which also featured a lion’s head within a … Read more

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