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7.16. Über-luxe: e15 Blankets + Throws


(context) is pleased to show a “softer” side of German manufacturer e15 through its group of luxuriously knit blankets and throws that have been added to a burgeoning collection of accessories. Already much celebrated for its furniture designs in solid wood, e15 continues to expand its offerings with objects of a smaller scale in different media that feature the manufacturer’s acclaimed attention to aesthetics and workmanship. With several recent 2014 additions, the extensive e15 blanket collection now includes the cashmere/wool blend Tramato, the baby alpaca wool/cotton blend Colina, the merino wool Cuadro, the cashmere/wool blend Rete, and the Belgian linen … Read more

6.19. Roderick Vos: Extraordinary Tables


“I like the idea/theory of ‘evolution’ in products: does a product have the right to ‘live’ and be produced? In my workshop I create real 3D sized prototypes. I love craft, and, at the same time, innovative industrial techniques; this is the trademark of my work. This method broadens my imaginary view on design, and the knowledge I gain this way is quite an advantage to me personally and my products.” – Roderick Vos (context) has highlighted several of the designer’s tables manufactured by one of our favorite brands – Linteloo, Netherlands. All, frankly, are remarkable – each dining, coffee, … Read more

5.27. Mario Bellini: Italian Design in the 1970s


While Mario Bellini’s objects have helped continually define Italian design throughout the second half of the 20th century, his work in the 1970s resulted in numerous design icons many of which are still in production and figure prominently on both the (context) website and in our Atlanta gallery. Throughout a career that now spans 50+ years, Mario Bellini has won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro a staggering eight times and his work is included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including New York’s Museum of Modern Art that features over twenty of his designs. Below is a chronology highlighting several … Read more

5.2. Re-Lighting Gino Sarfatti: New from Flos


“Re-Lighting” Gino Sarfatti is a project that Flos began in 2012 honoring the 100th anniversary of the designer’s birth year. Sarfatti was one of the most prolific Italian lighting designers of the 20th century – with a career that spanned three decades, the designer created over 600 lamps through his brand Arteluce that was founded in 1939. Flos purchased Arteluce in 1973 and, with that acquisition, all of the rights to produce any of these important designs. However, unlike the plethora of other 20th century lighting “reissues” by various manufacturers over the past two decades, Flos challenged itself not only … Read more

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