Elegant Furniture Reveals Its Sensuous Side
The overall winner in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s competition is a contemporary buffet by Industrial Design Form in Miami, FL.
By Beverly Dunne
The Ã¢â¬ÅWaveÃ¢â¬? buffet, designed by Luis Lozada of Industrial Design Form, Miami, FL, won top honors in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Design Portfolio awards. It is shown here in African lacewood, with solid mahogany bases.
Sensuous curves and simple lines highlight the Residential Furniture winner in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Design Portfolio awards. The contemporary buffet, a limited edition piece entitled Ã¢â¬ÅWave,Ã¢â¬? also earned the highest marks of all entrants, making it this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Overall Winner. It was designed by Industrial Design Form of Miami, FL.
Ã¢â¬ÅMy ideas are principally based on curves that come from simple lines, creating a sensuous look,Ã¢â¬? says Luis Lozada, industrial designer. Ã¢â¬ÅThis curved design enhances the color and texture of the African lacewood used on this particular unit.Ã¢â¬?
|Designer Luis Lozada says that his ideas are based on curves that come from simple lines to create a sensuous look.|
The entire structure is suspended on solid mahogany bases, which represent the same curved detail seen in the upper part of the buffet, Lozada adds. Designed in a modular concept, the straight section is independent from the structure for ease in moving and delivery.
The detail of the diagonal cut in the upper front part of the buffet adds to its elegant and sensuous appearance, he says. It also solved a difficulty Lozada encountered in designing the piece. In the initial designs, the reveal of the cabinet was landing in the central drawer. Lozada was able to divide the interior, while still maximizing storage possibilities.
The interior layout features drawers and adjustable shelves with a fabric lining to be clean, practical and functional. Fine suede is used on the piece shown, but other fabrics are available. The storage options make the piece suitable as dining room, conference room or office furniture, Lozada says.
Name: Industrial Design Form Corp., Miami, FL
Wave is one of seven pieces in LozadaÃ¢â¬â¢s Collection 2000 furniture line. The entire collection offers a contemporary design of clean and simple lines, he says. The project took four months to complete, from design to final assembly.
The pieces were fabricated by Bon Vivant Corp. of Miami, FL. Bon VivantÃ¢â¬â¢s 25-employee shop was featured in CWB in March 1999.
Like every piece in the Collection, Wave is custom-built to the clientÃ¢â¬â¢s requirements, including a choice of Wilsonart veneers. Industrial Design Form uses hardware from Trend Distributors.
Ã¢â¬ÅWe serve a discriminating clientele throughout Florida as well as Latin America and the Carribean and only the finest materials and supplies are used,Ã¢â¬? Lozada says. The list price for the winning piece is $5,800. The collection will be available in March 2000 exclusively from Nicoletti Italia in DCOTA (the Design Center of the Americas) in Dania, FL.
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