New York, NY (May 2010) For the past 20 years, M2L has delivered the best in contemporary European design to the American market. Fittingly, during the 2010 edition of ICFF, the company will turn the spotlight on Germany and its major contributions to the interior design field. Launching at M2L’s Genuine German Design event on May 17 (6-8pm), the new showroom will feature a retrospective on established collections from Walter Knoll, a pop-up shop of e15 furniture and a mock-up of seating that KFF manufactured specifically for the General Assembly at the United Nations.
New introductions that M2L will be showing during New York Design Week include:
CT08 VIER is a smart, symmetrical and stylish table designed by Philipp Mainzer. Composed of four slabs of 10 mm thick solid colored tempered glass in dark blue or smoke grey, it can serve as a side table, storage unit or bedside table.
CH04 HOUDINI is a new chair family developed by contemporary German designer Stefan Diez to perfectly complement all e15 tables. It’s distinctive silhouette and pared down proportions result in a modern yet timeless wooden chair fitting for residential and contract settings. It is available as a side chair or chair with armrests in oak veneered plywood in clear, jet black, signal white and traffic grey lacquered finishes as well as custom colors.
TA17 LONDON is Philipp Mainzer’s contemporary interpretation of the classic TA04 BIGFOOT. Designed without a frame, it’s tabletop and legs are made from 60 mm thick oiled solid oak with filled-in cracks, resulting in a balanced yet striking harmony of proportions. It is especially suited as a dining table.
SF05 BESS is a two-seater sofa with an upholstered seat and flexible oak-veneered plywood back designed by Stefan Diez. The high-grade upholstery consists of a body of NO SAG-springs and a well-balanced combination of foam material. With its two available seating depths (22” and 34”), the sofa is well suited for both private and contract interiors.
EC02 BESSY, designed by Stefan Diez, is a space-saving lounge chair reminiscent of a cocktail lounger. Made from flexible oak veneered plywood, it has a comfortable high back and round upholstered seat, making it suitable for private use as well as in hotel lobbies and bars. BESSY is also available as a stool without a backrest.
EC03 EUGENE is a generously proportioned lounge chair designed by Stefan Diez. Made from flexible oak-veneered lacquered plywood, it features a high back, deep seat shell and sloped back legs. Its round, bent wooden back offers ample comfort without padding.
ST10 JEAN is a bar stool designed by Stefan Diez with a circumferential brim, which provides comfort and support when seated. Between the front two legs runs a cross beam with an embedded plastic profile, which acts as a foot rest and gives the stool stability. It is made from oak-veneered lacquered plywood and available in two heights that make it suitable for contract as well as private use at a kitchen counter.
Black Series is a special edition of classic Walter Knoll products including the 369 chair, Fabricius, MYchair, Vostra and Turtle – all reinterpreted in black. Matching glass tables are also available.
Prime Time is a sofa designed by EOOS that is both lightweight and opulent to look at. Comprised of a range of variants (individual, add-on and corner solutions), it just takes two easy steps to swivel into the récamière.
Living Landscape 740, designed by EOOS, combines exceptional comfort, craftsmanship and aesthetics. Precise seams draw the contours of the upholstery while the ultra-soft cushions create an inviting display. For varying perspectives, the 740 line also comes with corner elements that can be turned and striking easy chairs, inviting chaise lounges and footstools round off the extendible range.
Soft Low is a padded easy chair that combines sculptural appeal with unbelievable coziness. Designed by Mika Tolvanen, it has a wooden frame and foam body and is available in two sizes with matching ottomans.
FM chair is an easy chair designed by formmodul. The outside is characterized by the specifically designed space dividing the seat from the back while the inside surfaces are turned toward the user to ensure optimal comfort. It has a round tubular steel frame and upholstered seat, backrest and sides.
Founded in 1992, the M2L Collection imports authorized and licensed modern design from Europe and features iconic designers that include: Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Gray, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Pierre Paulin, as well as today's design stars like Paolo Piva, Patrik Norguet, Norman Foster, Eoos, Pearson-Lloyd, Jeff Miller and more. The M2L Collection is available through the website as well as three stunning showrooms: 215 East 58th Street, NYC 10022, 3334 Cady's Alley, Washington DC 20007 and 104 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. For more information, contact them at 800-319-8222 or visit www.m2lcollection.com.
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