Atelier Phi Showcases New Steel and Aluminium Range of Sustainable Furniture Designs

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Bespoke furniture boutique Atelier Phi will unveil its latest range of contemporary, multipurpose showpieces on 6th March 2014 at an open-house exhibition in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Created by architect and designer Sophia Slingerland, Atelier Phi’s new designs feature innovative combinations of steel and aluminium conceived with a vision of quality, craftsmanship and environmental sustainability. The aim was to break free from common constructions of living room furniture and explore new ideas of form and functionality.

“The furniture of Atelier Phi is convinced and built in a different way,” explains Sophia Slingerland, founder of Atelier Phi. “My goal as an artist is to create beautifully designed minimalist pieces which are also very practical, while causing minimal impact to the environment.”

Atelier Phi’s boutique showroom features an exclusive series of creations designed by Slingerland and built using only locally sourced materials from Switzerland-based vendors to ensure high quality and low carbon footprint. Slingerland’s vision to create inspirational contemporary furniture is realised in the five standout pieces of the new aluminium and steel range.

The fittingly titled ‘Sitting Cow’ chair features a luxurious cow’s hide draped across a raw steel frame. The leather seat is only fastened at the top and bottom with no stitching or screws in between, for maximum contour and comfort.

‘Sit at Ease’ is a minimalist chair with practical appeal, allowing for storage of a cushion or blanket in the back of the seat. It is constructed from steel sheeting bent into clean, elegant angles to form the seat and armrests.

The playfully designed ‘Das Haus vom Nikolaus’ chair appears to have been born from a single continuous pen stroke, materialised in the 3rd dimension. A folded aluminium sheet constructs the backrest and continues onwards to form the seat, which swings once the person is seated.

‘Die Eiserne Tafel’ extending table dining table combines sleek minimalist form with rugged oxidised steel. Despite the thickness of its crude metal foundation, it appears light and elegant. Ideal for families or dinner parties, the transformable Eiserene Tafel can easily change shape to accommodate additional guests.

The ‘Origamic’ table takes inspiration from its namesake, the Japanese art of paper folding. This unique glass-top coffee table looks as if it was fashioned from a single piece of aluminium, expertly folded to create a series of evocative geometric shapes.

Slingerland’s new designs will be exhibited for the first time at the Atelier Phi showroom in Nyon, Switzerland on 6th March. All visitors are welcome to attend and Slingerland will be on-hand to answer questions about the design process, materials used in her work and inspiration for future creations.

About Atelier Phi

Atelier Phi is a Switzerland-based furniture boutique showcasing the work of architect and designer, Sophia Slingerland. All pieces are either unique or made in very small series to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Slingerland believes in bringing design principles of architecture into interior spaces to create furniture which is eco-friendly, beautiful, flexible and defies the ordinary. For more information or to enquire about bespoke furniture creations, visit the Atelier Phi website or contact Sophia Slingerland directly at s(dot)slingerland(at)ateliers-phi(dot)com.

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