ALL NEW, Milan Design Week 2019

During the Milan Design Week, Lensvelt presents the remarkable installation ALL NEW under the arches of Ventura Centrale in collaboration with international designers, architects and artists. Today we present two firsts: the modular seating system Blocks designed by OMA and the RNA Chair by Rick Minkes, extensions of existing collections from Maarten Baas and last but not least, a classic: the Military Chair by Gerrit Rietveld. 

Together with Modular Lighting and stage designer Janpaul Scholtmeijer from JPS.architects, Lensvelt makes the furniture shine like actors on soft pink stages. Blocks is one of them. The modular seating system that Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) designed out of sheer necessity: in search of furniture that could be applied in their own international projects, OMA developed together with Lensvelt a series of high-quality, abstract furniture objects with architectural quality, practical shapes and sober finishes.

The new family members of the Maarten Baas Chairs.

The Maarten Baas Chair is a series-produced chair that, thanks to a smart adaptation in the production process, always has a slightly different shape and therefore a unique character. The backrests of theseunique characters resemble human faces. The Maarten Baas Chair has new family members: stackable, with armrests, as barstool, in oak, and with high and low backs.

Rick Minkes on his RNA Chair and Maarten Baas with his vacuum cleaner and the Maarten Baas Chairs

The newest addition to the collection is a timeless, functional, comfortable and affordable chair from Lensvelt’s Head Product Developer Rick Minkes. In the RNA Chair we can see his love for clear lines, volumes and pure proportions. Combined with a lightweight steel frame, the RNA Chair is the perfect stackable chair for the project market.

Left: the Military series by Gerrit Rietveld, right: the RNA Chairs by Rick Minkes.

Lensvelt is the exclusive manufacturer of the Military series of Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld (1888- 1964). The Military chair from 1923 uses bolts and nuts to connect wooden parts instead of traditional wooden dowels.

The public is invited to ALL NEW. Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti 19, Milan, 9-14 April 2019

About Lensvelt
Lensvelt is a committed non-design furniture label established in 1962 in Netherlands. Lensvelt manufactures innovative interior solutions for every work, play, relax and think space. To satisfy people and companies, to inspire architects and interior designers to do the unexpected, by working with the most remarkable artists, architects and product designers such as Atelier Van Lieshout, Baranowitz + Kronenberg, Diederik Fokkema, Edward van Vliet, Fabio Novembre, Gerrit Rietveld, i29, Ineke Hans, Luc Binst/ B brand, Maarten Baas, Maarten Van Severen, Marcel Wanders, Nina Graziosi, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Paolo Rizzatto, Piet Hein Eek, Richard Hutten, Richard Meier, Rick Minkes, Ronald Hooft, Simo Heikkila, Space Encounters, Studio Job, Studio Piet Boon, WH Gispen, Wiel Arets.
Over the years the company has proven itself to be a distinct brand, with often award winning projects and presentations during the Milan Design Week. With the Boring Collection Lensvelt won the prestigious Milano Design Award 2016 Best Concept together with Space Encounters. And in 2017 again for May I Have Your Attention, Please? with the Maarten Baas 101 Chair.

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