The Botanist No Ornamentation Cocktail Table by Orange 22 is a harmonious marriage of modern art and functionality. It combines the precision of minimal honest design with the beauty and feminine touch of nature. The lines are simple and clean producing a dazzling piece to be enjoyed for years to come. Precisely cut from a single sheet of aluminum, each unit is faced with high impact powder coat or with an epoxy coated Tree Frog veneer allowing it to be used equally indoors or outdoors.
Eight icons of design have joined forces with Orange22 Design Lab to launch the firm's Blank Canvas Project. All of the super high-profile designers have created new editions of Orange22's indoor-outdoor, eco-friendly Botanist furniture. Botanist matches each designer's royalty to a foundation or charity of their choice. The No Ornamentation is a contribute to the minimalist designs that have withstand the test of time designed by Claude Zellweger whose work has been internationally recognized in museums and competitions alike, including awards from , ID Magazine, IDSA, BusinessWeek, IF Industrie Hannover and the Chicago Athenaeum Award. Claude is also a regular lecturer and member of design awards committees.
What was your inspiration?
The "No ornamentation" series comments on the systematic overuse of ornamentation in contemporary furniture. The resurgence of decorative elements has been a welcome change from the unflinching minimalism of the early 2000's but it has also given birth to an array of products that have used such ornamental surface treatments merely to cover up their mediocrity. One & Co applauds the furniture for its simplicity yet chooses to have its cheeky manifesto applied to it. Thus the typographic application results in ornamentation in its own right.
Why is it important for you to give back?
It's obvious that the world we live in is not a balanced one. How can we - the lucky ones - enjoy our prosperity when it seems unattainable to others? Giving is one of many avenues to address that biggest of problems. Architecture for Humanity has proven that good design can directly benefit those in immediate need - due to displacement, poverty or catastrophe.
The Botanist collection by Orange 22 creates a collaborative eco-friendly product offering with internationally renowned designers and innovators that has the power to change the world. Leveraging a green approach to manufacturing and business we strongly believe you can be profitable while make a positive social and environmental impact. Botanist is committed to environmental sustainability & social awareness. 2% of all Botanist product sales are donated to charities and foundation chosen by participating collaborators.
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