Trade entrants

Design Week takes a peek at the latest offerings on show at Spectrum, the contract furniture show for the UK market. Additional research by Maeve Hosea

1 Originally presented at Orgatec, the Belize range is a multipurpose seating line for reception areas, presentation rooms and other ‘casual workspace environments’. It will be shown on the Teknion stand at Spectrum

2 InForm will be showing for the first time the Lotus sofa and armchair from Globe, designed by Busk and Herzog. The easychair (shown here) has a slightly raked back and swooping seat, which floats on a minimal geometric metal frame

3 First-time exhibitor Formica will be showing a range of ideas and solutions for decorative laminates. New colours, finishes, patterns and texture will be on display

4 Designed by Antonio Citterio for Vitra as an extension to the Visavis family, Visalounge has a cantilevered tubular steel frame in chrome or satin chrome finish, upholstered sprung seat and back in fabric or leather. The Visalounge was launched at Cologne’s Orgatec in October 2002 and in the UK this February. It will be used in the Vitra Lounge at Spectrum

5 The latest addition to the Transit furniture range for BD designed by Ross Lovegrove is a street light unit, also presented at the Milan Furniture Fair. The whole collection is suitable for both indoors and outdoors and is on show at the Hemsley Associates stand

6 Futuristic looking furniture is on display at Orange Box’s stand. Designed with flexibility in mind, the range is intended to be arranged in a number of different configurations

7 Enigma will be showing Carr&#233 by Mattheo Thun for Franz Wiitman. A range of sofas, armchairs and occasional tables suitable for both domestic and office interiors

8 Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the Folder range is a collection of toolbar or slat-wall accessories such as paper trays, CD holders, memo boards and filing systems. It will be on display at the Colebrook Bosson Saunders stand

9 Belgian manufacturer Bulo will be showing the Easy Rider chair by Danny Venlet as well as Double You by Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein. The essential element of the Double You collection is the bench, a long narrow table available in two heights and three lengths. These variations in size allow for many different configurations, which means the user can arrange his or her space according to the amount of work

10 First-time exhibitor Shed Studio will be showing a range of contemporary garden furniture and is launching a new chaise (left) and a perching planter (right) both in glass reinforced concrete, made lighter by the hollow form and polystyrene core

11 Roneo will be showing the Contessa seating range, designed by the Italian designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro. An ergonomically designed mesh chair with adjustment mechanisms, which are located under the armrests. It is available in a wide range of colours, with an optional headrest or coat hanger

12 Twentytwentyone returns to Spectrum for the second year launching a German producer Lampert and Sudrow that has reintroduced the 1932 Regal shelving system by Egon Eiermann. The stand will also show designs by David Design and Cappellini

Spectrum 2003 takes place from 13-16 May at the Commonwealth Institute, Commonwealth Galleries, Kensington High Street, London W8

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