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2 TELHARMONIUM / about Service Catalog 2013/2014 Telharmonium is a multidisciplinary design agency that specialises in the design and development of contemporary furniture, furnishings, lighting, and other interior products and surface treatments for commercial, hospitality and residential environments. Always taking our client s functional and commercial needs into account, we create bold, distinctive and memorable interiors and furnishings that delight and surprise. For the production of furniture, we work closely with Fabrica México, who hand-craft our furniture using traditional construction techniques to the demanding quality standards we insist upon.
3 TELHARMONIUM / collection Service Catalog 2013/2014 Telharmonium s ideology is founded on using and preserving traditional methods of making handcrafted furniture, combined with modern materials and outstanding contemporary design.
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18 TELHARMONIUM / projects Service Catalog 2013/2014 For Clients who need more than the supply of furniture alone, we offer a full interior design service for hospitality projects and larger private residences. The expert design team at Telharmonium has experience in designing complete interior schemes for hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, designed to bring your brand alive and excite you and your customers. Telharmonium also has experience in designing interiors for larger private residences, working closely with the homeowner to realise their ambition to create stunning, liveable homes. Regardless of the type of project, Telharmonium retains an emphasis on quality and aesthetics, ensuring that every project not only looks great but also has the quality and integrity to last.
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21 TELHARMONIUM / projects / Bar Tomate / Furniture development and production Service Catalog 2013/2014
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25 TELHARMONIUM / Press Service Catalog 2013/2014 Fabrica Mexico / / Telharmonium Diverse in Dubai // Financial Times UK "Some of the most eye-catching pieces came from Mexico City-based Galería Mexicana de Diseño, showing furniture by Telharmonium through the company Fabrica México. It was the first time contemporary Mexican furniture had been exhibited in the Middle East. I wanted to bring really contemporary pieces that have a bit of it, says Richard Eagleton, a British expatriate who set up Fabrica México just a few months ago. It seems he judged the market well: his entire stock sold within 24 hours" Link : Design Days Dubai // In Design Live Asia "Telharmonium - Fabrica Mexico Galeria Mexicana de Diseno, a gallery from Mexico City, showcased a collection by Telharmonium for Fabrica Mexico designed specifically for Design Days Dubai. The entire collection sold on the first day of the fair." Link : Design Days Dubai // Wallpaper UK "Galeria Mexicana de Diseño from Mexico City showcased a collection by Telharmonium for Fabrica México, designed specifically for Design Days Dubai...The entire collection was quickly snapped up by eager buyers on the first day of the fair...'ala Bench Seat', by Telharmonium, produced by Fabrica México, presented by Galeria Mexicana de Diseño" Design Days Dubai Design Days Dubai // A NEW MEXICAN DESIGN WAVE "Fabrica México was founded by the internationally respected Mexican-Swede furniture designer Alexander Andersson and Englishman Richard Eagleton with a vision to establish México as a source of beautifully designed high-quality products across the world. A former President of México said that he 'wanted to see more of the world in México and more of México in the world'. As a Brit and a Méxican Swede living and working in México, developing Mexican design and manufacturing talent to create beautiful contemporary products, we believe we are rising to that challenge, says Richard Eagleton Managing Director. Being selected to represent México at such a prestigious event as Design Days Dubai is a huge honour and will provide us with the perfect platform to show the world just how amazing México can be! Link : Design Days Dubai // Voyeur Design "Galería Mexicana de Diseño presenta Fábrica México, una joven galería en la que han mostrado mobiliario de diseño muy influenciado e inspirado en la cultura mexicana. Los fundadores de este proyecto, Alexander Andersson y Brit Richard Eagleton, pretenden desarrollar productos de diseño contemporáneo de éxito internacional, además de establecer a México como una fuente de grandes diseñadores. En esta primera participación en el Design Days Dubai, Fábrica de México mostró una hermosa colección de muebles de madera dura y diseños de luces creados para la ocasión por Telharmonium, su buque insignia en diseño contemporáneo. " Link : Personaje GQ Mexico: Alexander Díaz // Telharmonium "Fundó su firma de muebles estilo escandinavo Telharmonium hace cuatro años en su taller de Mérida" Link:
26 Drip by Antony Hall for Gazelli Art House f you didn t manage to make it last year, perhaps you heard the hype on the tail end and missed it, or simply weren t switched on to how momentous an event this really was, then now s your chance. Design Days Dubai, the biggest design event in the region returns, offering local aesthetes, fledgling collectors and curious cultural adventurers a unique view on the world through original, collectable design. Not only are these pieces beautiful, representing an investment in the designer and the future value of your collection, but they are functional you can sit, stand, sleep, reflect, swing, lean on or be illuminated by these pieces they can be as much a part of the furniture of your life as anything else you invite into your world and grow to love. From the words of those readers who, at our invitation, came to witness the inaugural event in 2012, their eyes were opened to what was possible, breaking apart the limitations of their own imagination - giving them a whole new perspective on the art of living. Here, Bazaar Interiors editor Rue Kothari talks to Fair Director Cyril Zammit about a bigger, better and diversely different Design Days Dubai, in 2013: HBI: How do you feel the inaugural DDD went? CZ: It was the first design fair in the region, and I felt it added a great new cultural feature to the art scene of Dubai. HBI: What were the highlights for you? CZ: Offering the opportunity for a new dimension to design in the Middle East. We suddenly brought exquisite and limited edition pieces that are a new form of art and not just a functional object or furniture. HBI: What have you improved on this year? CZ: The line-up of galleries with a stronger presence from the Middle East, but also an unprecedented selection of design galleries from six continents. No other design fair offers such a diverse choice and we are only in our second year. HBI: Can you reveal any surprises on the agenda for DDD 2013? CZ: Specific installations by great designers such as Humans Since 1982 (Sweden), Analogia (Italy), Jihoon Ha (Korea). Plus, there are several premieres for Dubai, from Galeria Mexicana de Diseno (a brand new series made especially for DDD), Diane de Polignac and also the presence of design from India with pieces by Gunjan Gupta. HBI: How many galleries will be participating? CZ: 29, which is seven more than last year, nine of them from the Middle East, four of which are from Dubai. HBI: There are so many different territories and talents represented at DDD this year, why is this diversity important? CZ: In a world that has become standardized, we showcase the power of creativity through the galleries exhibiting in Dubai; using new or recyled material and pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship. HBI: How does DDD reflect the cultural demands of the region? CZ: Our fair is unique and differentiates itself from its peers because 80 per cent of the show is composed of contemporary design. It corresponds to the mindset of our forward-thinking region when you look at our urban skyline and interiors. We expose the classic icons of the 20th century and a great selection of modern design. HBI: In what way does the work of international designers complement the work of local designers? CZ: It creates a dialogue and a link between the different roots or origins of designers. The Middle East is working on redefining its design identity. When it comes to our industry compared to international design, it will help to develop relationships between local and international talents. Last year, we were pleased to see that the New York-based R20th Century gallery sealed a co-operation with South African gallery Southern Guild and Carwan from Beirut, following their meeting in Dubai. I am confident that soon design from the Middle East will play a significant role worldwide. HBI: How do you hope pieces from culturally distinct countries like Taiwan and Brazil, will inspire and influence us here? CZ: They will surprise visitors because of their nature. The design work presented from these two countries uses existing material, giving them a new purpose. For this reason we have created the Design Days Dubai Lab with two live performances featuring designers producing design on-site, that is made of recycled material. HBI: Do you think we need to learn the language of design in order to interpret all these vastly different styles, or do you think that design is a narrative that crosses boundaries? CZ: Design is a universal language, and comes in so many forms that everyone can find a technique, element or item that they can admire. For first-timers to design, we will have design professionals on-hand for personal tours of the space, to give advice on the galleries, the designers and their works and to fill in the gaps of any knowledge of the craft. HBI: Did you personally visit all these galleries around the world and how did you edit your list of preferred exhibitors? CZ: Yes, mainly. I make a point of doing this because it is important to create a proper dialogue with the gallery owners, to see their environment and their collection, and to establish a relationship based on trust. We finalise our list so that we can offer a diverse choice, and make sure that the price range available in Dubai would speak to a larger audience, but always keeping in mind that we only showcase limited edition pieces. HBI: What do you hope to get out of this year s event specifically? CZ: We hope DDD is viewed as an event open to the world; that displays a different selection than its competitors; a fair of discovery in the image of its host city. HBI: What are your hopes for DDD within the global arena of design fairs? CZ: We are very proud that in just the second edition of DDD we are able to be categorized alongside some of the most well-established and highly-regarded design fairs in Europe and America. Dubai has joined an elite group of cities which have both an art and a design fair of worldclass quality. We hope to expand on our presence on the global platform, with two main aims; to introduce more people to accessible and beautiful design; and to help forge relationships, both from a DDD perspective with participating galleries and design professionals as part of the public programme, but also the bond between galleries and designers to really utilize Dubai s reputation as a melting pot of creativity. designdaysdubai.ae 46 Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS 47 Dodai by Peter Marigold for Sara Myersccough Gallery Victor Hunt gallery s white clock Jihoon Ha Jari s piece for Seoul s Space Croft he ubiquitous rise of the modern design classic seems unstoppable, it s nowadays impossible to walk into an art gallery or boutique hotel without tripping over a reproduction Barcelona chair. Mies van der Rohe s sublime classic is to modern art galleries what Marcel Breuer s Wassily chair was to investment banks in the 1980s. While Breuer most likely conjured up his tubular design while riding around the Bauhaus on his Adler cycle, the rest of us seek inspiration from more available sources; magazines, galleries, design fairs and if Mad Men is anything to go by, TV. Exclusivity has usurped luxury in the modern retail market and the last word in exclusivity is bespoke design - an object that elevates its owner from consumer to collector. The notion of exclusivity is of course magnified if the buyer has been personally involved in the creative process. By commissioning a bespoke item you are automatically operating beyond the realm of conformity. Although there are parallels, the commissioning of design compared to fine art appears to be an altogether more collaborative process. Artists are less likely to compromise on style and technique, whereas designers recognise the need to create something that embodies and interacts with the clients lifestyle. Rana Sadik, a Palestinian cultural entrepreneur and collector, details the importance of communication, not just with the designers but of the galleries who represent them. Commissioning is not always done on a one-to-one basis with a designer. I find the input of the gallerist can add an extra dimension. Communication, in terms of language, can sometimes be a barrier for me. A gallerist can certainly be instrumental in improving dialogue between myself and the designer. Sadik, who is based in Kuwait and has Studio Drift s Flylight commissioned by Hisham Samawi commissioned numerous large scale installations changing, moving and surprising. suggests that talking to gallery owners is a good Samawi suggests a stand-back-and-wait policy first step before you embark on a commission. is best adopted in the early stages of a commission Many ideas get lost in translation and so as to avoid crowding the designers own ideas, sometimes even drawings can be misinterpreted. to see what develops. You have to respect the Working with a gallerist I found that I could fact that the designer knows what he is doing capitalise on their experience of not only and although you are part of the creative process aesthetics, but also budgets, dimensions and the the initial stages can yield some unexpected and day-to-day practicality of living with large scale wonderful results. You also have to accept that design pieces. it s not in the interest of the designer to produce For many people their first contact with a something you re not happy with. designer s work will be through a gallery Many however, are happy to let the designer experience or a design fair. Tapping into the take greater control of the creative process. I intellectual know-how of gallery owners can think the limit of my interference is in help, not only in making informed decisions identifying the need and the space. I prefer not about the designer but on more practical matters to interfere with the artist s creative process or such as cost, build-time and materials. As a identity. I often feel the best pieces are the result client, Sadik is also keen to keep her enthusiasm of the artist s experience and freedom. I have in check. Imagination can sometimes run wild, been surprised on a couple of occasions, had I and if things were left just up to me and a seen a drawing or maquet, I would probably designer, my house would be completely packed have rejected the idea immediately. to the rafters. Samawi worked closely with StudioDrift at Space can play multiple roles in driving a every stage. By the end I really felt that there commission. Hisham Samawi, the Dubai-based was something unique about the design, there founder of the Ayaam Gallery was left with was a part of me in there and nothing like this considerable negative space as a result of the existed anywhere else in the world. The value unusually high ceilings of his penthouse that this adds is difficult to quantify. apartment. Searching for something While not all commissions may be as large extraordinary, Samawi met with the and as complex as Flylight, Samawi was keen to Netherlands-based design outfit StudioDrift at point out there is a certain responsibility when last year s Design Days Dubai fair. creating unique designs, the fragility or rarity of The resulting collaboration and commission the material can often require substantial was the sublime Flylight, a highly intricate aftercare and this is something the client needs vortex of halogen lights and glass tubes. This to be aware of early on. was, says its designer Lonneke Gordin, designed Many people offer service contracts and to emulate the dissimulation of birds in flight. support when you commission something that Flylight is based on the behaviour of birds. clearly requires specialist aftercare, it s important Those flocking patterns are caused by the fact you do your due diligence, you need to know orn in 2005 amid the inauspicious normal, there was also a determination that the the collaborative process can yield results beyond that no bird wants to be at the front of the group what to expect. Although Flylight was built for a surroundings of Chelsea Gas sheer craftsmanship of the work should be of the the ordinary. The gallery is expected to have a or to the side, so they are constantly challenging specific space in a specific apartment, it s not Works in London, the Carpenters highest possible quality. We believe that a lot of considerable impact at this year s much each other for best position. Flylight brings a lot something I would leave behind if I were to sell. Workshop Gallery was hewn our collectors are drawn to our pieces not only anticipated Design Days Dubai with signature of energy to a space because it is constantly There is a responsibility to this thing of beauty. from the imaginations of Parisian because of the aesthetic quality but because the pieces drawn from designers such as Sebastian entrepreneurs Loic Gaillard and finishing is of the very highest level, there is a Brajkovic, Frederik Molenschot, Johanna Julien Lombrail, both scions of families beauty in such craftsmanship and if this is the Grawunder and Campana brothers. immersed in the art business. reason we re doing well then so be it. As for the international market, beyond the Early success in promoting extraordinary and While it may seem obvious that if you work rarefied districts of London and Paris, Lombrail dynamic pieces led to them branching out to with great designers then you ll get great results maintains that international fairs are basically an Mayfair and to their own home territory of the there must be, says Gaillard, a far more extension and sounding-board for any gallery. 4th arrondissement in Paris. This branching considered approach to the collaboration. We Design fairs are important to us, we recognize out was, says Lombrail, part of the original work with designers who studied in the best intrinsically the importance of being able to vision. Our initial idea revolved around design schools, the School of Eindhoven for display the work of our designers to a worldwide audience. For us location is unimportant, developing functional sculptures and to work instance in Netherlands or with designers we with artists and designers that best encapsulated met through pure serendipity, Andrea Branzi, intelligent design works everywhere. our philosophies. We knew we wanted to have Wendell Castle, Robert Stadler. CWG was more than one location, we needed to be in already known to these guys and they were keen Cwg Paris Marais, 54 Rue De La Verrerie different cities. to work with us because they knew we had a very Paris Lombrail suggests that a lot of the early open approach. There is a very human aspect to success was drawn from the emotional aspect of the way we approach the creative process Cwg 3 Albemarle Street W1s4he London their work, the collaboration between the gallery There is a breathless verve to the way CWG By appointment only and the designer was far more intuitive than conduct business but it s also a testament to how 50 Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS 51 Murano floor lamps, by Salviati for Mariam Al Nassar Gallery Studio Besau Marguerre s Iridescent Copper mirror, for Stilwerk Limited Edition Design Gallery Drip, by David Clarke for Gallery SO Willowlamp s Mandala Study light installation for Southern Guild Compiled by PRATYUSH SARUP Helidon Xhixha s coffee table and arm chairs, La Galerie Nationale Loredana Bonora s Chakra chair for Erastudio Apartment Gallery David Kracov s wall sculpture for Twentytwentyone gallery 48 Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS Harper s BAZAAR INTERIORS 49 Simon Hasan s Twist Lamps for British Arts Council Ha Ji-hoon s side tables for Korea s _croft. Cheick Diallo s Sansa Armchair for Perimeter Art&Design Taher Asad-Bakhtiari s Kilim for Carwan Gallery Salima Thakker s Modular Bracelet, for Galerie Sofie Lachaert Always/ Never lighting installation by United Visual Artists for Gazelli Art House The Two Prong Bench by Rick Owens for Salon 94 with R+R The Crackle Installation by Peter Collis for Majlis Gallery Agave table by Fabrica México for Galería Mexicana de Diseño l concepto que los propios mexi - canos suelen tener del diseño na - cional y de la capacidad de gene - rar objetos de calidad en nuestro país no es muy optimista. Pero les tenemos no - ticias: aquí no solo hay muy buen diseño, también se pueden fabricar artículos de calidad internacional capaces de com - petir en cualquier plataforma del mun - do. Convencidos de ello, los creadores de Fábrica México se han propuesto es - tablecer a nuestro país como un cen - tro mundial del diseño y fabricación de muebles y accesorios para la casa. MATRIMONIO, DIVORCIO, ENAMORAMIENTO Fábrica México es una matrimonio en - tre los mejores diseñadores y fabrican - tes de México. Así define el proyecto Richard Eagleton, uno de sus creadores y quien se ha especializado en la comer - cialización de los productos. Sorprende el entusiasmo con el que este inglés se refiere no solo a nuestro país, también al potencial que aquí encuentra para con - vertirlo en un referente del diseño y la calidad. Por su parte Alexander Anders - son, de origen sueco y el otro lado de la mancuerna de Fábrica México, nos con - fiesa que tras varios años de haber esta - blecido aquí Telharmonium, firma de di - seño y fabricación de mobiliario, estuvo a punto de regresar a Europa para buscar un puesto en alguna firma escandinava de muebles. Era muy frustrante tratar COLECCIÓN 2013 TELHARMONIUM Diseño, calidad y sustentabilidad son la clave de su éxito. RICHARD EAGLETON Y ALEXANDER ANDERSSON son los fundadores de Fábrica México, están empeñados en revelar al mundo el alto nivel del diseño nacional. de modificar la mentalidad de produc - ción de aquí, hacerles ver que hay otra manera de hacer las cosas, comenta. Su encuentro con Richard lo hizo cambiar de opinión. Habiendo coincidido en qué era lo que le faltaba al diseño mexicano para obtener el prestigio que se merecía, tuvieron la idea de crear Fábrica México. Elemento esencial del proyecto es María Andersson, mexicana y madre de Alex, quien aporta la gran experiencia en pro - ducción y desarrollo de productos que obtuvo trabajando para Ikea. Actualmente en México los fabrican - tes y los diseñadores están divorciados, nos explica Richard, no hay respeto entre ambos lo que les impide trabajar juntos. A decir del diseñador, la pa - tada en el trasero que se necesita para cambiar esto es el desarrollo económico que actualmente se está dando en nues - tro país. Opina que mientras que hoy en día el mundo entero está enamorado de México, a los propios nacionales nos falta confianza en nosotros mismos. Al respecto, nuestros entrevistados citan esta frase de un artículo publicado en el Miami Herald: El mundo entero cree que México es sorprendente, menos los mexicanos. Es por ello que una de las metas de Fábrica México es infundir confianza. Por un lado a los fabricantes, mostrarles que hay una manera diferen - te de trabajar y que si incorporan diseño y calidad a sus productos tendrán rele - vancia internacional. Por otro lado, a los diseñadores mexicanos, quienes al ser tan creativos e inteligentes no tienen ne - cesidad alguna de irse al extranjero para alcanzar el éxito, pueden perfectamen - te quedarse aquí, creando y vendiendo sus diseños. Ellos aportan los productos 64 ELLE DECORATION y Fábrica México la habilidad para de - sarrollarlo y comercializarlo. Y es que, como sucede en muchos otros países, la enseñanza del diseño en México apenas toma en cuenta el aspecto comercial de esta disciplina. CALIDAD Y SUSTENTABILIDAD A lo largo de nuestra charla Richard y Alex insisten en la importancia de la cali - dad. Coincidimos con ellos en que en ese aspecto México no tiene la mejor ima - gen en el exterior. A través de su proyec - to, ellos se han propuesto cambiar dicha imagen, instaurar a nuestro país como sinónimo de calidad y de contempora - neidad. Nos hacen ver la gran tradición artesanal con la que contamos, la cual durante un tiempo permitió que aquí se produjeran excelentes muebles, textiles y accesorios de decoración. También ha - cen mención de los diseñadores y firmas mexicanas que durante los años 60 y 70 gozaron de reconocimiento a nivel inter - nacional. Aunada a la calidad, la susten - tabilidad es actualmente requerimiento esencial de cualquier artículo. Fábrica México siempre trabaja con este tipo de materiales, ya sea nacionales o impor - tados. De hecho, otro de sus proyectos es impulsar la producción de materiales nacionales sustentables con reconoci - miento internacional. Tenemos por delante un largo ca - mino, comenta Alex, pero creo que finalmente seremos capaces de reco - rrerlo. Muestra de ello es el éxito que en marzo pasado tuvo Fábrica México, representando a nuestro país en la Feria de Diseño de Dubai. El mismo día de la inauguración vendieron todos sus mue - bles en tan solo 30m. por MARI CARMEN NUÑO foto SANTIAGO RUISEÑOR 63 ELLE DECORATION ALEXANDER ANDERSSON TELHARMONIUM / Press cuttings Service Catalog 2013/2014 DESIGN DAYS DUBAI From established designers to lesser known names with future potential, invest in the design piece you fall in love with actuelle With modern techniques applied to traditional materials, the real worth of the design piece lies in its craftsmanship WHAT S NEW COLLECT & COVET From 500 exceptional pieces, we edit our favourite objects to lust after at Design Days Dubai 2013 Cultural and regional iconography finds new voice with many designers adapting motifs to create bold design pieces E actuelle SE LA RIFAN CON MÉXICO IT S DESIGN DAYS DUBAI nd edition. 4 days. 29 galleries. 6 continents represented. 9 Middle Eastern exhibits. 15 new galleries. 609 pieces on display. 135 designers represented. 8 public workshops. 6 public talks. 1 purpose-built exhibition centre. 12,000 expected visitors. Are you ready? I DESIGN DAYS DUBAI HOW TO COMMISSION A DESIGN CLASSIC Commissioning a bespoke piece from a respected designer guarantees exclusivity, and more often than not, an investment opportunity. But how to go about it? GARETH ROBERTS opens the hand-crafted door to the rarefied world of the commission T PICTURED: TAJ MAHAL TABLE, BY STUDIO JOB. WORDS BY GARETH ROBERTS DESIGN DAYS DUBAI ESTABLISHED VS EMERGING ESTABLISHED: CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY As industrious as their name suggests, the CWG continues its uncompromising war against mediocrity and in less than a decade has carved itself a place in the design pantheon B Compartiendo su pasión por la excelencia y su idea de colocar a México como un importante productor de muebles y accesorios para interiores, dos diseñadores fundan Fábrica México.
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