Here’s an innovative and funky product from icon screens. Nomad provides a quick solution for those who desire a little extra privacy in the form of a side screen. Nomad is a wedge of polystyrene with a nicely weighted base that provides stability and prevents toppling (somewhat in the style of a Weeble Wobble if you’re old enough to remember them!). The wedge is upholstered in Camira Blazer Lite fabric with an attractive perimeter stitch detail and the powder coated base is available in white, black or silver.
Available in 570mm deep and 350mm high or 770mm deep and 400mm high, the lightweight Nomad replaces fixed screens or more cumbersome slide on screens and simply sits on the desk wherever you decide to place it. This is particularly useful for the truly agile bench working solution where space can be delineated by desk add-ons such as this rather than by worktop joints.
A 1500mm high floor-standing version is also in development.
Sadi Ozis designed the first modern furniture in Turkey in the 1950s. Sculptural and modern, organic and functional and elegant and sophisticated, the designs were ahead of their time. In post-war Turkey materials were scarce and Sadi was forced to utilise unusual materials, such as wire, tin and fishnet. For example, the original 1953 Burgaz Chair featured cable whilst the 1959 Fishnet Chair design featured woven fishnet between the bent tubular steel framework. The third design, Rumi, is an armchair reminiscent of a dancing dervish, given its name because of its curves and flowing lines. The expanses of the side chair spread out, smiling and lightweight like the floating garments of the oriental dancers.
Walter Knoll is issuing the upholstered versions of the Fishnet Chair, Burgaz Chair and Rumi – further developed at the time by Sadi Ozis together with his son, Neptun Ozis – shaping common values and with the experience of excellent upholstery craftsmanship.
Today, more than 50 years later, the products are as modern as they were then: timeless icons of design.