Offecct in France

# Mediatequedemarsan

One of our latest projects abroad is the Mediateque de Mont de Marsan in Aquitaine, France. The 4046 m² large library has been furnished with Oyster easy chairs by Michael Sodeau, Palma easy chairs by Khodi Feiz, and Bond Xtra Light chairs by Jean-Marie Massaud.

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Oyster easy chairs by Michael Sodeau

The newly built médiatèque is an impressive building home to 85 000 books, 13 300 CDs, 4 500 DVDs, which, along with numerous exhibitions, conferences, art studios and other projects, make for a vivid and modern library.

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Palma easy chairs by Khodi Feiz

The library will play a role not only as a traditional library, but as a cultural center where people meet to inform themselves, divert themselves, integrate socially, receive pedagogical help, and much more.

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Mediateque de Mont de Marsan, Aquitaine, France

 

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Oyster easy chairs by Michael Sodeau

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Special Design for HV71

#HV71 #design

One of OFFECCT’s suppliers is a great fan of the Swedish hockey team HV71. 2011 marked the teams 40th birthday, and the supplier wished to provide the team with a great and useful gift.

He therefore turned to us at OFFECCT, asking us to chose one of our products and costum make it for the team. We chose the easy chair OYSTER HIGH, a product that could easily be adapted in terms of color, and which would look great with broidery.

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OYSTER was given the colors of the team; blue and yellow, and four stars were embroidered on the top. These stars represent the four golds the team has won in the Swedish Championship.

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Embroidered between the stars is the word “Stjärnfotöljen”; Swedish for “the star easy chair.” The chair was made to be used for very special occasions and events.

The team was thrilled to receive this special gift, and assured that it would indeed be used for such special occasions.

More information about the original OYSTER HIGH – designed by Michael Sodeau – can be found here >>

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Designer Profile: Michael Soudeau

#CDW #design

Just back from the Clerkwenwell Design Week in London we would like to tell you about one of our British designers; Michael Soudeau.

Michael Soudeau

Michael Soudeau

Michael Sodeau was born in London in 1969. He studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design where he graduated in 1994. He was a founding partner of Inflate, and set up his own design studio Michael Sodeau Partnership in 1997.

In addition to designing for MSP, his own production company, Michael has designed for several international manufacturers besides OFFECCT. He has exhibited internationally with solo shows in London, New York, Stockholm and Tokyo, with a retrospective show in Paris.

Michael has designs in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum and a book about his work entitled ‘Once upon a line’ and edited by Alexander Payne was published in 2000.

Most recently Michael developed a collection of stationary products for ANYTHING, a brand developed by Sodeau for Suikosha, which has won the BLUEPRINT AWARD for best new design company, swiftly followed by a RED DOT AWARD for the ‘Best of Best’ in the product design category.

For OFFECCT Michael has designed OYSTER, a form-pressed steel easy chair with cold foam, upholstered in fabric or leather, and a chromed swivel frame.

OYSTER by OFFECCT and Michael Soudeau

OYSTER by OFFECCT and Michael Soudeau

OYSTER also comes in a high version.

OYSTER High by OFFECCT and Michael Soudeau

OYSTER High by OFFECCT and Michael Soudeau

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