'Dressed' table set designed by Marcel Wanders for Alessi is simply stunning. Meant for special occasions, the tableware mixes modern minimalism and traditional luxury with a high-class look thanks to its delicate lace-like ornaments and stylish flowery edges. With a similar design, the cutlery has an incontestable refined quality reminding us of Baroque age.
I’ve always admired the art of restoration though I’m ashamed to admit that I never knew what to do with old fabric and furniture and they ended up thrown away or sold at the thrift market. Austin based design studio SpruceHome has made a nice growing business from transforming “orphaned” antique furniture pieces, mainly re-upholstering vintage chairs and sofas with eye-catching fabrics.
You now this scenario, I’m sure: you have a hard day at work, then take the crowded train and finally get home. There, the last thing you want is to do housework, because you’ll end up spelling everything anyway. Guess what, these kinds of days are actually really inspiring for designers.
Decorating your home? Well, it’s not that easy as you may think. You have to be sure that your favorite place will be comfortable, relaxing, but also cheering and modern. And if you are married, have one or two kids, a dog or two aristocratic cats, your mission is getting harder and harder. I give you an advice: if you feel overwhelmed with your home decorating responsibilities, a deco expert is exactly what you need. For example, take a look of the project that Atmos Studio accomplished for a British actress and singer.
Californian furniture designer Farzan Nemat aka MSTRF handcrafts beautiful coffee tables, head boards/bed frames, nightstands and decorative wall pieces from certified wood. His design philosophy is based on Fibonacci principle; now I am not a math expert but I can appreciate the complex geometric aesthetic of these designs. More so I would love to have one of those cute coffee tables with laser cut patterns and glossy lacquer finish.
If I had one of these beautiful sofas in my house I would probably sleep all day long without even thinking about having a problem. Cushionized sofas are all made of pillows, multicolored or pure white, but, no matter the model, extremely comfortable.
Recent extinct animals are a great inspirational source for designers. Josh Finkle created special wooden toys based on four lost species: the Tasmanian Tiger, the Quagga, the Pig Footed Bandicoot and the Steller's Sea Cow, chosen for their beautiful shapes and patterns. The only difference is that the miniature toys have more simplified, vertical statures and human-like proportions.
Anna Torfs began designing her own glass collections in 2002, and through the years developed two beautiful lines, Anna Torfs Basics and Anna Torfs Edition. Her approach: to create contemporary design using traditional glass techniques. Color is crucial, evoking emotions, but transparency and translucency are not always identical, that is Anna's central theme.
An extraordinary exhibition awaits you until November 6, 2010 at the Next Level Gallery, in Paris. "Under my Skin", by architect and designer Bina Baitel, astonished its viewers with a series of mutant lamps and a new, original technique of light diffusion. Our favorite: a lamp that becomes carpet (Snug lamp) and another one that can provide you free space for your home (table lamp Pad);
Obsessed with vintage cameras or vintage everything for that matter? Then you must appreciate these beautiful prints created simply out of love for these historical items.
Wondering what is the story of this wavy furniture? Actually, it's all about recreating the nineteenth century New York state country cabin's style. Designer Paul Loebach called this "rustic" series the Great Camp Collection which include dining chairs, a coat rack, dresser and credenza. The pieces are made using special techniques such as CNC machining in order to create beautiful irregular shapes.
I can't think for anything better in this hot summer than to stay relaxed in a lounge seat, at the sea-side, drinking orange juice or a delicious cocktail. I don't know what your favorite drink is, but I can give some ideas regarding the perfect lounge seat in which you can take a nap or read all day long. Miami-based PIE studio offers us beautiful, comfortable lounging chairs that cost from $1,400.00 to $5,400.00.
Many people find their true passion later in life. Ceramist Ann Van Hoey was an established industrial engineer before she started focusing on ceramics. She graduated the Institute for Arts and Crafts in her hometown Mechelen, Belgium, in 2006, and nowadays she designs splendid and innovative ceramic collections, including her latest “Étude Géométrique” (“Geometric Study”).