Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Anglepoise Giant 1227 Tranquil Range Pendant|
|Anglepoise Giant1227 Warm_Beige|
|Anglepoise Original 1227 in Chrome|
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
'DUMOFFICE is a design studio founded by designers Wiebe Boonstra, Martijn Hoogendijk and Marc van Nederpelt.
In the late nineties these three men achieved international fame with their design studio DUMOFFICE. Their design-driven furniture is purchased by museums all over the world. In 2008 they started their label DUM.
The main objective of the DUM label is to provide spaces with distinctive items – to embellish hotel lobbies, airports, business lounges and waiting rooms with outspoken design.' All the pieces have a recognizable DUM-signature: they are monumental yet playful and colorful.
|Pleat lamps and Wagner lounge chair - Chiton lamps and Beech bar table|
|Dum in via Tortona 32 Milano|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Libratone presents "Libratone Fairytale Edition", a series of Libratone Zipp speakers hand-embroidered by Danish cartoonist Stine Spedsbjerg and inspired by the story of Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen. The magical speakers will be auctioned on eBay, with proceeds going to UNICEF, the global children's charity organization and awarded to a lucky winner in a "Fairytale Edition" competition.
Stine Spedsbjerg is an award-wining Danish cartoonist whose spare style and warm drawings always elicit a smile. Her comic strip, "StineStregen" is an honest and humorous autobiographical strip about her daily experiences and challenges. In 2010 she won komiks.dk's price as "Best Web Comic".
The "Fairytale Edition" collaboration with Stine Spedsbjerg began at the Danish Chromatism exhibition, at Salone del Mobile, furniture fair in Milan earlier this year, when Spedsbjerg hand-embroidered selected scenes from Thumbelina on the speakers on display to remind us all that audio speakers are much more than just black boxes!
01) Emerging from a flower / Join the competition to win it (ends June 15, 2013)
02) A marriage-minded toad / available on ebay.com from May 26nd until June 5nd
03) Carried of by a shallow bug / available on ebay.com from May 31st - until June 10nd
04) A one-way engagement / available on ebay.com from June 5nd - until June 15nd
05) Happily ever after / available on ebay.com from May 21nd until May 31st
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|The Look And Feel chair (L.A.F.) - design: Geke Lensink / Jesse Visser|
|The Connect - design: Geke Lensink / Jesse Visser|
- The Look And Feel chair (L.A.F.), inspired to architects and designers' seat. A very clear and sleek design with maximum comfort available in 9 contemporary colours. The material is very practical and bends itself to the shape of the body. Because of the diversity of bases the L.A.F. chair fits in many different locations and situations. Colours: oxblood, red, orange, forest, green, lime, petrol, taupe and black.
- The Connect, a sturdy and very comfortable seat on a swivel base that can be delivered in several fabrics and leather.
In the eQ plus catalogue, I especially love the Big Mama table, see next photos.
|TV production company De Haaien bought a Big Mama for their Amsterdam office|
|Big Mama in the office for Kunstwerk Loods 6 - designed by Geke Lensink and Jesse Visser|
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It looks like boys' room after a party - while it's effectively a boys' room during the FuoriSalone in via Savona Milano. Anyway, the sofa is fabulous! And the rest of the collection, too.
Salotto Sofa is part of the new collection Ilblua designed by Arocca and introduced during the Zona Tortona Week in Milan.
The Dutch design team consists of Jan Wout and Dax. Besides the inhouse design team, Arocca works with several freelance designers.
The Arocca showroom is located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The building was designed by the Dutch architects of 'Duck Deventer', and has been nominated for the National Prize for Architecture!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|Murano - scent diffuser|
'Acqua Alta is the italian word for the “High water”, phenomenon that occurs in the city of Venice. This project is conceived from the idea of enhancing a cultural and historical heritage that belongs to us: the city of Venice. Venice and the Venetian region are home to such craft techniques and secrets that few know how to play. Strong traditions characterize this city that has for a long time been the center of commerce and trade with the rest of the world.
Among them is the manufacturing of textiles, with a wide range of products created in the area. No less important is the Murano glass craft, and the trade of spices and essences that are precious keys to Mediterranean’s business. Acqua Alta as a tool to link all these techniques starting from a unique phenomenon. Water as transport, water as energy, water as an issue that affects the lives of citizens, leaving it’s mark. It deeply influences the life of this city, haping and surrounding it with thousands of different colors and textures. The first collection “Aqua Alta Collection”, is influenced by these findings. Aqua Alta includes a series of objects strongly linked to the theme. These can be summarized in a series of textiles (fabrics), a carpet, a series of fragrances correlated with diffuser, and a table lamp.
The intent of the collection is to translate an important and delicate issue, as an inspiration for the development of objects that fit in the contemporary living.'
Monday, May 20, 2013
|EN - DE|
Sister Magazine 7 is out! Main theme of the magazin: "Do you know the land where lemons grow?" - the big ITALY issue! I'm very honoured that Thea and Tony published my article about Florence :-) You can choose between the English or the Deutsche version.
Soon I will post new photos about crafters in Florence.
|READ IT HERE|
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Consorzio Il Cappello di Firenze - Georgine Glaenzer|
|Giotto Scaramelli by Francesca Guicciardini - Fabbrica Toscana del Fumetto|
|Piedaterre - Venezia|
|La Bottega di Laura - Consorzio Il Cappello di Firenze - Plissettatura Milady - Marco Paoletti's collection of crafters' bicycles|
Find more information at http://www.artigianatoepalazzo.it
Thursday, May 16, 2013
|Song - Wing Collection Design by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2013 + Saya chair|
|Aava Collection Design by Studio Antti Kotilainen, 2013 + Dizzie table|
|Song freestanding + Pix pouf|
|Catifa Collection - 2006|
|Milano Design Week 2013|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
'The intimate Danish summer house, designed by Mette and Martin Wienberg, is a rigorous play of light, material and volume. The design is simple and abstract; the hard lines of concrete and steel are tempered by the warmth of wood, and softened by large windows and soft lighting. The result is a sense of intimacy– a ‘warm cove’, beautiful, functional and cosy.'
Ps: all the chairs are Catifa by Arper.
Photo by Mikkel Rahr Mortensen.