Monday, September 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Table lamp, hanging lamp and floor lamp of the Cage collection designed by French designer Arik Levy for Forestier. The table lamp is made using basic, traditional tools and material, the hand-made paper is combined with metalwork to produce the versatile collections. The juxtaposition of hand-made and machine-made elements is both unexpected and quite elegant.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Chandlo dressing table by Doshi Levien for BD Barcelona. Dressing table: Structure in solid ash fitted out in black matte. The table legs are tubular steel, painted in a brilliant green. The solid, compact table top (mixed natural minerals and polymers) is in a light grey. There is a central, frontal faced mirror, which is composed of a steel frame, painted in red. The back of the mirror is black MDF painted with a graphic pattern in brillant white. The side mirror has a filtered rose colour. The jewellery box in plywood (rosewood). Via Daily Icon.
Designers benandsebastian showed at Mindcraft12 by Danish Crafts a mirror The Dandies that “reflects, distorts and transforms its context”. Inspired by historic plate glass manufacturing techniques, the design duo have created a project that works on several levels: as a design object, as an image and as a spatial installation that reflects, distorts and transforms its context. Via Sofiliumm.
Lamp IN-EI TR 011 by Issey Miyake for Italian light design manufacturer Artemide. Via Design Speaking.
Chandelier Bocci’s 38 series by Omer Arbel in an installation at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Via Mocoloco.
Suitnest Dinner by Henrik Vibskov at Mindcraft12; image courtesy of Danish Crafts. Suitnest Dinner is the ultimate picnic basket with a built-in shirt and jacket and room for food and utensils. A nest for food and tableware and a shirt and jacket that leaves you ready to dress up once you reach your destination. The design combines a backpack and a basket using a rattan weave and leather, among other materials. Wanting to revive forgotten materials in his work, Henrik Vibskov chose rattan, a material that he hadn't worked with before. So he had to learn to work with rattan from scratch. Via WGSN-homebuildlife and Danish Crafts.
Colour porcelain by Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings at Rossana Orlandi bring their distinctiveuse of colour to 1616, an extensive collection of tableware for Arita. One of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in Japan, Arita is known for the delicate grey-white hue of its porcelain and the application of fine hand-painted decoration. Via ArchitettaMi and Wallpaper.
New in store, Phylum lamp in 18/10 stainless steel by Andrea Morgante - Shiro Studio for Alessi. Inside in steel coloured with epoxy resin, white. The formal language of this Lamp, similar to the “Megaptera” Tray by the same designer (Andrea Morgante - Shiro Studio), echoes the soft lines of a flower or leaf, while the wavy form of the surface creates an unusual lighting effect all around. A corrugated steel sheet, shiny on the outside and white on the inside, bent over on itself with a foldover closure. “Phylum” is a matte screen table Lamp, with the light emerging from the form and the reflections of the material. Photos by Santi Caleca.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
New in store, Paper town by Papierowe Miasto. Paper Town is inspired by Polish suburban life. All elements are made out of recycled cardboard, ready to fold along perforated lines. No glue or extra tools necessary.
New, Risotto Serving Spoon in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished designed by Inga Sempé for Alessi. This Risotto serving spoon was designed for a competition organised with the magazine “Domus” to celebrate the anniversary of the “Cucchiaio d’Argento” (“Silver Spoon”) - the historic recipe book which, with its 3 million copies sold in Italy and world-wide, and its 12,000 recipes, has been the star of Italian kitchen for the past 50 years. This Risotto Serving Spoon was the winning project of the competition. The jury, which included Alberto Alessi and Alessandro Mendini, chose to reward Inga Sempé for her ability to create a very simple and minimalist solution which, at the same time, is also highly expressive thanks to the precise details and the functional need to serve risotto. Inga Sempé wanted a spoon that was slender and round, as simple and as pleasant as eating a risotto. Photos by On Time.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New in store, bread board Sbriciola in bamboo wood designed by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini for Alessi. Bread board with crumb catcher in thermoplastic resin. “Sbriciola” is a Bread board, easy to use also but not only in the kitchen, with large lengthwise slits and a little drawer that holds the crumbs falling through the slits. The drawer is separated into two compartments - the smaller one houses the bread knife and is located under the slit-free part so the crumbs don’t get in; the second one is the same size as the slitted area, so it can collect the crumbs that form when you cut the bread. so the crumbs don’t get in; the second one is the same size as the slitted area, so it can collect the crumbs that form when you cut the bread. Photos by Giacomo Giannini and Elena Datrino.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
New at Wannekes, Savon du chef odor remover soap in 18/10 stainless steel (mat) by Fred Gooris for Alessi. It is a useful object for the person, a handy addition to the Alessi Encyclopaedia, this “Savon du Chef” was designed by the young Fred Gooris with the advice of Fabrice Leclerc. Just rub the steel “soap” between your hands under cold running water for a few seconds and you’ll have soft, odourless skin. “Savon du Chef” also acts as a nail-cleaner: the top part, smooth and not sharp, removes food residue without any risk of getting cut or of hurt. Photos by Massimiliano Ninni.
Monday, April 16, 2012
New addition to our online shop, wine glass and water tumbler in crystalline glass designed by Guido Venturini for Alessi. This water tumbler is part of the All-Time tableware collection. The designer has opted for continuity of shape in the container, softly joining together the bottom and outer edges. The contact of the fine glass with the lips is delightful.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
New in store, Amanita table lamp designed by the Campana brothers in cooperation with Alessi. The lamp is made of rattan and it is equipped with a three-step switch. The rattan creates an open-weave effect, letting out a myriad of little light beams softened by the natural colour of the material. The brothers Humberto & Fernando Campana have obviously been inspired by nature, since the name “Amanita” (lat. for death cup) as well as the form remind of the elegant top of the popular fly agaric mushroom.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Corniches by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. The Corniches shelves were created by the Bouroullec brothers to initiate « an impromptu storage area. The idea behind this design arose from the need for small storage spaces to spontaneously keep items. Corniches are individual protrusions in the environments that can be used and organized freely, to put items of daily use to keep them at one’s fingertips or to make a larger installation. Via Sleek design.