Close Up Lights by Cristina Vezzini and Sheng Tsang Chen
‘Table for a Flower’ by Adam and Sam Cigler of Studio Vjem
The ‘Atriumhaus’ – a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin
With a sure hand bfs architects have helped an atrium house in Berlin’s famous Hansaviertel back to its former glamour. The modernist building was part of the 1957 building exhibition in Berlin’s Tiergarten park. It was designed by Eduard Ludwig, who among other things also designed the airlift monument at Tempelhof airport.
Photographs by Annette Kisling | Text by: Mirko Beetschen
Suspended inside a floating metallic basket, the ‘light container’ by spanish designer Martin Azua treats rays of illumination as something with weight and volume. dipping accordingly to the side, the immaterial nature of light is captured within the sculptural frame. constructed in a series of three different sizes, the shades can be hung individually or in groups. the inner glass diffuser generates a warm, dim light that produces soft shadows – suitable for a range of different spaces. (text via designboom) Images courtesy of Martin Azua
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Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.
They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.
SLAP is a living useful cabinet: it’s linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they’re also functional as flap’s handy. Material: Wood and Betaflex (via whatweliketodesign)
American-born Frankfurt-based artist Mike Bouchet takes the common shopping cart and reapproriates it, transforming it into an object of leisure and design. Bouchet alters the frames of zinc plated steel carts, cutting off the sides of the buggies and modifying their front and back panels by bending them backwards or forwards to achieve certain angles to create lawn chairs / sun loungers. The carts’ childseats are remounted to serve as headrests, allowing one to readjust it to a comfortable height. there is a slight spring to the design, reinforced at major stress points in order to retain structural integrity over time and use. The result is a set of five seating objects, each outfitted with an outdoor, weatherproof, polyester foam cushion exhibiting different patterns. (via designboom)
Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the ‘Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’ advertising agency, featured in the famous series ‘Mad Men’.
Beautiful wooden tables designed by Slowwood
Slowwood’s philosophy is to create timeless pieces of quality furniture with a raw natural elegance and a low impact on the planet. Honest tactile products that are made to last and fit in your home easily. Each piece is handmade with love and attention by local craftsmen in Fryslan,Netherlands using solid wood, 100% natural finishes and mineral paint. (text via trendland.com)
Tent Light by Johan Carpner and Alexander Lervik for zero lighting /
A tent illuminated by night in the forest brings about images of calm and serenity – alexander lervik and johan carpner have translated this visual into a tangible object for the indoors. ‘jeahna’ features lightweight struts in black anodized aluminium covered by a white semi-transparent polyester, this structural framework typically used in the design of the outdoor shelters. like real tents, the pendant lamps can be disassembled and fit into a small bag. presented at stockholm furniture fair, the design is a result of a collaboration with swedish tentmaker hilleberg produced by zero lighting. it is available in three sizes ranging from 1.5 to 5.5. metres in diameter. (via designboom) /
Meet ‘Ike’ and ‘Stella’ two sculptural wood tables by woodworking and furniture design student Nucharin Wangphongsawasd from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ike is an ash Hallway table inspired by repetitive pattern construct by using the mixing between hardwood and wooden strips to represent a progression in form start from solid close space to open space which provide light and airy feeling for the overall table.
Stella is an ash and wanut side table inspired by repetitive pattern construct by using the mixing between hardwood and wooden strips with technique using wedge to create tension between each strip for creating a structure which start from solid close space to open space. (via design-milk)
Series of photos from the amazing installation by Nendo at the Stockholm International Furniture Fair.
An installation created for the entrance hall for the main exhibition space at the Stockholm International Furniture Fair 2013,by Nendo. They laser-cut and stretched 80 sheets of 5mm polystyrene into a set of partitions shaped like mountains, and arranged them to create a landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges in the space. It expresses the way design expands, starting from a single small idea- a method at the basis of our design philosophy. Nendo also wanted to minimize the exhibition’s environmental impact. They stretched the polystyrene sheets on site so that the delivery only needed one truck, and the sheets could be flattened for clearing from the site and recycled. / by designandprojects
The Plugg Radio by Skrekkøgle is a simple radio that can be turned off by putting a cork in it. The future of electronics is clearly developing to a concept called ‘through the glass’, which employs iPhone-like touch interaction, making buttons become obsolete. via iGnant / photographs courtesy of Skrekkøgle
‘Sweep Table’ an innovative table design by young designer Lucas Martin. The table embodies three different materials: wood, glass and metal, and is inspired by Japanese rock gardens with glass vessels breaking up the tabletop surface, doubling as functional containers.
“A culmination of three elemental materials, the Sweep table embodies the harmony that exists between beauty and strength.” Lucas Martin
Beautiful wooden tables by Slowwood Design. Each piece is handmade with love and attention by local craftsmen in Fryslan,Netherlands using only solid wood, 100% natural finishes and mineral paint.
‘Keep On Turnin’ by Valerie Hebel. The table is designed in raw wood with sun yellow details and allows you to play both analog and digital music. It’s also a turntable for vinyl, a dock for your iPod / iPhone and CD player – all in one.
‘Snug’ – a fun and cozy fabric shell as flexible and comfortable furniture item to relax in, created by Prague-based furniture design company Kumeko. “Snug consists of a soft inner cushion surrounded by a sleeve, creating a cozy shell which envelops the user. The integrated belt on the top of the sleeve allows Snug to be adjusted to support your body in a variety of different positions.”
Photographs showing the beautifully designed simple and elegant bedroom in the Lycabettus Penthouse by Athens based architects and interior designers ese studio / photographed by Ioanna Roufopoulou
An incandescent lamp meets concrete / ‘The concrete that embroiders the cold gloomy city buildings has been transformed into a warm sensory item. Made from Asbestos-free certified cement, not only is it eco-friendly but nontoxic. The incandescent lamp has been tuned with LED light to enhance energy efficiency and increase its lifespan. From the series ‘Pure Mold’ designed by Better Mix Studio
Corset Panton Chair by Atelier Zeitgeist / An original Panton chair is sewn with leather thread to transform its’ cracked back into a corset
A beautiful, modern and simple apartment featuring a most elegant combination of white minimalism and the warmth of timber, designed by K-studio, in the district Plaka, Athens, Greece.
‘Japanese Bed’ designed by Oliver Peak: “This was an interesting commission. The client wanted an entirely sunken bed with hidden storage and invisible heating! We couldn’t go down as it was on the first floor so we raised it up. A simple solution elegantly executed, the floor lifts up to reveal storage ‘bins’ with a matching stepped drawer unit.”
Cool Lamp Design by Hirono Tsuboi
Beautifully styled bedroom with wooden materials and tones / unknown photographer
Designed by Chilean design studio The Andes House, ‘Las Doce’ is a beautiful line of household products ranging from dishes, plates to mugs. They are made from single pieces of wood, whereby Mapuche artisans work on the exterior face of the product through traditional carving techniques and the interiors of the pieces are cut out by a CNC industrial cutting robot. / found at BioDesignIn
A small collection of beautiful and cool bedroom / bed designs. Take a Nap!
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Collection of modern, innovative, and artistic chair designs.
From top to bottom:
Chair Model T1-M, After 860 Generations, 2004, EZCT Architecture & Design Research, photograph by Francois Lauginie ///
from the series ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’ by English Artist Martino Gamper ///
from the series ‘ Hybrid – Wild transforming chairs’ by designer Merve Kahraman
from the series ‘Thin Black Lines’ (bent, solid, tubular steel) by Japanese design studio Nendo ///
from the series ‘Fluo Meets Pastel’ by Floor Knaapen and Anne-Sophie Markus, Eigen Huis & Interieur Magazine
Great collection of hand made pendant lights by the Dylan Design Company. Featuring a combination of red wires, walnut and steel fixings these lamps are certainly a wonderful addition to any modern interior design project.
Symbiosis. Wood Speakers by Stanley Ruiz, designed for Sounds Like, an exhibition curated by Joey Roth in 2010. Symbiosis is a series of wooden speakers which Ruiz developed as part of the Sounds like ICFF 2010 off-site event curated by Joey Roth (He invited nine designers and five musicians to re-interpret his ceramic speakers (bottom three images) and to play the music on the resulting work).
Beautiful, modern Scandinavian Interior Design / photographs from the Danish magazine BO BEDRE.
Fall-Off table by Sam Stringleman / The desk’s unique design is generated by computer software where the surface density is defined by the placement of objects on a virtual web interface table.
As a virtual object, for example a laptop or coffee cup, is moved around on the table, the epicenter of the structure follows. The surrounding density is controllable through a digital falloff, based on a Voronoi pattern, which is a mathematical way of dividing a space into a number of regions.
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Luxurious grey french velvet sofa from the Jayson Home & Garden Catalog, with a beautiful artistic wallpaper made up of beautiful hand drawings and sketches in the background.
Christof Meili and Farzaneh Moinian’s prefabricated concrete house in Eglisau near Zurich, Switzerland. Designed by architect Felix Oesch / photographs by Hertha Hurnaus
“Good Boy” lamp designed as part of the London’s the Art Below exhibition on London Underground stations. Available as limited edition / designed by ‘whatshisname’
The design intention was to create an object of every day use that would make the use uncomfortable with its every use. Consequently the switch for each lamp is indeed design as the doggies poo and must be pressed or stepped on for the light to turn on.
Egg Chair by designer Danish Arne Jacobson
design and photographs by Ferm Living
Growth Table //
designed by TimDurfee & IrisAnnaRegn
Growth Table is one of a series of objects and spaces modified from a variety of familiar types to sponsor specific activities for adults as well as children. It creates an instant and intergenerational community united by the simple act of drawing.
Children impulsively and un-selfconsciously indulge in spontaneous mark-making when presented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. The Growth Table creates these conditions – but at a range of scales – to also attract older children and adults who share the memory of countless hours of childhood art-making. The structure activates a public outdoor or indoor space by providing a catalyst for spontaneous social behavior that is both exceptional and utterly familiar. When the form of the Table is multiplied or expanded, it creates a community scaled art-parklett, or transforms a public interior into a literal “drawing room.”
Materials: Marine plywood, Douglas fir, glass, rubber, drawing supplies /
Photography: Jeremy Eichenbaum
The ‘Frank Lamp’ designed by Pana Objects
Industrial weathered wood and Marconi Filament Bulb Lamp, by Luke Lamp Co
The Teak bath is hand crafted by a boat builder in Scotland from reliably sourced African teak, with each bath individually made using traditional methods. / found at ‘The Water Monopoly’
HAY (2012) Bella desk tables were designed for Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen. With a few adjustments they are now part of the HAY collection, one of the best new Scandinavian furniture brands