Posts from October 2012
House G12 by (se)arch; photo by Zooey Braun
Stuttgart-based architectural practice (se)arch realized this streamlined, minimalist house overlooking Lake Constance. Located in the German city of Überlingen, House G12 has two storeys and boasts spectacular, panoramic views of the lake and the Swiss Alps thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows which are shielded from the outside by a delicate, semi-transparent façade. (more…)
‘Skyline One’ spotlights by Lieven Musschoot and Mathias Hennebel for Dark
Strongly geometric and architectural in form, Belgian lighting manufacturer’s new ‘Skyline’ spotlights, designed by Lieven Musschoot and Mathias Hennebel, proved to be a highlight (no pun intended) of the recent Kortrijk-based design biennale Interieur. (more…)
Carpet Concept Textiles, Photo: HG Esch, Hennef – Stadt Blankenberg
Exceptional in color and durable in use, Carpet Concept textiles create harmony or highlight individual interiors. Interior designer Claudia de Bruyn from two and Marty Lamers, artist and designer, have created the collections taking the colors of the woven carpets into consideration.
The vital spirit of Carpet Concept lives both in the woven materials for floor coverings and in other fabrics. The company’s expertise in harmonious interior design and its sensitiveness to materials make the new fabric collection a textile architectural concept.
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‘Layers’ light installation at the Swedish Institute, Paris, by Daniel Rybakken
A macro take on his ‘Color Lamp’ for Ligne Roset, Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken’s large-scale, outdoor light installation Paris’s Swedish Institute revisits the idea of layering and the effects it produces when combined with illumination. (more…)
‘Spine’ storage system by Robert Bronwasser for Cascando
Lacking backbone? Feeling spineless? Fear not. A product highlight of this year’s Interieur 2012 design biennale in Kortrijk will sort you out: Dutch designer Robert Bronwasser’s exquisitely formed ‘Spine’ storage system for Netherlands-based design manufacturer Cascando. (more…)
‘A-chair’ by jehs+laub for Brunner
Stuttgart-based design duo jehs+laub have designed a highly rational, modular chair for German contract-furniture brand Brunner, whose name – the ‘A-chair’ – is derived from its graphic, A-shaped silhouette.
‘Six Legs’ table with ‘Kora’ chairs: ‘The quality of materials and craftsmanship is really high, so I imagine that people will own them for many years’
If the Slow Design movement were looking for a poster boy, Ask Emil Skovgaard would undoubtedly be on the shortlist. Treading a fine and virtuosic line between design, craft and art, the Copenhagen-based creative’s work is, among other things, an expression of pure material joy and a comment on the, often compromised, value of fast-paced production. Architonic talks to the Skovgaard about his patient approach. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ mirror by Jacques Adnet
Following the last year’s release of the beautiful ‘Adnet Circulaire’, the Danish manufacturer Gubi has just launched the second mirror by the late French Modernist designer Jacques Adnet which will be available to purchase at the end of November. Originally conceived in collaboration with the French luxury fashion house Hermès in 1950s, the ‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ model also features a full-grain leather rim while the ‘Circulaire’s’ equestrian buckles have been replaced by square, oxidised brass studs, a frequent feature in Hermès’ accessory collections. Both of the models come in various sizes and with either tan or black leather detailing. (more…)