Posts from October 2012

The structure’s outer concrete shell protects the interior’s wooden core, while solar cells built into the large, south-facing window provide all the energy the facility needs; photo L J B AS, E Marchesi, Statens Vegvesen

We’d like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a number of recent public conveniences receive a greater degree of design consideration than has historically been the case. So, sit down, relax and don’t forget to flush…

(by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Thu 25.10.

‘The No.1′ wristwatch by Form Us With Love for TID (SE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘The No.1′ wristwatch by Form Us With Love for TID

The Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love have collaborated with a recently-launched small Swedish design brand TID on its first product – a wristwatch. Aptly named ‘The No.1′, the minimalist, monochrome timepiece is made of stainless steel and encompasses a Japanese-made quartz clockwork fastened onto a simple woven nylon strap. (more…)

Wed 24.10.

‘Prince’ armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Prince’ armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti

The Milanese architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni has realised this 50s-inspired, upholstered armchair for the Italian furniture manufacturer Minotti. Supported by a die-cast aluminum base, the generously-sized, voluminous design features a curvilinear, padded shell and comes with an optional footstool. (more…)

A three-way collaboration between leading lighting brand Zumtobel, lighting designers LichtKunstLicht, and architects schneider+schumacher resulted in a highly creative lighting solution for the new subterranean extension to Frankfurt’s Städel Museum

Lighting always has to work harder when it’s deployed in underground spaces. But when the space in question is a museum one, where the considered illumination of its exhibits is key – not to mention their protection against the potentially damaging effects of lighting – you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. Here’s how leading lighting manufacturer Zumtobel responded to such a brief…

 

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Tue 23.10.

Carpet Concept Acoustic System

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Carpet Concept Acoustic System, Photo: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin

The Carpet Concept Acoustic System, CAS, has become a comprehensive aesthetic and functional spatial concept. CAS Carpets transform floors into acoustic performers for outstanding spatial comfort. CAS Objects consolidate that acoustic effectiveness with three-dimensional designs for walls, ceilings and spaces. Their tested quality and textile expressiveness set new standards in furnishings.

 

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‘Tati’ coat rack by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Asplund

A new addition to the reduced yet playful, award-winning ‘Tati’ range, this simple steel, brass-and-marble coat rack has been put into production by the Swedish manufacturer Asplund earlier this year. Designed by the Stockholm-based design duo Broberg & Ridderstråle, the hanger has already been awarded the prestigious ‘Furniture of the Year’ title by the Swedish design magazine Sköna Hem and it is a part of a ‘Tati’ collection of furniture and home accessory pieces which include several side/coffee table designs and a floor and wall mirrors. The coat rack is available in two different sizes and variety of vibrant colours such as; anthracite, white, violet, olive, nougat, deep blue and orange. (more…)

‘Another Ceramic Candlestick’ by Marie Dessuant for Another Country

A young Parisian designer Marie Dessuant has just shared with us these images of her latest collection of simple, circular candlesticks. Developed for the British furniture and home accessory brand Another Country, the series comprises three, differently-sized oak wood and ceramic pieces which can also double as minuscule storage boxes. (more…)

Both the bath and the ‘Menhir’ wash basin are free-standing, highly sculptural pieces that provide an arresting focal point within any bathroom space

When it came to launching their latest family of products, high-end Swiss bathroom manufacturer decided to buck the trend for the ultra-rational and focus on building on the softer, timeless design language of its earlier Palomba collection. The result: the striking Palomba Collection 2012. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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