Cristian Zuzunaga’s textile designs works on many levels. The London- and Barcelona-based designer’s latest collection is no exception.
‘Bitmap’ plays with the idea of a simultaneous micro and macro view of the world, referencing as it does the visual DNA of digital imagery examined close up and, at the same time, the urban landscape presented in cartographic form – a bit of a map. The clue is in the name of the woven products, such as ‘New York’, ‘Shanghai’, ‘Tokyo’ and, of course, ‘Barcelona’.
‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Väveriet
Swedish multidisciplinary design/architecture office Claesson Koivisto Rune were inspired by silk, “the way some fine silks have a delicate gradient dichromatic feature” for their ‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric collection.
Contemporary producers of high-quality fabrics for interiors are busy exploring all sorts of innovative directions in materials, processes and applications. Architonic takes a look at the the design and production of textiles today, from Svensson Markspelle’s energy-saving ‘Cinq’ fabric to Zimmer + Ronde’s three-dimensional ‘Origami’. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
'Ray' table lamps by Kristine Five Melvær; photo by Erik Five Gunnerud
Delicate nude-coloured mesh fabric veils welded steel cord structure of these sculptural table lamps created by a young Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær. Named ‘Ray’, the mushroom-like lights aim to ‘question the stereotypical lamp’ and the designs were presented earlier this month in Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, Greenhouse. (more…)
Since two years Giulio Cappellini has been Art Director of Alcantara. With the new collection, developed in collaboration with Paola Navone, the Italian material manufacturer presents new possible applications of the Alcantara material in the field of interior and funiture design. Enjoy!
The New York based textile manufacturer Maharam is a fourth generation family-run business which produces high-quality fabrics for wall coverings, windows and upholstery. The collection includes beautiful graphical designs, such as those of the American artist Sarah Morris and playful and vivid prints by Paul Smith.
The Swiss textile manufacturer Création Baumann recently presented a new series of curtains which impress with soft and semi-transparent photo applications – ‘Mountain, Garden and ‘City’. The curtains consist of Trevira CS, which is a very light and flame-resistant material.
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