Posts from December 2018

Thu 20.12.

As you like it: GROHE SPA Colours

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.12.2018 - Tagged as:

With its SPA Colours collection, fittings specialist GROHE is further developing the trend towards creative, individualised interiors.

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Tue 18.12.

DCW éditions presents Here Comes the Sun, by Bertrand Balas

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.12.2018 - Tagged as: ,

DCW éditions presents Here Comes the Sun, by Bertrand Balas
Here Comes the Sun 450 black and copper inside

Bertrand Balas, architect born in Toulouse in 1935 likes to watch the sun set over the Garonne river.

With that musical lilt typical of the south, he likes to say : « It does me good. »

In August 1970 he designed the lamp Here Comes the Sun.
At first glance, this original design is like all the other lamps that get called an ‘Original’.

But once lit, the Here Comes the Sun hanging lamp takes on a magical quality. Darkness looses its rawness and metamorphoses into something reassuring. At the same time as Balas was designing his lamp, in the Spring of 1969, the Beatles were having difficulties; tension was running high and relations between the members distinctly frosty. All of which prompted George Harrison to write ‘Here comes the sun’.

After the cold and ice of the winter it is always good to feel the first rays of sunshine. The song came out in 1970, just a few days before Bertrand Balas’ lamp, prompting him to change the name, just in case the Beatles might take offence.

In fact, they could have taken the stage together…
Come Together…

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Thu 13.12.

Unique Argento™: The essential grey

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.12.2018 - Tagged as:

The elegance of the greyin one quartz design. Inspired by the appeal of the weather-wornrock, by dry tree bark, by the ashes from which life is reborn. Theessence of the natural elevated to the maximum in elegance, in asober silver tone, dense and contained, with a subtle vein thatbrings timid flashes of light. Unique Argento™ is one of the fivedesigns of the elegant quartz collection UNIQUE Collection™ by COMPAC The Surfaces Company.

Find more information about UNIQUE Collection™ and download the catalog with technical specifications here: https://goo.gl/YLAUXp

Wed 12.12.

SIA, excellent performance and minimalist design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.12.2018 - Tagged as:

SIA, excellent performance and minimalist design

 

The SIA range of downlights, by LEDS C4, has been designed to maximise user comfort.
The result is a single light beam that combines the most efficient LED technology and the perfect blend of lens and reflector. The range of technical options available means it can adapt to any kind of project, from those aiming to create a relaxing atmosphere with excellent performance and minimalist design, to those focused on productivity and seeking to ensure uniform light with highly efficient lighting.

 

+ Info: https://bit.ly/SiaLedsC4

Tue 11.12.

MY POINT OF VIEW: JAY OSGERBY

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.12.2018 - Tagged as: ,

MY POINT OF VIEW: JAY OSGERBY

In his London house, Osgerby employed large Sky-Frame sliding doors to open up a magnificent view of his garden. The Swiss company’s window and door solutions in the VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron inspired his design for the renovation

 

The Swiss firm SKY-FRAME, the leading international manufacturer of frameless sliding window systems, has launched a new series of video portraits that opens a window into the world of the great contemporary architects and designers.

 

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Mon 10.12.

Brooklyn collection by Eugeni Quitllet

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.12.2018 - Tagged as: ,

Brooklyn collection by Eugeni Quitllet

Brooklyn collection by Eugeni Qquitllet

 

Brooklyn is a modern and timeless collection that creates a bridge between the future and the past. Based on straight lines and curves emulating the New York City bridge. Urban design suitable in the best world’s spaces. Brooklyn is today, yesterday and tomorrow. (more…)

Fri 7.12.

Unique Collection™

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.12.2018 - Tagged as:

Unique Collection™

 

Unique Collection™, perfect quartz surfaces inspired by nature stone. (more…)

Thu 6.12.

ROUND THE BEND: PUREIS3 FROM INTERSTUHL

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.12.2018 - Tagged as:

ROUND THE BEND: PUREIS3 FROM INTERSTUHL

In the textile-covered version of PUREis3, the structural design of the backrest is intentionally visible. The chair makes its advantages – lightness and flexibility – outwardly evident

 

With the PUREis3, the German office furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL is launching an uncomplicated office chair for today’s office: flexible in use in almost all office situations, easily adaptable to individual seating preferences and – thanks to a specially developed app – promotes active sitting.
 

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