Posts tagged as 'Netherlands'

Dragon Skin Pavilion by LEAD and EDGE, photo by Dennis Lo

A young Hong Kong and Antwerp-based architectural design and research practice LEAD and EDGE – Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Research from Finnish Tampere University of Technology have joined their creative forces to develop this striking pavilion designed for the the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. Formed of a tight array of scale-like, overlapping bent plywood sheets, is took the team six hours to assemble the self-supporting Dragon Skin Pavilion which is on view until 23 April at Shenzhen Pavilion, Kowloon Park – Roof Garden 2, Hong Kong. (more…)

'Porcelain' pendant light by Studio WM; photo by Paul Schipper

Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon, a duo of young, Eindhoven-trained designers behind Rotterdam-based Studio WM, have realised these two, pared-down pendant lights: a shipyard-inspired, black opaque model called ‘Porcelain’ and a similar, hand-blown glass version, ‘Gradient.’ Based on the same principle, both of the designs employ a pulley mechanism which enables an easy adjustment of the height of the lamps. Part of the ‘Lightness in Lines’ collection, the lights will be presented at Ventura Lambrate during the Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan. (more…)

'c1' rug from the 'Room moment' collection by detailF

Franziska Wernicke, a Rotterdam-based textile designer and founder of detailF design studio has realised this subdued, four-piece collection of New Zealand wool rugs called ‘room moment’. Comprising one rectangular and three circular versions, the series features a distinctive three-colour gradation which is accentuated by a delicate radial pattern emanating from an offset point. A complex, high-tech tufting technique has been used in the production of the series and the ‘c3’ model of the rug was exhibited and nominated for the ‘interior innovation award 2012’ at the imm cologne’s [D³] Contest. (more…)

'Climber' coffee table by Frans Schrofer for Leolux

A Dutch designer Frans Schrofer has collaborated with Leolux on this series of coffee tables called ‘Climber’. The collection encompasses three simple tables which will be available in April in three different heights and variety of finishes such as lacquered MDF, oiled or stained solid oak and American walnut. (more…)

Wed 22.2.

‘Stream’ modular sofa by Arik Levy for Palau (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 22.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Detail view of the 3-seater version of 'Stream' sofa by Arik Levy for Palau

Designer, artist, technician, photographer and filmmaker – there seems to be no end to the talents of the ubiquitous Arik Levy and this time, the French-Israeli creative has collaborated with a Dutch design label Palau to create a modular, adjustable sofa system called ‘Stream’. Due to be showcased in March 2012 at Palau’s new showroom Design Post Amsterdam and Utrecht’s centre for interior design Toonkamer, the sofa is be available as either one-, two- and three-seater, with one of its elements functioning as a table with a conveniently-positioned, in-built storage unit.


Solid 11 by Tony Fretton Architects Ltd; photo by Peter Cook

The London-based multi-award-winning architectural practice established no less than three decades ago by Tony Fretton have completed this 8000-square-meters building located near the popular Vondelpark in central Amsterdam. Intended for numerous purposes, the canal facing seven-storey Solid 11 ‘has been designed to provide flexible space for a range of activities including apartments, workspaces, a hotel, shops, cafes and restaurants and public facilities such as a kindergarten.’ (more…)

Thu 13.10.

‘Kerameikos’ paper vessels by Siba Sahabi (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 13.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Kerameikos' vessels by Siba Sahabi

Young Amsterdam-based designer Siba Sahabi has created a collection of handcrafted vases which reference the ‘aesthetic that was originally established by ancient Greek ceramicists.’ Named after the potters’ quarter in Athens, ‘Kerameikos’ is made entirely out of paper and ‘the series conforms to the present day value placed on antique Greek ceramics where the artistic skills and characteristics determine the price of the object rather than the material.’


Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal; photo by Robt Hart

Koen van Velsen Architectenbureau, the namesake practice established in 1977 by the Dutch architect Koen van Velsen has recently realised this glass-and-aluminium rehabilitation centre discreetly located in a leafy forest near Arnhem in the eastern part of the Netherlands. The three-storey, 14.000-square-meters structure ‘is the result of an intensive collaboration between architect Koen van Velsen and the users of the building’ and encompasses a number of facilities such as a swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant and a theatre. (more…)