Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Scent is a bed that makes essentialness its raison d’être. There are only three elements composing it. The light and low wooden base, from which a space for magazines has been obtained. The upholstered headboard, available in all the fabrics of the Porro sample collection, which colors and softens the formal rigour of the base. The mattress, proposed in two alternatives, both attentive to the ergonomics of sleep: the highly slender proposal (13 cm) specially created for Porro by the specialist firm Pronatura, combining natural latex with flexible birch staves or latex alone in the traditional thickness. The double bed version of Scent is composed of two bases in fact, and is usable separately as single beds. Two finishes have been selected for the structure: whitened and perfumed cedar with subtle coloring and the warm tobacco color of Mongoy wood. The upholstered parts are available in all the fabrics and colors of the Porro sample collection.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
You not only assemble this stool yourself, but, because product and packaging are both made from cardboard, also finish it yourself. Two parts of the stool are simply cut loose from the box where the remaining six parts are packaged in.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Tobias Wong has created a deeply personal ring where the diamond is encased on the inside of the ring rather than on top of the ring. The diamond contacts the skin, and only the wearer of the ring knows its secret. The ring also challenges the publicity and consumerism that jewelry makers often push on young lovers.
The design allows for a multiple of applications of use, stand alone display unit, wall mounted display, screen/room divider, inbuilt display into the architecture. Other possibilities for the design have presented themselves with further additions to the range. The design also allows for different material and manufacturing options with only small changes needing to be made.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Frame is a perfect extra seating for the unexpected guest and ads an extra graphic element to a space when hanged on the wall. This minimalist folding chair is to be hanged on the wall when not in use, on the enclosed mounting. Living or working in compact spaces demands flexible solutions that can interact with the space.
The folding chair consists of two elements; the frame and the filling. When the chair is standing on the floor a dynamic tension is created, as the chair is folded the tension transforms in to harmony between the elements.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
In a world where a thousand images fight to grab our ever fleeting attentions, where walls of beige and magnolia dull the senses, Warner’s visions of nature are a soothing and uplifting backdrop to modern day living.
Taking her starting point from nature, she transforms images into simple forms, leading to a new interpretation of wallpaper. Her trade mark motifs, pattern and fashionable colours have been designed specially for the feature wall, enabling you to use the wallpapers to create a unique sense of style.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
"Vigilant is a series of hand latch-hooked wall sculptures. Each sculpture displays a colorful and simplified rendering of a microorganism including E.coli, Salmonella, Anthrax, Botulism, Ebola, and Smallpox. Latch hooking is a simple but time-consuming craft that has traditionally been used to depict idealized and romanticized images from domesticity and nature. The juxtaposition of the images and the process creates a tension between the sweetness of the craft and the anxiety evoked by organisms of bio-terrorism and household biohazards."
Rings, bracelets, earrings or modest pendants are more traditional jewelry choices for holiday gift giving. But there is something about a large necklace that forms the perfect frame to a woman's beauty. It takes a strong woman to pull this off.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A key theme in the oeuvre of Maarten Van Severen is storage furniture, be it shelves, cupboards or sideboards. The design for Kast, which Van Severen worked on during the last few months of his life, can be considered the quintessence of his exploration of the subject. Kast is a storage unit that is modular in structure, the base version of which is a sideboard. Supplemented by two simple wooden crates and a further basic module, a shelf/wall cupboard combination arises. Van Severen paid special attention to the colour for the sliding doors, which not only emphasise Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also give it a fresh and optimistic sense.
The Panton Chair has always been a favourite of children. They not only like its bright, cheerful colours and smooth curves, but the fact that it is as much fun to play with as it is to sit on. Soon after its introduction, Verner Panton began to consider the idea of producing a child-size version of the chair together with Vitra.