Archive for September, 2005
Michael Ducaroy’s casual TOGO Sofa was created nearly 25 years ago and is now available from Ligne Roset. The ultra-comfy sofa is available in a variety of different colors, and really seems to fit its style in this bright orange just perfectly. The designer was somewhat ahead of his time, and has proven to be popular with all the international acclaim it has received. Ligne Roset has a handful of other wonderful furniture designs available– one of our other favorites is the Sake couch by Pascal Mourgue.
The Crafactor Infinity Armchair was designed by a group of Thai designers, as a reinterpretation of traditional crafts built by modern technology. They’re dedicated to using local crafts as a foundation, and adding new industrial production techniques — a progressive vision in furniture design. The Infinity Armchair is made entirely from eco-friendly rattan — a material found in Southeast Asia.
Our tree houses growing up never looked this good! Joel Sherman must not have been satisfied with his childhood treehouse either, hence this is AIA award winning design in Lake Tahoe, CA he created himself. The ‘Steel Tree House‘ is completely eco-friendly, and intertwines with the landscape beautifully–suspended above a tree filled hillside. A serious designer playhouse! Check out Sherman’s website for more pictures and details.
Peter Bruers was one of the most talented and innovative designers and artists that I have seen over the past years and I was extremely excited to see his latest work for Haans – a dutch interior design company – just a few weeks ago in Paris. Wonderful vases, lamps and bowls, with an amazing attention to materials, color composition and craftsmanship. Today I found out that he died in Paris on September. 1. 2005 at age 44, the day I saw the latest pieces… I do not know of the circumstances, put I feel that I need to point you to the wonderful work he created over the past years as a self taught artist/designer. His work is displayed in a multitude of countries around the globe, from the US to China, Saudi Arabia and many European countries and spans an impressive array of areas and materials. I will post many more images over the next days…
WOWBOW is a new British luxury brand committed to pampered pets & you – their discerning two legged companions. London is really the place to find specialties!!
WOWBOW is founded on the vision to pioneer and create unparalleled design solutions for our furry friends. By combining the best craftsmanship, animal husbandry and a unique personal service, WOWBOW sets the standard for a new class in pet furniture. This vision appeals to the individual who values the very best in contemporary design with an uncompromising love for pets, as well as their aesthetic eye and personal environment.
“Mija” (Mee-Haa) was the inspiration of a little rescue dog who had no idea that she’d become an international supermodel! Mija has lent her name to their signature collection. She has personally tested and retested all of the dog products and placed her paw of approval on all the designs before they are released to the public.
Remember being a kid, building blocks into structures? Well yes, and destroying them afterwards… And today? Either you become an architect and fully embrace the whole building thing, or you start all over again with the blocks: Remake Design let’s you create, construct or convert an interior with this modular lighting system, appealing to our inner child. You into minimalism and elegance? Give the white, grey and black boxes a try… more into the bold color scheme? Try pink, orange or red. In any case, no wires needed and a system so simple, a five year old can do it… So go ahead, start building structures again just like you did when you were a kid, you might wanna skip the destructive phase though…
Item, a recently founded homeware designer in based in the heart of Britain, has set out crafting sculptural forms from the most traditional materials– bone china and porcelain. Drawing on the earth and sky for inspiration, as well as the ceramic cultures of the far East, Item combines their strict contemporary aesthetics with practical desire, beauty, and of course functionality. Inori (shown stacked), is a 5 piece place setting in glazed bone china, available in white, black, or celadon (a light mint green). It comes with a rice bowl, platter, tea cup, sauce bowl, and hashi-oki (chopstick holder). Charles spoke with Item and will make the very first of these very wonderful “Inori” china’s available to our friends at Charles & Marie at the end of the year.
We’re out hunting for wonderful products at this years 100% Design in London. We promise to show you a lot of new beautiful gems that have never been seen before. First up– Ribbon, a japanese company that produces tableware, lamps and other beautiful pieces for your modern home out of colorful ribbons. The pictures don’t do them justice, they’re truely breath taking. This is the “uzu-bowl”, by Rieko Miyata , and is a great example of the works beauty, remember it’s simply coiled ribbon.
Oh how we enjoyed the rare warm days of summer ’05 here in Germany… lounging in one of the innumerable beach-clubs in every big city. A little late for this year’s high-season – at least in the northern hemisphere – but still useful for warm late summer days or your winter SPA visits…Michael Hilgers designed a communication-chaiselongue “dialounge” is manufactured in PE in a rotational-moulding process. It’s weatherproof (good for out by the pool), can be dismantled, and is stackable and has integrated cupholders as well as space for magazines.
The dialouge is ideal for your club, lounge, pool, hotel, garden, bar, patio, beach, or livingroom– read: wherever you like to relax!