Archive for March, 2006
You know how much we like the Bouroullec’s work and as we are getting ready to head to Milan, to report first hand from the great event, we got a first glimpse at their new work that will be presented at the Salone. We especially like the chairs, they seem to have a very nice flow and feel to them, but in a few days we’ll update you daily with the hottest products right out of Milan.
Toeing a line between creative wall tiles and positively stunning art installations is something few designers are capable of, but Jennifer Prichard’s minimalist garden of delights makes for lovely and practical surfaces with more conceptual value than most mere commodities. Prichard’s Cush is a gorgeous plane of raised circular plaster tiles against a smooth, seamless plane of white. It’s a tactile, textured visual feast that inspires space age thoughts.
Light Sprinkler designed by Mathias Claerhout is a mobile and unique combination of light and decoration. You can either use it as a source of light or unreel it and let it spread throughout the room. Stunningly odd!
Paper from Swedish Mitab is a wall mounted storage, primarily for papers and magazines. It can also be used for storing gloves and scarfs. Looks nice on your wall when filled as well as when its empty.
Rötter (Roots in English), was founded by Moa Jantze, Hanna Brogård, Johanna Asshoff last spring. They create new products for the living room inspired by their Swedish heritage, traditions, nostalgia, memories, family and friends. Rötter mix modern with traditional, peasant style with decadent luxury and regional Swedish handicraft with global, industrial production.
Swedish designer Olof Hansson has made this heavy, stylish and modern sinkplug in stainless steel called Sinko. Functional and beautiful, just as everything should be.
Danish fashion company Day Birger et Mikkelsen has recently lauched its second collection of home and interior design products. Beautiful pillows and blankets, cups, bowls and other kitchenware. Check out their webpage for the entire spring collection.
Swedish company Pappelina has extended their collection of modern oilcloths. This one is called Vera and has a pattern of large dots that run across the table, printed with pigment color on a high quality cotton cloth. Available in red or black with white dots. Quite different compared to the traditional grannystyle ones on the market..
Finnish designer Maria Jauhiainen crafts her delicate designs through innovative, intricate methods of her own creation that result in fine lines and near weightlessness. Her signature piece, the lehti (“leaf” in finnish), is photo-etched in brass or silver from an original drawing, then hand-formed into a shallow tray. She also designs gorgeous jewellery.