Archive for ‘exibition’

February 18, 2012

More inspiring news from Stockholm furniture fair

See more interesting designs from this year`s Stockholm furniture fair – clockwise from top left:

Time square shelf by David Design furniture
Gravity suit armchair by Sandra Cohen Callman – The Beckmans Design Academy
ULL – a collection of mobile cabinets inspired by Icelandic traditional pieces, by Beril CICEK from Turkey
T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg for Green Furniture Sweden

February 16, 2012

Inspiring news from Stockholm furniture fair 2012

Here are some interesting design product from the recently finished Stockholm furniture fair – clockwise from top left:

The log lamp by Nicolette Brunklaus, Amsterdam
Tictactoe by Swedish a2designers
Modern textiles by Stockholm`s design firm Bantie
Buzzihood – acoustic hood and other acoustic solutions by BuzziSpace, Antwerp
People chair by the Swedish Netsman designers duo called Design by leftovers

February 12, 2012

IFFS – International Furniture Fair Singapore 2012 | 29th ASEAN Furniture Show | 9-12 March 2012 – Singapore Expo

IFFS – International Furniture Fair Singapore 2012 | 29th ASEAN Furniture Show | 9-12 March 2012 – Singapore Expo.

February 10, 2012

Best of Maison&Objet, Paris 2012

This is a completely personal choice of the best & freshest items at this year`s Maison&Objet in Paris.

(clockwise from top left): Double chaise longue Cocoon SAGA – Christophe Delcourt for  ROCHE BOBOIS;  Utere felix carpet and incorporated bench, made from silk and wool – Christophe Giraud et Sophie Liger for  ARTUS-CASSINI;   Princesse table with a hidden mirror –  Olgoj Chorchoj for PROCESS CZ;   Boca, a double-purpose watering can made from Limoges procelaine – Studio Macura;   Plis – carpet with a seat function – Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for CHEVALIER ÉDITION.

More to come soon …

February 6, 2012

Jan Falta`s crystalline humour

On the line

Czech glass artist Jan Falta combines masterly glass craftmanship and humour for a surprising effect – his crystal glass tumblers, produced by Marienberg, are a true flow of inspiration. Just imagine drinking something nice out of these masterpieces, telling stories among friends…

These works of Jan Falta have been showcased at the recent Maison&Objet.

 

February 6, 2012

Crystallized project – Tokujin Yoshioka @ Maison&Objet

 

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka`s designs have always been positioned somewhere in the undefined region between poetry and materialism. Indeed, he begins his design exploration by working with materials in the strangest forms and techniques, and so he ends up with most unexpected results.

To no surprise, this year Tokujin is one of the chosen designers of the year (créateur now! design à vivre 2012) at Maison&Objet in Paris.

He presents his explorations into the realm of the frozen water, named “Crystallized project” – the crystallized painting series grown by the vibration of music by Frederic Chopin and also the crystallized chair “VENUS – Natural crystal chair” and the crystallized painting in aquariums.

January 26, 2012

Yes, we can change the nature!

There are some very intriguing notions to be absorbed at the online show of the exhibition Alter Nature: We Can at Z33, a Belgian house for contemporary art, held from 21.11.2010 to 13.03.2011.

link: www.z33.be/en/projects/alter-nature-we-can

Makoto Azuma - Frozen Pine

In Frozen Pine, a Z33 commission, a bonsai pine tree is ‘freeze-sprayed’ and presented in an especially designed refrigerator. The icicles slowly extract the colour from the bonsai tree – the bonsai dies, but its beauty is preserved in optimum conditions.

Makoto Azuma
Shiki 1
Courtesy Makoto Azuma

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Reinier Lagendijk - Zonder titel 2009 Courtesy Reinier Lagendijk photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Reinier Lagendijk presents with this work a 140cm high yucca plant. Conscious of the techniques of plant manipulation and processes and capacities of plant growth, Lagendijk creates poetic images which often come across as humoristic in the almost human dimensions they have been given.

Reinier Lagendijk
Zonder titel 2009
Courtesy Reinier Lagendijk

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Allison Kudla Growth Pattern

Allison Kudla Growth Pattern 2009 Courtesy Allison Kudla Production support of UHasselt

Growth Pattern consists of a 2,5 x 2,5m grid in which 64 Petri dishes contain tobacco plant leaves cut in specific shapes. The work takes on the form of a pattern and shows a direct link with design and the history of nature as a motif and interior design element.

Allison Kudla
Growth Pattern 2009
Courtesy Allison Kudla
Production support of UHasselt

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33