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 11, 2012

French futuristic poetry in the Alps

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the fantastic French architect with huge talent, has made his mark at Chalet Beranger, a jewel hidden in the French Alps. The poetry of stripped wood planks, combined with virtuoso strokes of white sinuous corian, evokes the feeling of best futuristic movies.

The sparse simplicity of Lawrance`s design is enchanting.

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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 10, 2012

An eco-refuge for climbers – Gervasutti

 

The Italian firm LEAPfactory (the acronym means Living, Ecological, Alpine Pod) has designed and installed a modular unit at an altitude of 2800 meters, in front of the spectacular East face of the Grandes Jorasses of the Mont Blanc Range. The modular shelter-pod is self sustainable, with solar energy panels and has been completely furnished at factory. Then it was taken up with helicopters and assembled on site from several units – living, sleeping, sanitary and entry unit.

via LEAPfactory

February 8, 2012

Architecture by Snowflake

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion by Snøhetta

The Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta (Snowflake) have been awarded the “display” category winner at World Architecture festival in Barcelona in November 2011. But much more than any award, the team at Snøhetta is honoured by sincere admiration and excitement their works bring to architecture lovers worldwide. If you need any words to describe this beauty in the wilderness, read here.

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

Gentle dreams, my little one

Biscottino bed

Italian producer Creazioni has published new products for kids rooms – among which upholstered beds for girls and for boys stand out as particularly nice.  The tall headboard of the bed can be upholstered in many different fabrics and then accompanied with one of other items from the collection.

 

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.