Posts tagged ‘design’

September 24, 2009

Best new styles for winter months – No 4: Nordic saga

Nordic Saga - a collection of elements for Scandinavian inspired rooms

Nordic Saga - a collection of elements for Scandinavian inspired rooms

Ceramic tea cups with bent-wood holders – “Warm” by Tonfisk
Marimekko produced textiles with tree branches laden with snow by Erja Hirvi
Hans J Wegner Style CH24 – blonde wood chair
Candle holders from Home autur de monde
Bed linnen from Lexington company
“Winterlove cushion” by FS HOME COLLECTIONS

September 24, 2009

Best new styles for winter months – No 3: Norhtern lights

Norhtern lights inspired theme for winter interior decoration

Norhtern lights inspired theme for winter interior decoration

Egg chair by Tord Boontje, cushions from Home Autur de Monde, white cupboard seating by Kvanum

September 8, 2009

A revolution in window design and technology

 

Immagine a window without frame and still to be able to open it, tilt it and slide it. These are Josko windows, a true revolution in windows. The windows are available in heights from floor to floor and suitable for low-energy and passive houses. The range also includes a screwless windowsill and integrated ventilation of the glass panels as well as integrated drainage. see more at josko

September 3, 2009

European Design Award – my favourites

European Design Award for brand logo - Jan Sabach Design

European Design Award for brand logo – Jan Sabach Design

European Design Award for brand logo – Jan Sabach Design

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August 31, 2009

The 7 principles of Universal Design

On Universal`s Design site you can find loads of info about – well, Universal Design.

What is Universal Design?

It`s design for everybody. And it`s more – check these 7 principles:

Principle 1: Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

Principle 2: Flexibility in Use
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.

Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.

Principle 4: Perceptible Information
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user’s sensory abilities.

Principle 5: Tolerance for Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.

Principle 7: Size and Space for Approach and Use
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user’s body size, posture, or mobility.

When you stop to think about these principles, a question comes to mind – How many designs do you know that can boast to comply with these principles.

This is a good point for designers and design-users alike.

Check out more on universaldesign.ie

August 22, 2009

Now you see it – now you don`t: small apartment remodell in Warsaw

centrala apartment in warsaw - now you see it, now you don`t

centrala apartment in warsaw - now you see it, now you don`t

The “Centrala” team from Poland is architects Małgorzata Kuciewicz & Jakub Szczęsny.

Their design for a small apartment in warsaw comprises of with a unique single piece unit called the ‘hardbox’. The room is then surrounded by a curtained wall that contrasts with the ‘hardbox’ in the center. The ‘hardbox’ is clad in recycled wood from furniture that belonged to the owner’s grandmother. It features a kitchen, bathroom and an extra sleeping space for two people.
Very clever use of space! Check out other Centrala projects on their website here.

January 19, 2009

The Indian kick: DoshiLevien

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso


the "mosaic" range for Tefal became a sucsess
DoshiLevien studio formed by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi has been around for couple of years, and still they are counted among the “next generation”  designers, or “the designers of tomorrow”. This constant fascination with their design work is surely due to it`s freshness. I was surprised to see how they engage in economic, social and cultural transformation of modern India. I was furthermore bedazzled to find out how play-like and deeply investigated their work is. See the web site.
The “principessa” (Italian for “princess”) is among my favourites (below)
"Principessa" - a daybed consisting of many thin mattress layers
The idea for rounded cushions of “My beautifull backside” came form this picture from ancient Indian text “the garden of life”
the-garden-of-life

January 13, 2009

Wood by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni

where round table, molteni, by R. Dordoni

"where" round table, molteni, by R. Dordoni

The new collection by Rodolfo Dordoni named “Wood” will be presented in Paris in the new Molteni showroom.

what cabinet, Molteni, By Rodolfo Dordoni

"what" cabinet, Molteni, By Rodolfo Dordoni

Dordoni’s new “W” series, a new collection of wood pieces is

who chair, Molteni, R. Dordoni

"who" chair, Molteni, R. Dordoni

comprised of the “Where” tables, “Who” seating and “What” cabinets. Products will be available for delivery at the end of January.

read more about the collection here

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