30 April, 2010

Peel seat by Khodi Feiz

Peel seat is a convertible furniture series: a sofa, lounge chair and chaise lounge, upholstered in pure wool. What really caught my attention was the design thought 'made transparent', beautiful synergy between form and function, the essence of minimal elegance.

The collection was designed by Khodi Feiz, Iranian-born industrial designer working at his design studio based in Amsterdam. Feiz design studio underlines clarity as one of the main inspirations:

"...objects which are stripped down to their bare essence, not to make them boring, but to bring out their main expressive quality. Too often ‘simple’ projects are dismissed as superficial and banal; it seems the more ‘complex’ or ‘advanced’ the better. But we propose the opposite: the simpler the project the more challenging and difficult it becomes; you don’t have the guise of complication to hide behind."



www.feizdesign.com
www.councildesign.com 


29 April, 2010

.03 chair by Maarten Van Severen

I discovered .03 black chair at the local Photo/Video shop, simply by realizing at I'm sitting at something very comfortable. Of course, I had to inspect! The next moment I was amused how nicely it fitted among all the cameras, tripods, telescopic lenses and studio equipment. Was there an interior designer involved?

.03 chair design was developed in 1999, by Belgian designer Maarten Van Severen, closely collaborating with Vitra since 1995.

.03 simple form, as described by manufacturer, is the quintessence of the concept "less is more". The shell is made of polyurethane foam available in seven colours, with back legs in tubular steel, front legs in aluminium profile.




28 April, 2010

Aquarium designs by Amaury Poudray

"airs_1" and "airs_2", unique aquarium projects by French designer Amaury Poudray.

www.amaurypoudray.com




via:Dezeen

21 April, 2010

Patterned sofas: modern ornamental upholstery

Floral, baroque, folk, retro - ornaments are triumphantly back. In a new, modern, revamped version. Designers rediscovered the undeniable decorative power of all types of patterns and use advanced technologies to apply it in a new, creative way.



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Fergana Collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso




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Sushi Collection, designed by Edward Van Vliet for Moroso





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Pendel sofa by Russell Pinch



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Bloomy, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso







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Rythme modular sofa, design: Studio Missoni for Roche Bobois





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Matrix, by Karim Rashid for Meritalia




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Mah Jong modular sofa, designed by Hans Hopfer for Roche Bobois

20 April, 2010

Jumper chair by Bertjan Pot

Jumper chair was launched by Established & Sons in Milan last week. I felt enchanted the first moment I saw the photos. The woolen surface seems warm and invites to touch it. The concept was created by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot.

"Jumper consists of one continuous oversized woolen knitted cover, with qualities very much like that of a jumper, including buttons that fix the cover together on the underside of the chair, once the knitted cover is wrapped over the solid wooden structure and bent steel legs. The cover is knitted on a ‘Knit and Wear’ machine that is skilled for clothing garments, but this is where the fashion and design production processes divide. Once the garment is completed it is then run through a high degree wash to attain a seamless and upholstered effect eradicating most of the stretch from the wool but presenting a high quality fabric that layers the structure with precision and rigor."



































via: Dezeen