I recently came across this first image and of course I had to track it down. The image led me to the Lanaras weekend house by Architect Nicos Valsamakis.The structure is one of great importance pertaining to Greek architecture during the 1960s. It was built for the civil engineer and contractor Alekos Lanaras. The liner lines of the building are so elegant and thin. Image eight really shows the liner reach of the two concrete planes supported by the equally thin steel posts. The interiors are just as amazing with the choice of finishes and furnishings. I want to visit this inspiring place.
© Dimitris Kalapodas
Alice Tacheny’s hand crafted furniture is part of the “slow movement”. The slow movement that I am referring to is the idea of saving up to purchase a crafted solid wood piece that will last generations. I like the idea that people are either using vintage furniture or buying pieces made responsibly and with a hand made quality. These pieces fit that bill quite well. I love how you get to see a small glimpse of the brass legs in PLATTE tables. I appreciate discovering the small details, like the pulls on the TILDE dresser.
Alice’s discipline is influenced both by a lifelong love of craft and a deep connection to the objects she designs and creates. Her inspiration derives from experimentation with raw materials and converging forms, and results in designs that embody simplicity and an understated grace. She strives to create pieces with meaning and purpose and to integrate these honest values into her work.
This single family modern residence by Open Y Office is great on many levels. I love the glass walls on the ground floor. I am sure the ground floor is the common areas while the upper level houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. The concrete look of stucco, I am guessing, works well with the wood and glass exterior elements. The shelving built off of the steel frame is very clever. Nicely done!
The Cresta by Jonathan Segal is most positively a dream house. The concrete architecture that went in to this home is characterized by open volumes. These open volumes are blurred by bringing the outside in with large sliding walls of glass. On some levels the home has a brutalist feel. The Paul Evans dining table helps with the whole brutalism feel as well. I love the last arial photo, is provides a good idea of how the how is situated in the neighborhood. I am willing to bet some of the neighbors were not to thrilled.
Miroir Mono by grégoire de afforest has to be the most beautiful modern mirror I have ever seen. I love how the view head-on is that of a flat mirror. As you change your perspective, that amazing dish shape begins to appear. Three rings, made of completely different materials work so well together. Could you image three of these lined up in a hallway or entry way? Simplistic beauty!
The first time a saw that chair (the first picture) I about lost it. You know when an object or art pieces just “speaks” to you, ya you know what I am taking about. It became my personal mission to find out who design this stunner. A follower on my Pintrest was able to identify the designer as Gianfranco Frattini. Recently I came across the designer that was responsible for using them in one of their projects. Damon Liss has an amazing portfolio full of mid century interiors that are are breath taking. This Chelsea Loft has some fantastic pieces and the spaces have a warm modern feeling.