Kvadrat and Raf Simons team up to create Places & Spaces. This isn’t super recent news but I came across this project and loved it. Raf Simons, creative director at Parisian fashion house Dior has an impeccable design sense. Mix that with some of the most exquisite fabric and you get these stunning settings. I have used Kvadrat’s textiles in a few projects and am a loyal enthusiast. The color blocking along with the individual textures create a stimulating union.
Charles Kalpakian has a pretty nice collection of design moving across diverse functions. The Ahlan sofa has to be my favorite, The tailored silhouette and choice of materials makes this a stand out in his body of work. The Candy Box bowls are nice, they remix me of the top of a “clean out”, sorry just plumbing reference. The black, yellow and pink look so nice together.
When I grow up I want to be like Barber & Osgerby. I say that with every bit of respect. If you take the time to look through their projects and furniture, well everything they do, it is amazing. Amazing doesn’t quite give credit to the design that goes into the pieces. Design is a pretty broad term when I think about all of the sketching, meeting, planning and the list could go on and on until they have what they think is it. I would love to sit in on one of their creative sessions.
The Esrawe Showroom is just one “arm” of the Esrawe brand. They have great style as they create some fantastic interiors with both residential and commercial. Their collections are quite diverse but if you look at them together you get the feel of a common thread. There is a nice use of glass , metal and wood which give they pieces an authentic identity. I grabbed a handful of pictures that I like but there are many more to look at.
Modern simplicity if found throughout the works of Fort Standard. There is simplicity not only in the materials used but also in the shapes and construction. Form does meet function as the forms are exact and minimal while the functions are clear. Brass, stone, wood and marble are beautiful in their own natural state and Fort Standard utilizes that beauty wonderfully.
Today I took a look through WRIGHT’S upcoming Scandinavian Design auction. Yes, I know this is sort of a cop-out post because most of us dream about these pieces. I like that WRIGHT has some different angles in there photography. The auction is 20 November 2014 Noon. Here are some of my favorites.
FINN JUHL,rare settee, model NV-45