Cody Carpenter recently sent me an email about his modern concrete design. I sort of disregarded it because I haven’t seen anything lately that has really stood out, not like I am scouring the web looking for concrete projects. When I looked through the images that Cody sent I was pretty impressed, there are some very cool designs here. I haven’t seen anything like that manta ray looking sink. I really like the integration of functionality in his work. There are thoughts that work past the initial need. The counter continuing into the shower, knife holders, drain racks and so much more. Keep up the great work Cody!
These modern stone designs by Kim HyunJoo are simple and beautiful. Her minimal approach to the objects she creates is stunning. I like so many of her pieces but the one that stood out to me was the Seoul Tray. The shape is elegant the topographic like lines on the interior of the tray ads an interesting texture while holding its content steady.
South Korean designer Kim HyunJoo was born in Seoul in 1980. As an industrial designer and a service design consultant, Kim HyunJoo has worked with Calvin Klein NY, Westin Chosun Hotel, GCS Stone, SK group, KOLON, F.Guzzini, and previously worked in Giovannoni Design Studio in Milan, 2007. Her design style is inspired by nature and natural materials, with an emphasis on oriental aesthetics, and her work has been exhibited at Milan Furniture fair 2014, German Paper world 2014, Maison-objet 2013, and numerous Korean exhibitions.
Copenhagen by Vifa is simply, audio designed. The imagery alone makes me want to purchase this beautiful pieces of audio equipment. The designers of Copenhagen say “The distinct characteristic of Copenhagen is its Nordic expression” They also define the term “Nordic design addresses complex issues and turns them into simple and appealing solutions.” Vifa also teamed up with Kvadrat who makes some amazing textiles. I would love to hear one of these, if they sound anything as good as they are designed, I bet they sound fantastic. I think I would like to see a model without a handle as well, something that would be stationary.
Artistic brass, are the words I would use to describe the work of Pietro Russo. There is definitely a common thread in these stunning pieces, that being the use of brass. I love the geometric precision of these objects. Lighting, furniture and interiors are just some of the pictures you are viewing here. Most of his work is in limited editions and I am sure they are produced with the utmost quality and attention to detail. The details in these interiors and furniture pieces are stunning and that is what makes a piece unique. Walnut and brass, ya, they play very well together.
I have always loved Porcelain art in what ever from it maybe take. I have a growing collection of German pieces that look so good when grouped together. Porcelain has many properties and Ábel Lakatos from Budapest, Hungary has leaned to use these properties to make beautiful and functional art. The Porcelain Chandelier is truly a thing of beauty. The positive for casting was made of glass. It gives a smoother surface and emables fine, geometric shapes. Could you imagine this design on a larger scale? the Polyunomi cup also allows light to shine through certain areas. The clear glaze was only added to the inside allowing a rougher outer exterior. This allows for a more secure grip.
If you stay at this modern bed and breakfast by Bea Mombaers, you are not only going to be surrounded by amazing mid century modern pieces of furniture and art but you can take them home with you if you want. These pieces can be purchased after your stay. Just think your visits could be totally different as the decor would change as old pieces left and new pieces took their place. I have recently posted about several places like this where people live or can stay and the interiors function as a gallery of sorts. Is this a new trend? Is the idea, that you can try living with these pieces first? Try before you buy I guess, I wonder if they have a you brake you buy it policy.