Collection Particuliere has an impressive collection of modern objects and furniture. I appreciate the exploration of combining different materials. Natural stone in different types add a sense of heft to the objects and are used to anchor some. The SUMO coffee table caught my attention with the integration of two materials it is visually pleasing. I also like the embedded fruit bowl, the lattice work lets the viewer see what is in the bowl without having to look into it.
I was recently invited by Bosch and Dwell to participate in a summit to discuss the evolution of the modern kitchen. The first night started with a beach side dinner as we got to know the good people from Bosch and Dwell along with the other attendees. The next day was full of discussion and learning.
Galerie Kreo produces and showcases original work by Contemporary designers in a different rage of mediums. I came across their website and was instantly drawn to their “SHOWS”. The displays that are produced to highlight these designers are quite pleasing to look at and probably even better in person. The statement “operating like a ‘design laboratory” dedicated to research” is consistent with the term “Contemporary designers” as the designers are experimenting as they design.
I recently discovered Jeremy Briddell Pottery and was taken with the shapes and textures that he has achieved. The groupings are amazing, as a group they create a larger work that has more of a presence. All of these pieces could stand on their own but there is something about grouping. I love the textures and colors that are represented, I can only imagine the years of testing and experimenting it took to coax the glazes to do what he wants. Make sure to visit his site, there are plenty of pieces to wrap your head around.
I have always loved Oblica’s interpretation of the modern fireplace. I am sure we have all seen one of these designs as we bookmark and pin our favorite interior images. Our winter has been pretty mild but I can’t help to think that a wood burning stove would have to help with the heating bills.The GyroFocus has to be my favorite fireplace, there is just something about the causer shape, almost iconic.
The Silt Collection by Gautier Pelegrin is minimal precision. These simple yet precise vessels are beautiful not only in shape but in patina and color. The traditional material of unglazed Purple Clay is what gives these pieces their wonderful color. The clay is more common used in tiny and elaborate teapots in China to serve green tea.
“This unglazed material has the effect of softening the taste of the water in the same way as activated charcoal. This occurs whether you are serving tea, coffee water or wine and as purple clay is a completely natural material, each piece will be unique and differ slightly in color.”