The K-1 stationery kit designed by Maxim Scherbakov. K-1 means “Konstruktor-1″. The name was inspired by Soviet construction toys. I like that a toy can also create a functional pieces of organization for your desktop. In a way I see them as logos for big kids. This idea has so many possibilities with so many material choices. I do know that if I had one of these on my desk it could be some what of a distraction. It would be cool to make a different structure everyday for a year and then make a movie from it.
Bitossi is a household name if you are into mid century modern or Italian ceramics. I recently came across an article over at invasioni. They have some amazing images of the factory where it all started. It looks as thought many things have not changed. The styling and designs have changed but the process looks to be the same. I love seeing the shelves full of different styles. The shelves remain me of a history or catalogue, what I wouldn’t give to wonder through or have a tour of this historic facility.
Thomas Bohle is an extremely talented ceramicist and artist. I can’t remember how I came across his work but I glad I did. The precision and exactness creates a minimalist silhouette only to reveal some amazing details in texture and execution. The drip glaze looks like it is alive and still moving but gladly frozen in time. I love the combination of matte and gloss, it is a perfect juxtaposition of textures.
I typically don’t post a lot of modern HiFi here on Plastolux but there was something about this piece that I really liked. The Wren HiFi M1 Console represents a type of rebirth or reinvented console from the past. I like the combination of materials, the black white and wood work so well together. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into one of these units. This updated design has all of the modern audio features that we use today. There is a long list of features that I will not post here so make sure to jump over to their site if you are a audio junkie.
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.