For the past 20 years, Jos Devriendt has been working with the mushroom as an archetypal form translated into functional sculpture. Part of an ongoing series known as Night and Day, Jos Devriendt’s lamps express his interest in the ways in which time and atmosphere can transform our perception of objects and contexts. Deftly rendered … Continue reading “Space Horizon 24 B”
Back from New-York Design WeekThe Coexist Coffee Table is made of a slab of white venato Italian marble with two pure brass cubes holding up the surface.One of the cubes rests on its edge, playing with balance, perspective and geometry to achieve the effect.The pieces fit seamlessly together in harmonious balance capturing the weight of … Continue reading “COEXIST Marble & Brass Coffee Table”
Unveiled in 1999 at the Paris Furniture Show, this chair was immediately noticed by Giulio Cappellini. That was the beginning of my collaboration with this major house. Using an innovative technique, it is entirely built with multi-colored sheets of resin bonded by ultrasound. The contrast between its sober lines and psychedelic colors softened by the … Continue reading “Rainbow Chair”
Fantastic, daring, and acutely colorful are words that describe the innovative work of Italian artist Jacopo Foggini. Working with a machine of his own invention, Foggini heats metacrylate, a polymer derivative, to volcanic temperatures in order to create thick, colorful threads he molds by hand into lit art. Foggini sites the magic of childhood and … Continue reading “Brilli – Model E”
This week in MilanDesigner / Christopher Coombes & Cristiana Giopato Manufacturer / Giopato & Coombes This sculptural piece uses metal and artisan Murano glass to create a multifaceted wall light.Numerous components work in harmony, projecting direct or indirect light about the Gioielli, with each element bearing its own special characteristics.The emerald green light has a battuto … Continue reading “Gioielli Wall Light”
The work consists of 522 Italian Travertine Silver blocks and a framed hand-drawn construction drawing.The blocks have been cut and sanded into 10 different basic shapes, based on children’s wooden toy blocks. These are built into a construction, based on the construction drawing on black paper.The blocks are not affixed in any way, but placed … Continue reading “Construction III”
PAD PARIS (5-8 April) Galerie BSLThe ‘Crescent Loveseat’ is a contemporary reinterpretation of several major classics from the 50’s.The comfortable crescent shaped design offers soft, pure yet flexible lines enhanced by the contrast of fabrics.The back that resembles a cape envelops the loveseat enhancing its cozy aspect and completing the attire.The small size of this … Continue reading “‘Crescent Lovseat’”
The work ‘Dancing Stones’ from Gerard Kuijpers is the result of extensive purification. The steel and stone reach their ultimate essences. The steel being as strong as never before; the stone radiates its heaviness. This piece of art shows how the stone, even in complete rest, never loses the potential of movement. ‘Dancing Stones’ consists … Continue reading “Dancing Stones”
Flora lamp is a balanced composition of geometric cantilevered shapes, composed of brass, glass, and our unique Flora Perma material. A glass globe offsets the body, offering a soft dimmable light source. Flora Perma: The body of the lamp is carefully machined to reveal the intricate and complex beauty of the cross sections of flowers, … Continue reading “Flora Lamp”
This beautiful molded glass carafe was particularly noticed at the last fair in Milan.GLASS SERIESmaterial: glasstechnique: glass blowingyear: 2017dimensions: 195x130x310mmVítor Agostinho is a ceramic designer with a relevant experience in cookware products to industry. Recently he starts to reorient his work for a more personalized and artistic development as a result of his investigation in … Continue reading “POLIEDRO #56”
As guest of honour at imm cologne 2017, Todd Bracher, the New York-based product designer, will produce a distinctively spacious and architectural design for the design event “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”. Under a floating roof will stand two interwoven, starkly different frames – one a large space surrounded by bookshelves as walls and a semi-transparent shell, … Continue reading “Todd Bracher guest of honour at imm cologne 2017”
Product’s details: – Date : 2008 – In collaboration with Anthony van den Bossche – Client : ARTISTS SPACE, New York – Curator : Alexandra Midal – Materials : glass blown & thermoformed, water pump, joints – Dimensions : Medium 73 x 45 x 91 cm Large 162 x 73 x 100 cm Work & … Continue reading “Local River”
Jaime Hayon presents a new collection of objects for Cassina inspired by the organic shapes of Le Corbusier’s architectures and primitive arts: four table centrepieces, a tray made up of two coffee bean shapes and two small side tables, all produced in solid ash-wood stained black with a low-gloss finish.The “Réaction Poétique” Collection remains true … Continue reading “Jaime Hayon ‘Réaction Poétique’ for Cassina”
We were in Prague for a few days on the occasion of the exhibition “Chimera” at the Meet Factory to which Patrick participates. Of course, we took advantage of this occasion to discover some aspects of vintage design offered by the Czech capital. If you have the chance to visit this beautiful city, we recommend a visit to … Continue reading “Glimpse of Prague”
TAO (Trace Architecture Office), one of the most active contemporary architectural firms in China, has built the Rockview Tea House. Located in an abandoned quarry at Tashan Park, the natural landscape park in Weihai is open to the public for free.
It’s a breathtaking discovery that experts from Artcurial auction house did when they were asked to appraise a car lot rotting for decades in a farmhouse in the French countryside. This incredible treasure would have a value of more than € 20 million.The cars were collected from the 50s to the 70s by Roger Baillon … Continue reading “The incredible car collection of Roger Baillon”
It is difficult to add a function that makes sense to a category of object as archetypal as tableware. Yet Japanese office Nendo attempts to do it.Here’s what they say about it: “Cooking utensils such as pots and frying pans have handles, but tableware such as plates and bowls do not. We have designed plates … Continue reading “Nendo Totte-Plate for by | n”
As you probably know, Massimo Vignelli passed away a few months ago. With his wife Lella, he was one of the greatest 20th century designers. His talent was expressed as much in the field of graphic design in that of product design. Today, many testimonials inspired by his work are showing up. A small website recently appeared … Continue reading “Tribute to Massimo Vignelli”
David Galvañ and Manuel Bañó, designers and founders of LaSelva design studio have developed a concrete accessories collection for a Mexican company called Más. Radial vase is divided in two materials, a heavy base in concrete and a light top in metal. The metal piece can be extracted from the concrete so the user can fill it up with water and then put it … Continue reading “MÁS concrete collection”
As you can imagine, here at Design Addict we receive daily a significant amount of emails announcing the release of new products. Most of them are boring. Fortunately, from time to time we have the opportunity to get excited. Today, with the new series of objects by Lee West. I admit I looked at my piggy bank with … Continue reading “Lee West Objects”
Most vintage design lovers came across, one day or another, one of those nice audio furniture manufactured mostly in the 50s and 60s. It is very rare that they are still functional and, if it’s the case, the technical equipment and the sound quality no longer correspond to our current listening habits.But from now on Søbel, a new … Continue reading “Søbel turns outdated radios into high-end connected furniture”
The capital of Europe is a sure bet for antiques and design. In the popular neighborhood of the Marolles, vintage enthusiasts crisscross the “Vieux Marché”, the famous daily flea market that takes place on the « place du jeu de balle ». A little further on, in search of fabulous finds, the bargain hunters descend … Continue reading “Brussels Design September – Vintage Route”
Any excuse is good to create new carpet patterns. Why not take inspiration from the okapi? This is what Claesson Koivisto Rune did for this new woven carpet in 100% wool designed for Asplund.
In our series “personalities”, we present various players of the design scene which you regularly see the name on Design Addict. Through some questions and answers, we try to discover more about who they are, their careers and their interests.Today, Mo Rachidi, owner of Maroc Tribal in London. What brought you to vintage design?
We all use everyday tools. At work or at home. To measure, communicate, watch etc. The tools are extensions of ourselves, designed to enable us to overcome the limitations of our bodies.They are not always complex tools involving high technology. Some are actually simple things we use every day. They save us time and make life easier, … Continue reading “Exhibition ‘About Tools: Extending our reach’”
By combining an oblong LED light diffuser and a cone shaped base with the help of magnets, French designer Marc Venot has created for Normann Copenhagen this innovative lamp called « Acrobat » that can be placed in a large number of positions.This is what Marc Venot says about his design: ”An acrobat is someone … Continue reading “Marc Venot Acrobat lamp”
Levity is a minimal and poetic flexible light. An LED source is enclosed within a flexible loop which drapes across a metal frame. Feelings of both lightness and gravity are evoked by the loop’s gentle form. The light radiates through a woven textile exterior, giving a sense of softness and familiarity. Truly Truly is a design … Continue reading “Levity by Studio Truly Truly”
We are not so much interested in hi-tech goodies here. But we love music and B&O is a company that has produced for decades audio systems that have become great design classics. So we always keep an eye on their new creations.One of the most recent is the BeoSound Moment which includes a detachable and … Continue reading “Navigating on wood – BeoSound Moment”
Benjamin Hubert of design agency Layer has created Charge Tray, a collection of ceramic trays with an integrated induction charging system for Italian ceramics brand Bitossi Ceramiche. Charge Tray minimises the visual impact of technology in the home and enables easy wireless charging of technology devices, including both mobile phones and tablets. The trays can also be used to display … Continue reading “Benjamin Hubert/Layer Charge Trays”
Wood is not very often used in lighting design. Yet the heat of the material and the light it reflects are appreciated. Now that the choice of led bulbs with low heat emission is becoming broader, we should see this renewable material increasingly used in the field of lighting.