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.
The sometimes boring scene of ceramic wall tiles is brightening up these days. Here, in Belgium, we are immersed in chocolate throughout the year. But chocolate on the walls, we hadn’t seen it yet.With the Valencian studio MUT it is finally a reality.Inspired by chocolate bars, in its texture, production process and how these melt … Continue reading “Onza tiles – Don’t lick your walls”
Housed in a mall surrounded of Art Galleries, Iconik Gallery offers vintage furniture from the last century.Favoring originality and quality, Laurent is searching for goods. With her acute sense of aesthetics, Magali photographs and showcases all of these findings. Their beautiful collection is visible on www.designaddict.com or on the website www.iconikgallery.com
Like many creative people, we like when an object gives us the opportunity to change its configuration. It’s the case of these lighting beams designed by Wisse Trooster and Troy Reugebrink from Qoowl. Thanks to an ingenious magnet system, “Per Meter – Pendant” or “Per Meter – Wall” can be positioned rather freely and the direction of … Continue reading “‘Per Meter 01’ Light by the meter”
Alex Shirley-Smith founded Tentsile on a simple idea – build a treehouse that is portable, eco-friendly, and that inspires your imagination.At six-year-old, he saw the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest on the BBC news. A few weeks later, his grandmother took him to see Return of the Jedi.The Ewok tree village on Endor planted an … Continue reading “Tentsile tree tents”
As the holiday season is approaching fast, this is a topic that seems appropriate. We know that some people, seeing this champagne glass, will think “And so what? It’s just a glass, nothing fancy here.” But of course design is not only about forms! The exercise done here by Claesson Koivisto Rune touches the essence … Continue reading “Claesson Koivisto Rune Optimum Champagne glass”
More and more dealers are shifting from traditional shops to more personal spaces where they can work, live and share their passion for art and design. Through their online gallery, they can reach out to new clients, and then offer to welcome them in a privileged setting.Atena Design has adopted this new model “Live in … Continue reading “The home gallery : a new concept is born”
The distinct shape of this table mortar is inspired by archetypical millstones. It is both, a closable container for spices and a grinder. Manufactured from marble, the product stands for longevity and quality. With its sculptural appearance it does not need to be hidden in cupboards – it is an everyday product designed as a … Continue reading “Mark Braun Table Mortar for Hem”
Founded in 1979 in Lubián, a small Spanish village nested in the mountains bordering Portugal, the PICO PAO workshop was born in a house that sheltered a wife and six children. The poverty of her children, her genius to use waste material and skilled craftsmanship led her to make the best toys that a child … Continue reading “Ludus Ludi Las Escaleras – Let’s play!”
We appreciate it when designers seize a common object that’s already almost perfect to push to its limits.Chengtao Yi and Bryan Wong are New York-based industrial designers. One of their latest creations is a very simple pencil sharpener.
Gallery Sofie Lachaert celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibition entitled “Not just a bowl of cherries”, an allusion to the expression “life is just a bowl of cherries”. No less than 40 artists were inspired by this expression.The bowl is naturally one of the first objects invented by man. This is the materialization as … Continue reading “Exhibition “Not just a bowl of cherries””