• Posts Tagged ‘design’

    Slightly French and very Brazilian” is how premium furniture and household accessory brand Cremme defines itself on its website. The firm was founded in São Paolo in 2013 by two young French entrepreneurs, Hadrien Lelong and Pierre Colnet. Cremme products are available in-store and on the internet, and are inspired...

    In May at the Brooklyn Expo Center in the Greenpoint neighborhood, the design fair Bklyn Designs is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City and one of the anchors of the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative. It showcased the wares of designers from the trendsetting  borough, which, according to some accounts, gave...

    Four powder-coated steel rings align vertically to resemble the crinoline, a 19th century hoop skirt. The 180 multi-colored polyester threads which connect to the rings enhance the image of the skirt to where we can envision the woman wearing it. Like much of Dutch designer Susanne de Graef’s work, her lighting...

    Italian designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the godfathers of the first beautifully designed bathroom, presented their collection Kartell by Laufen in the Brera showroom during Milan Design Week 2017. The partnership began in 2013 and out of it came a new revolutionary material: SaphirKeramik, a material that...

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    “People are asking for something more than architecture.” These words, spoken during DesignTalks, seemed to remain ever present under the gray sky and Icelandic rain as we prepared for our guided tour the following day for this issue’s In Time journey. Pink Iceland, whose no-judgments-allowed policy makes it a...

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    The movers and shakers of the design industry once again set the world’s stage at the Milan Design Week with a bang, presenting the newest international furnishing debuts from all the big names. However, it’s not just the next line that attracts attention to the most important annual design fair – Milan is where ideas...

    When you find yourself desperate to produce the next best chair or the most-talked-about piece of architecture, and you’ve reached the point of complete disconnect with the heart of humanity and its link to nature, go to Iceland. “This is the only place where I go to reboot,” said Paul Bennett, chief creative officer...

    “Before I make the first sketch, it’s important to know the company’s DNA, about its production possibilities and what makes the company unique,” Mutsch told ArchiExpo. ”It should make sense the product is for this specific company to manufacture.” When Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch creates for a company, he allows...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

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    Drawing is the first step to brainstorming as much as it’s the final form of an idea. On the one hand, drawing can be regarded as an act of personal meditation, and on the other, it’s a format of visual communication. Like the expression “back to the drawing board” suggests, drawing is a process of research, aiding...

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