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Stitch-Up Your Chair

Posted in design, furniture design, product design, sustainable design with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by anonimiss

Liked this concept for ‘stitch your own furniture’ by designer Oscar Nunez. Apart from being a low-cost option, this could also be developed into an eco-friendly product. A really potent idea…..

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Our Little White Sofa

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2008 by anonimiss

Simplicity is the key factor in all of Christian Vivanco designs; always in search by the unification, not only of forms or surfaces, but of functions and uses, customs and necessities, always trying to create something simple, something beautiful. Something that becomes apparent with ‘our little white sofa’. The sofa, designed for both outdoor and indoor use, was conceptualised while searching for an all-together furniture, but at the same time looking for a new expression for this kind of piece. I want one!!

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Get ‘Boxed’ into this Seat

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , on September 24, 2008 by anonimiss

‘The Box’ designed by Pieter Jamart, is quite a wacky piece of furniture. In the first glance, it looks like a normal cardboard carton but on a closer inspection, you’ll observe that it’s soft and that you can sit on it. I like it, though so many of them in a space would make the space look more like a warehouse! Of course, it would be great for a context-specific interior design.

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Just Throw me a Line…..

Posted in furniture design, interior design, product design with tags , , , , on September 21, 2008 by anonimiss

In designing the “Line” furniture system, designer Aykut Erol uses a single no-break line, to transport a work table, hanger, bookshelf, wine rack, CD rack, TV stand and lighting unit to your living space. Minimalism at its purest, the potential for storage is infinite and can be adapted to home or office.Loved it!

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A Workplace that ‘Waves’ Out to You

Posted in interior design with tags , , , , on September 21, 2008 by anonimiss

Japanese designers Nendo have designed this really nice office space in Tokyo. The designers “wanted the usual spaces and functions – meeting space, management, workspace and storage – to be separate but also to maintain a sense of connection between them. To achieve this effect we divided the space with walls that seem to sag and flop like a piece of cloth held up between two hands, enclosing the various spaces more than the usual office dividers but less than actual walls.”

Well few practical problems apart (where do they never exist?) I loved the spaces created by the partitions, almost wave-like, though with a ‘rigid’ fluidity (talk of paradoxs) which i guess is essential in workspaces.

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Cardboard Lamps

Posted in interior design, product design with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2008 by anonimiss

Loved both these cardboard lamps – Not a Box and Not a Lamp – designed by David Grass. Simple, with a do-it-yourself feel and a little gimmicky. Found them at HUH.

‘Signterior’ Design

Posted in graphic design, interior design with tags , , on September 1, 2008 by anonimiss

The ‘Signterior Project’ by A-Asterix is quite interesting. The architect has designed the interiors with emphasis on signage that would guide people through three key areas – the shopping zone, the SOHO zone and the office zone. With several entrances and several elevators, the buiding itself was quite complex, where people could easily get lost. Hence the ‘signterior’ concept.

Though I must say the idea is quite interesting, I feel that’s not enough to design a huge space as this, the white spaces with patches of colors here and there look too clinical. Plus, if the building itself is so complex, needing such an elaborate and ‘in-your face’ signage, there must be a flaw somewhere in the architectural conceptualization itself…..However, it is an idea worth appreciation for its freshness.

Cardboard Interiors

Posted in interior design with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by anonimiss

dARCH Studio has designed this amazing retail outlet for Yiorgos Elftheriades’ Yeshop in Athens, whose highlight is a beautifully sculpted display wall installation. The wall is composed entirely of re-purposed packaging cartons and is built around the existing furniture in the space to give a seamless, streamlined effect. 1,500 pieces of 5mm thick corrugated cardboard were cut into strips and pasted along one of the shop walls and were integrated with illuminated built-in boxes to highlight products. The handmade, biomorphic instalation is made using eco-friendly material.

I liked the fluidity of the design and the way it blends with the rest of the space. And the fact that the material is recyclable makes me give it a thumbs-up.

via InHabitat

Graphical Spaces

Posted in interior design with tags , on August 21, 2008 by anonimiss

Kind of liked this classroom interior project by Jurgen Bey for the ROC Professional Training Institute in the Netherlands. While I liked this portion (even this is quite a large area) designed by Bey, with its gray and white tones combined with graphical images taken from text books, I was quite aghast when I learned almost all of the institute has such ‘different’ spaces designed by different designers. Now, I’m not saying the other spaces aren’t good, they are….(check this out and this one) but I think good design in a modest proportion is good, but too much of anything would only result in visual chaos and an almost graffiti-like look, which I’m not sure is apt for an institute. Not all need agree with me though…..

Back to School

Posted in architecture, interior design with tags , , , on August 18, 2008 by anonimiss

Loved this Kindergarten designed by 70ºN Arkitektur The design was developed for a competetion and were  completed in 2006. The idea was to provide adjustable spaces, allowing each room to be converted into a totally different space by moving few walls(one end of each of which is on wheels). And there are several buit-in features which offer several functionalities to the space. The space looks great from outside as well as inside…..I loved the openings so much. Makes me want to revisit my childhood!

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