Archive for interior design

Funk Chair- Fun Chair

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , on January 27, 2009 by anonimiss

Cory Grosser’s ‘Funk Chair’ really made me smile – its different, its good looking and its fun -a good choice for a post after a long break.

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Expand your Bookcase

Posted in design with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by anonimiss

Designer Reinier de Jong has designed this wonderfully simple bookcase that expands with your book collection. Loved it!
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When a Group of Chairs become a Bench…..

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , on November 5, 2008 by anonimiss

Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture has designed this unique bench. Its actually six chairs bound together by a plank of wood running through on top. The designer says – “A chair+ a (duck-legged) chair+ a chair+ a chair+ a chair+ a chair ⇒ a bench.”  Now, that’s a real interesting way to perceive a bench. Sort of in the lines of my earlier post – 100 Chairs in 100 Days. I like!

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A ‘Dolled’ Up Wall…..

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

Ryuji Nakamura is a much awarded architect in Japan, and not without reason. The ‘garden’ designed by him just mesmerized me! ‘garden’ is a wall mural for an office that flows through the entire space, weaving a path strewn with dolls in various postures, converting the walls into a garden for the dolls. A truly unique and engaging concept!

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Leaf Chapel

Posted in architecture, interior design with tags , , , , on October 15, 2008 by anonimiss

The Leaf chapel designed by Klein Dytham architecture sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji. The chapel is formed by 2 leaves – one glass, one steel – which have seemingly fluttered to the ground. The glass leaf with its delicate lace pattern motif emulates a pergola and the structure holding it up reminds one of the veins of a leaf which slowly become thinner the further they get from the central stem. The white steel leaf, perforated with 4700 holes, each of which hold an acrylic lens, is similar to bride’s veil made of delicate lace. Light filters through the lenses and projects a lace pattern onto the white fabric inside. At the end of the ceremony when the groom lifts the bride’s veil for the legendary kiss the ‘steel veil’ magically opens too, revealing the pond and the enchanting nature beyond.

Well, I’ve lifted the entire text from the designers’ website…..I guess the structure needed the detailed description to be fully appreciated. I quite liked the idea, it is both modern and baroquish at the same time. And it is a refreshing new way of looking at a chapel, both architecturally and spiritually.

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Go Paint the Cinema Red!

Posted in interior design with tags , , , on September 30, 2008 by anonimiss

I just love the new Light House Cinema at Smithfield in Dublin, Ireland designed by Dublin’s award-winning DTA Architects. Light House cinema has been a bit of an institution in Dublin. It started showing Irish, independent, foreign-language, art house and classic cinema 20 years ago, closed in 1966, and re-opened this summer in its new, customized space.The new design capitalizes on existing assets of the theater and adds its own extra charm, blurring the line(design-wise)  between a theater and an art museum. Beautiful!

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A Chair with No ‘Body’?

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

The ‘Nobody’ chair designed by KOMPLOT DESIGN refers to the ‘shadow’ side of the chair’s life -when it is not in use and covered with a piece of cloth. The cover blurs the shape of the cloth while also making an allusion to it. But on the KOMPLOT “cover” one can sit without the “chair” underneath. The cover is empty – the chair is taken away, but cloth still remembers the chair and keeps the shape of it. A very interesting concept……almost with an eerie edge!

The ‘Nobody’ chair is produced in one single process by thermo pressing the polymer fiber – PET felt mat (without any kind of the frame). The production process neither demands any additives like glues or resins, nor any additional materials like screws or reinforcements. PET felt is 100% recyclable material produced mainly of used soda/water bottles.

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