Sunday, April 26, 2009
Job & Nienke (Studio Job) explain their concept: "we used the icon and religion as canvas and metaphor to visualize and express how our 'high culture’ becomes more fantastic by the minute. the abstract truth is more exciting than physical evidence. in many ways that's a great source of inspiration." Really a great exhibition in a special location.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 11:40 AM
Great projects at the beautiful location La Pelota, centre of Milan, for the UK Established and Sons group. This year the products were exhibited inside a special wood costruction from Nex architects of London. I loved the Quilt chair by the Bourellec brothers (top right).
Posted by Anna and Co. at 11:38 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
this is a really interesting time. The International Furniture Fair in Milan will begin next week and we all wonder how much impact the actual economic crisis will have on the design world.
I promise you a full report from the design scene once I am back!!
Posted by Anna and Co. at 7:12 AM
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Dutch newspaper NRC Dagblad sells a limited collection of ceramic cups designed by dutch designers for the Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum. Above you see Studio Job set of cups. Inspired by the russian matrioskas and old dutch farm images (plus some humour), Job and Nienke decided to place themself on the cups, the result? a new Dutch matrioska!
has chosen for a minimal approach. He simply captured the essence of the skin colours of the beautiful Dutch Lakenvelders cows.
Studio Makkink & Bey designed cups with no front of back, their theme is "slow gardening" and "slo-car". See more sets here.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 5:34 AM
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Designer and friend Tina Roeder had her first solo exhibition at the Appel Design Gallery in Berlin. At "White billion Chairs 33", you could see a collections of old and rare monoblock chairs. Each chair was individually perforated (up to thousands holes each) and sanded in order to give them a new life and appreciation. The Monoblock’s beauty lies in its democratic concept -it’s the most sold chair worldwide, everyone can own it. The project is an attempt to reveal the beauty of that idea and to make visible what lies beneath the surface. A mass product made into a limited edition raises the question of its material and immaterial/societal/cultural/aesthetical/ethical values. Very nice work Tina!!
Posted by Anna and Co. at 10:48 AM
Campane is the name of this delicate and poetic table lamp in blown glass and corian, by french designer Guillaume Delvigne. The lamps and other designer works can be seen at the exhibition "Jeunes Pousses" organized by the ToolsGalerie in Paris till may 2009.