Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pallares chair by Carlos Cordoba

The Pallares chair is result form a long research for new material form natural fibers. The research is started at the University of Narino Columbia in the Department of Design. The result from this research is the material used for creating the Pallares chair. Combination of natural tetera fibers also known as “Stromanthea luthea” and polyester resin make this material available , that is perfect and well used form craftsmen’s and designers all over the world now. One of them is Carlos Cordoba who created this fantastic chair.

 The Pallares chair is constructed form 3 perfectly identical parts. Each part is casted form the fibers as they come in large variety of colors. After we have the three parts we can construct the chair. The assembly is very easy just snap the parts together. We can match or mix the colors of the parts. The disassembly is also easy. The chair is perfect for small rooms and spaces saving usable space. The chair is designed for children form age 3 to 5.  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The whaletone piano by Robert Majkut

This is the whaletone piano designed by the Polish designer Robert Majkut. The design of the piano is like a big whale just coming out of the water. Robert Majkut tried to make a perfectly recognizable and different from everything created till now but in the same time still looking like a piano. What's more is that the piano is completely professional and make the perfect sounds. The piano is filled with technologies and extras. 

It has a list of 500 embedded sounds also a big collection of sound variations and uses the Super Natural Piano technology. The professional piano has a stunning ivory keyboard.  There are different colors for the finish of the piano, but the Model Grande is the two-colored piano with black and white. With only the push of a button the electrically control piano case is open. Some of the other features of this outstanding design piano are the LED display, CD player, possibility of adding option sounds equalizer and others. 

The Whaleton piano has an amplifier constructed form four chambers helping for stronger sound. This piano is amazing with no doubt and will fit perfectly in any stage for professionals of inside of your home for interior design purposes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Colors in the interior Part II

     The colors in the kid’s room should be different from the colors in other areas. We must take into account the age of the children. In general, the environment should cheer and encourage children to be happy, joyful and energetic to play games. Preferred colors depending on age, red and orange for younger children and yellow and green for older must be covered sufficiently. If the room is designed for children of different ages, we choose the basic tone as desire of the smaller, since they spend more time in the room than old ones. Different wishes of several children can be combined in harmonious combination with the selection of decorative fabrics or by construction of a decorative wall / grid /. Here we must use the rule, as these colors are more vivid and powerful the spots colored with them should be smaller. The walls, floor, ceiling and all furniture and objects must create an active ensemble which affects the psychological and physiological condition of the children.

The living room is a room where the family spent their free time and evenings. She must be comfortable and cozy, but at the same time with stimulating and refreshing effect. Furniture and decorative fabrics are crucial when choosing a base color. It should contain warm tones - from yellow to red. The color of the ceiling should be light so it does not act us depressing. According to the size of the room we can select color with red and blue nuances. Supporting colors are imported with ornamental fabrics, art objects and indoor plants. Suitable combinations are: ivory and light gray as the main color and red-brown, gray-green, yellow, blue, brown, orange and green-blue as additional colors.

    The kitchen should be bright and clean. Appropriate colors are white, green and blue. The choice of color is determined by the furniture and layout of the room. If the furniture is white the green colors are suitable. With the admixture of yellow we will get warmer, and with blue - colder tones. Very important in this situation is the exhibition of the room. In northern exposure the preferably shade is warmer, and for the south - the cold ones. Colorful kitchen furniture look best against the walls in light gray or ivory. Additional colors with greater saturation are imported with curtains or flooring, as well as colorful dishes, colorful tablecloths and cushions for chairs.
    The bathroom must emits purity and freshness, but not cold. When we choose colors for the bathroom we must consider what is the lightening , because usually the bathrooms are lightened 100% artificially. Appropriate colors are yellow, orange or green, considerably lightened with white. If the bathroom is lined with tiles, ceiling and walls must harmonize with the color of the tiles. Thus, for white tiles we can use beige or green, while for green tiles preferably ivory or very light red. Black tiles / by themselves / are effective even with only gaps in white or ivory. Therefore, any other colors on the ceiling or upper walls should be avoided. If the bathroom is small, we must paint ceilings and walls in one color. The contrasts are achieved through the bath, sink and more.  

First part of this article can be found at: Colors in interior part I

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Loopita Exteriores by Victor Aleman

      The designer of this breath taking modern furniture is Victor Aleman. He is an industrial designer that is surprisingly young for what he achieved so far. Victor Aleman works in Mexico City. His main concept is collaboration between hi tech technologies and handmade designs. His specialties are Industrial Design, 3D modeling and Interior Design. A lot of his work is social and eco friendly orientated. The Loopita Exteriores is no exception.

     The design is smart and beautiful. The shape and form were created using computer assisted drawings. Then every part is cut in a CNC Machine for best precision for using as little as possible wood material. After that every module is finished by hand for perfection. All the parts are connected together with a small connection pieces that are hidden between the rails of the parts. The construction of the Loopita Exteriores is looping from one end to another creating two seated bench. On each side one person can comfortably sit or even lay down to relax. For added comfort on every piece of the modular system is added
padded pillow. In conclusion we can say that the Loopita Exteriores is great piece of modern furniture that will look perfectly near the pool or in the garden.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Metamorphosis Shelf by Sebastian Errazuriz

We are presenting to you a very special design. This is the Metamorphosis shelf. The designer of this shelf is Sebastian Errazuriz. He is Chilean born in 1977 that is raised in London but now is working in New York. He always tried to design furniture that is attractive and will attract attention of the people to them. The 
metamorphosis self is no exception. 

      The shelf is made from Baltic birch wood. What's make the furniture even unique is that every piece of it is handmade. The design is presenting like a big piece of tree branch with many little ramifications of this branch. The finish color of the Metamorphosis shelf is black. This won't fit in every home interior but if it does it is great addition to it. 

   The shelf itself is design to keep generally books and magazines but will be great place and for all the small stuff you want to present to your guests as it is sure they will look at that shelf. The designer completed his idea of unique furniture with this handmade shelf and also the eye-catching look. The shelf is part of a bigger collection of furniture set with the same design. We will present you very soon with his tree table.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

KOTORI Umbrella Lamps

Those are the KOTORI lamp that is inspired by the look and materials of the umbrellas. They are designed from the Japanese design studio call the same KOTORI. What is interesting is this story is that the factory first was producing only umbrellas. Now they make umbrellas and modern lamps based on the traditional Japanese umbrellas. The KATORI lamps are made from bamboo trams that are handmade, the sides are made from washi paper, and the production technique is the same that is used in umbrella production. The shade of the lamps can be folded away. The KATORI lamps are very modern and will fit any contemporary home. The lamps combine the beauty and passion for perfection of Japanese culture.

 The lamps can be found in different colors white, black, purple orange and others. The KATORI company offer to their customers a huge variety of lamps, with special order everyone can order lamp with different form and shape. What’s more you can choose your own color for the lamp.
If you want something traditional as the Japanese umbrellas for your home that look modern and even little historical you can count on KOTORI umbrellas lamps.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Interior lighting Part II

Light for reading, knitting, embroidery and other occupations and activities

It can be achieved by hanging lamp, wall lamp with extended arm, as light is brought to the middle of the group or through a floor lamp. In the dining area typically are placed hanging lamps - single or in groups over the table. In this situation the table must be fully lit and the light source must be completely covered so it doesn't irritate the human eye. For writing in the workplace must be provided two types of lighting - diffuse and concentrated. In such combined illumination we must avoid the sharp contrast between the brightly-lit work area and the rest, sunk in the darkness of the room area.
Lighting at the workplace can be implemented in several ways:
  •  by standing lamp with two light sources, as the one is directed to a wall or ceiling of the room in which we work;
  •  by a light source focused at the workplace;
  •  by table lamps with the same options as in the first case;
  •  by standing or table lamps with focused light directed to spots in cases where it is used for general illumination of the room.

 Lighting for the work area can be sufficient with lamp of 60 watts. Dazzling light reflected from the white surface of paper, will be falling straight into the eyes, this is acting very adversely to the vision. 
In addition to the bedroom lighting it is necessary for us to provide local illumination - over the beds and dressing table. The local illumination over the beds is very important. It is implemented in different ways: with lamps placed on bedside tables, or lamps attached to the wall above the bed. It is best bedside lamps to be equipped with lampshades that provide focused and concentrated light that help to not interfere with other occupants in the room and leave them to sleep without bothering them. The light source should be with a normal intensity, i.e. one that is "whatever is necessary for reading". It is harmful for the eyes when we use lamps with small bulbs.
      Another important point with local lighting in the bedroom is the dressing table. The main purpose of the lighting here is the light on the mirror. Light sources placed on both sides of the mirror must have a soft diffused light and must be located at head height. We mustn’t forget and the possibility of lightening for reading, knitting, embroidery and other occupations and activities. It can be done by hanging lamp, wall lamp with extended arm, as the light is brought to the middle of the group or through a floor lamp. In the dining area are usually placed hanging lamps - single or in groups over the table. In this situation the table must be fully lit and the light source has to be completely closed. 
      The number and location of lighting fixtures depends from the shape of the table. In round or square table they are grouped around the center, and when the table is rectangular or oval they are placed linear. For lighting in the workplace of the student is valid everything we said for the daily workplace. In addition to the lighting of a kitchen we need to add and local lighting over the work area. If you provide only general lighting, shadow of the worker will fall on the desktop and will interfere his work. Light sources are located so that the light beam is directed on the desktop, but does not fall directly into the eyes of the worker.

First part of this article can be found here: 
Interior lighting part I
Interior lighting part III

Monday, April 11, 2011

VW Bulli the successor of T1

When looking for first time at horsepower we can make the associations with the legendary model of Volkswagen T1.  The T1 is the symbol of the hippies, but now the modern youths can plug there iPod or browse internet directly in their car.  There is a central monitor in the car that is touch screen. Through that central monitor you can control everything in this modern looking car. The Bulli will be based on the platform of Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf 7. 

The Volkswagen Bulli is 3990 mm. long 1750 mm. width and 1700 mm. high. Those dimensions make the Bulli more compact even from his old ancestor the T1. In this car form Volswagen make the possibility for comfort traveling of at least six passengers.  The expected engines will be from 1.0 to 1.4 liters. As nowadays it is modern and necessary there will be and hybrid engines for better economy and eco friendly. This engine is well designed and will offer a power of 115 horsepower, with maximum speed of 140 km/h and can travel little more than 300 km with one charging. Another good side of this engine is that it can be fully charged for less than an hour.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Caterpillar benches by Kawamura Ganjavian

      This is another series of furniture that has an artistic, modern and even little eccentric. The series are called Caterpillar inspired of the look of furniture. The design is form Kawamura Ganjavian design studio. The studio itself is founded in 2000 by Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian. First the design studio of Kawamura Ganjavian is established in London but not long after it is moved in Madrid. 

     The Caterpillar furniture series are containing verity of benches with different shape and sizes. They are created by light and redundancy materials. This is with the idea for easy moving every piece of furniture around the modern house. The main point in the design of these benches is the multiple legs. They make them look like they are always in motion even when situated in the corner of empty room. The designers from Portilla-Kawamura tried to make this furniture to be noticed in every room. When we look at the result we can say they achieve this idea. In Caterpillar bench series there are also and supporters for table tops, that can also be used alone as an informal stool.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Colors in the interior Part I

The color is actively participating in the architectural and compositional forming the accommodation. Same compartment may interfere in different ways depending on its color. Using proper harmonious combination of colors we can select many variations of the background color to avoid some mistakes and create such an atmosphere that inspires cozy atmosphere. Successful interior color combination is a combination of fabric colors, lighting fixtures, paintings and many small and decorative items.
       The modern science ergonomics demonstrate and clarifies the role of color in our lives. The choice of colors for the rooms cannot be done randomly. Color composition of the interior is being considered in advance and is based on the intended use of the premises and the size also and their exhibition. In all cases, you must choose a color that is essential for the other colored objects. The color of the walls, which is the background for the furniture, paintings, fabrics, and even for people who live in the accommodation must be sustainable and as much as possible neutral to harmonize all elements of the interior. The rest must be inferior in intensity by choosing a passive color. 
       Besides the function of the premises and personal preference when we choose colors we must take into account the location of the premises themselves. In areas where sunlight is meager are appropriate warm colors, and in southeastern and southern areas - cold colors. To achieve interesting effects, the principle of inverse relation between the magnitude and the brightness of the color spot is used. For walls with larger areas are applied bright colors and for small objects are elected intense tones. 
       In rooms, designed for practice and learning, the colors of the walls must create an atmosphere of peaceful or business activity. For this purpose, are suitable neutral colors from the range of green, gray-green, gray-blue and other colors in the range of light yellow. In spaces for relaxation and cultural activities are suitable not very intensive colors like blue and beige.

      Cabinet must create peaceful, balanced, but also stimulating mental activity atmosphere. Additional colors are imported to interior design by the furniture. Optical centers of relaxing can be created through pictures according to personal taste also with indoor plants and colorful paintings. As prime we must choose ocher, light green and as complementary colors - gray-blue, brown, red-brown and green, green, blue and yellow-brown. 
      The bedroom must imply comfort and freshness. In bedrooms color dynamics should not be proactive. Quiet, relaxing nerves atmosphere is achieved through the green color. Saturation and purity of tone shall be determined of size and height of the room. Strong contrasts should be avoided, they are usually made by the furniture and decorative fabrics. As color combinations we can use pastel colors with silver variations, combined with light blue and pink shades. For example, green, blue-green or blue as the main color, yellow-brown, ivory and red-brown as complementary colors.

Secound part of tihs article can be found at : Colors in interior part II

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