Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1132 Stool by Justin Ri​chards



This is the 1132 Stool by Justin Richards. What we most like in this design is the simplicity of the forms that are used and the complexity of their combination to achieve the finished product of 1132 Stool. Justin Richards completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2002 at Tulane University School of Architecture and is now attending Master of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art.  The designer love to work with wood and is capable of using all the needed tools and machineries to design form and cut the forms he need from wood.


The 1134 stool is composed only from wood parts. The designer used solid walnut wood to create this marvelous design. In the construction of the stool he used a total of 36 wooden cubs. Every cube is cut and then formed with curves to follow the overall pattern. The matrix of wood cubes is formed by 9 cubes at a row, with a total of four rows. Between each cube we have connecting pieces that also strengthen the construction. All the parts are glued together and form the 1132 Stool. The finished product is strong enough to hold a person sitting on top of it. This design is good looking and natural at the same time. This stool will be suitable for every home or bungalow in the forest.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Vintage Interior Style



French word "vintage" literally means aged wine of exceptional grape crop. However, it has expanded so much its meaning that is now used to refer to the antiques of the early XX century that feel quite comfortable in contemporary interior. Vintage is not exactly retro, but rather the best of the past, which appears same time unique and obsolete. You can think vintage is too pretentious. Nothing likes that - it allows the combination of different styles, antique and modern items, with other words it does not set any limits to your imagination. This combination creates a feeling of warmth, comfort and harmony - a result that hardly can be achieved if the interior of your home is decorated in a single style. The only rule you must follow is that selected objects are not just old but they must be iconic symbol of a particular era or style.

The biggest advantage of the vintage is that it makes your home interior exceptional and individual. Effect which, of course, you can achieve with the most expensive designer furniture, but at what cost! And will it be that cheap. Rather, in this case you at first time ran through the family attic, where perhaps ruthlessly abandoned belongings of your dear grandmother. But even if you do not have a similar heritage, at the antique shops you can find many fascinating objects to recreate the spirit of past ages into your home.



Unlike decorative objects, however, true antique furniture cannot be affordable for everyone. So many famous manufacturers catch “the wave” creating new furniture with characteristic references of the past. Almost any material can be aged with modern technology. Artificial rust, green color on the bronze, blurred glass worn lacquer on the wood, paintings with broken corners creating completely reliable form of "antique" chairs, wardrobes and tables.

Yet none "newborn" furniture cannot copy the spirit of authentic items with decades of history. The important thing is to start from somewhere over time you can add other vintage items, accidentally discovered in the attic or in any antique store. However, there are a few iconic objects that are an absolute must for vintage decor - dresser with multiple drawers, a large table for the whole family buffet with windows from which to peer antique porcelain sets.



As for colors to be aware that the vintage is characterized by a combination of different natural materials like wrought iron, wood, ceramic, brass and linen. Accordingly, and colors must be natural. Bright colors are allowed only for small items, but even they are muffled by the relentless flow of time. To transform your entire home in the vintage style is a difficult task. But you can furnish with antique furniture only one room, such as living room, bedroom or the office. Once you start you will not pass any yard sale or antique store, and your home will be unique.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Maritime by Benjamin Hubert




This is the 'Maritime' chair. The chair is designed by UK designer Benjamin Hubert. The chair is made for Italian furniture company 'Casamania'.  As the name "Maritime" recalls the design of the furniture is inspired by traditional techniques of wood shipbuilding. The materials used in creating of this piece of art are only ash plywood. Benjamin Hubert designed the chair to look very simple and wanted to show the process of design and the joins holding the pieces of the Maritime chair. 


The curves of the chair are following the grain of the timber used for constructing. The internally used plain wood is skinned with the formed ash plywood. As we already mention the supports of the Maritime chair are left visible. For achieving strong construction and stability the designer used the ribs holding the chair from outside and enabling the minimal use of wood and materials. This is the main variant of the chair but you can find and with translucent dyed colourways.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Children's dream Balloon Bench




The balloon bench is dream for many children and even grown children. For some of them the dream comes true. Satoshi Itasaka created this marvelous Balloon bench that looks like floating in the air. The design of the bench is inspired in Satoshi Itasaka from a French movie “Le Balloon Rouge” released at 1953. In the movie the main character is followed by his best friend all over Paris, his friend is Red Balloon. 


The designer created the illusion that the Balloon bench isn't bounded to anything and is flying in the air freely. The truth is that the bench is suspended from the ceiling with four anchors that are disguise by the form of the balloons. The Balloons even can act and as a lights. 


But everyone is lucky because the designer of the Balloon Bench Satoshi Itasaka decided that he is willing to sell his creation and will be available to the people everywhere not only in some museum. However if doubt do you want to buy it you can see the design in SOMEWHERE Gallery in Tokyo Japan. Even if you can't have the Balloon Bench there is the hope that children dreams can become true.



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Concept modular kitchen by Kilian Schindler





This is a project of concept kitchen design pointed and mobility and modularity. The design studio that created this product form the sketches to finish product is Kilian Schindler based at Karlsruhe Germany.
The design of Concept Kitchen is created by Kilian for The Germany Company “Naber” specialized in production of kitchen accessories. The designers try to show to the world what in there believes is top class German design look.


 The system of this module kitchen is presented from three different parts that can be combined or used separately. The first module is fitted with storage area for kitchen utilities and worktop, another is with sink and cupboard elements, the next is for cooking with oven and autarkic cooking top, here we also have a little working area. Some of the modules have steel frames on them that are possible to be customized with the position of the hanging kitchen utilities.


Another interesting thing in the design of the Concept Kitchen is that it is completely movable. You can reposition all of the modules in the kitchen as you wish what’s more you can easily move them in another room or even apartment or house. This is really one contemporary kitchen with good design and functionality.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Eco Lantern by Franklin Gaw



This is another design that is practice well designed and eco friendly. The device is called Eco Lantern and is designed by Franklin Gaw living in Pittsburgh, PA who is studied in Carnegie Mellon. Franklin Gaw appreciates the simple solutions that can make our lives easier and better. What’s more his designs are ecologically friendly and save the nature. One of them is the Eco Lantern. The idea behind the project is to combine the typical lantern with terrarium for growing of plants.


With his creation and the design of the eco lantern he accomplished to create a bond between the people and the environment. The lantern itself is like a little ecosystem helping you to grow a plant and in the same time light you way in the dark. The eco lateen is composed from three parts, the handle for carrying the devise which has an on and off switch for turning the light inside. The light source inside the body is led light. The LED light use very small amount of energy and can be lighted for longer time.


The second is the body which is made from transparent acrylic. And the last part is the Removable Base this is where the seed is planted. Overall the process in the Eco Lantern is the following, you plant the seed into the base, wait it to grow with the day and night help from the light and when it’s big enough you take the top handle off and the acrylic body. The sapling is on the base and you just need to replant it on the forest.



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