Artifort used freelance designers, including Kho Liang Le and Pierre Paulin. It produced chairs, settees, and tables. It first used plastics in Paulin’s 1965 Chair 582 in tensioned rubber and latex foam and his 1965-66 Armchair 303 in polyester fibreglass. It produced Paulin’s 1953 Chair 157 in polyester, ABS, and elastomers and 1967 F577 chair.
Throughout the twentieth century, ceramics was broadly divided into two sectors. Studio pottery, which was a reaction against the mass-made wares of the industrial revolution, and fine art by contemporary artists, who just happened to use clay in their practice but rejected many of its traditional codes of practice.
Windows are an introduction to the world beyond. They are an invincible part of any home since it brings in air, sunlight, views, sounds that could be music to ears or noise to irritate, weather… inside the house to make and keep it fresh and vibrant. More the windows better ventilated is the home. Moreover, windows allow the owner to show their creativity and decorate it. Designing the right kind of windows with protective grills can make a whole lot of difference in the overall appearance of the room from inside and protection of the house from outside. In Indian homes, we need grills for protection from theft, birds and animals, or simply for the security of our beloved family.
Typography, whether purposely unnoticed or at its most beautiful, is an art, even if some of us pay little attention to it. The Madrid-based design studio CESS created a typeface inspired by modern art itself for the 36 Days of Type project, which invited graphic artists and designers to design one letter or number each day. The result is the adorably named Artphabet, a striking, mostly hand-designed project that also serves as a lesson in 20th- and 21st-century art.
Eight years into their collaborative relationship, New York-based designer Marc Thorpe is launching his latest piece for Moroso for their outdoor collection called Moroso M’Afrique. DayTrip comprises various components that are used as low tables and benches that pay homage to the Italian brand’s multi-cultural ethos. The design allows the user to create a composition for themselves, giving them ownership of the product and design for which they can use with others.
Kristina Makeeva, a Moscow-based photographer, took a series of images on Russia’s Baikal Lake. When the lake freezes over in the winter, methane and oxygen bubbles from the plants freeze and create an incredible representation. The majority of? Tourists can take a walk on the frozen ground and take interesting photographs.
Their work lights up the grey streets of Montevideo. Their focus lies often on women, as proven by their huge piece for The Crystal Ship. Two confident women; one representing the sea, and the other the storm. A reference to the fishing industry and to Ostend itself. Pay particular attention to their great eye for detail and the refined techniques.
All through the 1980s, a disgruntled Department of Defense analyst adorned his daily desk calendar with all sorts of illustrations and commentary on the news . The majority of the entries focus on domestic politics and international affairs, providing (with the exception of 1988) a day-by-day view of the Reagan Administration and the waning years of the Cold War.
The scenery of Tongdosa, a Buddhist monastery in yang-san, gyeongsangnam-do, and its basic, serene surroundings inspired Okkim studio for the merge series. Artificial stone stacks known as makdoltap can be found on the approach to Korean temples, with each piece carrying a wish or prayer for good fortune. The merge series is similar to the makdoltap. The many tables may be stacked or separated. Each element is engraved with the designer’s desire for happiness and good luck.
Within 15 Minutes – The average time between twins when they are born Alma Haser has always found identical twins fascinating, as do most people. It is the incredible realisation that there are two versions of the exact same person, hard to tell apart, unless they wear different clothes or hairstyles…
What happens when Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER partners with upcycled textile maker Really? An extremely clever, flexible shelving system for textile manufacturer Kvadrat called SHIFT. The wall system quickly goes from a flat acoustic panel to a display shelf in seconds making it perfect for retail spaces, exhibitions, or openings when display areas need to be changed up.
Gorgeous female portraits by Sonia Neisha, talented 24-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Madrid, Spain. Sonia focuses on fashion and portraiture, she shoots a lot of conceptual, beauty, lifestyle and moody portrait photography. Neisha uses Nikon D3100 and Nikon D7100 cameras.
Signet is a minimalist table created by London-based designer Daniel Schofield. Created for modern live / work, nomadic lifestyles where people might want to reconfigure there space regularly or move often. A light and strong trestle that collapses in seconds making them easy to store away and transport.
The way Dieter Rams tell it good design boils down to something as simple durability.
Okay, not durability alone. A Well-designed piece is so self-explanatory that figuring out how to use it as simple as looking at it. And a design develops from the inside out because it involves not only aesthetics but also function.