сряда, 26 ноември 2008 г.

Jamie Hayon’s Rocking Chicken




From Jamie Hayon’s site:
“Green chicken: The chicken, a rather unexplored shape, found its place amongst my green dreams. I wanted to portray this common bird as a sensational object by amplifying its characteristics and dimensions, turning it into a modern piece, one of great beauty and utility: a rocking chair. The movement, subtle and constant, would give the object a zoom-like trait, a sense of speed and dynamism. My green chicken had taken on a face, a shape, a place and a function.”

четвъртък, 9 октомври 2008 г.

вторник, 2 септември 2008 г.

Gorenje Qube Foldable Hob Is the Laptop of Kitchens





This is the Gorenje Foldable Qube prototype, a hob and hood system that can be hung on the wall of a small kitchen to save some serious space. It's also a kitchen-to-go: "You can take it with you anywhere—just like a laptop", told me the IFA booth laeedee.

понеделник, 18 август 2008 г.

Cristiano Cora by Avi Oster









Cristiano Cora is a hairdressing salon in New York, designed by architect Avi Oster.
The vision for this project evolved gradually. Our aim was to create a space that would be distinctly appealing to women; something slightly curved, clean, and stylish, but at the same time comforting and transformational. I began to think about the concept of a shell or cave, or some very basic protective and comforting form that folds around a being, and this motif found its way into the design of the space.

We tried to keep everything clean and to eliminate as much information or distraction besides the experience of the client and the stylist. For instance, there is a separate wet and dry room for laundry services which is kept discreet by a hidden door. We also designed the floor to curve upwards to enable easy sweeping of the hair to the vacuum system’s nozzles at the edge of the floor.

The experience of the client is one of transformation. At Cristiano, the simplicity of the design encourages the client’s focus to be on the inspiring experience of becoming transformed. In this salon, I wanted to create the sensation for a woman to enter a protected space and emerge transformed; purified, indulged, comforted, and relaxed.

The most unique material we used in this project was the Newmat Light Stretch Ceiling. Developed in France and made from latex, it provides a stretch ceiling that you can use to cover large spaces and create a kind of skin. We also sourced hairdressing industry fixtures from the Maletti Group and Ross Lovegrove, the vacuum system from Imperium, hardware from Valli & Valli, and bathroom fixtures from Duravit.

The floor space is 400 square meters. The project was completed in February 2008, with the total cost coming in at $280,000.

неделя, 17 август 2008 г.

Le Meurice revelation by Philippe and Ara Starck









Franka Holtmann, General Manager of Le Meurice, has chosen Philippe Starck to restore Le Meurice’s
heritage to its rightful prominence, and in doing so exalt its riches and beauty. His response is an «invisible transformation» with considerations of colour and light, a new interpretation of furniture, a play on transparency and movement, while Ara Starck has painted a monumental canvas…

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Lava by Studio Vertijet



Interior innovation award cologne 2008 - best system - for LAVA

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сряда, 13 август 2008 г.

Aura by Zaha Hadid Architects






Zaha Hadid Architects will create an installation at Palladio’s Villa Foscari near Venice this autumn, to coincide with the Venice Architecture Biennale and to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Palladio’s birth.

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The Third Space






If you thought China’s opening ceremony was impressive for its scale and teamwork then spare a thought for the 52 German design students who were handed the knee weakening task of creating a temporary 200sqm world that tries to translate sociological terms like self-portrayal, community and retreat into tangible spatial situations. As impressive as it is, the real treat is in the details. The entire space was created by lashing together almost 1.3 million cable ties. The result is nothing short of amazing. Visitors are invited to explore the surreal landscape of cocoons, webs and light called “The Third Space” that took a staggering 16,870 hours to complete.

Design: Academy of Fine Arts in Munich

Jaime Hayon for Champagne Piper-Heidsieck




“July 30th Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles - Westwood debuted a month-long Piscine experience which is complemented by an installation by world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon - whose work transcends the borders of art and design. Crafted from Suryln, a material commonly used in molded luxury goods, the striking piece morphs into a satellite champagne bar that is inspired by the brand’s iconic and extravagant red color. ”

Is it weird that i wish i had this in my future studio? NOTCOT regulars know how i love the glossy lacquered clean modern look of Jamie Hayon’s designs ~ (and am still lusting after that bath tub!) Remember his previous collaborations with Champagne Piper-Heidsieck? He created a beautiful champagne bucket and champagne bowl, and has continued the styling and colors of those pieces into this larger piece which i suppose is more like a champagne bathtub and lamp in one. The glossy quilted texture of the lampshade just keep drawing me in. See more images on the next page!

Limes Hotel, Brisbane






Located in the ultra-hip Fortitude Valley (no kangaroos here!), the Limes hotel has a unique approach to luxury and service. With only 21 rooms, designer Alexander Lotersztain decided to focus on guests' primary travel requirements rather than traditional, 5-star standards.

Add to that a gorgeous, innovative exterior, and you have a new definition of the luxury hotel experience. Each lodge-type room comes equipped with custom Corian kitchen benchtops and toilette vanities, timber be heads, and custom aluminum door handles.

But the super high-tech, custom-made hotel rooms aren't the only draw for those interested in the Limes' high-end hotel experience. In an area of Brisbane already known for it's trendy cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants, the completely open air roof top bar and roof top cinema fit right in with the surrounding sophisticated urban ethos. Forget the kangaroos--I'm going to Australia for the cosmopolitans!

вторник, 12 август 2008 г.

Matrioshka





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петък, 11 юли 2008 г.

Adidas

Dorophy Tang for Adidas


This past weekend Adidas opened its massive new Beijing outpost. In celebration, a special exhibition of Dorophy Tang was mounted. Tang, based in Hong Kong and China, mixed Adidas heritage, footballing visuals and French furniture forms into her display. Unmitigated joy comes through the smiling, chubby little kids that figure in each work. Nice reminder of what the sporting life should be like. (via Think Silly).

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събота, 5 юли 2008 г.

The Level Barstool

The Level Barstool From Johanson Design



For a few years now, it’s been impossible to pickup an interior design magazine without seeing at least one (if not many) interiors featuring the LEM Piston Stool. It’s a great stool, and a design which seems to have already acheived iconic status. We love the LEM Piston Stool, but it’s getting a bit trite, because they’re everywhere. They’re as common as Barcelona chairs, Corbusier lounges, and Noguchi tables, which are all great too, but we don’t really feel like paying $6 for magazines where we see the same thing all the time. So how about a little change? Johanson Design has a new barstool called Level that they showed off at this year’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. We’re looking forward to seeing it in some interior photo shoots.

Visit the Johanson Design website → here.

Largest Living Room

London’s Largest Living Room by
Studio Weave and Eley Kishimoto







Photos are by Ben Graville.

Designers Studio Weave and fashion designers Eley Kishimoto have collaborated on a range of super-sized street furniture for the London Festival of Architecture, which started last week.
Called Vistas, the range has been placed at venues across London starting in the courtyard at Somerset House, where last weekend they formed a temporary installation called London’s Largest Living Room (shown here).

The furniture is designed by Studio Weave with a pattern by Eley Kishimoto. Creative direction is by Gerrard O’Carroll.

вторник, 1 юли 2008 г.

Acoustic Panels


Flo is designed to be used as lightweight sound absorbers in the upper frequency range (500 Hz and above). These panels help reduce disturbing reflections of environmental sounds such as voices, telephones etc.
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Luna is a heavyweight broadband absorber with extended efficiency in the low frequency range [150 Hz-500 Hz]. This panel efficiently reduces the reverberation time (sound ”bouncing around”) in a room.

Scrunch is designed to be used as lightweight sound absorbers in the upper frequency range (500 Hz and above). These panels help reduce disturbing reflections of environmental sounds such as voices, telephones etc


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понеделник, 30 юни 2008 г.

The Alessi kitchen





The Alessi kitchen
After having placed many objects on an endless quantity of tops, shelves, drawers and wall units of kitchens and furniture designed by others, the time has come for Alessi to design the furniture, the entire space definition, the global system of surfaces and storage units capable of creating an all-Alessi kitchen. Starting from the concepts conceived in the kitchens of modern modular functionalism, that are accepted as the fundamentals of the features of the modern kitchen, and also considering the ‘50s and the modular kitchen crisis, in this context the innovative planning experience and the technological precision of Valcucine have been held in great esteem. Everything has been meticulously studied: the measurements, the materials, the special features, the details and the combinations

http://www.valcucine.it/

2008 Corian exhibition by DuPont - "Corian loves Missoni" in Milan







An absolute essential in the 2008 Milan week of design: “Corian loves Missoni”. Corian, by DuPont, offers the kind of versatility that lends itself perfectly to enhancing the unique Missoni sense of style. The solid surfaces of Corian are used to create a vision that ranges from the most delicate, elegant cut-out patterns to the boldest, most beautiful of stripes, to items of absolute simplicity in the purest of whites. Together, Corian and Missoni present collections running with breathless exuberance through kitchen, bath, living and dining areas... Corian’s special qualities lend it to applications that only imagination limits: the hardwearing, bright and flexible material expresses an ethos of modern living that is perfectly partnered with Missoni. Simple, rational designs for living show off the stunning colour combinations and distinctive flair of Missoni - now so perfectly captured in Corian!

Images are courtesy of DuPont.