design folio

Yeeels Paris Restaurant and Bar by Rodolphe Parente

Franky March - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rodolphe Parente's latest masterpiece is Yeeels, a restaurant in Paris located on Avenue George V, that boasts two design savvy floors with contrasting atmospheres. The floor entry level exudes an institutional and revisited classic aesthetic, with key pieces including the Gubi Beetle chairs (available locally at Bromhead) paired with Knoll's Saarinen chairs (available locally at Studio Italia), whilst downstairs emits a more intimate setting, suggestive of the chic sophistication of Parisian nights.

 Via Yellowtrace

Placas Tables by LucidiPevere for De Castelli

Franky March - Friday, June 26, 2015

A contemporary collection of indoor coffee tables made from iron and brass, the Placas comprises of three segments that complete its circular structure, boasting a sophisticated and simplistic form.

 De Castelli is available locally at David Shaw.

Riverstone Poufs by Mac Stopa for Tonon

Franky March - Monday, June 22, 2015

Even with its stone like aesthetic, the 3D design of the Riverstone pouf exudes a soft and comfortable visual that lends itself indoors and outdoors due to its durable compact external polyurethane surface.

Tonon is available locally at David Shaw.


Me Too by Magis

Franky March - Friday, June 19, 2015

Italian furniture studio Magis brings welcome reprieve to the conventional landscape of children's furniture accessories with their collection of inspiring pieces designed for the young and young at heart. Collaborating with some of the worlds' greatest designers such as Philippe Starck, each year sees new releases that marry beauty, quality and playfulness that remind us of the simplest pleasures in life.

Magis is available locally at Matisse.

Mesh Space pendant by Flynn Talbot for Resident

Franky March - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Embracing a sense of modern, utilitarian elegance with its flattened mesh dome, the Mesh Space pendant achieves an inimitable sense of weightlessness thanks to its LED halo that creates a magical floating effect.

Resident is available locally at Simon James Design.

Elliott Tables by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti

Franky March - Monday, June 15, 2015

The Elliott collection of coffee and side tables by Minotti reference Milanese design from the 50's and 60's, yet feel perfectly at home within any contemporary interior. The metal frame comes in a variety of glossy finishes and is inlaid with richly veined marble, much like the setting of a precious jewel.

Minotti is available locally at ecc.

Marco Domestico Collection by Bloc

Franky March - Monday, June 01, 2015

Launched at Milan Design Week 2015, at the helm of this Italian brand are designers Sara Ferron Cima and Massimo Ciuffi who were dedicated to transform natural stone into thoughtful everyday objects with their debut collection 'Marco Domestico'. Celebrating modern form and function, the range of domestic items are designed by ECAL graduates with the overall aim to re use excess parts of industrially salvaged marble blocks in the quarries of Carrara. 

Via Yellowtrace

Twisted Concrete Fireplace be NE-AR

Franky March - Friday, May 29, 2015

Working as both a fireplace and a infrastructural device, this intricately twisted concrete fireplace is a product of NE-AR architects. Located in a newly refurbished summer house on the shores Rio Negro Argentina, this newly renovated home unites strong concrete accents with dark natural timbers. The attractive column is constructed by a pair of twisted concrete shear walls performing in different ways, and is a clever example of a structural element with the ability to be seen as a sculptural feature.

Via Contemporist 

Malvern East Residence by Pleysier Perkins Architects

Franky March - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A seemingly classic Edwardian villa from the front, this residence is a prime example of fusing the old with the new. The extensive contemporary extension, includes a double garage, study, guest retreat, a spacious open living space and master bedroom, basing their design on uniting strong textural contrasts such as zinc, concrete blockwork, marble and bluestone with white interior and timber floors. The aesthetic is clean and attractive, offering generous zen spaces and modernised living. 

Via Contemporist 

Traveller Daybed by GamFratesi for Porro

Anna Coe - Monday, May 25, 2015

As part of their 2015 novelties, Italian brand Porro presented Traveller, a day bed designed by GamFratesi that encapsulates the spirit of a nomadic lifestyle. The wood, leather and upholstery piece is also an ode of the craftsmanship typical of classic Danish furniture, whilst paying homage to the process typical of contemporary Italian design. 

Porro is available locally from Studio Italia