design folio

Fanfan Dressing Table by Violane D'harcout

Anna Coe - Friday, June 14, 2013

Fanfan is a contemporary version of the traditional dressing table by Violane D'harcout. The classic four legged design has been replaced by a minimal aesthetic consisting of slimline laquered steel rods, a beech shelf and various sized mirrors. The different sized mirrors allow the table to be used in standing and seated positions, and both are connected to the rod via a central ball joint which allows their angle and direction to be adjusted. 



Maison du Boisé by Gestion René Desjardins

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tucked away in the woods of rural Quebec lies a thoroughly modern family residence, designed by interior studio Gestion René Desjardins. The owners' wanted a design that would last indefinitely, an interior that was modern but not minimalist and most importantly, a home that kids would feel comfortable in. Highly refined, and almost the antithesis of the cluttered nature of the standard family abode, the spaces are pared back, with several accents borrowed from classical architecture. The harsh monochromatic bias and minimally furnished rooms are softened by coffered ceilings and theatrical passageway openings, while furtive splashes of colour liven the space up without being overbearing.




Marble Box by Muller van Severen for Valerie Traan Gallery

Anna Coe - Monday, May 27, 2013

Launched at the Valerie Traan Gallery in Ventura Lambrate during Milan design week was Muller van Severen's Marble Box. Photographer Fien Muller and artist Hannes Van Severen wanted to create an extremely simple furniture solution that was minimal in it's design and existed because of a "logical necessity", thus the Marble box was born. Comprised of a selection of varying coloured marbles that are combined together using brass and polyethylene, each piece is unique in it's appearance. 

Via Wallpaper.



C1 Credenza by Marcus Friesl

Anna Coe - Monday, May 20, 2013

We were immediately grabbed by the superb craftsmanship and finish of this C1 credenza by designer Marcus Friesl. A piece of thin folded metal forms the shell of the piece and also holds the upper and lower drawers in position. The draws are suspended from the sides - appearing to float cleanly. Using both time honoured craftsmanship and modern technology, Friesl has created a furniture piece that not only has character, but is also finished to an extremely high standard.



Snobar chair by Yonder Magnetik

Anna Coe - Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Vukosavljevic and Gornjak's Snobar chair for Yonder Magnetik was inspired by, and clearly resembles the Swedish Snowberry. The base is constructed from oak, and the upholstered seat is shaped like the berry - making for a playful aesthetic.



Cowrie Chair and Rocker by Brodie Neill for Made in Ratio

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 18, 2013



Made in Ratio are a relatively new brand, and this year was the first time they've exhibited at the Salone. On display at Zonca & Zonca gallery was their Cowrie collection by British designer Brodie Neill, consisting of a rocker and a chair. Made from one piece of moulded plywood with either ebonised or natural Ash, it is not only extremely ergonomic in its form, but would also make for a great sculptural piece in any interior.



Marble Spaghetti Measurer by Studio Lievito

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Spaghetti is known as one of the harder things to measure portion-wise so Studio Lievito used this as their project brief - they launched their marble spaghetti meter as part of their Spaghetti Rouge collection at the Salone last week. The series of marble holders divide up amounts of spaghetti for one, two, three or four servings. 

Via Designboom.



Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013

 

Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez transforms the mundane bathroom mirror into something beautifully geometric and architectural. Exploring the layout and design of nautical flags and codes, the mirrors form an illusion by using rough copper and polished copper together to create enhanced shadows and reflections. Signs was at display at Ventura Lambrate as part of the 'Another Perspective' exhibit. 



Diamond Emerald sideboard by Boca do Lobo

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013


Modelled off the shape of a precious jewel, the Diamond cabinet from Boca do Lobo is a sideboard that's definitely fit for a king, and this year two new colourways were launched - one in the hue of emerald green (pictured), and the other in chocolate.

The cleverly sculpted piece features a gold leaf interior that holds shelving and two drawers. To achieve the shimmering green hue, the cabinet is first covered in silver leaf and then a translucent green is applied, before finishing off with a high gloss varnish.

The lion's feet legs that were present in the last design have been swapped out in favour of a base made from mahogany lined with bronze mirror.



Vaiss.Eau pendants by Hanna Kruger

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013


  

Dutch designer Hanna Kruger's Vaiss.Eau pendant lights were on display as part of the Kassel Collection at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this week. Taking inspiration from the inward curved base of traditional glass bottles, the delightful pendants feature double walled glass bodies and come in either clear glass or an ombre pink or blue. The length of the cord can be adjusted, with any excess being stored within the glass outer becoming an element of design itself.