design folio

Casa Lara in Sâo Paolo by Felipe Hess

Deborah Raj - Monday, December 07, 2015

This practical residence in Sâo Paulo by Felipe Hess was designed for a young businessman after a space conducive to entertaining friends and family. 

Loft Apartment by 2b Group

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This spacious apartment impresses with its warmth whilst retaining an air of masculinity and minimalism. Ukraine based design group 2b uses natural elements throughout the Kiev located residence to create a cozy interior that is still edgy and urban. With perfectly placed furnishings interspersed with eclectic design accents, there is little not to like about this forward thinking inner city loft.  

Traffic by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

Anna Coe - Monday, October 14, 2013

Traffic is a new collection of furniture based around the concept of the connection between 2d linear drawings and three dimensional objects. The wire frame bases represent the two dimension and the upholstery essentially brings the designs to life. Although appearing simplistic in its overall design, the collection is actually incredibly detailed, with the wire framing interwoven in a particular pattern. Available in an armchair, sofa, bench and chaise lounge with either fabric or leather upholstery.

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Alex Meitlis brassware for Hazorfim

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Designer Alex Meitlis has created a series of pieces constructed from shiny brass for Hazorfim, with a debut at 100% Design as part of this year's London Design Festival. The collection is founded on deceptively simple three-dimensional forms and includes vases, vessels, candle sconces and bowls. 

Meitlis' obsession with simplicity is obvious in the series, with the designer playing the reduction game to investigate just how pared back he can get a piece without undermining its beauty. 

For more on the London Design Festival, go here. 

Kaleidoscope cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Anna Coe - Friday, September 13, 2013

Sebastian Errazuris' take on a traditional mid-century-style cabinet is truly mesmerizing. His Kaleidoscope cabinet is lined with angled mirrors, so when opened the pieces on display in the cabinet are reflected in multiples, resulting in an hypnotizing spectrum. Errazuriz wanted to the challenge the concept of the standard 'cabinet' and fill 'the space between the void'. There's also a small peephole on one of the sides so that the viewer is able to sneak a look at what the cabinet holds - a reference to a childhood memory of Errazuriz's where an old aunt would always let him look, but not touch her precious pieces of silverware.

Via Designboom.

Matrice Lighting Collection By Kiki Van Eijk

Anna Coe - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kiki Van Eijk took inspiration from the inside of crystal moulds for her Matrice lighting collection. The wall, table and floor lamps were designed for age old French crystal house Saint-Louis (Van Eijk stumbled upon the concept when visiting their factory) and are available with copper accents or nickel plated.

Watch the video below for an insight into the inspiration of the collection.

Brass Shelves by Samuel Treindl

Anna Coe - Monday, July 15, 2013

Samuel Treindl's design ethos is to take finished pieces of furniture and slightly alter or destruct them to create additional pieces - a project he has aptly titled 'parasite strategy'. Beginning his quest by taking Ikea's famed PS cabinet and creating a matching lamp, he has now moved on to starting out with a shelving unit of his own design. The by-products of the 'Brass Shelves' are varying hooks and hinges, and clocks.

Future Primitives Collection by Muller van Severen

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

After being given the brief of 'Future Primitives' by the Interieur Design Biennale, Muller van Severen stripped back standard pieces of furniture to the bare minimum resulting in a collection with an incredibly minimal, yet still creative aesthetic. Consisting of shelving, intergrated seats, a writing desk and lamps, the pieces reflect the design duos philosophy of utilising heavy duty materials such as, in this case, tubular steel, and giving it a soft edge with the use of colours and leather. 

Teso Table by Foster + Partners for Molteni&C

Anna Coe - Thursday, June 20, 2013

Starting with just a perforated disk of steel, Foster + Partners have created the Teso coffe table for Italian manufacturer Molteni&C. By pulling and stretching the steel upwards (using a robotic arm) it forms a mesh-like tapered base. The piece is finished with a glass top, allowing for the holey design to be seen from above. 

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.