design folio

Campanule Lamp by Something for Ligne Roset

Anna Coe - Monday, May 05, 2014

Daniel Debiasi and Frederico Sandri of Something have designed the Campanule lamp for French manufacturer Ligne Roset. The simple lamp is intended to make reference to the wild bellflower (Campanule is bellflower in French) and consists of three powder-coated steel elements that are welded together. 

Ligne Roset is available locally from Domo.

Mirto by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Anna Coe - Monday, May 05, 2014

The Mirto outdoor collection by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia includes a chaise lounge, folding armchair, dining table and side table all in a neutral colour palette. The chaise lounge consists of a die-cast aluminium bridge-like frame, and instead of wheels it has two small discreet rollers that allow it to be moved easily. The folding armchair takes inspiration from the classic director's chair and features leather armrests and trim across the top of the backrest.

B&B Italia is available locally from Matisse.

Baleia Condo by Studio Arthur Casas

Anna Coe - Monday, May 05, 2014

Last year saw the completion of Studio Arthur Casas' Baleia condo that sits between a large rainforest reserve and the beach of Baleia in Sao Paulo. Four houses are positioned on the plot of land, and the studio have designed each one to allow for maximum privacy, but with a strong architectural aesthetic. Although the homes are relatively narrow, they all afford incredible views through the open plan interior. 

Reflection collection by Lucas & Lucas

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Husband and wife duo Lucas & Lucas (Sander Lucas and Marijke Lucas-Geurts) are the team behind the Reflection Collection. The series of three pieces - a ladder, chair and light, all incorporate a mirror into their construction, forcing the viewer to look at themselves from a different perspective. 

Via Trendland.

Oban house by Agushi and Workroom design

Anna Coe - Monday, April 28, 2014

Agushi builders and Workroom Design have collaborated to produce this family home in Melbourne Australia. The brief was to create a low maintenance home that incorporates a neutral material palette, yet still feels warm and inviting. 

Consisting of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the two levelled house is based around a central courtyard to allow for natural light, however also features a large north east facing garden with lengthy swimming pool. The street facing exterior allows for a great deal of privacy, due to having just one window that is able to be completely closed off by a louvred screen. 

For the interior, natural and blackened American Oak is heavily present in the joinery and wall panelling, whilst European Oak and travertine dominate the floor finishes. A high, Oak battened ceiling gives the dining and outdoor areas a sense of separation from the open plan design. The use of oxidised steel cladding in the bathrooms and Calacutta marble offers a luxe touch to the interior. 

Featured furniture pieces include Moooi Non Random pendant lights in the living area (available from ECC), a  Jasper Morrisson for Kettal outdoor dining set and two Porro Gentle chairs in the office - both available from Studio Italia.

Uncino by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

Anna Coe - Monday, April 28, 2014

Continuing on with their collaboration with Mattiazzi, the Bouroullec brothers present the Uncino collection. Essentially a family of task chairs with varying back rests and either a four star swivel base or a three legged sledge base. The construction is sleekly  carved wooden pieces affixed to metal rods. 

Mattiazzi is available locally from ECC.

Hermes' debut Lighting collection

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Milan 2014

Hermes debuted their first ever lighting range in Milan last week by their artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas. There are two collections - The Pantographe that is inspired by a draftsman's instrument and The Harnais which is a nod to Hermes' equestrian roots. Each light is fitted with dimmers and the wires are hidden beneath exceptional leather, and crafted completely by hand. 

Patricia Urquiola for Boffi

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milan 2014

With Boffi celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, it was without question that they would bring out all the stops to present some new breathtaking designs at the Salone.

One of said designs is a collaboration with Spanish design heavyweight Patricia Urquiola - and is her first ever kitchen. Titled Salinas, the modular design consists of sustainable materials such as metal, copper, zinc and wood. "It is the memory of the kitchen in my grandfather's house, with views of the beach and the emotions associated with those moments," notes Urquiola. 

Boffi is available locally here

Float House by Pitsou Kedem

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The latest project by Pitsou Kedem architects is the Float house - a family home near Tel Aviv in Israel. The single story residence features movable partitions and internal courtyards, allowing the spaces to be divided up into smaller spaces.

The building's construction predominantly consists of glass, basalt and wooden slats, and all are seamlessly brought together throughout all spaces. The entrance, with it's own reflection pool and tree 'islands', is surrounded by a wooden slat wall, creating a zen like appearance and perfectly blends the connection between the exterior to the interior.

Via Contemporist. 

Tender sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Anna Coe - Monday, April 14, 2014

Milan 2014

Sapnish designer Patricia Urquiola has designed a modular sofa system for Moroso titled (Love Me) Tender. The sofa is covered with a jersey fabric, and is based around an aluminium frame that sits upon wooden legs. 

Available in a range of colours and either a two or three seater sofa that can both be combined together to create different compositions. 

Moroso is available locally from Matisse.