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Over the Rainbow: Scholten & Baijings

Anna Coe - Friday, July 11, 2014

Dutch duo Schoten & Baijings are currently presenting a carefully curated selection of their work at Villa Noailles in France. The collection spans work from 2000, right up until today, and features a colourful array of furniture and product designs - several of which have been completed for Dutch manufacturer Hay.

The exhibit continues until 28 September 2014.

Hay is available locally from Cult.

Duddell's restaurant by Studioilse

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 11, 2014

In another display of their eclectic design prowess, London forerunners in interior design, Studioilse showcase their talents at the exclusive Duddell's restaurant in Hong Kong. Located within the Shanghai Tang Mansion, the combined dining area and gallery features local art superbly curated by Ai Wei Wei complemented by ethnic rugs, travertine staircases and mid-century modern chairs. 

Via Trendland   

Abyss table by Duffy London

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

British design firm Duffy London have replicated the look of a cross-section of the ocean with their Abyss table. Layers of blue glass are stacked on top of sheets of wood in order to create the dramatic affect. 

In Vein Marble table by Ben Storms

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Taking the traditional trestle table concept and giving it a minimalist overhaul, is Ben Storms with his In Vein marble version. The table represents 'simplicity, mobility and efficiency' with its clean, elegant lines, and also its ability to be easily dissembled and stored. The underside of the table can also act as a mirror when leant against a wall, allowing for the trestles to be stored neatly behind. 

Via Yellowtrace

Design: The Week In Review 08/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 07, 2014

A. Duffy London layers the abyss table to look like ocean depths [via DesignBoom]

B. Reverse perspective painting creates amazing optical illusion as you move around it [via Colossal]

C. The science of Comic Sans [via FastCoDesign]

D. Desktop fireworks by Tomomi Sayuda [via Mocoloco]

E. Jeff Koons' Technicolor takeover of the Whitney Museum [via Wallpaper]

F. Cafe Francais Paris interior [via TrendLand]

AC Milan headquarters by Fabio Novembre

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 07, 2014

After 50 years in their previous location, the headquarters of Italian football club AC Milan have recently been relocated to the impressive Casa Milan. Designer Fabio Novembre has used the club's colours of black and red as a palette for the building's decor, applying the colour scheme to graphics, furniture and fittings throughout to include the merchandise shop, offices for senior management, restaurant and club museum which was newly created in collaboration with Google. Combined with space enough for both temporary and permanent exhibitions, the club's headquarters have been designed to provide an interactive experience for its visitors.  

Via Dezeen

Counterweighted Candlesticks by Two Create

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 04, 2014

Exhibiting refined simplicity, husband and wife design duo Two Create conceived these novel candlestick holders entitled "Poise". Delicately perched individually or in a group over the edge of the table, these counterweighted adornments bring modern elegance to traditional table settings. 

Via Booooooom 

Confetti Credenza by Moving Mountains

Anna Coe - Thursday, July 03, 2014

The traditional buffet has been given a playful overhaul by designers Moving Mountains. Their Confetti credenza features a solid and veneered maple front that has been covered in a sprightly dash pattern. 

Acryllic Tables by Peter Johansen

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Scandinavian furniture maker and Danish Design School alum Peter Johansen has most recently conceived the Minis - a novel, lightweight table with interchangeable acrylic surfaces that serves as an eclectic interior accent. Simple in its construction using a 6mm steel rod, the transparent tabletops pleasingly accentuate the table's geometry whilst simultaneously reinforcing the strength of the frame. 

Via Trendland

David Chipperfield designs the Valentino flagship Store

Ashley Ropati - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Famed fashion house Valentino, have released plans for a new flagship store set to open this summer on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue. The 1,850 square meter store will be designed by David Chipperfield Architects, occupying the space where the former Takashimaya Department Store once stood at 693 Fifth Avenue. Housed within a Post-Modern building originally designed by John Burgee and Philip Johnson, Chipperfield describes the project as "an approach that privileges concreteness over shallowness" utilizing industrialized materials such as black steel, aluminium and a striking brass facade. Oversized marble blocks and grey clad terrazzo will dominate the interior, with different architectural fixtures featured throughout the space. 

Via Dezeen.