The brilliant temporary contemporary carpets from Dutch design studio We Make Carpets have caused quite a stir this year. If you have missed out on some of the studio’s more recent designs here are a few to admire before the new editions are released in 2012. The Glow carpet was commissioned by GLOW Festival, Eindhoven,… Read more »
NODUS is going to exhibit at now!design à vivre during Maison et Objet in Paris in January, with several new products by Matali Crasset, Aoi Huber Kono, Fratelli Campana, Matteo Ragni, Alberto Artesani, Rosapaki, Emanuel Gallina, Clara Giardina and Samuele Mazza.
These felt and resin pots by Vanja Bazdulj are based on her original Wonky pot series done earlier this year and shown at the London Design Festival. Big Wonkys were commissioned by Keith Johnson of Anthropologie and are much larger then the originals at 80-100cm high but have the same ‘accidental aesthetic’.
American-born painter Cayce Zavaglia paints and hand sews these photo-realistic portraits, which are made with crewel wool and acrylic paint on linen. The textural images are very intricate and mesmorising. She turned away from using oil paints while pregnant with her daughter, to avoid harmful substances like turpentine and varnish. Zavaglia dds: “I kept thinking… Read more »
Funkle Design are a Norwegian design company that produces soft furnishing for the home – blankets, cushions, bed linen etc. The company’s colour palette is really light, bright and refreshing while the designs they describe as “storytelling through textiles”.
Two new designs Ottoman Artichoke and Pomegranate from The Rug Company are distinctly traditional in pattern, harking back to motifs on Ottoman embroideries and Central Asian suzanis. The rugs are hand knotted in Afghanistan using vegetable-dyed, hand-spun wool and come in a range of rich tones.
London-based textile artist Ptolemy Mann has just produced a beautiful catalogue of her colourful work. The book includes essays written by Annabel Freyberg (Inspiration Editor, World of Interiors), Alan Stanton ( Partner, Stanton Williams Architects) and Christopher Farr. You can buy copies from Mann’s website, the book costs £14 (incl post and packaging).
Olive is the start of a multidisciplinary project by Israeli designers Adi Tasa and Yoav Avinoam to “create new forms of communication between man and object”. The duo’s first piece of furniture in the series is this chair which “re-examines the bonds between upholstery and fabric”. The material covering the chair frame is a molded… Read more »
The colourful and whacky PE stripe meltdown chair by British designer Tom Price demonstrates his use of unconventional materials and methods – Price invented a heated metal chair-shaped tool to press into a stack of colourful woven plastic rugs on a solid stainless steel frame. The design was presented by Industry Gallery at Design Miami… Read more »
The new Angles Collection by Valencia-based Spanish design studio Cuatro Cuatros is based on the study of optical illusions and includes a rug called O˚. The rug design has lines composed of alternating black and white geometric shapes that cause the lines to look crooked, even though they are parallel.