The 15 best projects of the summer 2018
In the recycled material series, one asks Bentu Design and their latest project in date, Wreck. The collection is made from broken pieces of ceramic from Chaozhou, China, a major place in ceramic manufacturing. Unfortunately the city is dying, that's why the duo is looking at a useful and design way to recycle the waste that is accumulated there. Thus, the collection gives to see a bench, a coffee table and an extra table whose random patterns seem to have been drawn...
The Campana Brothers
In this Summer 2018, the famous duo of the Campana Brothers got down to a fast-growing matter: cork. Sobreiro, is a collection consisting of a seat and several storage furniture. Indeed, if the designers have already created with many materials, cork is a first shot for them. Easy to shape, lightweight and fully recyclable, it is a great sign to see this material finally highlighted by famous design personalities.
Imagined by Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson, the collection Confetti, published by the Australian design, Designbythembrand, reveals the beauty originates from recycled plastic, a material that one would think absolutely not aesthetic at all... Through the collection of seats, tables, sofas, extra tables and even planters, a subtle material is finally find out. The plain effect reinforces the conceptual forms for which designers have opted.
Kristina Dam Studio
If in a general way the work of the designer Kristina Dam does not leave you insensitive, so you will be delighted to know that a new collection is on its way. It is to be noted in particular the mini-series Curved, on the theme of the arch – what a good idea – and consists of a Pouf and a magazine holder. Scandinavian Design and minimal guaranteed.
One of the best discoveries of the Summer is undoubtedly attributed to the work of Korean designer Kwangho Lee, who putted a traditional technique up to date. In fact, thanks to the technique of enamelling, he works copper and cherry wood to perfection in order to make grandiose, sculptural and highly colorful furniture. Furniture to be presented by the New York gallery Salon 94.
Paul Brissonnet and Alexandre Benjamin Navet
As part of the event Design Parade, some first-rate designers were invited this year to create a space of their own within the exhibition 5 Rooms, in Grasse. The French designers Paul Brissonnet and Alexandre Benjamin Navet were in, and one will remember the strange and fascinating sculptures/furniture of stone presented as major elements of their scenography...
These two pieces of experimental furniture of Philipp Schenk-Mischke are made of marble and aluminum. Called Primitive Fixings, their different parts make them seem to be sealed to each other with materials at hand, as if here the concept of design came more from the register of adaptation but without taking away its aesthetic character. Nice work.
John Pawson /Jaffa Hotel
The architect John Pawson is at the origin of the renovation and the huge transformation of an old convent and hospital in a boutique-hotel, Jaffa in Israel. Supported by the local architect Ramy Gill, the two protagonists deliver a sleek and luxurious project where the architectural codes of the past are alongside those of today. The most successful realization of the project is undoubtedly the conversion of the old chapel into a lounge bar with colors skilfully associated with those of the pious paintings.
Line Austin Hotel
The interior designer Sean Knibb recently allowed the hotel of the 50s/60s Line Austin Hotel to recover its credentials. With a remarkable work of materials and a palette of colors whose pale pink is the star, this place breathes again hype vibes where to absolutely make a stopover if you are still on the American roads...
Rene Gonzalez X German Ermics
in Miami, high-end or luxury ready-to-wear shops are not lacking. So it's to stand out that the brand Alchemist appealed to the local architecture agency Rene Gonzalez and in partnership with the designer German Ermics to cause surprise. Together, they develop a mirror glass in gradients of blue and orange, in contrast to the white and clean interior of the shop. Successful bid. By its foil aspect, this module is the ideal metaphor of luxury visible from the outside and by which the visitor is of course attracted...
As part of the exhibition 5 Rooms of the Design Parade (see also above in the furniture category, Paul Brissonnet and Alexandre Benjamin Navet), the studio Superpoly also showed its bedroom interpretation, whose primary colors are joyfully represented by brush patterns. An offbeat and pleasant work, in perfect adequacy with thesurreal universe we know to the studio.
Valério Olgiati for Céline
in Miami, the Céline store is panelled with a mystical atmosphere thanks to its blue marble panels... The Swiss agency Valério Olgiati has indeed chosen this material in order to blur the tracks, the perspectives and the classic codes that are our landmarks. Everything is possible here. One might as well be in another world or on a movie set, who knows. Nice project.
Finally, we will stop by with the greatest interest on the very beautiful realization of the American Design and architecture studio Workstead, which has brilliantly renovated an old house of Charleston. Tastefully, and thanks to their collection of luminaries, the final project offers a warm place, halfway between past influences and current trends. The furniture, chosen with the utmost care, is also like coming from another world, with no time space or design style clearly identifiable, and that's what we like!
Studio Proba x Roll & Hill x Six N. Five
Have you heard about the new rug collection of the Studio Proba? The latter were putted under the spotlights in the showroom of Roll & Hill But also virtually thanks to the talent of Six N. Five. Presented as part of the Sight Unseen OFFSITE This summer, these 3d images with the poetic aura reveal all the talent of the designer of the carpets, but also of the one who puts them in pictures.
Andrés Reisinger Has tremendously been talking about him this summer on Instagram, thanks to his virtual image series entitled Plastic Rain. Spaces where finally, the emptiness is part of what makes it exceptional places. Both inside and outside, this work pays homage to the architecture while keeping well careful to establish a connection with nature: the reflection of the sky here, a chair whose design is inspired by the hydrangea there, Andrés Reisinger is undoubtedly more than a 3d genius, a real poet.
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