Located just outside of Minsk in Belarus this stunning apartment really showcases the beauty of design influencing a space. The designers in question are a local studio called NORDES, the brief for the project was to create a space that would not date and be practical for a family of four which NORDES has described as "invisible design". With inspiration and pieces from mid-century design as well as a more modern approach to the lighting the stylistic time-frame evident within this project is vast, proving that noteworthy design pieces from every era can be considered timeless. Absolutely love the use of the timber block as a breakfast bar! What a beautiful place to live.
Completely head over heels with this stunning vanity by Giordano Chiesa, originally produced for the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples in 1955 the pear wood frame with brass detailing is a real show stopper. Yes please Santa!
This week we decided to keep things current and browse the latest issue of WOI giving us lots of inspiration for the New Year. For the chair lovers among us the Rock Solid article showcases some stunning designs, a few of which we have ambitiously added to our Christmas Lists. The New Wavy swatches are great inspiration for texture and colour palettes coming into 2016. Leaving the best until last The House That Yu Built highlights the home/studio space that clay artist Yu Kobayashi has constructed for herself using found objects and jetsam gleaned from a local beach. Another fabulous issue from WOI!
One of our favourite books is Modern Furniture. It brings you the most influential and innovating designs in from the past 150 years, beginning with latest designs from 2011 and working its way back through the decades. Here we’ve picked a few pieces which we find inspiring, hope you enjoy!
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American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects. This stunning new exhibition showcased at the Tate reveals how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. Our favourite pieces were the faces! Definitely worth a visit!
This summer apartment just outside of Berlin has been lovingly restored with a simplistic design aesthetic that really showcases its original features. From the flooring and vaulted ceilings, to the original brick work and understated furniture, each piece has been carefully considered by Loft Szczecin in order to create this beautiful summer residence.
Brigitta Rossetti is an artist we originally stumbled across profiled on Saatchi Art. Her contemporary approach to the concept of nature within her work stems from her upbringing in rural Italy and is evident in every piece she produces. These particular pieces are our favourites, inspiring reflection through use of colour, texture and composition.
Make sure to check out her most recent work via the link below.
One of China’s most influential artists is taking up the challenge this autumn in filling the Royal Academy of Arts immense historic spaces. Ai Wei Wei’s RA exhibition is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career. Here we show just a handful of his pieces but be sure to go down and experience the full impact.
Located near the ski runs of Megève in the French Alps, Le Chalet Zannier takes stealth luxury to a new level. Zannier worked closely with Belgian architecture and interior design firms to create a vision of comfort, from the furniture to the towels to the handmade ceramics.