Rotterdam-based designer Jaakko van ‘t Spijker has invented lamp with a new purpose: this is a lamp-picture with a personal owner’s photo. Splite (the name of the lamp) consists of photo frame together with an ambient light and 3D printed sculpture. Individual photographs are integral part of the resulting product. Buyers provide a set of photographs or pictures, which are mounted directly in the lights. Thus, when the owner gets tired of the picture, it can be easily replaced by the next out of the set. There are different kinds of lamps: they are hanging lights, wall lights and table lights. The stylish lamp spreads a soft light that gives the photos an original vivifying effect. Read the rest of this entry »
To give to an ordinary TV a natural and more suitable position within furniture interiors, designer Robert Bronwasser from SMOOL decided to dress it in fabric. The idea was to add a new spirit into the field which hasn’t been progressing for a long time, that is, to the design of the TV exterior. As a result the Homedia concept has appeared. Foreseeing a TV’s new future role as a decor, along with modifying the material and color palette of the TV, designer has tried to change a form of an equipment too. It has a streamlined shape, passing into triangular form at the bottom. Homedia will be shown during Milan Design Week 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
The famous designer Karim Rashid has presented a bright and colorful collection of wallpapers called ‘Multiverse’. The collection, designed for the Italian brand Glamora, has a unique style that is peculiar to the talented designer. Coloring of wallpapers is characterized by a richness of optical effects and illusions, resembling a bizarre kaleidoscope. Multiverse collection includes nine models of wallpaper in four color variants: Orb, Miasma, Auro and Dazzle. ‘Multiverse’ will be perfect for rooms of young people and for clubs, or for those people who wants to add some novelty and brightness to his interior design.
Located right on the Romanian seacoast of the Black Sea, in the historic town of Constanta, the apartment has not only stunning surroundings, but also an extraordinary interior. Designers, Re-Act Now, made everything best to avoid blank walls and to provide a great view with a beautiful seacoast. Glass partitions of bright colors are used instead of habitual walls. One more special thrill, added by creative designers, is a 3M Radiant Color Film stacked directly on the glass. Because of it a bizarre Refraction of Light is produced. Play of colors dilutes the overall whiteness prevailing in the paint of interiors. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a magic candy store located in Melbourne. According to the designers – Red Design Group (Australia) – there was an idea to create a one-of-a-kind design with playful, simple and somewhat illusional space for the Candy Room. As a result we see a masterpiece of design! Every detail here is fit a single design. Elements of a room are drawn on white space using a black lines. A kitchen splashback is drawn complete with a boiling pot on the stove or a framed portrait of one of the kids. At the same time real items perfectly coexist with drawing, merging with each other. Lampshade made of thin wire, simulates lines drawn in pencil. Candy Room resembles a coloring book. Read the rest of this entry »
Very interesting decision to illuminate a staircase was proposed by lighting company PSLAB. They have created lighting design for a spiral staircase in Beirut home (Lebanon). The main peculiarity of this lighting composition is its location. The rectangular holes with lamps inside are mounted right in the back sides of the steps of the staircase. So if we look in the staircase from the base it is a feeling like we are inside of some flying saucer or a spacecraft. The fact that this spiral staircase has no rails and the back sides of the steps are lit makes this composition look futuristic. It’s a new idea in design of staircases when illumination is an essential part of the design itself.
Due to “kimchi and chips”, an experimental art & technology Seoul (South Korea) studio, we can watch a real miracle of living lights. This composition called “assembly” uses a set of 5,500 white blocks hanging from above and 5 high-res cameras connected to a computer sequence, scanning the cubes with structured light. The combination of these technologies produces a habitat for digital forms to exist in our real world. Presence in such room gives an affect of mystery and mystic. The philosophy of “kimchi and chips” can be seen from the next statement: we create installations, products and services that bridge the gap between people and people, people and technologies, people and nature.
Designers from Camenzind Evolution have completed 12.000 sq. m. office design for Google Inc. in Zurich, Switzerland. The company’s philosophy says that the productivity of workers depends on how comfortable and fun they feel themselves at work. Absolute comfort and plenty of entertainment – this is a normal working day for employees of Google Inc. The resulting design is a diverse, flexible and light workspace, which has been specifically developed to stimulate and support the Googlers in their challenging and innovative work. There is nothing normal and ordinary in this office space, Google offers new concept of work environment. And I think everybody wants to work in company. Just have a look.