German artist Michael Cleff uses a mixture of plaster moulds and hand building techniques to create these fresh and contemporary architectural forms out of stoneware clay.
The ‘Solo’ furniture series is a versatile, unique, and cost-efficient chair/stool designed by German creative Nitzan Cohen for Italian furniture manufacturer Mattiazzi.
The 621 side tables were made as a companion product to the 620 Chair, designed by Dieter Rams in 1962, and have just been re-released by Vitsoe in 2014.
This project by Judith Seng and Alex Valder caught my eye. It’s slightly different to what we’d usually showcase here, but examines the unusual relationship between art and design through glass.
Alexander Brenner’s interiors seem to be a study in simplicity and flexibility, the tones inside are quiet with lots of versatile fixtures. Some might think this purity is austere, but to me it has a calming effect.
Designer Eric Degenhardt has really impressed me with the progression of his own work, which can be clearly seen in his portfolio showcased on his studio website.
German designer Florian Saul, his simplistic furniture was right up my street. Not only that, but I liked how he mixed the materials, for example using a cork seat, which gives the stool an interesting appearance.
Gardens can be thought provoking in many ways. I love the multiple layers, this could be water, plants, trees, rocks and stones, sculpture could also play a big part in how an outdoor area is shaped. I think a well designed garden can play with all your senses, especially if there’s fruit or plants in the garden that are edible. Although I don’t have any particular experience with garden design, I have a real admiration for the work as the basis for it is …
Yesterday I received my new Aalto stool, this time I went for the classic Stool 60 which has three legs and comes in the standard wood (I find this more authentic and original looking). I’m hoping to invest in something more substantial at a later date, possibly an office chair for work, which means it would get a lot of use! Something that’s come up after a discussion with another individual is the category of outdoor furniture, which isn’t some …
Anything Dieter Rams is sure to captivate me, I’m constantly reminded of his design ethos thanks to a poster on my office wall referencing the famous ‘ten principles for good design’. It’s been a bit of a godsend when facing certain design tasks, I can always look back at that and get a few visualisations of what I should be aiming for, usually it gets me back on the right track. I’m …