design folio

Shoemaker Chair by Martin Azua

Anna Coe - Friday, July 25, 2014

The Shoemaker chair by designer Martin Azua quite literally takes its inspiration from a shoe, and the way they're utilised. "Objects are usually true to some schemes and they find their identity in some pre-established premises. This chair claims its personality as a shoe and requires the care of a shoe. Often objects, as people, have problems to be what they really are" notes Azua. 

Constructed from a single piece of leather, the chair can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the eyelets on the back and sides of the chair. 

Via Mocoloco.

Bea Bed & Breakfast in Belgium

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 25, 2014

The fashionable seaside town of Knokke-le Zoute in Belgium is home to interior shop Bea Items and sister accomodation Bea Mombaers. The stylish bed and breakfast features eclectic furnishings from the store with a backdrop of raw walls and stone floors. 

Via Trendland

Rocha apartment by CaSA

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colombo and Serboli Architecture have recently completed this playful renovation on a Barcelona holiday apartment. The space  features minimal furniture and a subdued colour palette, combined with linear structures that are used as subtle room separators. 

Via dezeen.

Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland 

Design: The Week In Review 21/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014

A. Forest Cabin by Bernd Riegger offers sanctuary in the wild [via The Coolist]

B. Anny Wang uses contrasting materials in Akin Collection of funiture [via Dezeen]

C. A glamorous new furniture collaboration from two L.A. design luminaries [Tmagazine]

D. A jellyfish tank installed in an abandoned building in Liverpool by Walter Hugo & Zoniel [via ThisisColossal]

E. House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza [via DesignBoom]

F. Marx Design: Uppers & Downers [via Trendland]

Animated Architecture by Axel de Stampa

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014

French artist Axel de Stampa has created a series of GIFs that showcase famous buildings in motion and different perspectives. 

Via YellowTrace

Reverso Room Separator by Yann Mathys

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 18, 2014

Taking away a Swiss Design Award for his Reverso "space separation system", industrial designer Yann Mathys created this mesh curtain to serve as a room separator. It's fish-like skin reacts to the touch of a hand with the scales reacting differently to light depending on their position. 

Via Trendland

Defini, Fini, Infini by Daniel Buren

Anna Coe - Thursday, July 17, 2014

After opening as an art space last year, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop is this year playing host to an installation by French artist Daniel Buren. 

Titled Defini, Fini, Infini, the seven previously unseen artworks use a combination of mirrors and coloured panels to work and correspond to the concrete forms that are a permanent part of the building's roof. 

The installation will be open until the 30th of September. 

Bathing Pond by Herzog & de Meuron

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Herzog & de Meuron have completed a new project in the form of a 'Naturbad Riehen' - translating to natural bath.Forgoing the traditional pool construction method and water treatment systems, the natural pond uses plants as a natural filtration process. Using biological filter terraces, no chemicals or chlorine are used whatsoever, yet the pool's cleaning capacity will still be able to accommodate for up to 2,000 guests over the day. 

Via DesignBoom.

Carbon Fibre Eames Sofa by Matthew Strong

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Combining a traditional woven caning pattern with the most modern of materials, Matthew Strong conceived this striking, featherweight carbon fibre Eames sofa. Its strength lies in the weaving method that uses cross-bond adhesion in a design based on a series of prototypes at the Henry Ford museum. The transparency of the structure "allows visual access to every part of the base, giving it an aesthetic coherence that feels both uncanny and curiously natural" says Strong.

Via Mocoloco