design folio

The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Explosion is a new interactive cabinet by designer Sebastian Errazuriz. At first glance the piece sits as a tidy, traditional credenza, however with a gentle push or pull the cabinet can be opened right out - as though it is exploding. 

The mechanics behind the design took Errazuriz a year to perfect, despite starting with a cabinet maker's oldest trick, the sliding dovetail. 

Explosion will be on display at Errazuriz's solo show: Look Again.

Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant in Stockholm

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Djurgarden shipyard in Stockholm has recently become home to the Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant - a light and airy dining space that offers views over the harbour. With a building design by Mats Fahlander and Agneta Petterson, the lofty interior is best described as one of nordic minimalism using only locally sourced furnishings. The restaurant's decor exhibits an undeniably nautical theme with modern scandinavian flair. 

Via Trendland

The Bunkie cabin by 608 Design Studio

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 28, 2014

With the only requirement being that you own the land, The Bunkie is a prefabricated space that can be deposited at any desired location with all the plumbing and electricity requirements seen to by the installation team. The Bunkie featured is one designed by 608 Design Studio featuring floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in. The cabin also houses a fold down bed, space enough for a dining table or desk, a fireplace, shelves and wall space for a flat screen TV if desired. With an installation that necessitates only a few days at most, this is the perfect solution for anyone who desires their own sense of place.

Via Airows


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