design folio

Bum Bum by Eugeni Quitllet

Deborah Raj - Thursday, November 27, 2014

A furniture collection designed for the God of the Sea, Neptune, and the mermaids that dance in time with the waves, Bum Bum for Vondom by Eugeni Quitllet was born from the principle of not designing objects, but rather musical instruments to be used for another purpose; just like how someone would hold a shell to their ear to hear the ocean. The tubular shapes of the seats allow for light and sound experimentation, enabling the creation of a new environment, as well as atmospheric space, wherever you go. 

Via Designboom.

Mews house by Buster + Punch Design Lab

Anna Coe - Monday, November 24, 2014

Transforming what was once a rickety Edwardian Mews House in South West London into a desirable family home was an enormous undertaking by Buster + Punch Design Lab. Housed behind a discrete facade, the original interior structure was gutted, preserving all historical detailing but allowing for greater overall use of the somewhat limited spaces. The result is a double height basement level that houses the home's four bedrooms, giving way to a large lateral living area on the ground floor. 

A light filled eat-in kitchen is the entertainment hub of the home, from here smaller living spaces allow for separate relaxation or entertainment for the residents. Cool dark colours, a crittall glass wall, stone features and wooden floors present the perfect backdrop for accents of rich silks, calf leather, brass lighting and hardware. The outcome is a restful and comfortable home that exudes refined elegance. 

Buster + Punch is available locally from ECC.

The Cradle by Richard Clarkson

Deborah Raj - Thursday, November 20, 2014

This rocking chair is named “Cradle” as it epitomizes what the chair is all about. It is about creating a safe, comfortable, and relaxing space in which the user can dissipate the overstimulation of their senses. The design was heavily directed by a synthesis of research into Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) as well as safety, sustainability, function, and aesthetics. We had a strong focus creating a solution for sufferers of RMD but the chair is not exclusively for them and will bring relaxation, comfort, and calmness to anyone who uses it.

Handmade in New Zealand, the Cradle is available via the RC Art & Design Laboratory.

Alma Collection by Amarist

Anna Coe - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spanish company Amarist has presented the Alma collection; a mirror and console table that are handmade from Palo Santo exotic wood sheets.

Via DesignBoom.

A Home By Frank Gehry

Anna Coe - Monday, November 03, 2014

This stunning example of esteemed architect Frank Gehry's work was built in 1968 in Malibu, California  -originally for artist Ron Davis. Now it's home to actor Patrick Dempsey and his family who enlisted the help of decorator Estee Staneley to complete the interior.

Check out the virtual tour of the home below. 

Images via Architectural Digest.

In-Quarto table by Pawel Grobelny

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, October 24, 2014

Embracing the ability to adapt, Polish creative Pawel Grobelny developed the In-Quarto table. Unveiled at the Biennale Interieur 2014, the interchangeable table has been designed with three different platforms including a natural American walnut and two different types of marble. With an honest aesthetic based on a seamless tube of white aluminum and the removable tabletop, one is able to swap the accented surface in a simple and fast way according to the mood or atmosphere. 

Via Designboom.

Totem Lamp by Alexandre Dubreuil

Anna Coe - Monday, October 06, 2014

Totem lamp by Alexandre Dubreuil looks at the idea of how volumes and materials are associated with eachother. The Parisian designer has taken a harsh material - a concrete cylinder and combined it with a soft pastel flat ring light to create a contemporary, yet industrial table lamp.

Via MocoLoco.

Globe lamp by Lee Broom

Anna Coe - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Globe light by Lee Broom is just one of the five new products he is due to launch at the London Design Festival as part of his Nouveau Rebel collection.

Measuring 40cm in diameter and made from carrara marble with a glass semi-sphere, the lamp exudes minimalist elegance. 

Lee Broom is available locally from ECC. 

Tribu tables by Michela & Paolo Baldessari for DeCastelli

Anna Coe - Friday, September 05, 2014

Architectural duo Michela and Paolo Baldessari have designed a collection of coffee tables for Italian furniture manufacturer DeCastelli. The three tables in the collection are all at various heights and composed of DeCastelli's signature materials of iron, copper, and brass. 

DeCastelli is available locally from David Shaw.

Afteroom's furniture and home accessories for Menu

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, September 01, 2014

Stockholm based design agency Afteroom has conceived a bar stool, lounge chair and coat hook for Danish brand Menu's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. The barstool is an adaptation of the agency's Afteroom chair featuring an extension of the original version's distinctive three-leg design with a steel arm that curves around to form a continuous backrest. The modernist pieces are Bauhaus-inspired to include a lounge chair with curved steel armrest and a coat hanger which is formed using an intersection of powder-coated aluminium bars with dot-shaped hooks at each end. 

Menu is available from Simon James Concept store. 

Via Dezeen.