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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



Limantos Residence by Fernanda Marques

Anna Coe - Monday, July 14, 2014



Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the Limantos residence designed by Fernanda Marques. The expansive, two storey family home takes inspiration from Mies van der Rohe (as noted by the architect), with its layout and strong use of glass, concrete and steel. 

The home consists of 13 rooms, and is proportionally balanced with just the right amount of private and open spaces. An incredible feature of the interior is the white spiral staircase that elegantly curls from the upper level to the lower. 

Some of the furniture pieces used in the project include the Roda Network outdoor sofa and daybed (available locally from David Shaw) and Knoll Barcelona lounge chairs (available locally from Bromhead Design).



Abyss table by Duffy London

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

British design firm Duffy London have replicated the look of a cross-section of the ocean with their Abyss table. Layers of blue glass are stacked on top of sheets of wood in order to create the dramatic affect. 



AC Milan headquarters by Fabio Novembre

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 07, 2014

After 50 years in their previous location, the headquarters of Italian football club AC Milan have recently been relocated to the impressive Casa Milan. Designer Fabio Novembre has used the club's colours of black and red as a palette for the building's decor, applying the colour scheme to graphics, furniture and fittings throughout to include the merchandise shop, offices for senior management, restaurant and club museum which was newly created in collaboration with Google. Combined with space enough for both temporary and permanent exhibitions, the club's headquarters have been designed to provide an interactive experience for its visitors.  

Via Dezeen



Design: The Week In Review 23/06/14

Anna Coe - Monday, June 23, 2014

A. Yelp's downtown San Francisco headquarters [via FastCoDesign]

B. Bounce Below: A giant network of trampolines suspended in an abandoned Welsh slate mine [via Colossal]

C. Green Roofed Labyrinth house by Estudio Entresitio [via TheCoolist]

D. An interview with the artist Will Cotton [via DesignBoom]

E. Roderick Vos showroom [via DailyIcon]




Loft Apartment by 2b Group

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This spacious apartment impresses with its warmth whilst retaining an air of masculinity and minimalism. Ukraine based design group 2b uses natural elements throughout the Kiev located residence to create a cozy interior that is still edgy and urban. With perfectly placed furnishings interspersed with eclectic design accents, there is little not to like about this forward thinking inner city loft.  



Invisible Kitchen by i29 Architects

Anna Coe - Monday, May 26, 2014


Dutch architecture firm i29 have released a concept design of an ultra slim, almost invisible kitchen island. The idea came from the designers' vision for the counter to be more of a piece of furniture as opposed to a kitchen bench - with their aim being for the system to seem to disappear. 

The counter top has a thickness of around two centimetres and the sliding panels behind the bench are repeated on the front, giving the impression of invisibility.



Elwood house by Robson Rak Architects

Anna Coe - Tuesday, May 20, 2014





This recent renovation in Elwood, Melbourne by Robson Ray Architects (with interiors by Made by Cohen) was an extension of an existing Edwardian home. The structure now features clean lines and wide open spaces - a huge contrast to its previous interior.

Furniture used: Tufty time sofa in the living area (available from Matisse), Artemide Tolomeo Mega Terra floor lamp (available from ECC), Poliform Dama side table (available from Studio Italia).

Via Contemporist. 



Megalith table by Christopher Duffy

Anna Coe - Monday, May 19, 2014


Designer Christopher Duffy has produced a limited edition table titled Megalith for British company Duffy London. Taking inspiration from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the large glass tabletop appears to balance atop a group of toppling blocks. 

Via Contemporist.