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Villa F by Hornung & Jacobi Architecture

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, October 17, 2013

Futuristic in every sense of the word, Villa F is situated on the Greek island of Rhodes and was designed by Hornung & Jacobi Architecture for a couple who wished for a holiday home that fitted their upbeat lifestyle.

Surrounded by a natural stone wall, the main focus of the home is to look outwards, acknowledging the stunning vistas to such a degree that the house welcomes the outside in wherever possible, almost completely opening up in the central living area. A large infinity pool completes the lush picture, while a separate structure serves as guest accommodation, ensuring privacy and space for everyone. Minimalist, airy and spacious, Villa F serves as a thoroughly modern interpretation of classic Mediterranean style.

Traffic by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

Anna Coe - Monday, October 14, 2013

Traffic is a new collection of furniture based around the concept of the connection between 2d linear drawings and three dimensional objects. The wire frame bases represent the two dimension and the upholstery essentially brings the designs to life. Although appearing simplistic in its overall design, the collection is actually incredibly detailed, with the wire framing interwoven in a particular pattern. Available in an armchair, sofa, bench and chaise lounge with either fabric or leather upholstery.

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Design: The Week in Review 08/10/2013

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

a. New York museum ups security as gold bar sculpture goes on show. [The Guardian]

b. Dwell & New York Mag open the doors of NY's most exclusive homes. [Trendland]

c. Loop pH: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion. [Designboom]

d. London's largest living wall takes root. [Fast Co Design]

e. Auckland Art Gallery wins World Building of the Year 2013. [Dezeen]

Rimula Lounge Chair by Guillaume Sonnet for Liparus

Anna Coe - Monday, September 30, 2013

Belgian designer Guillaume Sonnet has created the modern yet cosy looking Rimula lounge chair for manufacturer Liparus. With it's high gloss metal framing combined with the texture of the fur, the chair is the perfect juxtaposition of soft and hard materials.

Trasparente carafe by Andreas Trenher

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, September 27, 2013

These intriguing glass carafes were designed as part of the Bologna Water Design conference at Cersaie. Aided by parametric software, the series of bottles are meant to serve as a visualisation of difference water sources around South Tyrol, where tap water is of a high quality. The eye-catching series serves to entice the local population to consume tap water over the bottled alternatives. 

Design: The Week in Review 24/09/2013

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

a. The 100th anniversary of the birth of Piero Fornasetti. [Designboom]

b. Barcelona Kaleidolapse. [This is Colossal]

c. Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov. [Gessato]

d. The Conductor by Faye Toogood for Established & Sons. [Dezeen]

e. United Nations North Delegates' Lounge by Hella Jongerius and Rem Koolhaas. [Dezeen]

Balustan collection by Ito Kish

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, September 23, 2013

 Ito Kish is one of the Philippines' most successful design consultants, and he launched his most recent furniture series at this year's Maison et Objet in Paris. Influenced by the popularity of baluster shapes in vintage Philippine design, the collection includes chairs, tables, bookshelves and candleholders, using traditional Asian craft techniques to create modern, everyday home furniture. 

A New Way collection by MENU

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Danish design brand MENU recently unveiled their latest collection ' A New Way', earning the company a 'Accent-on-Design' award in New York. The collection is governed by strong Scandinavian expression, with soft minimalism, timelessness and durability resulting in pieces that we'd all rather like to have in our homes.

MENU is stocked locally at the Simon James Concept Store. 

Alex Meitlis brassware for Hazorfim

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Designer Alex Meitlis has created a series of pieces constructed from shiny brass for Hazorfim, with a debut at 100% Design as part of this year's London Design Festival. The collection is founded on deceptively simple three-dimensional forms and includes vases, vessels, candle sconces and bowls. 

Meitlis' obsession with simplicity is obvious in the series, with the designer playing the reduction game to investigate just how pared back he can get a piece without undermining its beauty. 

For more on the London Design Festival, go here. 

Kaleidoscope cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Anna Coe - Friday, September 13, 2013

Sebastian Errazuris' take on a traditional mid-century-style cabinet is truly mesmerizing. His Kaleidoscope cabinet is lined with angled mirrors, so when opened the pieces on display in the cabinet are reflected in multiples, resulting in an hypnotizing spectrum. Errazuriz wanted to the challenge the concept of the standard 'cabinet' and fill 'the space between the void'. There's also a small peephole on one of the sides so that the viewer is able to sneak a look at what the cabinet holds - a reference to a childhood memory of Errazuriz's where an old aunt would always let him look, but not touch her precious pieces of silverware.

Via Designboom.