Even though they are not furniture, I thought the glass work at the Czech pavilion was a welcome oasis at ICFF. The particular pieces that caught my eye were the pieces by Moser, including the Bar collection (above), designed by Rudolf Eschler; and the Gema vase (below), designed by Kateřina Doušová.
I’m taking a page out of Notcot’s book and am posting a few of the different #ObjectHunt photos that have been tweeted so far. It’s been so fun seeing all the different photos come in as the stickers have been found.
Tomorrow (May 18th) is the last day to find the stickers and tweet them to #ObjectHunt for a chance to win two nights at the Standard LA, two tickets to Dwell on Design, and an Eero Aarnio puppy. Cool Hunting is also offering an iPad to another #ObjectHunt winner. We’ve been dropping location hints on twitter, and if you don’t already know the rules, you can check them out here. Happy #objecthunt-ing!
Lerival is a design house that features furniture made by architects. The Gem Series Table by Atelier Manferdini treats “form as fabric” by taking a series of triangular panels and folding them, creating a set of faceted outdoor tables. An intricate pattern is stamped across each panel.
I thought it would be interesting to see how each architect’s built work related to their furniture pieces. Atelier Manferdini’s work is new to me, but she is obviously very interested in architectural skins, geometries and patterns, the latter two of which are definitely reflected in her the Gem Series.
The other Lerival pieces that caught my eye were the Kulms Chairs by Miso Soup Design. The two chairs in the series are called One and Two (based on the number of legs, I’m guessing). Nice clean lines, and I appreciate how One is stackable via the folded piece down the center of the chair that becomes the leg.
Much of Miso Soup Design’s architectural work seems to center around manipulating a surface, whether it is through folding or excavation or wrapping. The same language is definitely a part of their furniture design.
We’re still sorting though our photos from ICFF and all of the various Design Week events, but in the meantime here is a quick post about the DWR launch of the 111 Navy Chair. The 111 Navy Chair is based on the original aluminum 1006 Navy Chair, designed by Emeco for the U.S. Navy in 1944. The current version is a collaboration between Emeco and Coca Cola, and is made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles. It is expected to keep three million plastic Coke bottles out of landfills each year. Being that it’s made from plastic, I expected the chair to be super lightweight, but it’s actually satisfyingly heavy when you pick it up. Sidenote: How awesome is the Coke bottle patent above?!
Anyway, the DWR launch party was one of the better branded events that I went to during design week – a lot of thought and attention went into the details of the party – mini buttons in a glass coke can, fun “refresh -> recycle -> re-use” coasters, Bacardi and coke drinks in glasses with fountain-soda style straws…Plus lots of colorful 111 Navy Chairs (red and green were definitely our favorites!)!
Grain is design studio committed to socially and environmentally responsible design. Their Sololá line of purses celebrates the artistry of Guatemalan women weavers. I really love how the backside of the woven fabric is what is being featured – all of the imperfections and the chaos of the handiwork that ultimately results in a gorgeously woven tapestry (in this case on the inside of the purse).
Their Electric Love rings – hand-knotted rings made from reclaimed electrical wire – are pretty cool, too. Grain will be among the 50 independent designers exhibiting and selling work at the second annual Model Citizens NYC exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery. Looking forward to seeing these projects in person!
- Two Nights Stay at The Standard, Downtown LA in a “huge” guest room with daily breakfast for two. - Two Home Tour tickets to Dwell on Design in LA, June 25-27; includes a weekend pass and a choice of a Eastside or Westside tour. Courtesy of Dwell on Design, a preeminent modern design show for the design trade on the West Coast. - And a PUPPY! (Not a real puppy, silly!) An adorable classic Eero Aarnio designed toy puppy from the Magis ‘Me too’ children’s collection, courtesy of NOTCOT.
Check out www.objecthunt.com for full details and the official rules. Keep your eyes peeled as you wander around the Design Week events and tweet your photos of the stickers to #OBJECTHUNT to be entered to win!
We’ll all be dropping a few hints over the next few days on twitter and here as to where stickers might be…Hint #1: What NYC hotel has both an awesome beer garden and straddles the Highline? That might just be a good place to start…
I love the idea behind this print, and I think it is beautifully executed, so win-win! The Places in America print was created for You Me and the Royal We by Oliver Jeffers. Each archival pigment print comes with 102 pins to “chart your path to total American domination”. 100 of the pins are orange, one of them is red and one of them is blue. Orange is for states conquered, red is for headquarters and blue is for state of origin. Love!
. It’s Tuesday, which means it’s print release day over at The Working Proof – today we are pleased to bring you We Are Connected, by Danna Ray. Danna is an amazing artist from South Carolina, who creates gorgeously ethereal, quiet work. Her body of explores the inherent transience and connectedness of all things. She is interested in small moments that scratch away the myopic fog of everyday routine to reveal glimpses of a bigger picture.
In one of the outdoor spaces I cared for, there was a group of several different conifer species planted together. As these trees began to reach their full size, they were becoming overcrowded, but their roots were so closely intertwined that it was impossible to remove one of the trees without damaging the others. The compact upright forms of conifers reminded me of the elongated figures of Alberto Giacometti that had profoundly resonated with me in school years ago. As I walked by those trees each day, I began to see them as a microcosm of the world around us. Each tree was working to grow and survive as it inevitably affected and formed the foundation of the others. While looking at the trees up close, it was easy to see the distinct differences that set them apart, but to see them from a distance, it was clear that they were all members of a larger family. Although the roots are not immediately apparent, everything, everyone is connected. Perhaps in the biggest picture, there is no such thing as isolation.
Lovely, right? We Are Connected is an archival inkjet print that was created from an original mixed media painting. It was printed on 300 gsm acid free paper that is made from eco-friendly bagasse and recycled cotton fibers. 15% of the sale of this print goes to Médecins Sans Frontières.
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