Archives for category: A collector piece

I’m a huge fan of marimekko, here are some of they inspirational Christmas edition on prints, enjoy them while they last.

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“Choosing tableware is an expedition only taken on by those ready to settle into a look which will remain in their family for generations. Hermes hopes that you will consider their Bleus D’Ailleurs tableware collection.Blue porcelain has been with us for centuries and this collection is inspired from the past while delivering elegant looks that summarize a modern spin. “Having come from China after a long voyage, the designs are directly inspired by nature. So there is nothing rigid about the petals, the daisies, the honeycomb…” Black highlights work with the blue in delivering an absolutely beautiful collection of porcelain tableware for your home.”

to read more go to : http://www.hermes.com/
text taken from : http://www.selectism.com/news/2011/02/10/bleus-d’ailleurs-tableware-in-porcelain-hermes/

Roy McMakin is a designer, architect, and furniture maker. His art, which draws on his knowledge of and experience within these disciplines, demonstrates deep engagement with the artistic potential of domestic objects and environments. McMakin works with two classes of objects: in sculpture that looks like furniture or mundane household fixtures such as a non-functioning toilet made of wood, and furniture that is detailed or decorated to emphasize its sculptural aspects such as a wooden writing desk painted bright pink. He tests the cultural distinctions of these two types of objects that can at times, occupy the same physical space.


McMakin first brought his work to the public through Domestic Furniture, his Los Angeles showroom (closed in 1991). He continues to engage with the public through Domestic Architecture, his Seattle-based design firm whose portfolio has expanded from remodeling to ground-up home designs. MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California exhibited a survey of McMakin’s art and design work in 2003. Sculptures by McMakin are permanently installed at the University of California’s San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus and in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. McMakin lives and works in Seattle.

 
To read more go to :Roy McMakin
(images & text taken from: http://www.cristinagrajalesinc.com/artists/roy-mcmakin,http://www.domesticfurniture.com/index.html)

Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary.
After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993 she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam (New York), Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel) and IKEA (Sweden).
Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), MoMA (New York), the Design Museum (London), Galerie KREO (Paris) and Moss gallery (New York). The Dutch designer has created 300 unique vases as special collectors artwork to accompany the handmade, signed and numbered edition of the book: Hella Jongerius: Misfit. Phaidon.com went to the oldest factory in The Netherlands: Royal Tichelaar Makkum, for a tour of the beautiful factory with the Managing Director, Jan Tichelaar, to see how these special vases are made and to hear more about their manufacturing and the different layers of colour applied. ‘The story is about experimenting’ says Jan Tichelaar, ‘it is an experiment which become a project which become a product.’

to read more go to : Jongeriuslab
(images & text taken from : http://www.jongeriuslab.com/site/)

Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. In terms of variety of decoration, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century.

Fornasetti is celebrated as being among the most original creative talents of the twentieth century. During his career he created a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable and unceasingly engaging. Fornasetti designed a magical world, saturated in image and colour and filled with whimsy and wit.

The Fornasetti Atelier in Milan is an outpost of careful and accomplished craft production. Here skilled craftsmen and women use the same rigorous handcrafted techniques as were employed on the very first Fornasetti products. Colour is applied by hand and the original paper patterns are still followed. Maintaining the quality of these methods of making is an important aspect of the Fornasetti legacy.

to read more go toPiero Fornasetti
(images & text taken from :http://www.fornasetti.com/en/)

About Black Sheep

“I discovered Icelandic sheepskins while attempting to source a 
sheepskin for an interior design project. 
(the IKEA pelts just didn’t do it for me); these did. I was attracted to these eclectic pelts and their large large
– 
top that off with the fact that these skins are stamped as 
‘Eco-Friendly’ (see Eco-Friendly section of the site) and I was sold.I really enjoy getting-up each morning with one under my feet and 
thought others would too.”


to read more go to :Black Sheep
(images & text taken from : http://blacksheepwhitelight.com/)


ONAO CO.,LTD.
The origin of Onao’s company name is onao, the highest grade of shoingami paper used for akari-shouji sliding doors, and its history has progressed alongside the history of Ichikawadaimon’s paper industry.From the exquisite hadayoshigami, which originates from this town, to other finewashi papers, we would like to continue delivering the tranquility of traditional Japanese washi paper that is traditional yet fresh, to everyday living.

SIWA briefcase
SIWA laundry box M
SIWA slippers LARGE
SIWA string & button close envelope
SIWA book cover 218x405
SIWA box M

SIWA cushioned case - mini
To read more go to : ONAO CO.,LTD.
(images & text taken from : http://www.onao.co.jp/siwa/index_e.html#)