Fabelaktig by Moelven>
A year ago I worked for Grid design, on a huge project for Moelven – one of the biggest manufactures of processed timber and gluelam products. We wanted to show that wood could be used in a new, modern way when it came to interiors. Together we developed a series of wood panels and floors, called Fabelaktig. I was responsible for the entire styling for the products photos, and I am happy to see that both products and catalog finally are available at the Norwegian marked. Take a look at the pictures after the jump and download the catalog on Moelven.no to read more about the products. Read more…
Big and bold vases>
I love accessories, both when it comes to clothing and when it come to interior. Therefor I was thrilled to see that big vases, bowls and plates were dominating this years interior trends at Salone del mobile. Instead of many small object it is now the big and bold vases that rules, and the more exclusive the material the better. This is the perfect way to spice up your living room and to play with colored glass and ceramics.
During the fair I took a lot of photos, but unfortunately I can’t remember where everything is from. So instead you can have a look at my inspirational pictures of my favorite vases from Salone…. Read more…
Diesel with Foscarini: Relics from the next future>
Diesel with Foscarini showed off a new collection of lamps and textiles for 2011 at Superstudio piú 2011. The visitors experienced, as Diesel explains, “…a journey as an explorer through home textiles and lighting in the guise of archaeological relics of a time that has not yet been….”. The lamps becomes therefor a part of a paradigm for contemporary living.
Diesel has kept that rough industrial look that the brand represent, and the lamps stand out as individuals. The four new lamps from Diesel are DrumBox, Mysterio, Pipe and Duii. They all represents different parts of a workshop with tough materials and dirty looks.
One of my favorites from this years Salone del Mobile is the R2B2 by Christoph Therard in Studio Montag. He has created a kitchen appliance with alternative drive concept. It has a pedal driven machinery that gives the appliance their power.
I love it because it takes us back to the origin of the machine. The machinery looks great in that old fashion woodbox. The balance between old and new is well done. The coffee grinder, blender and bowl are made with few elements and the pure design style makes it look fresh and attractive, and they don’t distract from the idea and concept.
Unfortunately the drawer and side cabinet feels like a school project and is not as well processed as the rest. But the biggest problem is if you want to install R2B2 into your kitchen counter, the main attribute to this design disappears. The machine is then hidden into the counter. Therefor it needs to stand alone and as a single furniture.
But I don’t care about that. I just love this piece. I’m a fool for machines and this machine made my day.
Salone del Mobile 2011 – Fiera>
The biggest problem with being in Milan for the international furniture fair is that there is s much to see and do that you don’t have time to sit down and write about it. Yesterday we started our first day here with a trip to Fiera where all the big brands are exhibited. It’s the commercial part of the fair, with a lot of boring and “old” products but once in pavilion 16-20 we also found a lot of interesting stuff. Here are my snapshots of from yesterday and please stay tuned for more exiting news as soon is I have time to sit down!