Malva flower vase is an innovative product reflecting the former Cubism movement in the Czech republic. Through the construction of sharp points, sliced planes, and crystalline shapes, Czech Cubists distinguished their work being inspired by the epochal significance of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The same rule applies for Jakobsen’s Malva vase. The design is a combination of organic and inorganic materials, where wood serves as a complementary element for the construction.
“We love flowers. They bring us a freshness and beautiful aroma. Sometimes it happens that blossoms are all around the vase. Malva is different at first sight! It holds flowers inside the glass and for that reason there is no untidiness. Its geometric shape was inspired by Czech Cubism. The idea to protect the flowers behind the glass comes from the book The Little Prince written by French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint Exupery. The design is based on the contrast between the combination of organic and inorganic material”. (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 19 June, 2014
BIG + KILO in collaboration with the high-quality porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal have launched BIG Cities, a tableware design for the TAC set in which tradition and evolution are merged to form a new and global design.
TAC was developed at the end of the 1960s – based on a design by architect and designer Walter Gropius and his Boston-based firm The Architects Collaborative (TAC). Built upon basic geometrical forms, it owes its style to Bauhaus. The BIG Cities design is emerged from marrying this classic style with the silhouette of various world cities including Copenhagen, London, Berlin, Paris and New York on a surface of white porcelain.
Throughout time people have decorated porcelain with motives from nature and landscapes. Architects have planned and designed our cities for centuries and are well known for creating elegant and functional products. BIG and Kilo merge the wide span from the large scale city skyline with the intimate scale of product design in a line of heritage blue porcelain color. The characteristics of each city’s silhouette are subtly elaborated in the form of famous architectural landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower – bringing observation and conversation to the table.
While the dinner and charger plates are available in six different design variants each, the other pieces of the set are each adorned with a different skyline – twelve in total.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 22 May, 2014
A true utility item, the Alfred magazine rack offers a convenient, yet stylish way to organize and store magazines or books. Its design is focused on lasting durability and functionality, with the central handle allowing for versatility in where it is displayed. You can find it here : DesignByThem
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 21 May, 2014
Rebob Design have created the Twister Set, a unique wall decoration made from ceramic.This playful item can lead to countless compositions. Depending on space and taste you can decide how many sets you want to buy and make a beautiful composition on your wall. The inside of the biggest (open) ball has the same color as the small colored ball. Twister will give you delight and happiness and a beautiful sight on your wall. You will receive an instruction how to hang the set and also hooks will be included.
The Twister Set is handmade in our workshop. The set contains 6 porcelain balls with various diameters which are made from slip cast, dried, sanded and partially sprayed with a colored terra sigillata (slip cast with pigments) and then fired on 1230 degrees Celsius in a support mold.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 14 May, 2014
The Italian company, Tubes Radiatori, takes home radiators to a new level of design. It’s not just for heat anymore, it’s also part of your decor. Use the ladder for a toasty towel heater for the bathroom. Hang a favorite blanket on one of the rungs for wrapping around yourself on those cool nights. Ladders of all shapes and sizes are popular decor pieces only yours will have dual function – style and heat. (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 6 May, 2014
German luxury brand Sieger made its signature stylish mark on the NY Tabletop Market last week as it launched its new Ca’ d’Oro collection from Sieger by Fürstenberg. Christian Sieger flew in just for the occasion and enjoyed speaking to attendees about the gorgeous, handcrafted collection designed by his brother Michael Sieger.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 2 May, 2014
Want to dress up your table with cool geometrical architectural details? Join by Austin-based studio Finell is the right thing for you! 3D placemats seamlessly align to create a table runner. silicone material is easy to clean and heat resistant for use as a trivet. Too bad they are on the pricey side – $110 for a set of two.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 21 April, 2014