“..Forestier is a very unusual and different company…at its origin is hand-made production and specialization in different fields of craft. It was and it is always great to succeed in creating a contemporary piece of design by using very simple tools and handicrafts. It was a challenge and that is what I liked about it.
We have designed a large number of collections very much enjoying the process and the results. We have been mixing hand-made paper and metal work, textile and LED keeping in mind the use of minimum tooling, and heavy production method…”
Each design speaks for itself and the juxtaposition of hand made and “anti industry” also leaves space to creativity, flexible production and the feeling that someone just finished putting the piece together a second ago.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 March, 2013
Swedish design studio Note has created an uber fun new table lamp called the Vinge. The table lamp has a movable wing that encourages interaction. Moving the wing controls how dim or bright the light is and can be rotated 180° around its own axis, making the sweeping experience of increasing or decreasing brightness highly tactile.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 6 March, 2013
Belgium-based design studio Twodesigners have created Kork, a family of beautiful objects made from cork.
Every piece is composed of a metal hooping in which two elements enter and combine. The use of cork as a material guarantees an assembly without using any paste or screw. The metal hooping compresses the two elements and creates a mechanical solidity. So in its use the concept proposes a multitude of possible assemblages based on some basic cork pieces, transforming the object along with every new combination.
Saving raw material was also a priority in our research subverting the image of the simple cork, this family of objects is based on the connection between the various typologies.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 4 March, 2013
The interior of the AS Aperitivo, located in the Slovenian capitol of Ljubljana, was designed by the native born designer Nika Zupanc. The architects, Arhé d.o.o., designed the building by following the motif of the 150 year old tree which it was structured around. In a sense the two almost have grown together. With large glass walls there is such of sense of integration between the tree and restaurant, that it feels as though you are simply relaxing under the canopy of the tree itself.
Posted by KarenShearer at 28 February, 2013
We have covered designs of environmentally conscious Australian designer Ross Gardam in the past. Today we bring to you Oak.
Oak is a solid FSC timber pendant light. Each light shade is hand crafted and defined by the grain of the oak selected. The body of the light is accentuated by the intersecting hole, which allows a variety of hanging options with the cord wrapping through and around the hole detail.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 27 February, 2013
This cute lamp by Netherlands-based StudioWM is made from hand-blown glass, the diffused lampshade features a subtle gradient that fades from coloured opaque to transparent.
Custom coloured yarn is braided onto the electrical cord that has a small socket attached. Because the colour shows a fluent transition into the glass, it gives the lamp a floating impression. The Gradient Lamp comes in three different colours: grapefruit, yellow and opaque white.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 February, 2013
Illusia by Finnish glass designer Kirsti Taivola, is a lamp with hand blown glass balls hidden inside that cast this beautiful blooming pattern when light is on.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 22 February, 2013