The Norse chair by Modus

The Norse chair, designed by Modus long term Modus collaborator Simon Pengelly, is a contemporary take on a Scandinavian style chair, with a light feel and a distinctive contour. Born from Simon’s desire to explore traditional chair making techniques, flavoured with a modern aesthetic, the chair is produced from solid steam bent ash or oak. The elliptical legs and arms connect with a pressed ply backrest and seat with optional upholstery pad. As well as ash or oak the chair can be specified in a range of paint colours.






Posted by Michelle Lesser at 10 July, 2014

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The Schaller Studio Hotel in Bendigo,Victoria, Australia

Located in the heart of Bendigo, Victoria, The Schaller Studio is the latest addition to the Art Series Hotel Group’s collection of innovative stays for the creative traveller.
The Art Series celebrates artist Mark Schaller as their most recently acquired hotel namesake. As one of Australia’s most prominent working artists, Schaller’s work spans decades and disciplines with his pieces found in major public and private art collections around the globe.
With large edgy communal spaces, rooms filled with original artwork, large scale sculptures and mosaics across the landscaped gardens, guests can fully immerse themselves in the creative process. For a multifaceted art inspired experience, regular art classes, art tours and artisan markets will be on offer at the boutique Bendigo accommodation.






Posted by Michelle Lesser at 10 July, 2014

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Kale Café by YAMODesign Studio

The beautiful garden café designed by YAMODesign Studio is located on the second floor, due to the limited height of ceiling, several tree lights are scattered into the space, reflecting the theme repeatedly, at the same time, meeting the needs of lighting of the space. Mini-houses become another design element in the space, by changing its form, it mini-houses become the entrance, bar, showcase, toilet and booth, dividing the space. Together with tree lights, mini-houses create a natural building community space. Sitting in here is like sitting under a tree in the side of village.

 






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 July, 2014

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Steps by Geof Ramsay

Steps by Canadian product designer Geof Ramsay is an exploration into the idea of reinvention. By re-conceptualizing objects that were originally designed for one purpose, we find alternate or multiple uses. In stripping the stair of its more cultural and metaphorical meaning, and allowing the essential structure of the stair become both the practical and the aesthetic value, Steps re-orients us to the idea of the stair and how we use it. Steps transforms the staircase’s iconic form into multi-functional seating by incorporating a seat back to the second “tread.” In doing so, Steps form becomes both a seat with two end-tables and two seats with one end-table.






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 July, 2014

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App Hanger designed by MATI and Artico by Sovrappensiero For Incipit

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones: what happens if a coat hanger is rotated upside down? The elegant shape of a bird appears. App is a hanger made of turned oak whose shape is reminiscent of the silhouette of a seagull in flight. App: a poetic decoration for your walls that won’t fly away.

Coat rack with coat hanger form, with three hooks, in turned oak worked with multi-axis numerically controlled machines, finished with wax, with central hook in three finishes: black, red, turquoise; equipped with reinforced wall attachment plate.

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Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 July, 2014

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Peggy Guggenheim Cafe by Hangar Design Group

On June 4 the new Peggy Guggenheim Café was inaugurated at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice: a redesign project inserted in a unique museum context such as Peggy Guggenheim’s home.
The history of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the extraordinary unfinished 18th century building overlooking Canal Grande in Venice, is interwoven with the history of 20th century art. From 1948 to 1979 it was the home of the great collector Peggy Guggenheim, who welcomed artists, collectors and art lovers. In 1980, a year after her death, the building was transformed into one of the most precious museums dedicated to 20th century art.


Working in such a stratified architectural context, full of historic and artistic references, requires entering on your tiptoes. Therefore, the museum café renovation project, designed by Hangar Design Group, started from the need to reorganize the museum layout that leads the visitor to the café. A design premise based on the in-depth study of a benchmark and the need to harmoniously join retail and museum functions, considering the particular location of the space in the building.
Inside Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the Peggy Guggenheim Café is situated on the veranda facing the internal garden – the green heart of the building – and in front of the museum wing dedicated to temporary exhibits. An obligatory passage, perfectly integrated with what still remains of the coziest and most intimate museum wing, also in terms of volumes.


Reorganizing the space revolves around the dual purpose of, on one hand, emphasizing access to the temporary exhibits through a more rational layout and a portal housing a digital poster, which is also visible from the outside, and on the other, making the space leading to the café and adjacent bookshop more fluid.
This is how a new zoning was redefined, according to the different uses of the space, from a fast lunch at the long counter overlooking the garden to a private lunch in a more concealed space, to a relaxing break in the more intimate room inside. The transition to the exhibition area was highlighted by a large white portal that is inserted in the 18th century architecture, underlining its proportions and articulating the space.
Subsequently, the furnishing was chosen. The formal leit motif is the stylistic essentialness that characterizes the interior design. The minimal counter, custom designed by Arclinea to combine functional efficiency and formal rigor, stands out in the bar area. Tables and chairs, by Desalto, meet the same criterion of light elegance, almost vanishing away. Square shapes were favored to optimize the modularity of the private areas, while round tables elegantly furnish the tearoom, the coziest part of the internal area.


The color scheme consisting of white for the walls, with travertine marble and Istrian stone inserts, or yet again for the furniture, is essential to the choice of exploiting natural light as an element of continuity with the open space of the sculpture garden, an integral part of the exhibition space. The sole concession of color is dark green on the window frames, which introduce the greenery of the outdoor space.
Lighting the space is the “Peggy” light installation, a lamp specifically designed for this space by Hangar Design Group and made by Vistosi. With shapes and black and white inspired by modernism, “Peggy” evokes the spirit of Calder’s mobiles, incorporating the levity and lightness of a rational and elegant mark.
On the walls, large black and white portraits of Peggy show the great collector in her home, commemorating her artistic heritage and giving visitors an unmistakable image of the star of the 20th century. An identity-making memory and iconographic call, also highly visible from the garden across the veranda, the image of Peggy invites the visitor to enter and linger in her rooms.

Project: Peggy Guggenheim Café – June 2014
Designer: Hangar Design Group
Place: Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice
Furnitures companies: Arclinea, Desalto, Vistosi, Mapei, Hausbrandt






Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 July, 2014

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Tull Lamp by Tommaso Scaldera for Incipit

Italian designer  Tommaso Scaldera created a beautiful minimalist lamp for Milan-based design brand Incipit. The Tull Lamp, is a lamp of simple and refined design, available in two models, floor or pendant. Its design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the old lamps that are usually found in workshops. Thanks to the metal cage, the light creates spectacular shadow effects.






Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 July, 2014

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