Sunday, 27 May 2012

Scenes of a graphic nature...

A collection of highly graphic and geometric household design, starting with this intense wallpaper by Minakani Walls. 

Various designs by the ever sleek Christian Fiebig

Geometric Living Collection by Rockman and Rockman, available at design mecca Darkroom. And below that, Rayuela Stool by Alvaro.

Despite the plethora of quirky shelving being designed, it's amazing/depressing how many people just have pine shelving. It's such an easy way to make any flat really special, whilst being functional and (usually) quite affordable. Very affordable if you attempt to replicate someones work. I'm not advocating plagiarism, but if you can't afford the real thing, you're never going to be a customer and are thus not denying the designer a sale, and if you tweak it a bit and don't sell it on or make any money from it, it all seems fair and above board.
One such statement piece that should provide ample inspiration is Norwegian designer Bjørn Jørund Blikstad's Imeüble, which is a very clever mix of simple rhombus shapes, clumped together and given the illusion of faux depth (I think that's how I'd describe it - they are really deep but look 2D).

The "Gem" series by Norman Copenhagen

Andy Gilmore's work could best be described as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic. Interestingly, the NY Times refers to his prints as "visually acoustic" as his "complex arrangements reference the scales and melodies in music." They are available from The Ghostly Store starting at US$110. They come framed with a letter of authenticity, but as far as I can see they aren't signed or printed in limited editions, so a little on the 'slutty' side, as far as having a collection goes. But they are certainly striking and beautiful and it would be great if you could find out which piece of music was behind it.

Boco do Lobo's Pixel cabinet is another thing of kaleidoscopic beauty, not just for colours on show, but for the sheer range of materials used to produce it. The cabinet combines silver leaf, gold leaf, lacquering, 10 different types of wood leaf, aged mirror and polished brass. The quilted effect if known as "capitoné".

TV cabinet and other assorted items by Joel Escalona for his Rocky Collection

Translucent chair: Random8 is designed by David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud of Pitaya Design and produced in a limited edition of 12 by Gallery Gosserez. Sold online exclusively by Outdoorz Gallery.

Millinery by House of Architects

 Other wearables and designs of graphic note

The Wolf Shirt by Marshallah Design. Pink Lo Rez shoes by Nude United, "Invisible Shoes" by Andreia Chaves, paper bags by Ilvy Jacobs, origami inspired suitcase by Naoki Kawamoto.  

And last, but by no means least, these curious "wooden textiles" by Elisa Strozyk. She uses wooden waste to create an array of textiles that challange our idea that something has to be soft to be comfortable. She describes it best herself, stating that "the processes to transform wood into a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility. There are various possible applications, for example as floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery or parts of furniture." Sign me up for the curtains!

1 comment:

  1. WOW awesome graphical looking. I am really surprised to see your colorful post. Thank you so much.