Design Digest. Febrary 2018
Every month happens a lot of interesting events in the world of design. We choose the most interesting and share with you. This is a digest for February, in which we will tell about silver mirrors, about origami in design, about house-egg and house-garden, about a lawyer’s apartment and showroom in Elvis’s house.
Mirrors from silver
At the Stockholm design week, the first solo exhibition of the Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg was held. The designer creates mirrors from silver using the technologies of the 19th century. She pours a solution of liquid silver onto the glass sheet and leaves the process to act independently. The whole process of creating a mirror takes five minutes, but the creation of this silver solution took about six months. The solution quickly evaporates, leaving a thin layer of silver on the glass, which is distributed unevenly on the sheet.
Scottish designer Kayla McCallum created the Fold lamp, inspiration for it served as origami folds. The luminaire is made of woolen multi-layer fabric due to this it has acoustic properties and softens the sound in space. The luminaire can be adjusted and rotated in any direction, thus creating a semi-darkness or illuminating certain areas of the room.
The lawyer’s apartment
Studio ArchiWisla designed an apartment in Warsaw, for a lawyer and her daughter. The area of the apartment is 106 m² (1141 ft²). Glass partitions retain a sense of spaciousness. The active texture is an old natural wooden parquet and wood trim in the bathroom. Velvet upholstery of ocher color on the couch and beds, and other yellow elements, make the interior bright and warm.
The Austrian studio Penda designed a small country house called Yin Yang, for a small family. The house is located in a German village near the town of Kassel. The area of the house is 75 m² (807 ft²). The roof is designed as the orchard and kitchen-garden, that allows nature to reimburse its space, and owners to have high-quality food. 2 zones of the house – residential and working, intertwined in the sign of Yin-Yang. Rainwater is stored in the ground and reused, in the cold season there are greenhouses for the garden.
This micro-house in shape resembling an egg was created by a Slovak firm Nice Architects. It’s called the ECOCAPSULE. Smart self-sufficient house that is powered by solar and wind energy. This allows him to be anywhere in the world, while having a high level of comfort.
Show-room in the house of Elvis
Design gallery The Future Perfect has opened its new show-room Casa Perfect in California, in a house on Beverly Hills, which once belonged to Elvis Presley. The house was designed by the architect Rex Lotery and was built in 1958. Elvis bought this house in 1967, and lived here, together with his wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Maria, for 6 years.
View, space, light, and pool, the house fit perfectly in the Casa plan. Visitors can freely walk around the house and study the furnishings created by different designers and artists. Newly renovated, the house retains many of its original features, including restored marble fireplaces and coffered ceilings. For all the superiority of choosing a place under the showroom, there is a small drawback – you can get here only by appointment.
Good mood to you all!