Design Digest. January 2018
In the world of design, thousands of events occur daily. We choose the most interesting, and share with you. This is the digest of design for January in which we will talk about: a minimalist house in Israel, A-shaped house in Hollywood, a new industrial hotel in New York, a surrealist pavilion at the Dior show, a new collection of furniture by Nendo, and vases from the Russian designer. Watch about all of this in our new video, or read below.
Industrial minimalism at southern Israel
A family with two children set up a house in the south of Israel, despite the increased level of danger of the area. The area of the house is 220 square meters.(2370 sq ft.) The house consists of two floors. On the first floor there is a spacious living room with kitchen, and on the second floor – a bedroom, a children’s room, a bathroom and a multifunctional loft with a TV zone, working space and a window for reading. In finishing the house, the owners preferred raw materials, such as concrete, wood and metal. Black is the favorite color of the owners. The monochrome color range is diluted with a worn brown leather on the furniture.
A-shaped house in Hollywood
The ceramist Desanka Fasiska bought a dilapidated house built in 1963. The restoration of which took a year. This American-style bizarre house of traditional A-shape combines the glamor of the 70’s and rural mood. Everywhere windows in the floor and semicircular doors. The spiral staircase leads to the bedroom, the bathroom and the nursery. In the decoration Desanka prefers neutral earth shades. The decoration is dominated by a tree. Desanka’s pottery are everywhere in the house, even the tiles in the kitchen are made by the owner of the house.
Hotel in New York
In the industrial area of New York, among the warehouses, there is a disguised hotel. Inside it is quite spacious. It has high ceilings and floors made of bricks laid with herringbone. The color palette and mood were inspired by the portraits of a middle-class family of the 1950s, the artist Robert Bechtle. The hotel’s space reflects this quintessence of the American Dream. The hotel has 76 rooms, inspired by Japanese and industrial styles. The rooms are decorated both in light colors and in darker, with the decoration of walls and ceilings with wooden boards. In the spacious lounge zone there are bright accents.
Surrealism in Paris from Dior
Recently, Dior returned image of surrealism to Paris. To show the collection of spring-summer 2018 designers have designed a pavilion in the museum in Paris, Rodin. Creative Director Dior – Maria Grazia Chiuri for this collection was inspired by the artist Leonor Fini, who worked closely in the past with Dior. The pavilion is decorated with massive white textile draperies and elements hanging from the ceiling in the form of body parts, and bird cages. The effect of surrealism is enhanced by mirror ceilings and black and white floors with a pattern of chessboard.
Furniture collection from Nendo
Japanese studio Nendo created a collection of furniture and accessories for the Chinese brand Zens. This collection debuted recently at the Paris exhibition MAISON & OBJET The collection includes: a table, a stool, coasters and shelves, as well as utensils and kettles. The studio was inspired by Chinese characters, each of which has a combination of several meanings. Items in this collection can change their functions and adapt to their needs. Their forms are laconic as hieroglyphs. For example, a multifunctional stand was invented by designers who were inspired by birds sitting on wires. And the main element in the ware of the collection is the lids in the form of stones.
Vases from Katia Tolstykh
Designer from St. Petersburg Katia Tolstykh who inspired by Soviet brutal urban sculptures created a collection of amusing ceramic vases. Сollection looks like a balance of geometric shapes that look fresh and playful, thanks to the color.
That’s all. See you in February!