Design Digest. May 2018
Over the past month, there have been many developments in the design world, including the Venice exhibition and exhibition in New York. We’re tired of choose because it is impossible to tell about everything. This is a digest for May, in which we will talk about the charity of field studies, about the spirit of the city and the pop-up showroom, about the barn house, about the acceleration of gravity on the surface of the moon, about the charming hand-drawn wallpaper and about the elegant apartment in Moscow.
Famous designers, architects and decorators, together with the stars of art, music and cinema, created thirteen pieces of furniture and decor within the framework of the charity project Field Studies, organized by the New York online magazine Sight Unseen.
Artist Julia Dault and designer Christopher Stuart. The Oracle Lamp.
This is a wall lamp, which is based on contrasts. The soft glow of the LEDs contrasts with the mirror polished bronze and pearlescent finish. The smoothness of the circle shape is enclosed in a clear square.
Designer Tyler Hays and painter Andrew Kuo. “Four Minutes Less Than an Hour”.
This is a kind of puzzle in an oak frame, based on one of the art works of the artist Andrew Kuo.
Los Angeles studio Wall for Apricots and actor Jason Schwartzman. Piano Marzipan Pianette.
This object unites the love of Schwartzman to rare musical instruments and the love of the studio Wall For Apricots to unusual furniture.
Brooklyn studio Bower and actor Seth Rogen. Atlas Mirror.
It is a round mirror, consisting of long curved lines that create the effect of a volume sphere. The substrate, on which the elements of the mirror are mounted, was hand-painted by the artist Jasper Patch.
Interior designer Kelly Behun and fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. pnKRck chair.
This chair is the result of long night written dialogues between old friends about nature and the possibilities of chairs. The chair became asymmetrical, and combines opposing views: simplicity and restraint with eccentricity.
Designer Harry Nuriev and artist Liam Gillick. Collection of lamps Liquid.
These lamps are the result of a fusion of art and design. Soulless building materials came to life in a different light.
Designer Oliver Haslegrave and fashion stylist Natasha Royt. Hanger HW10.
This hanger can be called a modern interpretation of the ideal sartorial hanger. The authors collected their most favorite materials: leather, brass, and four different varieties of marble.
Interior designer Kelly Wearstler and Style blogger Aimee Song. Poof Rebelle.
This bizarre hand made pouf is made from natural long goat wool, painted with cinnabar. The legs of brass are finished with marble hoofs.
Atelier Ladies & Gentlemen and fashion designer Kaarem. SAP Vases.
The creators of these vases are united by a passion for exploring the possibilities of materials. Cast in the hand from resin, they store forever frozen tissue flaps, reminiscent of living plants.
Architect Rafael de Cárdenas and stylist Mel Ottenberg. Blankets Three Quilt Collection.
A series of three blankets was created on the basis of functional qualities, tactile sensations and moderate decoration without excesses.
Designer Thaddeus Wold and Uruguayan chef Ignacio Mattos. Kita Cake Stand.
This cake stand consists of two parts – the base and the lid, made of hand-blown glass. The form was a pentahedral wooden base, lined with clay. Glass shows this complex texture.
Brooklyn artist Fernando Mastrangelo and actor Boyd Holbrook. Coal Planter.
Inspiration for this pot was the father of Holbrook, who spent forty years mining coal. The form of the pot was chosen purposefully to show all the poetry of coal and the problems associated with it.
Architect Drew Seskunas and Musician Angel Olsen. A series of candlesticks Architecture of Song.
The shapes of these candlesticks were created as a visual reflection of Olsen’s music. The authors created a machine that reacted to different frequencies with its sensors, splashing molten wax into cold water. In conclusion, the candlesticks were covered with molten aluminum.
Spirit of the City
British studio United Visual Artists inspired by the super-high glass skyscrapers of New York created the installation Spirit of the City. Columns about three meters high are programmed to reflect fluctuations in activity of the city. In the morning they rotate in unison, and by evening they begin to rotate chaotically. Visitors are encouraged to go through the columns and test their ability to navigate in the urban environment. The golden mirrors for installation were chosen to show how the setting sun shines between skyscrapers in the evening. The installation will be open until the second of September in the creative workshop of A/D/O (Is the creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn).
Pop-up showroom Resident
New Zealand’s design brand Resident created in Manhattan pop-up showroom to introduce a series of new pieces of furniture. Furniture is presented against the backdrop of peeling brick walls and red carpets. The new series includes a LED luminaire in the form of rings and blue chairs with three legs. Also, you could see a sofa with thin armrests and a series of pale pink chairs.
Unfortunately, the showroom has already closed, since it worked only in May.
Barn House in Iceland
Interior designer Rut Káradóttir from Reykjavik and her husband bought the barn an area of 105 m² (1130 ft²), located on the Atlantic coast. Within six months, Ruth designed the interior of her house, mixing her unique Scandinavian style with Japanese simplicity. The color scheme of the interior is neutral and reflects the environment of the house: lava stones, moss and beach. The decoration of the walls is dominated by a light wood. Round mirrors remind portholes.
1,625 м/с² lamp
The name of the mirror lamp Japanese designer Hiroto Yoshizo comes from the acceleration of gravity on the surface of the moon. The luminaire consists of a series of suspended mirrors that reflect light illuminating the surrounding space, and its design is the result of careful calculation of the contrast between white and black elements.
The wallpaper designer Sian Zeng designed her apartment, the area of which is 72 m² (770 ft²). In this way, you can see how her charming hand-drawn wallpapers looks in the interior. Sian is inspired by the work of the British photographer Tim Walker, as well as ballet and cinema. Her favorite place in the apartment is a huge terrace with many plants.
Elegant apartment in Moscow
Design studio Archetype redesigned the Moscow apartment and created an elegant and aristocratic atmosphere. The interior is dominated by wine colored, blue and emerald shades. In the living room, a bright accent is a red sofa. The bedroom is separated by a wall of dark wooden panels.