Friday 18 April, 2014

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]



By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. The 3D illusions are said to evoke the constant crash-encounters between the physical and cerebral dimensions of our existence.
Here is more from Aakash Nihalani regarding his work: “Most artists use a canvas in order to paint on a limited surface. like a painter I start with the canvas, but I also explore the ways to sculpt and paint around it, using it as a visual object in and of itself. these paintings, like the majority of my work, are created with a specific point of view – a frontal one – where the illusion exists and the shapes seem to come to life“.   The exhibition opened on April 5th and will run until 17 may 2014. Have a look at the video we’ve uploaded at the end of the post in order to see the artist in action!

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Experience the Vitality of Water: Axor Starck V Collection



French-based designer Philippe Starck imagined this beautiful Axor Starck V collection comprising sleek transparent washbasin mixers, allowing the viewer to experience the vitality of water and the beauty of it. Made of transparent organic durable crystal glass, the mixers emphasise the natural swirl of a vortex and the elegant motion of the water making its way through the body of the faucet. The vortex phenomenon unveils the artistic and emotional aspect of the water, enabling it as a genuinely palpable element and allowing it to become a living reality.

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Looking for the Summer: Scented Sofa by Valerio Berruti



We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, the fresh smell of morning dew, the flowers. For those of you who can’t get enough of it and keep looking for the summer all year long, we have excellent news: you can now experience that feeling anywhere, anyhow, as long as you have the Summertime sofa with you. Summertime is a scented sofa designed by the Italian artist, Valerio Berruti for Gufram, one of the most groundbreaking design and furniture companies in Italy. The couch was inspired by the classic park bench you chill out on, in a lazy summer afternoon. It has relaxing properties and it’s made of comfortable polyurethane foam, offering a unique seating experience.

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Iredale Pedersen Hook updates a traditional Perth house with a faceted extension



Australian architecture office Iredale Pedersen Hook has renovated a 1930s property in Perth and킠added an angular rear extension that contrasts with the traditional street-facing facade (+ slideshow).

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Black house in Tokyo by Level Architects reveals little to its neighbours



Japanese studio킠Level Architects킠squeezed this all-black house onto a narrow plot in Tokyo‘s Fukasawa district, adding sloping offset walls around the lower floors to protect residents’ privacy (+ slideshow).

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Lex Pott and New Window sandblast tree rings to pattern furniture collection



Milan 2014: delicate patterns on this furniture and accessories collection have been created by sandblasting away the soft rings of timber lengths from a single fir tree (+ slideshow).

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Alessandro Mendini revisits Proust chair for marble exhibition



Milan 2014: Alessandro Mendini recreated his iconic Proust chair in marble for an exhibition of products shown by Italian company Robot City at Ventura Lambrate in Milan.

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Swirling patterns top tables by Elisa Strozyk



Milan 2014: fluid compositions of coloured glaze cover the ceramic tops of these metal-framed tables by German designer Elisa Strozyk (+ slideshow).

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Doshi Levien bases Uchiwa armchair for Hay on a traditional Japanese fan



Milan 2014:킠London studio Doshi Levien has designed an armchair for Danish brand Hay킠with a curving high-backed seat that resembles a traditional Japanese fan.

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Friday 18 April, 2014

Kitchen Design Comes Alive!



킠Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to킠Traditional Home Magazine! It was such a surprise to be featured in their latest issue! Trad highlighted one of my dearest client’s kitchens 킠titled, “Stage Presence”- one that allowed me to design “outside of the box”. I am fortunate beyond measure to have amazing clients that become oh-so-much-more- than- that. 킠We had some serious fun along the way¦so much so that project #3 has commenced in Scottsdale, Arizona

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