Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Wave Desk by Robert Brou

The Wave Desk by Robert Brou
The ‘Wave’ desk is the first of hopefully many works which utilize this ‘Slice’ technique. This desk was built for valued clients residing in Dallas, GA. Their requirements were for the desk towers to each have file folder storage with a drawer above. One tower has a smaller drawer with a pullout work surface above. This was designed so their young daughter could have a work area next to Mom and Dad’s.

What I created exceeded all of their expectations. The two towers are clad in 2 ½” thick Poplar lumber that is carved into a random ‘Wave’ pattern. Between each layer there is a ¾” tall reveal, just large enough to fit adult sized fingers. This eliminates any need for drawer pulls as you simply grab an individual section and pull. Poplar is naturally light in color with prominent green streaks so I stained the wood a Van Dyke Brown color to match the rest of their décor. I then came back with a spindle mounted wire brush to abrade the exposed vertical edge while keeping the top work surface perfectly sanded.

The wire brush exposes the grain in a very interesting way that creates a wonderful tactile quality. To my way of thinking this also mimics bark that is present on live edge slabs.
This ‘Slice’ technique is perfect for any cabinetry that uses drawers or pull out units. The innovation of having a way to create cabinetry that lies outside the ‘box’ as it were, is a very liberating feeling. I cannot wait to get back into the shop and explore these ideas more.

Visit Robert Brou’s website – here.

All pics & info courtesy of contemporist

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nine Hours Boutique Hotel

Designed by Tokyo-based company Design Studio S, the Nine Hours (9h) is a unique boutique hotel in Kyoto, Japan. The hotel offers luxury and minimalist aesthetics in a tiny living space, featuring 125 rooms (capsule units), personal lockers, showers, and a lounge.

The concept of this capsule hotel is based on a comfortable place to rest while in transit in big cities in Japan; 1 hour shower, 7 hours of sleep, and a one hour break = 9h total. Guests can spend up to 17 hours in a single stay.

The hotel’s interior design consists of clean lines, crisp White color with a touch of Black, and beautiful graphical icons to guide you through the different areas.Each capsule includes high-quality bed sheets, slippers, toothbrush, shampoo & conditioner, body soap, bottled water and a smart system by Panasonic, where according to the time set, the light will wake you up.

All pics & info courtesy of busyboo

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Saint Tropez Lounge Chair By Christophe Pillet

This Saint Tropez Lounge Chair by Christophe Pillet was designed for stylish furniture company Porro.

This minimalist lounge chair, with its low-slung suspended seat and simple, wooden base, was developed by Pillet and produced by Porro as part of the complete supply order for the rooms of the Hotel Sezz in Saint Tropez.

[via daily icon]

All pics & info courtesy of designcrave

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Futuristic Bookcase Design

This bookcase composition reminds a beautiful spider web and looks anything but usual and simple. It consists of many bookshelves which of course be used to hold small pieces of decor. Even though it was presented as a part of exhibition it still could be recreated as a part of some modern and even futuristic interior design. On the photos the color theme is black and white which is perfect for such kind of interiors but you can create something that will fit your color theme.

Inntel hotel by WAM Architecten

Delft studio WAM Architecten have completed a hotel that looks like a pile of houses in Zaandam, the Netherlands.Called Inntel hotel, the building features overlapping green wooden facades typical of traditional houses in the region.The 11-storey building is forty metres tall and includes 160 rooms.A conference centre is due for completion later this year.

Molenaar & Van Winden architecten/ WAM architecten

The new Inntel hotel in Zaandam is without a shadow of a doubt already the main eye-stopper in the revamped town centre and a building that has set many tongues wagging in the Netherlands.

The iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region were the fount of inspiration for the hotel’s designer, Wilfried van Winden (WAM architecten, Delft). The structure is a lively stacking of various examples of these traditional houses, ranging from a notary’s residence to a worker’s cottage.

The hotel opens its doors to guests from 18 March.

All pics & info courtesy of dezeen

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Little Black Dresser

Little Black Dresser was designed by Judson Beaumont from Vancouver.

For more unique furniture by the artist, visit Straight Line Designs [via]

All pics & info courtesy of toxel

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Hellman-Chang X Swarovski

The Crystal Z Side Table is inset with Crystal Mesh

The Crystal Omni Side Table is lined with fine loose crystals.

Brooklyn-based furniture designers Hellman-Chang recently teamed up with Swarovski to create a special collection of tables, which were displayed at ICFF. The limited edition series is comprised of Hellman-Chang’s most iconic pieces exquisitely accented with Swarovski “crystalized” elements.

Each piece is numbered and made by hand in Hellman-Chang’s Brooklyn studio. The tables are available in Powder White or Jet Black in either matte or high-polish.

For purchase, inquire with Hellman-Chang directly.

All pics & info courtesy of designmilk

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

‘Inori’ by Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Fiam (IT)

Fiam, the Italian specialist for glass furniture, presented this new shelving system by the Milano based designers Setsu & Shinobu Ito at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. ‘Inori’ is composed of 12 mm tempered glass shelves and bent glass pillars, which can be assembled in modular fashion, as a display cabinet, storage unit or TV cabinet, in wall-mounted or free-standing versions, as well as a bookcase. The uprights are freely adjustable on each shelf through sliding aluminium rails and fixing device.

more Fiam products @ Architonic

All pics & info courtesy of dailytonic

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Origins of the Vitra Design Museum Collections

The Vitra Design Museum collections evolved from modest beginnings in the 1980s to become one of the world’s most important collections of modern furniture. It was founded on two furniture collections – one compiled by Rolf Fehlbaum and the other by Alexander von Vegesack.

Design Museum Collections, Vitra Design Museum, Read more: Vitra Magazine

All pics & info courtesy of dailyicon

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Loft by Shelly Shelly for Bernhardt Design

Loft, by Shelly Shelly, for Bernhardt Design

All pics & info courtesy of dailyicon

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