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Design Gallerist: Highly Curated Design Products – Much-anticipated design gallery featuring a highly curated online exhibit of contemporary design, renowned designers, and emergent cutting-edge newcomers. Written by Joao Pinto.
As a frontier between design & art, Design Gallerist uncovers new developments in contemporary design, broadcasts International design shows, gives you interviews with design icons, previews gallery showings and guides you through the most important breakthroughs in contemporary design.
Dutch designer Theo Ruth (Netherlands 1915-1971) made an icon of the fifties when he designed the “Congo Chair” for Artifort in 1952. The chair is the designers’ interpretation of traditional African seating. The chair comprises two separate elements that cleverly fit together. Gravity does the rest.
The upholstery is “l’Afrique” by Studio Job. l’Afrique emerged from the collaboration between Studio Job and Land Rover (2012-13). The designers were asked to design and produce a unique, sculptural Land Rover Defender on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the iconic vehicle. The Defender is strongly rooted in Africa. The designers, therefore, asked manufacturer Vlisco – a specialist for more than 100 years in the production and distribution of speciality fabrics for the African continent – to print a single batch designed by Studio Job for the interior upholstery of the Land Rover.
A collection of small furniture where cane is interpreted in an innovative way. A special iridescent lacquering adds unique versatility and contemporaneity to each piece. Piani comprises a side table, a console and a bookshelf.
HERMÈS SHOWS ITS COLOURS
The 2018 chromatic palette punctuates interior decor, backs up powerful drawings, and resonates in materials. Glossy and bright on lacquer, porcelain and textiles, color is more matt and denser on leather and wood. Rigorous creativity and joyful meticulousness. To shed light on this chromatic quirk, Charlotte Macaux Perelman and Alexis Fabry, the two artistic directors of this universe, explained that “color draws attention to another scale of objects”. The game of tangram inspired three lacquered Tangram boxes, designed by Gianpaolo Pagni the boxes are handpainted and the colors were applied with sponges
A Walk in the Garden – Bucolic Trip. This lush and graphic garden exudes the sweet smell of sunny siestas.
Audrey is a contemporary low pile rug that features a mesmerizing pattern of colored triangles. It uses a synthetic fibre called Tencel and it is produced using a cut and loop technique. The bright vivid colors mix with the abstract geometric pattern produce an amazingly rich indoor rug.
The timeless modern dining chair, Garbo was inspired by one of the biggest and most mysterious names on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. With a unique design, heavily influenced by the classic lines of mid-century modern design, Garbo dining chair features a velvet upholstered seat with a removable cushion, completed by a crescent low back that is handmade in brass, finished in plated copper. The support of the upholstered dining chair is composed of four solid walnut wood legs that sit atop copper plated feet, for a more elegant look. Garbo is the perfect dining chair for a mid-century dining set, and it can also be used in hospitality interiors, due to the fire retardant properties of the fabrics used by Essential Home’s craftsmen.
A demonstration of both imagination and strong design skills, combined exceptional craftsmanship, the Monochrome is a remarkable piece that stands out in any room or setting. It expresses a leading edge outlook through its distinctive shape and color. Available in purple and electric blue, the Monochrome transmits attitude and spine.
With a bold graphic design and a creation without limits, Rug’Society has developed a very coherent collection. This can be seen through noble materials, graphics and patterns different and unusual. Snake is a 100% handmade product that transforms the comfort and beauty of your project.
BLOOM CHAIR BY KOKET
Wrap yourself in a soft flower petal and revel in the fluidity of graceful lines gently curving around your body. A fresh new take on femininity, the Bloom chair was inspired by the tenderness of the prettiest Calla Lily floret and designed by KOKET’s first class of summer interns in 2018.
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