Design + Art + Interiors + Coolhunting Inspiration from Italy

Apr 24, 2014 / 5 note

STUNNING NARIGUA HOUSE IN MEXICO

Located in El Jonuco region, the Narigua House by David Pedroza Castañeda is an outstanding home with a 360° spectacular view on the mountains surrounded by the typical vegetation and wildlife of northern México. I love the super modern architecture and the huge windows that make the exterior views part of everyday life combined with the traditional Mexican furnishing. © Sofia Flores Chapa

Apr 22, 2014 / 3 note

FAB NY “ECLECTIC” INTERIORS

Under the direction of Gail Shields-Miller & Daniel VanHall, Shields & Company Interiors is a NYC based interior design company well-known for executing eclectic, yet traditionally inspired interior design. Being a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Gail also values local talents, materials and services whenever possible. I just love her blog Dezignlicious as it reports - with rare wit - all the latest home decoration trends from the East Coast which hardly come to Europe via local interiors magazines. Her creations are in fact soooooo NY top-notch coolness, a trend that European decorators very hardly play with. A passionate globe-trotter, Gail, after being featured in all the main home interior TV shows (such as HGTV’s “Bang For The Buck”) is now working on her own show. I Can’t wait.

Apr 18, 2014 / 1 nota

MOOOI STUNNING INSTALLATION AT SALONE DEL MOBILE

Moooi was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers and named after their native Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. Their style is very “right now” as they produce timeless objects of beauty which posses the uniqueness and character of antiques combined with the freshness of modern times. This year at the Salone, Moooi transformed a giant industrial loft in via Savona into a showroom boasting 4.5 mtr high photographs by Italian maestro photographer Massimo Listri. The setting was definitely impressive. 

Apr 17, 2014

LIGHT INSTALLATION BY MARCEL WENDERS FOR BAROVIER & TOSO

Located in the Basilica of San Simpliciano, ‘Light e-motion’ was an exhibition by Marcel Wanders for Barovier&Toso. Produced in the traditional Murano glass, atomised chandeliers were recomposed in new guises; a dazzling remix that challenged the laws of physics and mechanics in a swirl of a perpetual dance. I just love Marcel Wenders work (also what he did for Moooi see my other post). 

Apr 16, 2014

TORCH LIGHT BY ESTABLISHED & SONS

Established & Sons celebrated a decade of design with new collaborations from the worlds of fashion, art and architecture at Istituto dei Ciechi in Milan during the Design Week. A variety of non-domestic, but yet familiar and functional forms of lighting inspired Sylvain Willenz for the beautiful Torch Light, winner of Elle Decoration International Design Award 2009. I am sooooo in love with it!

As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Norman Foster
Apr 16, 2014 / 3 note
Apr 16, 2014 / 1 nota

NODUS RUGS AT CHIOSTRO DI SAN SIMPLICIANO

The luxury rug atelier Nodus Rugs presented its beautiful limited edition pieces at the San Simpliciano Cathedral during Milan Design Week. Nodus selects the best producers in six countries of the world (Nepal, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, China, Turkey, Portugal), visiting them one by one, verifying materials, techniques, expert craftsmen and ethical production. Each carpet from Nodus is a unique piece, entirely made by hand and designed by some of the top architects and artists around the world. I fell in love with the rug in the picture design by Studio Job and produced in Nepal. It would just look great in a white minimal loft!

Apr 15, 2014 / 1 nota

HERMES NEW LIGHT COLLECTION AT PALAZZO SERBELLONI

During Milan Salone del Mobile, Hermès launched Hermès en Lumière, the luxury brand new light collection designed by Michele de Lucchi and Yann Kersalé, at the stunning late 18th-century Palazzo Serbelloni

The rooms of Palazzo Serbelloni were beautifully decorated with Hermès’ signature fabrics and wallpapers featuring new designs inspired by the Ancient Tea Route.

The exhibition also featured the line Curiosités d’Hermès by designer Philippe Nigro, consisting of three cabinets dedicated to the care of wine, shoes, and tea and some revisited pieces born out of the collaboration with designer Jean-Michel Frank dating back to the 1920s. I fell in love with the new Jardin d’Osier wallpaper print (in the pics). More pictures here and here

Designing a product is designing a relationship
Steve Rogers
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014

SALONE DEL MOBILE REPORT: NEW FULL SPOT DESIGN SUNGLASSES

Walking down via Tortona for the Fuori Salone, I came across Full Spot temporary store, decorated in a nice post industrial way for the launch of the Italian brand’s new sunglasses collection design by Emanuele Magenta. In line with the brand signature watches that are fully customizable, Full Spot spectacles boast interchangeable frame, temples and lenses. Besides the cool patters such as camouflage, animalier, pied-de-poule…I love the possibility of having 2 different colors for the right and left lens frames. Full Spot has also created a new line for its iconic watches, evoking the symbolism of the Navajo Indians (what a must in fashion right now!), the Maori people and both the traditional Japanese and African art. I just love my white one!