Design

SJÄLVSTÄNDIG – a new IKEA limited collection designed to set your style free

Next month, IKEA launches their new limited-edition collection SJÄLVSTÄNDIG. Taken from the Swedish word for "independent," this line is full of colourful customizable pieces that encourage you to play, mix, match, deconstruct, and reconfigure to your heart's content.

SJÄLVSTÄNDIG – a new IKEA limited collection designed to set your style free

JL8 Faber - a minimalist bench designed by Germany-based studio Loehr

JL8 Faber is a minimalist bench designed by Germany-based studio Loehr. The quintessence of northern European half-timber architecture is a wooden framework. Faber is an interpretation of this element in a new format. The result is a family of products with a unique silhouette. Faber products are made from solid oak and are suitable for private and public spaces. Besides the Faber bench, the family consists of a stool, barstool, bistro table, high table and side table, all of which can be combined with each other effortlessly.

JL8 Faber - a minimalist bench designed by Germany-based studio Loehr

Autumn Vases by Sanna Völker for Bolia - inspired in Japanese ceramics

Autumn vases were inspired by the local pottery on a visit to Japan. The narrow base combined with a wider opening and a metal piece at the bottom allows for freestanding flower arrangements. Even large flowers, leaves and branches can stand independent, without leaning against the edge of the vase. A set of vases with soft curves, organic shapes and a warm terracotta colour that invite for imaginative creations.

Autumn Vases by Sanna Völker for Bolia - inspired in Japanese ceramics

Coito side table by Pedro Paulø-Venzon - a hybrid relationship between sculpture and furniture

Coito is a minimalist side table created by Brazil-based designer Pedro Paulø-Venzon. The “Infamous Triptych” is a look at the colonial devices, the technologies of confession and the rigid discipline that operated in the production of a redemptive iconography. The piece intends to establish a hybrid relationship between severity and lightness, between sculpture and furniture, from a division between that which forms the order of function and that which, desecrating it, establishes dialogues not only with decolonial hyphenation, but also with contemporary aesthetic discourses.

Coito side table by Pedro Paulø-Venzon - a hybrid relationship between sculpture and furniture

Element Side Table by Sanna Völker

Born and based on the study of the relationship between the human senses and the elements of nature. By Sanna Völker, Element is a side table in solid ash that plays with angles and perspectives. Discover the carved detail, inspired by the shape and surface left on trees chewed on by beavers. By referring to the tactility of trees and the warmth of wood, the product aims to encourage touch and curiosity. Designed for the exhibition 'Perception' - Barcelona Design Week.

Element Side Table by Sanna Völker

Looking for Shapes - a new H&M Home campaign

We recently posted here about their new collection with a range of furniture and lamps the new pieces are also featured here on the "Looking for Shapes" new H&M Home campaign but not only this you can sneak peek the new products like the gorgeous vases, poster, cups and some dark glass finishes.

Looking for Shapes - a new H&M Home campaign

Menu AW 2018 Collection

MENU is a Scandinavian design brand with a simple purpose, make the world more beautiful, less complicated, and a li le bit nicer to wake up to. And they do this so well, you can see it in all their new collection. Even better!  Clean and contemporary with a minimalist aesthetic. See below all my ​​​​​​​favourites. Virtually the whole collection.

Menu AW 2018 Collection

Arcade mirror by Bower

Arcade Mirror is a minimalist mirror designed by Brooklyn-based studio Bower. An arcade, in architectural terms, is a succession of arches, each counter-thrusting the next, supported by columns, piers, or a covered walkway enclosed by a line of such arches on one or both sides. Arcades date back to at least the Ancient Greek architecture of the Hellenistic period, and were much used by the Romans, notably in the Colosseum. Church cloisters and Islamic mosques very often feature arcading as well. In Renaissance architecture, elegant arcading was often used as a prominent feature of facades, and today, they continue being used for their structural integrity and iconic spirit.

Arcade mirror by Bower

Vintage Vibes with the new IKEA's 75th Anniversary Collection

IKEA is rolling out a series of furniture collections incorporating relaunched pieces from the 1950s to the 2000s, in celebration of its 75th birthday.

To commemorate its anniversary, the Swedish furniture giant will be re-introducing some of its most popular and iconic products from the past 75 years in three different collections.

 Vintage Vibes with the new IKEA's 75th Anniversary Collection

11 Boxes by Studio Vit

11 boxes is a typology of storage units based on the idea of an archetypal box designed by Studio Vit, each one distinguished by its shape and structural elements. Like characters in an alphabet, the boxes can be used on their own or grouped together, in the same way, that the single letters make words. A playful and changeable collection, the boxes can forme infinite unique compositions depending on the situation, available space and storage needs. Made from solid maple, each unit is equally finished on all side and thus can be positioned anywhere in a room.  

11 Boxes by Studio Vit

SinD Studio - everyday objects of ceramics and porcelain with a playful sensibility and rich meaning - from Tel Aviv on Etsy

SinD studio is a modern creative design studio based in Tel Aviv and available to shop on Etsy.
They make conceptual everyday objects of ceramics and porcelain with a playful sensibility and rich meaning. Made by a young couple of designers - Dima and Nadya Gurevich. 


The main idea in their works, and that what gives their a lot of inspiration, is a combination of functional design and conceptual aesthetic art in everyday objects. 
They really enjoy designing and making products that are functional and yet, give space for thought.

They think it is necessary to alternate mass production world.

SinD Studio - everyday objects of ceramics and porcelain with a playful sensibility and rich meaning - from Tel Aviv on Etsy

Threepiece chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Threepiece is a minimalist chair designed by Stockholm-based studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The design of the Threepiece chair started as a self-generated project where we as designers worked tightly together with master carpenter and furniture developer Rasmus Palmgren. The designers chose to make an all wood chair because we consider it to be one of the most challenging types of furniture to design. The difficulty level was increased by aiming for a solution that needed no substructure, such as crossbeams or sidebars. The chair is made of three pieces: the seat, the backrest and the leg (all four are the same profile) and no other substructure.

The latter is the key – nearly all chairs have some sort of frame under the seat for structure, but in the Three Piece Chair the whole structural integrity comes from how the three pieces are joined. A bit like how in a monocoque car, the body is the chassi. The benefits being reduction of weight and material, yet increased rigidity. Plus the kind of beauty that comes from a simple construction principle. The key detail of the design is the use of interlocking slot joints developed for the chair’s assembly. As well as accentuating the joints themselves, their proximity and orientation results in a surprisingly strong, lightweight construction.

Threepiece chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune