Creativity is dynamic. Uninhibited, this heightened consciousness will swell, then retreat, then swell and retreat many times more. The individual creative process is a process of ebb and flow-- one that is often complicated, obstructed, frustrating. But when the individual creative process merges with other ideas, it naturally grows. Exposure to outside forces builds a larger communicative voice that is grander than the individual. For Zeus, the polyphany of creative voices was a deliberate decision in order to forge a distinct, post-modern movement. Continue reading to see how Zeus can enhance your project.
When we are always working, moving, living, it's often easy to miss the details. But as Charles Eames said, "The details are not the details. They make the design." This is true on both the small scale (say, the hardware or finish on a chair), and on the large scale. That's why it's important to notice the details, and why we accessorize and incorporate flooring choices into a grander design scheme: to pull a space together in a cohesive way, and to create an environment, not just a room.
Let there be light.
For Jean-Luc le Deun, photographer and founder of Le Deun Luminaires, the forces of light and dark have always been a matter of art-- the medium has simply changed. Where light was once an integral ingredient in the outcome, it now takes center stage as final product.
Imagine a Victorian home: Vast windows complete with lavish molding. Dramatic arched doorways leading to spaces filled with texture and delicate detailing. Vibrant. Charming. Now, imagine hosting a 21st Century party among the historic interior architecture: Fast music playing over a series of speakers. Quick conversations taking place in spaces filled with a mixture of senses. Vivid. Bold. It is an act that would require a graceful balance of tradition and modernity. In an unexpected welcome, Moooi has managed to strike this exact balance in its design aesthetic.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the strongest.
In 1908, Carl Hansen took one simple idea-- that a combination of elevated craftsmanship and rational means of production could yield high-quality furniture at accessible prices-- and built his eponymous company on it.
Inspiration is often drawn from history, whether directly and consciously, or subtly and subconsciously. Take, for instance, how Italian Renaissance artists were inspired by ancient forms, or how pop artists rebelled against those same tenets of classic art.
Montis displays its design inspiration by staying true to its roots of Scandinavian design, whose aesthetic is typified by minimal, light creations designed to make life better and more beautiful for all-- true democratic design.
A change in schedule. A missed train or delayed flight. A sudden turn of the weather. Life is defined by our ability to adapt. The products we use to navigate life and its inevitable bumps in the road should, too.
Interstuhl, a family-run German design company, takes this statement to heart, and to the heart of its products: ergonomically designed chairs. Because we so often spend long periods of time tucked behind a desk or into table, every Interstuhl chair is designed with the body in mind and is created to facilitate active sitting.
Form follows function. For USM Modular Furniture, this is less of an overused adage and more of an integral part of company history.
The company, which began under Ulrich Schaerer as a hardware and locksmith business, was expanded in 1961 by grandson Paul from a manually-oriented factory to a full-fledged modern industrial plant.