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In the spirit of Finnish design, Woodnotes encapsulates the pure simplicity and authenticity of nature. Every product incorporates natural materials with honest, pure lines. What results is a comprehensive collection characterized by geometrical figures and original design.
In the midst of functionalist and minimalist Scandinavian design, Verner Panton was an explosion of color and personality.
At the time Panton was designing in Denmark-- during the 1960s and 70s --strong, clean lines, light woods, and tradition dominated the landscape. Panton, whose geometrical furniture designs for Arne Jacobsen's architectural firm had garnered early attention, wildly disregarded these tenets.
Art and design are vehicles well-suited for raising awareness and funds for charitable causes, as well as providing an eye into contemporary culture and values. For the past five years, Chicago Magazine's Chairs for Charity event has invited local designers to reimagine classic chairs that are then donated to be auctioned off to support a local charity. This years charity was Designs for Dignity.
From Chicago to Shanghai, Rimadesio's culturally and ethically aware design is surfacing in the world's most prestigious cities.
The Italian company, founded in 1956 by Francesco and Luigi Malberti Ribaldi, is based on a simple product and concept: glass. Combined with aluminum structures, the material is transformed into a myriad of products to divide and define any space: doors, shelves, modular storage units, closets. The simplicity of glass is communicated through exceptional technical and precision detailing, elimination distracting hardware and thus creating maximum style, pragmatism, and reliability.
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.