September 28, 2012
Flohr Design makes some stylish furniture and interior products using a unique eco friendly material. It all started when Christian Reder planted some Sakhalin knotweed in his yard. The stuff grows like weeds, with tall shoots with luscious leaves. In order to keep it from soon taking over the whole yard, he had to cut a lot of it away but felt terrible about burning the tubular shoots, which happened to be very light but incredibly strong. Some experimentation led him to develop a unique material. He embedded the shoots into a mixture of cold glue and wood flour and now calls it Flohr. Looking closely at the furniture, you can see the cross sectioned material, which reveals an interesting perforated texture and pattern – giving the pieces a very unique look. And since the material has such a short regrowth period, it makes it a perfectly sustainable and eco friendly solution for furniture and other interior products. Fun stuff! Learn more at Flohr Design.
March 3, 2012
If you are looking for artful and stylish light installations for your contemporary home, there are plenty of spectacular designs and materials to choose from. The Belgian studio Fermetti offers an interesting and original twist for this very significant aspect for interior design.
The Blub lamp collection contains sculptural light installations, stylish and minimalistic, but sculptural and original through the original use of blonde, richly textured wood. The pieces are most suitable for suspended lighting, whether placed individually or arranged into a group at varying heights. Their basic but playful and rounded shapes remind of bowling pins or stylized chess pieces.
February 17, 2012
The Roofer Pendant Light is a creative way of looking at things from another perspective. London based designer Benjamin Hubert created this special pendant light for Italian manufacturer Fabbian. The inspiration for this project came from the coloured tiles of Marrakech. Flexible silicone tiles hang on a metal frame, just like roof tiles cover the most important feature of a home.
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