Like movie directors, designers are the keepers of the vision and build the interdisciplinary teams

3.5.21

Easter mood

 Easter is also one of my favourite times of the year. And this year we are having great weather and real summer - not spring - mood here in Sofia! What I like especially are traditions. Have a look at some of them :)





23.4.21

Happy Anniversary to Patricia Urquiola!

 


Among the absolute protagonists of contemporary design, Patricia Urquiola is no doubt one of the most talented and prolific designers of the world. And today she celebrates her 60th anniversary -
 Happy Birthday! 
As if for a great birthday present her Nuez Lounge BIO® created for Andreu World has recently been awarded a Red Dot prize for Product Design:
  

Congratulations! 
Following her work for many years, I have numerous posts in this blog dedicated to her wonderful elegant designs, as well as several articles about Urquiola in the press. She magically transforms wastes from marble into something unexpected like her Agua Collection: 

Her designs are feminine and practical, often inspired by nature:

And almost always have their own story.
Hers is The most elegant industrial style bathroom and some of the most cozy hotel interiors, like the wonderful Il Sereno, where she has designed everything:

And many more inspiring designs!

21.4.21

Ideal Standard Together World Tour Starts from Milan

Ideal Standard have created a wonderful series of on-line design events - the Together World Tour, guided by CEO Torsten Türling. And this month it started from Milan with a short walk around the world center of design. For those of you who miss the annual Milan Design Week this is a wonderful possibility to enjoy again the favourite places and have a look to some of the symbols of design. 

A meeting with Chief Design Officer Roberto Palomba gives us a glimpse to their inside way of work and some more information about the concept of the new collection Atelie and the super thin Linda X made of Diamantec.

Enjoy the journey and get inspired! Have a glimpse at some of the elegant interiors:




Linda–X

The next stop will be Berlin - here you can register :) 

14.4.21

Milano Design City 2021 - new design

Get some inspiration - great new designs that are presented at Milano Design City 2021:

 

Pacific, the new collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso


Giorgetti : a box of wonders - Houdini 


Tom Dixon - HYDRO CHAIR

Cassina - new outdoor collection 

11.4.21

Salone - This Time Every Year

I am sure I am not alone - many of us, who live with design, are thinking the same - shall we ever again gather at Salone like before? Can we again experience the richness of real Design Weeks? Or we shall get used to hybrid events like they are now? I hope - not: it is completely different to see the atmosphere in Milan in April! Enthusiastic people walking for hours from exhibition to exhibition, trying to catch everything, or at least most of the available new inspirations. And celebrating design!

I am sharing some of the photos that remind us what we had :)


Celebrating Leonardo and his genius
Celebrating Kartell's anniversary


Unusual designs at Rossana Orlandi


Tonon stand
A glimpse to the entrance
 

Euroluce







Claudio Luti answering our questions at the Red Lounge - one of the best areas of Salone :)







6.4.21

KITCHENS - Breaking up the linear composition

Finally a kitchen that is something completely different from the standard row of cupboardsd! Breaking up the linear composition is one of its positive features, but I like also the beautiful natural colours and materials with more texture - Pinea collection of Toncelli kitchen:





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