I tappeti per la casa in Italia sono leggermente in disuso, se ne vendono sempre pochi e quei pochi sono quasi sempre patetiche imitazioni o rielaborazioni degli antichi tappeti persiani.
Quando un settore dell’arredo per la casa entra in crisi succede sempre qualcosa di particolare, come in questo caso, i designer e i produttori reagiscono con una creatività estrema e, a volte, innovativa.
Alexandra Kehayoglou è un artista argentino che usa avanzi della azienda di famiglia, una fabbrica di tappeti a Buenos Aires, per costruire le sue creazioni in lana.
Il suo uso di materiali imita texture naturali di muschio naturale, acqua, alberi e ghiaccio, fornendo le funzioni di un tappeto tradizionale con uno strato di talento artistico tramite scenario memoria evocando, spesso creazioni che avvolgono verticalmente per diventare tappezzerie.
This is a prototype by Peter Bristol that imitates, in a larger scale, the famous clip used to collect and block the sheets. This is the perfect handbag for someone very proud of her work. o)
The handles are made of aluminum, so the handbag should be very light. Being a prototype it cann’t be found on the market, but if you want to participate to its production, please email me and I will put you in touch with Peter.
Everyone knows Ikea, but not everyone knows Ikeahackers.
By simplifying we can say that Ikeahackers is the place for those who want hack the furniture of the great Swedish manufacturer.
In short it works like this: you buy furniture your at Ikea, then you throw away the instructions sheets for installation and, finally unleash your imagination.
Different funny and intelligent furtiture is born like this. It is a way to subvert the system with elegance and creativity: the Ikea office furniture can be turned into bar tables or their chairs can become glass coffee tables, etc. All this comes with explanations and photos so that everyone can replicate the brilliant (sometimes ridiculous) solution.
Eduardo Garcia Campos is Mexican and pilots for an airline.
One day he decided to make a chair and to attend an international design competition wirh it. As the extraordinary person he is, he won first prize thanks to his fantastic creation.
Directly from the Art Nouveau of the last century, here is his reinterpretation of the Monarch butterfly: light just as the same butterfly but very durable, the chair by Campos has been made with a single piece of aluminum.
It took him 3 years to build this magnificent chair, and many flights of fancy.
To desing is also to experiment, to have fun with ideas and you have to look at the poposals of Aykut Erol for Line Furniture System with this aim in mind.
Aykut creates the profile of almost all the necessary furniture for a living room with a single metal line: from a lamp to a cabinet, from some shelves to cupboards, is a system that can regenerate itself indefinitely and can continue throughout the whole house. Of course, it isn’t functional, but I love this job for the simple fact that it reminds me La Linea, a cartoon character created by Osvaldo Cavandoli.