Akin to the ruffs worn in the Victorian era, Fraise is an ornamental paper collar that presents itself with many possibilities, existing as an exquisite planter and tray or simply as a beautifully pleated paper wreath for the festival occasion.
Each Fraise collar is carefully handcrafted and features the unique tactile papers from the Curious Matter series by Arjowiggins.
Desinere is founded by Melvin Ong, a Singaporean whose had the opportunity to be under the tutelage of established designers such as Chris Lefteri and Reiko Kaneko upon graduating with First-Class Honours from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design in 2010.
"I came across the word Desinere in a book by George Prochnik (In Pursuit of Silence) and it was such an inspiration and apt description of how I approached my designs. Desinere is the Latin root of the word silence, also meaning ‘stop’. And this type of stopping can be described as one where an individual comes to a pause to take in a sensory measure of the world. For me design has always been a process of quiet reflection and observation. I was very conscious that I wanted to maintain this sensitivity in my work so as I do not lose myself in the process of ‘doing’. Hence when I started Desinere I want to create stories with objects, and drawing inspiration from the little unexpected discoveries in life that only becomes noticeable when we filter out the clutter and noise around us." - Melvin Ong
Melvin has also exhibited his personal work as part of a collaborative at Tent London 2010 and the Milan Salone Satellite in 2011. With these experiences that quietly moulded him, he made a decision to relocate back home to Singapore in 2012 to establish his studio, Desinere.
Desinere saw its debut into the world, launching its first collection in Design Tide Tokyo 2012.
Tasked by a friend's request to design a table that could 'grow' with the kid, industrial designer Olaf Schroeder from Pure Position came up with the idea of 'Growing Table'. Quite simply, the table grows with the need and age of your children, by adding extension modules to the legs of table and stool. It is adjustable to four heights, until the height of 72cm- which corresponds to the ordinary table's height.
Growing table is intended for children aged from 2 – 10 and comes with a good selection of accessories for your child's needs individually; including an “endless paper” system, a pencil box or bookshelf.
The Growing Table is made of 25mm thick beech top and the legs are slightly angled for stability. The table is finished with child safe paint.
See also the popular grow chair by- TRIPP TRAPP- Chair that grows with the child.
BOLD is not simply the name of the hotel, it’s a statement, a mission. BOLD stands for being determined, courageous and brave, wild, brash and daring, always unafraid, clear and gutsy.
The BOLD hotel in Munich is designed by Markus Betz Architektur Projektabwicklung. As a cool design hotel that has raised the bar for budget hotels in Munich, with its significance, style and an individual character for small prices. This is the philosophy of the BOLD Hotels, who opened their first hotel in the Munich with 142 rooms. Each room is individually styled and down to the smallest detail. All of the rooms are furnished with real oak floors, cooling systems and soundproofed windows. The ceiling height of over 3m creates a new sense of spaciousness. The Bathrooms are equipped with floor heating. The interiors of each room are based on Scandinavian colour and material such as mosaic tiles, brass clothes hanger and 100% wool rug. As a budget hotel, the owner went further to showcase their taste in design by using furniture & lighting from famous manufacturers: Hay from Denmark, Artemide from Italy, & Tradition from Denmark.
Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses' Kassena Town series of large cabinets is named after the Kassena people of West Africa, the monolithic pieces echo the mud buildings built by its men and hand-painted in striking graphic patterns by its women. The new range of designer cabinets includes pieces titled Home, Watchtower, Horseman and Sleep.
"WE CREATED A VILLAGE OF CABINETS. Imagine it on a hill overlooking the savannah: it is our own dream town with all the complexities of a community. A town always needs a few homes, a place of worship, a liquor store and at least one guy with a fast car who thinks he’s king," say Dokter and Misses’ Katy Taplin and Adriaan Hugo.
Each cabinet is shaped into solid and earthed forms. These are then hand painted with Kassena-inspired patterning.
Husband and wife team, Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin make up South African design duo Dokter and Misses, based in Johannesburg. Inspired by the idiosyncrasies of their surroundings, their modernist furniture pieces withangular lines have a boldly upbeat energy that makes them immediately accessible and desirable examples of the contemporary South Africa design scene.
Pod-Idladla is a modular, prefabricated nano-home designed by Clara da Cruz Almeida. The interior and product design is done by Dokter and Misses.
With the idea of rising housing prices and deteriorating living quality, Pod-Idladla aims to make our life simpler by allow us to concentrate on what matters: the experience of living; it takes five minutes to clean and saves effort and time even in the daily task of cooking because everything is reached while you are standing on the same spot. If you move, from city to city, you can ultimately just move the house with you, saving time on house hunting.
Each pod is 17-square-meter per units and can be positioned in various configurations to form larger, multi-use living areas. Each space is designed to have a dual use; spaces are not named as conventional rooms; the owner is free to change their use as needed. It sleeps two comfortably in the mezzanine bedroom. The downstairs task room can accommodate an occasional guest and doubles as an office or laundry room. A corridor between the front and back spaces houses a shower area and the outdoor deck encourages indoor-outdoor living.
The Pod-Idladla is an ideal home not only for a home starter but also as a weekend getaway where you want to save cost, and leaves little footprints on the site.
Dutch interior designer Robert Kolenik has created a unique kitchen island that incorporate an aquarium.
Absolutely an eye catcher, this unique super-sized aquarium under the kitchen top will make the kitchen island the centre piece of the food talk. Apart from being a one of a kind design object, the kitchen island is surprisingly functional.
The kitchen top can be effortlessly lifts up with just the press of a button for maintenance & servicing of the aquarium. The L-shape aquarium also provide enough space for installation of a basin and cooker hob.
The GoFish is a new rocking chair from Italian designer Antonella Di Luca. It is completely made of honeycomb cardboard, light and durable. The saddle is designed to make more comfortable and safe the seat. The fin on the back serves both as a support and protection, handles made of natural beechwood comply with the soul of the product, giving it a contemporary look, elegant and playful. And I believed it is designed entirely for kids, I pressumed.
aMDL- architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l. has designed a fews Camper stores around the globe for Camper. These stores can be found at Milano, Amsterdam, Marseille, Singapore, St Petersburg and Tokyo.
The image of the Camper store pays homage to and is reflected in the free and easy, lively spirit of the style, motifs and colours invented by the Memphis designers in the 1980s. Conceptually, the display stand alludes to the wall of shoe boxes. It is deformed however in the Memphis graphic style, and transformed into a three-dimensional décor with an optical effect. The tilted shelves in fact distort the wall’s perspective, and the large number of individual shelves available enables a profusion of shoes to be displayed simultaneously. At the centre of the space, a piece of furniture with absurd and bizarre shapes is reminiscent of the original laminates designed in the Memphis years. By contrast, the floor is in untreated wood.