Refined contemporary design balanced with quality materials, modern colors and crazy creativity. These are some of the crucial ingredients to get standout designs with an incredible personality. Sometimes, artworks are so strong that they look like if they have their own life. Today, Design Limited Edition shows you 10 standout designs from around the globe. Take a look!
Max Lamb‘s experimental designs are all about the process and material selection and the Crockery collection for 1882 Ltd is not an exception. His latest work follows on from his fine bone china collection, remastered in a jet-black palette of adroit ingenuity. Hand-chiselled models are used to make molds which are then slip-cast in stoneware before being stained.
Scale, proportion, quality of detail and finish are key components of Dyehouse, the emerging furniture brand of ONE17 Architects managing partner Mark Lee. The same could be said of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s exhibits, making them a rare fit.
Sitting atop a gentle slope at the renowned exhibition space, the 300kg oak bench is in good company, including British and internationally acclaimed artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, KAWS and Not Vital. Unlike its majestic companions, though, the bench is designed to be sat on, providing a picturesque perch in the open-air gallery.
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‘Although often undervalued, concrete has become one of the materials of choice for architects,’ states interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. ‘Nuel has harnessed this ongoing perspective-shift in a new project with French cement-specialists Concrete LCDA. Together, they have created two series of wood-look concrete panels. The first, ‘The Chevrons Collection’ (pictured right) references the parquet floor of a 19th century French apartment, and the second, ‘The Timber Collection’ (left) recalls the earliest ways of working with concrete, and required detailed research into the textures of spruce wood to achieve the highly textured finish.
Famed Brazilian artist Saint Clair Cemin‘s work has been marked by a propensity to change; from sculpture to painting, toy and furniture design, his practice is as varied as his subject matter. His latest work, Psyche, is no exception.
Unveiled at Paul Kasmin Gallery, the ethereal sculpture was made of a single, 30,000-pound piece of Sichuan marble, delicately crafted to become the fully functional boat that is displayed on a bronze cradle at the Chelsea outpost. The piece transcends the physical realm to illustrate the romantic tale of Psyche, the Goddess of the Soul, and her true love, Eros, which first inspired it.
This playfull dining room is the celebration of Tate Modern’s new Herzog & de Meuron extension during this summer. The iconic museum has teamed up with Airbnb and the final result couldn’t be better.
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The tapering stone pillar, entitled Strengthlessness, was created by Paris-based, Colombian-born artist Iván Argote. The creative director at Standard International, Claire Darrow-Mosier, saw an aesthetic connection between the sculpture and the architecture of The Standard, and her interest was piqued.
From design agency Layer comes the world’s first 3D-printed consumer wheelchair. Designed by Benjamin Hubert, the GO wheelchair concept came to fruition through collaboration with Materialise – experts in 3D printed software and solutions.
The new mobility device is the result of six months of research by Layer, in which the firm gathered information from medical professionals and wheelchair users themselves.
Fine wine and inspired architecture meet in this shop designed by Rotterdam-based Studio AAAN. It sits within an 1896 building and spans four levels, with interior walls clad in laser-engraved oak panels bearing famous winery names. There is also a bar, a kitchen, a tasting area and a cellar.
A room full of rugs, in different sizes, colors and versions. In total, there are 10 designs with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s Toiletpaper signature.
A wooden chair that defines contemporary caos. This is a winning piece for design that asks the mundane life and brings a critical point of view to the art world.
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