Friday, 28 January 2011
-small cabinet velvet red or powder blue, with or without door
-large cabinet ocean green or aubergine purple
-large vertical cabinet lime green
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Luoto is a family of space elements, experimenting on the shift and communication between interior and exterior, social and intimate, center and perifery, dynamics and stillness. It occupies a small corner of the world, creating room for everyday situations. The idea of Luoto is to offer a place to rest and imagine, taking your own time and space.
The idea of Luoto is based on the concept of the growing box: an object that cannot be identified as a specific typology: the initial container becomes a mobile table, and evolves into a multifunctional structure able to host differents activities (study, introspection, relax) on two levels, and allows, by revolving itself, to be open or closed to the sorroundings. Its mobility and vertical shape make it an object which allows to utilize and enjoy totally the domestic environment. The outer metallic shell is a protection that contains a wooden warm soul.
Monday, 24 January 2011
The particularity of the Ransa sofa is that it really gives the impression of levitating above the books. Its original dimensions allow you to be totally at ease, you can lie down as you see fit while having your favorite authors at your fingertips!
Friday, 21 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Designed by Caterina Tiazzoldi, it uses advanced digital tools in formal exploration of new configurations of the same bookshelf. Each customer introduces data (length, height, preferred colours) and the parametric system responds by automatically changing some of the attributes (depth, thickness, colour saturation). In this way each customer is assured of a unique configuration. Each PB as a code and a serial number that warranty is originality and uniqueness.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
The heart and pivotal point of the new library is a physical communication structure that twists and winds its way through the library. Sometimes a coun-ter, sometimes a table, sometimes a section of shelves, the structure points, guides and tempts the visitors to explore the library area. The band works as a decoration and an active communication tool for the library staff.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
A children’s unit for public libraries, schools and children’s centres across the UK. Children can take a book from the display on each end of the unit and then curl up inside and read it. All of our designs come from a reader-centred approach ie: trying to improve the display of books for the reader, so that they can’t help but reach out and grab a book. All of products are designed to be able to display books ‘face-out’ rather than spine-out so that the jackets can be seen.
Opening the Book Furniture
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Combination of bookmarks and bookcase. From the Chinese vessel(called 'DING'). In Chinese history and culture, the DING is often used as an implicit symbolism for power. Westerners said 'Knowledge is power'. Books are the source of knowledge, and knowledge of the power generated. Put DING's image into the bookcase that is means book is power.
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
"I took the lines from a Morris chair that I have and used recycled steel to weld together the frame. That took about three hours. The tricky part was drilling the books so they'd fit on the frame. It's hard to do without causing an incredible mess and winding up with a pile of confetti. I used a friend's drill press, and it took at least 20 hours. The whole thing cost about $11 in materials. It's the investment of time that's significant. I had to resist the temptation to read any of the books, because that cut into my drilling time."
The books are trade paperbacks donated to a local library for one of its regular fund-raising sales.
Monday, 3 January 2011
Sunday, 2 January 2011
The sleek, metal-clad flanks of vintage World War II airplanes inspired the bookcases, wrapped in polished aluminum inside and out. Exposed steel screws, evoking the look of rivets, anchor each gleaming panel. To maintain the shine, buff occasionally with metal polish.