Amsterdam studio Nezu Aymo Architects have completed the interiors for a Japanese shop in Amsterdam with strips of bamboo hanging from the ceiling. Called Japanse Winkeltje, a gallery space, shop and Japanese culture centre are housed on three separate floors. The interior walls and ceilings on all floors are covered in natural materials. One side of the shop features undulating fabric shelves and on the other side loops of white mesh made of paper yarn soaked in rice water surround the wooden shelves.
Wood Chair is an ironic, comfortable and practical chair designed by the creative group Front for Moroso. They drew their inspiration for the armchair from the classic wooden bead seat covers used by drivers seeking a particular kind of comfort in their cars, combined with research on the way embroiderers in Africa weave their beads. The result is an extremely comfortable chair where a woven covering of natural birch wood beads of varying sizes fills the seat almost to overflowing, like foaming soap bubbles.
Tasmania an island at the most southern point of Australian . The house on Bonnet hill is a modest building of 100 sqm on a large open rural site. It is a simple two storey, cement clad box, that sits deep on a north facing bank. The building is permeable from three sides, transferring from inside to outside with ease. Materials are limited and raw and in many cases unfinished, low cost materials cover the larger areas while higher quality materials define the openings.
Clover Lamp by Spanish designer Alberto Sánchez of MUT Design, shown at the exhibition in Milan. Faithful to its commitment to the environment, it places nature as main source of inspiration, this line, for instance takes the silhouette of a clover as an influence. Composed of three identical structures on which color strings are woven of colors, Clover illumination allows complete customization by offering numerous possibilities of color.
Karmelina Martina has designed the Helix chair for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. A witty, light-hearted little chair with a stylised design. Flame-retardant, cold-cured polyurethane foam padding over a steel frame.