Archive for the ‘materials’ category

FOLK collection by Dare to Rug

January 18th, 2017

The designs are created by repeating stylised Romanian motifs and are available in three different colour combinations printed with the Aquajet technique. Forbo’s Aquajet water cutting technology enables reproduction of the most intricate designs and allows for endless creativity in floor design.

Concrete design objects by Croque Béton

January 12th, 2017

Concrete is an industrial material that can also be elegant and refined. Croque Béton was born from the idea of highlighting the concrete which has a strong aesthetic potential and its wish is to mix textures and colors for realize original objects and sublimate, in all its forms, this material with strong decorative character.

The Collaborative Collection by Wolf-Gordon and Mae Engelgeer

January 5th, 2017

Together, they’ve created a collection that partners graphic elements and textures with the craftsmanship of Dutch Modernism, and given a modern spin. As a result, each of the pieces is characterized by clean lines, abstract geometric forms, and luxurious details.

[Misfit]Fit building by Batay-Csorba Architects, Toronto – Canada

January 4th, 2017

Keen to diversify from the highly rigid, static nature of other buildings of this type, the studio looked to means of offsetting the weightiness of concrete without reverting to glass and steel.

GANT Christmas 2016 Gift Giving by HASA Architects, London – UK

December 22nd, 2016



The choice of materials palette, initially inspired by the brief, during the design phase became more related to our desire to experiment with materials, especially casted concrete and explore themes of form and frame. In fact the brass is introduced to the space in its standardize form, directly informing the concrete table and podiums.

EU headquarters by Samyn and Partners and Studio Valle, Brussels – Belgium

December 20th, 2016



“This outer area is converted into a glass atrium protecting from the urban dust,” said Samyn and Partners. “It covers the principal entrance as well as a new lantern-shaped volume incorporating the conference rooms.” The transparent walls that wrap around the new northeast corner of the building comprise a patchwork of 3,750 recycled wooden window frames procured from renovation or demolition sites across Europe.

Art Deco wallpapers by Texturae

December 14th, 2016



The second, extremely elegant series features a fascinating mix of timeless classic and modern elegance: sophisticated retro geometries and 3D materic designs create essential atmospheres – eternally suspended between past and present, art and design – capable of bringing the Art Deco golden rules directly into the third millennium.

Nursery wallpaper by Murals Wallpaper

December 7th, 2016



Bringing The Outside In: the designs are lovely alone, or can be used together on separate walls to create a magical environment where baby can play, learn and sleep! Adorable critters help create a story with the walls, with which your child’s imagination can run wild.

Modular Concrete tiles by Patrycja Domanska and Tanja Lightfoot

November 17th, 2016


Conceived as a decorative wall tile to cover interior walls partially or entirely, it can also be put to use in other areas, such as facade cladding. An important aspect for the design team was to keep this product as a modular system, so that the end-user can be part of the design process by choosing colours and the final composition of the acoustic cloud.

Pedrali Ironic office by Calvi Brambilla at Orgatec 2016, Cologne – Germany

October 22nd, 2016

The project of the Milan-based architecture studio consists of two big side walls with a series of settings, spaces and situations strictly connected to the working environment: from the meeting room to the break-out area, from the conference room to the company restaurant without forgetting the waiting areas.

Marbleised Paint Designs by Murals Wallpaper

October 22nd, 2016

The intricacy and kaleidoscopic beauty of these marbleised designs hypnotise whilst delivering some seriously stylish interior inspiration. Marbleising, which traditionally involves using absorbent papers to pick up ink from a water bath dates to the twelfth century. Now, you can have your own gorgeous, modern day designs that inspire and make a big impression.

Blush Pink Collection by Murals Wallpaper

October 15th, 2016

This selection of wallpaper murals allow you to bring interesting textured elements into your home whilst incorporating the most fashionable colour of the year. Plus, there’s no hassle and minimal effort required!

Rough Luxe collection by Murals Wallpaper

September 29th, 2016

Murals Wallpaper have curated the Rough Luxe collection, a selection of wallpaper murals that allow you to bring industrial elements into your home with no hassle and minimal effort. Contrast with luxurious faux-fur accents, exposed filaments and bold metals for some seriously on trend decor.

Residenza Le Stelle by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura, Locarno – Switzerland

September 28th, 2016

The sand-coloured bricks – created by manufacturer Keller using Jura clay – were then carefully placed in the exact locations by robots to form the undulations.

Shaping Colour by Germans Ermičs

September 26th, 2016

Oddly enough, colour gradation in his frosted-glass pieces does seem to suggest that the hues have been ‘stretched’ and sculpted into smooth, subtly contoured planes, gradually tapering off into clear or reflective surfaces.

Ceramic vases by Hélène Morbu

September 21st, 2016

Guided by craftsmanship, Hélène Morbu uses a slow and precise technique that ‘squeezes the earth’ and as a result, the ‘quetzal’ vases display an effect resembling textile or rattan.

Wall sculptures and neon lights by Jay Shinn

September 7th, 2016

Colorful and organic, these dodecahedral pieces create an interesting semblance of 3D form. The exhibition also includes a selection of his neon works, which explore the relationship between light and line.

Drubba store by Ippolito Fleitz Group, Titisee-Neustadt – Germany

September 2nd, 2016

The material and colour worlds reference nature and the natural authenticity of the surrounding Black Forest. With subtle elegance and a gentle dose of theatricality, the central space is transformed into a visual attraction without stealing the show from the surrounding branded areas.

CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia: six new collections that blend art and design

August 1st, 2016

CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia: six new collections that blend art and design

Wide tiles collection by Ceramiche Refin

July 27th, 2016

Wide tiles collection by Ceramiche Refin