The new collections explore the world of led technology with a strongly creative approach maintaining, at the same time, a well-defined brand identity. The latest technological innovations, encountering materials such as glass and metal, push the imagination toward a research for innovative shapes and solutions.
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Central to the store, a steel vessel for Aesop’s skincare bottles bears not only the weight of the main counter but the store’s identity. This ‘perched’ smooth mass is crafted from 3mm rolled steel whose shade was carefully coordinated with the indigenous Korean quartz and felts selected.
Natural green walls of live plants with an automatic watering system add brightness and harmony. The pattern of air was used on glasses in the open space of the “ground” part of the office—a light-colored pattern adds lightness and aeriality to the space.
Envisioned to go by a sofa as a side table, or by a bed as a bedside table, W8 — pronounced “weight” — calls on the idea of firmness, reassuring it through its stone base. Its highly-graphic appearance showcases a contrast between lightness and heaviness: the delicate cage-like structure supports the base while the heavy pietra serena stone equilibrates the overall piece.
“In keeping with the company’s design philosophy – all three series use classic forms, pure shapes and materials such as hand-finished brass and hand-blown glass to create sculpture-like modern pieces,” said the Toronto-based studio. The Mode pendants feature milky blown-glass spheres, organised on a horizontal plane and connected by metal branches.
Industrial, urban, and clearly informed by contemporary western trends, Ark4LOA’s Otto e Mezzo remains wholeheartedly Greek, its laid-back Mediterranean mood an underlying aesthetic.
A store interior palette of Italian marble, parquet flooring, patterned walls. Contemporary lines and forms help connect the tradition of Italian suit making to the modern times.
Brick corbels and projected soldier coursing adds a level of detail that elevates the industrial chic design.
The general image creates a hybrid between modernity and avant-gard, the combination of materials, carrara marble, glass, metal, wood and accents in color give this place a dynamic and flexible character obliging one to notice the details.
This is the Coach vision of a Subway, luxurious, beautiful and stylish. Gunmetal handrails, bag holders and accessories, suede seats, pink brushed metal pannels and rubber floor.
Ambient interior lets the natural light pass through big windows and partitions. Natural materials such as wood, metal and OSB add some reference to startup-flavoured space.
Exposed whitewashed bricks have been paired with recycled and newly lacquered rimu timber, covering both the floor and two walls. The furnishings comprise of beautifully crafted metal cabinets and shelving, a sales desk, and last but not least, Aesop’s prerequisite shop attribute, a concrete sink embedded in a metal framework.
The timber on the floor is girdled with a strip of marble in varying shapes and elegant pathway tiles leading from the entrance to the service counter. The teal color on the walls and the white ceiling illuminates the space and balances the hardness of the metal to highlight the products.
Underlying idea is of a singular social space holding dynamic surface identities for multiple individuals. Space is an accumulation of contrasting entities from organic to engineered, neutral to monotones and geometric to dynamic.
Multiple pieces of fabric panels with different colours (such as yellow, white, grey brown, and so on) are gathered together to create the front wall of the cafe with a geometric pattern.
Although Dahl is a classic mid-century design, its minimal form and smooth, unembellished surfaces still have a contemporary appearance today. The shade is made from mouth-blown glass and etched by a surface treatment that creates a smooth matt finish.
To create a sense of unity between the different areas, beige wall tiles, blonde wood tables and green metal stools feature throughout.
The office becomes a cozier place with a bit of subtle humor found in details such as the names of these spaces or unexpected details such as satellite antennas.
Key color based on modern gray and white also matched wood furniture and black metal that improve the dignity of space.
The design was started off by exploring the idea of industrial chic combined with Italian tasted. Blending these 2 ideas, we came out with the use of the raw materials such as metal, brick and concrete.