Category Archives: interior design
A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.
Adrian Merz, who covered a whole room in little white Post-its, did this to represent the fragments of memories, stories and feeling, telling personal stories that different people experienced during winter 1972.
HiiH Lights (pronounced “Hi Hi”) is two artists, Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, who work together creating handmade paper lights and raising a family in Portland, OR. They collaborate as both artists and parents and discuss how all aspects of their lives are connected.
Director Tristan Stoch recently finished an inspiring short video portrait of HiiH Lights that you shouldn’t miss watching. Continue reading
Designer Vadim Kibardin created the low paper armchair “Black Paper 37” out of 37 paper layers and 20 details of gofer cardboard. The armchair is a result of experiments with various materials and exploration of the co-existence of, ‘Chaos and Sequence’.
Comali is a german based company made up of Nadja Oertel and Susanne Sandritter where their business concept is to have a socially responsible and sustainable design on-line trading for individuals. Here they have three different animals, squirrel, elephant and butterfly, camouflaging themselves into their wallpapered backgrounds.
Christian Fiebig is a german product designer that has created his reinterpretation of the chesterfield deep buttoned armchair by use of a computer program to reconstruct it entirely with polygonal faces. He then made this prototype come to life by rebuilding it with paper which helped him to realize it as a full scale model. He is currently still working on the development of the chair as a functional piece.
Mathias Bengtsson was born in Copenhagen and is well known for his modern aesthetics in furniture design that is both visually striking and technically innovative. The more familiar forms he works with are that of aluminum, acrylic and plywood.
Tel Aviv based product designer, Meirav Barzilay has created an innovative Lamp called Papela. Made of paper-like Tyvek material Papela is a playful lamp that you can crumple, squash and reshape as you like. Papela is delivered as a paper ball, which by a simple set of actions transforms into a unique wrinkled lampshade. Its minimalist structure is created by thread stitches only, hand sewn out of a colored paper sheet. Papela is available in two different designs.
Initially upon seeing this you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it’s actually wood. Elisa Strozyk is a German based textile designer who has been researching ways to provide wood with textile properties in testing methods to make wood flexible and soft, or interweave textile elements. One of the processes to design a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by hand or laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface. In response to our way of life becoming more immaterial in a digital age, she has created these diverse wooden textiles that can be easily manipulated with slight movement which in turn give more meaning and value back into the object itself.