Aimed to attract the tinniest design aficionados or aficionados-to-be, Artifort’s new Junior Collection introduced in Milan last month reinforces the timelessness of the brand’s core classic products like the Orange Slice and Mushroom chair with yet another generation-bridging function. Both originally designed in the 60’s by Pierre Paulin, Orange Slice and Mushroom have both become modern design icons that withstood the tests of time which is why it was a natural extension to shrink them to a “mini-me” size.
What seems to be a very odd and unthinkable interior palette is actually something that is surprisingly impressive and certainly unforgettable. Indeed, black on black interior color scheme is daring, elegant and offers great contrasting qualities with considerable shock-factor that draws the eye and imprints the memory.
A modern bedroom that showcases the Zero round bed by Presotto is one of the most dramatic and sensory environments where everything is black, including the bed’s upholstery, carpets and walls. However, in this case, while everything is undeniably the same color, the extraordinary shape of the bed takes center stage and stands out the most.
In this chic, all-black modern bathroom, the color is interpreted through variation in patterns and textures along with different reflective surfaces. This causes the single-colored interior to take on a mufti-dimensional scope and in consequence create a stunning theatrical effect.
When an all-black color palette is used in the dining area, the intention is to achieve an exaggerated and highly expressive outcome that synthesizes grandeur and formality with visual transcendence.
For the kid at heart, the exhilarating magic of childhood swings has been realized by designers in the most fun and fashionable way. Swinging sofas, bed swings, chandeliers with swings and variety of armchairs that are suspended from the ceiling instead of grounded to the floor offer themselves as more than just vivacious seating solutions that are exciting, but as conversation pieces with spellbinding qualities.
Thanks to the designers who are in tune with their inner child the selection of swinging contemporary furniture is quite profuse and certainly attention-grabbing.
The mind is an advantageous thing…proven time and time again by the global design community that ever so consistently pushes the creative envelope. Inspired by grandmothers who knit, “Fat Knits” Collection by Bauke Knottnerus is comprised of threads in various forms, colors, sizes and shapes. Over sized, interlocked and piled, this collection of “interior products” is a cross between contemporary furniture with suggestive functions and art objects with alluring aesthetics. Either way, it is KNOT to be missed or overshadowed (pun intended).