Blast of Modern Design – Join The Club

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Hospitality projects, done impeccable right, result in inspiring interior solutions that can be tailored and tweaked for residential décor, because at the end of the day, hotel settings are meant to offer immense sensory impression while also denoting a home-away-from-home environment.  One such stirringly inspiring project is the newly opened boutique hotel in Singapore.  The Club Hotel by Ministry of Design fuses sleek European sophistication with designer modern bedroom furniture, minimal accessories, locally inspired accents and a timelessly cosmopolitan black and white color theme that serves to unify and reinforce the overall contemporary ambiance.

Club hotel in Singapore interior by Ministry of Design

Club hotel modern bedroom interior in Singapore

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When Modularity is an Understatement

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Kelp designer seating collection by Karsten Weigel for Cor is the epitome of options and vast opportunities for customization.  With ostensibly endless configuration possibilities, Kelp modern sofa and designer sectional collection encompasses seating elements in various sizes, with and without armrests, and also offers complementing options like footstools.  Aside from its extensive modularity, Kelp is distinguished through the use of contours, accentuated by colors or materials that enhance the aesthetic vigor of its overall character.

Kelp seating collection by Karsten Weige for Cor

Kelp seating collection by Karsten Weigel for Cor

The art of getting more from less

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Formtank created the 2d3d collection of modern tables that give new meaning to multi-dimensional design.  Taking advantage of technological advancement made in the field of 3d modeling, George Rice, the British designer behind this project amalgamated the ancient art of origami, industrial ingenuity and echo friendliness into a strikingly one-of-a-kind silhouette.

2d3d modern table collection by Formtank

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Old News find New Meaning

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

A creative way to recycle old newspapers is to reinvent them as primary construction material for designer furniture.  Tackling this challenge head on are designers from all around the globe who give a new meaning to green design and use the unlimited bounds of their imagination to create modern designer furniture with a very short life-cycle.

Charles Kaisin, a Belgian designer used old newspapers to create a collapsible, adjustable bench.

Charles Kaisin, a Belgian designer used old newspapers to create a collapsible, adjustable bench

Charles Kaisin used old newspapers to create a collapsible, adjustable bench

Oscar Ihermitte reused old newspapers, 334 of them to be exact to construct a bench 89 newspapers to create a stool.  Both pieces were made without a single use of glue or screw.

Oscar Ihermitte reused old newspapers to construct a bench stool without a single use of glue or screw

Oscar Ihermitte reused old newspapers to construct a bench stool without a single use of glue or screw

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Unusual material combinations

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

It is known that modern design pushes the boundaries of the expected and the accepted, continuously exploring new material combinations and applications, a practice that in itself yields to the ultimate creation of innovative modern furniture.  It is also almost a given that designer modern furniture innately elicit a widespread reaction that sums up the process as nothing short of creative genius.  This is exactly how modern design came about almost a century ago and this is how modern design will continue to grow with the help of cutting edge Italian furniture designers and manufacturers.  To epitomize the underlining notion behind modern furniture design are a few examples that scream with interpretive authenticity and material innovation.

Naked Chair by Tonelli

Glass & Leather: Naked Chair by Tonelli

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