Have you seen the beautiful new shelving system by Danish Skagerak? It’s called Vivlio and is designed in collaboration with Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm & Margarethe Odgaard.
“Vivlio Shelf System is a flexible shelving unit that both showcases and conceals. The shelves come in three different heights and colours and may either present their open front to the room or face away to conceal their content. Vivlio’s colour options for shelves and frame create a wide range of options in a celebration of the flexibility and aesthetic of simplicity.” – Skagerak
I’m in love with this modern Scandinavian armchair designed by Swedish NOTE Design Studio for Fogia. The contrast between the hard metal frames and the upholstery in soft textile gives it a beautiful and gentle look.
It is available in two standard colours, but can also be ordered in different RAL Classic colours at additional cost. Find it here.
These beautiful pendants designed by Copenhagen based design house New Works has a simple iconic silhouette, and are according to them as adaptable as a chameleon. They come in different materials such as oak, pine, marble, cork, terracotta, steel, concrete and kryptonite as you can see some examples of below.
Dark grey concrete
Interested? Just click on the icon below to see their whole lighting collection;
When I heard that film director Wes Anderson (famous for indie films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom to name a few) had designed the interior of Bar Luce at the Fondazione Prada I had to go and check it out.
Anderson has re-created the atmosphere of a typical Milanese cafè with a 1950s style full of pastel colours and quirky details, the perfect place for a drink and a bite to eat while you pretend that you’re in your favourite Wes Anderson film..
The bar-staff is all dressed as they have stepped out of The Grand Budapest Hotel, I kept looking for the lobby boy but he was unfortunately not around. As it was a very hot and sunny day I had a classic spritz, which I enjoyed while observing the big crowd – a mix of hipsters and Italian families on a day out.
It has a ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ and a ‘Castello Cavalcanti’ pinball machine alongside a cool retro jukebox, a counter full of candy, cakes, food and drinks, and the most extravagance entrance to a WC I have ever seen.
“There is no ideal angle for this space. It is for real life, and ought to have numerous good spots for eating, drinking, talking, reading, etc. While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.” – Wes Anderson
Bar Luce opened this weekend and is a must-see for any Wes Anderson fans!
Spent this Saturday snapping away at the Salone Del Mobile exhibition in Milan, a showcase for the latest in furnishing and design. It was a massive exhibition space, so having the map at hand was a must.
So much inspiration & great design in one day, here are some of my highlights (but be warned – it’s a lot of yellow!) :
Amazing Ballo stool by Humanscale inspired by the exercise ball, I need one!
OFF modules by Scan Sørlie.
Shelving systems wall art.
So much yellow this season, this sofa from Vitra is so bright and lovely.
Creative way to hang magazines by Swedese.
New retail concept by Lago, NFC stickers you hover your phone over for info about the product.
Skandium Danish classic toys for grown-ups.
Yellow pouffe with space for your coffee cup.
The Dots coat hooks by Muuto.
Simply beautiful wallpaper.
Seletti neon letters.
Lamps made out of cheese-graters? Why not.
The PULK storage bench designed by Herman Cph.
Desk-space by Calligaris.
Clothes rack by Erba. (Just had to take a picture..)
The Normann Copenhagen bell lamps.
Love this simplistic sink and tap.
This sun-bed by Skagerak is perfect for a hot day.
LOG 365, colourful seating by Pedrali.
Yellow, grey & wood at Muuto.
Shima; a nice little stool with an attached little turnable table by Johanson.
Ciao for now, see you next year at Salone Del Mobile!