As you walk in the lobby of the Sanderson London hotel, Yinka Ilori’s colourful Christmas tree glows, framed by modernist architecture and eclectic interiors.
A cafe where to smell and taste pure blue-ness, an urban blue ‘lightscape’ installation raising awareness on climate change and a Russian Suprematism-inspired monochromatic bar in Moscow… 7 Classic Blue atypical projects going beyond the Pantone® hype!
Experts at the Pantone® Color Institute declared that Classic Blue is the 2020 trending-colour. Doesn’t it sounds as if a global team of food arbiters announced cheese as the dairy product of the year?
De StraatMakers collaborative installation, Atelier NL has invited Eindhoven’s residents to collect soil samples in their favourite urban places “to reflect on the unique characteristics of the very place we call home”.
Maxim Kashin has created a purple suprematist interior design highlighting the superiority of colour over the form and the pure geometry of space.
Colorful ‘brut vessels’ inspired by Le Corbusier’s architecture, ‘galactic’ tableware tuning with a David Bowie 80’s hit and dyed marble… At Maison & Objet Fall 2019, designers blended materials with colours in unexpected ways.
Pamela Tan’s PROJECTION: KITE colourful installation explodes the architecture of a kite to create a sense of festivity in Malaysia.
Dedalum new ‘luminarium’ by Architects of Air is inspired by Greek mythology, Roman architecture and somewhere between a womb and a cathedral.
Bold colors and patterns inspired by Sottsass and Mendini vibrate in Adam Nathaniel Furman’s ultimate collection developed with Abet Laminati.
2LG studio’s fresh twist on the iconic LGBT+ rainbow flag dresses ercol’s iconic seat “to champion love, freedom, joy and ultimately, the belief that everyone has a right to be themselves.”
Misty transparencies and watercoloured hues create surreal reflections on Constance Guisset’s FRANCIS tables for French design editor Petite Friture.
Folk musical instruments-inspired designs and custom-designed furniture feature in Ya Vsesvit’s monochrome co-working space in the Ukrainian capital. The workspace for young creatives hosts also an architectural studio, a lecture hall and a design gallery.
Masquespacio blends the colorful vibe of Spain with German practical imprint for SOLERA supermarket in Cologne.
Stefan Diez’s RGB furniture collection features coloured glass and a flexible, easy-to-install fastening system opening up new design solutions for the bathroom and beyond.
Isern Serra and Sylvain Carlet filled the interior design of Orvay wine bar in Barcelona with colours to pay homage to wine geography, culture and main ingredient: the grape.
Kids areas are often super colourful, but “the world of children is simple, and anything can be a playground at any time” and everywhere, beside bold colours. That’s why JJ Studio’s desaturated kindergarten is designed to allow pupils of a Montessori pre-school in Taiwan to promote their imagination and learn independently.
Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?
Nendo debuts at Design Basel 2018 with the poetic Watercolour collection: steel furniture were treated to look like they were cut our from a paper sheet with bleeding blue-hues.
The blue interiors and pure geometrical forms of Monoloko Design’s Galaxy Bar and Bottle Shop aim to “release of the mind” according to Russian-Avantgarde ideals.
Archipanic meets Lebanese designer Nada Debs who created playful and human-based furniture collections meshing Middle East craftsmanship with her international imprint.
Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.
Archipanic looks into the true colours of marketing starting from Ultra Violet, Pantone 2018 color of the year, Cadbury’s Royal Purple and Milka’s lilac but also Anish Kapoor’s blackest black and the pinkest pink.
Muralist Katrien Vanderlinden transformed an old and dull basket court in Belgium into a vibrant playground merging sport and street art.
Perrier-Jouët Fleurs des Rêves: Bompas and Parr created colour changing flours for an dreamy installation that blends the vernaculars of French decadence, chemistry and an ultra-exotic flower shop.
Monumental murals by artist Okuda San Miguel and altar-ramps brought new energy and vibrant colours to Kaos Temple, an abandoned church turned into a skate park in Northern Spain.
DHPH and Nightshop design duo present the P.O.V. family: a collection of products that change color as you walk around them.