Have you ever taken a seat in a blooming flower? Born as an impossible digital project on Instagram, the Hortensia Armchair by Andrés Reisinger & Júlia Esqué is a dream come true thanks to Moooi, and now available to all in real life.
Collect 2021: at the 17th edition of the only gallery-presented art and crafts fair, many are the pieces inspired by budding plants, blooming flowers and thriving reefs. It’s about time to leave the winter behind. Check the pieces we liked the most.
Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!
Tokyo Olympics’ design: medals made from discarded smartphones, torches upcycling temporary constructions in the wake of the Fukushima calamity and pictograms inspired by the icons firstly introduced for Tokyo 1964 Games.
Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveils new images of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch which is made from recycled aluminium originally used in the construction of prefabricated housing units in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
We wish you a blooming new year!
Interlocking concrete disks compose Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar, a cutting edge architecture merging with the desert landscape. Inside, 11 galleries narrate the history of the country with multi-sensorial exhibitions.
Petals, stems and buds from the excess accumulated by florists create exquisite patterns in Marcin Rusak’s Perma bespoke furniture.
Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…
The Giardino Botanico collection by Artefatto Design Studio for Secolo XXI pays homage to the pure and simple elegance of Nature.
Composite vase-bouquets, feminine and elegant linear designs and architectural concrete inspirations. Archipanic picked 5 exquisite vases on show at Maison & Objet 2018.
Spring kicks in with Milan Design Week just around the corner. We selected 7 blooming designs and installations by Nendo, Front, Piuarch and more on show at Fuorisalone 2017.
Marimekko presents new design collections bring spring into homes with geometric hydrangeas and urban-inspired geometries.
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.
Multicolour floral patterns bloom in Missoni Home tableware collections in collaboration with the historical porcelain manifacturer Richard Ginori 1735.
At DesignMiami/ 2014, Perrier-Jouët installation by mischer’traxler featured a mechanical garden that bloomed when you moved away from it and botanical patterns that blossomed from mirrors to the walls as soon as you turned away.
Young designer Tania da Cruz designed Wig vase, a ceramic creation inspired by Amedeo Modigliani portraits that allows in-bud flower designers to go crazy experimenting floral hairstyles.
Garden Glory design brand of green-fingers’ tools plays the tongue-in-cheek card to affabulate “glamorous people with dirty nails”.
Colourful clay vases lock together with a steel tray thanks to hidden magnets that keep them in a upright position. Design by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Muuto.
NLXL browsed through Studio Job archives to present a wallpaper collection that pays homage to the estabilished design team.