Week of February 13, 2017
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A new dyed-marble table by Silo Studio, a new paper flower project by Confettisystem, a new glass daybed by Dessuant Bone, and more.
The Rotterdam duo LileSadi — founded by a textile designer and her sister — sent us their new Monday Cups this week, for which they blend pigments into liquid porcelain for a soft, muted effect. The cups are inspired by the Golden Ratio and Memphis, and are a collab with Studio Siebring & Zoetmulder for the Dutch interior brand Puik Art.Same soft colors, different medium: Aaron Farley‘s Chromatic Reflection project, for which the artist used colored lights to transform a series of negatives he found in an abandoned skyscraper while on a road trip, is now a book. And during the LA Art Book Fair, the LA gallery Show + Tell will be exhibiting the works to celebrate its release.After our extended coverage of the Stockholm furniture fair earlier this week, we paid a visit to the website of Beckmans talent Jonatan Nilsson and found this gem, a tinted mirror on a wavy plinth that he designed for Skultuna as part of a class project. There’s also a trippy bowl; see the full set here.A big exhibition called Crystallized is opening at Spazio Nobile gallery this week in Brussels, and Dessuant Bone offered us this sneak peek at their contribution, a day bed made from glass and aluminum. It’s the first piece in a longer collaboration the Parisian studio has begun with Allaert Aluminum, called Art Industrial. Stay tuned for more.
This lamp by Jonah Takagi for Matter — a longtime favorite of ours, for obvious reasons — is one of dozens of lots that will be up for auction at an event organized by Apparatus to benefit The Center, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual community center in New York. If you’ll be in New York on February 22, tickets are still available here; the silent auction also includes works by Anna Karlin, Sam Amoia, Fort Standard, and Bec Brittain. Even if you can’t bid, the crowd will be a who’s who of the New York design scene, and the ticket price alone supports the cause.London’s Silo Studio have begun a new series of works in pigment-dyed marble, the first piece being the Dyed Marble Table above. “Marble is a very porous stone that was often colorfully painted in classical art, from the Greeks and Romans until the Medieval age,” they explain. “Much figural and architectural sculpture was polychromed, but sadly the colors faded in most cases due to intensive weathering. During the Renaissance the false belief arose that the works had always been absent of color, and plain became the new ideal.” The duo’s painted version is UV resistant, so hopefully our ancestors won’t make the same mistake.Studio Brichet Ziegler’s By Hands shop — featuring small-batch objects they’ve made by hand — this week saw the addition of a few new product, including this unusual keepsake box made from wood and silver-plated copper.We’ve been following the work of Finnish newcomer Elina Ulvio for awhile now; this week we spotted her multi-functional mirror/trays on Design Milk. She also has a few other new works here.Josef Hoffman’s influence is alive and well — even at Urban Outfitters, where this huge metal fruit bowl is *on sale* for $29. We spotted it last week and already have one holding court in our kitchen. No really, it’s huge (physically and metaphorically).
The Pals collection by the Seoul studio ATO is based around magnetic modules that can be arranged all sorts of ways — in addition to this lamp there’s also a series of vases and office accessories. More here.It doesn’t start until March 7, but Atelier Courbet in New York is planning a survey of works by Manufacture de Sèvres called “Les Bleus de Sèvres,” highlighting pieces that use one of its oldest glazes, bleu en lapis. Of course our favorite piece in the lineup is this Sottsass number from 1994… What else is new.Coming Soon recently collaborated with the fashion brand Sandy Liang on a killer photo shoot featuring the store’s wares, and while they sent us a ton of amazing shots full of green velvet sofas, Cold Picnic rugs, and Chen Chen and Kai Williams furniture, we fell in love with this detail pic of a flower arrangement by Brrch Floral. Here’s a shot of the full set on Coming Soon’s Instagram, though.
Speaking of insanely amazing flowers, Confettisystem recently posted this custom paper flower arrangement on their Instagram, making us seriously envious of whomever commissioned it.Spotted on Dezeen last week, these blown-glass Phenomena lamps by the young Czech duo Studio Breath for Bomma combine a shiny metal core with the most beautiful ombre color fade. Head to the brand’s website to see the full effect of the colors when shot against white backgrounds.
A home so nice we featured it twice — well, mostly because we’re pretty sure that cactus pic will blow up on Pinterest. But, the space is great too — it’s the NYC home of Natalie Shirinian and Elizabeth Boudouin, and it was featured this week on The Coveteur alongside an interview with the dynamic design-PR duo.Kelly Behun’s latest achievement is this model apartment slash store (everything is for sale) inside Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park tower in Manhattan, which you can see many more photos of — including one of an insane Art Deco headboard that wouldn’t even fit inside the living room of my tiny Brooklyn apartment — on Arch Digest.Terrazzo, color-blocking, AND a giant wall hanging by Kwangho Lee? The optical store Endpiece in Seoul is an melting pot of current design trends, and yet it works. More pics here.And speaking of trends, the craze for millenial pink shows no signs of abating anytime soon, nor does its pairing with brass or pretty, saturated blues, like in this London cafe/bar designed by Biasol.And speaking of color-blocking, this apartment renovation in a 1938 Modernist building in London sports an amazing blue/green/brown color scheme based on Le Corbusier’s 1931 color palette, the Polychromie Architecturale. More pics here.
Considering the shameful garbage going on in Washington now with regards to the EPA, we need environmentalist photographers like Barry Underwood now more than ever — his newest works, which depict nature enhanced by streaks of colored light, are now on view at Sous Les Etoiles gallery in Soho.