When design pays hommage to art masters

Designers, both fashion designers and product/interiors designers, often take inspiration from art and painters. Sometimes they take inspiration from the colors used by an artist, other times from the shapes or the style of an artir, others from the world evoked by the painter. Today I want to talk you about Notoo Studio, a young Italian creative laboratory specialized in the production of 3D ...

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Ideas for creating an office corner at home

In recent weeks, due to the crisis caused by Covid that we are facing, almost all of us are forced to stay home (it is our duty). Most people are now working from home and had to improvise an office corner. Some are lucky enough to have a studio at home but many, like myself, live in small apartments and have probably found themselves working on the dining table. In this post I therefore ...

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The contrast between past and future in the work of Agnes Studio.

Gustavo Quintana and Estefania de Ros, two designers from Guatemala, founded Agnes Studio in 2016. I really like the works of the studio and the fact that, behind every object, there is a long research and a connection to the designers's cultural heritage. Agnes aims to research forms of symbolism and emotions through the reinterpretation and new contextualization of traditional crafts, ...

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Design seats inspired by vintage school chairs

Functionality and comfort were the most important features for furnishing in the industrial era, particularly in factories, schools but also in theaters and restaurants. The chairs in particular had to be cheap but also practical and comfortable. Iron chairs with wooden seat and back became the standard, not very different from the school chairs we know. The shape has remained similar over time ...

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Faina house – a showcase of the brand’s ancestral design

FAINA is a design brand established in 2014 by Ukranian architect Victoria Yakusha and is now the most renowed Ukrainian design brand. Inspired by her cultural roots, her country’s ancient traditions and craftsmanship, Faina’s the collection create a link between a sustainable approach to contemporary living and the relations of the ancestors with nature. Faina’s “naïve” design is characterized ...

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