Delightful Design + Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

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Living Coral Pantone Color of the Year | Kravet Inc.

Lush Living Coral is the Pantone color of this year and in its most innovative embodiments in textiles, ceramics, furniture and decorative objects we can see a sense of classic modernist daring as well as bright minimalism.

 

In many ways this hue reflects other trends in design innovation including a new way of pairing bright almost Memphis style colors with classic mid-century. modernist design elements. We have a few favorite objects and furniture ideas that take this vibrant color and imbue it with design sensibility that pushes boundaries in style, form and tradition. One can go either opulent modern with high-end details or feature statement pieces in the delightful color.

 

Enjoy our curated pick for beautiful designs with Living Coral color. 

 

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The gorgeous Marie Chair by Essential Home combines the velvet plush coral with gold grid design.

 

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Coral colors can be added as more nuanced statement pieces in muted tones like this American Modern Russel Wright pitcher from Eclect Design, an elegant classic form beautifully revived by California-based Bauer pottery.

 

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Gan Low Stool | Nendo 

Color, tradition and form come together in this vibrant piece. Designed by Japanese studio Nendo, this coral Aram low stool is inspired in part by the traditional Indian technique that works with iron wires in circles. The table is constructed with powder-coated stainless steel wire.  We have admired the designs of Canadian born designer Oki Sato for some time, whose works are found in stellar collections including The Museum of Modern Art. This year Nendo was named the AW Architektur & Wohnen Designer of the Year.

 

 

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We also look the curvilinear lines and smooth silhouette of the coral covered sofa from Allsteeloffice, an unexpected subtlety of color and surface. Living coral is perfect for statement pieces for the home or office.

Four Beautiful Modern Kitchens

In North America holiday season is fast upon us, and many of us are thinking about our cooking and entertaining spaces. Some of us are even renovating before the season really gets into full swing!! Now, while we all love the perennial appeal of a white crisp kitchen whether traditional or nordic style, there is so much to think about when it comes to choosing a space with depth, character and layered hues. We hope you enjoy our gallery of sophisticated kitchens distinguished by elegant combinations of natural materials and mid century modernist classicism.

Stunning Kitchen #1: A Historic Space with Contemporary Flair

 

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This grand space takes historic architecture and marries it with the most au courant of kitchen style, Archetipo 10, courtesy of L’Ottocento.

 

Stunning Kitchen #2: Depth in Color -A Contemporary Aesthetic

 

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A gorgeously romantic and modern space with sable colored stone counters and dark wood cabinetry complemented with original BTC Cosmo Pendants, such a stunning picture of contemporary style and taste. Courtesy of BTC. 

 

Contemporary Kitchen #3: Go Black with Luxurious Texture

 

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This stunner of a space takes Nero Venato tile in the most beautiful of grays and mixes it up with gorgeously veined stone, offset with noir countertops and dramatic lighting. Courtesy of Original Style. 

 

Modern Kitchen #4 -Pared Down Modernism

 

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If using your kitchen table for parties and or a working and family space is a definite, then the choice of a farmhouse table is clear. But the rustic look is beautifully made unique and stylish with modernist lighting fixtures such as these BTC Fin Pendant lights, adding style and ambient lighting. Courtesy of BTC Original.

 

 

Popular Interior Design Hashtags

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“How do discerning and creative interior decor and collectors seek new ideas, leading forces and artistic projects?” With interior design hashtags.

As a leading source of visual inspiration is social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, interior decor hashtags are an exciting  force in the world of interior decor and style trends. Through these markers of style, you will find great diversity, innovation and ideas you might not otherwise discover.

Whatever the phrase, the hashtags share one thing -images and ideas that are visually exhilarating, influential and inspiring, a new way to showcase design creativity! So what are some of the most inspirational and interesting topics and trends we find via interior design hashtags?

 

Interior Design Hashtags: #MODERNHOME

 

Au courant design wins with this hashtag which brings up a host of new spaces, architectural innovation, art displays and interior decor gorgeousness that is both irresistible and inspiring.

 

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Modern home are about amazing furnishings, riveting materials and the most vanguard of design. Spanish designer Gerard Puxhe’s beautifully curated look encapsulates the trend in modern design, eclectic contemporary sensibility with bold artistic flair.

In this ultra contemporary vignette of grays and blacks, Puxhe has added Jamie Hayon’s sculpture The Guest in a perfected combination of style and contemporary luxury.

 

Interior Design Hashtags: #HOUSETOUR

 

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For those wanting to be inspired by tastemakers and gorgeous spaces, the interior design hashtag #HOUSETOUR is a sure way to find beautiful residences, bespoke interior decoration projects, celebrity homes, and daring new ideas. Amazing art collections and the most delightful of personal moments are revealed. Style seekers adore the view into homes and vignettes of spaces like the studios and or creative desks of writers, artists, decorators and other interesting people.

 

Interior Design Hashtags: #FINDITSTYLEIT

 

Looking for something remarkable or stand out? This hashtag inspires the discerning treasure seeker and art collector to curate objects and artwork in a newly creative way. As an interior design hashtag  #FINDITSTYLEIT leads the decor aficionado to gorgeous rooms arranged to evoke not only comfort, but as well opulence, artistic sensibility and showcase amazing finds like porcelains, finished with elegant lighting.

 

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Interior Design Hashtags: #WHITEDECOR

 

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This is an extremely popular interior decor hashtag. Get ready for beauty with #WHITEDECOR. From antique to the most contemporary of sensibilities, white is a perennial favourite popular among traditionalists as well as the most contemporary of designers and trendsetters. Trending interiors include white and pale walls, furnishings, and lighting to create the most luxurious of looks. Gold adds character and depth.

 

Interior Design Hashtags: #IHAVETHISTHINGWITHPINK

 

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Rethink pink with this popular and inspiring interior design hashtag, a favourite among designers, risk takers and even the most classical of decorators. Pink can be so many things: an ode to the post war mid century modernist style, the sumptuous ornate beauty of Hollywood regency, pop art and the grandeur of Versailles.

The interior decor hastag IHAVETHISTHINGWITHPINK reflects the personalised nature of the new social media, a kind of creative sharing of taste and style that is truly inspiring.

Pink lighting is one of the leading trends -adding a touch of finesse and bold character, chandeliers transform spaces into contemporary curated masterworks.

So look beyond the glossy pages of the traditional print magazine, and go for the creative energy found in the newest interior design hashtags, the most current of social media hallmarks of style. Find inspiration, ideas and new furnishings, lighting, artwork and decor for your space.

This blog is a repost of a guest post on the Lladro website here.

Adam Christopher Design -Geometry of Form

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Adam Barnes of Adam Christopher Design is a UK-based designer and artist whose practice includes sculpture and product design. Barnes’ work has geometric poetry to it that blends modernist iconic form with a sense of elegance. While the planters and sculptural containers are made of concrete, they resemble the delicate folds and sharp edges of origami and in some case the delicacy of eggs.

It was such a pleasure to learn more about this creative’s body of work and story. Enjoy the interview!

 

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Please tell me a bit about your schooling, training and evolution as a visual artist -I see you changed careers recently in a way…

It wasn’t anything spectacular, I failed my A-Levels decided to go to art school and was determined to do better so knuckled down and got A’s instead of U’s.  I had enough of education then as I was never great at it so decided to sell cars in an attempt to follow in my Dad’s footsteps but hated it and was again rubbish at it. So I went back to education and did car design, got a placement with Ford designing cars for them and then got a job with LEGO straight form Uni. I did that for nearly 3 years and then went at it on my own and started with sculptures but moved more towards the planters.

I learnt a lot whilst doing the sculptures about materials and loved the usability of concrete so that has stuck with me throughout. You can’t easily create any of the shapes I come up with but concrete makes it a bit easier in the sizes I like to work with.

I am entranced by the Brancusi like forms…if you were to describe your own aesthetic or style in a few sentences what might you say?

It would depend whether you are talking about my design or sculpture, the two are deliberately very different. My design work is origami, geometric style and you could liken the planters to opening seeds as the forms like Kronen and Prisme can open and close if folded from paper.

 

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And your sculpture? 

The sculpture is more flowing and is a bit of a release from the brutalist lines of my design work. The most influential designer of my time when I was studying was Chris Bangle who over saw the flame surfacing design language of the early 00’s. The key to my sculptures is how the surfaces play with each other and flow around the form.

 

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Can you tell me a bit more about your Flame sculptures?

Flame was part of a developmental program I did a long time ago and was really about looking at fire and how the lines created in it are constantly changing but always pretty. I tried to capture the essence of a flame but in a bit more of an interesting shape than something simpler. There are a lot of lines there that work together and make it look simple but actually the lines all need to work together to balance the form and work in harmony.

 

 

As well as the sculptures your oeuvre includes mostly functional objects, tell me more about this area of concentration? 

I am interested particularly in the way your pots seem to be an admixture between luxury and industrial materials, in what way has your work in the auto industry informed your artistic practice?

Basically, I prefer stuff with purpose, if something has a function or a reason for existence then it is easier to relate to it. A sculpture that does nothing is nice to some people but a sculpture that doubles as something else is much more appealing and justifiable.

 

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Learn more about Adam Christopher Design 

A Contemporary Palace in London by Rafael de Cárdenas with Boca do Lobo

 

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A luxurious glimpse of the Manuel Cabinet by Boca do Lobo in an impossibly beautiful modern London home designed by Rafael De Cárdenas.

As many of you know, we adore the inventions of European luxury design innovators, and love the design fairs and trade shows the most of everything we do. Our taste is varied but we have an affection for interiors and pieces that mix historic narratives with contemporary sensibility and luxury materials.

After all, it’s not just the richness of the visual experience, but it’s about real artistic talent and skill as it takes a certain orchestration and sense of daring and order as well to combine eclectic elements like ornate decoration, modern lines, historic spaces……

And so New York designer Rafael De Cárdenas’ design of the Glebe Place Residence, London achieves just this, taking traditional Portuguese pieces with the most modern elements to create a livable yet gorgeous space that takes our breath away.

 

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This stunningly luxurious home has six bedrooms, and three dining areas and is decorated with an understated palette of Portland limestone, hardwood and other natural surface materials. The designer uses metallic accents and brights to lend a regal sensibility while also echoing the most contemporary of aesthetics.

 

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Each room is thematic, and one particularly gorgeous dining room stars Boca do Lobo’s Portuguese motif  D. Manuel I cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited Edition Collection. A beautiful light colored table with soft furnishings graces the room, accented unexpectedly by the floral wallpaper in classic colors and shades.

 

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Like so many of Boca do Lobo’s artwork pieces that are also absolutely functional, in the grandest of ways,  the D. Manuel cabinet is made with a copper leaf finish surface and an elegant black lacquer gradient. Handcrafted traditional solid mahogany legs are artfully finished in high gloss black lacquer. The design reflects the decorative traditions of Manueline Style, a composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation with elements of maritime motifs, named after King Manuel I of Portugal who was known for his support of Portuguese maritime exploration.

 

Visit the Boca do Lobo site and learn more about Rafael de Cárdenas and Rafael De Cárdenas and Architecture at Large, NYC. 

Extraordinary Walls by MOKO

 

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Today, innovative wall covering newcomer MOKO Interior produces 3D wall coverings made of real wooden veneers of 5 layers, all gorgeously designed and produced in Hungary. The creations are like sculpture and create stunning atmosphere and presence. The size of the panels alone are astounding  — one standard piece is 94 x 94 centimeters and as such the walls are architectural elements in of themselves, and the company often will design features for a custom space as well, a boon to designers. In fact, their panels inspired Marcel Wanders to design a new motif for MOKO -to debut very soon.

 

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The designs are not composed of solid wood but rather thin wooden layers, and one panel weighs only 10 kg, so they are easy to install and transport. As well inside the panel there is an empty space which can be filled with sound absorbent materials to create an acoustic version of each motif.

 

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It’s such a pleasure to be able to interview the people behind these amazing inventions…..

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the creation of the company? What drove you to create the product?

We always had the idea in the back of our minds -the desire to see if we could create  bent 3D wall panels. At first, it seemed impossible to “force” the wood to this shape.

How long did it take to develop these wall panels?

It took us one and a half year to develop it and to push the boundaries of the material.

Can you share more about your staff and creative team?

We have a team of 50 people based in Hungary, including designers, production team and sales department. Zsolt Karajz is the lead designer, who invented the motifs of MOKO. The production team is led by Zsolt Szabó, wood expert. We have a showroom in the city centre of Budapest with 8 wall surfaces showing different MOKO solutions and a professional sales team led by Krisztián Szetei, managing director.

Where are the materials made?

We only use the best quality wood originated from forests planted for production purposes. Most of the veneers we use are custom made for us. Our team is committed to environmentally sustainable solutions. We work with FSC certified wood veneers only and make sure that the adhesives and surface treatments used are eco-friendly also.

 

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What is the process of manufacture and handicraft?

MOKO Interior deals with the design and manufacturing of mainly handcrafted multilayer structured wooden wall coverings. On the one hand the curved shapes and the visible surface treatments (grinding, polishing, staining and oil layers) require the highest handicraft that cannot be replaced by any machinery. The real value of the MOKO panels lays in the bare-handed craftsmanship. We intend to create the highest quality products, excluding mass production in the classic sense.

On the other hand, for some parts of the production process (molds of the patterns, bending the veneers, drying the surfaces) we only use high-tech computer-controlled machines for quality assurance.

What are the challenges of working with wood? We all know the story of making bendable malleable plastics to create organic sculptural furniture, such as the tale of invention for mid century modernist furniture like the Eames….

Bending an inflexible material was a big challenge, because the wooden veneers break very easily so we had to develop a special production technique to create the standard collection. The curved shapes we design require the highest handicraft and a long process of experimentation.

 

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As an extreme result we managed to manufacture the Volga Corner which is special because the panel itself is also bent and follows the shape of the corner.

A bit about the craftspeople who make the wall coverings?

MOKO Interior started as a family business, in some way everyone was connected to wood. The people working in the production have a special perspective and sense for creating wooden surfaces.

What are some of your most interesting and challenging projects?

We realized a project in San Francisco last year, in Dolores Park, where the client requested a completely customized solution, inserting a staircase between the panels.

 

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Other exciting projects?

At the moment we are working on two challenging projects, one is based in Canada and the designer is planning to put MOKO panels around an artificial fireplace.

The other project is located in Dubai. We produced a bespoke sized panel with a new motif designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the lobby and the corridors of the Opus Hotel. The realization of this project is scheduled for the end of this year.

 

Learn more about the vision of MOKO. 

 

 

Jewelry Hardware by Pullcast at Maison & Objet 2018

 

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Not to be missed Pullcast’s Jewelry Hardware at Maison & Objet 2018

Maison & Objet is usually one of my favorite events of the year, particularly when it comes to seeing daring collaborations between artisans, artists and designers. This year the exhibit premieres a fascinating limited line of hardware that looks like jewelry –Pullcast’s Limited Collection with Feu. The gorgeously sumptuous  hardware uses Swarovski crystals. The Tiffany Quartz hardware piece has a sense of sculptural intricacy that is typical of Pullcast’s luxuriously artistic hardware. Much of the company’s work has a modernist abstract quality to it all the while reflecting the strange and beautiful textures and shapes from the modern world.

 

 

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You can see more at Maison & Object 2018, Covet: Stand Hall 8 – B104/C103; ATO: Stand Hall 5B – D26; Brabbu: Stand Hall 5B – M29/M30.

 

 

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The Bohemian World of Wisdom & Koenig Interior

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“You should enter another world surrounded by beautiful but also mysterious accents & figures. A place for barefoot elegance.”

Wisdom & Koenig Interior is a Munich based shop and interior design service headed by Kyle and Domi whose eclectic vision of décor and beauty is a colorful and bold style –splendidly exuding a sense of Bohemian chic, exciting, elegant and unusual. The designers love French, North African color and motifs complementing these traditions with keynotes from antique collectibles, modern forms and even touches of post-impressionist art and postmodern design.

It is such a delight to feature photographs from the design duo’s home and beautiful projects, as well as an exclusive interview!

 

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Please tell me a little about your background, education, training -how did you come to be designers and decorators?

Domi: Early on I discovered my interest in interiors and furniture and appreciation for design. I received my carpenter diploma after high school and from there studied Interior design. In 1994, I opened my own store in Munich focusing on Moroccan interiors (Ali Baba 1994- 2006).

Kyle: Singer/song writer, performer and fashion model (worldwide for Versace, Valentino, Hilfiger, Yamamoto, etc.) As a musician, you are always experimenting and exploring new ideas, breaking rules and combining colors & moods. As a model, I was introduced and influenced by many different cultures as well as the fashion industry and photography. Dominique gave me the last push by opening my eyes to the world of interior design.

 

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Most interesting project/ decorate project/ client?

Domi: My dream project was decorating a home in southern France. I was given total freedom to express the desired wishes of the client.

Kyle: Having worked directly with such greats as Versace and Valentino, I really benefitted from their freedom of creativity and lack of rules.  I saw firsthand that creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself. This transports beautifully to arranging our showroom. Because we have such and eclectic selection the real challenge is bringing it all together so that it looks and feels perfect.

 

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Home1The duo’s private home….

 

Your home is extraordinary, please tell me about your style of decorating and how you arrange and curate the space?

First of all, having an amazing space to work with is key! Light always plays an important role, as well as the comfort factor. We like the room to be warm and inviting however it should also be exciting to the eye. We want to discover things slowly as we settle in. It’s an eclectic mix of different periods, no rules; making sure to add in just enough of our own personal style, Moroccan with modern. However, in the end it must all fit together in harmony with color, texture and feel.

Favorite modern designer?

Domi: Gabriele Crespi and Jean Prouve.

Kyle: Gert Voorjans, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Favorite designer chair or furniture piece?

Domi: Norman Cherner’s Armchair

Kyle: Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair.

Dream project?

Domi: A Boutique Hotel where each room is unique.

Kyle: I would love to put together a very cozy restaurant from top to bottom. Some place I would like to hang out myself!

 

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Creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself!

 

Learn more about the unique vision of Wisdom and Koenig

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Dark Green Beauty -Decor Trends

Dark green furnishings, tabletop decorations, luxuriously rich and dark paint and textiles are a perfect approach to fall and winter updates. Warmth with an added touch of dark sophistication adds a timeless beauty to both traditional and contemporary spaces. Explore and enjoy our gallery of gorgeous new hues, furniture and rooms. In a black room like this amazing space from Sweetpea and Willow.

 

 

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Sweetpea and Willow’s Balfour Sofa 3 Seater in House Velvet Forest Green

 

 

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Greenery Pantone Color of the Year

Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year and I am for one just so happy it’s almost spring!

Enjoy this curated collection of greenery inspired ideas from top talent in design and wonderful companies from allover the world.

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Serena and Lily

 

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Anna James

 

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