Best of IMM Cologne 2019 -A Design and Interiors Fair

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IMM Cologne Home and Interiors  showcases trends and invention in interiors and design – known for its sleek format and emphasis on technologically pioneering exhibitors it is one of the most important events in European design. This year the theme is pure atmosphere, a distillation of formal restraint, design purity with unusual touches. This coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school and there is even a section devoted to this important and lasting design legacy. With over 13,00 exhibitors it’s a unique opportunity to see up and coming talent as well as established furniture and design icons’ newest ideas and pieces.

 

Here are a few of our favorites from the IMM Cologne Fair this year.

 

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The beautiful and iconic Barcelona Chair, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion of  the World Exhibition, 1929. IMM | Knoll International

 

 

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Koelnmesse | Giorgetti

Giorgetti  is known for unique and expected combinations and has a long history spanning over 100 years. The modern designs are based in part on a tradition of cabinet making and an emphasis on the unexpected use of materials.

All the pieces are made in Italy, from conception to production which is eco-efficient overall interestingly. In these fantastic chairs, Giorgetti uses restraint and geometry with exhilarating color, a sense of daring formalism comes together to create furnishing that is paired as a group or can be used a focal piece. The company is currently traveling an exhibition featuring its 120 history of design entitled Object to Project. 

 

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IMM | Studio Truly Truly

Studio Truly Truly’s beautiful Wove chair is an imaginative expression of modern sculptural form, water like gracefulness reminds one of suspension bridges.  This Australian pair is known for their extensive collaborations with top brands and design initiatives.  Based in The Netherlands, the duo is hands down one of our favorite design forces, and make a range of products beyond furniture including lighting, textiles, as well as entire spaces.

 

 

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Koelnmesse | Das Haus by Studio Truly Truly

In fact, the team will be presenting this year’s Das Haus – or Interiors on Stage.Created with artistic vision, every year the Das Haus space is designed by a nominated architect or designer and is meant to provide a platform for the designer’s personal vision of beauty and function, answering how people might live ideally.

This year, Truly Truly has created a space called Living by Moods. Emphasizing changing schedules and needs, this home has a sense of organic flow and within there are special zones: Reclusive, Serene, Active and Reclining. This space and the entire Das Haus project is considered experimental as a whole, and interestingly enough this year’s design focused on the beauty of flux, the ever-changing dynamism of our daily lives. We love the modular furniture, dramatic light fixtures, intersecting lines and variety of layering materials, particularly the airy juxtaposition of open space and light, partitions and natural and manmade texures.

 

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We are also captiavted by simpler projects such as that of young British designer Joe Smith of the young talents content. An interest in exaggerated form paired with craftsmanship and  industrial material drives this designer’s aesthetic and production. For this extraordianry chair, the designer was inspired in part by the construction of trains and bridges in the North of England, thus the cubic form and use of bolts.

 

 

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As we can see, the young talents competition is one of the most interesting resources for finding innovative technical projects that marry beautiful design with materials.

INDO’s lush geometry of the Ikat Credenza is a wonderfully designed project. This piece plays with the variability of the Kat fabric on a curvilinear classical form of the iconic modernist furniture profile of a mid-century modern tambour credenza, creating a sense of movement.

 

 

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Koelnmesse | Tobias Grau

German lighting designer Tobias Grau synthesizes artistic form with technological innovation to create unexpected yet sculptural formats. Headed by the designer and based in Hamburg, a holistic philosophy guides the process of making modern artistic lighting.  This series of lamps is one of my favorite IMM pieces.

 

 

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ClassiCon is renowned for their pieces that combine artistic radicalism and classic modern design, considered art works in themselves. Collaborations have included with stellar design leaders such as Eileen Gray and Eckart Muthesius, as well as Konstantin Grcic.

 

 

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IMM| Mor Dogan | Piggo Modular Furniture

Last but not least is another Young Talent innovator -this modular furniture piece was designed by Mor Dogan for children’s waiting rooms. Inspired by her nephew who had to spent time in doctor’s office she wanted to bridge this often boring and stressful experience by creating a line of furnishings that approached design, usefulness and well-being.

Delightful Design + Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

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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.

Leaders in Contemporary Design – Laskasas from Portugal

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Laskasas is a Portuguese furnishings and home décor company distinguished by a sense of modernist style with a twist.

Emphasis on sculptural design, ornate yet refined materials and a depth of texture and color mark the aesthetic of this innovative company. Every space and item has an opulent warmth to it without sacrificing style and originality. Understated rich color and curvilinear forms are ever present.

Laskasas is part of an important contemporary trend in Portugal that takes traditional artistry and merges these techniques inventively if not lushly to create new interpretations of modernist decor and furnishings. Indeed, Portuguese craftsmanship has been increasingly at the forefront of the design world, a tradition of centuries old invention and skill that includes outstanding achievements in areas of decorative arts such as azulejos,ceramics, embroidery, leaf gilding, and woodworking among many other areas.

 

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The company’s founder and CEO Celso Lascasas began the company in a small town near Porto, with the intention of offering high quality and innovative design in every aspect of home décor. The company oversees every aspect from design to production to sales as well and today, Laskasas is well established in its home country, and is now beginning to garner the attention of the design world, lately featured in various important design shows all over Europe including Maison & Objet and Milano Fashion Week.

We are delighted to feature the fine work and design of this innovative new company.

 

 

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Contemporary Design: Innovative Meets Tradition

 Where do you see Portugal in terms of the design world? 

Portugal is a small country of great talents, including the art of making stunning and innovating design pieces. Many brands are now producing their own designs and therefore continuing the legacy of Portuguese craftsmanship therefore creating truly remarkable products capable of adapting to any style of décor. I believe that the main inspiration comes from Italian furniture design but always with a modern twist, prevailing the noble materials and exclusive finishes. And that’s really what puts Portugal on the front row in the design world.

 

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Tell us about your company?

We design, produce and sells all our products and of course, none of this would be possible without Celso Lascasas, the brand’s founder and CEO. As well, Diana Leite our COO guides our brand. All timeless designs are the result of an inspired team coordinated by Pedro Neto.

Tell us about some of your newest and most interesting projects that your creative team is truly excited about.

 

 

The Stewart TV Cabinet is a detailed woodwork piece with crossed leaves of wood as well as metal details on the legs and the door pulls. This inspired vintage design is meant to add a sense of luxury.

The Jean Sofa is a beautiful upholstery piece utilizing a vintage upholstery approach: the Chesterfield buttoned technique. We have also mixed classic and contemporary styles in the wood and metal details.

 

The Pearl Console stole everyone’s heart! This handmade piece includes golden stainless steel and a stunning Port Laurent marble top and structure. With bold materials and finishes, it’s meant to be a statement piece exuding sophistication and luxury.

The Donald Armchair is a contemporary upholstered piece set in a sophisticated golden round stainless-steel foot. The compact and curved appearance gives this armchair the modern look of mid-century.

 

And can you tell us more about your craftspeople, manufacturing process and vision? 

Handmade techniques give a unique touch to all our pieces. Being based in the epicenter of furniture in Portugal allows us to have the best suppliers and materials. Our woodworkers, upholsterers and metalworkers have accumulated, along the years, the experience and know-how to perfectly execute our designs. Complete customization is one of our key strengths and that is the vision and motto.

 

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Learn more about the design vision of Laskasas.

Be Inspired -A Selection of Creative Interior Design Names

There are plenty of classic interior design names that many of us recognize, like the sophisticated classic look of Ralph Lauren or the modern guru Jonathan Adler, and perhaps the cutting edge ideas of Philippe Starck? Many look to interior design names like Kelly Wearstler whose glamours luxury means distinctive designs with an eclectic slant.

Still more adventurous are names such as Abigail Ahern whose creative take on dark textures and palettes has transformed modern decoration. If you are more interested in the streamlined classicism of Scandinavian modern, this is also a field that is constantly evolving and reinventing functional beauty.

 

 

If you adore Scandinavian design, Muuto is a leading interior design name these days.

Enjoy our selection of some of the more fascinating names in design today. These visionaries in the interior design world dazzle and charm with their style and creativity, from sleek contemporary looks in high style to the eclectic musings of American charmers. There are so many interior design names to look to for true inspiration and these are just a few.

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Cecilie Manz’s Workshop Chair with the 70/70 Table and Ambit Pendant, Muuto.

 

Muuto is an extraordinary force in industrial and furniture design. Recently, part of the Muuto team – Danish designer Cecilie Manz was honored with the Maison & Objet Designer of the year award for 2018.

Her extraordinarily elegant, functional and refined design of the Workshop chair makes her an important visionary and interior design name today. The minimalist chair comes in many beautiful matte finishes and various colours and is truly a classic modernist piece. Pairs beautifully with contemporary, mid century modern and traditional tables.

 

Interior Design Names: Jaime Hayón

 

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Designer Jaime Hayón  is an internationally recognized designer and artist whose comprehensive and inventive projects are anticipated by many in the art, design and interior décor world. From incredible fanciful rugs for Nanimarquina to The Guest series for Lladró, Hayón embodies the artistic side of interior design today. The decorative artworks in the special Guest series are remarkable forays into the imagination of the designer and all the leading contemporary artists who collaborated. Match with current trends in furnishings and bright palettes and one has a curated space. Design your space around artwork…

Interior Design Names: Emily Henderson

 

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Emily Henderson’s site has a fun tagline “Style Play Everyday” so you know the tips and ideas from this interior design name are going to useful and inspired. The American stylist is known for her clean modern style with lots of cozy comfort, bright colours like jewel green and colbalt blue, lots of natural daylights, wood accents and lots of decorative items and artwork. Simple lines, organic wood and an artfully arranged entry way or foyer showcase Emily’s finesse and creative approach to functional design.

Whatever your style, there are many sites and inspired portfolios to browse, enjoy and find inspiration from, and these are just a few of the many talents out there. These top interior design names are some of the most inspired and artistic and will certainly make you think twice.

This exciting blog post is part of a guest series on the Lladro Interiors Blog. 

The Beauty of Sustainable Handmade Artisan Textiles from Marigold Living

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Marigold Living is an independent company sourcing handmade traditional textiles from  India artisans working within a unique model based on fair pricing while valuing the legacy of artistic technique and tradition.

Many of these complex and extraordinary textile techniques and visual handwork traditions are in danger of becoming extinct for myriad reasons such as everyday financial pressures faced by the artisans, changing trends in style, and even the replacement of handmade textiles with new technological printing and embroidery techniques. Inevitably with such automated techniques, there is a loss of intricacy, variation and tradition that can only be passed down from person to person.

Marigold Living founder Shreya Shah explains:

“Traditional practitioners of craft face competition from quicker techniques that result in less inconsistencies and allow for large-scale production. Printing techniques like screen printing and even digital printing, can replicate the “look” of a hand block print, as can power loom weaving versus hand weaving. 

With the proliferation of these modified techniques, there is a meaningful dilution in the aesthetic of the final product in my view, and a slow erosion of the richness one can get in a handmade object made using traditional techniques.”

 

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“Many of these artisan shops are not incentivized to follow the laborious authentic techniques. Instead, driven by global demand for cheaper Indian “handmade” textiles, many artisans have already jumped ship to the larger scale segment of screen printing, and taking short cuts in block printing at lowered prices. I hope to create products for this market using the traditional crafts and traditional designs, updating them without losing the rich underlying cultural aesthetic. “

 

 

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What inspired you to begin this company? 

I have had a long-standing fascination for handicrafts in general from my early life – having grown up in Mumbai and surrounded by exposure to exhibitions, specialty stores, and home-based businesses that carried some of the finest handcrafted saris and home linens. The beauty of heritage textiles was part of our family life, and both my mother and older sister were a big influence on me. We would always seek out unique, regional, specialty saris for my mother’s daily wear, and for social occasions for my sister.

While my education and career have always been in business and finance, the early beginnings of Marigold Living actually happened while I was getting my MBA at NYU in 1995. It was striking to me that there was very limited, if any, availability of high quality textiles or handicrafts from India in the US, so I decided to make that my project for an Entrepreneurship class. Of course, it took several years before I could take on building the business due to my demanding career in finance, but I am excited to have officially launched the brand this past March of 2018.

 

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Any important stories you would like to share about your artisans? 

In my view, the bigger story of artisans in India is their inherent knowledge of techniques – weaving, hand printing, wood block carving, dyeing, embroideries, etc. It always fascinates me as I discover more communities about how esoteric the skills and even the aesthetics are by region and community. They each having their own heritage that is passed down through generations. In our modern-day consumerism, we are quite unaware of the wealth of knowledge that is at the risk of being lost. Similarly, these artisans are also sometimes unaware of their own level of expertise, because they have been making things for their own use for centuries. They are not fully able to capitalize on it, due to lack of exposure and education to make things that would be exciting and beautiful for a modern-day consumer.

 

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Tell us more about the Women Artisans….

The women artisans often work on their craft alongside working in their homes and taking care of their families. For example, my applique line (fine hand stitching of cutouts) is done by women in a remote rural region at the border of India and Pakistan. This community migrated from Pakistan in the 70’s and they all settled in this one region which is still quite underdeveloped the women have been taught to do this applique work by their families over generations.

 

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The work arrangement is flexible, and women work on it at their own pace and get paid per piece completed. The area would require government permission to even visit, but my supplier organizes this work, sending the textiles to them and assigning pieces to women looking for work. The process can take up to 3 months to get an order completed.

 

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And Parsi Embroidery….

I have also visited a small town in Central India where I get my Parsi embroidery done. While my supplier is herself from the Parsi community and is fully knowledgeable about the heritage, today Parsi women do not make the embroidery because it went out of fashion. Luckily, the craft has survived and embroiderers from other regions with embroidery skills are able to recreate the intricate designs. While exploring the local market in this town, my supplier pointed me to shop after shop carrying “shadow work” embroidery designs on saris, which is a more casual local embroidery style. There is a pocket of this artisan community there that does that type of work and I am very keen on cultivating it to make table linens.

 

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Can you tell us a bit about a few of the traditional printing techniques used?

Hand block printing, resist printing and bandhani tie-dye printing are a few of the various techniques I have used so far in my collections. Block printing is the process of hand-stamping elaborate designs engraved on wooden blocks onto cotton or silk fabrics. Resist printing is a technique where patterns are hand block printed on white fabric using a dye-resistant paste (typically made with mud or wax), and then placed in a dye bath. Once the resist is removed, the eye-catching patterns remain in white against a striking colored background.

 

 

 

 

Bandhani tie-dye printing is where several points in the fabric are tightly tied with thread to create numerous dots, before dipping the fabric into vats of colorful dye. The tied knots are then opened, forming a delightful pattern of white spots against the colored background.

 

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Tell us more about the investment in traditional Indian artwork and the people you work with, and how you support them in the work and lives. 

The handicraft sector forms the second largest source of employment in India after agriculture, with millions of artisans working in it – as the majority of the population in India (~70%) still lives in rural areas. It’s also important to note is that Indian crafts have been world-renowned for centuries, sought after by both aristocrats and common people. This was until the advent of Industrial Revolution, when mechanization changed everything.

The block printers, weavers, embroiderers that I meet in the course of my work are prolific in their work, they have the concentration and the skills required to produce high quality work, all done by hand. These skills are passed down from generation to generation, and the knowledge is deeply ingrained in each artisan community. However, with lack of direction on fashion and keeping it relevant for the modern-day consumer, handicrafts remains a largely disorganized sector that is still operated as a cottage industry. A majority of the artisans do not have the benefit of education either.

 

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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. 

Top Creative High End Furniture Manufacturers via Lladro

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Contemporary design conscious high end furniture manufacturers are distinguished by an imaginative vision of every day functional household pieces, think regally conceived bedroom suites, modernist and inventive cabinets, consoles, sofas and chairs, as well as incredible dining sets with gorgeous chairs and elegant tables.

The best of materials and the most unexpected combinations of shapes, configurations and aesthetics define this group of haute furniture makers. In no particular order, but delightfully beautiful, we present the creative world of today’s most interesting high end furnitures manufacturers, selected for their bold aesthetics, surprising ideas and innovative outlooks. Many of these leaders in design are featured in the most exciting design fairs every year, astounding the interior decor crowd with their new ideas and curated spaces.

 

#1 High End Furniture Manufacturers: Boca do Lobo

 

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Made of wood Boca do Lobo’s Symphony Cabinet is a bold statement in gold with an updated Art Deco look, and it’s inspired by music, as an artistic re-interpretation of key design elements found in church organs, violins and the details of brass instruments. This high end manufacturer’s masterpiece is made of gold plated brass, rosewood veneer and gold leaf.

 

#2 High End Furniture Manufacturers: Luxxu

 

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Luxxu is a Portugal based high end furniture manufacturer and design company, well regarded for its various lines of furniture, lighting and home accents.

Luxxu is constantly presenting exciting new ideas and designs and have a way with sculptural metallics and surprising hues.

 

#3 Kartell

 

 

Kartell is one of the most well known high end furniture manufacturers and an iconic design force in modernist form and idea. Pictured here is the Invisible Table by Tokujin Yoshioka with Philippe Starck’s Masters Chair. Superb modernist iconic pieces are the trademark of this firm.

 

#4 Wiczny by Maciej Markowicz 

 

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It’s not just the large companies with extensive design and production teams that define high end and artistic furniture design today. Smaller artist led ateliers are also the place to look for truly inventive furniture and accessories. Designed by New York City based Polish artist and designer Maciej Markowicz this limited edition hybrid sculpture is designed to accommodate a full 88 key digital piano and provides shelving for various music texts and items. Evoking the graceful beauty of a shell over a nautilus, this collector’s piece is a fully functional digital musical instrument. Among the many exceptional pieces by this inventive designer in his Wiczny Studio. 

 

#5 The French Bedroom Co. 

 

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The French Bedroom Co. has an aesthetic that is best described as somewhere between the elegance evocative style of Gustavian interiors, Versailles and modern luxury. This Charcoal Rattan bed is made from solid ash wood with hand-woven cane insets. We love the smoky hues and sense of luxury, a perfect capturing of the signature look of this company – for this historic noble feel with a contemporary twist, we suggest adding a chandelier for a layered an evocative look.

 

Whatever company you may choose to accent or curate your luxury living space or business interior, these fine companies present innovative ideas with high standards of design and quality materials, a winning combination. They prove that trends in high end design can be cutting edge and pioneering while absolutely functional. 

 

This post is a repost from Lladro. 

Top Creative Interior Design Resources

Top Creative Interior Design Resources – A repost / guest post from the Lladro Blog 

When it comes to finding interior design resources and ideas, we know that online sources are quick and easy ways to see the most visually inspired projects as fast as possible. It is like being able to visit the top designer’s studios in person, see the most bespoke and inventive rooms in a moment. If you are also into seeing designs, objects and interior design leaders’ projects in person and close up, events are an important interior design resource as well.

This is our special gallery of a few of the numerous top design fairs, shows and exhibits allover the world, held almost every month throughout the year. Explore imaginative and beautiful events and sites featuring some of the most interesting interior design resources these days.

 

Interior Design Resource #1 – Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

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This exciting fair runs from February 7-11, 2017  and has much to offer in interior design resources. One of the most exciting features this year is the must-see Hayon DNA Gallery. In honor of the prolific and exciting Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, this is a site specific and unique installation that includes humor, invention and fantasy. On view are sculptures and functional objects all laid out in themes such as Sculpting Form, Fantasy Play, Craft Heritage, Flora Fauna and Folk Culture.

 

Interior Design Resource # 2 – Maison & Objet, Paris, France

 

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Maison & Objet, Antonio Facco

 

From all the incredible premieres of amazing designs, decorative items, artwork and interiors this annual exhibition is one of the top international interior design resources.

Pictured here is a colourful and captivating vignette showcasing the work of Antonio Facco who was nominated as a rising talent in this year’s Maison & Objet event. This very special show features rising talent, established icons and new technologies among many other design and decorating delights.

Interior Design Resource # 3 – ICFF, NYC 

 

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ICFF is a destination interior design resource and fair of the best in international furniture design. This year it will be held on May 20-23, 2018 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC. 

The special NYC show is like an unlimited resource for new design, decor, interior design, industrial design, artistic innovation and more. Artists, designers, decorators and collectors flock to the event to see what’s new in the design world and get inspiring ideas and select the best in luxury design.

Interior Design Resource #4 – IMM in Cologne, Germany

 

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Coming up soon is the famous IMM (International Interiors show) in Cologne Germany. This beautiful grisaille themed room is by Tommy M. Industrial chic meets the most architectonic sculpture sensibility, with layers of luxurious texture and fabrics, a vision of contemporary modernism and regal luxury.

 

Interior Design Resource # 5 – Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

 

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Salone del Mobile Milano will be on view once again from 17th to 22nd April 2018. This is a destination for anyone looking for the best in design, here you will find the most avant-garde, the most luxurious, experimental and classic contemporary vision imaginable. With an eye on global culture and innovation, there will be more than 2,000 exhibitors this year.

Whatever your style, needs or passion we suggest any of these creatives events as well as trending sites like Dezeen and Archdaily.

And one should not forget both print and online version of top decorating magazines such as House Beautiful,  Elle Decor, or the Swedish version. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for a home build, do visit this exciting blog by our experts as well.

Décor Trends for Spring

Décor trends for springtime fun. If you enjoy Scandinavian style, artistic and modern touches but want some fresh ideas welcome to our gallery of spring time decor ideas.

Bunnies are the star of the show here, but with a twist, from artistic textiles to art prints, sculptures and bedding, modern whimsy rules.

 

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When paired with Scandinavian hues and texture, pink is made warm and modern. Offset by gray and a sweet but edgy art print, this room is fresh enough for spring and stylish for the most discerning of art and design lovers. We love the dusky colors and this delightful creature Miss Della.

 

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For those of prefer subtle spring time or easter themes in their modern decor, why not the Ferm Living Rabbit Mirror from Einrichten Design.

 

SS18 Scandi Main

A charming touch of spring with this rabbit sculpture from SS18 Scandi Main, B&Q.

 

Spring Decor, Spring, Easter, Kids, Art, Design, Interior-Design, Nursery, Childrens-Bedroom, Bunnies, RabbitsChildren’s Art Print – Bunny Business from Schmooks

 

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Bunny Print Wera cushion cover with pompoms from Dekoria

 

 

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Bring spring with something woodland and fun like this SNURK Furry Friends Duvet Set from Cuckoo Land.

Décor Trends – Innovative Gray Living Room Ideas

Searching for gray living room ideas? Looking for a way to add depth and update your space? Paint walls in a pale dove gray, add brownish toned grey furnishings to act as a canvas for your modern furnishings, floor coverings, and surreal porcelain collection. Add Asian inspired artwork for a palatial feel.

 

Gray Living Room Ideas

 

Gray is a hue that is edgy and reminds one of the splendor and evocative wear of Gustavian style castles, the patina of time seems stylish and elegant. Much of this color’s popularity seemed to take off after designer Abigail Ahren’s dark colour palette took the world by storm, and inspired many a decorator and discerning homeowner to look for these smoky tones and gray living room ideas in particular. After all, gray works well in contemporary spaces as well, particularly as an industrial décor touch, or as a way of layering a more traditional space.

Innovative Gray Living Room Ideas – No. 1 – White with Gray

 

Gray Living Room Ideas

Boca do Lobo

Pure white is a classic colour for floors and walls, and layering grays brings warmth and elegance to your space. When choosing grays vary the hues, and allow multiple textures to emerge.

In this room, the fireplace embellishments contrast beautifully with the soft gray carpet. The beauty of this room is in part to the curated arrangement of details from different eras, blending stories and history together.

 

Gray Living Room Idea – No. 2 – A Gray that is Almost Green

 

Gray Living Room Ideas

French Gray Living Room Farrow & Ball Interior Photography, French Gray, No 18, Estate Emulsion

This historic gray by Farrow & Ball has a green mossy undertone that lends an air of elegance and depth. It’s light enough for a small space. Traditional style and elegance is truly evoked with this old world palette, and the warmth of leather, wood and texture come together beautifully. Natural light accents the depth of color.

 

Decorating Idea – No. 3 – Layer Hues

 

Gray Living Room Ideas

Boca do Lobo

This lovely gray living room utilizes grays in a number of ways, pale cloud gray walls, a modern yet cozy chair, and the traces of gray patterning on the rug. Offset by gold accents including a remarkable geometric table, gorgeous chandelier and modern art. A truly beautiful yet livable space, one can easily imagine spending wintery evenings next to this fireplace.

 

Gray Living Room Idea – No. 4 -Smoke and Gold

 

Gray Living Room

Luuxu

Charcoal gray makes this room from Luxuu a truly stunner, luxuriously appointed with the dark gray velvet Saboteur Armchair, and a haute design brass and marble side table. Using gold and gold accents adds an air of opulence and modern design.

 

Gray Living Room Idea – No. 5 – Blend Industrial Chic with Eclectic Style

 

Gray Living Room Ideas

 

Industrial grey surfaces as a background for ornate and eclectic decorations, artwork and lighting work splendidly. This lovely vignette showcases a brilliant blue velvet sofa, regency style table showcasing a porcelain Lion by Francisco Polope. Small spaces become transformed when these kind of dynamic combinations come together so artfully.

Whatever style or space, gray can be used beautifully to accent a preexisting theme, add layer and texture, warmth or even act as a canvas for your art collection or eclectic style. Choose from the palest of cloud grays, smoky dark colours, charcoal to black and even silvery touches. From gray molding to gray floors, this is a surefire way to add a level of sophistication.

This blog is a repost from the guest blog on Lladro’s website here. 

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