For a super cute design bulletin (not from Dutch Design Week, from Marilyn, baby!).
Just look at what Marilyn Patrizio found at a local Japanese market near her home, designed by Masahiro Mori (whom I just love, I have one of his porcelain cups on a shelf in my home). She was nice enough to surf the web and find more for all of us bird lovers – right here at Unica Home. Aren’t these the cutest? Great find, Marilyn!
Now back to design week!
(photo from marilyn patrizio)
This table was a real beauty in person, the photos (in my opinion) do it NO justice. It’s called the “Dala” and was designed by Teun Fleskens (pictured below) and Ramon van den Heuvel. The inside is black which represents “the creativity that comes from within and lies in the dark. This comes to the suface through the mandalas, which stand for development. Each side of the table is different. The table is in motion, just like creativity,” Teun says. It can also be customized to fit the dimensions of your space, from a large dining room to a tiny kitchen.
Meet Teun Fleskens… Oh, and if you’re interested in this table, you can contact him directly at teun[at]nannanatural[dot]nl. I couldn’t locate a website, sorry.
Psst: Teun designs faux bois nail tips, also on display in the Dutch Living Room. You can select from a complete range of wood types – they are called Nanna Natural. See…
(images from holly becker for decor8)
Care for a spot of tea my dear? Pottery Supreme is another company I first learned about at Dutch Design Week – they presented in the Dutch Living Room. I loved the velvety vessels best – they were stacked high to form a whimsical sculpture, and the best part, Pottery Supreme calls them, “Holly”. (I was pleasantly surprised by that, as I don’t come across my name very often). I couldn’t locate the designer for a quick chat, so I don’t have much information to report, so sorry for that. But if you’re interested in Pottery Supreme, I’m sure you can contact them directly via their website to obtain more information.
(images from holly becker for decor8 and pottery supreme)
I really enjoyed meeting J.P. Meulendijks and viewing his latest creations – a pendant light and a super cool “Shots” table. Since the table was one that I’d totally own, I gravitated more towards it and snapped a few photos, none of which came out too well so I asked J.P. for a few products shots (thanks, JP!). The great thing about this table is that you can roll up 10 magazines or use it for storing 10 wine bottles, and either display the piece as a coffee table or position it against the wall for another look entirely.
Here’s J.P. with “Shots”
J.P. graduated in 1998 from the FONTYS Academy in Sittard. He spent his practical training year at the studio of DROOG-designer under Tejo Remy, who influenced is own designs greatly. Since then, he is working as an independent product designer; designing mostly lights, furniture, and other interior products. His products are produced and distributed worldwide by companies such as DARK, Umbra, Van Esch, Presenttime, Karlsson, InteriorTools, and Duo-design.
Regarding the “Shots” table, J.P. says, “The design combines two ideas that I was working on. Two shapes that are merged together to form a new object; a functional object that is solid, looks cool and can be used in different ways. The angled placing of the bottles give a striking image and resembles the movement of pooring out a bottle and the smooth rounded shape of the table prevents you from hurting yourself when you drink a little too much.”
Materials: Recyclable hard polyvinyl, coated with a scratch-proof 2K finish in glossy white or non glossy white. Dimensions: L=1215 mm. W=565 mm. H=320 mm. Price: 1,249- Euro, Available here.
So what do you think about Shots? A future classic, perhaps?
(images: from J.P. and Holly Becker for decor8)
[I’m skipping coffee + cre8tive this week so I can squeeze in the many posts I have featuring all these great products from Dutch Design Week]
Meet Sigrid Calon and her lovely embroidered dividers. She studied textile at the Acadamy of Fine Arts in Tilburg and graduated in 1993, followed by 6 years as a design consultant. Taking a short break to have two children, the work you see here is her brand new designs – she is ready to get back into business again!
The folding screen and the textile wall are both constructed of wood and wool in XL embroidered floral patterns. (The wall is a project she worked on with a disabled group of ladies.) All show the beauty of the simple embroidery stitch in a fresh new way.
Her tea towels on display were also for sale, and they were quite a hit – nearly selling out in 3 days! A translation of the dahlia/embroidery theme, all 9 different designs have a color in their name, like silver city, red marjorette and blue wish (shown below).If you would like to order the tea towels for 10- Euros each, you can email Sigrid directly at: info[at]sigridcalon[dot]nl.
(images from holly becker for decor8)