Time to share a few of my favourite finds for May, there's always so many fantastic spaces, furniture and lighting that I feel like there's never enough time to share them all, especially following up from the design packed month of April, so time to put a few together.
Today sharing inspiring pattern, furniture, lighting and resin dipped furniture. Scroll down to take a look.
The Take Kago collection by Jo Nagaska of Schemata Architects shown at Milan this year at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi. Previous post about Jo Nagasaka here.
Bamboo is a traditional material for basketry. By combining bamboo with contemporary materials, Jo Nagasaka designed for Ichiro a collection of lightweight furniture, realised with simple methods without any elaborate techniques of traditional craftsmanship.
Photography © hirotaka hashimoto
Patterns by design duo Stephen Cheetham and Jessica Pinotti of All The Fruits who met in London but are currently based in Bologna. Their pattern 'Cut & Paste' was exhibited in vibrant Lambrate area of Milan as part of Ventura Lambrate.
The pattern collection is purposefully not attached to a particular product or end use, but left as just the pattern, with the premise that it can be applied to anything from paper to fabric to wood to walls. Inspiration for patterns vary: some, such as Fashionheads, are based on Cheetham’s personal illustration work while others are inspired by every day observations and found objects. One pattern, titled optical illusions, is influenced by a set of vintage cigarette cards discovered by Pinotti:
“The process for each pattern is roughly the same - it starts with an inspiration, then we chat about its application and potential. I will create the rough artwork, we try to understand if it could work and if yes, things get changed and altered. We then review, tweak the composition and colours and keep going with this until we’re both happy with the results,” he says.
Revealing three ambitious new designs set in a beautiful Italian palazzo, experimental British lighting design studio Wonderglass celebrates its first anniversary at the Salone del Mobile this year.
These include Flow(t) glass pendants by New York designer Nao Tamura, Luma by Zaha Hadid and Sleeve by John Pawson.
Since its official launch in Milan last year, Wonderglass has continued to draw on the time-honoured expertise of Venetian master glassblowers, introducing a contemporary approach with the collaboration of artists and designers of international renown, and the most advanced research in lighting technology.
Located on the west coast of Norway Vera & Kyte consists of Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte. Together they work within the fields of furniture, products and interior architecture. Their collection of furniture and lighting was exhibited at Salone Satellite in Milan this year.
Our design studio is always seeking new impressions, eager to discover the trigger for our next idea. This curious approach leads us to constantly explore new materials and aesthetics in all our projects ranging from objects to spatial design. Applying an analytical approach we seek to transform our curiosity into products that will engage you. Through our work we hope to share our genuine enthusiasm for design!