Donghia, Inc. has consistently reflected the dynamic and innovative approach to design that its founder, Angelo Donghia, was renowned for. As one of the most sought after and influential interior designers of the past century, it was Mr. Donghia’s natural inclination for business and an entrepreneurial spirit that truly set him apart from his contemporaries […]
What was once old has become new again, or so it goes with the Artek re-issue of Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara’s Kiki Collection. A winner of the gold prize at Milan’s 1960 Triennale, the collection illustrated a stylistic evolution of the interior architect’s preference for local organic material into something more industrial. Similar pieces were […]
Designer Tokujin Yoshioka has designed a world-class piece of trash. What looks suspiciously like a gigantic, crumpled up piece of aluminum foil is actually an artistic endeavor for the Italian furniture company Moroso. The Memory chair is created from a material derived from recycled aluminum that is draped like a dome over a chair. When […]
Jalis bed features a classic box-spring base, with a choice of pocket-sprung or cold-foam mattress and various easily changeable upholstery materials. This is an especially large and comfortable model that offers tranquility and serenity. designer: markus jehs + jürgen laub producer: interlübke material: various upholstery period: 2011
Odosdesign “Bali is a sunshade with an umbrella system designed to reveal the mechanisms and structure that other sunshades try to conceal. By using this method we have been able to combine finishes and colors in both fabric and structure, using one or two colors. The end result is a large sunshade with simple lines, […]
New from the Missoni Home 2012 Ombrellini Outdoor collection, Rainbow cushion is made from 100% polyester with outdoor suitable filling, perfect for sun loungers and pool side. Rainbow’s striped fabric comes in bright multi colours, and may vary slightly from image due to cut of fabric. Missoni made quite a splash at the annual Salone […]
Elegant and sophisticated, this design was erected through the usage of pure shapes and noble materials to create long-lasting emotion and a sense of seduction. The usage of noble materials reinforces a solid resistance against the aggressions of time. Made in France. designer: thomas sauvage producer: ego material: aluminum period: 2010s
Daring bright colors and contemporary designs are key essentials of Angharad McLaren’s woven textiles. Inspired by a dynamic mix of human and natural influences McLaren’s latest Shibori Pleat collection is influenced by water sport activities such as sailing and windsurfing.
Her passion for the sea and water-sports visually inspired McLaren to create a collection which features Dobby and Jacquard designs which are ideal for indoor and outdoor applications such as blinds, screens, wall panels, floor mats and furnishings. Her textiles are created using traditional techniques which are updated using the latest computerized hand-weaving and industrial technology. Materials range from organic natural fibers to neoprene to performance textiles such as recycled ropes which are appropriate for climbing. While recycling and being super eco-friendly McLaren has an ethical production method of repurposing existing materials into new woven patterns.
Imago™ Frozen Fabrics incorporate innovative weave structures to create a hard surface material that is both distinctive and timeless. Imago combines the strength and flexibility of resin with the translucency, texture, and color of textiles.
Producer: knoll textiles
Lietfaden color sewing machine.
This sewing machine is for everyone, but fits right in with those who wish to enter the craft of attaching clothing to itself with thread. New sewers! This is for you. But for the perfectionists, there’s a electromagnetic needle drive, filigree upper arm design. The workspace is wide open. A backlit work area, with the stitch pattern projected on to the fabric it’s about to be sewn onto.
What’s that ink for? It’s for the thread. It’s a yarn printer. You match up the color you need at the top, and this baby prints the ink as you go. And with a pneumatic JetAir-system handling your threading the productivityis surprising.
There’s also a simple slick table that matches up with the machine.
And it color matches. You know those amazing yet impossible-to-match old fabrics you see in used clothing at the second hand store? Instead of buying new fabric, tear those old rags apart and match em up. All you need is a swatch, which can be a tiny rip of the clothing you’re about to sew.