Design duo Doshi Levien designed Chandlo, a prototype made by BD Barcelona for the exhibit Das Haus 2012 during IMM Cologne this year. The dressing table is made of a seemingly abstract composition of mirrors, cabinet and surface, but is thoughtfully inspired by the gestures and daily ritual of dressing up and grooming. An architectural composition of forms and planes are designed to be viewed from all sides, revealing different aspects of the object as you walk around it.
The wonderful Spanish rug company nanimarquina sent us a sneak peak and some process photos of its upcoming introduction to debut in Milan this month. Chillida is based on the artwork of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). nanimarquina has created a collection based on a chronological selection of his work, from Figura Humana 1948, through Dibujo Tinta 1957, to Collage 1966 that reflects the process prior to his most famous sculpture, the Peine del Viento in San Sebastián. It also includes two pictures of his famous hands from the 90s, and Gravitación, 1993 and 1994, where he creates a new form of relief, sculpture made of paper. All of this work has been accurately translated into the rugs. All are handmade using various techniques and different materials like wool, silk and mohair, to give texture and show the essence of his work.
Between 2010 and 2011, Spanish designer Tomás Alonso designed three Camper shop interiors for Mallorcan brand Camper. The stores in Glasgow, London and Genova all feature Alonso’s spot on colour and material combinations of neon brights and pastels, lacquer tubing and natural wood, and a clever tile system that can be used to create different graphic patterns and visual perspectives – they look particularly good next to the marble floor in the Genova store.