Light has always been an important part of one’s life. Visually, it performs the utility of aiding one’s sight to have a clear view of everything inside the room. It is important therefore, for any interior, to place that perfect lighting piece to illuminate the room. Lighting objects has come in different forms due to the many innovations and inspirations by the designer. Take for example this unique lamp by Vasiliy Butenko, which is dubbed Acorn. Unlike other traditional lighting which uses the complexity of plastic and other materials for its covers, Acorn takes another path with its clean, simple look, with the main source of radiance covered by cotton rope.
Just like an acorn, the core light has been shielded by a black cotton rope for its design. This material is quite interesting and pleasant, says Butenko, and has derived the concept from the many objects which has been crafted out of this. Regularly, the use of the rope is woven, making the manufacturing process complex. However, Butenko’s version highlights the simple and modern object and avoiding the complexity of weaving techniques.
In order to create the volume for the lighting object, Butenko uses the bottle as a base to frame the light. LED bulbs work as the standard illuminator as it gives off an integral and concentrated radiance. With the black cotton rope surrounding its frames, its light is emphasized in its beauty and produces a strong zone space once it is turned on. See this project and more at http://vasiliybutenko.com.
Do-it-yourself enthusiasts will fall in love with this project, conceptualized by designer Eduardo Alessi. Originally created for the Hong Kong based company AREA +, this set of paper projects are now available in Yanko Design where design lovers can actually cut, fold, bend, twist and install their respective creation and furnish their desktops with it. the Di Wild collection stays true to its name, offering a safari of different animal creatures with their particular use, making paper and crafting more fun and enjoyable with a personal touch and ingenuity.
The Cardboard based desktop objects are assembled with just folding the paper, no glue or other particular instruments required. Now, you can design your bland desk into an exciting jungle, with these funny yet wild creatures ready to show off their stunts. The large-eared elephant turns into foldable speakers, the long necked giraffe into a useful desktop light, the antlered deer into a digital clock, the big and bulky rhino into a handy pen holder, and the owls as a magnifier slash bookmark.
Each of these animals is created from recycled cardboard sheets, certifying an eco-friendly material for your much needed creative space. This nifty, novel twist on familiar items becomes a great solution for the DIY lover who aims to create an inventive area for that brainstorming moment. Check these items out in Alessi’s website, http://eduardoalessi.com/6114/660764/contact-infoeduardoalessicom/eco-diy-collection.
Hybrid Chairs by Merve Kahraman is when the whimsically playful world of mythology blends in with the contemporary genius of the modern industrial design. These chairs, inspired by the unknown existence of the supernatural and the para-humans, create a new creature whereas the owner seats into its comfortable couch. The anthro chair unites its look with its owner, merging him into a creature whose dwelling is still unknown, taking them into a world of myths and fairies themselves.
Complete with a deerâs antlers and a bunnyâs ears, the user, once seated, earns these additional parts to impose their mystical existence upon any onlooker. The Hybrid Chairs makes it appear like every user becomes a whole new creature with an intimidating horn or pair of ears, a stunning curio of a portrait upon its entirety. The chair also features the particular animalâs legs, as if they are ready to run with their furry feet or spindly props. All handmade and intricately designed, the Hybrid collection brings one into a wonderful new dimension of play and bizarre.
Kahraman, creator of these chairs, graduated from the Instituto Eurupeo di Design in Milan before moving to London. She has worked with various design and architectural studios in London, New York and Istanbul. Her appreciation for design and her quirky approach to modern contemporary results in an amazing collection of clever works bound to set a new phase in furniture design. See her works in her site, http://www.mervekahraman.com/.
Stefan Hepner’s Exedra helps us to acknowledge things which are important to us by where to place them. Exedra is a specially made shelf, whose semi-circular recesses reminds one of those trivial shrines created magnanimously during ancient architecture. These little shrines are actually made as tribute to the gods, where faithful worshipers gather again to take a look at what is most significant in their lives. In the same manner, Exedra invites us to take a look and place our essentials in a shrine-looking shelf, where we could always go back and see what is important to us as highlighted by this special design.
The wall shelf is intentionally made as a shrine attached to the wall, built to be a home for one’s favorite relics. It could be a book you love reading, an object given by a loved one, an award you earned from hard work, or just a favorite item you bought recently. It could never be out of place or out of style, for it is showcased with a design fit for something significant—the little alcove features will definitely put a special emphasis on your favorite belongings.
Designer Stefan Hepner is of an industrial approach, creating various furniture models made to fit the modern lifestyle, yet with a personal twist which brings about aesthetics and emotions. The crumbled look of Exedra can be associated with various architectural pieces for shrines, but generally, it functions as a decent wall shelf to take a notch up from an ordinary interior piece. See this at http://www.stefanhepner.com/studio/?page_id=80.
Christian Faur’s intriguing pieces of photorealistic portraits are created with more than splashes of paint. In fact, they are made of full colors—crayons, to be exact. There are, amazingly, more than a hundred thousand of hand cast crayon casted upon each and every artwork, with varying colors put together to match the shade and identity of each body of work. it is most certainly astounding to see the close-up look of every piece, how one little crayon can do wonders in the overall perspective, and how his artwork is made as if it was ordinarily painted out of the canvass.
Faur concocted his pieces by arranging the crayons in a toneal value, a measurement to which he determines to rightful color at a time. The beautiful images are framed through these crayons, which he scales the hues through a specialized technique he himself has discovered. This mapping system helps him translate each appropriate hue, aiding him to put together each piece at its rightful place in the whole artwork.
Studying the curio of layers and colors, and delving into a deeper sense of structure and systems when it comes to art and design, Christian Faur presents his pieces in a one of a kind way. See this work and more in his portfolio, http://www.christianfaur.com/.