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SPOTTED - industrial interior design - a hotel bar built from concrete water tubes

SPOTTED - industrial interior design - a hotel bar built from concrete water tubes | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

We are huge fans of using things for a purpose that they are not perhaps initially intended for. The sense of surprise that this can give to a space is wonderful -that little nugget of shock that turns into realisation and wonder. It is these sorts of moments that bring spaces alive. When we saw this industrial interior design for a hotel bar which is built from concrete water pipes we felt that sense of ‘oooh – nice’…


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...very nice interior space as well as "wow" from outside! The bar is also great design....

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Suzy Koch's comment, June 27, 2013 10:30 AM
This is absolutely awesome!
Suzy Koch's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:35 PM

The most creative industrial design at its best!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:26 AM
Reduce Recycle and Reuse and a very interesting innovative idea. What do you think? Let me know...
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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...less is more...minimalism....let's see what we grow here!
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Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future

Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In less than 15 years, the organization estimates that there will be 3 billion people in need of proper housing worldwide. Against this backdrop, any sustainable and economically viable option that allows us to create new housing more quickly and efficiently could form part of the solution. And the young, French architect Timothée Boitouzet has a wood-based proposal that could serve just this purpose.

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We look eagerly to the future as we follow the development of this product.
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ECAL Library's curator insight, April 25, 2:58 AM
Élu jeune innovateur français de l'année 2016 par le MIT Technology Review, Timothée Boitouzet a mis au point un bois translucide et imputrescible. Retour sur le parcours d’un prodige qui combine biologie et architecture.
http://www.wedemain.fr/Cet-architecte-a-cree-un-bois-transparent-qui-pourrait-revolutionner-le-batiment_a1778.html
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Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux

Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Furniture design for Erickson Aesthetics means something different than just your common house hold chair. Founded by Ben Erickson in 2003
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Take a look at some pretty cool designs...our favorite is probably the daybed, what about you?
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Material of the Moment: Felt | Make it Modern

Material of the Moment: Felt | Make it Modern | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Felt has been one of our favorite materials here at the studio for quite some time, but this season we’re seeing it everywhere and in new and inventive ways.
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felt or wool melton has great textural and visual appeal....it is a versatile fabric and can be used successfully in a variety of ways....
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Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages

Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, who scouts and photographs the most distinctive typologies of specific locations and then blends them into a single structure via paper collage. Entitled “Genuis Loci,” the series consists of monstrous, Frankenstein-like cobbled buildings packing in as much visual information as possible.

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Anastasia Savinova, wonderful work!

 

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fantastically creative....
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Watches | Dezeen Watch Store

Watches | Dezeen Watch Store | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Dezeen Watch Store is the world's leading store for watches by named designers and boutique brands.
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a perfect muse for #design #creativity #ingenuity ...The Watch

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A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel

A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

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I am speechless....extraordinary....

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'St. Louis Modern' showcases designers who changed the look of the world - STLtoday.com

'St. Louis Modern' showcases designers who changed the look of the world - STLtoday.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
St. Louis Art Museum exhibition coincides with the Arch's anniversary year
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"Jim Doyle, from the Radio Arts Foundation, looks at the model of the Arch created by Eero Saarinen in 1948 on display at the preview of the St. Louis Modern exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com"

 

Midcentury modern design was influenced by many sources, from the less-is-more of the Bauhaus movement to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School and Usonian designs, from the sweeping Art Deco of post-World War I Europe to later Scandinavian tropes remarkable for their complete lack of embellishment. It’s all here in “St. Louis Modern.”Several factors led to the concentration of architects and designers in midcentury St. Louis, Cortinovis says.....read the whole story....

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Castles in the Sitting Room: Furniture as High Art - Wall Street Journal

Castles in the Sitting Room: Furniture as High Art - Wall Street Journal | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
‘Wendell Castle Remastered’ at the Museum of Arts and Design features the fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects the American furniture artist has made over more than 60 years.
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"...for more than 60 years, has crafted fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects: cantilevered wooden chairs resembling chunky squids, cabinets channeling pomegranates and fiberglass chairs reminiscent of pulled molars."

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Guerilla Furniture: Inventive Design Meets Scrappy Spirit - Earth911.com

Guerilla Furniture: Inventive Design Meets Scrappy Spirit - Earth911.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Furniture hacker Will Holman enlightens us all with his latest book Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture With Salvaged Materials.
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Holman describes his design sense as being ‘shaped by nomadism, recessionary economics, and a great abundance of America’s waste stream.’

Inventive design meets scrappy spirit

 

Jean Prouvé once said, ‘Never design anything that cannot be made.’ A simple statement on its surface, there appears to be much more going on behind - a passion for sustainability principles perhaps.

 

thanks Chase Ezell....great post!

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Industrial Style Loft: Advices That Make You Feel Like Home - Interior Design

Industrial Style Loft: Advices That Make You Feel Like Home - Interior Design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Many city dwellers salivate over the prospect of living in an urban loft. There’s something about those exposed beams, brick walls and wide open floor plans that makes living amongst the concrete jungle a much more feasible option.
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Seven Firms Redesign One Iconic Chair

Seven Firms Redesign One Iconic Chair | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Bjarke Ingels, and others create their own versions of Danish architect Arne Jacobsen’s "Sevener."
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wonder and creativity...how do you make something so iconic better?

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Amanda Levete's Tincan Restaurant presents tinned food as objects of desire

Amanda Levete's Tincan Restaurant presents tinned food as objects of desire | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
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Architect Amanda Levete has opened a pop-up restaurant in London's Soho where tins of fish and seafood are displayed in a "a museum-type vitrine" before being dished up to customers to eat straight out of the ca....

 

We love it, and yes, they are art!

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Movie: Arik Levy on his Split bent-wood furniture for TON

Movie: Arik Levy on his Split bent-wood furniture for TON | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Designer Arik Levy explains why he wanted to design a range of bent-wood chairs in this movie produced by Dezeen for Czech furniture brand TON
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Bentwood furniture = awesome

Bentwood furniture in great colors = better

Bentwood furniture featuring split bentwood legs = gorgeous

 

Aril Levy ""The harmony between the two people that bend and lock the wood into place is a song to your eyes," he says. "I wanted to learn this song."

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Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener

Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Colleen Jordan's mini bike planters and vases take the art of handlebar accessorizing to a whole new green, super cool, ultra modern level.
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I love this idea, always nice to see an "outside of the box" creation and it adds individuality and beauty to the ride......
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The Rise of Scandinavian Design

The Rise of Scandinavian Design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The works of well-known designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland are experiencing a renaissance, and a new generation of Nordic design firms are making their way into hearts and living rooms all over the world. How did countries with disparate histories, languages, and even geographical features become lumped together in a single design movement?
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The post is an interesting history of the furniture designs from the Scandinavian Countries, a favorite aesthetic of ours....
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How Architecture Is BORN: 7 Dynamic Diagrams by MVRDV and the Buildings They Inspired

How Architecture Is BORN: 7 Dynamic Diagrams by MVRDV and the Buildings They Inspired | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
From free-flowing sketches to photorealistic renderings, architects have a plethora of mediums with which to communicate their design ideas to clients and the wider world. However, one particular type of graphic representation has seen a remarkable rise in popularity in recent years: the diagram. This form of drawing has long been popular with heavyweights of the profession, such as OMA, and has since been prolifically utilized by Rem Koolhaas’ alumni — including dynamic Dutch studio MVRDV.
MVRDV’s diagrams are fueled by a desire to distill ideas down to a crystallized sequence that clearly conveys the origins of an architectural concept. These drawings tell the story behind the studio’s process, helping to illustrate the firm’s logical journey toward a design solution informed by programmatic and contextual drivers. Here, we sample seven of MVRDV’s colorful diagrams and the buildings — either complete or in development — that they helped to shape

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Three-in-one Maine cabins take separate bedrooms to a whole new level

Three-in-one Maine cabins take separate bedrooms to a whole new level | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Maine-based architects' Little House on the Ferry is comprised of three cabins connected by a series of terraced decks, all constructed out of low-impact CLT panels and various energy-efficient features.
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I love Maine and the philosophy behind G.O Logic Architects http://www.gologic.us/architecture/

Little House on the Ferry project. It shows their strong ethic that "building sustainable means creating buildings that last generations."

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Lego Architecture Skyline Collection

Lego Architecture Skyline Collection | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

The new Lego Architecture Skyline Collection might just awake the creative talent and building imagination we all have within us, by allowing you to emulate some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers and urban sights such as New York, Berlin...

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Eugeni Quitllet named Maison&Objet's 2016 designer of the year

Eugeni Quitllet named Maison&Objet's 2016 designer of the year | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Eugeni Quitllet has been awarded the Designer of the Year title for the 2016 Maison&Objet design fair, and will design a bespoke exhibition for the event.


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Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings

Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the structure of the building. But what if you could go one better, to design buildings that not only lock in carbon, but actively absorb carbon dioxide to strengthen their structure? In this article, Ansel Oommen explores the theory and techniques of Baubotanik, a system of building with live trees that attempts to do just that...


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Fascinating and inspiring a different view of the fusion of architecture. nature and science...

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BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair | ArchDaily

BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair | ArchDaily | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago Arne Jacobsen designed the Series 7 chair - the "Sevener." Unlike many other Jacobsen designs, the ch...
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LOL....an example of reinventing the "wheel"!     Actually quite compelling designs, but the Classic Series Seven is an icon and rightfully so....

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Contemporary Loft in Kiev: Creative And Luxury Industrial Design - Interior Design

Contemporary Loft in Kiev: Creative And Luxury Industrial Design - Interior Design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
It is indeed an interesting though that we could change the way we normally perceive various elements of construction and how they play a role in bringing a certain ‘texture’ to the interiors of a home.
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This home really speaks to the notion of "form and function" in the creative use of textures and unexpected and interesting design elements.

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Move Over, Eames: Reissued Furniture Classics Are Stealing the Spotlight - Wall Street Journal

Move Over, Eames: Reissued Furniture Classics Are Stealing the Spotlight - Wall Street Journal | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Looking for midcentury furniture that isn’t an overexposed cliché? You’re in luck: A new wave of reissued, long-lost designs is edging longtime staples out of the limelight
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A very interesting read...

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The Dezeen guide to POSTMODERN architecture and design

The Dezeen guide to POSTMODERN architecture and design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Director of New York's Museum of Art and Design Glenn Adamson presents a potted history of Postmodernism – one of the 20th century's most divisive movements

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This is a colorful, historical account of postmodernism with awesome images.

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The Metropreneur Columbus » Blog Archive » CAUV Design Building Modern Yet Timeless Furniture » The Metropreneur Columbus

The Metropreneur Columbus » Blog Archive » CAUV Design Building Modern Yet Timeless Furniture » The Metropreneur Columbus | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Local Entrepreneurial News and Information.
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We really are impressed with the clean design, with a cool edge...literally and figuratively. Joseph Cauvel is a craftsman, designer, and artist to follow.

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