Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FROM TRASH TO FURNITURE

Footprints of technology are electronic waste which has found its way into the interiors but with a whole new refurbished outlook. Chilean designer, Rodrigo Alonso has developed an innovating outlet which does get rid of the waste by incorporating it into creation of N+ew which is a stool, sculpture and installation enrolled into one. N+ew is the abbreviation for No More Electronic Waste and it created by filling the base for the piece with chunks of electronic waste, epoxic resin and melted aluminum.

Each piece utilizes various sorts of electronic wastes such as multi-colored cables, keyboards, motherboards, CDs, circuit boards, computer components and other e-stuff that lie unused in the trash zone. Rodrigo masses these trashes into a cubic mold and fill it with epoxy resin and melted recycled aluminum which binds the components together. The piece is further polished to attain a high-gloss finish.

Monday, January 30, 2012

THE WORLD OF KIDS FURNITURE

THE WORLD OF KIDS FURNITURE

Making kid’s furniture is no child’s play. Each piece has to be crafted to be health-friendly and unconditionally safe. Moreover, design must possess elements to catch children’s fancy and accommodate in their Utopian world. Kids’ furniture goes through rigorous treatment with intensely active life of a child revolving around studies, crafts, games and sports. Furniture for kids, often, switches roles between a toy and prop besides, its original utility.

Designed to Develop

A kid’s place is a den of creativity and the furniture adorning the rooms must be complimentary to their flow of ideas. The designers are not hounded by limitations barring them from stepping into the by lanes of imagination, a child’s world is a gamut between reality and supposition. This space can be discerned for its individuality, characteristic of the child’s activities and interests.

Get to know about the sector in the pilot issue of our magazine.

IS LED THE FUTURE?

Renowned lighting designers these days prefer to work with LEDs including the organic LEDs. For most of them, LED is the future. Some of the greatest artisans spoke to us on LEDs. Wait for our upcoming issue of Furniture & Accessories USA where renowned designers and experts share their ideas about LEDs and other sources of lighting and the latest astonishing designs from the industry.

McClellan, Peter Raynham, Rogier Van der Heide are some of the lighting wizards who will be cited in our magazine. Wait for the pilot issue of the magazine.

ICONIC DESIGN CONNOISSEUR: CHRISTOPHER GUY

Design that exudes class and craft, occupies one’s mind through eternity. Christopher Guy has carved an illustrious name for himself, pursuing his unique design concept that transcends modernity and traditional limitations to achieve a style that is cosmopolitan and timeless. Born in Britain, brought up in Spain and France Christopher Guy Harrison is currently based in Singapore. His multi- national background emanates the quintessential stroke in his creations, a blend of exoticism and...

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WHATS IN A COLOR!

One of the most celebrated thing in the world, it expresses joviality, it portrays life, without it you don’t really like to live; we are talking about colors. Color plays on the psyche of the consumer, to personalize the piece of furniture in one’s room, a suitable color is the most crucial. When most of the trend forecasters around the world are having a tough time to analyze the trend in demand every season, we have Mark Woodman to tell us what’s in a color! Mark...

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