If you are a follower of this blog you will know how much I love Marcel Wanders work, if it were up to me I’d post about every single item he designs. This time the world renowned designer has designed a collection of suitcases for luggage and bag company Fabbricapelleteriemilano. The collection is called: ‘Saint-Jacques.
Each of the suitcases comes with a TSA combination lock and handles designed to provide easier means of toting the bags around.
The interiors are organized to allow for the optimal placement of one’s belongings, while the exterior of the suitcase is covered in wanders’ signature pattern with zipper pulls that recall the ironic face of the designer.
‘I think the style conscious people will love the colors, the contrasts and the interior in bright colors, while those who are attracted by the multi-sensory will appreciate the three-dimensional embossed surface (…).’ – marcel wanders
The suitcases are available in quick silver, jet black or space blue colors.
People are usually curious when it comes to celebrity personal lives and home interiors look like. Much more when that celebrity is one of the world’s top architects known for standing out structures and iconic buildings world wide.
Zaha Hadid’s own home is more like a gallery of some of her famous furniture and accessory designs, than an actually cozy home. From the first look you can tell its hers, the famous strong architectural lines and curves are present in every piece she displays.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary and for the Milan Furniture Fair 2011, Trussardi relaunches the Trussardi Design brand through a new collaboration with world renowned designer Michael Young. During Milan’s Furniture Fair 2011, Trussardi presented at Palazzo Trussardi Alla Scala in Piazza della Scala 5 a collection that Michael Young designed to relaunch the Trussardi Design brand. Inspired by Trussardi’s commitment to product design that was amply developed in the eighties and nineties, Michael Young’s collection is the result of his research of Trussardi’s archives to review the history of the brand and its values and transform it into inspiration for his new contemporary products.
Another amazing creation by Zaha Hadid in the furniture industry, a chair that simply looks like a signature, a mere “Z”, yet so futuristic and beautiful. Only she can pull this off and be admired for it. Zaha Hadid designed this chair for the Italian furniture company Sawaya & Moroni owned by Lebanese designer William Sawaya and Paolo Moroni. This chair was presented this week as part of Milan design week 2011.
The most awaited furniture and design exhibition which takes place in Milan, Italy will be celebrating its 50th birthday. During this event most manufacturers and designers worldwide will showcase this year’s trends and new creations.
This year French luxury brand Hermès will launch its first furniture range during the Salone Del Mobile which will be taking place between April 12th till 17th, 2011.
World renowned designer Karim Rashid has renovated a subway station in Naples, Italy. The approach is a very innovative one removing the creepy image metro stations usually have. There weren’t major volumetric additions, instead he emphasized his well known organic shapes through graphic arts on the walls, floor patterns, and the lovely benches. Scroll down and see what it looks like.
The famous brand for mosaics, Bisazza, just debuted a line for bathroom fixtures. The launch of their line Bisazza Bagno was designed by the famous designer Jaime Hayon, with an obvious plan to commission future projects to other famous designers. This line was revealed at at ISH in Frankfurt.
According to the designer’s website:
“The collection recalls the glamour of the 1930s with a Scandinavian touch and feminine shapes. Elegance is the main trait of this innovative collection. The bathroom is the most important room in the home and it should not be hidden. With this collection, it becomes an area you want to show, a place you can keep open. The bathroom becomes a stylish room, full of charm and style, with a strong identity.”
For Milan Design Week 2011, world renowned crystal company Baccarat chose to showcase lighting solutions as proposed by eight of the most famous designers. One of these international designers is Philippe Starck who designed the ‘Marie Coquine chandelier’ making use of LED technologies. This chandelier features a classic looking candelabra which is structured around an umbrella. This umbrella acts as a canopy which diffuses the light to create a mellow ambiance.
Christian Dior flagship boutique in New York recently got a new look done by the famous architect Peter Marino, the designer behind the designs of most luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, Zegna, Loewe.
According to Marino, the re-imagined space “combines 18th century details blended with modern elements to achieve a feminine and glamorous aesthetic,” inspired by the timeless yet modern fashions at Dior.
Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, having worked in over 35 countries, with over 3,000 designs in production and over 300 awards under his belt has designed the ‘Ideal Home’ named KOMB HOUSE.
KOMB HOUSE by Karim Rashid is a smart and environmentally sustainable home concept and based on the design versatility. It also features the domino hobs and ovens from the collection Gorenje designed by Karim Rashid.
The interior of the KOMB HOUSE is composed of four spaces that represent our main activities: Play, Eat, Sleep and Cleanse. The house layout flows from the central pool and expands to four quadrants making up the living room, bathroom, bedroom and dining room. The kitchen is merged with the formal dining room and breakfast area. The ‘origami’ kitchen unit features a concealed fridge and two built-in Gorenje ovens.