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Monday, November 24, 2014

9 interior design trends from Lodz Design Festival | IN MY LENS


Lodz Design Festival once again? Yes, for the last time this year. About what's in trends now - I like summarizing trends as it amazes me how often some ideas, textiles repeat in various projects.

p.s. Do you remember my post on winter/fall trends?


interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
wnikliwie przyglądam się...trendom ;)


1. Recycling

Recycling is everywhere. At Lodz Design Festival you could recycle paper for yourself. From such mass you can create lamps. For recycling (read: eating) are also meant edible plates designed for make me! competition.
Kristoff presented its ceramic in a really impressive way - on ceramic wastes. Looks fantastic, doesn't it?

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



2. Stumps


interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
:D

They are soo charming. The ones below are by Malafor.

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



3. Funny deer antler equivalent

Natural one seems passé already (though I still want one at my apartment), so you can hang something like that instead....

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



4. Cork

Cork is a tree's bark. You can obtain it without cutting the tree - so apart from the fact it's aesthetic it's eco! :)

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



5. Huuuge lamps

They are fun!

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



6. Bold bulbs


I don't actually like them...Yes, they are interesting but what I love about the lamps is the way light passes through materials and diffuses...We don't have this here.

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival



7. The sixties' armchairs

And at the same time point 1. - recycling

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
an old armchair with new upholstery

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
"366" armchairs, designed in the sixties by Jozef Chierowski




8. Cubic furniture

Series constsited of several pieces than can be freely combined are popular nowadays

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival


9. Imperfect wood


interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
burled wood used in a coffee table

interior design trends 2015, interiors 2015, lodz desig festival
imperfect wooden floor


My other posts from Lodz Design Festival 2014:

1. Creative designer ideas for Brave New World | IN MY LENS
2.  Cute designer lighting spotted during Lodz Design Festival | IN MY LENS
3. Industrial interiors of hipster OFF Piotrkowska in Lodz | IN MY LENS
4.  Shopping inspirations from Lodz Design Festival | THE WEEKLY WANT




Monday, November 10, 2014

Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini | THE WEEKLY WANT


Just like the owners 19th century palace in Pszczyna, many artists today are inspired by baroque (and no wonder!). In 1978, during the peak of post-modern estethic, an Italian Alessandro Mendini designed an armchair named Poltrona di Proust. Like other post-modern era artists he belived that in art everything had happened already, and what one can do is reuse old patterns in new way. I am not quite fond of postmodern art but I surely appreciate  this armchair, its quite amusing.

In the project of the armchair he used the form of 17th century bergere.


bergere, XVII century
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The first version of the armchair was made of wood, upholstered and painted with hundreds of dots. The pattern was inspired by paintings of French Post-Impressionist, Paul Signac, Mendini's favorite painter. You can have a closer look at the dots here.

What's interesting, the armchair perfectly inscribes cube 100x100x100 cm.



Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture


Great contemporary interior with Poltrona di Proust.


Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture



Second version of the upholstery - Poltrona di Proust Geometrica.




Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Współcześnie, w 2011, fotel został raz jeszcze zaprojektowany przez Mendiniego - w nowym wykończeniu (polietylen)  i w nieco zmienionych) proporcjach. Nowy materiał sprawił, że fotel nadaje się do użytku zewnętrznego i w przestrzeniach publicznych, dostał też nową nazwę - Proust.


Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Poltrona di Proust, alessandro mendini, postmodern art, armchair, postmodern furniture
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Where to buy it? For example here:

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #OCTOBER


Heel-Ducks :) source


With a short delay this month, here it comes - the new Best of the Web :-)


#1. Amazing expanding table. I love the way it looks  "in between" the conversion, it's a pity that  structure is invisible when the table is expanded!


#2. Paris: movies versus reality. The author confronts movie shots and real places of the most beautiful city in the world (just like me  in this article on "Belle" set design, or here about Grand Budapest Hotel).



 #3. 50 famous kitsch chairs. The article is in French but the pictures should say enough. And for those of you who speak French I recommend all the blog, tracing kitsch in contemporary world.


#4. An interesting architecture photography project., created using traditional photography techniques (like multi-exposure).

#5. Spot the difference between the original and fake Eames Lounge Chair! Actually, the difference is huuuuuuge!




Monday, November 3, 2014

We bought a stunning apartment in an old tenement house!


After searching our dream apartment for almost a year my husband and I finally did buy one, yay! :) We spend hundreds of hours browsing the Internet and visited about 20-30 houses and apartments. We mostly concentrated on second-hand apartments. New apartments in Poland tend to be located in closed (encircled by a fence) housing estates, which I really don't like. As I was raised in an old tenement house I also wanted the apartment to be high, I feel better in such spaces.

The apartment I found is located in Sopot, Poland, the town I lived in all my life (except from the last 3 years), 15 minues walk from the sea and two minutes from the forest. The tenement house was built at the beginning of the 20th century, it has brick walls. It's high (3,05 m.), big and sunny - mostly south-west. It still has original doors and wooden floors to uncover. It has to be completely renovated and I love it - everthing from scratch can be made just the way I want it to be :-) 

The funny thing is that the previous owner left us most of her stuff inside. There's a lot of garbage and unnecessary things but some of this turned out useful. Tidying up the apartment I feel a little bit like on a flee market. Look below what I found and what I decided to leave :)





an interesting graffiti on the walls....:-)





















Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Multitexture floors | THE WEEKLY WANT



I recently came into an interesting idea for floors. Who said that two floor materials have to have a straight line border between them?
It is a fun idea to take advantage of the shapes of the tiles and play combining the floors. Paola Navone showed it in her project in and post-industrial interior on Italy. 


podłoga cementowo drewniana, płytki cementowe i drewno,
Paola Navone's interior

podłoga cementowo drewniana, płytki cementowe i drewno,
Paola Navone's interior


We can see a more subtle version of the floor in this white bathroom by French interior designers Kalb Lempereur – two different materials, ceramic tiles and wood, of the same shape were combined to create a fluent border of the "wet" and "dry" part of the bathroom.

podłoga cementowo drewniana, płytki cementowe i drewno,
interior by Kalb Lempereur

podłoga cementowo drewniana, płytki cementowe i drewno,
interior by Kalb Lempereur



Another variation of the floor are floors by 41zero42. You can create your own floors from tiles of different colors.


podłoga cementowo drewniana, płytki cementowe i drewno,
41zero42 floor


The article was written for the October issue of "Czas na Wnętrze" :-)