July 01, 2016
Can something as mundane as switching a light on and off become a remarkable experience in itself? Designer Jesper Eriksson certainly thinks so. In a project titled "A State of Transformation" he constructed a series of lights with dramatically outsized handles for switches which invite users to touch and fondle. The extra effort required to turn the lights on and off gives the users a satisfying sense of being in control, a wonderful reminder of the simple pleasure that touch and movement can bring.
Jesper Eriksson is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (MA Design Products) and A State of Transformation is part of his graduation project.
The JWDA concrete lamp from Menu features a tactile brass switch on a concrete base which looks great and is easy to use. The petal-shaped shades of the Cape pendant light from Moustache can be turned to create different shapes and light effects.
We love the outsized handles of the Double O ice bucket from Ghidini 1961, beautifully made in cast brass. Looking for fun interactive accessories? The Desktructure desk tidy from Seletti is stylish, fun and very practical.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
February 16, 2021
Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
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