February 14, 2017
The Craft of Thread Wrapping is an ongoing project by Swedish Chilean designer Anton Alvarez to create objects using different materials bound with colourful glue-coated threads.
Having pioneered this intriguing production method, the designer then built a machine which could spin and wind multiple spools of thread at high speed. He used it to wrap bits of wood, plastic and metal together to form artistic installations as well as functional objects such as lights, chairs and benches. We can't think of a more colourful way to recycle old materials.
Go for bright colours and sculptural shapes to create a memorable design scheme. Start with a statement sofa, such as the Toadstool from Missana, add a playful touch with the Meduse side tables from Casamania and complete the look with a colourful Bold bench from Moustache.
We love the playfulness of the Lampscapes suspension light from Frederik Roije and the Moto wall light from Moustache. For something equally sculptural but in a simpler shape try the Dancing pendant light from Menu.
Accessories is a great way to add a dash of colour to any interior space. Inspired by the thread-wrapping designs of Anton Alvarez? Check out the Fish Design bowl from Corsi, which is made from strands of flexible resin. For a more delicate touch try the Sunset vases from Incipit or the Double Flash necklace from Eleanor Bolton.
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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