October 28, 2015
For those who are not in the know, Vlisco is a Dutch textiles brand which virtually invented the colourful African print fabrics so popular in western Africa and beyond. The company prints these fabrics using a highly complicated and artisanal process which generates much wastage. Simone Post, who just graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven, saw the creative possibilities from these colourful scraps during her internship at Vlisco and decided to refashion them into interior products. Some are woven and wound into rugs and seat covers, the layers of colourful fabric appearing like the rings of a tree trunk. She also laser-cut along the designs of some fabrics, creating room dividers with a delicate, lace-like effect.
Part of the Design Academy Eindhoven 2015 Graduation show.
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?
December 15, 2020
American artist-designer John Eric Byers cites, amongst others, Donald Judd and Richard Serra as sources of his inspiration. The influence of these American masters of minimalism are clear to see from the furniture he has created.
October 08, 2020
Detractors of minimalism often decry the cold, impersonal nature of the style. However, when executed intelligently, minimalist designs can be surprisingly expressive. The furniture collections of designer Niko Koronis is a case in point.
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