June 20, 2018
Traditional Chinese calligraphy is a revered art form which has long been celebrated in paintings, books and graphic design. We can now add furniture to this list thanks to Korean designer Chulan Kwak, who took inspiration from the swirling brushstrokes of master calligraphers to create spellbindingly sculptural furniture.
The Dragon chair and table are three-dimensional incarnations of abstract brushstrokes, rendered in stained plywood with metal tops. The complex form of the chair and table requires extensive use of 3D computer software as well as precision cutting and manipulation of bendable plywood to realise. The end result is not just a homage to Chinese calligraphy, but also to the creative ingenuity of the designer.
Make a design statement with outstanding shapes and unexpected forms, such as the Softer Than Steel bench from Desalto, the Bold chair from Moustache and the Multileg Showtime cabinet from BD Barcelona Design.
Accessories with a sculptural presence is a great way to add interest to any design scheme. We like the Spire metal wall hooks from Finell, the Belle cake stand from Incipit and Rise & Shine wall mirror from New Works.
June 11, 2021
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.
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