Animate your home with fun design elements
We are fortunate to be introduced to those especially talented designers who raise the bar for all of our everyday living requirements, such as tables, chairs, lights and accessories. One or two select additions ramp up the energy and character in any room. Take Alessi’s famed kettle, designed by Michael Graves, with the bird on its spout that sings when the water boils. Its sleek lines became a timeless icon in contemporary kitchens.
Britain’s gifted textile designer Tricia Guild has fashioned an extraordinary array of fabrics and wallcoverings that layer furnishings and walls with uniquely devised colors and patterns. The Eames chair, made of molded plywood and leather, not only deserves a place of honor in well-appointed living rooms, but sits among the best in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Always on the lookout, I was excited to discover a wildly imaginative collection of furniture, lighting, wallpaper and design accessories at RADform. RADform explains that they hand-pick items from around the world that tell a story from a distinct point of view. The unique design language is portrayed using high quality materials and construction.
From the “mobilier de compagnie” collection, designer Benoit Convers has created a zoomorphic group of tables and storage shelves that function on two distinct levels. The practical bit is evident, with surfaces on which to layer items of interest. But the overall images are clearly taken to an animated level, where birds and beasts are invited into the domestic scene. Shown here is Convers’ Enlightened Ostrich Console, called Diva Lucia.
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