I don’t like the word ‘design’. It’s too imposing and doesn’t reflect the timelessness of my creations. The creative process is a big part of my life.
askarchitects was founded in 2006 by Aexandra Stratou and Stella konstantinidis. The two had worked together as foundining members of D.A.ST. arteam to create Desert Breath, a land art work in the desert of Egypt. They both studied architecture in different time periods at the Architectural Association in London.
Here on Delood we're delving into the imagination of Italian graphic designer and architect Federico Babina, who has created a number of series depicting elements of popular culture as architecture. His Archist series, where he has created buildings in the manner of various iconic artists, is particularly brilliant.
Photographed by Rokas Rach and styled Christopher Preston is Kris Van Asche’s SS/14 collection he called ‘Cognac Sport’. ‘Cognac’, because of the ‘elegant males’ it brings to mind. ‘Sport’ because of the colour green that brings to mind certain ‘all-time sneaker-classics’
By taking simple everyday objects such as bowls and serving trays the design reinterprets them in a more contemporary form by morphing them together to create a sculptural piece. The shape was inspired by organic, free flowing forms such as sand dunes. The two concave sections are in different sizes to hold aperitif snacks, hors d’oesurves or fresh fruit.
More Air Than Not — Knoll Bertoia Outdoors.
Harry Bertoia's filigree chairs in steel wire lattice are, in the designer's own words, "mainly made of air." Suitable for outdoor use, they will bring a sculptural, ethereal beauty to the outside spaces of your home.
TÊTE DE BOIS design brand was launched in 2013 with the concept of the first and unique design wooden headwear, entirely made in Italy. The creator Andrea Deppieri, venetian architect and designer, creative director of Newton & Son, his multisciplinary design studio, expanded the concept to create TÊTE DE BOIS BASKET & CENTREPIECE COLLECTIONS.
Marta Grossi has her Banana for Breakfast. Marta customizes her banana during the night and she has her banana for breakfast the day after. ‘This is a temporary space and love to prove that inspiration is everywhere.’
The Moooi team travels to Milan with a treasure chest full of surprises gathered from all around the five continents and beyond. They won’t find peace until they have shown the public how furnishing a living quarter with clever details and tasteful pieces of furniture brings beauty and value inside our homes and to our lives.
This year TOILETPAPER – with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari at the streering wheel - came into the project as a privileged partner. On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2014, TOILETPAPER created for Gufram a capsule collection, an iconoclastic task at the limits of the grotesque, able to challenge the certainties of a one of a kind company.