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Behind the scenes and in the spotlights at Moooi | Milan 2016

30 mei 2016

Behind the scenes

and in the spotlights

at Moooi

Milan 2016

 

Behind the scenes at Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes at Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

A few weeks after The Milan designweek 2016 it’s easier to see what was most impressive. The Moooi collection 2016 presentation was one of them.

At the via Savona 56 , Moooi transformed the space into a surprising and creative area. In the atrium, the furniture was installed in the dark with just spotlights on them. Like the Compression Sofa made out of marble by Paul Cocksedge. Or the Charleston Sofa, which looks like a Chesterfield sofa placed on the side. I loved the Floor lamp Filigree by Rick Tegelaar. Also the Anami Sofa by Lorenza Bozzoli, which was made out of beautiful deep blue velvet with degrade fringes. This sofa looks so tempting… If it wasn’t in the spotlights I think I could sit in it the whole day and just relax…

About the Marble Compression sofa:

‘I wasn’t thinking of designing a sofa,’ affirms Paul Cocksedge when talking about the Compression sofa. ‘I had a block of rectangular foam on my desk and I just pushed down one part and saw, almost in slow motion, this transformation, from an angular block to a curvaceous figure and thought, “it would be great if a person could sit there”. There were no sketches or technical drawings involved, instead we allowed the material itself to define the shape.’.

Behind the scenes, You could wander around several rooms, all with the new signature rugs and carpetings. Lot’s of colorful and artistic , ornaments and surreal designs. I can imagine some of you have to get used to this eye-catching floors, but I must say, It can make the room! Personally, I would love to combine these rugs with a more clean and empty  space.  But hey, that’s me. We all know that Moooi is about the theatrical design.

All the rooms were decorated as someone lived in it. This way you got an intimate warm and even a somewhat feminine feeling and a sense of home.

A lot of the designs were soft, and round shaped, with textured upholsteries like velvet and felt. Of course, the lighting objects were stunning, as Moooi always does. And the big oversized prints by photographer Rebecca Bathory were completing the setting.

Enjoy!!

More info at Moooi

Paul Cocksedge | Compression sofa | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Paul Cocksedge | Compression sofa | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Amami Sofa | Lorenza Bozzoli | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Amami Sofa | Lorenza Bozzoli | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Charleston Sofa | in the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Charleston Sofa | in the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Floor lighting | Filigree by Rick Tegelaar | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Floor lighting | Filigree by Rick Tegelaar | In the spotlight | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Perch Light | Umut Yamac |Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Perch Light | Umut Yamac |Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Textile | Texture | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Textile | Texture | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Textile | Texture | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Textile | Texture | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Perch Light | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Perch Light | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Lighting | Rug | Sofa | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Lighting | Rug | Sofa | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Lighting | Rug | Sofa | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Lighting | Rug | Sofa | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

 

Buro | workplace | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Buro | workplace | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Red Sofa | Rug | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Red Sofa | Rug | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Red Sofa | Rug | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Lighting | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Lighting | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Lighting | sofa | Carpet | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Lighting | sofa | Carpet | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

coffee table | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Coffee table | Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

Behind the scenes furniture setting | Moooi Milan Designweek 2016 by C-More

 

ACHTER DE SCHERMEN

EN IN DE SCHIJNWERPERS

BIJ MOOOI

MILAN 2016

Een paar weken na de Milan Designweek 2016 is het makkelijker om te zien wat het meest indrukwekkend was. De Moooi collectie 2016 presentatie was er een van.

Aan de via Savona 56, transformeerde Moooi de ruimte in een verrassende en creatieve omgeving. In het atrium, was het meubilair in het donker geïnstalleerd, met slechts de schijnwerpers op hen gericht. Zoals de Compression Sofa, gemaakt van marmer door ontwerper Paul Cocksedge. Of de Charleston Bank, die eruit ziet als een Chesterfield bank op zijn zij. En Prachtig, die vloerlamp Filigree ontworpen door Rick Tegelaar. Ook de Anami Sofa van Lorenza Bozzoli was bijzonder mooi, met het diepe blauw fluweel en  met degrade franjes. Deze bank ziet er zo verleidelijk uit … Als ie niet in de spotlights stond, was ik er graag de hele dag op gaan zitten om gewoon even relaxen in drukke Milaan …

Over de Marble Compression bank:

‘Ik dacht niet aan het ontwerpen van een bank,’ bevestigt Paul Cocksedge wanneer we spreken over de compressie bank. ‘Ik had een blok van rechthoekige schuim op mijn bureau en die heb ik gewoon naar beneden geduwd, en zag, bijna in slow motion, deze transformatie, van een hoekige blok naar een gewelfde figuur en dacht: “Het zou geweldig zijn als er een persoon in kan zitten”. Er waren geen schetsen of technische tekeningen bij betrokken, maar we lieten het materiaal zelf  de vorm definiëren. ‘.

Achter de schermen, kon je rond wandelen door verschillende kamers, allemaal met de nieuwe “Signature” tapijten en carpetings. Veel kleurrijke, artistieke, vol ornamenten en surrealistische ontwerpen. Ik kan me voorstellen dat sommigen van jullie even moeten wennen aan deze opvallende vloeren, maar ik moet zeggen, het kan de ruimte echt maken! Persoonlijk zou ik graag deze tapijten combineren met een strakke en lege ruimte. Maar hey, dat ben ik. We weten allemaal dat Moooi van de theatrale designs is.

Alle kamers zijn ingericht alsof er iemand woont. Op deze manier heeft de ruimte direct een intiem, warm en zelfs een ietwat vrouwelijk gevoel. En een gevoel van thuis.

Een groot deel van de ontwerpen waren zacht, met ronde vormen, met rijke bekledingen zoals fluweel en vilt. Natuurlijk, de verlichting ontwerpen waren prachtig, zoals Moooi dat altijd doet. En de grote oversized prints van fotograaf Rebecca Bathory waren de puntjes op de i van de setting.

Genieten!!

Meer info op Moooi

I don’t have a favourite color | Vitra |Book by Hella Jongerius

18 mei 2016

I don’t have a favourite color

a book by Hella Jongerius | Vitra

Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Wow. I don’t know where to start actually. I got this big chance to interview Hella Jongerius, Dutch designer and color specialist, at Casa Vitra during the Milan design week. She is my color hero. She does what I love…. Working with color, designing around color, testing and selecting color ranges… My dream job.

 

Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Ever since I was little I was drawn to color. But not just colored objects. Mostly paint color strips, or the color codes on the milk cartons and other prints. And of course colors in textiles. Again, not just the textile itself, but especially the yarns, the selvedges, the loose threads, the warp and wefts. I loved picking up the magnifying glass and study the clothes I was wearing… And still, to this day I love color arrangements. Just never had the courage to make it my profession. Although, I am an interior color specialist, and graduated on the subject color concepts and trends. So, I think you can imagine that getting the chance to talk to Hella Jongerius was one of my wishes.

Detail of stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Detail of stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

The evening of the Casa Vitra opening, I received the very exclusive book ” I don’t have a favorite colour” by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. It is beautiful. And: She signed it for me!

In the book, Hella tells about her passion for color and textiles. Although, textiles was something she was determined not to study, when she started at the design school in 1988. Crazy how things turn around, isn’t it. The books shows how she experiments and selects the colors for Vitra.

 

Color wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Color wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

One of the first designs she did for Vitra is the Polder Sofa. It’s one of my favorite Sofas. In this design, the concept of color is dominating, being inspired by the Dutch Polder landscape, which mainly consist of rectangle surfaces in a wide range of greens. Beautiful concept.

For Vitra Hella divided the colors into 4 main groups: The Reds, the Greens, the Lights and the Darks. During the Milan design week, Vitra launched the new book at Casa Vitra and at that unique location the interview with Hella Jongerious took place. It was a double interview with journalist Eline Haentjens from Belgium.

Enjoy!

 

Color Wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Color Wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Can you tell something about the new book: “I don’t have a favorite color”

For over 10 years, I’ve been working with color for Vitra. After these 10 years of research, we figured it would be great to combine all this work in a book. I’m not working as a stylist with color, but more as an author, a color-designer, and color-researcher. Besides working for Vitra, where my work is mostly functional, I also do my own color research. For instance, the black metal oxides project for glazings for vases and a study about daylight and color. That knowledge has always been mixed with the work for Vitra. My first project and design for Vitra was the Polder Sofa. This collaboration has developed and became a long-term commitment in which we build the line of colors and materials for Vitra.

 

Color Wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Color Wheel | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Color is obviously very important to you. Which position takes color in the design process?

That depends on the product I’m designing or working on. In textiles such as upholsteries, color is the last thing you do. But if you start with weaving research, or if you making small samples to study a particular structure, you always do this in black and white. Just look at the small samples we have here at the Casa Vitra exhibition here in Milan. In these black and white testing samples, you can quickly see what percentage of one color and of the other color is best and what the effect will be before you actually color the textiles. Color is something that is always in my mind while I’m designing, but you do not color the actual design in this stage. The final color collection is only composed at the very end of the process when all tests are done. It’s way too expensive to do everything in color when you are still in the sample stage. And even at the end of the line, there is still a lot of testing in color. Like in colors for plastics for chairs or for carpets. Even then, you can come to the conclusion that a certain color does not work well on a design, or does not get through testing. Then you have to start all over again. If you pull out an, for say orange color, then the connection in the total color-line is no longer a match. In a way, color is interwoven into the design process, but it’s also something you need to do later, because otherwise the process is too expensive, it is just not efficient.

 

Stitched letters on canvas  | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Elaborating on what you are saying: besides the new Vitra developments and designs, many designs are “classic designs’. You also develop the renewal of colors for these classic designs. How do you handle that? You have to deal with the originals, your own and Vitra’s vision and the current “Zeitgeist”.

I will first look in the archives: what has been done in the past, what has the designer done, what was his vision. And of course, we have a nice Vitra museum where all the archives are. I make a study of the design and the original colors, we talk to relatives of the designer if possible and research it’s heritage. Then I make a suggestion. Surely it is an interpretation of mine of the design, with my statement and sign on it. I don’t believe in objectivity. I’m not “matching” the new colors with what used to be the originals. My own handwriting will be in it. I very much believe in that: The new color line only gets a high quality with this new handwriting. And I do this purely on intuition.

 

Stitched letters on canvas  | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

How do you choose color: that is purely intuitive, or based on history, theory or research? Or is it a mix? Or does everything seize together?

Yes, that’s it. It all seizes together: research, a lot of testing, color viewings, but also intuition.

You are, in my perception, not working with trend colors. Is that right?

That is right. I always wonder what good trend colors are. It’s about the context: where are the colors used? What kind of materials? Is it for a chair or for a wall? In my work, I determine the specific colors for a certain item, which is quite different than predicting colors for a large group so that all materials can be woven. So trend colors are not something I’m concerned with.

 

Stitched letters on canvas  | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Are there certain elements that people can recognize: that’s a piece by Hella Jongerius?

That’s more something for someone else to say … I can not see how others see my handwriting in color. It is a certain conviction. I have made a certain color structure within Vitra : The reds, the Greens, the Lights and the Darks. Those four groups I use as an organizational structure, but within these groups, all colors are represented. I also think I’m designing the colors for a particular spectrum of design. For furniture, fabrics and carpets. Not all for Vitra, but also for other companies. I do not design colors for clothing or walls. It’s just a piece of the puzzle which I work with.

 

Color samples and stitched letters on canvas  | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Color samples and stitched letters on canvas | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 


Is there a particular philosophy or is it all quite intuitive?

It’s all focused on the subject. From there an ideals group of colors is developed. A design always has a surface or needs upholstery. And sometimes if you see the actual color and fabric on a chair, it can still happen that it does not work at all: In that case, the color must be replaced. So, I cannot judge or say, “ This is a particular Jongerius series”.

 

Fabric and color samples | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Fabric and color samples | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

In addition to your color work, you are also working on designs. What is a good design in your opinion?

I think it’s a good design when it touches more than “just a new thing”. When it’s “beyond the new” and “beyond the object”. Like “pushing the envelope”. And that the design has deeper layers, multiple layers within itself. If it touches something in a context, in the world, for the profession, for certain materials. Just creating a new thing, is not good enough …

 

The Reds, The Greens, The Lights and The Darks|  Color| Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

The Reds, The Greens, The Lights and The Darks| Color| Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

That shows in your work. The deeper layers make it special.

Yes…. A bigger story than the thing it self.

Is there a design in the Vitra collection that stands out at that level?

On a product level, it’s very difficult to choose one design. I still find it very difficult. I’m not a huge furniture fan. I have to relate with it design-wise, but it’s “just a chair” … I am not actually drawn to it. I think for me the process is far more important. For example, I could not style and furnish a showroom, like Casa Vitra. That’s not my job. My home is also not decorated like a home of a stylist. But when I look around here at the showroom, find it very beautiful. [Show Casa Vitra Milan 2016]

 


Color and textile samples | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

Color and textile samples | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Is there something you want to tell the young designers and students, at the (design) academies?

Well, it’s just very difficult for them I think. What can you as a designer contribute in a world where everything already exists? You can only do that by answering bigger questions on an abstract level. There are now added new disciplines in design land, such as food design. But the everyday things, we all live with, and in the industry, in the ordinary and core business of design, there is still a lot to do. Very few designers go work in the industry, which is also very difficult. I often have young people with me in the studio. But I speak a whole other language then they do. The knowledge “gap” is so big. And the industry is perhaps less sexy to work in. When you’re young, you can do start-ups, you can do a lot along the edges of design. But if you want to work in the industry, that’s is a whole different discipline and not so sexy, but it’s a very important industry.

 

I don't have a favourite colour | Book | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

I don’t have a favourite colour | Book | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

 

Time is up… Other journalists are waiting and we have to finish. Can’t believe the interview is over yet. I had so much more to ask. Luckily there is the book, filled with beautiful pictures and more personal stories about Vitra, Hella Jongerius, design and color… It will be my color bible..!

Thanks Hella, Vitra and Eline. Hope we meet again soon.

 

I don't have a favourite colour | Book | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

I don’t have a favourite colour | Book | Casa Vitra Milan 2016 | Expo colors by Hella Jongerius | by C-More

In goods we will trust | Trendreport by Judith Pelrgom

6 mei 2016

“In goods we will trust”

Trendreport by Judith Pelrgom

In goods we will trust Trendreport by J Pelgrom

In goods we will trust | Trendreport by J Pelgrom | Pictures by: vlisco.com, Moroso (furniture fashion), panoramio.com, lynneknowlton.com, loadedtrunk.com, loveafricanfashion.com, couleurlocale.eu, apartmenttherapy.com, enversdudecor.com

Guest blog post by Judith Pelgrom.

There are important changes in our demands for products. We want them to be honest and trustful. Due to a general distrust, we are asking ourselves sincere questions about the products we are buying: Is it sustainable ? What about child labour ? The rights of the workers? The materials ?

Big warehouses are collapsing, probably one of the reasons is a big increase of online shopping. Our streetscape is changing, what will happen with all these empty buildings ? Start-ups, small businesses, handmade and crafts, where you can sit and have a drink and a chat, maybe see the product being made right in front of you. Sometimes we prefer to buy one good thing and pay a little more instead of 10 bad cheaper things. And maybe we can use all these empty buildings for housing for students and refugees, maybe they will have their own start-ups, with their local crafts.

Handicraft and honesty, natural products, recycled for example denim and restoring of clothes, but also embroidering, knitting and crochet are back. Like the beautiful embroidering from Eastern Europe end South America or handmade baskets from Africa. The color green gives us the feeling of nature and the authenticity of nature in all its sources. And we want green around us, plants inside and outside our habitat.

 

African Design

And then there is Africa, a big continent where a lot is happening, but we don’t hear so much about it. We can see African influences in our clothes and interior, like Vlisco and Moroso. For designers and creators, there are a lot of interesting developments. For example a cooperation between a western government institutions and companies. Design Network Africa, DNA, is financed by the Danish government, developed and coordinated by the Danish Centre for Culture, an independent institute. This project joins known designers from East, West and South Africa, whom are selected on originality, identity and product. This programme consists from cooperation and the support for local problems and mentoring, also learning new production systems, which has again a positive influence on other local entrepreneurs, who get inspired and learn from their expertise. The designers are supported by Danish creators and designers, Source is the organisation and also coordinates the import and export, of all products that are traded over the whole world.

Pictures on 1st collage by: vlisco.com, Moroso (furniture fashion), panoramio.comlynneknowlton.comloadedtrunk.comloveafricanfashion.comcouleurlocale.euapartmenttherapy.comenversdudecor.co.

Pictures on 2st collage by:  Design Network Africa DNA www.designnetworkafrica.org

Thanks Judith, for this wonderful insight in what moves us now and in the future! I love the African craftsmanship and design. You can find Judith at her blog Studio Orenda  Facebook  or at Pinterest 

Enjoy! Iris

In goods we will trust | trend report by J Pelgrom | Design Network Africa DNA www.designnetworkafrica.org

In goods we will trust | trendreport by J Pelgrom | Design Network Africa DNA www.designnetworkafrica.org

“Wij willen vertrouwen kunnen hebben in onze producten “

Trendreport by Judith Pelrgom

Gastblogpost door Judith Pelgrom.

Op dit moment zijn er belangrijke verschuivingen in de eisen voor onze produkten aan de hand. We willen steeds meer eerlijke producten, ontstaan uit een algemeen wantrouwen, gaan we ons steeds meer vragen stellen bij het kopen van een product, is het duurzaam ? Is het met kinderarbeid gemaakt ? Hoe staat het met de rechten van de arbeiders ? De materialen ?

Maar ook doordat de grote warenhuizen het niet meer redden, zoals V&D en Perry Sport, en door de grote groei van on line inkopen. Hierdoor is het straatbeeld al aan het veranderen. Er komen mooie kleine ondernemingen voor in de plaats, met handwerk en ambachten, eenmansbedrijven, waar je het product als het ware gemaakt ziet worden, waar duurzaamheid en milieu belangrijk zijn. In de winkel, ga je een belevenis door, misschien drink je er iets en heb je een goed gesprek. Sommigen kopen liever 1 keer iets moois en misschien duurder, dan dat we 10 x bij dat onbetrouwbare warenhuis. En al die grote winkel panden, zeker wel geschikt voor woningen, voor studenten of vluchtelingen, die weer hun ambachten uit hun land kunnen gaan uitvoeren.

Handwerk en eerlijkheid, natuurlijke producten, recycle van onder andere jeans, herstellen van je kleding, zodat het langer mee kan, maar ook borduren, breien en haken zijn helemaal terug. Zoals borduurwerk uit Oost Europa en Zuid Amerika en handgemaakte manden uit Afrika. Maar ook de kleur groen, want groen is de natuur en is dus echt en eerlijk. We willen steeds meer groen om ons heen, thuis maar ook buiten in onze leefomgeving, we willen de echtheid van de natuur en de eerlijkheid van voedsel en materialen.

Afrkaans design

En dan Afrika, enorm continent waar heel veel gebeurd, maar waar we niet veel over horen. Langzaam aan zien we Afrikaanse invloeden, in onze kleding en interieur, zoals mooi geweven manden en de Vlisco kleuren en stoffen, maar ook Moroso, heeft lokaal meubels laten maken.  Voor de designers en ontwerpers zijn er veel hele interessante ontwikkelingen, bijvoorbeeld samenwerking tussen bedrijven en westerse overheidsinstellingen. Een voorbeeld daarvan is de Design Network Africa (DNA), zij worden gefinancieerd door de Deense overheid. Ontwikkelt en gecoordineerd door de Deense Centrum voor Cultuur en Ontwikkeling. Een onafhankelijk instituut, wat valt onder de Deense ministerie van buitenlandse zaken.

Dit project brengt bekende designers uit Oost, West en Zuid Afrika bijmekaar, die geselecteerd zijn op hun orginaliteit, identiteit en product. Het programma bestaat onder andere uit samenwerking en het ondersteunen bij lokale problematiek, mentoring en het gebruik van nieuwe productie systemen. Wat een effect heeft op andere lokale ondernemers, die geinspireerd worden en van hun expertise leren.Ze worden ondersteund door Deense ontwerpers en designers. Source is de organisatie die de in en export coordineert, op wereld niveau worden de produkten verhandelt.

Pictures on 1st collage by: vlisco.com, Moroso (furniture fashion), panoramio.comlynneknowlton.comloadedtrunk.comloveafricanfashion.comcouleurlocale.euapartmenttherapy.comenversdudecor.co.

Pictures on 2st collage by: Design Network Africa DNA  www.designnetworkafrica.org

Dank je Judith voor deze mooie kijk op nu en de toekomst. Ik vind het afrikaanse vakmanschap en design prachtig! Je kun Judith vinden op haar blog Studio Orenda  op  Facebook  of via  Pinterest

Geniet! Iris

GiveAway | workplace and storage love | String System + String works

1 mei 2016

New GiveAway

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Black + White

workplace and storage love

String System + String works

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Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Last January I was invited to the IMM cologne fair to visit the STRING booth and see all the new items. And I can tell you, I loved it! String surprised us with a total black wall system presentation, which I found stunningly beautiful!  What a statement and what a style choice!

This system would be perfect for my new workspace that I share with some other creatives, in the Honig Complex  |  Smeltkroes in my hometown Nijmegen NL. Combines with the String Works desk and cabinets, this is my dream workplace!

String system is not new to me and I’m a big fan of the concept. This storage system is totally adjustable to your needs and styling wishes! The String systems works with wall and floor panels, shelves, cabinets and a desk. With these elements, you can design and build your own storage wall for your home or workplace, bedroom and now also bathroom! String has added a new material: The String Plex , suitable for wet and dampy area’s like the bathroom. Very good looking!

GiveAway

And…. Drum rolls : I have a surprise for you! This time, I have a very nice GiveAway : a String Plex pocket set containing 2 clear perspex wall system elements and 3 black shelves!

If you like to win the GiveAway, then:

Good Luck!!

More info: String

•Enjoy!!•

 

 

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

 

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | String Kitchen | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | String Kitchen | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

 

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | String bathroom | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

Black + White workplace and storage love | String bathroom | Imm cologne 2016 String System + String works | © by C-more

NIEUWE GIVEAWAY

scroll ↓ voor de giveaway

Zwart + Wit

WERKPLEK EN OPBERG LIEFDE

STRING SYSTEM + STRING WORK

 

Afgelopen januari was ik uitgenodigd om tijdens de IMM Keulen  design beurs de STRING boot te bezoeken en alle nieuwe items te bekijken. En ik kan je zeggen, ik vond het geweldig! String verraste ons met een totaal zwarte wandsysteem presentatie, Ik vond het waanzinnig mooi! Wat een statement en wat een stijl keuze!

Dit String systeem zou perfect zijn voor mijn nieuwe werkruimte, die ik deel met een aantal andere creatieven, in het Honig Complex  | De  Smeltkroes in mijn woonplaats Nijmegen NL. Samen met de String Works bureau en kasten, dit is mijn droom werkplek!

String systeem is niet nieuw voor mij en ik ben een grote fan van het concept. Dit opslagsysteem is volledig aan te passen aan jouw indeling en styling wensen! Het String systemen werkt met wand- en vloerdelen, planken, kasten en een bureau. Met deze elementen ontwerpen en bouw je zelf eigen wandkast, opbergprek en werkplek voor huis of werkruimte, slaapkamer en nu ook voor de badkamer! String heeft een nieuw materiaal toegevoegd The String Plex , geschikt voor natte en vochtige ruimtes, zoals de badkamer. Ziet erg goed uit!

GiveAway

En…. Drum rolls: Ik heb een verrassing voor je! Deze keer heb ik een heel leuke GiveAway: een String Plex pocket set met 2 heldere perspex wandsysteem elementen en 3 zwarte legplanken!

Als je wilt meedoen en deze GiveAway wilt winnen dan:

Succes!!

Meer info over String kun je hier vinden.

•Geniet!!•

 

Thanks to all C-More interior blog Pinterest followers !

7 maart 2016

Thank you Pinterest Followers!!!

I’m so happy that I reached the 20K + followers

You made my day!

See you soon on Pinterest.

Or ….if you like you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook, or by newsletter.

And if you like my style and would like to work with me, that’s also possible.

More info below.

 

 

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Would you like to work with me?

Interior design:

• If you are looking for an interior designer: Don’t look any further!  Since you like my style, I can design an interior for you, which makes you really happy! Just contact me and we talk about your plans.

Design your own interior

•Would you like to design your own interior? Then join one of my classes. I teach interior design for homeowners.  You can join a full corse or a workshop. Contact me for more info.

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DANK  JE PINTEREST VOLGERS !!!

 

Ik ben super blij met de 20K + volgers op Pinterest! Dit maakt mijn dag helemaal top!

Zie je snel weer op Pinterest .

Of … .als je wilt kun je ook volg mij op Instagram en Facebook , of via de nieuwsbrief.

Als mijn stijl jou aanspreekt en je wilt graag met mij werken, is dat ook mogelijk.

Meer informatie hieronder.

 

 

 

 

 

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Interieur ontwerp:

• Als je op zoek bent naar een interieur ontwerper: Kijk niet verder! Omdat mijn stijl jou aanspreekt, kan ik een interieur voor jou ontwerpen waar je blij van wordt! Neem contact met mij op. We praten over jouw plannen en ik doe je een ontwerpvoorstel dat bij jou en je huis of kantoor past.

 

Ontwerp je eigen interieur:

• Wil je liever je eigen interieur ontwerpen? Doe dan mee met een van mijn lessen. Ik geef les interieur onwterp lessen voor huiseigenaren. Je kunt deelnemen aan een volledige cursus of een losse workshop.  Neem contact op voor meer info.

 

Merken

• Merken kunnen ook met mij samen werken met mij op mijn blog.  Neem contact op voor meer info.

 

 

•Geniet!•

XO Iris | C-More

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