May 4, 2016

ATELIER by Fritz Hansen | Scandinavian Design

Last year the showroom of Danish brand Fritz Hansen was one of my personal and many other visitors favourite during Milan Design week, have a look at it here if you missed it |Fritz Hansen apartment by Cristine Rudolph| This year Fritz Hansen showed their collection in the new showroom at piazza Simpliciano, a beautiful little square opposite the old showroom. With an installation made out of wooden blocks and their iconic chairs you just couldn't miss it.

'Atelier', a small 
exhibition in the basement of the new showroom shows all kind of material in an atelier like setting together with different Fritz Hansen design pieces. During the Salone Fritz Hansen launched 'Objects', a new accessories line designed by Danish and international designers. Each of the items in the Objects collection has a story of its own, the mirror is not really a mirror, the vase is designed to pay tribute to the whole flower, not just the head, and the Shaker inspired trays are crafted with exactly the same materials and attention to detail as the Ant chair and the Series 7 chair. Click here for more info and pictures about the new line.

pictures ©Mie Sandfeld
May 2, 2016

NORM Architects for Ex.t

I didn't get the chance to go see the new collection by Norm Architects for Italian Ex.t in Milan as I had to make some real choices on my last day, a day that was more or less dedicated to all the exhibitions that were a bit further from where we stayed and out of Brera where we hung out a lot. I found some great pictures though to show you the second collection Norm Architects designed for Ex.t featuring the 'Frame' Console and a DayBed. 

I love this kind of design that I would best describe as soft industrial. The use of the small metal tubes remind me of the table I have at home and really like see it here | New pictures from my home | Norm Architects have always adored cool and unpretentious bathroom consoles featuring brass pipes and a metal basin with a slab of marble which was their inspiration to design this minimalist version of a structural wall mounted bathroom console system. 

Daybed 'Rest'
As bathrooms tend to become bigger and more like leisure rooms, Norm Architects wanted to create other types of furniture for this ‘new’ space that could be used in the bathroom and beyond, like chairs a pouf and a daybed. 

Norm Architects: "Working as architects we constantly have been asked to specify products for the bathroom, both in private houses and in commercial interiors. Over the past years there has been an increasing focus on the bathroom as a personal living space.

They have become bigger and people want to use them not only for hygiene matters. This feeling started with luxury hotels where bathrooms are often included in the bedroom, featuring a decorative continuum with the rest of the furnishing and the architecture. We really believe that there is a need in the market for this kind of products, thus the collaboration with Ex.t, which addresses this market directly, it’s the perfect match"

pictures via Ex.t
April 29, 2016

BOFFI Studio | Store opening Rotterdam

When in Milan for the Salone and Milan Design week, Boffi Solferino is always on my 'must visit' list and this year was no exception, I always enjoy wandering through the huge building, watching the beautiful products and styling Boffi is known for. Back in the Netherlands I was invited to attend the opening of a brand new Boffi Studio last week, and it was great to see the Boffi concept coming alive in the new store, at the Rotterdam Blaak district.

A great afternoon in the company of Boffi CEO Roberto Gavazzi, and interior designer Dis Abhelakh and Italian architect Daniele Germone founders of Dis Studio and owners of Boffi Studio Amsterdam and Rotterdam. At Boffi Rotterdam the collection is presented in different kitchen, bathroom and wardrobe areas with the same visual impact we know from the Milan store. It is also the first store in the Netherlands where the latest collection of 'De Padova', the Italian brand Boffi is collaborating with since late 2015, is presented.

The corner above with the Universal shelving System is just one of the many I loved, with De Padova's interiors and Boffi's quality kitchens, wardrobe and bathrooms the store offers a complete lifestyle concept, and 
I got really inspired by the use of different materials, colours and styling and already found some things I will try to bring into my own home, more about that soon. Find Boffi Studio Rotterdam at Blaak 6A, Rotterdam.

Photography by Vosgesparis | Pictures 3/4/7/10 via Boffi 
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Written in collaboration with Boffi & Dis Studio