January 16, 2017

An 80s style industrial warehouse

What an amazing space I found through the blog of my friend Allan of Bungalow5 who is using this home as one of the main inspirations for the new home he is about to move in. The space and high ceiling also remind me a of the home of Paola Navone in Milan, which is an amazing industrial home. The existing 80s style warehouse furniture selection and joinery design was designed by Australian interior studio We are Huntly.

Photography: Brooke Holm | Creative Direction: Marsha Golemac
January 13, 2017

Styling van Joost | Bend the norm

Christmas holidays are definitely over, all work is done and I am ready to go to Cologne to style and present my booth next week. Being in January I can't help to also think about my next trip to Milan together with two friends. We are looking at apartments at the moment and can't wait to go back to Milan. I love travelling to Northern countries but Italy is part of my life and always feels like coming home.

This picture Wendy of BeeldSteil and I made some months ago for Dutch vtwonen Blogazine 
inspired on our stay in Milan early 2016, I showed most pictures earlier in this post: A table setting and Milan favourites for vtwonen For the shoot we used the work of designers we met in Milan and on the picture above you see lamp 'Roest' by 'Van Joost' for Karven above my kitchen table. The black and white picture on the wall is from an old door photographed somewhere in Milan by Wendy. 

During our stay in Milan we came across a number of Dutch designers including Joost van Veldhuizen. Next to his lights, including the one above, he exhibited a series of tables with names like 'Last supper' and 'Altar', an almost religious collection. Joost knows how to translate the strict Calvinist ideals and standards of his youth to designs that bend this standard. 'Bend the norm 'is his slogan. 

This year he will also release a complete furniture collection for the Salvation Army called '50|50 Wood' find a sneak peek below, more of Joost's work can be found here 

Pictures: 1 photography Wen van Woudenburg | Styling vosgesparis 
2-4 via Van Joost 
January 11, 2017

New STRING Furniture Collection

Being a lover of Scandinavian design there are always a few brands not to miss when they show their new collection. This week I received these beautiful pictures of the new String collection. For this years collection Designers Anna von Schewen and Björn Dahlström have designed metal shelves and a series of functional accessories for the String®+ range. 

New is also a bowl shelf in felt, and a cabinet with sliding doors in depth of 20 cm and a 50 cm high wall panel. And if you are into colours, you will find three new ones in the String® pocket range: Sand, Burgundy and Mustard.

I am pretty sure that if you visit any of the upcoming design fairs you will be able to see the all the new additions. I'll visit String next week at IMM (Hall 3.2 Stand E044) If youviti String at IMM too, you are really close to my booth as well (Passage 2-3 Stand P003) come in and say hi!

As a reader of Vosgesparis you can buy a ticket for a reduced price when using 
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Photographer: Marcus Lawett | Styling: Lotta Agaton | AD: Magnus Ingerstedt