May 22, 2017

A new modular storage system for your home by Dutch Functionals

The first time I came across Functionals was at a Dutch interiors fair where they presented their Lloyd tables and benches, ever since I have been following the brand and digging through my folders I came across some pictures I made at Dutch Design week where they presented their new collection. In a former post I showed you the beautiful Miller chair  by Functionals and how I use it at home, have a look at the post here: Functionals| Miller chair 

They expanded their collection by introducing a new storage system 'Ossa', designed by German design duo Geckeler Michels. Ossa has a Berlin vibe and is actually named after a street in Berlin, hometown of the designers. The duo got inspired by cardboard moving boxes, that can easily be folded and stacked. Modules are made of steel and come in different colours, on the side you can see a cut-out referring to the moving boxes, which make the module easy to carry around and create different combinations. 

There are no tools necessary to stack one module on top of another, giving you the freedom to frequently change your cupboard and create new combinations. I think it is great to be able to make a low cabinet against the wall for example and a few months later a bookcase or a freestanding room divider or block to showcase your collection of treasured objects.






New accessories
As seen in the detail shot above which I made at Dutch design week and in the picture below, the system will soon be expanded with accessories from felt, leather and wood, these will not only add an acoustic value but will also give you the possibility to personalize the modules even more.


I thought the combination above with the dark module and cognac leather looked really beautiful. Use 'Ossa' at home or like in the last picture at your office or workspace and create different cabinets depending on your needs.



pictures by vosgesparis // functionals

May 19, 2017

Shield by Wieki Somers for Kinnasand

Although Milan Design week is over, it is never to late to show beautiful design collaborations. For Salone del Mobile 2017 Kinnasand invited award-winning Dutch design duo Studio Wieki Somers to create a special installation 'SHIELD' and of course we went to have a look at the Kinnasand flagship showroom. Wieki Somers created a mobile made from textile shields inspired by Kinnasand's latest collection ConstructureStretched within various circular and square frames, the textiles float as kite-like shields beneath the ceiling or are placed on the floor as lamps.  

I especially loved the panels made out of semi-transparent textiles with embroidered patterns and movable wooden strips. SHIELD allows the light coming through the different layers creating ever-changing patterns of illumination. Allowing the user to decide the needed level of transparency by the number of wooden strips, the panels can be used as window screens or placed as room dividers. Available in four different designs, SHIELD will be sold in a limited edition. A video about the process of making SHIELD can be found at the end of this post.





Pictures © vosgesparis.com // video by Kinnasand
May 17, 2017

Bazar Noir | Handcrafted and hard-to-find goods in Berlin

Located in the heart of Kreuzberg between Bergmannstrasse and Viktoriapark Bazar Noir offers handcrafted and hard-to-find goods from local and international brands and designers. I came across the store after reading Dutch label Wdstck will be available in Germany exclusively through Bazar Noir. I my former post I showed you the House of Wdstck, have a look at it in case you missed it.

May 15, 2017

House of Wdstck | New showroom and workspace

Honoured to give you the first impression of the 'House of Wdstck', the new workspace and showroom by Dutch label Wdstck in Amsterdam. Last year I visited their showroom in the woods of Naarden, have a look here: A Limited series of burned by WDSTCK | Gallery visit and recently they moved to this beautiful building in the North of town, where separated by huge steel doors both workspace and showroom are located. Partners of Wdstck can use the 'House of Wdstck' as an extension of their own showroom, which is especially interesting for interior architects and retailers with a relatively small retail space.

Wdstck offers a range of multidisciplinary objects that each tell a personal story. Objects travel... trough boutiques, art-fairs, conceptstores and museums until it finds a way to its future owner. In the showroom stacks of wood are waiting to be handpicked and become the next Altar table, a table made out of steel and wood. On one of the last pictures you can see one of them including the Memento chair, which you might recognize from my own home.  

Both are designed by Jesse Sanderson who's work can be recognized by its natural forms, uneven textures and subtle shades of color. In 
2017 WDSTCK will launch a new table with unpolished bronze and pressed bamboo and a reproduction of a Kodak factory chair from the 20's. This summer the terrace will be transformed into a real Wdstck area with acacia tribes and in collaboration with Chiel Kuijldesigner of the Floating Divan, a bridge over the water towards the Ceuvel will be created.



Pictures ©vosgesparis.com
May 12, 2017

A new table at home | Pols potten

I really should pop in more often at Pols Potten, like I did the other week. Wandering through the store I came across this small and unique table by pols potten studio, and I immediately fell in love with the shiny look and colour. It is a one of a kind sample model which is not gonna go in production, meaning there is only one or maybe a few more only. Of course I did realized I fell for a metal table again and there is a bit to much of metal in my home already.... never the less I don't care and brought it home where it is adding a matte light touch to the living.

I love small changes to the room and most off the time one new addition makes me change other things, like in this case, changing the square Ay Illuminate lamp in the living for the round one which was in the bedroom. There is so much to see at Pols Potten every time I visit and I could 
completely refurbish my home  with the many amazing furniture and accessories that can be find in the store. In case you are looking for something metal and shiny like this table, there are different small and bigger models to choose from at the Amsterdam store or online






pictures © vosgesparis // product pictures © pols potten
May 10, 2017

Plinth | Marble cubes by Norm architects for MENU


Yet another great addition by Norm architects to the MENU furniture collection. I first came across the marble coffee tables when visiting Menu at last years Salone del Mobile where Bjarne gave me a small tour along the collection and we talked about the prototype of the coffee table shown at the stand.

Great to see them have taken in production, I am a fan of these kind of tables that can be used everywhere at home and especially a few smaller pieces together for displaying objects or books. Plinth comes in three different sizes and two different colours.  






pictures via Norm Architects // MENU
May 8, 2017

Natural materials, craft & plants | Milan design week


I got a few Milan posts left for you, last week I showed some pictures made at the IKEA festival, and I thought it was a good idea to finish today with these two light rooms filled with lots of greens and different furniture in natural colours. Just before leaving for Milan I visited the Dutch launch of the Stockholm 2017 Collection presented at a houseboat at the countryside, if you follow me on Instagram I am sure you got a good impression through my stories.

In Milan I recognized lots of items from the new Stockholm collection beautiful integrated in the rooms and if, like me, you are looking for natural materials to soften up your home, the new cabinet and coffee table in the comfortable lounge area would be a great alternative. I also really loved the long bench made out of kitchen element with the new Askersund doors, something I am thinking of for my own 6 meter wall although the new modules as seen at the De Padova are one of my options as well.












pictures ©vosgesparis

These pictures were made during Milan design week 2017, find all my posts on the blog under 'Milan design week' and have a look at this Milan design week Pinterest album