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March 2, 2021

A hanging bookshelf | New design by Imperfetto lab

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In between hills filled with cherry and olive trees, cultivated plains and piles of recyclable steel and iron, Verter Turroni and Emanuela Ravelli live and work together with their three children creating the most beautiful and unexpected design projects.

While Emanuela is the voice of a vivid and silent work and connects Imperfettolab with the other and with the rest of the world, respecting its nature and identity. Verter is busy in the laboratory. "The playful spirit is entrusted to our children. They are the ones who test our works, certify their durability, functionality and enjoyment. We believe it is their expression, after all, that validates and makes our work universal" Says Emanuelle. 

I wrote about the brand before and today I love to show you two of their new 2020 designs: The Aspis an oval or round shape hanging bookshelf in fibreglas and the Koneo vases as pictured in these images. 
 

bookshelf

In between hills filled with cherry and olive trees, cultivated plains and piles of recyclable steel and iron, Verter Turroni and Emanuela Ravelli live and work together with their three children creating the most beautiful and unexpected design projects.  While Emanuela is the voice of a vivid and silent work and connects Imperfettolab with the other and with the rest of the world, respecting its nature and identity. Verter is busy in the laboratory. "The playful spirit is entrusted to our children. They are the ones who test our works, certify their durability, functionality and enjoyment. We believe it is their expression, after all, that validates and makes our work universal" Says Emanuelle.   I wrote about the brand before and today I love to show you two of their new 2020 designs: The Aspis an oval or round shape hanging bookshelf in fibreglas and the Koneo vases as pictured in these images.
hanging bookshelf | New design by Imperfetto lab

hanging bookshelf | New design by Imperfetto lab

hanging bookshelf | New design by Imperfetto lab

hanging bookshelf | New design by Imperfetto lab

Images via Imperfettolab
February 25, 2021

Galerie Philia presents 40 international designers in New York

Let's go to New York and have a look at an exhibition presented by Galerie Philia! An exceptional exhibition of art and design at Walker Tower, the iconic 1929 Art Deco building in the heart of Manhattan, and running from 15 February until 30 June 2021. Located at 212 West 18th Street in Chelsea, the exhibition space is set within Ralph Walker’s architectural masterpiece and consists of an elegant two-floor loft-style apartment, providing the perfect backdrop for the gallery’s outstanding collection of works.

The Walker Tower project is part of a programme of global temporary exhibitions developed by the gallery to present the best of 21st century European design across a variety of prime locations. I am sure if you read the list of participants, you will recognize several names mentioned and written on the blog about.

Think of Rick Owensmy favourite Norwegian artist living in New York Fino Prydz, Belgian Arno de Clercq, Dutch Mae Engelgeer and Italian architect and designer Pietro Franceschini, who in a tightly curated scenography delivered by the gallery collaborated on the exhibition that showcases over 70 works by 40 international designers, all of whom are represented by Galerie Philia.  

Thank you Pietro Franceschini for sending me the pictures.  


Minimal doesn’t necessarily mean  reductive

“The main objective is to create a dialogue between the different pieces in a set up that reflects Galerie Philia’s style. In terms of colour palette, black, white and brass set the vibe of the main rooms. Primitive shapes and hand-crafted materials bring out an ethereal character that is consistent throughout the whole apartment. Our goal is to show that minimal doesn’t necessarily mean reductive. Can you imagine this exhibition is totally up my alley!  


February 22, 2021

A new look for my electric fireplace | Dimplex Spring update

A new look for my electric fireplace | Dimplex Spring update

No need to tell you how much I enjoyed my electric fire place over the last months and seeing the many questions and dm's I received on social media you loved my diy project in the living as much as I do. For those wondering what kind of fireplace I installed, there is some more info further in this post. With a week of heavy snowfall and all frozen and white outside, the illusion of fire and the coziness the Dimplex flames made of pure water vapour and LED light gave, was even more how I imagined this little fire point to function. 

Holland at its best.... a few days later we went from winter to Spring temperatures and I couldn't be happier. Time to work out the idea I had for Spring and change the look of the Dimplex optymist cassette. The Cassette originally comes with a flat black metal plate, as an extra I got the Log set, which is available as an accessory and can be placed instead. The metal plate precisely fits the cassette, whilst the log fire is slightly larger, something to remember and measure when you make a custom made wooden casing like I did, have a look here: An electric fire lace for my home

For Spring I want to give the fireplace a lighter and Summerly look and repainted the top of the wooden box I made in the same colour as the bench and wall. I changed the wooden log for the metal plate and covered it in white pebbles I ordered online. I was actually looking for flat river pebbles and a slightly even more minimal look, but they are hard to find now all stores are closed. For now I love the result and especially the versatility of the Dimplex Optimist cassette. I still have a few other ideas on how to integrate it at home and will of course keep you posted.  

A new look for my electric fireplace | Dimplex Spring update


Dimplex Optimyst Cassette 500

Dimplex is a leading producer of attractive electric fires, and has many unique designs to its name. Although Dimplex fireplaces are electric, they offer more by creating the illusion of a life-like fire: from a fascinating flame effect, glowing logs and the crackling sounds of wood to little sparks that seem to fly. In my Instagram highlight I posted a few stories where you can see and hear it in full action. 

The Dimplex Optimyst Cassette 500 I chose, produces flames made of pure water vapour and LED light. This model does not give of heat, and you can even touch the flames while creating that cozy feeling including the sound of a real fire, you can also switch of the sound in order to just enjoy the flames. 

Suitable for installation projects and designed to fit into a custom-made frame or fireplace. All it needs is fresh air to circulate which is needed in order to produce the flame effect. The Cassette has an easy-fill water tank, again have a look at my stories, that offers around 8-10 hours of continuous operation before refilling is required. Visit Dimplex for more info and many other fireplaces. 

Written in collaboration with Dimplex 
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