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Wednesday
Jun232010

Home 07 :: i29 Architects

I spotted this home on MocoLoco and then again on Dezeen, but I had to share it here because it's SO FREAKING RAD.  Home 07 is a new single-family apartment in Amsterdam designed by i29, a Dutch interior architecture firm.

My favorite thing about this space is the laser-cut holes in the kitchen and throughout the rest of the apartment.  I love how they open up the interior, making it feel larger while providing visual interest in an otherwise extremely minimal space.

The use of Konstantin Grcic's Chair One in the dining area is spot on, too.  (Blu Dot's Real Good Chair would have functioned well in this space also, providing a nice pop of color.  Though the airy quality of the Chair One definitely echoes the design of the walls to a T.)

Speaking of color, that is my only complaint about this space.  The minimal white/black/pine wood motif provides for striking photos, but I feel that in order to make this space livable, it definitely needs some color.  I'm thinking a few of Jaime Gili's over-sized paintings would do the trick.  What do you think?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on Home 07.  Holes: yay or nay?  Too minimal?  If you're in favor of more color, how would you implement it into this space?

See more: www.i29.nl

More pics after the jump!

[Images via: MocoLoco]

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Wednesday
Apr072010

HALE :: Industrial Design

Have you ever seen powder-coated aluminum look so good?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  Though a young firm, HALE already has an impressive collection of minimalist furniture and accessories.  I love the Tidal Shelf, but at $550 a pop, I don't know how feasible it would be to create even a minor shelving system.  Wouldn't that look so good, though?  A few scattered along the length of a wall?  Sigh.

About:

HALE, an industrial design company founded by Jonathan Nesci in 2006, is a part-design, part-production firm based dually in Chicago, IL and Scottsburg, IN.

HALE uses a direct, intimate approach in securing quality, detailed, decorative art and fine furniture products from craftsmen in fields beyond the furnishing markets. In many cases, the designs are formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing and production processes.

Check out all the HALE products here.   If you're interested in throwing down some serious cash, you can purchase any of the pictured items here.

Monday
Apr052010

Heavy Guy Chandelier :: MVOS

LOVE the absolute simplicity of this chandelier by Dutch designer MVOS.

About:

The weight of five, naked globes are held suspended in air, individually supported by thin, steel rods. The wires themselves combine form and function by redefining the beautifully curved lines of the traditional chandelier. A classic look with a clean, contemporary edge.

Heavy Guy Chandelier XL: $240