iida and Alessi are collaborating to release distinctive phones designed with three world renowned designers, namely, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola, and Stefano Giovannoni. The idea behind this project was to ‘help you feel wonder each time you use a mobile phone, to enable you to anticipate unprecedented ways of communicating, to give you the power to realize a lifestyle of freedom, liberated from preconceived notions, finding ways to embody the freshest ideas and never failing to stimulate your sensibility—this is the essence of iida’s mission.’ The project was revealed during DESIGNTIDE 2010, Tokyo held from October 30,2010 till November 3, 2010.
A legend of Italian design, cultivated and elegant, with an extrovert Spanish temperament. This is the secret to Patricia Urquiola’s success. A designer who has given new meaning to living, classic and informal, intimate and versatile.
The entire interior of the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is the work of Patricia Urquiola who is renowned for her gleeful, often multifunctional pieces for companies such as B&B Italia , Moroso, Molteni &C, Alessi, Kettal, Emu, and many others.
“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent Van Gogh
It is Outdoor season in many countries now such as those in the gulf, in order to help you decide and check out what’s hip and what’s new, I put up photos of some of the most beautiful outdoor furniture and pieces from various brands. Some have just been released and others have become icons in the recent past. With the wave hitting the outdoor furniture designs, it is not surprising that most brands are collaborating with some of the world’s most talented designers to release signature pieces. Some of the designers have done outdoor pieces for more than one brands and have found success in all. Continue reading “A Selection from the Outdoor’s Finest”