Our source of inspiration this week is F.Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic The Great Gatsby, we look at the set design from the cinematic adaptation of the famous novel. Talented Set Designer Catherine Martin was tasked with designing the glamorous 1920’s sets to depict the roaring 1920’s…
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We look at the huge 3D printing trend that is improving the cost, speed and projected time lines of several Interior Design projects, from fashion, jewellery and interior to large-scale architectural projects. Take a look at our top 3d printed design projects…
Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) is the Danish architect who mastered the interpretation of international functionalism. His architecture includes a considerable number of epoch defining buildings in Denmark, Germany and Great Britain. He is also perhaps more famous for his iconic furniture designs, such as the ‘Egg chair’.
In 1930 he established his own design office and worked independently as an architect, interior, furniture designer, textile and ceramics designer. A major source of inspiration stemmed from the bent plywood designs of Charles and Ray Eames. He was also influenced by the Italian design historian Ernesto Rogers, who had proclaimed that the design of every element was equally important “from the spoon to the city” which harmonised well with his own ideals.
The “Ant” from 1952 became the starting point of his world fame as a furniture designer and became the first of a number of lightweight chairs with seat and back made from one piece of moulded wood. Model “3107” from 1955 is often merely called “The Number Seven Chair”. “3107” has become the most important success in Danish furniture history, with over five million manufactured.
During the 1960´s Arne Jacobsen turned his focus to using classic forms such as the circle, cylinder, triangle, and cubus. Both the stainless steel tableware set “Cylinda-Line” and the “AJ” lamp series reflect this.
All Arne Jacobsen´s designs have become international design classics and are used in modern interiors throughout the world.
- ICONIC Chairs and Lounges… (islaandbella.com)
- Series 7 Chair by ARNE JACOBSEN for Fritz Hansen EXTRAVAGANZA (chictip.com)
- cherished chairs (lucygracesmom.wordpress.com)
- Furniture Trends, Interior Design and More….The Modern Look (otmdesignsremodeling.wordpress.com)
Good afternoon All! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
I’d just like to thank everyone who has supported The Design Hub and taken the time to read my posts. Sadly however, this is my final post as I will be stepping down as Site Editor from today.
When I first set up this blog I never expected it to become so successful and attract such a fantastic readership base. I’ve grown along The Design Hub and thoroughly enjoyed writing all kinds of posts on Interior Design, as well interviewing designers, shooting videos and generally having a brilliant time!
Do not despair, this does not mean the end of The Design Hub, someone else will step into my shoes and carry it on. If you have come to love my waffle and want to follow me on my design journey, I have created an independent blog Couch Design News, for you to get your teeth into.
I’d like to thank the National Design Academy for giving me the freedom to blog my heart out and support everything that I have done.
Thank you once again.
Thank you to all who entered the Grand Designs Live Birmingham competition, we had a fantastic response but sadly only 5 pairs of tickets to give away.
So here are the lucky winners!
Alison Galsworthy from Buckinghamshire
Rose Cooke from Leicestershire
Anthony Hughes from Huddersfield
Sally Keys from Worksop
Chris Roberts from Manchester.Image: Grand Designs Live
This years Decorex event was again spectacular. Set in the grounds of the picturesque Royal Chelsea Hospital and housing some of the globe’s most exquisite interiors, luxury fabric stalls and future trend setters.
The marquee was bustling with designers, suppliers and business folk perusing each stand for something to take their fancy.
One area that certainly took the biscuit was the entrance. Designed by legendary British Interior Designer Nicky Haslam, the space was made to resemble a serene underwater bedroom and study.
Dainty 3D flowers lined the walls, silver silk and velvet fabrics draped over the bed which was set inside a giant oyster shell, positioned in between two large statues. The floors were scattered with sea shells and a vintage film was projected behind the desk accompanied by soft Jazz music.
As a Decorex Blogger runner up, I was invited by Decorex to be involved in a special tweet-up gathering at the event where I met fellow bloggers from the design world and those involved in Blogtour2011 who had travelled over from America.
Just before the tweet-up was about to start, all the bloggers had the rare opportunity to meet Nicky Haslam himself in the Press Room and engage in a short question and answer session.
He sat with everyone for around half an hour sharing his experiences, design tips and advice. The group were hooked and I could see the severe disappointment in their faces when the time came for him to go. But not before a few pictures of course!
Then it was up and onwards to the tweet-up which was a huge success. It was fantastic to converse with other bloggers and be able to exchange tips and experiences. Although, I did have an embarrassing moment when I was asked what my “Twitter handle” was and I replied with, “sorry what’s that?”. So, I’m not as techi savvy as I thought, but on the upside I’ve learned a number of new tricks and terms from the bloggers across the pond. Thank you guys!
Among the top designs of the day for me, were a collection of stunning circle lights made by French company Le Deun Luminaires. The thin handmade lights are made from energy efficient LED’s which last for over 800,000 hours and don’t get hot whilst turned on. Believe me I tested them!
Another great find I know will be popular with the boys, is Billiard Room Ltd. They had two rather exciting tables on show at the event. One which looked like it had been beamed down from space, with it’s hollow centre, sleek white outer shell and bright orange felt lining. The other, lay on top of a metal grille base with neon blue lights fitted underneath and a steel brushed border along the table top. I hear footballers running!
There are of course many more exciting designs that I’d love to include but would simply spoil it for those who will be trotting along later this week. And for those keen bloggers out there look out for Decor8’s Holly Becker today, she’ll be giving a seminar called “Blogging your way for Designers”, I’m deeply upset that I can’t make it to see her but if anyone can fill me in please
Laura told The Design Hub, “they were clearly impressed with my work and we had a conversation about future opportunities. A while after the show they asked for some examples of work to figure out which projects they would like to work with me on and then came back to me with a brief to submit some initial ideas. They really liked my artwork and so I secured this amazing project!”
In between getting ready for the début of his new show “Empty Homes” , filming the next two series of “Restoration Man” and launching his new business George Clarke + Partners, he managed to squeeze half an hour out of his day today to speak to The Design Hub’s Editor and PR Executive for the National Design Academy, Kellie Hill!
Discover George’s top tips and advice when re-vamping your home, his golden rules for life and what qualities he looks for in an interview. Continue reading
“Design it yourself” is now easier than ever with the revolutionary ipad app that is iro. This clever little program helps people to find that perfect colour scheme.
“Iro” means colour in Japanese and the app stays true to the fundamental rules of colour but allows you to experience an infinite number of creative possibilities.
The coolest thing about iro is that you can import a picture into your iPad and use the colours from your memories to create a colour scheme!