The textile bed Makura interprets a new conception of domestic warmth, among rationality and sensuality. Suspended from the floor, Makura has a cozy and inviting shape thanks to the sinuous and wrapping headboard and to the presence of comfortable removable pillows.
The attention to details that characterizes Porro products is found in the smooth curve that connects the headboard with the structure. The covering of the structure can be realized in all the fabrics of our collection or in leather or eco-leather; the fabric and eco-leather covering are totally removable.
Visit the Website: http://www.porro.com
Taking on time and space on runners — Originally designed as a facelift for the SC 25, the SC 58 continues the tradition of simple, clear-cut design at Janua. The table is a true all-rounder, and is as practical as it is versatile, no matter it's intended use. Its brawny design also gives the SC 58 an undeniably athletic feel.
The JANUA brand has existed since 2005. Since then, our passion for the real thing has informed our actions. Our company philosophy is not bound by rules - it is based on values. JANUA furniture does not follow trends; its timelessness lifts it above the mediocre. The story of our craft business is one of success: Our collection is not available from every single retailer - but you certainly will find it at 300 of the top locations in Europe. In the past twelve years, we have continued to develop. Dynamically, but with a calm hand. We don’t have to convince you of our quality and sustainability ó our furniture speaks for us. We have done everything we can to ensure that our customers are not just satisfied but enthusiastic - and not just in the short term. Continuous growth, an ever-more comprehensive range and eye-catching innovations characterize the lively development of JANUA to the present day. This is due to over 50 employees and independent collaborators who go to great lengths with their boundless desire to make a fan of every customer.
Visit the Website: http://www.janua-moebel.com
These classic gilded iron side tables were made by Maison Baguès in France during the Interbellum.
Since its establishment in 1860, the Maison Baguès has been an emblem of French sophistication in luxury design. Maison Baguès’ luxurious pieces are prized for their craftsmanship, beauty and harmony.
These very nice side tables were hand assembled using traditional techniques.
The gilded iron bases are nicely shaped. The hand-cut silver mirrored glass table tops are inlaid with golden bunches of grapes. There are some spots due to age and natural wear. These side tables are in very good original condition.
Visit the Website: http://www.vintage-design-point.be
A casual two-seater in the denim style - Well worth a second glance: obviously somebody had a spare pair of jeans here and turned it into a spectacular sofa.
Nothing is more cool and casual than this sofa with its used jeans look. Lots of cushions and a premium stainless steel frame turn this sofa into a character-rich favourite piece of furniture for loafing and living. This is my style, this is how I live! And now it's time for a pillow fight.
Visit the Website: https://www.kare-design.com
The Hopper Combo is a popular choice for both gardens and workplaces. The two access points allow you to sit down far more elegantly than if you had to swing your legs over the bench. From now on you can opt to replace one or both benches with chairs. Go for a few Captain’s chairs to add huge amounts of comfort to your garden suite. Or should we say: your office suite?
Hopper Combo is available in four sizes, seating four, six, eight, or ten people. Choose galvanised steel legs for extreme durability, or powder-coated aluminium table legs for a more refined look.
Turn it into the perfect terrace set by adding Hopper Shade!
Visit the Website: https://www.extremis.com
Nada Debs, of Lebanese origin, was raised in Japan. She studied interior architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, starting her first company in the UK, designing and producing custom furniture.
After a 40 year hiatus, Nada Debs’ Levantine spirit brought her home to Beirut, where she discovered that designs for modern Middle Eastern furniture were non-existent. She then established her company East & East, where the brand fuses Eastern tradition and minimalism. Her multicultural approach attracted the attention of the design world. Today Nada operates from Beirut and is represented globally, delivering to the world.
The NADA DEBS mission is to celebrate Eastern craftsmanship through contemporary design. It is about reintroducing and reinterpreting local design by mixing Middle Eastern craft with Far Eastern sensibility, resulting in a fusion of East and East. New material versus traditional techniques result in innovative local craftsmanship with a strong design element. The quest for reviving and evolving our artistic heritage reflects the spirit of the ‘local in the global’ and the ‘global in the local’ otherwise dubbed as glocal. We like to bring awareness not only to the handmade, but also to the heartmade. It is the hand that makes what the heart creates. By emphasizing the spiritual importance of creating with one’s hands, the hand becomes a storyteller that guides us to preserve our narrative. With this in mind, we continue to push the boundaries of innovative craft.
Visit the Website: https://www.nadadebs.com
We have developed our signature Bokja language with our materials and we start a conversation with the way we use them. We mix the old with the new, the pretty with the ugly, the brocade with the jute. We are constantly gathering bits and pieces, making more bits and pieces and gathering them again and again and again...
We react to events happening around us and the world and interpret the stories in our own voice.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Beirut, our Bokja Showroom is located in Saifi Village's Quartier Des Arts, a recently restored historic neighborhood which has become a destination for art galleries and designers. We occupy the ground floor of a 1950's structure off a street historically known for its carpenters' workshops.
The conversation and humor we introduce in each of our designs has also been used to build the environment of our showroom. In true Bokja spirit, it is a story with many layers: it is our gallery, it is our garden, it is where our minds meet. Over the years, we have pioneered for many social and environmental related events, and they all take place here.
Visit the Website: http://www.bokjadesign.com
The conjunction of the being able to describe forms precisely thanks to the assistance of computers and having access to information driven machine tools has empowered a new kind of creatives.
Bridging between designers and craftsmen, a new generation who is more in control of their creation, as they have to organize informations to pilot the machines, and who are conscious of the manufacturing process and requirements are born: the makers. The maker movement is rising in the middleeast and this exhibition is the acknowledgment of this phenomenon.
In research of a fulfilling lifestyle more designers wannabees emerge and rely on the skill and experience of expensive craftsmen to complete and realize their designs. Their one-off limited editions of hardly producible; and therefore expensive designs find an output only in expensive galleries dedicated to a very wealthy audience and focus on gaining media’s attention. On the contrary, makers live deep in workshops in contact with the materials. They aim to reveal the true nature of materials and they know that the process from tools, steps and techniques is the way to do it.
If the association designer + craftsman produces interesting designs despite a few hick ups, it is interesting to follow what the makers will output. It’s way too easy to describe the maker by opposing it to the couple: designer + craftsman. In reality, the limits are more blurred. A good designer should have practiced all crafts if he/she wants to design properly. At a certain level of complexity like an architect, a designer has to be the one which orchestrates and watches over the concept. He cannot build by himself every part from every trade.
If the designer’s lack of know-how creates often unwanted difficulties to the craftsmen that pointlessly increases the production cost, it also sometimes creates interesting new objects. The continuity of presence and control of makers over the creation and manufacturing processes is giving to their design a greater integrity. Taking into account manufacturing processes from early stages of design allows for control over the production cost and the repeatability of the parts. That same way, the intimate relationship with the making as most makers own their computer driven machine tools, gives the makers another relationship to the process such as the ability to share the process and propose, on some designs, to have the user make the final assembly.
The journey of a maker from bits to atoms within one design is long. Matter and tools will sanction his/her errors harshly. But to have mastered, on his own, from idea to completion, with an awareness gained by the process, is a well deserved reward.
Would the integrated knowledge of manufacturing limit the maker’s imagination (because he early integrates fabrication constraints in his design process), or would he invent at both stages of concept and fabrication by creating new machines and processes? In this exhibition, representing the avantgarde maker movement in Lebanon, confirmed makers such as Karim Chaya, Guillaume Crédoz and Ahmad Khouja are joined by the younger scene: Kamal Aoun, Charbel Jreijini and Hadil Ankouny.
Visit the Website: http://www.beirutmakers.com
BERNHARD HOPFENGÄRTNER - Art and Design can contribute to a broader discourse in a way that is not accessible by purely analytical means.
I observe scientific concepts and ideas, current technical developments and cultural phenomena. My interest lies in the interdependencies of these fields and the spaces of possibility spanning between them.
My work is about designing in these spaces by creating tangible and more or less concrete artifacts: stories, videos and objects. By imagining the possible, the speculative, the non-existent (to quote an old industrial band: what is, is, what is not, is possible), Art and Design can contribute to a broader discourse in a way that is not accessible by purely analytical means.
I'm interested in Design as an interdisciplinary intermediary, placed in-between natural science, engineering, cultural and media theory and everyday-life. My work has been exhibited, among others, at the Wellcome Trust in London, the MoMA in New York and the National Museum of China in Beijing. Parallel to my own artistic and design practise, I have worked as a lecturer at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, at F-A-S-T, an interdisciplinary Art, Science and Technology Program, a cooperation of the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden with the Technical University Dresden and the Dresden University of Technology and Economics. Currently I teach at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. I live in Bonn.
Visit the Website: http://berndhopfengaertner.net
After studying industrial design, communication design and book art in Halle and Florence, Amelie worked for Studio Marije Vogelzang in the Netherlands. During her studies she developed a strong interest in design fiction and critical design. She has co-organized several events concerning internet culture and surveillance. She is interested in the potential of of the unfinished and in how fiction shapes reality. Amelie is currently teaching at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany.
Visit the Website: https://ameliegoldfuss.com
I am truly inspired by the world around me. New Orleans is my world and muse. I love its ancient oaks, its green bayous, its rich architecture and exotic culture. This has a lot to do with my sensibility to color and design. I love creating peaceful, comfortable interiors with a real sense of place and a hint of surprise. I love a collected home rather than one that looks “decorated.” I am very classical in my approach to design but tailor each home to my clients' specific needs. No two people, that I have met, have ever been the same. So why should their home look like someone else's? It is very personal to me and I want to provide my clients with the upmost in that experience.
I am very sensitive to color and use it carefully. I believe that it adds so much to the feeling that one gets in a home. Everyone reacts differently to each color. Selecting the right combination paint colors can be difficult for most people but I always find colors that are pleasing to my clients and make them feel “at home”. I am told over and over again from my clients that their home is “peaceful, warm and inviting.” That is my goal and I apply it well to traditional or contemporary interiors.
I also have been influenced by my many travels: Paris, Provence, Venice, Palm Beach, as well as my native Georgia. I love being near the water. I am quite sure that is one of the key reasons that I personally love shades of aqua, blue and green so much. I also love the colors of the Southern landscape. I tend to use those naturally in a seamless effort to bring the outside in.
Scale and proportion are so important in creating an elegant and comfortable interior. I have an excellent sense of style but pay particular attention to scale as well as every little detail. My clients and I have formed long lasting friendships and I treasure that more than anything else. It is, after all, such a personal business – this art of creating the perfect home.
I have always worked with only the best in their fields to help me execute my design plans: This includes my longtime relationships with my drapery and bedding seamstress, wall covering installers, painters, faux finishers and upholsterers. I love to custom design upholstery for my clients' precise needs and to custom design all of my own window treatments and bed coverings.
I have been designing lovely and graceful interiors since 1974, when I first began working in this field. I spent many years in Palm Beach, Coral Gables and Winter Park, Florida before finally settling in New Orleans where I have lived for the past 35 years. I have worked with many other wonderful interior designers for a number of years and have learned well from them. Everyone has different strengths and I have tried to look at them collectively and take the best of what each had to offer me. My whole life has been surrounded by beauty and all I wish to do is to share that knowledge and create beautiful spaces.
I have been fortunate over the many years to have garnered wonderful coverage in the media of both print and on television. My various projects have been featured nationally in such publications as House Beautiful, Southern Accents, House & Garden, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Louisiana Homes & Gardens, The Times Picayune, Artists and Art Galleries of the South, In-Style and others. I have also been featured on HGTV “Homes Across America” and in books on design and interiors: The Southern Cosmopolitan, New Orleans Style/Past & Present, Stealing Magnolias, Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans, Romantic Homes, The Wall Street Journal and others. I have also garnered many mentions on countless blogs discussing interior design, fashion, color and style.
I look forward to meeting you and hopefully working together with you to create something truly inspired.
Visit the Website: http://halwilliamson.com
New Orleans Week <> KHB INTERIORS - Award winning interior design firm creating customized and unique luxury interior design projects.
Experienced customization specialist at your service.
Principal designer Kelly Hopkins Brown is an expert in interior design and interior decorating and has strong skills and background in marrying the antique charm of New Orleans homes and furnishings with current and on-trend furniture and finishes.
Kelly has years of experience in interior design for busy professionals like physicians, surgeons, attorneys and business owners and other successful entrepreneurs who don't have the time to devote to the design of their homes, and also empty-nesters whose home is just not working for them any longer. As a customization specialist Kelly successfully meets the wants and needs of her clientele. The projects are meticulously and lavishly styled to meet each client's individual preferences.
For new construction projects, Kelly is an expert who advocates for her clients in a variety of ways from suggested uses of rooms and spaces along with builder and architect meetings to specify the client’s preferences for things like lighting, ceiling height, cabinetry finishes, and every other specific detail.
Get access to a strong network of resources and suppliers.
Working with KHB Interiors gives you access to their team of trade only vendors, suppliers, contractors, and other service providers. Kelly has develop strong relationships and continues with her design services to help client to maintain their luxury lifestyle.
A word from Kelly...
Each client is as different as their residences and their wants and needs are different as well. I feel their home should reflect that. I purposely avoid imposing a signature style or my favorite style upon my clients so from the entryway, to the finishes, to the light fixtures, to the sconces in the master bedroom, I purposely don't duplicate and use the same products. My commitment to customization begins from the very beginning of a design project and goes down to the very last detail.
Interior Design is a very personal business, and that's exactly why I love it! I've been getting personal with design, furniture, art etc. ever since I can remember. Rearranging furniture, designing window treatments and selecting furnishings. I say it's personal because you and your design professional spend a lot of time together, so it's best you find the perfect match for you - it's a personal choice and you want someone whom you enjoy!
Visit the Website: http://www.khbinteriors.com
After escaping my hometown, the hilly little civil war town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, I got a BFA in Metalsmithing and Painting from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. It was there I realized that I could basically do whatever the hell I wanted, from hopping freight trains to smiting enemies that dared to cross me. With this new attitude towards the world, I hopped some trains, smited some enemies and picked up an MFA with a focus on Metalsmithing from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. I taught metalsmithing for the 3 years while attending KU.
In 2003, the dirty South got her talons back into me. I settled 230 miles downriver from my hometown, Vicksburg, in New Orleans, and worked at Loyola University teaching basic design for 1 1/2 years.
Besides the melting and molding of metal, my other fields of interest include a fascination with ecology and the impact technology has on different cultures. These days I make ends meet fighting fires with the NOFD, selling home-made bio-diesel to famous athletes, and hawking my wares on this website (despite a physically visible aversion to computers and questionable keyboarding skills).
My wife, Jeanne, and I live in the seventh ward of New Orleans where we get to continuously tackle the challenges and frustrations of life in the post-diluvial crescent city, like having our dog eaten by an alligator. Though I guess that could’ve happened before the storm, too.
Visit the Website: http://rosslunz.com
For 18 years, New Orleans native, Katie Koch, has been designing and engineering beautiful, hand-sewn window treatments for a discerning clientele. From the simple and tailored to the lush and opulent, her imaginative drapery creations transcend trends and interpret her client’s individual aesthetics with a keen eye for detail.
Having sewn since childhood and worked in the retail end of fashion for several decades, Koch launched her eponymous business, Katie Koch Drapery, in 1997. She initially worked out of her home and later opened a workroom specializing in drapery, slipcovers, pillows, bedcoverings and upholstery. In 2008, she and her husband, Marc Levy, opened Oops, a consignment store dealing in designer furniture and home décor.
Over the past five years, Koch has expanded Katie Koch to include a design showroom with an extensive fabric library and a personally-curated inventory of vintage furniture with an emphasis on Mid-Century Modern pieces, many of which have a designer provenance. Both her shop, located near the Magazine Street shopping district, and her website, are destinations for the design trade and the consumer with an interest in sophisticated and fresh interior design directions.
In 2013, Katie Koch added a new line of classic, Billy Baldwin-inspired upholstered furniture and an urbane collection of snakeskin home-accessories imported from Europe and exclusively available to the New Orleans area at Katie Koch.
Learn more about Koch’s design services and view her expertly chosen compendium of vintage furnishings and complementary goods
Visit the Website: katiekochhome.com
About Rivers Spencer
Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi Rivers learned the elements of classic Southern design, which has served as her foundation in creating her own timeless style. After graduating from Ole Miss she ventured to the Nation’s Capital for a few years before making the decision to pursue a legal career. She unexpectedly found herself escaping from the stressful preparation of law school by teaching herself to faux finish antique furniture in her grandmother’s garage. Once she realized she had a passion for creating beautiful things, Rivers threw herself headlong into learning every aspect of the design industry.
About Interior Design
After traveling the country buying, as well as reading every design book she could get her hands on, she opened her first store in the famous design district on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Outgrowing her first space after only two years in business, Rivers took an icon of New Orleans architecture, the double shotgun, and transformed it into a jewel box showroom to give the feel of a beautifully curated home. Stepping into a home designed by Rivers is like stepping into both the past and present. You will see hints of 18th century walnut combined with white lacquer, gold leaf, and the patina of antiquity which create an interior that is both fresh and timeless. The finished product showcases Rivers’ style which will always be…Timeless, Elegant, Tailored, Fresh.
About the Collection
Rivers also designs a collection of elegantly appointed furniture, the ‘Rivers Spencer Collection,’ which is bench made and hand finished by artisans in the city of New Orleans. In her latest venture, Rivers has partnered with Tritter Feefer Home Collection, an American made furniture company based in Georgia, to create a new line of furniture, ‘Rivers Spencer for Tritter Feefer’, which debuted at High Point Market in Fall 2015. She now has a career she loves, and when she isn’t working with her clients, designing furniture for her collection, or traveling to source antiques, you will find her on the tennis court or at Audubon Park with her black lab, Zeus.
About the Store: 3909 Magazine Street
Rivers Spencer Interiors is 3000 square foot retail showroom located in the heart of the design district of Magazine Street – the premier shopping destination in New Orleans. Rivers converted a double shotgun into a elegantly designed showroom which is designed to make the customer feel as though they have entered a typical New Orleans home. The store features a great collection of local artists, antiques, curated vintage, modern pieces, and her own Rivers Spencer Collection that she currently designs and produces in the City of New Orleans. She is the exclusive dealer for Verellen, a handsomely tailored line of upholstery out of High Point, North Carolina, and also has the Magazine Street exclusive for Hickory Chair. The showroom features Visual Comfort lighting and Aerin accessories. While the showroom is fully outfitted, she emphasizes customization and is happy to help you create a piece to your specifications.
Visit the Website: https://riversspencer.com
New Orleans Week<> Shaun Smith Home - decor that respects the client's sensibility and exhibits our unmistakable polished Style.
Shaun Smith Home is a full service design firm, lifestyle brand and shopping destination on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA. Shaun, a 2015 Next Wave designer for House Beautiful magazine is known for a look that appears more collected than decorated, clean yet classic. His shop is an ever changing amalgamation of styles, objects, antiques, vintage finds and rare curiosities.
Visit the Website: http://shaunsmithhome.com
New Orleans Week<> Kathy Slater - furniture inspired by the rich culture and history of New Orleans.
Handcrafted and hand finished furniture designs inspired by the rich culture and history of New Orleans.
Visit our website for exciting classic and contemporary furniture designed by Kathy Slater. We offer custom sizing and finishes in most of the designs. Call or email with any questions, quotes, or additional photos.
“Kathy Slater's tables are beautifully crafted with iron bases and stone, mirror, or soft natural wood table tops. They evoke a classic New Orleans style that is graceful and timeless.”
Visit the Website: https://www.kathyslater.com
New Orleans Week<> Tara Shaw - Creating timeless design with European antiques and modern accessories.
Tara Shaw is an elegant and fearless designer. Her design principles stem from her firm belief that the interior design should be a reflection of the soul. Simple beauty can create an atmosphere of creativity which can shape the direction of our lives. Surrounding yourself with pieces you love and which hold artistic and historical meaning can be uniquely powerful. In her early life this New Orleans-based designer found her love for antiques through her maternal grandmother. Their special relationship forged a Tara’s discernible eye for fine European furnishings .
Known for her luxury European antiques and impressive interior stylings, Tara has experienced 20 years of success as an antique wholesaler. Her design philosophy has inspired countless exquisite interiors for members of the trade and fans alike. Her distinctive vision paired with her entrepreneurial spirit, challenged her to create her own line of antique reproduction and custom furniture, Maison, in 2007. Spending many years in Asia producing her line, Tara chose to return to the city she admires so much and continue her line of modern bespoke design using local artisans. New Orleans has always offer Tara inspiration. Influenced by the city’s historic architecture and European like sensibility, it has set the backdrop for her now famous portfolio.
Shaw’s signature style of anchoring a room with timeless Old World pieces mixed with her reproduction line, contemporary art and luxurious finishes opened the door for her to take on multiple celebrity design projects. Shaw has been featured on design television programs with HGTV and frequents the covers of international shelter magazines. Licensing with Restoration Hardware in 2013, Shaw maintains a prosperous career in product design and interior decorating. She continues to reside in Uptown New Orleans with her loving husband Robert Walsh and darling whippet child Brother Lucca.
Visit the Website: https://tarashaw.com
<>GERMANY WEEK<> FOLDART - FORMING AESTHETICALLY STUNNING FOLDINGS WITH THE USE OF COPPER, ALU, GOLD AND PAPER.
EVERY FOLDART IS A MASTERPIECE. DUE TO A TEAM OF PERFECTIONISTS AND CREATIVE MINDS WITH LIFEBLOOD AND PASSION. MAINLY MANUFACTURED BY HAND IN A UNIQUE WAY WITHOUT A SINGLE CUT AND WITHOUT BONDING. SUPPORTED BY THE FOLDART BASE, WHERE THE FOLDING IS ELABORATELY EMBEDDED BY HAND. WITH AN ENGRAVED NUMBER EACH DESIGN IS LIMITED TO ONLY 888 WORKS WORLDWIDE. TO FULLFIL THE HIGHEST DEMANDS OF THE MATERIAL AND TO ENTHUSE YOU, FOLDART OBJECTS ARE EXCLUSIVELY “MADE IN GERMANY”. EVEN THE SUPPLIERS ARE CAREFULLY CHOSEN DUE TO THE CLOSE ENVIRONMENT OF FOLDART.
Vies the Website: www.foldart.de
<> GERMANY WEEK<> FAVIUS - Naturalness and quality are combined to visual, technical and haptic perfection.
favius stands for pure materials, aesthetics and workmanship – made in Germany. The passion for timeless design beyond fast-moving fashions is mirrored in every piece of furniture and accessory. Christian Stoffel’s zeal for workmanlike manufacture and his sense of beauty led to the formation of his company favius in 2017. Its portfolio not only offers his own creations but is completed, with stylistic command, by objects of carefully selected designers.
Materials and manufacturing methods are chosen in a fashion to make the furniture and accessories of favius last for decades and to emphasize the sheer beauty of the materials chosen. Naturalness and quality are combined to visual, technical and haptic perfection. To buy favius furniture and accessories is a conscious decision against mass consumerism and for saving the environment. The puristic products are a daily pleasure to behold, deeply enrich one’s life and are a joy for generations.
The furniture and accessories are exclusively manufactured in small or medium sized firms in Germany, in close vicinity to Regensburg. They are produced in co-operation with hand-picked specialists of their respective crafts, whose experience in dealing with porcelain, glass and stone, in constant exchange with the designers concerning materials and their treatment, leads to unique products. The materials favius uses will raise your awareness for the finite nature of the earth’s resources. Wood, brass and leather are treated in a way to preserve their genuineness.
Visit the Website: http://favius.de
EFFI HOME COUTURE was founded by Eva Zimmerbeutel in 2015.
"In general, my development as a textile designer is based on German art education, refined by textile studies at the Dutch Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and work experience in companies located in Århus (Denmark) and Berlin. Now, I settled back in my home town, Remscheid, to work near the forest and in a creative community called ‘ins blaue’"
"The fascination for nature and landscape started very early. As a child I put leaves under the microscope and studied birds in the garden. I spent a lot of time outside and could keep myself busy in every part of nature. Today, I love running in the forest and take long walks at the sea. While sailing I enjoy the connection with natural elements. This does not only make me feel free and joyful but also gives me energy and stress relief. I figured that nature provides a basis for my physical and mental well-being. Besides, the flora and fauna always inspired me and the world’s natural environment is so rich of species, processes and functions that I never get bored of it. So I asked myself where this fascination is coming from: Why does nature have such an incredible effect on my creativity and well-being and is there proof for a positive impact on humans?
Actually there is and it’s called biophilia."
"With philosophical and scientific research on biophilia as well as own analysis, I developed a concept for biophilic textile design. This research provides a personal foundation for my design philosophy and product development, but also influences work processes and presentations."
Visit the Website: www.effi-homecouture.com
In the spirit of simplicity, we manufacture functional and industrially made products for everyday use. Our strength lies in the intelligent product development and the use of state-of-the-art materials and productiontechnologies. In the process, we synchronise our concept development with independent designers who bring in their own designs and ideas. Above all, we deliberate together on just what typifies a particular product. Through this dialogue our products truly come to life; they take on quintessential forms with clear colours and each bears the handwriting of its creator.
Authentics is a company of the Flötotto family. We are the fourth generation creating furniture and household furnishings. This means that you can count on the accustomed superior quality of our services and our products with every purchase you make.
Visit the Website: www.authentics.de
Sofia Souidi is a designer and researcher who lives and works in Berlin. She recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master in Design Products, after completing her Bachelor in Product Design at University of applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany.
Gradient, Pure Talents Contest 2017, Nominee
Lichtspiegel, COLED Wettbewerb 2012 - 10 best Products
2018/01 Gradient, IMM Cologne, Pure Talents, Cologne
2017/10, Malo, Warsaw Furniture Fair, Warsaw
2017/09, Malo, Maison et Objet, Paris
2017/07, Gradient/Malo, Royal College of Art, London
2016/02, Gradient, DAAD, Bonn
2014/10, Okzident&...., Applaus beste Abschlussarbeiten,Potsdam
2014/07, Okzident&Orient, Direktorenhaus, Berlin
2012/06, Juno, DMY Designfestival, Berlin
2012/05, Juno, Design Tage Brandenburg, Potsdam
Visit the Website: https://www.sofiasouidi.com
Natasha Baradaran is the founder and creative visionary behind Natasha Baradaran Interior Design.
Recently featured in W Magazine and Town & Country as part of a new guard of emerging interior designers, Baradaran is fast on the rise and working on projects worldwide. As a designer without creative limitations, Baradaran has grown into a full service design firm providing interior design, interior architecture, and furniture design for high-end residential and commercial environments.
Visit the Website: http://www.natashabaradaran.com
Chideh designs, a series of designs to preserve Iranian art. Persian history and culture is highly rich, it's design is similarly dynamic and vibrant. Chideh provides you with authentic Iranian furniture that has the right touch of sophistication, daring and playfulness.
Visit the Website: http://chidehdesign.com