Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978) is a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. In her formative years she created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists' group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. Her current work uses craft as a performative medium to generate dialogues about identity, culture and gender while creating community. This approach has helped Museums and non-profits in the United States and Mexico diversify their audiences by connecting marginalized communities through collaboration.
Aguiñiga is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of Crafts and Traditional Arts, a NALAC and Creative Capital 2016 Grant Awardee. She has been the subject of a cover article for American Craft Magazine and has been featured in PBS's Craft in America Series. Aguiñiga is the founder and director of AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an ongoing series of artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity in the US/Mexico border regions. AMBOS seeks to create a greater sense of interconnectedness while simultaneously documenting the border.
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PortsideCafé is a furniture store that aims to make a statement with it’s individual pieces, rather than taking over an entire space with one style.
Each of its handcrafted and handfinished pieces are a testament to PortsideCafé founder and designer Bobby Aggarwal’s idea of exquisite craftsmanship melded with novel design. The handstained leather, metal finishing, unique stitching and vibrant colours all come together to evoke an elegant & luxurious, yet strangely easygoing sense of boheme aesthetic.
The collections are inspired by everything from Clint Eastwood’s classic westerns, Agatha Christie’s mysterious characters and their luggage; to the pulsating sound of indian streets and iconic buildings.
Bobby Aggarwal quit a career in advertising, manufacturing and designing footwear and organising rock concerts in his younger days to crafting bigger, more exciting things – furniture. He named the brand after the port town of Mumbai, where he first worked with leather and combined it with the unfulfilled dream of owning his own café.
Bobby’s love for leather and all it’s natural marks and blemishes add individual character to each piece of furniture he makes. He prides himself on achieving that weathered, “brought down from the attic” look that he has so distinctly managed to encapsulate in all his pieces. The most distinct feature about Bobby’s design is that although “inspired, it can never be categorised as belonging to a certain style or period.” His sensibility shines through everything he designs, making almost everyone that walks into his shop smile.
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AND is a spatial concept, a volume that cuts through the air, creating emotional turbulence for those who get swept up in it. AND is the result of two people looking at each other out of the corner of their eye, a multiplication into the infinite that includes anyone who simply wants to be there. AND is the reflection of the DNA of a generation that has embraced co-existence while denying tyranny.
AND: it’s time for conjunction.
"Since 1966, I’ve responded to those who call me Fabio Novembre. Since 1992, I’ve responded to those who also call me “architect”. I cut out spaces in the vacuum by blowing air bubbles, and I make gifts of sharpened pins so as to insure I never put on airs. My lungs are imbued with the scent of places that I’ve breathed, and when I hyperventilate it’s only so I can remain in apnea for awhile. As though I were pollen, I let myself go with the wind, convinced I’m able to seduce everything that surrounds me. I want to breathe till I choke. I want to love till I die."
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Designed with rotating gears and revving with style, these high-performance lamps were made for the fast lane. Like changing gears in a car, the positions of the shades are changed manually by adjusting a lever. Gears inside the base lock into place with each adjustment of the shades.
The floor lamp extends dramatically forward to position its shade overhead, while the table lamps illuminate the surfaces around them. All three versions are crafted in aluminium and steel, giving the lamps crisp outlines and an industrial look. Coloured in matt black, the lamps provide a potent contrast to light-coloured backgrounds, or create a compelling focal point within any interior.
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“The Oru Series”: A collection of geometric furniture and decorative objects which take inspiration from origami forms. The name “Oru” originates from the Japanese words “To Fold”, and the idea behind the designs is to show that folding a flat, 2-dimensional sheet can create aesthetically appealing functional 3-dimensional forms. The products, with their faceted design looking like complex folds but with sophisticated simplicity, are a modern interpretation of an ancient form of art.
Aljoud Lootah is a multidisciplinary designer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with work exploring the realms of product design and personalised corporate gifts.
She established her studio with a keen interest in the idea of contrasts in form and function. She composes her creations by mixing traditional silhouettes & concepts with modern elements. Patterns, folds and geometric shapes are at the heart of her inspiration. Her creative drive comes from a passion for detail, aesthetics, and experimental approaches to materials and techniques.
As a product designer, she has been involved in projects that distinctly interprets the Emirati culture, traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.
Two products from her Oru Series (2015) were acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, making her the first Emirati designer to have her work acquired by an international gallery.
Along the way, Lootah continuously produces bespoke objects & collectible designs for government organisations and private companies, and has been involved in various retail and residential interior projects.
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Produced by Made a Mano srl – based on an idea and project of Emmanuel Babled, sold by http://bit.ly/Etnastone-table
The Etnastone collection is named after the Sicilian volcano, in reference to the traditional craftsmanship in lava stone and ceramics found in the town of Caltagirone. This is one more case where Emmanuel Babled testifies to his bond with pure techniques existing only in one place.
The tables are a union of pieces of lava colored with delicate enameling, with the volcanic texture generating a unique material.
The design concept of this low table consists in the assembly of elements like a puzzle. This particularity together with the fully handcrafted process makes for infinite customization possibilities. Produced with help from Made a Mano.
Emmanuel Babled was born in France in 1967 and graduated in Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design in Milan. He has been an invited professor and has developed workshops at Domus Academy in Milan and the Design Academy of Eindhoven.
He started his activity as a designer in Paris and moved to Milan in 1992, the city where he founded his own studio and worked for 18 years. Before settling in Lisbon in early 2016, he lived for five years in Amsterdam.
Since the start he has developed a wide range of unique pieces and limited editions in self-production and for prestigious manufacturers such as Venini, Baccarat, Rosenthal and Covo. These pieces are part of private and public collections around the world.
At the same time he has also designed industrial products, furniture and lighting. Clients include Baccarat, Rosenthal, Venini, Bulgari, Ittala, Dupont de Nemours, Fontana Arte, Oluce, I&I, Laurent Perrier, Waterford Crystal, Felice Rossi, Henge, Covo, Giannini, Idee Co Ltd, Marzoretti Ronchetti, Viceversa, Vistosi among many others.
Emmanuel Babled’s design approach is based on the idea that a good project is born through direct contact and physical presence in the territory of its production. Observing materials and techniques in their authentic surroundings, gaining a feeling for places and social conditions have become an important part of his work method. Territorial skills and the human factor are elements that determine the result.
He has been working with glass in Murano for many years, a long and successful collaboration. He works with marble in Carrara and carpets in north of India and Nepal and is continuing to explore different types of territorial skills.
Far from merely celebrating tradition, he is more interested in challenging traditional methods in order to obtain innovative and meaningful results. His work often combines a historical knowledge of the craft mixed with a computerised process and original composition.
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Today’s contract interiors have evolved; yet, certain forms never go out of style. Dia embodies classic geometric interplay, an archetypal triangle pattern built from welded rod that is both highly decorative and functional. Whether as a coffee or occasional table, Dia infuses its surroundings with sparkling personality.
In 1956, the Golden family launched Stylex to address opportunities they perceived for more refined seating. Their idea was not simply to be a better seating manufacturer, but also to understand better how seating is used and how it complements its surrounding environment.
Today, the company is owned and run by Bruce and John Golden. While much has changed over more than 50 years, the foundation and vision on which the company was built remains. Our goal is to apply our experience together with an enterprising, inventive spirit. There’s no ‘second string’ at Stylex, and everyone from our CEO to our receptionist works with customers, specifiers, and designers every day. That, in turn, lets us better understand and more rapidly refine the aesthetics, performance, value, and service that create truly engaging products.
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Introducing Kast Canvas; a series of 3 basins that celebrate the design possibilities of concrete through refined surface pattern. The expressive outer design of each basin enhances the tactile texture of concrete and accentuates the overall form.
Though relatively discreet in appearance, the subtle interaction between light and shadow offers a layer of textural interest and visual intrigue. With 2018’s interior spotlight on maximalism and an abundance of embellishment, the new Canvas range from Kast will be sure to make a joyful statement in a variety of bathroom settings!
Kast Concrete Basins.
Concrete is a unique material that combines the organic characteristics of natural stone with the ability to be cast into any shape. Using tints and precision blends of admixtures it can be manufactured with a vast spectrum of finishes. With striking and sophisticated forms, the Kast series of concrete hand-wash basins have been designed to make the most of these properties.
With a basin to suit every setting, the Kast range has customisable options for size, colour and style. Each basin is made to order at our factory in the UK, allowing you to tailor designs for a perfect match in your build. With our ability to produce bespoke items or larger runs, Kast basins are ideal for development projects as well as the domestic market.
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NOW CARPETS is a dynamic company, from Spain, dedicated to the manufacturing and distribution of carpets worldwide. Contemporary design, quality and efficient service define us.
International designers, all of them well known in their professional fields, give an added value to our carpets. With their cosmopolitan vision, they are able to transfer a contemporary style, warmth and comfort, to our products.
High quality in our products. We use first quality materials and we have a competent team and excellent craftsmen. We work in joint venture with our own looms in India, Nepal and China, so that the entire process is subject to tight quality control. Our collections are made using several processes as: hand tufted, hand knott, hand loom… with the purpose of satisfying the demands every customer.
Commitment. We take part of RUGMARK active program, ensuring non-involvement of child labour in any of the processes.
Personalized service. NOW CARPETS offers to architects, interior designers, decorators and other professionals, “CUSTOM CARPETS”, a service that gives the possibility of combining formats, designs and colors from our initial proposals or simply customizations for each project.
About Anna Muravina
As a professional designer I started working in 1998. My design -bureau ” Anna Muravina Studio” focuses on creating private and public interiors in Russia, Europe, USA.
Starting 2001 and within 5 following years I participated in a “Russian Mezonin Decor Week”-a yearly hold biggest Russian interior exhibition. Due to the annual ratings of the most influential interior periodicals such ” AD” and ” Elle decoration”, Anna Muravina Studio included in ” Top 10 Russian Interior Designers”. Since 2000 I have been teaching , lecturing and conducting trainings. In 2004 I was elected Executive Director of Association of Interior Designers and Decorators (ADDI) www.Rusdecor.ru
In 2015 my book ” Happy Interior Recipes” was published.
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The Ego designer kitchen is Abimis’s icon product. With Ego, designed by Alberto Torsello, Abimis defines a new concept of the designer kitchen by restyling cooking spaces and designing them with a contemporary twist. The Ego designer kitchen by Abimis constitutes pure design. Its rounded and elemental silhouettes lend the entire surrounding setting uniqueness and elegance.
THE EGO KITCHEN: PURE DESIGN
The uniqueness of the Ego line can be seen in the flush door fully integrated into the structure. The patented hinging pivot was designed specifically not to require any adjustment. The stainless steel worktop can be integrated or with separate top plate, always joint-free. In the Ego line, the kitchen can be produced with the orbitally polished finish, mirror finish, or painted in any colour, without any limitations to your colourful imagination.
Abimis favours movement: every task performed should be smooth, simple and consequential. Everything has a place, each component in its ideal position, devised to be immediately useful and usable, without wasting time, because all available time should be for cooking.
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