Posted on May 2, 2011
Two decades ago made its way into Munich with own design studio. Today Konstantin Grcic is one of the most respected designers and an emblem of the "simple" but "minimalist".
From MV Experiences have been stressing a whole generation of young designers who dare to forms and materials that amaze with new or reuse certain elements. In the latter case, let us use as an example the Campana brothers and chair made with dolls .
But aside from the "ultimate" also we have been highlighting the work of industrial designers and consolidated. Konstantin Grcic is one of them. This 45-year German opened his own studio for 20 workshop in Munich and has since been gaining competitive positions in the market for new design talent.
In his work, sometimes branded as "minimalist", he prefers to call "simplistic" while respecting the rigorous forms and delves into the use of non-traditional materials.
From his vast output, highlight the Lamp "Mayday", the chairs of the series "Myto" (constructed of recycled plastic reinforced with fiberglass) and, of course, this armchair inspired by a toy ball.
In recent years, many Grcic creations have traveled to various exhibitions in Zurich, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, Rotterdam and Istanbul.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Posted on February 23, 2011
Lives and works in Milan for over two decades and their creations do not go unnoticed in the international design events. Here, three of his most praised: a rack, lamp and the library "Ptolemy".
Here is another of the great names of the famous Italian design we do not want to mention in MV Experiences: Bruno Rainaldi. Owner and a solid resume business as (passed by the likes of Blum, Sintesi, MDF and Ciatti A Tavola) and academic ( Since 2002 he is professor of the Academy of Brera), Rainaldi stands out for its practicality and colorful.
The first thing to point out is certainly your library Ptolemy, who in 2004 won the design prize "Compasso D'Oro ADI". Consisting of metal parts together in a "U", this original book shelf can raise from 72 centimeters to 2, 15 meters. Win by detail to place books horizontally without losing space. On the contrary, it is designed to withstand a good amount of material.
With a stylish and fun, the second to highlight of Rainaldi are these racks with 18 small mirrors and chrome finishes. Is rotating and to those who think that the reflexes "are too" is the option of 6 mirrors.
Finally, we have chosen to share what we think is another great success of this Italian master, the Lamp "Anastacha" brand Terzani. It is, as you can see, a very successful suspension lamp plexus glass, available in colors black and transparent.
Inspired and with the advantage of being combined in a multitude of spaces, these three objects Rainaldi ratify talent and, in turn, encourage us to look for ideas to acclimate harmoniously and creatively.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Posted on February 2, 2011
Quirky, thoughtful or original details. Umbrellas and ceased to be just a minor supplement and now made a place in the world of luxury goods.
It is usually an object that we have in mind. But, of course, the day the sky is leaden we remember him.
The big names of luxury and glamor fans, however, do have this to umbrellas. And some brands offer original models, luxurious and practical. Today these three proposed approach Burberry, Senz and Billionaire.
The first is the collection of Burberry Store Winter 2010/2011. In white, black and anthracite gray, is a relatively simple design and perhaps most advantageous is that the firm and thought all the possible combinations. So, women can opt for jackets, raincoats, scarves 100% cashmere and even rain boots slip.
The second proposal is for Senz firm , specializing in the field. Its unique asymmetrical shape is not a mere occurrence. Follows a very practical approach, and that is, if the umbrella is longer than half back, is better suited to our gait and is more efficient when it comes to shelter from the rain and wind. In addition, the handle is extendable.
Finally, the third proposal is the most exclusive, and surely also the most "bizarre". It is the work of Italian designer Angelo Galasso and as a good luxury item that price, only available on request from any moderate figure of $ 50,000.
In this exotic crocodile umbrella (incidentally, not for environmentalists) would get in the store Billionaire Couture London.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
Posted on January 16, 2011
Chandeliers, lamps, shelves and original objects can become practical and Frederik Roijé hand, a young Dutch designer playing with more traditional forms.
Through various exponents of the current design ( Emir Rifat , the Campana brothers and Ron Arad , for example), we have been showing in MV proposals truly original experiences when choosing furniture and decide the setting of a house or apartment.
Today we choose to emphasize the Dutch Frederic Roijé (32), formed in the Eindhoven Design Academy and author of some objects, without being extravagant or exotic, have a subtle twist.
So, for example, created "Storylines", this e stante irregular where we can put our books at home playing with the idea of the height and proportions. The passion for crossing and crisscrossing lines also looks at the chandeliers.
Another success of Roijé are lamps "Spineless" whose random process, says designer determines that no two are alike. Manipulating the density of the porcelain is made, achieves these artifacts that appear emulate radiant tulips and more "creeping".