The Blackbox sidetable is an incredibly simple piece of furniture design by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Design for the Danish firm JENSENplus, and was originally created to join the Blackbox modular bench as part of a collection. The base on the sidetable is designed so it touches the base on the bench and thereby gives the perfect position and balance. Available in Corian and wood, all edges of the sidetable have been cut off at the inside of the table to create a lighter design and at the same time adding clear detail and decoration. Simple, elegant, functional. Just that. What more do you need?
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New York City based designer Alvin Aronson has created this beautiful and unique digital wall clock. Measuring (h)500 x (w)1000 x (d)100 mm, the D/A Clock is made from DuPont Corian and steel mechanics. Aronson explains: The mechanised segments of this digital clock slowly protrude from the surface to reveal the current time. When a segment retracts, it disappears seamlessly into the face of the clock. The slowly transitioning segments lend the clock a physical dimension as well as a fluid animated quality, resulting in an object that exists somewhere between the analogue and digital realms. Although I am personally more fond of analogue clocks, this is a wonderful design with seamless transitions, which I think would have a real presence in an office, for example.
Napoli based industrial designer and architect Alessandro Di Prisco recently created SILK. A one meter square table made of Corian. The versatility of Corian allows it to be thermoformed and shaped in organic shapes like the SILK table. A table that is solid as a rock but looks like a scarf taken by the wind. The apparent lightness of its shapes, which appear to flex in a natural way, is then contrasted by the strength and durability of the material from which it’s made. The sinuous shapes are the support of the table creating a visual continuity between top and bottom.
The Hotel and Sport School Zenden was built by Wiel Arets Architects and is located within three monumental town houses near the river Maas in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The hotel includes nine rooms, a pool, a lounge, and a patio. The concept of the project was to transform a once-disparate assortment of guest rooms and athletic spaces – formerly known as the Hotel and Sport School Zenden – into one cohesive hotel. Wiel Arets opened up the ground floor completely to make it feel like one continuous space. A sleek white palette, including white polyurethane floors, and minimalist, box-like rooms with Corian inlays and night-stands integrated into the walls, washing tables placed on floating shelves, TV’s hidden behind reflecting glass and bathroom doors serving as mirrors blend the interior and the three houses together. I like that the architects were able to contradict the typical approach of many hotels of “the more the better” and assume the striking white must be quite calming in the city environment. Thoughts? Photography by Jan Bitter and Joao Morgado.
Dolphin is the new collection by Curve Ahead, Javier Palomares‘s design studio in California, USA. The Dolphin collection spans two side tables and a coffee table. As the name suggests, the design is inspired by the anatomy of a dolphin. The pieces are made of glaciar white Corian top with a powder coated steel frame. I like the elegant and sleek result, but above all, I like the subtlety of the shapes and details. The excellent manufacturing makes the result perfect.
This is Bahia, a stylish sun bed designed by Nicolas Milan from Sequoia Studio, a french agency based in Paris and Hong Kong. Apparently, inspiration for the Bahia design came from Asian culture, using wave forms and shinny colors. It is made of superwhite Corian, and is offered with a range of colourful cushions. Now if only I had a pool…