Interior Design > 5 Design Objects from B&B ITALIA
B&B ITALIA was founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli. It became one of the leading Italian companies in the international world of designer furniture for home and public places such as hotels, restaurants, and shops.
The company is based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan. It is distinguished by an innovative industrial approach in manufacturing furniture using prime quality materials and exquisite modern design. It creates collections in collaboration with famous architects of international recognition as Antonio Citterio, Gaetano Pesce, Patricia Urquiola, Jean-Marie Massaud, Naoto Fukasawa, Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien, Vincent Van Duysen, and other. B&B Italia is rewarded with numerous prestigious awards, including no less than 4 Compasso D‘Oro prizes, the most prestigious honor in the field of industrial design.
Interior Design > FENG SHUI - Where To Start
Before making any significant changes in your homes by applying the principles of FENG SHUI, it will be correct to start with a general clearance! Yes, to draw a new life, you will need a “white canvas,” so to speak.
Start with making a general decluttering in every corner of every room, in the entire house, basement, and rooftop included. See what is old, broken, scratched, cracked, too small/too large, unused, and ugly – all of it must go! That is holding negative energy, like stain water. Unleash the energy of your home by cleaning the air and all the surfaces. It will prepare the base for a new start and will be ready to embrace new things into your life. Better things!
Interior Design > FENG SHUI - The Basics to Know
FENG SHUI means the science about the “wind” and the “water” or the conduction of “directions and flows.” Everything that surrounds us is energy, and it can be favorable, or it can be harmful. The science of feng-shui gives us suggestions (other ways called “methodologies”) how we can protect ourselves from the destructive energy and, at the same time, how to use the procreative energy flow of Qi to increase our well-being.
Interior Design > Agrias Amydon (butterfly) - color scheme
Agrias is amongst the most beautiful butterflies in the world. Agrias Amydon distributes from Mexico to Bolivia, found in central Peru, and Amazonas state, Brazil.
It has a warm color palette, where the predominant color is a tint of yellow with dark brown, almost black framing. Some vivid orange patches decorate the upper wings, and light blue spots are present on the lower branches. Altogether, it is a warm and striking combination scheme that we can use as inspiration to brighten up a living space.
Interior Design > ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY - The Aegean World
The Aegean World, or otherwise known as Cretan-Minoan was formed by the ancient peoples living in the IV-II millennium B. C. (the Bronze era) on the territories situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean basin: continental Greece, the island Crete, the Cyclades islands and the western coast of Asia Minor. Mycenaean civilization is typical for the territory of continental Greece. Crete is associated with the Minoan civilization from the Bronze era. While on the Cyclades islands and the continental regions were present their distinctive regional cultures. Navigation, together with commerce, has brought to the economic development of these territories and elaborated similar building techniques. At the same time, the priority on developing different regions was continually changing, and along with it were amending the original characteristics and their distinctive architectural elements.
Interior Design > ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY - Ancient Egypt
Living spaces for Gods, houses for people. How do people of Egypt lived in different times, created living spaces, and temples to give tribute to divinity and celebrating rituals? Oh, Egypt, the land of Pharaohs, golden jewelry with precious stones and pyramids.
Egypt is positioning on both sides of the Nile River, which was the life-giving source, on North having the Mediterranean Sea, on the east was bounded by the Arabian Desert and the Red Sea, and on the west by the Libyan Desert. This positioning decided many aspects of the materials used in construction and for furnishings. The first material used to build shelters was papyrus. Then people learned how to make bricks from clay and straws, using the mud of the Nile, since it was economical and easily accessible. The river has also allowed transporting imported wood that was using into constructions, like cedar, pine, cypress, ash, ebony, elm, linden, and other. In smaller amounts were used local wood, such as acacia, palm, and sycamore. Because of the arid territory, under heat and sun, the local vegetation was seing as a source of life and preserved. Monumental architecture, such as temples and palaces, was made of stone, abundant on Egypt lands. The quantity and variety of natural rocks defined the preference: granite, sandstone, limestone, and alabaster were preferred over quartzite and basalt.
Interior Design > English Gardens - color scheme (warm)
A floral color scheme is a perfect choice for a bedroom. It will remind us of the blossoms in an English garden: rich fabrics enriched with lilies, daisies, poppies, cornflowers, that will make us dream and fly like butterflies.
Interior Design > Design Objects - Dining table Marcuso (1968)
The glass top and stainless steel legs make the elegant lines of this dining table Marcuso a cult piece of furnishing.
Interior Design > Design Objects - Table Trapèze (1950)
The sculptural simplicity and production in series are distinctive characteristics of the work of Jean Prouvé. Both aspects are incorporated in the table Trapèze, designed initially together with the chair Antony for the French university campus of Antony.
Interior Design > Design Objects - Desk Table (1958)
Franco Albini has worked in different fields, including architecture, product design, urbanistic, and interior design, in a Neo-rationalist style born between the Twenties and Thirties to unite European functional with the inherited Italian classicism.