The story of today takes place in Chicago, more specifically in a former cold storage warehouse in the historical Fulton Market district. In that 72,000-square-foot facility the second largest manufacturer of bicycle components SRAM,
has opened its new headquarters last Summer.
I've always been a fan of great design. When referring to great design in the furniture world you most likely end up at Vitra. Vitra
has been a family business for eighty years.
A new year just started and like every year many people set goals and promises that they will try to do better. Usually that doesn’t last long and it is back to business as usual. I'm not one of those people :)
Working in an inspiring environment is essential for a designer like me. It affects my mood and creates a comfy surrounding to be at your best. It’s great to see that many of these young companies are paying much attention to just that. Let's make a jump to Oakland, California.
It's probably no coincidence that you are reading my blog. After all, it's high likely that you are a design lover
as well and you want to know everything about it. Today's article is the story behind Designcollectors
, a long time lovely client of mine. The people behind Designcollectors share this passion as well.
Wood has always fascinated me. It's also a wonderful material for long lasting toys. The item that has our attention today could be described as a toy for 'grown ups'. The product ticks off all my designer boxes, namely great color combinations, geometric shapes. You can use your imagination to build space ships, castles, an entire village or just a regular house. I like items that can take on another form when you are tired of looking at it.
A house with a view! In fact the whole house is designed to include the beautiful scenery and incorporate them within the most significant spaces in the house. The location is perfect for this as it is right in front of the Mediterranean sea, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Spanish coast. Not a bad view to wake up to! I also love the geometric approach to it.
The first time I saw the following product I immediately thought oh no not another copy cat. It wouldn’t be the first and certainly not the last. However this isn’t the case as Mal Furniture
, a Dutch, Eindhoven based design label has been granted a limited in time homage to Charles
and Ray Eames
. They re-created one of the greatest design icons of the fifties in plastic.
Last week I was invited to go to the unveiling of a special bicycle celebrating the 70th birthday of Eddy Merckx
. The event took place at Trade Mart where you can also visit a beautiful expo about Eddy Merckx/Jacky Ickx
. I'll write about that expo in an upcoming article.
Another year has past and it’s traditional to set goals in January. Many good resolutions to make this year better than the previous one. I’m not that kind of girl though as I don’t need any goals to ride my bicycle. I just do! Oh… and I just designed a bicycle too. Find out more after the jump.