Water lovers that like to canoe will love the following I think. Imagine that you could take your canoe everywhere as it is compact & transportable and you can assemble it in very little time. Sounds like science fiction isn’t it? A Ghent, Belgium based start-up introduced it.
If you love minimal achitecture you’ll love this house by CAAN
architecten from Ghent, Belgium. The house is situated at the Belgian coast in Oostduinkerke and is a collaboration between my client Designcollectors
and Rietveld Projects
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.
The trend that inside becomes outside is still going strong. You don't see the difference anymore when looking at furniture, light fixtures and even weather-resistant rugs to make one’s yard look as smart as a living room. The Belgian design firm ZEE
takes this one step further by focussing on the details.
After writing about the re-thinking of the classical cottage-box shape garden shed in the form of COTTAGE N°1
by De Castelli, it is time to go to the next level. Meet this modern prefab concept called Mini House
after the jump.
Summer may be over tomorrow but it wouldn't be the first time that the first half of October delivers enough warmth to still enjoy some quality time outside. That's when today's item comes into play, it's completely Belgian and got its first public viewing at Interieur 2010
at Kortrijk. This bench is my favorite place to have lunch or to read a book.
There is still some time left to enjoy life outside in the garden. An essential element in that enjoyment is outdoor furniture. I don't know about you but I really hate those ugly plastic seats that you see everywhere. I want something more refined and something that speaks to me visually.
The world of garden sheds isn't exactly known for its eye for aesthetics. If you want something modern and minimalistic you'll have a hard time finding an outdoor storage shed that matches that description. Thanks to Italian brand De Castelli that isn't a problem anymore.
is a Stockholm based furniture company, run by designers Chris Martin
and Magnus Elebäck
. Massproductions develop high quality, tactile furniture in a modernist spirit. The brand has been on the Belgian market for about two year and their bestseller is the Tio
chair that I'll show here today.