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Art, Design, and Visual Communication

Terracotta Pendant Lamps Inspired by Rigatoni Pasta

Terracotta Pendant Lamps Inspired by Rigatoni Pasta

Once you catch the the name of these terracotta pendant lights, it’s not hard to see just how the inspiration shaped the design. Design studio Mentsen designed the cluster lamp series Rigatoni for Hand & Eye Studio with vertical ridges down the sides that mimic similar indentions on the tube-shaped pasta of the same name.

Rigatoni comes in three sizes and with the option of a matte blue finish, and can be hung in clusters or in multiples.

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Art, Design, and Visual Communication

A Penthouse Apartment in Poznan Gets Revamped

A Penthouse Apartment in Poznan Gets Revamped

A top floor apartment that overlooks the city of Poznań, Poland, went from builder grade and unfinished to being a modern slash industrial space with bold details. Mili Młodzi Ludzie reworked the layout to make better sense and to take advantage of all of the windows, which span two exterior walls. The goal was to have glimpses of the view from the moment one enters the apartment.

They added another design layer into the interior by outfitting the built-in cabinets with geometric door fronts.

The new layout affords an open living and dining room with uninterrupted window views in the corner of the apartment. Since the designers came into the project durning construction, they were allowed to incorporate their ideas more easily, as well as keeping some of the raw, industrial elements that add charm to the space.

The kitchen, guitar room, and guest room can all be entered from either side, which gives the apartment more of an open feel and lets light further into the interior.

So the views weren’t disturbed, the study, which actually functions as a guitar room, has two walls made of glass so the sight lines are kept open.

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Art, Design, and Visual Communication

Tonelli Design Launches Six New Designs for 2017

Tonelli Design is an Italian manufacturer of glass furniture and just recently they launched six new designs from a group of international designers for 2017. During Salone del Mobile 2017, the brand presented the series of new work, which included mirrors, tables, and storage cabinets, from designers including: Uto Balmoral, Isao Hosoe and Lorenzo De Bartolomeis, Matteo Ragni, Karim Rashid, Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà and Viola Tonucci. Take a look.

Tonelli Design Launches Six New Designs for 2017

Metropolis is a series of dining and living room tables, side tables, and consoles by designer Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà. The tables come in a variety of sizes with different materials for the tops, while resting on either extra clear or fumé glass, jagged bases.

Isao Hosoe and Lorenzo De Bartolomeis designed Shoji as a personal wardrobe closet for a hallway or bedroom. A glass structure houses a wooden bench with drawers and a sliding mirror door.

Uto Balmoral designed Welcome out of a combination of marble and glass. The two materials are joined together to form an elegant mirror and coat rack, perfect for a hallway or entryway of a home.

Dooors, by Matteo Ragni, is a sculptural wall mirror made from three layered panes of glass that create a visual illusion by altering the visual depth of the space around.

Ozma is a wall mirror designed by Viola Tonucci with a center circle that references water mirrors used by soothsayers in ancient times.

And lastly, Karim Rashid’s Aperture wall mirror is outfitted with a storage compartment that comes in either pink, white, or black, and a LED light to shine down on your displayed object.

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