Category: product design
The Italian Institute of Culture in Paris presents the first important retrospective on Nucleo, the Italian art and design collective led by Piergiorgio Robino. The exhibition was conceived by the Nilufar Gallery in Milan, and curated by Elena Giulia Abbiatici and Melania Rossi. It was set up under the “Promises of Art” program, which aims to promote young talents from the ultra-contemporary Italian art scene.
The FvF Apartment in Mulackstrasse, Berlin is a monster cool collaborative project between interview magazine Freunde von Freunden and Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. The apartment has been re-built and designed in a way that allows us to consider how “a creative, mobile and digitally-oriented generation lives”.
Sssss’up y’all? Welcome to another edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. From home renovations to new stores, we’re going to give you a good taste of what’s new and what’s happening. In this month’s design news you can read about Dulux’s colourful collaboration with Australian Fashion Designers, sexy new Goodman office by MAKE Creative, a beautiful home in Melbourne by MRTN Architects, a killer Paris apartment renovation by Cut Architectures, jewellery collaboration between Alpha60 + Melanie Katsalidis, new Douglas and Bec store opening in Melbourne and more!
Holy guacamole! Apparatus Studio’s lighting is absolutely ridiculous. As in ridiculously amazing. If I may paraphrase someone dear to my heart – “give me brass, black and white and I’ll drop my pants any-day”. My sentiments exactly! Here, aged brass, hand-etched glass, leather, porcelain and found objects are combined to an extraordinary effect. There’s a beautiful warm glow about these lights reserved only for the meticulously crafted hand-made objects. Handsome style and careful design create that elusive sense of balance between vintage and contemporary aesthetic.
Daniel Barbera is a Melbourne-based furniture designer. In 2004, he established Barbera Design – more the outcome of being an inquisitive kid and rolling with “natural evolution” than a conscious decision. Barbera Design has been a very fruitful venture so far, seeing Daniel work with world’s leading architects, exhibiting at a number of festivals and shows, and winning the lighting award at Fringe. His work is nothing short of exquisite with a minimalist aesthetic that perfectly balances the delicate and the sturdy.
Italian based communication research centre Fabrica recently launched ‘Extra-Ordinary Gallery’, a collection of ordinary objects designed by a team of Fabrica’s multicultural designers and entirely made by hand in Italy. Daily rituals made special through attention to detail. The formal simplicity, shapes and materials of these objects become a tribute to the beauty of basic and small pleasures in life.