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.
Design Days Dubai is Middle East’s first dedicated design fair, returning for its third edition with a diverse collection of compelling, highly collectible contemporary design pieces and installations. Don’t worry – you haven’t missed it – we are just way too excited, and wanted to give you the opportunity to snoop around this awesome event before it even happens between 17th – 21st March 2014.
It’s a busy start on the design circuit with fairs & events raging left, right and centre. First there was IMM Cologne, Maison et Objet is literally just behind us, while Stockholm Furniture Fair is happening as we speak. But how to keep up with it all? Never fear, Yellowtrace is here! So let’s not beat around the bush – this post is dedicated to the best new gear unveiled at Maison&Objet design fair held in Paris, between 24th and 28th January 2014.
What do you get when you mix Scandinavian design with a Japanese aesthetic? A symphony of beauty, simplicity and extraordinary detailing. In other words – every designer’s wet dream! Stockholm-based Erik Törnkvist and Malin Belfrage of ETAT Architects have designed this little library dedicated to the sea. The space is located inside a 1920s schoolhouse on Awashima Island in the Seto Inland Sea. The Library is part of the Setouchi Triennale 2013 – it is a place where visitors are invited to donate books about the history and stories of the ocean….
Tabeau Dressing Table by Belgian designer Nicole Brock is a beautiful minimalist piece designed for easy reconfiguration via the use of hidden magnets.
Hello and welcome to the November 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. In this month’s design news you can read about three Melbourne projects by Mim Design, Piccolo Architecture and Studio Equator; beautiful new products from Henry Wilson, Space Furniture, Adam Cornish, Yellow Diva and Designer Rugs; first ever collaboration between Dinosaur Designs and Jac+ Jack; new tech from DesignDaly and Stylecraft; new book by HASSELL; and finally a not-to-be-missed pop-up bar in Sydney designed by yours truly, also known as The Gumtree Garden – woohoo!