Normal Estudio have designed a Barcelona office in an impeccably preserved heritage apartment featuring 16 different tiled floor patterns.
Look out because you’re in for a real treat in this jam packed March edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight, presenting exciting submission, projects as well as some amazing new local products we must bring to your attention. In this month’s design news you can read about Bolon’s new ‘Silence’ flooring collection; Tuki handmade furniture collection by Tide Design; Oblica’s hot new catalogue; Barcelona concept store by Jaime Beriestain; WorldWeave’s latest rug collection; Bull & Bear Sydney Bar & Restaurant by Edge Design; Wire Collection by new Danish brand O&D; Country Road’s new HOME Autumn/ Winter 2014 range; The Art of Dinosaur Designs at Karen Woodbury Gallery; and BAUX modular sound absorbent tiles by Form Us With Love.
Nikbor Hostel by Normal Estudio sits in a prime location on the top floors of a classical building in Barcelona. Overlooking the Jardinets de Gracia at the top of Paseo de Gracia, the hostel began on a privileged note. As a place for young, independent travellers and students, Normal Estudio put a fresh spin on the original tone and turned the space into something completely new – a hybrid of stateliness and youthful freshness.
Weiss—heiten have designed the first signature store in Germany for Australian skin care brand, Aesop. The store recently opened on Alte Schönhauser Street in Berlin, Mitte. Reflecting Aesop‘s approach to build unique site-specific stores that reflect local qualities, Weiss—heiten explored the unique character of Berlin, it’s tension between the contrast of old and new, roughness and beauty, urban and nature. Inspired by Gerhard Richter’s colour studies and monochromatic canvases and by the city’s industrial history and everyday charm, the interior assumes a palette of leaf-green and a quietly clinical aesthetic…
Carrer Avinyó apartment is situated at a major crossroads in Barcelona. Like the Flatiron Building in New York, where Broadway meets the city’s orthogonal grid, the triangular plan of the apartment’s interior registers a similar moment in Barcelona’s historic quarter – Plaça George Orwell. The architects’ first intervention was to strip back the internal partitions to reveal the junction and reconnect living in the apartment to the streets beyond…
KEIDOS Tiles by MUT design break the formal tradition of rigid, modular system that characterised the floors at the end of the 19th century.