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Furniture for the Future – Innovative Chairs for Creative Interior Designs

Photo: behance.net For those who think that creating furniture means only rehashing old patterns with little room for structural creativity, here are two chairs that may prove otherwise. Both recreate the concept of building a chair by reinventing the “upholstery” in an unexpected way. Designer Frederik Dedik is interested in using folded foam to create […]

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The Art of the Bar Stool – Inspiring Furniture for Commercial Interior Design

Photo: decornorth.com Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the bar stool, for instance. Without the bulk of an armchair or the multifunctionality of a table, this humble piece of furniture can still become the star of a well-designed interior. Below are only a few examples of bar stools […]

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Minimalist Furniture is a Refreshing Option for Commercial Interior Designs

Via yankodesign.com All photos: yankodesign.com A few very interesting products from Arco da Velha, a Portuguese furniture design brand, speak volumes about the value of simplicity. Designed for both residential and commercial spaces, the collection seems to spring from an interest in minimalism and an appetite for soft lines and fresh color. Here are a few […]

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New Olala Crepes Kiosk is coming to San Diego Liberty Public Market

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public Market. A cool concept – and an even cooler place to […]

2017 Furniture Trends in Interior Design

Photo above: bernhardtdesign.com When it comes to furniture, 2017 seems to be the year of an intensified interest in space-saving options, multifunctional qualities, color and a return to nature. Stepping aside for oversized pieces and sleep-inducing neutrals like beige, furniture will be both smart and charismatic. Here are a few things that we will most likely […]

Interior Lighting Design Trends for 2017

Photo above: Kichler Lighting Jasper 2-light orb vanity light If light is a critical part of any interior design, it is also a great opportunity for designers to turn functional pieces into works of art. Here are a few ways in which light will be showcased in homes and retail spaces in 2017. One of the […]

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Office Design – Bright Orange and Earthy Touches Turn Investment Office into Cozy Place

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Images by: Mindful Design Consulting Apella Capital, a financial investment company, approached us to design their offices and asked for a space that employees could enjoy and customers could trust. The result was an office that balances vibrant colors and formal touches, and evokes both familiarity and professional competence. We designed […]

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Branding and Identity in the Design of Emoticon-themed Pop-up Store

Via trendhunter.com All photos: trendhunter.com When emoticons become inspiration for real-life objects, the connection between reality and the virtual world has come full circle. The Kakao Talk pop-up store in Seoul closes this circle of influence and offers its young customers the opportunity to meet with familiar emoticon characters in the flesh. Kakao Talk is […]

Plant-covered Counter Creates Mouth-watering Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Masterplanners All photos: Trasko Industrial Photographics via retaildesignblog.net If this Java Juice kiosk from a Perth mall in Australia wants to make a point, it definitely succeeds. Designed by Masterplanners, an agency based in the same city, the kiosk uses the unfailing appeal of nature to lure passers-by into a healthy treat. […]

Cheese Stand’s Rustic Design Captures the Tradition of a Century-old Brand

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studiomfd All photos: Johannes van Assem via retaildesignblog.net In order to mix tradition with modernity, function with mobility, and nostalgia for the past with the refined taste of today’s customers, you apparently need to build a trolley stand. At least this is the conclusion reached by Studiomfd, an Amsterdam-based design studio that […]

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Vibrant Colors Give Kiosk Design the Cool Vibe

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: dash design All photos: retaildesignblog.net While traditional Godiva stores have a kind of formality meant to underline the long Godiva tradition, the Truffle Express kiosk located in Westfield Centre Mall of San Francisco takes a more lighthearted design turn. Created by dash design of New York in partnership with Creative Brand Strategist […]

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3-D Printed Bioplastic Makes for Inspiring Building Facade Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: DUS Architects and Heijmans All photos: retaildesignblog.net Designing temporary structures means finding flexible solutions and recyclable materials in order to avoid waste. It is exactly what DUS Architects of Amsterdam did when coming up with the façade of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union […]

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Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Designer: Interlam All photos: Interlam While the art of wall paneling goes as far back as the 15th century, there is nothing old-fashioned in the look of Interlam’s ornamental wall panels. The North Carolina-based company offers sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels that contribute to creating spectacular interiors. Interlam’s extensive collections and designs take […]

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Flooring Materials with a Twist – When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Transparent House All photos: retaildesignblog.net Concrete floors have long crossed from the realm of industrial sites into that of residential interior design. It is not only because their unique looks are perfect for spaces with a rustic, urban or industrial flair, but also because of their versatile nature, ease of maintenance and the […]

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Ceiling Decor with a Twist – Beaded String Installation Evokes the Mystery of Wine Cellars

Via dezeen.com Designer: Glithero All photos via dezeen.com Capturing the feel of a dark, humid and mysterious wine cellar was the goal of the London-based Glithero design team (British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren ) when creating the hanging bead chain installation for champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The ethereal structure is entitled […]

Paper and Ceiling Design – Paper Chandeliers Recreate the Architecture of a Space

Via disegnodaily.com Designer: Cristina Parreño Architecture, MIT Photography by Luis Asin, courtesy of Cristina Parreño Ceiling design can benefit from the use of materials not typically associated with interior architecture. Choosing a material with little weight but apparently great potential for creating dramatic ceiling structures, Cristina Parreño (from Cristina Parreño Architecture) designed the ceiling for the 2013 […]

Beyond the Drywall – Metal and Acrylic Glass as Materials for Ceiling Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (PURE metal ceiling, W&W) All photos via retaildesignblog.net The ceiling is often the forgotten space when designing a residential or commercial interior. While a large part of the budget is spent on wall and floor treatments, the ceiling often ends up painted over and declared finished. However, a unique ceiling with body, architectural interest and a […]

Ceramic Tiles Draw Inspiration from the World of Textiles and Men Suits

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: estudi{H}ac All photos: retaildesignblog.net Inspiration often spurs from surprising places, as is the case with the WARP tile collection from the Spanish design atelier estudi{H]ac. Sparked by the way tailors work with textiles to shape unique, perfectly fit clothing pieces for every customer, the WARP tiles are meant to assist in creating the same customized […]

Customizable Interior Design Materials – Texture and Relief in Ceramic Tiles

Via designboom.com and retaildesignblog.net Designers: Dsignio (Laccio) and Mosa (Kho Liang le Collection) Photos: designboom.com (Laccio) and retaildesignblog.net (Kho Liang le Collection) The variety in ceramic tile designs is impressive, yet there is always a new source of inspiration, a new twist in an old design, a new way to manufacture the material. Relief tiles, for instance, bring […]

Fish, Dragons and Tiles – How to Create a Sense of Movement in Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (MUT Design SCALES, Buddha Bar scale tiles) Designers: Alberto Sánchez, MUT Design for SCALES; Giles Miller Studio for Buddha Bar scale tile artwork All photos via retaildesignblog.net Interior design artists often find inspiration in nature, yet the results of their creative search are sometimes unexpected. Designed by Alberto Sánchez from MUT Design in partnership with HARMONY, a […]

Using Wool Felt as an Interior Design Material

Via archdaily.com Designers: FilzFelt and Gensler All photos: filzfelt.com Well loved by crafters and sewing enthusiasts, wool felt has found its way into the world of interior design. A creation of FilzFelt and Gensler’s LA office, Link is a modular wall covering that takes full advantage of the qualities of wool felt. The Link concept started […]

Wall Cladding Design Materials – The Many Faces of Aluminum Panels

Via retaildesignblog.com (Longchamp and Clarion Hotel Trondheim) All photos via retaildesignblog.com The use of aluminum panels for wall cladding is a relatively new method in interior design, but Aluphant makes it an attractive option for commercial spaces. Aluminum panels have great functional qualities such as ease of installation and low maintenance, but their main appeal […]

The Aperiodix Tile System – Impeccable Geometry in Interior Design Materials

Via osoindustries.com Designer: Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, Geoff Sosebee and Eric Weil for OSO Industries All photos: osoindustries.com With the concrete tile from OSO Industries, geometry becomes a fascinating subject. Designed as a wall treatment and meant to be the starting point in the creation of highly decorative displays, the tiles bear the signatures of  Ben Sandell, […]

Innovative Interior Design Materials – Leather Tiles for Walls and Floors

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lapèlle Design All photos: lapelledesign.com A new kind of wall and floor treatment is gaining terrain in the world of interior design. The impressive leather tiles created by Lapèlle Design are the end result of a long family history that intersects with creativity and innovation in leather treatment. Lapèlle Design is a brand of the […]

How to Use Wire Mesh as an Interior Design Material

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers and manufacturers: KriskaDECOR, Banker Wire, Cascade Coil Photo of chain curtains: David Bohmann via retaildesignblog.net Using unexpected materials in interior design delivers part of the drama and character that every space needs. Hanging chains and woven wire mesh are only a few materials that have crossed from industrial fields into interior decorating. Here are […]

Sparkling Crystal Fabric by Swarovski Brings Glamor into Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Swarovski All photos: retaildesignblog.net  Possibilities in interior design just got a little bit more glamorous. Part of the Swarovski Elements collection, Crystal Fabric brings the bling into the designers’ realm of texture and color options. Consisting of a material onto which sparkling cut and uncut crystals are attached, Crystal Fabric belongs to […]