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Unexpected Materials in Furniture Design

Via inhabitat.com and giancarlozema.com Photo above: giancarlozema.com Looks and function are nor the only topics when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly, and sometimes it is all about the […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

rustic wood flooring office interior design

Guest blog post by www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk Gone are the days of dusty, drab looking carpet tiles being the go-to flooring choice of every office! Recently, as much more focus has been placed on the health and well-being of office workers, there has been a shift in the interior design of office spaces and office flooring has […]

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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 Trends in Interior Design – Materials and Finishes

Photo above: Luxury 2 Stone Design Module from Lithos Design In 2017, the commercial interior design world will see more innovative solutions in trying to create dramatic interiors that stand out. It will also be the year when a return to nature will continue to push forward materials such as wood and cork. Here are […]

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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2017 Pantone Color of the Year Suggests Fresh Hope and a Return to Nature

Photo : Pantone.com Back in 2013, green was being crowned as the color of the year by Pantone. It was a dark green, however, of a nuance that inspired opulence rather than a return to the simple joys of nature. In 2017, green makes a comeback, as Pantone chooses it again as the color of […]

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Using Color in Store Design – How to Recreate the Look of Blooming Trees

nature inspired store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: retaildesignblog.net At the beginning of this year, fashion and Japanese tradition came together in a beautiful display of FURLA’s 2016 Spring Summer collection. Hosted at the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, the presentation benefitted from the inspired design of Emmanuelle Moureaux, who used the hanami tradition as a starting […]

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Bright Colors Turn Forgotten Basement into Dynamic Salon Interior Design

using mirrors in interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Architecture: ROW Studio Interior Design: Midori Calvo, Francisco Mota, Jose Manuel Garin All photos: Sófocles Hernández How do you turn a dark, humid semi basement into a vibrant space and a point of attraction for service consumers? Apparently, the answer lies in a combination of colors, planes and mirrors. At least this is […]

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Art and Design Grow From Each Other in Colorful Hotel Interior

colorful hotel interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Interior Architecture and Design: In Situ Design Interior Design: Lilian B Interiors Paintings: William Engel All photos: Eric Laignel and Eric Striffler via retaildesignblog.net Sometimes, color is not just an aesthetic addition to a space, but an integral part of the space itself. Created by In Situ Design together with Lilian B Interiors, […]

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Organizing with Colors – Display Shelves Get the Color Treatment in Store Interior Design

colorful shelves in store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: Daisuke Shima / Nacása & Partners via retaildesignblog.net Colorful interiors are often lighthearted spaces, defined by a sense of playfulness and surprise. But colors can be an excellent way to bring order to a space by dividing it chromatically. The CORAZYs store in Tokyo, Japan, is a beautiful […]

Get Your House Ready for Halloween, From Front Door to Dining Room

halloween simple table decor

Halloween decor is not only for the front yard. If you want to truly get into the spirit this year, how about adopting a more comprehensive approach to creepy decor? From the front door to the dining room, you can turn your house into a temple of mysteries and fear, with a few simple details. […]

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Using Vibrant Colors in Office Design to Emphasize Corporate Brand Identity

Colorful Furniture in Office Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: David Ho Design Studio All photos: Lou Hong Yi via retaildesignblog.net If colors are an important element in branding, bright colors are great tools when used to define the energy and dynamism of a corporate identity. This is how vivid tones are used in the design of the Reckitt Benckiser HQ office […]

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Herringbone Parquet Gets the Bright Color Treatment in Apartment Interior Design

Colorful Wood Floors in Interior Design

Via trendhunter.com Designer: Alma-nac All photos: Jack Hobhouse via trendhunter.com A quirky design project seems to prove that parquet flooring and bright colors are not mutually exclusive. When renovating the Basing Street Rooms building in London, the architecture firm Alma-nac chose vibrant colors and an unexpected way to incorporate them into the design to give […]

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Advertising Agency Sends a Message Using Bold Colors in Office Design

Bold Color Combination in Office Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Ippolito Fleitz Group All photos: Zooey Braun via retaildesignblog.net The role of colors in interior design is not only aesthetic, but they are sometimes used to create a metaphor and suggest an idea. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group, the Panama office in Stuttgart, Germany, uses colors to imply a sense of adventure […]

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Colorful Design – How to Define a Space Through the Use of Bright Colors

Colorful Library Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Anagrama All photos via retaildesignblog.net While using muted colors may be a safer option in interior design, it is bright tones that give a space the chromatic wow factor. When done right, the use of such colors leads to spectacular results, such as in the case of the Niños Conarte children’s library […]

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Parisian Coffee Shop Design Takes a Minimalistic Approach to Elegance

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

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Japanese Food Kiosk Design Puts Up Sunny Colors for Sydney Customers

White Food Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Morris Selvatico All photos: Andrew Eliane via retaildesignblog.net Bright, clean and youthful – this is the design formula that the Sidney-based firm Morris Selvatico used in order to attract the young local clientele to the Qsan kiosk. Located in the food court at One Central in Chippendale, Sydney’s “cool” neighborhood, Qsan is […]

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Coffee Kiosk Design Proves that Simplicity and Elegance Is a Winning Formula

White Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Cuschieri Design All photos via retaildesignblog.net All elegance is subtle, and subtlety is the path that the creators from Cuschieri Design have decided to take when planning out the construction of Crema Espresso in Brisbane, Australia. The light and airy kiosk is a far cry from the rather melancholy coffee shops that […]

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Cosmopolitan Kiosk Design Brings Together Belgian Food and New York Culture

Subway Inspired Dessert Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Estúdio Jacarandá All photos: Cezar Kirizawa via retaildesignblog.net With the CrepeTown kiosk in Sorocaba, Belgian waffles meet New York culture, and they coexist happily in a Brazilian location. This cosmopolitan blend may be the source of success for the kiosk’s owner, who is equally passionate about the Belgian signature treat and everything […]

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Cosmetics Kiosk Design Turns Local Newspapers into Counters

Local Inspiration for Cosmetics Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Tacklebox All photos: Juliana Sohn via retaildesignblog.net While local culture is a safe, rich and much-used field of inspiration for designers, the Aesop kiosk at Grand Central finds new ways to make even the local element surprising. Determined to connect with New York commuters on a familiar level, the designers use the […]

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Iconic Chocolate Jar Inspires Nutella Kiosk Design

Branding-and Identity in Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Estúdio Jacarandá All photos: Cezar Kirizawa via retaildesignblog.net In the world of chocolate lovers, eating chocolate by the spoon must be item number one on the guilty pleasure list. To help chocolate aficionados cross that off the list, in 2015, Nutella opened its first official kiosk, located on Paulista Avenue in Sao […]

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Chocolate Kiosk Design Finds Inspiration in the Familiar Look of Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Cinque All photos: Marcelo Donadussi via retaildesignblog.net For many, chocolate and good design are the two fine pleasures of life. Created by Studio Cinque, an architecture and design studio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Chocólatras kiosk built in the city’s largest mall, Shopping Iguatemi, offers both. While the designers acknowledge that […]

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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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Modular Cupcake Kiosk Brings Victorian Design to the Mall

Via trendhunter.com Designer: Carbon All photos: trendhunter.com The only thing better than eating dessert is eating dessert in an opulent Victorian decor. Carbon, a London-based design studio, goes even further. It creates this opportunity in the form of a cupcake kiosk in the middle of the Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. As the first […]

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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. […]