Design Miami #1 .... Maquette of Droog House !!!!!

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I'm spending this week in Miami at the Miami/Basel Art Fair and Design Miami ...... as well as all of the other satellite fairs in town .......... So, be ready for fabulous "accessorations," starting tomorrow!!!!

 

Droog will present its first house at Design Miami. Commissioned by Amsterdam housing association Ymere and designed by Tokyo-based Atelier Bow Wow, an understated façade conceals an extraordinary interior furnished with Droog products. Imagined for a single, a contemporary family or as a VIP guesthouse, the one-of-a-kind layout is essentially a seamless flow of spaces, each with its own functionality merging with circulation space. Private rooms such as the master and optional guest bed, the bath, the balcony and a sound-proof refuse are amply separated by shared space, creating a unique combination of contact and independence, spaciousness and intimacy.

 

Eminent Droog products will animate an unassuming interior of light wooden floors and white walls. The house will feature the classic 1991 Ragchair and Milk bottle lamp by Tejo Remy, the Heat wave radiator by Joris Laarman and the Tile kitchen by Arnout Visser, Erik Jan Kwakkel, and Peter van der Jagt." Droog Press Release

Droog website

Melting Bookcases!!!

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Shelf systems have always fascinated me.......there are so many design choices and a multitude of ways to accessorize them!!!!  The Melted Collection by Dutch designers, Pieke Bergmans & Peter Van der Jagt, presented at Experimentadesign in Lisbonincludes one of the most modern, unique and interesting shelf concepts I have  seen. Formed from polystyrene foam that has been baked, the structures, also including chairs, stools, and cabinets, are permanent, strong, secure, and durable. In addition to setting the form of the system, the heating process melts the edges into natural seams and creates a slight gradation of color. These designers are very comfortable with the concept of altering traditional expectation of materials  and surface. The result of their "surface play" is most often "playful" in form!!!!