lunedì 31 marzo 2014

Time is a spinning record

  Hello design lovers! This post is dedicated to all those who love vinyl records and vintage. However, you don't need any turntable for these 45s, because they are original wall clocks of the Karlsson line.
Made of plastic material, Spinning Record Oldies, Timeless Record Spinning and Spinning Record Groovie 70's have their minute hand in the shape of the movable arm of an old turntable. But their most striking feature is the rotating movement of the clock, for a full effect from true vintage vinyl turntable on the wall of your home.

Buongiorno design lovers! Questo post é dedicato a tutti coloro che amano i vinili e il vintage. Per questo 45 giri peró non serve nessun giradischi, perché é un'originale orologio da parete della linea Karlsson.

venerdì 28 marzo 2014

Cooking with design: Maniche chien and chat by Pylones

Hello my dear design lovers! As every Friday heading back to Cooking with the design and the protagonists of today are the funny pot holders and Maniche Chien and Maniche Chat by Pylones.
Pylones is a French company based in Paris, who since 1985 creates original and fun design objects. These silicone pot holders can be found in two models, dog and cat and four bright colors: blue, green, red and magenta. Maniche Chien and Maniche Chat
 will help you to have fun cooking and between a baking tin and the other is impossible not to use them as if they were puppet improvising a theater.
Buongiorno miei cari design lovers! Come ogni venerdì torna la rubrica Cooking with design e i protagonisti di oggi sono le simpatiche presine Maniche Chien e Maniche Chat di Pylones.

mercoledì 26 marzo 2014

Today we play Sciangai

Hello my dear design lovers! Hands up who has never played sciangai as a child! But Sciangai is also the name of one of the most famous Italian design hanger at the international level. Designed in 1973 for Zanotta by designers De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi, this collapsible clothes hanger inspired by the ancient Chinese game. Each timber element of Shanghai is at the upper end support for hats, bags or capispalla. Available in beech, natural or painted black or natural oak, wenge stained, dyed gray or white.

lunedì 24 marzo 2014

Wood and light

Hello design lovers! Today I have chosen to introduce you Raw Muuto, a candlestick in wood with clean lines.
Raw revisits in a contemporary conception of the candlestick with its rough appearance and straightforward. Each piece is unique and hand-carved with a band saw.
Thanks to its simplicity, Raw fits easily into any room in your home or your office, giving character to the environment and lighting it with a enchanting atmosphere.
Buongiorno design lovers! Oggi ho scelto di presentarvi Raw di Muuto, un candelabro in legno dalla linea essenziale.

venerdì 21 marzo 2014

Cooking with design: Love Key by Guzzini

Hello my dear design lovers! The protagonist of the column Cooking with the design of this week is Love Key, the tiny set of teaspoons designed by Japanese designer Setsu and Shinobu Ito for Guzzini.

The set consists of six teaspoons stainless steel and each repeats a theme of the keys of love in the handle  for a romantic coffee or a tea. In fact each teaspoon has a different decor containing one or more hearts, the symbol of love and of passion.
Good weekend my dear design lovers!

mercoledì 19 marzo 2014

Bonjour Mademoiselle

Hello my dear design lovers! Today's post is dedicated to Mademoiselle, one of the most famous chairs by Kartell. Conceived by designer Philippe Starck, this chair is the result of two different plastic materials. Mademoiselle has in fact a transparent polycarbonate frame and a seat made ​​of soft material to provide maximum comfort.
  The lines of classical inspiration of the legs, slightly divergent and rigorous square section, emphasize the top, colorful and bright.
  The creative and imaginative soul of Mademoiselle is expressed mainly in the rich variety of patterns expected for the fabric coverings for a session always fun, stylish and of great aesthetic value.
What is your favorite Mademoiselle?
Buongiorno miei cari design lovers! Il post di oggi é dedicato a Mademoiselle, una delle sedie più famose di Kartell.

lunedì 17 marzo 2014

Hot spot: radiant orchid, the colour of 2014 for Pantone

Hello my dear design lovers! I am pleased to show you the new book Hot Spot that I hope will be to your liking. This second book of Mad about Design every time will focus on a different theme that will be the theme of the post.
As the first theme I chose the color that Pantone has decreed as tonality of this year 2014: Radiant Orchid. The Radiant Orchid is a particular color scheme that represents the desire for modernity and innovation, characterized by shades of pink orchid. A delicate color and at the same time intense, sometimes verging on pink, the other violet.
Below I will show you the different furnishings in the color symbol of this year.
Buongiorno miei cari design lovers! Ho il piacere di mostrarvi la nuova rubrica Hot Spot che spero sará di vostro gradimento.

venerdì 14 marzo 2014

Cooking with design: Dropp by Menu

Today, the protagonist of the column Cooking with Design is Dropp by Menu.
We are not in a studio of a distracted painter  Dropp is a nice bowl made by silycon that is striking for its unconventional shape, it seems a drop of paint that is falling to the ground. Featuring eye-catching colors, Dropp may be an original centerpiece to decorate the house with joy. This bowl is designed to hold fruit or bread, but it can also be used to put keys, coins, etc...

Il protagonista della rubrica Cooking with Design di oggi é Dropp di Menu.

lunedì 10 marzo 2014

After the 51th edition of Expocasa in Turin

Hello my dear design lovers! As I told you yesterday, today's post is dedicated to the 51th edition of Expocasa in Turin.
Expocasa, with 45,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors, proved to be an important event for the furnishing and design.
  Plastic, glass and steel are still the largest proposed materials and as for the colors, the tonalities we find more, are the neutral ones, like beige, taupe, gray and white.
  Here are some shots for you!
  Good week to everyone!
Buongiorno miei cari design lovers! Come vi avevo anticipato ieri, il post di oggi é dedicato alla 51° editione di Expocasa a Torino.

sabato 8 marzo 2014

Happy Women's Day

Happy Women's Day to all the women who follow Mad about Design!
Have a great day!
Buona festa della Donna a tutte le donne che seguono il blog Mad about Design!
Spero che trascorrete una piacevole giornata insieme a coloro che vi vogliono bene!

mercoledì 5 marzo 2014

Light and steel

A triumph of light and steel for Cadmus, the floor lamp made ​​by Canadian designer Karim Rashid for Artemide. Cadmus, characterized by the body entirely bright, emittes indirect light upward and diffuse light downward with adjustable intensity. The lamp is made ​​of painted steel, available in white, black and red with white interior. Sinuous and elegant Cadmus complete the decor complementing the main light in a room. Perfect next to an armchair or a sofa, will enhance the living area with its contemporary personality.

Un trionfo di luce e acciaio per Cadmo, la lampada da terra realizzata dal designer canadese Karim Rashid per Artemide.

martedì 4 marzo 2014

A piece of design history

The chair protagonist of today's post is an important piece in the history of international design: Panton Chair, designed by the Danish designer Verner Panton, is the result of a long research development in 1960 and in 1967 began series production for Vitra. Panton Chair has won numerous awards and one of the first models is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
Today the Panton Chair is considered a classic of modern furniture design and its success is due to the modernity of the material and its particular and elegant shape, designed to follow the anatomy of the body. Panton Chair is injection molded from a single piece of polypropylene and is suitable for all environments, from the living room to the kitchen, from the office to outdoors.

La sedia protagonista del post di oggi rappresenta un pezzo importante nella storia del design internazionale: Panton Chair, ideata dal designer danese Verner Panton, è il risultato di una lunga ricerca messa a punto nel 1960 e nel 1967 inizia la produzione in serie per Vitra.