A Collection Designed with Simplicity in Mind by splitstudio

A Collection Designed with Simplicity in Mind by splitstudio

Italian design house splitstudio designed a collection for CAR-MET around the idea of simplicity. The Estensioni Collection brings a sense of beauty to your everyday life while keeping the overall designs scaled back. The structures benefit from CAR-MET’s craftsmanship and result in distinctive products you’ll want to use and enjoy. The collection includes the ENGIOI trolley, the HIPHOP pair of tables, and the GEMINA hanging lamps, all of which are available in various colors.

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GANDIABLASCO Launches a New Approach to Outdoor Furniture with DIABLA

GANDIABLASCO Launches a New Approach to Outdoor Furniture with DIABLA

75-year-old brand GANDIABLASCO has expanded their catalog by launching a new brand of outdoor furniture called DIABLA. The goal was to rethink how people live and enjoy the outdoors by approaching it in a different way. Headed by architect and designer Sara Romero, founding partner at Romero Vallejo, the new brand brings a fresh perspective with casual, minimalist forms and bold, bright colors that aim to elevate your life outside. Along with furniture, DIABLA also includes accessories and lighting for the outdoors.

Valentina Outdoor, under the DIABLA brand, is a colorful collection designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco that’s stripped down to just the essentials. What does that mean? The legs and armrests are gone from seating to reveal an everyday piece of furniture for comfort in a fresh new way. The collection features DIABLA red and white powder-coated stainless steel structures with upholstery that adapts to the body for ultimate relaxation. While the frames are only available in two colors, the cushions have six for you to choose from.

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Introducing Our New Ambassador: Archie by BrandsExclusive

Meet Archie. Catalogue model, animal rights activist, certified ‘Good Boy‘™ and our newest Ambassador. We caught up with the cutie to find out what makes him tick, and what gets his tail wagging.

You’re a natural in front of the camera! What made you get into modelling?

To be honest, I’ve always loved the spotlight. I must admit, I turn heads as I’m walking down the street and I’m often stopped on the weekend, so modelling seemed like a natural fit for me. I’m not sure if it’s my ‘too cool for school’ attitude or my wicked selection of outfits, whatever it is-the locals love it. The craft service is also definitely a bonus.

you can’t sit with us 😎

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You look amazing. How do you keep in shape?

I walk religiously. It helps me keep in shape, and also helps clear my head. I also make friends down at the local park, the greyhounds will often chase me around but I’m very self motivated – I prefer to chase my tail.

I’m also conscious about only eating organic, healthy foods. Carrots and blueberries are my favourite! I’ll help mum cook dinner most nights – she’d be completely lost without my guidance. Mum is a vegetarian but she’s happy to poach me up some chicken, let’s be honest, who can say no to these big brown eyes.

Your schedule must be packed! What do you like to do in your down time?

When I’m not on shoots, I love to go on bush walks and try my paw at swimming (its tough, pugs don’t float!). And of course, spending time with my best friend Lenny the cat, and my beautiful girlfriend Audrey.

What trends are you most excited to see for this coming season? 

This summer is all about being bright and bold! Think warm reds, pinks and oranges. But really, I believe what’s most stylish is what you feel good in – so opt for luxurious and breathable fabrics like linen and silk.


Why are you excited to be working with Brands Exclusive for their Christmas campaign?

Nothing gets my tail wagging more than the thrill of a designer steal. So naturally, when Brands Exclusive approached me, I couldn’t say no! It just really felt like a paw in the right direction.

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Listen to Episode 41 of Clever: Ini Archibong

Listen to Episode 41 of Clever: Ini Archibong

Product designer Ini Archibong grew up taking things apart with little success putting them back together, and cutting class to throw pottery. After a false-start in business school, he taught himself CAD, philosophy, and mathematics until he serendipitously found himself apprenticing an architect. That led to a degree from Art Center and discovering a love of designing furniture. Now he lives and works in Switzerland where he recently obtained a Master’s in Luxury (listen to find out what that means!). Listen:


Bernhardt Design Serif Table

Amen & Amen tables

del Sol flor lamps

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Stunning Architecture A’ Design Award Winners 2017

The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.

Stunning Architecture A’ Design Award Winners 2017

Submission deadline for the next A’ Design Award & Competition nominations is approaching. Maybe you’ve seen some posts about it on Design Milk before, but to refresh your memory, A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading design award, reaching designers, architects, and brands in over 180 countries in 40 languages. If you’re a designer or an architect, it’s a must-enter of all the global competitions, especially for young or emerging designers.

All of the entries for the A’ Design Award & Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted on by an esteemed jury panel that consists of scholars, design professionals and media. With more than 100 different award categories, including special awards like the Good Industrial Design AwardGood Architecture Design Award, and the Good Product Design Award, there’s a good chance you already have something in your portfolio that you can nominate.

Not only do you get a trophy and a certificate, but you also get your work exhibited, PR/marketing services, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to attend a gala!

Take a look at our favorite 2016-2017 architecture and building winners:

Photo by Reimund Braun

House Rheder II Weekend House by Heike Falkenberg (also top photo)

Photo by SHEN

White Z veranda Veranda by Designer – Ning Zhang

Photo by Koichi Torimura

Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space by Satoshi Okada architects

Photo by Rolando Cordova and Roberto Cárdenas

AS Offices Mixed Use Building by AS Arquitectura

Tribeca Loft Residential Apartment by Andrew Franz Architect PLLC

Photo by Arik Oberrauch

Black Eagle Residential House by Perathoner Architects

Photo by Tuca Reinés

Baroneza Residence by Simone Mantovani Arquitetura

Photo by Roland Halbe

Centro das Artes de Verin Arts Center by Zooco Estudio

Photo by Todd A. Smith Photography, LLC

Takoma Park House Residential House by Robert Nichols

Photo by Paul Crosby

House for Beth Single Family Residential by David Salmela FAIA

Photo by David Cervera Castro

Niop Hacienda Hotel by AS Arquitectura & R79

Photographer: Piotr Wisniewski, 2017 \\\ 3D Visualiser: Piotr Nowakowski, 2017 (model) \\\ 3D Visualiser: Maciej Szado, 2017 (visualizations)

Crab Houses Multifuncional complex by Dagmara Oliwa & Anita Luniak

Visit adesignaward.com to register your designs for the 2018 A’ Design Award & Competition. For more information about A’ Design Award, go here.

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nanimarquina Expands on the Successful Tres Collection

nanimarquina Expands on the Successful Tres Collection

The Tres collection originally launched in April 2016 and since then it’s become one of the most successful collections ever for nanimarquina. Due to its popularity, the brand chose to expand the collection by adding new colors, a new style, and a new product, a pouf, to round it out. With the Tres collection, its name reflects the three fibers that are used, along with the three-part compositions.

The Tres collection of rugs are traditional Indian flat-weave Dhurries composed of New Zealand wool, felt, and cotton, which in their various combinations, change up the tones and patterns for the resulting looks. The family-owned company has always been committed to craftsmanship by highlighting the age-old craft of weaving and in Nani Marquina’s design, she has a way of merging tradition with a modern aesthetic. The mix of fringes helps distinguish the three separate pieces as they’re invisibly joined together.

The Tres collection includes three different rugs – Tres, Tres Texture, and Tres Stripes – and along with the poufs, they come in seven colors – Black, Ochre, Turquoise, Sage, Blue, Chocolate, and Pearl.

Poufs seem like a natural extension from their rugs, especially as they utilize the same weaving techniques. They’re trapezoidal in shape and are partially upholstered in a Tres rug.

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Warping Reality: The Sculpture of Wim Delvoye

Warping Reality: The Sculpture of Wim Delvoye

Design Milk featured Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s carved tires back in 2012. His new exhibition on view at Galerie Perrotin in New York this month turns up the volume, featuring must-see sculptures from the last five years. In a variety of materials, it all feels like a competition between machine precision and hand-made perfection – where too much is not enough, and everybody wins.

Wim Delvoye exhibition at Perrotin New York

Dunlop Geomax 100/90-19 57M 720 2x, 2013 (detail)

For his “Twisted Tire” series, a motorcycle tire was digitally scanned and warped into various Möbius forms. The ENTIRE thing is cast in stainless steel, with a black patina to mimic rubber (there is no rubber in this sculpture). See other Möbius tire versions here.

Wim Delvoye exhibition at Perrotin New York

The centerpiece of the show is the REAL 1950’s Maserati 450S racing car that has been intricately hand-embossed by Iranian artisans hired by Delvoye. It’s ALMOST too much – like inlaying diamonds INTO a ruby, but I can’t look away. The result is a unbelievable 360° view of thousands of hand-tapped details.

Maserati, 2012 (detail)

Other embossed aluminum objects litter the exhibition, including a set of modified Rimowa luggage pieces (also not cheap) and 2 fire extinguishers that look like they just happened to be in the gallery during this detail festival. I do hope that if/when they make it to a museum, they are hung in a random hallway.

Rimowa Topas Cabin Multiwheel 920.00.56.4 (2015), Rimowa Classic Flight Multiwheel 971.00.00.4 (2013), Rimowa Pilot Multiwheel 923.51.00.4 (2015)

Rimowa Classic Flight Multiwheel 971.00.00.4, 2013 (detail)

Fire extinguisher 2, 2016

Fire extinguisher 2, 2016 (detail)

My favorite are the neoclassical Rorschach’ed bronze sculptures. Just over 2 feet tall, each was sourced from real neoclassical figurines, (like this one?) then digitally stretched, twisted and mirrored into fully three-dimensional silhouettes of classic artistry and deformed digital manipulation.

Wim Delvoye exhibition at Perrotin New York

Pegasus & Perseus Rorschach, 2016

Gloria Victis Rorschach, 2012

The kidnapping of Psyche Rorschach, 2016

View of the exhibition at Perrotin New York

And by far the most intricate, time-consuming (and inexplicable) is the massive “Twisted Cement Truck”.

Twisted Cement Truck, 2017

Stretching nearly 12-feet tall and part of a larger “Gothic Works” series, it’s a Mercedes (yes Mercedes) cement truck that is pieced together from Gothic architectural elements, digitally torqued, hung from its nose, and made from HUNDREDS of laser-cut stainless steal pieces, taking a team of workers over a year to design and build.

Twisted Cement Truck, 2017 (detail)

This show adds insane levels of detail to the already “perfect” objects – using both highly skilled human hands and new levels of digital technology. The result is a rollercoaster of visual experiences that must be seen up close and in person.

What: Wim Delvoye New Sculpture
Where: Perrotin New York, 130 Orchard St, New York, NY
When: September 9 – October 29, 2017

Cover image & all gallery installation photographs © Delvoye / ADAGP Paris, 2017, photographed by Guillaume Ziccarelli / Courtesy Perrotin

All other detail & single work images photographed by the author, David Behringer.

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