‘design super stuff' is... an evolving inspirational resource featuring every day design, new product launches and images from design exhibitions, graduate shows and trade fairs. Thanks for looking and... Enjoy!

Friday, 23 November 2007

Just a touch of Gold

Metallic finishes is a trend that's been continually reinvented season after season. I love these pieces, which have just a touch of bling to give the products that luxury detailing without going over the top.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

B&B Patricia Urquiola

I love this new collection of garden furniture called Canasta from B&B by Patricia Urquiola. She's taken inspiration from tradiational Vienna straw, with its decorative geometric weave and magnifed the proportions to create a contemporary look. You can find more of the collection at www.bebitalia.it

Jethro Macey - Lace Paving Slabs

Jethro Macey a BA(Hons) 3D Design graduate from University College Falmouth, designs and makes interior and in this case exterior products. He recently won the prestigious Elle Decoration British Design Awards; one of the highest accolades in the industry. Jethro’s Lace Embossed Concrete Tiles beat off stiff competition from Timorous Beasties for Brintons Carpets, Committee for The Rug Company and Barnaby Barford for Thorsten Van Elten, to win Best Flooring Product 2007.

These concrete slabs have a repeating pattern, which has been converted from lace into a three-dimensional form using CNC milling and cast in concrete. You can find these and his other products on his web site. > click here

Monday, 19 November 2007

Metaphys Hono light

Japanese brand Metaphys have been doing the rounds at the trade fairs. Spotted this at 100% London and 100% Tokyo. The Hono light is ignited by touching it with a magnetic match and extinguished by blowing on it. The LED light source even flickers like a real candle.

Metaphys also presented their uzu cyclone vacuum, sooo much better looking than a dyson which in comparison looks like a cheap taiwanese transformer toy.

Inga Sempe Lighting

We love these lights by Paris based designer Inga Sempe. This traditional technique of micro pleating looks great on these contemporary shapes. You can find these and more of her work at www.ingasempe.com.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Natural Wave - requires radiator, hot beverage, various pastries

Byung-seok You's Natural Wave, Is a functional tray warmer. The ceramic tray's feet nestle cozily into any radiator's gaps, securing it into place, the radiating heat from the rad keeps your beverages and snacks Climate-controlled. I'd definitely buy one, if I er had old school radiators in my house. [via Core 77]

Monday, 12 November 2007

Delightful Blog

I am "delighted" to announce that this blog, Design Super Stuff, has been listed in the stylish and trendy Delightful Blogs - an honour indeed! Just in case you aren't familiar with Delightful Blogs, it is a blog catalogue filled with the blogs that are the best on the web, featuring interiors, design, fashion and much more. They are "Cutting Through the Blog Smog". There is such great stuff listed on delightful blogs and I'm proud to be listed with all of them.
Thank you Delightful Blogs!

Trend Watch - Lace

Lace seems to be a growing trend with more and more designers updating the look by using it with new materials or mixing it with contemporary patterns. Marcel Wanders used it on chairs, lamps and animals at the Salone Milano. It has also featured heavily in this seasons fashion catwalks. We expect this will be a continually evolving theme in the interiors world.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Favorite Glass

We're loving these gorgeous glass pieces, particularly this new piece from Norberto Morettii [available at Vessel] There is just something about these organic shaped glass pieces with contrasting dramatic cuts that takes the breath away. Well that's if your as fanatical about glass as we are!

Ilse Crawford Furniture & Interiors

While updating myself with my fellow bloggers I came across some pics of Ilse Crawford’s furniture which I thought worthy of a mention it's not a new collection but nevertheless still looks great, especially because it kick started the trend now everywhere for Victorian inspired turned wood. Having previously designed some gorgeous mirrored cabinets for Baleri Italia she crated these lacquered wooden pieces in conjunction with Ferrious and the rug with Christopher Farr. via style files.

She has also recently completed the interiors for two new restaurants at Grand Hotel Stockholm in Sweden. The restaurants are Matsalen and Matbaren . Matbaren features a gilded narrative screen specially commissioned from Dutch/Belgian designers Studio Job. There are tables in natural wood, and raw Swedish primitive pieces from the 1700s. There is a mix of Swedish, Scandinavian and global pieces, such as Pyra chairs by Marten Cyren, lights by Jorn Utzen, and chairs by Vico Magistretti. In Matsalen the design seams more intimate and rarified, a place to spend time and features parquet flooring and chesterfield sofas in velvet. The lighting is a mix pieces with Swedish classics; a chandelier by Carlo Scarpa and the classic Swedish kitchen lamp, in brass. In a nod to the history of the Grand Hotel many of the chairs have been rescued from around the hotel and revitalised in soft naturally dyed yellow leather and partnered with chairs by Josef Frank from Svenskt Tenn.