Thursday, November 10, 2011

DESIGN NEWS: The Height of Regal

Didier Faustino, is both an artist and architect mainly known for his avant-garde style and fascination with space. Faustino's exhibit The Best of All Worlds is being held in Paris, France until December 4th which consists of Regal chairs designed at various heights! He is also the co-founder of Bureau des Mesarchitecture architect firm and will be speaking at UofT and OCAD universities November 22nd and 23rd.

I absolutely love this! The different heights and consistency of shape and colour works well with the space creating a collage of work. The elongated legs and the placement of the chairs give the impression of a continuous growth into space. Just fabulous!

And the gallery...

NAMI.... Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PORTFOLIO: Staging Work

I have been able to work on a few staging jobs in my time and they are quite fun! With staging there is usually a streamlined contemporary look with a "magazine finish" that real estate agents like to go for, this helps the masses viewing for a current look within design; nothing to fancy or over the top. Homeowners on the other hand usually like to make it more personal because of their existing furniture and decor items that have meaning or some type of memoir. This is where a stager/ designer needs to balance the two.

Please view the below techniques:

Traditional: Keeping in touch with the exterior architecture of the house, the client's sofas mixed with modern accent pieces compliment each other.

Contemporary: Always works and can never go wrong! Most people like this because model homes usually look like this.

Modern: This style usually depends on the architecture of the home, but clean lines and white tones are usually involved to make the space look bigger for a great selling point.

NAMI INTERIORS..... Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation

Friday, August 19, 2011

DESIGN NEWS: New Flooring Products

New Shaw Contract Collection - On the Edge

Abstact Edge

Square commercial carpet tiles are old news! Edge features new 18-inch by 36-inch patterned, rectangular tiles in three patterns and vibrant, modern colors that can be combined for a graphic-design inspired or traditional look.

Best of NeoCon Gold this year at Chicago's IIDEX. Shaw Contract gives a bold layered looks which can spice up the old boring office!

Horizontal Edge

NOTE: Because the tiles can be mixed within the different patterns, Horizontal, Vertical and Abstract, installation methods are endless.

SPEC's: Tiles are backed by EcoWorx, which contains 40 percent pre-consumer recycled content, is recyclable and backed for performance. The tiles help earn LEED and Innovation in Design credits.

Onto Other News for This Summer's Forcast:

Flaster Concrete Wall & Floor Tiles

Designed by Andras Rudolf
Manufactured by Ivanka

The Budapest based company has a philosophy that focuses on the relationship between the materials used within architecture + design and their influence on each other. Ivanka products range from interiors to fashion, outdoor sculptures and now floor/ wall tiles.

Material: made of a high density fiber reinforced concrete, these medallions are reminiscent of traditional tiles from Morocco. Now as a modern product, these tiles create a high fashion, cozy feel for interiors and exteriors.

This just reminds me of a Luis Vuitton print for an A + D campaign ad. Fashion and interiors go hand in hand!

Available Sizes: 11.5" x 11.5" and 8.5 x 8.5". Install on an angle or across linear with spacers between each tile .

To check out the collection and specs click here

NAMI.... Inspitation. Imagination, Innovation