Front and direct view of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo’s Japan Style Exhibition Two of my favorite design characteristics, simplicity and elegance, were on display at the Yukio Hashimoto designed Japan Style exhibition at the 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair. Mr. Hashimoto’s cleverly designed exhibition pavilion housing some of Japan’s best high-end products for the home captures what I feel is … Read More
Czechoslovakian designers Iva Tattermuschova and Jakub Stepanek’s 2013 Ambiente Talents’ tabletop exhibition was both captivating and evocative. They asked noted artists and designers to create a unique hand crafted and hand painted tableware product; be it a plate, bowl or crystal stemware, but there was a slight twist to the invitation. All contributing designs had to be part of a … Read More
Ambiente 2013 Tabletop Talents designer Raili Keiv combines concrete, a hard and strong material associated with architectural structures, with porcelain, a material known for it’s beauty and fragility creating a new and interesting tableware product that finds exquisite balance between design opposites.
Magical Paris Under the Stars Messe Frankfurt brought Paris to Frankfurt in a big way. The opening festivities to kick-off its popular lifestyle and home design fair, Ambiente 2013 and to celebrate its country design partnership with France was replete with iconic images of France including the Eiffel Tower, Mont Martre art scenes (pantomined, of course!), and the Moulin Rouge. … Read More