From Rashid to Hadid, 12 Top Designers Create Cool Laminate Flooring for Parador.

Parador Designer Flooring

Parador Designer Flooring by world-renowned designers Ross Lovegrove, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jean-Marie Massaud, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Konstantin Grcic, Ben van Berkel, Matteo Thun, ORA ITO, Piero Lissoni, Werner Aisslinger and Zaha Hadid. Each has designed exclusive indoor laminate flooring for manufacturer Parador. Read more

Z. Island. A Kitchen Collaboration Between Zaha Hadid, Ernestomeda and Corian.

Z.Island Kitchen

The Multi-Sensorial Kitchen
Z.Island Kitchen” is not simply a project created in order to astonish people and make them talk. The kitchen area conceived by architect Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Ernestomeda and DuPont brings with it concrete innovations that will be useful for future production and that involve the processing of the materials, the structural organisation and the integration of advanced technologies. Read more

Transforming Modern Architect’s Works Into 3D Typography

Architects Buildings As 3D Typography

Designer Chris Labrooy, inspired by his design heroes; architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and designer Ettore Sottsass, has created 3D typography based on their works using computer rendering and illustration. Read more

Getting A Handle On Design With Valli & Valli and FSB. Door Handles By Famous Architects and Designers.

Door Handles By Famous Architects and Designers

Changing something as simple as a doorknob or lever can really add some style to your home. Valli & Valli and FSB have an incredible selection of functional hardware by several of the best-known names in design and architecture. Read more

Vitra Edition: Encouraging Experimental Design

Vitra Edition

Vitra Edition is a laboratory that provides architects and designers with the freedom to create experimental furniture objects and interior installations. Read more

Raising The Benchmark On.. Well, Benches.

Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll.

Once upon a time, given my old design snob tendencies, the only benches I’d consider owning were the classic slat bench, the Platform bench, by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll. Both, shown below, are still worthwhile investments, but if you’re looking for a new modern bench, there’s no shortage of beautiful benches by fabulous designers out there. Read more