Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Motional Engagement

If there was ever an excuse for a time-lapse film it would be here and now to see the fabrication of this dynamic ring formed reception desk for klick Health, tilted for take-off, of a craft akin to ship building although in this case the blue print may have come from the stars. Ever pushing the boundaries Prototype Design Lab I knew would be a hard act to follow from their previous post so what better to follow it than another one of their superlative designs..
View pdlab website for the full story. And in their words :
'The reception desk is a stunning, tapering stainless steel band, tilted from front to back to accommodate function and maintain openness in the space. Flanking the reception desk to the right is a custom designed Lego wall, which operates as a play node. Employees interact with the wall on a daily basis creating artwork, leaving messages or simply doodling. On the other side of the reception desk is an undulating wood sculpture which replicates the wind-swept dunes of a desert. Its curve and texture are so powerful that one cannot help but interact with it. For the café space, another social/play amplifier, a 40-foot shipping container was sliced into myriad of pieces, with each piece precisely cut to re-clad the interior of the space. The staff are encouraged to add graffiti to the space as they like.'
Thanks to Pdlab for the images.
Photography by Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blurring The Boundaries

Its always a pleasure to be contacted by a studio such as the unique Canadian multi disciplinary architectural practice -  Prototype Design Lab, in Toronto . Headed by Antonio Tadrissi who so could easily be termed a Renaissance man but in this case I will apply the term to the whole team and their approach to interior and exterior Architecture. 
Here their artful reception desk for Russak Dermatology Clinic in NYC is a great example of how they enjoy and execute their work. Its beautiful looks are not just skin deep as I am confident that their attention to detail flows through to the  core of this piece via an exacting understanding of processes, methods and manufacture.
Thanks to Brenda @ Pdlab for sending us such a feast of creativity and to end in her words :
'The reception desk begins as a highly decorative, traditional form and morphs along its length to become clean and modern. The juxtaposition of the two time periods creates a stunning conversation piece.' Voilà

Friday, May 10, 2013

Solid Selection

A nice little mixed hors d'oeuvre of bespoke solid surface material  workmanship from Buckinghamshire - Edward Williams Furniture Ltd. Thanks to Neal @ this versatile manufacturer for the images. A great show of thermoforming capability but I particularly like the simplicity and function of the top little square reception desk.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Suite Intensions

Patchi  luxury coutre chocolate store keeping Cool in Saudi Arabia by Architects Lautrefabrique, found via Frame mag Facebook page. View the designers website as it is quite a selection and further mouth watering detail.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Meshing it up

A progressive reception desk that flaunts a new composite product called 'Woodskin' created by Milan design studio MammaFotogramma. View their website for loads of info on the material and an interesting group of creatives. I can see this being utilised in all sorts of applications. Stunning. Found @ Wired. Photography ; Mammafotogramma.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Noble Essences

I have just found a business card that I was looking for stuck in my copy of Interior Designers Handbook between page 204 and 205 and more exciting than finding the business card was rediscovering an advert for Noble Russell that displays their fine craftsmanship in the form of this polished pleasure of a reception desk. Please view their website to see the full proud progressional photos of the objet d'art taking shape. Design by Bare Design for a project in Bahrain.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

100 Giants

From the studio of one of the top architecture and design firms, Studios Architecture, a geometrically adventurous reception desk, a precious pile of off set semi circles confidently conceived for an LA law firm. It must have been fun to design and a feat to make, a true one off.