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INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE ESSENCE STUDIES OF NATURE


INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE STUDIES ESSENCE OF NATURE

The world around us is changing rapidly. Breakthroughs in technology will bring changes we cannot now even imagine. It is easy to get carried away by all the new influences and possibilities. What is needed is an objective way of thinking, a neutral state of mind. Nature is neutral; it gives and takes. We are rethinking our influence and our place in the world of nature. We see nature as the base, as the foundation, it is a fact and it is safe. As a result we create a desire for an untouched natural environment.The understated elegance of the interior gives a neutral look and a timeless feel. The interior brings peace of mind through the use of natural materials, neutral colour and transparency. #SIMPLICITY #NEUTRAL #ACQUIESCENCE


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ESSENCE OF NATURE


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ESSENCE ESSENCE OF OFNATURE NATURE

WOOD | CLOTH | ROPE | FLAX | COTTON | WOOL | CONCRETE


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ESSENCE OF NATURE

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ESSENCE OF NATURE

LIZ CIOKAJLO, London based designer, presents a truly futuristic concept of footwear. She uses natural materials combined with new technologies. It is a product signal of the trend ESSENCE OF NATURE because: more and more natural materials are being used in items and products in an experimental way.

LIZ CIOKAJLO MA NATURAL COLLECTION SHOES


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ESSENCE OF NATURE

PULP started as a collection of interior design products made out of paper waste using discarded vessels as positive-image molds. The collection is the result of a thorough research on new applications for paper waste by adding water resistant properties. It is a product signal of the trend ESSENCE OF NATURE because: In the products, nature is used as a starting point for established and secure data. The material seamlessly balances between structural and aesthetical qualities generating a robust and highly tactile result.

JO MEESTERS PULP 2.0 | POST CONSUMER VESSELS AND FURNITURE


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ESSENCE OF NATURE

ANTOINE BRIDIER-NAHMIAS turns his attention to this particularly phenomenon – suddenly, under his attentive eye, those unwelcome microscopic mushrooms reveal their beauty and become strangely fascinating. It is a product signal of the trend ESSENCE OF NATURE because: It urges you to give in to the things beyond your control, to accept nature and see how inherently magical it is. It pops out of nowhere within the city, your house, your fridge – in the same way it might have done centuries ago – and at the same time reminds us of our consumer behaviour.

ANTOINE BRIDIER- NAHMIAS MAGICAL CONTAMINATION


INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE SURPRISING STUDIES SENSES


INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE STUDIES SURPRISING SENSES

Due to digitalization and high-tech we are becoming more and more interwoven with technological devices. We have become used to the fact that we are online 24/7. We are constantly in contact with our highly functional but soulless devices. We long for materials and products that excite our sensesI in a binary system-dominated society. Sensitivity and tactility are more important than ever to stimulate our creativity and imagination. This translates into experimental usage of material and playful combinations of colour, textures, smells and taste. Next to the intensive contact with high-tech devices that enriched our lives in so many ways, we now want to be surprised and stimulated by the things we taste, smell, hear, see and feel. #AWARENESS #SENSITIVITY #TACTILITY #EXCITE


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SURPRISING SENSES


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SURPRISING SENSES

WOOL | LIQUIDS | FOAM | PLASTIC


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SENSORIAL STIMULI is a set of tableware to stimulate your senses. The cutlery is based on five sensory elements: colour, tactility, temperature, volume and weight, and shape. It is a product signal of the trend SURPRISING SENSES because: dinner is eaten more and more in front of the television or laptop so we hardly pay any attention to what we are eating, let alone focus on what we are tasting. “The tools I created make us focus on each bite, feel the enriched textures or enhanced sounds between bites” the designer says. By stimulating the senses the eating experience is being enriched.

JINHYUN JEON SENSORIAL STIMULI


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SUPRISING SENSES

COEXIST is a furniture collection made up of rubber molds. The furniture are molds of various locations in the building of the ‘Koningklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten’ in The Hague. The rubber molds became the fine line between art and furniture. The rubber carpet is a mold of the doors ‘Porta del Paradiso’ by Lorenzo Ghiberti.

It is a product signal of the trend SURPRISING SENSES because: rubber is a flexible and very bendable material. We are not used to walking over carpets made of materials other than wool, fur or animal skin. By walking barefoot over the rubber carpet with lots of relief you will most likely have a surprising experience.

NYNKE KOSTER COEXIST


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SUPRISING SENSES

THE UTOPIA CANDLES have the names: Walden (Henry David Thoreau), City of Tomorrow (Le Corbusier) and The Republic (Plato). Inside the beautifully-crafted jar, is a candle whose subtly blended fragrance helps evoke the perfect world described by Thoreau, Le Corbusier and Plato. Lighting the candle creates a moment in which we are able to reframe on life’s moments.

It is a product signal of the trend SURPRISING SENSES because: the fact is that we are rushing through our highly digitalized lives and we hardly create a moment for ourselves to just ‘stand still’ and dream. These fragranced candles help you do that. The smell stimulates you to dream about the perfect world, a utopia, and excites your senses.

THE SCHOOL LIFE UTOPIA CANDLE


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INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE STUDIES ROOTS &WINGS

Appreciation, admiration, and embrace of private origin and tradition; in a culture dominated by brand machines, where globalization is no longer a development but a fact, uniqueness is more important than ever. Uniqueness is found in the own heritage; every consumer enjoys local traditions. The search to your own roots and the curiosity of other peoples roots. Glocalization of products runs rampant, ancient traditions, rituals, and habits are rediscovered and enriched by the power of the diversity with which people are surrounded with. Back to the roots and a comeback of local products, products with a sense of place and tradition in a world dominated by globalization. It’s about finding our roots and spreading our wings towards other cultures. #RECOGNITION #SOCIALITY #APPRECIATION #IDENTITY #PURITY #MIXING


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COLOURS ROOTS & WINGS


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MATERIALS ROOTS & WINGS

GLASS | PORCELAIN | PIGMENT | REED


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CHARCOAL was first used as a water and air filter by the Egyptians. In order to highlight the healthy aspects of tradtional burnt woord, FORMAFANTASMA created a line of beautiful vessels that purify tapwater using pitchblack material. They used an ancient traditional Swiss technique to make charcoal. According to this tradition, the wood is heated very slowly, five to seven days, to carbonize. Formafantasma worked with the Swiss; Doris Wicki, who is one of the few who can master this ancient craft. She edited the pieces of charcoal and combined them with glass. Pieces of charcoal are sculpted into a paddle, ladle, lid, or a funnel which then act as a purification system.

FORMAFANTASMA CHARCOAL

It is a product signal of the trend ROOTS AND WINGS because this design is a way to explore tradition and nostalgia, and charcoal’s positive qualities. FormaFantasma has embraced an ancient craft and tradition and translated it in a contemporary design.


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The Israeli designers ODES SAPIR and ARIEL ZUCKERMAN combined technology and tradition. The result is the ‘KNITTED LAMP’, a knitted bag holding a lamp. Knitting wool threads in fixed patterns creates a three-dimensional sheet of fabric all which serves as a lighting fixture. It is a product signal of the trend ROOTS AND WINGS because: the Israeli designers Odes Sapir and Ariel Zuckerman combined technology and tradition. The traditional Israeli and Jewish knitwear becomes an accessible design product.

ODES SAPIR/ ARIEL ZUCKERMA KNITTED LAMP


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RAÚL ARRIBAS, a Spanish designer, was very curious about the Swedish traditions. He found out that there were two major Swedish traditions: glass blowing and coffee. By using a Swedish glassblower he developed an unique percolator and coffee set.

It is a product signal of the trend ROOTS AND WINGS because: Raúl Arribas used old Swedish traditions to create this design. SWEDEN & COFFEE is the result of a collaboration between a Spanish designer and a Swedish glass blower. They both used their cultural background for the design process: the Swedish glass blowing art and the cork, which is typically Spanish. Two cultures emerging together.

RAÚL ARRIBAS SWEDEN & COFFEE


INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE GLORIFY STUDIES TODAY


INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE STUDIES GLORIFY TODAY

Over the last couple of years, we lived in times of crisis. But now we have had enough. We want to show wealth. We want to exaggerate. Our living areas are becoming more and more extravagant, we ‘play wealth’. This translates into playful luxurious design. Modern objects are placed on pedestals and under cloches; they are taking a prominent place in our living areas. We aspire and romanticize a life of prosperity to experience an enriched lifestyle. #GLORIFICATION #EXCESS #EXTRAVAGANT #PROSPERITY


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COLOURS GLORIFY TODAY


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MATERIALS GLORIFY TODAY

METAL | GEMS | TULE | VELVET


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GLORIFY TODAY

ENLARGED MASQUERADE HIGH LIGHT


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LAND ROVER DEFENDER is a customized Land Rover with a whole load of different things inspired by various countries. This gives the customized Land Rover Defender an extravagant look. It is a product signal of the trend GLORIFY TODAY because: what STUDIO JOB did was make the car more, in fact even more, valuable. The car represents the excess of diverse values that is given to the car in different countries. Studio Job used very expensive material, and an excessive amount of it, for customization. The function of the car, actually driving it, becomes secondary.

STUDIO JOB LAND ROVER DEFENDER


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STILL LIFE STORIES are multipurpose porcelain food bowls that interpret classical paintings of the 17th century in a contemporary manner.

It is a product signal of the trend GLORIFY TODAY because: It is an excess of products in white porcelain and gold that can be placed on the table as if it were a still life of some of the most famous painters of the 17th century. Even though you cannot actually afford a 17th century painting.

MARIA VOLOKHOVA STILL LIFE STORIES


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GLORIFY TODAY

The PRE-FALL WINDOW ‘13 of LOUIS VUITTON in Paris was an extraordinary window. The golden dinosaurs are an interpretation of ancient times. Louis Vuitton worked together with Jardin des Plantes to produce an exact copy of real dinosaurs gilded in gold. It is a product signal of the trend GLORIFY TODAY because: Louis Vuitton captured the real value of ancient times through the excessive gilding of the dinosaurs.

LOUIS VUITTON PRE-FALL WINDOW


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INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE STUDIES IMPERFECTION

People are getting tired of being perfect. The industrial revolution made it possible to make perfect copies of products. Then we started to demanding perfection of ourselves as well. The sky is the limit, so why can’t we be perfect? But the tide is turning. Imperfection is the new perfection. When you accept the shortcomings or put them to your own set, you are able to turn a ‘mistake’ into a ‘happy accident’. The essence of the trend is that the process is more important than the result. A process where new shapes are created and mistakes can be made is, in fact, even more important are than ever. Nobody’s perfect, let’s show that. #IMPERFECTION #HAPPY ACCIDENTS


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COLOURS IMPERFACTION


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MATERIALS IMPERFACTION

SCRAPWOOD | GLASS | FOAM | PLASTIC | PULP


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IMPERFACTION

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IMPERFECTION

It all started with the idea of creating an original piece of furniture that would be contemporary, innovative, but most importantly, to be emblematic of everyday life: a table.

It is a product signal of the trend IMPERFECTION because: the shape of the table resembles the shape of a rock formation covered with snow called ‘Babele’ from the Carpathian Mountain. An imperfect design. The emergence of new technologies and new materials with this new casual fashion design, provide imaginative designs.

AA STUDIO MELTED SNOW TABLE


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IMPERFECTION

Scaffolding wood furniture, vintage cabinets with peeling paint, plumbing that is visible and living accessories that aren’t perfectly finished. These are visible signals in our interior that imperfection is the new perfection.

It is a product signal of the trend IMPERFECTION because: we like to surround ourselves with imperfect design to remind ourselves that imperfection can also be perfection.

OLD IS GOLD


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IMPERFECTION

BORA HONG translated the Korean obsession for plastic surgery by transforming chairs into design icons. The booming cosmetic surgery phenomenon in South Korea is an interesting topic when compared to design.

It is a product signal of the trend IMPERFECTION because: striving for a perfect appearance inspired her. She noted a parallel with design which creates an ideal of our everyday life: a perfect reality. With her project, Bora Hong wants to enter the discussion about the malleability of appearance and the value of ‘perfect shapes’.

BORA HONG COSMETIC SUGERY KINGDOM


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Trend book Ambiente 2014 international lifestyle studies 2014 issu