Jonas Ingerstedt shot a new interior series for Alcro, a swedish wall color manufacturer. The beautiful interior story presents one “inspiration from the best.” Designer stories will be the new “idols” for a crowd interested in interior consumers who need help with the color scheme. For Alcro Jonas gets into their homes and captures all the different styles.
Inga Sempé, who is one of my favorite designers, has just designed this beautiful Collection of tiles for the Italian company Mutina. The collection "Tratti" is comprised of 8 different patterns which may either be used alone or in any combination. Three prepared mixes - a light mix, a medium mix and a dark mix - are also available, they are composed by different patterns (not individually sold). To complete the collection, three base colors (white, beige and grey) can be used. All the tiles can be randomly installed to create endless compositions. The 10x10 cm tiles are made of porcelain stoneware and are suitable for floor and wall, indoor and outdoor.
The fluidity and vibrant feel of the mouth blown glass creates the delicate character for the new Iittala collectible vase Ruutu. Created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Ruutu might be simple in shape but it takes the most skilled craftsmen in the glass factory to produce.
Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a collection of 10 vases available in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both the strength and the delicate nature of the glass come alive. Like Ittala’s iconic Alvar Aalto collection, Ruutu is also created in Iittala’s Finland factory. However, where the Aalto vase embodies an organic form, Ruutu follows strict form and makes a perfect collectible.
Each vase is a simplified masterpiece taking seven craftsmen 24 hours to produce in the Iittala glass factory. Glass blower Tapani Viljamaa says, “It is fascinating to struggle with a living material. Glass is a material that does not forget if you do not treat it well. It has a memory.
Designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec explain, “Iittala knows very well how to manipulate colours. In Ruutu, we were able to create a delicate, watercolour-like palettes that intermingle with each other when combining sizes and colours. Ruutu allows a game of composition. We wanted to show the sophisticated range of Iittala colours while at the same time handing the job over to the user who will feel tempted to have several modules to create his or her own individual assemblage.”