Just discovered Fueradentro : ' a young design furniture label based on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam. A city where progressive attitudes go hand in hand with its rich cultural traditions.' They have 3 lines of outdoor furniture plus an interesting-if not revolutionary- line of outdoor 'art'.
Bloom by Hugo Post are outdoor paintings, handpainted acrylic on waterproof mdf.A three dimensional bouquet of roses, each individually hand painted . The BLOOM collection paintings are equally suitable for exterior or interior use. Painted using acrylic paste, which is resistant to any kind of European weather.
Available in different shades, the paintings are a limited edition and are individually numbered.
Vertical planting is entering a new stage. First used to 'blanket cover' walls , creative minds are finding new ways of exploiting the technique developped by French researcher Patrick Blanc.
One such use is to create 'living outdoor pictures' . Before you hop over for the full story : I will let you in on 'the trick ' behind it :"These plants need little water, so they're less heavy than other choices, and their shallow roots require less soil," notes Lehrer ( the owner).
Love this work by uber famous designer Ron Arad. A large sculptural rocking chair with curvy shapes . The folded layers of polished stainless steel 10 millimeters in diameter is a signature technique...
A while back I posted about the piece at the end of this post.
I stumbled upon a new piece by the same talented designer this morning . Though it is not an outdoor piece I find it stunning and wanted to share it! Remix chaise longue is carved from laminated plastic, plywood, chipboard and fibreboard - some of which are reclaimed - using CNC machinery.
Previously I wrote:
More and more outdoor furniture is art- like. Just a single piece elevates an outdoor space into an art installation. And top of this new league one will find designs by Tasmanian born Brodie Neill who has been nominated for the Young Designer of the Year Award by Homes & Gardens/V&A, to be announced in March 2008.
This young talent is also being featured in the following book which is set to be published on Nov 25th in the UK - he will feature alongside some of the world's main design talents - a synopsis of which is below.
'Not only an in-depth exploration of contemporary design practice, this book is also a rallying call for a more sustainable approach to product design of every type. Visually stunning and highly informative, "Design Now!" illustrates the latest work by 90 of the world's leading designers and design-led manufacturing companies, while also featuring in-their-own-words statements that give a unique insight into the nature of 3-dimensional design today. Additionally, the editors' introductory essay authoritatively outlines the main issues facing designers, manufacturers and consumers, and offers a perceptive vision for a better way forward that focuses on the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle."Design Now!" is an essential must-have for anyone interested in design and the road towards a greener future.Examples of selected designers and design-led companies featured include: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Ecotricity, Naoto Fukasawa, Zaha Hadid, Intelligent Energy, Jonathan Ive (Apple Computer), LOT-EK, Ross Lovegrove, Marine Current Turbines, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, POC, Philips Design, Seymourpowell, and, Tokujin Yoshioka.
and, Brodie Neill, Ecotricity, Intelligent Energy, Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Ive (Apple Computer), LOT-EK, Marc Newson, Marine Current Turbines, Naoto Fukasawa, Philips Design, POC, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Ross Lovegrove, Seymourpowell, Tokujin Yoshioka., Young Designer of the Year Award by Homes & Garden, Zaha Hadid