House for Mother by Förstberg arkitektur och formgivning
If you’ve visited the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, you’ll noticed this for sure. Or maybe just by looking around in magazines and web: timber is back and it’s actually the real star of interiors and product design. Big brands have gone for wood this year, combined with soft colors and leaving unnatural shades and neon colours, in favour of a trend that go back to natural moods.
Wood is protagonist in all its forms: natural wood, raw wood, light wood and exotic species. Almost as a new white, a neutral base which can be matched with so many different colors and materials. Even if I prefer it in its combination with whites -today some inspirations and news I’ve recently discovered on wood and white interiors and design.
Yes, timber is back on all fronts: from interior design (also a result of the spreading of wooden houses, finally in Italy as well), to furniture design, but also to table setting, in combination with ceramics: enjoy this roundup!
when wood meets white | moodboard
when wood meets white | inspirations
Interior by Studio Oink
White and wood ceramics by Love Milo
Renovation project by Studiomama, via Fantastik Frank
White ceramic + wood herringbone flooring, in a project by interior designers Kalb Lempereur
White and wood from Arik Levi’s chairs for TON
Desert by Josefina Munoz, Swiss design school ÉCAL at MilanDesignWeek2015
Rocking chair redesign by Alegre Design
when wood meets white | design focus
Talking about wood interior&design trend, I would like to focus on a new product I’ve recently discovered at Milan Design Week 2015. Tonon is a leading furniture and design made in Italy brand, and it has recently released a new edition of one of his bestsellers- Up Chair – in a “wooden“one.
Designed by Martin Ballendat in 2012, Up Chair has an organic design that fits perfectly to a natural material, wood. In fact, this year Up Chair has been shown in its new version, Up Wood Chair: here the shell in “soft touch” (a technical foam material) is matched with wooden inserts, in a solid walnut finish. It ‘s really interesting to see how this chair combines tradition and innovation, with the technology of the integral solid-coloured foam in the shell, combined with the tradition of wood, which refers to craftsmanship and history.
Up Wood Chair is available in 5 different colors, matched with four different wood finishes. Needless to say, I fell in love with the white one 😉
Va in questa direzione la scelta fatta da Tonon, azienda leader nel settore dell’arredo e del design made in italy, nella riedizione di uno dei suoi pezzi di design più noti – Up Chair – proprio in versione “wood”.
Disegnata da Martin Ballendat nel 2012, Up Chair ha un design dalle forme organiche che si adatta alla perfezione all’utilizzo al materiale naturale per eccellenza, il legno. E infatti quest’anno è stata proposta proprio in una nuova versione, la Up Wood Chair : qui alla seduta in “soft touch” (materiale tecnico schiumato) sono stati abbinati degli inserti in legno massello finitura noce canaletto, a identificarne i braccioli. E’ molto interessante vedere come questa seduta abbini la tecnologia -rappresentata appunto dal materiale della scocca- alla tradizione del legno, che rimanda a un linguaggio che parla di artigianalità e di storia.
La seduta è disponibile in 5 diversi colori, abbinata a quattro differenti finiture di legno. Manco a dirlo, io mi sono innamorata della versione in bianco 😉