New Angles: daily inspiration

Pavé by Kreoo

Posted in design, furniture, interiors by menno1976 on April 17, 2010

So I just got back from Salone del Mobile 2010 in Milan and loved it! I spotted a couple of trends such as combining organic and synthetic materials, psychedelic flowers, and rough, tribal, natural shapes and materials.

I really liked Pavé by Kreoo (owned by Italian marble processing company Decormarmi). These stools look like giant pebbles with driftwood and they can turn around a built-in axis.




Posted in furniture, interiors by menno1976 on October 27, 2009

Some eco-furniture for your inspiration!

Fiji Hanging Lamp
Z Gallerie

Kenmochi Design Associates
Round Rattan Chair C-315-E
manufactured by Yamakawa Rattan

Bell 95

Pati Chair

Rattan Barstools
1970’s, the Netherlands

Lolah, easy armchair
Kenneth Cobonpue

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70’s Coffee Tables

Posted in furniture, interiors by menno1976 on October 10, 2009

Love these! Never knew that agate and metal inlay 70’s coffee tables could be so cool!


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Jaanus Orgusaar

Posted in furniture, lighting by menno1976 on October 2, 2009

Egater from Estonia won the giveaway early September. I didn’t know that much about Estonia, so I started reading up on Estonian history and culture. Of course I also googled for Estonian design and found Jaanus Orgusaar’s work, which I really liked.

“Comb” bookshelf
photo via




Mario Bellini

Posted in furniture by menno1976 on October 2, 2009

Earlier this year I purchased five retro Amanta sections by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. I still want to reupholster them, but I already like them very much as they are (otherwise I wouldn’t have bought them of course..).
I wanted to share these photos of retro modular couches by Mario Bellini with you.

Amanta for B&B Italia (the company was called C&B at the time), 1966


Amanta for B&B Italia, 1966


Cameleonda for B&B Italia, 1972

Cameleonda for B&B Italia, 1972

Bambole for B&B Italia, 1973 (upholstered with original Levi’s denim)
photo by DesigFFM Select

Bambole for B&B Italia, 1973

Mario Bellini’s activities range from architecture and urban design to furniture and industrial design. Many of his designs are now in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Wrapped up

Posted in furniture by menno1976 on September 28, 2009

What do you think is the deeper meaning of this trend of wrapping things up? 

“Carbon Chair” by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders

“Balloona Stool” by Natalie Kruch for Umbra

Ottoman by Tham & Videgård Hansson

Unconventional bookshelves

Posted in furniture, interiors by menno1976 on September 27, 2009

“Target” by Nendo for Arketipo

“Kwan” by Studio Ditte

“Rek” by Reinier de Jong

Aldo Bakker

Posted in design, furniture, kitchen by menno1976 on September 21, 2009

Dutch designer Aldo Bakker‘s work is designed to influence the factor of “time”. Eternity and endlessness are recurring concepts in his pieces. His work is smooth, durable and serene, yet dynamic enough to capture one’s attention. The pieces provoke a kind of meditative state in its beholders, slowing the passage of time and creating a “time gap”.

Materials used are silver, ceramics, glass, wood and Urushi (Japanese lacquer).

technical ceramics, green tea Urushi

Water carafe, porcelain

Milk or oil can , porcelain

I also like Aldo Bakker’s furniture very much, it’s so otherworldly…

Stool no.2, Ice blue Urushi

Side table, Lilac Urushi


Posted in design, furniture, interiors by menno1976 on September 19, 2009

In the “About Menno” section on my blog it says that I love imperfection…and I really do! 

“Ich war’s nicht I” by Kai Linke

“Ich war’s nicht III” by Kai Linke


Although these pieces by Maarten Baas look different from the ones in this post, there is a similarity, which is the fluidity in all of them. Both styles refer to change, imperfection and asymmetry. “Clay Furniture” by Maarten Baas

“Clay Furniture – Dining Chair” by Maarten Baas

“Drunken Table” and “Crooked lamp” by Andrew Oliver