Expressive design has an enduring hold on us. lasting ideas_passionate + evocative combines outstanding design concepts into a lifestyle theme, seeking and finding passionate solutions for here and now. Powerfully, with intense colours and concrete forms, memories of design icons are strikingly and graphically evoked producing vivid results clearly anchored in the present. The focus is on a keen awareness of design heritage and a desire to celebrate and reinterpret familiar design ideas creatively. Now that our living spaces are increasingly also our working environments, modular solutions with multiple uses are also emerging. That’s why lasting ideas_passionate + evocative has developed its own special dynamic — starting with the ability to repeatedly adapt design with a strong identity to all our wants and needs, flexibly. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing differently each day.
1 PRINCIPLES, a collection by OMA for UniFor, Photo © Delfino Sisto Legnani e Alessandro Saletta — DSL Studio 2 Signal C1 polychromatic by Barber & Osgerby, Photo Alexandra de Cossette — Courtesy Galerie kreo 3 Rhombe Color by Lyngby Porcelain 4 Pendant (stainless steel, enamel) by Christoph Straube, Photo Christoph Straube 5 Wall Clock by Janua Upcycling Collection, shop.janua.de 6 DIN Collection by Konstantin Grcic for Mutina, Photo Alessandro Sorci 7 Detail: VITTI TABLE by Studio Rhonda for made.com 8 Pendant Lighting Fold by Formafantasma for Maison Matisse, Photo Gianni Antoniali 9 Hanging Dividers by Re:Felt 10 DIVIDE IT by Pitsou Kedem for mdf italia, Photo Lorenzo Cappellini Baio 11 Archibald Anniversary Limited Edition 2022 by Poltrona Frau x Felipe Pantone 12 Bit Stools by Normann Copenhagen 13 Anorak by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, Photo Alessandro Paderni 14 Comma by © Vitra 15 HÅG TION 2100 by Flokk 16 CAST AMBER by Kinto 17 COLLECT Table by Jonas Wagell, Wendelbo, Denmark 18 Signal R polychromatic by Barber & Osgerby, Photo Alexandra de Cossette — Courtesy Galerie kreo 19 ‚A Time of Sincerity’ by Dahye Jeong, Courtesy of the LOEWE FOUNDATION 20 Loza Vase & Pot by Sebastian Herkner for Ames, Photo Andres Valbuena 21 Buds by Studio Comploj, Photo Studio Riebenbauer 22 Tape Dispenser on Rusted Stone by new craft house 23 Vase on Rusted Stone by new craft house 24 THIERRY by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, Photo Kartell
The lasting ideas_passionate + evocative colour range forms the basis for powerful designs full of passion and self-confidence. Hints of petrol and blue dominate the cool colour palette, with intensive orangey-red plus purple and yellow nuances to draw in some warmth. Neutral, architectural shades provide a bridging option between the strong contrasts. Lasting ideas_passionate + evocative has a particular appeal with its monolithic colourways. It makes design statements, established entirely around the power of an individual shade. On the other hand, the palette can also be used for refined colour compositions, for instance as striking graphic patterns or in the form of modern mosaics.
lasting ideas_passionate + evocative displays its overall concept clearly, up front. In the search for ideas to repeatedly unleash enthusiasm and passion within us, a variety of materials can come into play. They may be soft or solid, natural or reused. Besides the actual materials themselves, the way they are worked is equally important. Shape and colour choice go hand in hand as part of the overall conceptual design.
Concrete forms lend many objects a consciously solid appearance. Materials like stone and marble underscore the ambition of a lifestyle theme that is here to stay. Modular ideas as well as objects that can be used or moved in a variety of ways offer us a new sort of permanence. Because lasting ideas_passionate + evocative is infinitely flexible + adaptable, this lifestyle theme can develop permanent validity within our ever-changing surroundings. Sustainable solutions flow effortlessly into the manufacturing processes. Felt, marble and plastics are all recycled or rescued from industrial waste and given a new use.
1 Detail: Bit Stool by Normann Copenhagen 2 Detail: Roxy by Studio Comploj, Photo Studio Riebenbauer 3 Hanging Dividers by Re:Felt 4 Wall Clock by Janua Upcycling Collection, shop.janua.de 5 DIN Collection by Konstantin Grcic for Mutina, Photo Alessandro Sorci 6 Rhombe Color by Lyngby Porcelain 7 Detail: VITTI TABLE by Studio Rhonda for made.com 8 Chestnut Orb by ELAKFORM 9 Plot by GamFratesi for Poltrona Frau 10 Anorak by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, Photo Alessandro Padern
Besides our furniture, other functional products have now become especially flexible. Completely modular and movable, they can be stored away swiftly after use to save space. In our living and working environments, the adaptability of our surroundings is being advanced by multi-purpose interior objects.
Artisanal skills and ideas, especially making special items in small production runs or as one-offs, are being reinterpreted in lively new ways. Significant industrial know-how combines with strong design to break down many barriers. When it comes to designs with a fresh perspective on tradition, artistic statement pieces are a must. These make avant-garde design statements, with a good claim to feature permanently in our homes. lasting ideas_passionate + evocative fuels our search for new design icons and rewards us with bold concepts and powerful ideas to impress and enthuse us for a long time to come.