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The Renovated Restaurant Le Dalí at Le Meurice, Paris
Salvador Dalí would often grace Le Meurice Hotel in Paris with his presence, which has led to the hotel naming one of its top restaurants after him. Recently revamped by famed designer Philippe Stark, restaurant Le Dalí features surreal hanging lampshades, slanting mirrors and a fantastical ceiling muralas well as menu created by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse, which includes contemporary tastes with Mediterranean accents, as well as signature dishes like the Dalí Salad with quail eggs and the Pop Art burger.
Equip Hair Salon in Sakai, Osaka
Japanese design studio SIDES CORE are becoming something of a hair-salon expert, since this is their third such project. Designed for a hairdresser friend who wanted to offer his clients a new experience every time they visit, the salon is minimally furnished and decorated, and can serve only one client at a time. The big round mirror reflects the desk and shelves behind the client, which the salon owner can decorate and customise at will, thus changing his client’s experience every time they visit for a haircut.
Vintage-Inspired Steel and Fabric Glass Frames by Hapter
Founded in 2013, Hapter is a small manufacturer of glass frames based out of a town up in the Dolomite mountains in Italy. Inspired by a pair of First World War military goggles that were found up on the Dolomites, the brand creates unique frames that combine surgical steel covered with high-quality fabrics. The result is, well... haptic, and the frames look as if they have emerged from a period film about the early days of aviation. On the occasion of its three-year anniversary, Hapter has released a short film that shows the making process for its unique designs.
Basketball Backboards Made of Stained Glass and Swarovski Crystals
These sparkling and quite unusable basketball backboards are created by American designer Victor Solomon using traditional stained-glass techniques, gold-plated steel and Swarovski crystals. Expensive, time-consuming and once very rare, stained glass is associated with wealth, high social status and religion, for Solomon, making these objects brings together one of his favourite things, basketball, with his own creative process.
Noni Collection of Design Objects from Finland
Photographer Kimmo Metsäranta did a great job capturing these utterly attractive design objects from the Noni Collection, a project that strongly demonstrates a stark, Finnish aesthetic. Participating designers include Anna Krivtsova, Collin Townsnd Velkoff, Erin Turkoglu, Reeta Ek, Fanni Suvila, Iseult Uhlemann, Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters.
Mido Sideboard by Rasmus Warberg
REFORM Design Biennale is a biannual exhibition space in Copenhagen showcasing a new generation of designers, craftsmen, architects and artists. Danish designer Rasmus Warberg is participating in this year’s exhibition with Mido, a sideboard that has the unusual form of a wooden cabinet suspended from a black metal frame.
AW 17 “Drama” Collection of Leather Accessories by Konstantin Kofta
For his Autumn-Winter 2016-17 collection, designer Konstantin Kofta has released a series of leather bags that continue his exploration into architectural elements and forms found in nature. This all-black collection is aptly named “Drama”, and includes a stunning brick-shaped shoulder bag and a backpack that looks like the cast of an ornate Baroque ceiling.
Brass Furniture by Valentin Loellmann
From the studio of Dutch designer Valentin Loellmann, this series of unique brass and wood furniture, which stand out for their uneven beauty and slender shapes. Although it was a challenge for the designer to shape flat sheets of brass into these pieces and then seamlessly merge them with wood, the result is elegant and one-of-a-kind —which gives their maker the right to compare them to haute couture.
Afillia Lamp by Alessandro Zambelli
In Botanology, afillia is an attribute describing a plant without leaves —the perfect name for this minimal and frill-free series of lights by Italian designer Alessandro Zambelli. Made of a nylon perforated body resting on a Swiss pine base, the six different types of Afillia lamp cast interesting shapes on the surrounding walls, like the sunlight filtered through the leaves of a tree. Ironic? Perhaps. Beautiful? Most certainly.
Industrial Skyline Candle Holders by Nottdesign
Ukrainian designer Sergey Gotvyansky of studio Nottdesign created these playful candleholders inspired by the industrial region of Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine. The whole set looks like an oil-processing plant, which is perhaps not the ideal place for lighting candles —or anything flammable for that matter. That being said, their charred finish makes an ideal addition to that industrial interior project you're currently working on.