Os & Oss is a design studio based here in Eindhoven and this year for DDW they where able to showcase their best work created since they began more than 7 years ago in a beautiful location inside the newly renovated building in Strijp T.
Body of work
Body of work encompasses their best projects developed in the last 7 years, since the studios conception in 2011.
Their objects include lamps, a desk, chairs, mirrors, coffee tables and a very humorous lounge chair that was created for the danish label Please Wait To Be Seated.
A showcase of surfaces, seating and lighting that together show a broad application of the concept, to showcase the possibilities as well as the visual aesthetic.
A technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface can be referenced to the viewer’s perspective or ‘point of view’. As the viewer begins to perceive the objects it becomes apparent that no two perspectives yield the same visual effect. For the juxtaposition of the light filtering foils in combination with the glass surfaces can create moments of deep density or contrasting transparency and all the variations there within.
These lamps play with the
An occultation occurs when an apparently larger body passes in front of an apparently smaller one.
And on the top floor:
Beautiful collection from AND LIGHT was also presented for the first time in the Netherlands, part of this collection is designed by Lukas Peet (brother of Oskar) who lives in Vancouver Ca.
overall, one of our favourite things we saw this year at DDW.
Hope you liked it as much as we did!
Comments? as always, let us know!
Ever since we got our Montana TV & Sound, we had been wanting to take a few pictures from it but of course our own space always comes to the end of the to-do list.
Our Tv room is where we gather as a family, even when we leave the tv off, it is where we get together and enjoy being together ;) and of course where the kids jump on and around everyday.
Music is essential for us, so our living space is mostly surrounded by instruments, which make for beautiful objects!
Greyscale & colours of nature, make things serene and easy to live with in a day to day basis.
The folded shelf from Muuto, gives elegance and a possibility to use the wall for storage, without invading the space. And the beautiful Stone lamp from Menu makes a dark statement of seriousness /coolness that we love.
We love our tv room, and hopefully you love it too.
Any comments? we love to hear them.
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Montana Free shelving system consists of 12 standard compositions that you can choose with an optional interposed shelf. The standard compositions range in size and function from the smallest design: a two-shelf-high bench that can fit under a window – to the largest solution: a six-shelf-high unit perfect as both an airy and decorative room divider or a spacious shelving unit placed against a wall.
“Freedom is the opening act before happiness comes on”.
Designed by Jakob Wagner
“Freedom is my favorite color”.
“Freedom is not a feeling, it's a lifestyle”.
Montana Free is designed to last. But also made for change. Because life changes. Your mood changes. Your needs change. So does Montana Free. Move it around, expand it, add more colours.
Inspiration: how it’s getting styled.
This season, Montana introduced their new Collection IV, which is a series of ready-made pieces that you can easily choose for specific solutions. This collection comes very handy for those who love Montana but are overwhelmed by the huge array of possibilities the Brand has to offer. The whole philosophy of Montana since it began in 1982, is to create possibilities, and this new way of presenting these, as they call them “ready-made solutions” , give a specific function to each one of them, so you only have to pick your solution and choose your favourite among 42 different colours.
All of these awesome images were created by Montana.
We have divided them into the separate areas of the home.
For the hallway
RAIL - is ideal for wall-mounting in the hallway or the entrance of a bedroom or closet.
HIDE - The shoe storage cabinet with a tilting door and interior plastic mat protecting from dirt and scratches.
COAT - a modern take on the hat shelf consisting of a cabinet with two compartments with a clothing rack attached underneath. and
UNLOCK - a small wall mounted cabinet for keys and small items fitting perfectly in a small hallway.
For the living room
REST - a combined bench and shelving unit, perfect in the hallway for either seating or keeping your favourite items.
Both a bench and a storage solution, Rest is the perfect example of a multifunctional furniture.
READ - the classic bookshelf composed by displaced shelves in varying sizes perfect for books and bits and bobs.
BEND - an open-shelf with a playful - almost sculptural - expression.
For the dining room
SHOW - a small bookcase for the living room, storage solution for the hallway or as display solution for the kitchen.
CELEBRATE - ideal as bar cabinet where beverages and equipment for making drinks can be stored during day time and transform the living room for party time at special occasions.
RISE - display cabinet an ideal storage solution for the dining room or kitchen, great to store what is to be displayed and what needs to be stored away.
PAIR a cabinet and chest of drawers in one.
For the bedroom
DREAM - ideal as a bedside table in the bedroom for books, a glass of water, glasses or the alarm clock.
The nightstand is also usable as a flexible side table in the living room or hall.
KEEP - a chest of drawers ideal to keep everything in order in the bedroom, living room or in the hall. If you eventually desire a new look just move away the top module and use it separately.
The ideal dresser for the living room, bedroom or home office where to store and keep things in order until you need them again.
For the kids
Organize teddy bears, dolls, cars and blocks in the colourful PLAY storage box on castors.
Montana’s unique colour palette consists of 42 lacquer colours. In collaboration with the colour expert Pernille Kaagaard they have created 7 colour families with environmentally friendly, water-based lacquer colours.
Autumn is clearly here and it is difficult to deny with all the leaves now everywhere.
So we had to play around with the leaves in our garden, which piled up pretty fast even though the trees have still a lot more leaves to shed….
This time it was the Restore basket from Muuto we shot for our weeks deal.
It’s a basket you can use to store anything you imagine, and yes, even works for leaves
leaves are literary everywhere…
Thanks for reading, comments are welcome as always!
Montana TV & Sound.
The TV & Sound modules have been designed for storing Hi-Fi systems and electronic equipment. Enjoy your high resolution TV and crisp surround sound without the clutter of cables, remote controls and other electronic devices and accessories. Store it all away in a classic and beautiful storage solution, designed to suit your needs. Choose between the Montana 42 colour-palette. This shelving unit is available with legs, castors, suspension rails or plinth.
The retractable doors discreetly hide the electronic equipment. The door has a perforated steel front lacquered in Montana’s colours. The door has no handles; to open, push lightly at the bottom and slide it up under the top of the unit. The perforated retractable door makes it possible to operate electronic equipment through the closed door, and provides better air circulation around the devices.
Design your own
Choose between a multitude of different models and sizes with doors, drawers, perforated retractable doors, suspended on the wall, with castors, on a plinth or on legs.
Play with a palette of 42 colours. Let it blend in or stand out.
Endless opportunities to create, frame and tell your personal stories through clever design and superior craftsmanship.
Want to know more?
Contact us for price information and to make an appointment to see it up-close.
This year we totally missed the VTWonen & Designbeurs, but of everything we have seen online, this is definitely our top pick.
Amsterdam based Floor Knaapen, designed a “Home” for Eigen Huis & Interieur, a gorgeous minimal space in soft tones, and we spotted some pieces of our favourite brands.
We love the way Floor used an achromatic palette to create a contrasting backdrop for natural colours, like brass and wood. Love to see the FORMAKAMI pendants lamps from Jaime Hayon, I've had a crush with them for a long time, hope soon you can find them in our collection?
A glimpse of the new Androgyne coffee table under a beautiful brass Wall clock designed by Norm Architects.
Jaime Hayon’s Formakami lamp for &Tradition as a table lamp.
And what do you think about these mirrors? They are designed by April and May for Loof furniture I totally love the combination and balance between the oak and the mirror, and I find super handy the little shelf where you can keep your favourite things such as jewellery, make-up, keys …..
Next year we will make sure not to miss the Beaurs.
What are your thoughts? tell us in the comments.
Until next time!
Enjoy your space.
We love BAUX. It’s modular, comes in many colours, shapes and sizes, and its a not-so-expensive solution for acoustics if you are actually concerned with aesthetics.
We first found out about BAUX by following Form Us With Love, a Swedish design studio that we absolutely admire.
Ive gathered some images from their image bank, along with their own text, but I can tell you as an already active user of BAUX, they are as good (or even better) as what you see from their own communication.
They are super easy to install (meaning you just have to glue them to the wall) and since they are modular and there are so many possibilities, the end result really depends on your own (or the architect’s) creativity.
You can see a project we did with BAUX here.
Give us your comments or contact us if you want to know more.
Functional + beautiful
BAUX was founded on the belief that building materials should be surprisingly functional and remarkably beautiful. BAUX designs, produces and markets functional construction materials that meet the contemporary expectations of architects, engineers and builders – without compromising tomorrow’s safety and environmental standards.
BAUX Acoustic Panels
BAUX Acoustic Panels is an environment-friendly, recyclable material made from wood wool, cement and water. The natural components together provide many functional characteristics. BAUX Acoustic Panels is available in 7 patterns; Quilted, Check, Stripes, Lines, Diagonal, Arch and Curve. All designed to be combined into infinity.
BAUX Acoustic Tiles
These are the basic shapes:
And these the basic colours, which if you are ordering more than 35M2 you can get your own custom colour.
As you can see, you can go as big and as creative as you want!
Loved by Nature
An environment-friendly, recyclable material made from wood wool, cement and water.
Recently, we found these incredible pictures via pinterest and totally fell in love with this apartment. The styling and concept by Pella Hedeby is gorgeous and the apartment is breathtaking; from the materials used to the colour schemes and OMG the huge windows giving the perfect light, and what can I say about the view of snowy Stockholm. I mean, who wouldn’t love living here?
“ The mission was a collaboration with the Danish brands Erik Jörgensen, Montana, Georg Jensen Damask, Kay Boyjsen (cutlery), Louis Poulsen and Kähler. A dream mission to put together an interior with genuine design icons.“ - Pella Hedeby
“My idea of the interior was to create a home that would be truly luxurious, while feeling relaxed and homely”.
The following images and text were taken from the designers’s own article made for ELLE Decoration.
Give us your comments or contact us for more information about any of the products here displayed.
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“Making it cool” was the main importance for S. when we talked about their wishes for their companies’ head quarters. They had recently moved in a newly renovated building in Zwembadweg and needed an extra touch to give the space their personality.
We have been working on it on and off for the last year but here is its latest advance.
Ill share images of the “before” status so you get a better idea of what we did.
With this project we realised how much we love to represent a brand through its interiors.
This is the entrance hall; blue is their main corporate colour, so we played around with it generating a play with the different geometries of the paint vs the storage boxes - the well known Mini Stacked by Muuto.
The Dots added to make room for their coats; the wall becomes some kind of ephemeral installation that is always changing depending on the users and the season of the year.
Looking into the “playroom from the entrance.
* work in progress.
I can see a beautiful Logo to greet visitors as well as a few compliments to tie everything up…
Being it a young IT company means their people are really into games, of course this meant that we had to give it a special attention. again, Blue to talk about the brand and a little yellow to create contrast. Contrast and lamps created all the difference in this corner.
The rug is an amazing recycled plastic-fiber rug made in Denmark called Bolon, check it out, we love it.
The Studio Lamp, also by Muuto over their existing pool table, which they use a lot, and bar designed and fabricated by us ;) ,
The far end of their works space’s main problem was the sound. Having it an open angle ending and such a a big size, concrete floor, you could barely talk with someone without hearing your own voice too loud.
The walls where already covered with large sound absorbing frames, but it was clearly not enough for such a space.
At the far end we complimented the walls with these fun panels from BAUX. super cool sound solution you can read more about here. They are modular, so you can really play around with them. And that’s what we did!
I wouldn’t mind working here…
That’s it! check back again for updates, Got any questions? contact us, or comment in the post!
until next time..
Deense Kroon just introduced Enamel Copenhagen as part of their collection.
This is a small styling we did for some of their beautiful pieces that just arrived.
Crushing on this earings
Comments? let us know.
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London Design Festival has just passed and sadly we missed it again. But we’ve done our part to but it together nicely for you.
Montana intervened Skandium’s town house, and together with Skagerak created a beautiful setting in London’s central area. We cant really express how much we love how Montana is constantly playing with colour. Keep it up guys, it keeps getting better and better.
we hope you like it, give us your comments and of course Contact us for any questions regarding anything really. ;)
Montana is available in your favourite Designshop. It is modular storage furniture that you can customise completely and create outstanding compositions. We can help you out designing your perfect system.
The following text and images are from the brand’s own communication.
Montana for London Design Festival
This year, Montana was part of FRAME Magazine’s list of 10 exhibitions not to miss at this year's London Design Festival which took place on 15 – 23 September.
Montana decorated part of Skandium’s four-storey townhouse in South Kensington in connection with London Design Festival under the headline “The Eco Townhouse”, in line with Brompton Design District’s theme of “Material Consequences”.
An ever-increasing number of people are looking to minimize environmental impact when decorating their homes, turning to sustainable technology, and interior and architectural innovation. Thus, Skandium aimed not just to curate a collection of responsible design, but to demonstrate that it can be a vibrant, beautiful, and liveable solution to interior design.
their newest product! customisable, minimalistic shelving system and must we say: beautiful?
Architect Helena Laursen, recipient of the Frame Award Milan, designed the two floors assigned to Montana, in their signature bold, captivating colour palettes.
A few months back, I had the fortune to be able to attend 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen and visit Frama Copenhagen’s Studio Store. I was blown away by the setting the moment I walked in. It’s an amazing space where old and new clash creating an amazing atmosphere. These are a few pictures of my visit along with some text from Frama’s website.
Have you been there? please, give me your comments! it would be lovely to hear what you think of the space.
The Frama headquarters and Studio Store is located in central Copenhagen within the historic and protected neighbourhood of Nyboder. Former home of the St. Pauls Apotek established in 1878. The synergy between the past and present elements of the space is a direct link to how Frama defines their main interest within the creative field as a dialogue between two opposite poles; classical and contemporary approach – between digital and analogue production.
“The interior aim of the 250m2 spaces was to work on the larger surfaces and not be orientated towards details and larger improvements. In a spartan way the many square meters was renovated in a atelier kind of way with basic constructions and methods.”
The kitchen is made up of free standing elements, in hard wood and steel frames that accentuate an industrial feeling.
Modern minimal contours contrast with the old original furniture from the old days.
Their line of body lotions and hand cremes pay homage to the Apothecary times of the space.
White spaces give a feeling of lightness and maintain a fresh look, while the floors remind us of the past and history of the building.
Th space invites the user to experience peace in many of its areas always playing with the contrast between old and new. between modern and classic.
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For those of us who have known Under The Bell for a few years now, it’s really like: it’s about time! This lamp has been one of my favourite lamps from Muuto’s collection but it was always so difficult to be able to place, it’s a BIG lamp, but fortunately they decided to scale it down. thanks Muuto, big is not always better.
Apart from the new size, Under the Bell is now also available in a very nice “white melange” which to my eyes is more like a very light-grey. the following images are from Muuto’s own image bank and the text comes from several (Muuto) sources. We just put it together to make it nicer ;)
Thanks for reading. If you have any questions you know you can just contact us, we will be more than happy to help out.
Of course all versions of the lamp are available at your favourite designshop.
until next time!
Under the Bell Ø55
Characterised by its cupola-like lampshade and sound-absorbing felt material made using recycled PET plastic fibres, the Under The Bell Pendant Lamp is now available in a smaller version with a diameter of 55 cm, making it perfect for a residential space.
With its raw and distinct surface texture, the lampshade adds a modern sentiment to its surroundings while absorbing the sound underneath with its distinct form.
This smaller version of the popular lamp allows for use in any home or contract space for a contemporary and functional pendant lamp that can be hung on its own or in clusters as well as in more stringent formations. The Under The Bell Pendant Lamp Ø55 comes in three colours: Black, Grey and (the new) White Melange.
Under The Bell is a pendant lamp that is multi-functional as the design not only provides an ambient light but also enhances the acoustics of the room. Under The Bell is a prime example of modern design with hints to Scandinavian values.
After multiple prototype testing, the final shape of Under The Bell was reached. Boris Berlin says: "Under the Bell was designed to be much more than a standard lampshade, housing a light source and reflecting it down. The design aim was to develop a shade that hangs over the centre of the table to create a spatial inclusion within a room—both physically and psychologically. It's akin to a dome encasing a building. "
order it today from shop.crioll.design
Yes, once again Simon Legald designing for Normann. And this time, it comes in cozy, cute forms.
You know where to get you own HYG.
Customise it and make it your own. You can choose: the size, the fabric and the base. My favourite: the swivel lounge of course, in Leather + the footstool. What’s your? Give us your comments!
You can also contact us for any questions. What do you think about Normann’s new lounger and sofa? I can see it very well placed, especially in public spaces. So maybe well find it in an airport soon….
The following images and text come from Normann’s own communication.
Hyg is an exclusive lounge series, inspired by the Danish concept of hygge - a word associated with true cozyness and comfort- and manufactured with strong care for materials and attention to detail. A true all-around talent for offices, hotels and homes.
“The Hyg range is an interpretation of hygge, but in its own way, it is also a product of hygge. As an integral part of Danish culture, hygge emerges in the trustworthy and informal atmosphere that permeates our working culture.
— Simon Legald, Designer
FABRICS AND CONSTRUCTION
Hyg is everyday luxury of the highest caliber. Its construction and careful choice of materials is thought through to the last meticulous detail. The level of attention paid in its making can be seen and felt, and the armchairs are even available with a tilt function, which can be customized according to the user’s weight.
A steel framework ensures stability and strength, while molded PU foam provides cushioning comfort and good lumbar support.
Leather is supplied by Sørensen Leather who fulfils the strictest environmental requirements in the industry. Furthermore, having a furniture piece upholstered in leather allows it to last an average of three to four times longer than furniture produced in other materials, and thereby prolonging the product’s life cycle.
Hyg is made to order and produced according to your specific choices of fabric and color.
“The creation of the Co - Chair has been a truly collaborative process in our mission to design the perfect stackable, comfortable, good looking chair, intended to suit a variety of workspaces” - The Office Group
We wouldn’t mind sitting here for a long day’s work, in such a cool space, how about you?
“We put a lot of time and consideration into the design and fit out of our workspace interiors according to the ways our clients and members use spaces” - The Office Group.
Hope to hear more about these this beauties soon. I can’t wait to see them up close!
Scroll down too see the 3 amazing TOG’s offices in London where the Co-chairs are now.
The gridiron building
One thing I love about social media specially Instagram is to be able to see everything that is going on in real time! Follow @menuworld, @normarchitects & @theofficegroup and get to know more about their news and events.
Hope we’re able to visit London Design Festival next year. It has become a must and there’s no bad excuse for not visiting London. ;)
Keep it coming MENU! we like a lot.
until next time!
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, and it is a big reason why shops choose specific sites, big windows give good opportunities to showcase their contents to the outside.
The big question: what to do to make people come inside….
Focus on the product.
The focus was made on the products and their colours for the autumn / winter season, creating frames and “stages” that become backdrops of strong contrast that strengthen their aesthetics.
Red, Blue, Green and a bit of Yellow, play between them to generate a flexible scene that is appropriated for a large number of items of the season. (meaning they can change the products around and it will still look like it was designed to be.)
Paint, filler, MDF and a bit of creativity made this all come together.
We are happy with the result and looking forward for the next window @ Deense Kroon!
by the way, Home and living @Deense Kroon is curated by Crioll! come by for a visit…..
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