It’s what happens when minimalism meets material honesty, craftsmanship meets everyday life and austerity meets beauty. It’s rustic, restrained, one should say pared back but always a delight to the eye. Pina House by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio.
Lots of white in a home gives me anxiety at the thought of trying to keep it clean, but I am more than willing to admire it from afar. In this home designed again by Maria Santos, it is a heavy dose of white with the warming accent of honey toned wood and accessories. It is so incredibly serene and refined. Eye candy therapy I’d call this. You leave feeling a bit calmer than when you arrived. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
What was formerly a derelict Madrid apartment void of any of its original neoclassical architecture, is now been completely restored and transformed with the help of interior designer Maria Santos. No detail forgotten, no stone left unturned (or in this case, no book spine facing forwards) it is a beautifully curated with Parisian flair. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
Sophisticated and worldly. Carefully curated and yet casual. Perfectly balanced but watch out for the surprise pops of colour. Contemporary luxury that is not at all pompous. On the contrary it’s all about stylish, modern, easy living. Laurel Canyon by West Hollywood based STUDIO/LIFESTYLE.
Time is short. Have you entered the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition yet? Once again we are sharing some of our favourites from previous years’ winners and more importantly how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members (you can check out the methodology here) and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and World Design Rankings and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.
From the Good Industrial Design Award, to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. Excited? Inspired? Ready to take on the best of the best design from around the world? The deadline for early submission is September 30 (yes that soon!) and results will be published on April 15. Of course we will be bringing you the results as well. You can find out exactly what the A’ Design Award and Competition is here and register here. Now on to some past winners…