Monday, November 5, 2018

BAUX & Stella McCartney: Beautiful Sustainable Design

Since 2013, the luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney has used BAUX as an integral part of the shop design across a global scale. It started when Stella and her team was in the process of renovating her flagship store in Milan and was looking for innovative sustainable materials to finish the display walls and staircase.


Text by Matt CAREY
Photography by Joe AKER


Back in January 2013, when BAUX has just launched their first collection of acoustic tiles, Managing Director, Fredrik Franzon, received an email from luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney. Stella was in the process of renovating her flagship store in Milan and was looking for innovative sustainable materials to finish the display walls and staircase. BAUX wood wool tiles became an integral part of the Milan store design and today, BAUX and Stella McCartney are global partners, with BAUX acoustic tiles adorning the walls of Stella McCartney stores in Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, France, Spain, Azerbaijan, US, UK and Australia.

"When we got the call from Stella McCartney, we’d just launched BAUX and instinctively knew it was a great match. Stella is passionate about beautiful sustainable design and like us she has huge respect for nature and our planet."   
— Fredrik Franzon, CEO, BAUX

Stella McCartney’s stores are a visible commitment to her respect for nature and her passion for sustainably sourced materials. Like BAUX, Stella believes that modern design should be beautiful and sustainable. The Milan store is located in a stunning 18th century neoclassical building with integrated Calacatta marble running through the ground floor and staircase. Large white rectangular BAUX tiles and linear brass and steel walls rails create an exquisite milieu for Stella’s signature designs.



"In this store what’s particularly exciting is that it’s the first time we have used BAUX, a tile made from sustainable wood wool from Sweden. 
— Stella McCartney"

To partner global brands like Stella McCartney, Google, Amazon and WeWork, BAUX has built up a network of 25 sales locations worldwide. But one thing hasn’t changed: all BAUX products are made from sustainably managed forests in Sweden.

For us it’s really important that as we grow, we continue to produce materials that meet the highest sustainable standards,” explains Fredrik. “At BAUX, we want to contribute to a better planet.”




Stella McCartney was one of BAUX’s very first customers and like many since; she was attracted to the unique properties of wood wool tiles. “The creative potential was something that the store designers at Stella McCartney were very quick to see. They asked for samples of all our tiles, in many different colors before settling on the large white rectangular tile”, explains Fredrik. “What started as one store has grown into global partnership, and we’re and very proud to be a part of their vision and journey.”





BAUX

BAUX Acoustic products meet contemporary expectations of architects and designers with a canny combination of form and function. They can be combined to create remarkable structural patterns that rejuvenate residential, industrial and public spaces. Designed by the renowned Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love, BAUX Acoustic Tiles, Panels and Pixel are available in five color sets and a range of beautiful patterns. Designers and architects can personalize any installation with endless creative possibilities.

BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool products store ambient heat and release it when the air temperature falls. This contributes to lower energy costs, reduced environmental impact and stable indoor climates. BAUX Acoustic products are rot resistant. BAUX is a joint venture between entrepreneurs Johan Ronnestam and Fredrik Franzon and the founding partners of design studio Form Us With Love; Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér.

This article is re-shared by permission and © BAUX.

For more information please visit:

BAUX: www.baux.se

Link to case: www.baux.se/acoustic-case/stella-mccartney/

Link to products: www.baux.se/acoustic-wood-wool-products/

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Award Winning, Hand Painted Height Charts by Family Rule

Made to last for generations, the Award Winning Family Rule wooden ruler height charts are a piece of design to be treasured that will hold a sense of your families nostalgia for years to come.


Chamfered along the longest edges to create the aesthetic of a true ruler with both imperial and metric measurements carefully painted on by hand. Available in four different wood shades ('Fawn' is Family Rules' best seller) as well as fully bespoke options using the gorgeous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.



Chalkboard Ruler Height Chart
Award winning, hand painted wooden ruler height chart with chalkboard middle. Comes with a chalk pen to start capturing those growth spurts right away!


Designed to be hung on the wall approx 21cm from the floor to take into account most skirting boards. Each one comes with a little tool kit containing everything you need to hang your Family Rule safely as well as a special pen to start marking those heights.

Whats more, if you are ever plan to move (or redecorate) you can simply take it with you. No more leaving those memories behind or having to paint over them!



Best Selling Ruler Height Chart in 'Fawn'
Award winning, hand painted wooden ruler height chart.


Designed to capture the whole families growth spurts (or shrinkages) they measure heights up to 2m tall.



Hand Painted Height Charts
Award winning, hand painted height charts available in three different measurement styles.


Each piece of wood has its own characteristics, which means that no two ruler height charts will ever be the same. Painted by hand and personalised with any message you would like, in a choice of three font styles, making them a truly original pieces.

They make a perfect gift for new families... or your your own!

PRICE RANGE: £88 -£135 + Delivery

Family Rule
www.familyrule.co.uk

All images courtesy of Family Rule.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Trend Alert: Brass and Gold

When it comes to interior trends, MY Furniture pride themselves on offering the latest must-have designer pieces at affordable prices.


From elegant seating to stylish lighting, gorgeous golden accents and beautiful brass tones are set to be a huge trend for 2018. MY Furniture's newest collections are perfect for anyone wanting to add warmth and a Luxe edge to their interiors.

The beauty of using brass and gold in your home decor is the instant warmth it brings to a space. Teamed with velvet, linen or marble it's a great way to re-invent a room by adding depth with texture. Mixing finishes not only adds interest but also accentuates the warm brass and gold tones perfectly. 

MY Furniture are on hand to help you effortlessly bring this trend into your home with their new seating ranges. Featuring beautifully sculptured lines, these seats are functional, stylish and are sure to be the most sought after seats in your house.




Nothing sets a room apart like a stunning statement sofa, and the latest Lapio range from MY Furniture is impossible to resist. Inspired by Mid-Century American furniture, these beautiful sofas will add instant glamour to your room. The structured brushed metal base and feet add a luxurious reflective quality that contrasts perfectly with the feminine, curved velvet seating. These three-seater sofas are priced at £999.99 and are available in peacock velvet or blush pink velvet with brushed brass finish feet or dove grey velvet with brushed stainless steel feet.





The Kenza and Bonetti armchairs, along with the Vantagio lounge chair will suit any contemporary space and will add a sense of occasion to your room. These chairs look fantastic when used alone as a statement piece or teamed together to create a striking designer look to your snug or lounge.



The Kenza armchair features a characterful wraparound armrest giving a nod to the Mid-Century American Furniture trend. Available in navy blue or peacock velvet with brushed gold base, blush pink or dove grey velvet with rose gold base and black or dove grey velvet with stainless steel base all priced at £399.99. The Bonetti armchair offers a tub style seating solution giving ultimate comfort and style in one package. Priced at £499.99 these armchairs are available in three designs; blush pink velvet with a brushed brass finish frame and natural or slate grey linen effect fabric with brushed stainless steel frame.



The Vantagio lounge chair is priced at £449.99 and is available in navy blue or peacock velvet with brushed gold base, blush pink or dove grey velvet with rose gold base and black or dove grey velvet with stainless steel base.



Also sure to wow your dinner guests is the Ravello drinks cabinet and trolley. Inspired by mid-century Italian design, these beautiful pieces have a distinctive woodwork finish with diamond pattern walnut veneer, teamed with brass electro-plated frames. The Ravello drinks trolley and cabinet are priced at £399.99 and £599.99 respectively.


MY Furniture

MY Furniture have long realised that luxury products, high quality and good customer service do not have carry a high price tag. MY Furniture try to offer them all for sensible prices, to everyone, regardless how big or small their budget. They travel around the world to source their products and achieve the best value for their customers. 

All images courtesy of MY Furniture.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Made by Pen Introduces New Color Lines to Jim Hannon-Tan's Linea Tabletop Organiser

Where Functional Art Meets Architecture



Is it functional art? Tabletop architecture? An elegant answer to organisation? Yes.

Linea by Jim Hannon-Tan is a multi-purpose tabletop organiser inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s National Congress building and its sleek, modern lines. The interchangeable components and simple design create a flexible, functional answer to keeping clutter organised. Made from durable, easy-to-clean silicone, the Linea can withstand the rigours of daily use throughout the house.



Linea transforms the tabletop organiser into a welcome and attractive addition to any room. The boring desk organiser finally gets the fresh, functional update that takes it beyond the tired, dull necessity of generations past. This new, contemporary take on the tabletop catch-all results in a structured, small-footprint organiser with a wide range of applications. From the office to kitchen to bathroom, Linea's design allows for custom configurations in length, colour and layout. The adaptable components of dishes, cantilever cups, and tray produce the perfect place for everything from toothbrushes to tongs.




Spaces


In the bathroom:
The small-footprint and versatile configurations allow the Linea to replace a variety of toothbrush holders, soap holders, and other elements that create clutter on vanities. The Linea is ideal for keeping makeup and other personal items organised and readily available, perfect for daily use.        
              
In the kitchen: 
The adaptable layout of the Linea easily accommodates a variety of needs. A convenient place for sponges, utensils, and other frequently used kitchen items. A stand to hold your receipe book or iPhone as you cook. Or even a place to house your fresh herbs

In the hallway: 
An elegant counter-top holder for keys, pens, and other personal items. A small plant display. The possibilities go on and on.

In the office: 
Linea provides a custom-made place for pens, glasses, notepads, and just about anything else. Functional flair which stylishly arranges the bits that surround your desk.




Colors


Color combinations of cups and dishes are available to contrast the components with the tray for a personalised look and easy color trend update.

  • The Classic: Black tray with black cups and dish
  • The Sydneysider: Black tray with white cups and dish
  • The Color Flair: Black tray with teal cups and dish
  • The Well-Dressed: Black tray with brass + marble dish

New Trending Colors Arriving October 2018

Linea is adding some new, exciting colours to its product line in October 2018, along with a wall mount feature for even more design options. The stylish, trending additions make it easy to update kitchen, bath, and office with some of the season's most popular colors.

New colors coming in October 2018 (and a wall mount feature)!

  • The Chic: Harbor Mist Grey
  • All Verve: Sharkskin Grey
  • On Pointe: Blooming Dahlia


RRP from $110.00 + gst available at www.madebypen.com


All images courtesy of Made by Pen.