Thursday, August 7, 2014

Porsche Icons for the Home: Wall Clock Made From 20-inch 911 Turbo Rims

Porsche Driver's Selection is Expanding Its Collection of Genuine Sportscar Parts

Rim wall clock arrangement by Porsche Design Studio 

[Stuttgart], August 7, 2014 - Porsche Driver's Selection is expanding its Masterpieces Collection launched in 2013 with an exclusive rim wall clock. 

Like all products in the collection, the wall clock is also made from a genuine sportscar part: a 20-inch Porsche 911 turbo rim. The clock is made in Germany and available now in Porsche Centres and at

Rim wall clock by Porsche Design Studio 

The Porsche 911 turbo rim gives the wall clock, which is designed by the Porsche Design Studio, its unique look. Both hands are made of aluminium, painted in the Porsche exterior colour "Indian Red". The Porsche crest is in the centre of the rim and rotates with the minute hand, thanks to the integrated quartz watch mechanism from Germany.

A steel wall rack guarantees that the clock, which weighs eight kilograms, is securely mounted. The wall clock is a genuine Porsche, right down to the last detail: the clock is even hung on the wall with a faithful recreation of a Porsche valve cap.

Home and Office Design by Porsche Design Studio 

The rim wall clock goes perfectly with the office chair made from a Porsche 911 sports seat and the GT3 cup shelf made from a Porsche 911 GT3 cup rear spoiler. Details of these and other products in the Porsche Driver's Selection range can be found in Porsche Centres around the world. Not all products are universally available.

GT3 Cup Shelf by Porsche Design Studio 

GT3 Cup Shelf by Porsche Design Studio  

Porsche 911 Office Chair  Porsche Design Studio 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kaleido Trays in Metal by Clara Von Zweigbergk

[New York], June 3, 2014 - Today, we're loving Clara von Zweigbergk's colorful, geometric "Kaleido" Trays in Metal.

Kaleido is a series of steel trays in geometric shapes that nestle inside each other. The trays fit together side by side or can be used individually. Kaleido combines classic and atypical colors in an interplay of contrasts that enables new functional constellations. Kaleido takes tray service to a new level.

Clara von Zweigbergk, award-winning graphic designer, has studied graphic design and illustration at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, and at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA. 

She has worked as a graphic designer with advertising agencies and designers in Stockholm, Los Angeles and Milano.

In 1997 she founded Rivieran Design Studio, with two partners, a multi- disciplinary agency spawning many successful collaborations within fashion, illustration, architecture, furniture, product, and graphic design. After four years of employment as a senior graphic designer at Lissoni Associati in Milano, with clients such as Boffi, Armani and Alessi, she started a studio in Stockholm.

She currently pursues her great interest in paper, color, typography and hand craft through projects ranging from corporate identities, art direction, packaging and book design, as well a growing series of products. In addition Clara teaches at Beckmans College of Design.

Kaleido Trays in Metal by Clara Von Zweigbergk

Launched by HAY 2012 and now available worldwide.
- Swedish Design Award 2012
- European Consumers Award 2014 

X-small/ 19 X 11 cm
Small/ 22 X 19 cm
Medium/ 33,5 X 19,5 cm
Large/ 39 X 34 cm
X-large/ 45 X 39 cm

Steel, powder coated

Grey - x-large, large, medium, x-small
Brown - x-small

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Bolon Wins Design Award for Best Web

[New York], May 2, 2014 - Swedish design company Bolon has been awarded the prestigious 'Best Web' prize at Milan Design Week 2014. 

Sponsored by Microsoft, the award is given to the website that best uses the latest standards in web design, offers high levels of user friendliness and is compatible over various platforms.

The jury, which included world-renowned Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, motivated their choice by describing Bolon's campaign site dedicated to the launch of the Silence collection as 'having harnessed the possibilities of the web in an exemplary fashion'. The jury also commented that the site 'best represents the future of web - increasingly immersive, touch-optimised and unforgettable in its simplicity.'

The Contradiction of Silence from Bolon on Vimeo.

Amongst other content, the site features visitor-controlled loops from a ground-breaking film

'The Contradiction of Silence' made by Bolon in collaboration with internationally acclaimed choreographer Alexander Ekman. The full version of this short film also featured as an integral part of the site's visitor experience.

Annica Eklund, CEO at Bolon continues - How we chose to execute the film sequences definitely struck a chord with the jury. The slow motion, stop-start loops and the films' colour and tone received a lot of positive comments. We are extremely grateful for this award as it is further confirmation of our desire to push the boundaries of creativity within the design branch - in this case, using innovative technology to bring life to a visually strong concept in an unexpected way.

Silence - The New Collection from Bolon - Visit the Silence site →
Inspired by the tranquil beauty and deep forests of our Swedish homeland, Silence by Bolon is a true sensory treat.

‘Silence’ is 100% free of the softening agent phthalate – a feature that shows the company’s continuing commitment to environmental innovation and one that will be applied to every Bolon collection from 2014 onwards.

'Silence' is available as a combination of sheets, tiles and, as a new article, planks as standard. The whole collection holds the same high ratings for wear and tear and fire-resistance and comes with the same long guarantees as every other Bolon collection.

All images courtesy of BOLON -

Saturday, March 29, 2014

PANTONEVIEW Home + Interiors 2015

[New York], March 29, 2014 - Pantone has released Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015, a compendium of major color trends that will influence the home and interiors marketplace in 2015.

The report features nine key trend palettes, including Style-Setting, Abstractions, Botanicum, Zensations, Urban Jungle, Tinted Medley, Past Traces, Serendipity and Spontaneity, plus individual color and material direction.

"Consumer preferences, behaviors and lifestyles are constantly evolving spawning a desire for fresh color palettes in both home and interior design," commented Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

"While rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines, style and color coordination in the home remains a consistent goal. The PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2015 forecast can validate some pre-conceived color choices, while also giving new color inspiration and direction."

Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 72 forecasted colors, and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards.

As high fashion is often a forerunner to styling for home furnishings in line, design, texture and color, the taste-making palette called Style-Setting is all about poise, finesse and polish. The elegance of the purple family adds a dramatic interplay against classic mahogany, off-white, gray and taupe, along with subtly shimmering frosted almond and champagne beige.

PANTONE 14-1012 Champagne Beige
PANTONE 19-3325 Wood Violet
PANTONE 19-1420 Deep Mahogany
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
PANTONE 18-4005 Steel Gray
PANTONE 13-1012 Frosted Almond
PANTONE 17-1311 Desert Taupe
PANTONE 11-1001 White Alyssum


Abstractions unleashes the inner artist, similar to the formulation of abstract art where styling might seem randomly gathered, forming a mosaic of differing shapes and many of them geometric. Colors such as grape and apricot, dahlia red, stonewashed blue, hazel nut brown and vineyard green seem to come from equally disparate places, but when brought together create an artistic whole.

PANTONE 16-1518 Rosette
PANTONE 19-1555 Red Dahlia
PANTONE 19-4342 Seaport
PANTONE 19-4342 Crushed Grape
PANTONE 17-1143 Hazel
PANTONE 14-1120 Apricot Illusion
PANTONE 17-3917 Stonewash
PANTONE 18-0117 Vineyard Green

Botanicum is a palette lifted directly from the complexities of flora and foliage, forming intriguing groupings filled with succulent shadings of green, grape and café au lait, most often counter-balanced with dusty or smoky tones of blue and orchid. When used together, a sophisticated, yet inherently natural palette emerges.

PANTONE 16-0840 Antique Moss
PANTONE 16-4010 Dusty Blue
PANTONE 18-1710 Grape Nectar
PANTONE 17-1227 Café au Lait
PANTONE 17-3612 Orchid Mist
PANTONE 18-3410 Vintage Violet
PANTONE 15-2210 Orchid Smoke
PANTONE 17-0207 Rock Ridge

The palette titled Zensations truly engages and heightens the senses as it displays a literal "enlightenment" by taking the thoughtful, meditative qualities of the blue and blue-green family to more visceral level by adding a compelling red, an atmospheric green as well as sparkling silver and gold.

PANTONE 15-0927 Pale Gold
PANTONE 14-5002 Silver
PANTONE 19-3810 Eclipse
PANTONE 19-3952 Surf the Web
PANTONE 17-4139 Azure Blue
PANTONE 19-4526 Blue Coral
PANTONE 19-2033 Anemone
PANTONE 17-6212 Sea Spray

Urban Jungle
An Urban Jungle transforms rustic chaos into something "civilized" and sylvan - speaking more of big city living than that of a wild terrain. Rather than consistently rough textured, contours are smoother and colors a combination of both typical and atypical jungle hues. Warm animal skin tones are set against the modernity of deep blue-greens, a vibrant greenish yellow, plus black and white.
PANTONE 18-4718 Hydro
PANTONE 14-0740 Bamboo
PANTONE 17-1340 Adobe
PANTONE 18-1447 Orange Rust
PANTONE 16-0940 Taffy
PANTONE 13-1009 Biscotti
PANTONE 19-4008 Meteorite
PANTONE 11-0601 Bright White

Tinted Medley
Tinted Medley is truly a harmonious composition of closely related, deliciously warm tones with peach and pink striking the main chord. Bellini, apricot wash, peach amber and macadamia are compatible blends, while powdered roses and yellows underscore and support the perfect pitch of an ethereal rosy-taupe.

PANTONE 14-1506 Rose Smoke
PANTONE 12-0619 Dusty Yellow
PANTONE 13-1114 Bellini
PANTONE 14-1230 Apricot Wash
PANTONE 15-1506 Etherea
PANTONE 14-1316 Dusty Pink
PANTONE 15-1423 Peach Amber
PANTONE 12-0709 Macadamia

Past Traces
Past Traces honors history in the home, holding on to some vestige of the past is deeply satisfying and reassuring. The look ranges from gently worn to contemporized adaptations - still many of the colors with names like pastel parchment, cameo green, faded denim and dusty cedar, capture a vintage feel.

PANTONE 11-0603 Pastel Parchment
PANTONE 15-1516 Peach Beige
PANTONE 14-6312 Cameo Green
PANTONE 17-4021 Faded Denim
PANTONE 16-1406 Atmosphere
PANTONE 15-4712 Marine Blue
PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar
PANTONE 18-0328 Cedar Green


The literal meaning of Serendipity is "a pleasant surprise" or "a happy accident." In the parlance of styling, it is the coming together of unlikely designs and unexpected colors. An outgoing orange engages cool eggshell blue, while bright chartreuse is enhanced by a yellow gold and hot pink embraces a lofty scarlet - all under the watchful gaze of a tiger's eye taupe.

PANTONE 16-1363 Puffin's Bill
PANTONE 19-1559 Scarlet Sage
PANTONE 17-2036 Magenta
PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus
PANTONE 14-4809 Eggshell Blue
PANTONE 17-1038 Tiger's Eye
PANTONE 14-0445 Bright Chartreuse
PANTONE 15-1050 Golden Glow

Irrepressible fun is what the Spontaneity palette delivers. Just as the name implies, it is the stuff that spur-of-the-moment, impulse buying is all about, with whimsical design and unique color mixtures a large part of the attraction. Happy hues of Sunkist coral, marigold and delicious cantaloupe are complemented by the exuberance of Kelly Green and floral accents of hyacinth, violet quartz, winsome orchid or misty jade.

PANTONE 14-3206 Winsome Orchid
PANTONE 17-1736 Sunkist Coral
PANTONE 13-6008 Misty Jade
PANTONE 15-1239 Cantaloupe
PANTONE 14-1050 Marigold
PANTONE 17-3619 Hyacinth
PANTONE 18-1720 Violet Quartz
PANTONE 16-6138 Kelly

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's color authority for almost 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at