The big rug shake-out !
From burst of color to urban lines, geometrics mazes neons, Tai Ping´s latest round of collaborations presents 3D puzzels, layered landscapes and minimalist compositions inspired by aerial views - taking rug design to creative new heights (…)
Globetrotting is in the very fiber of Memorabilia, a trio of rug designs by Rodolfo Agrella, a rising star of the Latin American design scene. The New York-based, Venezuelan born talent shares his passion for evolving architectural forms and puzzle arrangements, which he likes to layered up and entangle. Through Agrella´s fantasy urban landscapes and sensual, joyful forms in colors bursting with life, one sends the influence of the tropics pushing through.
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Design by Rodolfo Agrella made in Germany by Koziol
Winner of the German Design Award 2015 | Special Mention
Nurtured by nature. The shifting shadows beneath the panoply of leaves in Venezuela’s tropical rain forests provided the inspiration for this unique series. The shapes are warm and organic, embodying South American spirit to a T.
Inspired by Nature and guaranteed to add a fresh look to any table, Shadow recalls the spreading leaf of a lush tropical plant. This verdant design theme makes the bowl an ideal foil for all manner of colorful fruits, salads and veggies that it will always serve up in style. The openings integrated into the rim will keep salad servers in their place.
The Shadow collection represents an exceptionally successful translation of experienced sensations into real-life products. The materials used are a pleasure to both touch and behold. The Shadow line is pure poetry The curvilinear surfaces of the set and its silky texture, evoke the sensuality and the lushness of the regions vegetation, bringing to the table new segments of nature, shaped by man and carved by the sun, produced in Germany by Koziol
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Designed and hand collected by Rodolfo Agrella
Poetically conceived to recall the fallen leaves of the great trees of the Venezuelan rain forests, with Folium, Agrella seeks to take us back to the olden times of our ancestors, when they would use these unique leaves as containers and wrappers; leaves through which the sensory memory of the tropics is translated into utilitarian products.
Formally, they recreate the tropical sinuosity and are presented as dual-purpose products thanks to the design of broad wings and the increased depth of the base, which allows the piece to hold liquids when turned. Each piece of the Folium collection depicts the shape of a valley and a mountain, front and back respectively.
Folium showcases three formal types of tableware of varying size, ranging from 11.8 to 16.5 inches long and 4.7 to 6.7 inches wide. This limited-edition service set is comprised of only 110 pieces; each finely crafted with the most exquisite porcelain, intricately processed through the "lost mould" method, making each piece on this utilitarian product set a collector’s item.
In order to guarantee the distinctiveness of the product, Rodolfo Agrella has personally intervened in the confection of each item, developing unique patterns with his trademark curvilinear and sensual geometries. In every instance, Agrella made use of state-of-the-art resources to ensure that each porcelain piece preserved its lucent white color. Every item on the collection has been appropriately classified using a numerical system that assigns a code to each type.
d.18 Serie C | Tableware
Serie C | Tableware is the beginning of a system of utilitarian products, based on the principles established by the Venezuelan Manuel Antonio Carreño Muñoz in his 1853 Manual. In Carreño’s Manual, as is known, he establishes the sets of rules and social codes of good manners and civility of the time, in order to interact successfully within the social context, making this compendium a reference in Latin America for the proper protocol structure and etiquette.
Once the guidelines of the Manual have been studied, Rodolfo Agrella reinterprets it in a contemporary way its articles and develops the service set of 6 pieces in porcelain, providing a new way of understanding such protocol, thanks to the creation of graphical coding for cutlery. Agrella develops demarcated patterns on each piece of crockery, where it is shown, with his ludic spirit, the proper placement of silverware after eating food. Serie C | Tableware, as an educational tool, seeks to reconcile the dynamics of the table within current society, recovering manners under the contemporary perspective.
d.18 Matea | Love and Share
Each set of the Matea line becomes an element of communication through the inclusion of Braille on the texture of each piece. Thus providing a true globalization of the products, without limiting users, establishing new facets in a sensory object.
Design and Produced in Venezuela
The Tomasa stool system stems from the logic of rapid construction and ease of transport, while generating comfortable pieces. Formally representing the elevation the being in three stages, its thin and light support structures recall the buoyancy of being.
Laser carved and inlaid wood and Bora fiber seat.
Design and Produced in Venezuela
The flexible structure that presents the Isidora coat rack evokes the voluptuous and seductive ways of the inhabitants of the tropics, curvy, tactile, and mutable. Isidora is friendly to the articles of clothing to be hung, generating the fewest possible marks in the garment due to its organic geometry and organic similarity to human skin.
Isidora consists of a set of 3 or more support elements arranged directly on the wall without strict location, each element is joined by a rubber band, which by way of flexible rod, connects the set while providing more surface area to arrange light garments. A clear self interpretation of Gego’s Reticularea useful installation.
Isidora is produced in concrete with a flexible stainless steel structure; their dimensions may vary depending on space available to each and every user, making unique pieces depending on each different installation. This composition flexible and friendly provides them with an organic air typical of the tropics, communicating one’s life and personal-management of a design element.
Design and Produced in Venezuela
Callao Calypso Queen”
d.12 Addo Servers
The Addo line is conceived from the interest of creating dining serving utensils, which could control the amount of liquid served in stews and casseroles, while offering the experience of projecting inter-active shadows on the table. The curved surfaces of the entire service set and its silky texture evoke the Caribbean sensuality and the regions exuberant foliage, bringing to the table new segments of nature, shaped by man and carved by the sun
As part of the Food Design field, Téneo embodies in one pice of 10cm length and 3.5 cm wide, the taste and texture of the product grown in Latin America fueled by the sun, ephemeral in two bites. Téneo is an ephemeral utensil made of cassava and cacao powder. Formaly conceived with curves and incisions, to function as fork, spoon, or brochette.
Téneo gave you the opportunity to use it as you prefer, on the edge of a bowl, or connected between them. Through the use of Teneo you can generate new sensory memory, … it´s about being playing with your food.
The poetic projection of Philo is born from the record and study of shadows cast by the Tropical Philodendron. Philo is conceived as a Light Installation of flexible growth and assembly, consisting of three basic units which may be repeated as the amount of light required or the desired formal impact