Tag Archives: German design

the poggenpohl kitchen – traditional values with a modern vibe

A recent trip to the Poggenpohl Kitchen showroom in London has changed my mind about kitchen design.  There are times when as an interior designer one has to just admit that after 120+ years, outfits like Poggenpohl know a thing … Continue reading

stylish kitchen fixtures from germany’s blanco

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then it’s safe to say that Blanco, the German manufacturer of kitchen fixtures, has the perfect sinks and faucets to keep it beating and thriving.  Family owned since 1925, Blanco provides … Continue reading

like moths attracted to light, these ingo maurer’s pendants are causing a stir

These two large light bulbs with butterflies and dragonflies aflutter were launched by the incomparable German lighting designer Ingo Maurer (b. 1932) and his very talented team in 2011.  They come in 2 sizes.  The larger, is about 30 cm … Continue reading

one remarkable ocean-front trophy home in new york

1100 Architect is the New York and Frankfurt based architectural firm of creative minds David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. Celebrating 30 years of breathtaking modern architectural designs this year, this awesome duo has done work for institutional clients as diverse … Continue reading

in-style with impeccable great design: B&B Italia meet Jugendstil

Is this a gorgeous little side table by accomplished American designer Sam Maloof (1916-2009)?  Well, no, not quite right for his style.  Obviously contemporary though, wouldn’t you say?  Look at the way the legs are drawn together so effortlessly and … Continue reading

bone china: they (happily) don’t make it like they used to!

When I hear of “bone china”, the distant and poorer cousin of porcelain, I rightly or wrongly imagine English dinnerware in a fussy 18th century style, which I certainly don’t think of as hip.  So it took my cousin in … Continue reading

adding struktur to a room

You don’t have to put up a wall to divide a large room, there are in fact many alternatives.  Immediately what comes to mind to most people is using a partition screen.  These have been used in interiors since man … Continue reading