Seattle, Washington, 2008. The Graypants design studio was founded by architects Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle (and joined later by close friend, Jon Gentry) as a way to get back to what they'd originally loved about architecture: design, drawing and making things by hand.
Driade was born in '68, some decades ago, in the same period as the trends that would have characterized the twentieth century: both the rigor of geometric and rational design and , on the other hand, the recovery of pop art and its influence on pop and radical design. Today, the "design landscape" is quite different, permeated as it is by the globalization and all- embracing digitization.
To understand Driade, you should visit its headquarters in Fossadello, near Piacenza.
I had been there often in the past but, I haven't come back for a long time. Seeing it again helped me to understand what it might be an "aesthetic laboratory" (as Driade likes to define itself) in these early twenty-first century. It would be useful to organize your path along the central hallway which goes through the building, a clear and rigorous sign, an architectural promenade on which offices and rooms, elegantly furnished, overlook. At the end of the walk you'll find a large room marked by high photographic panels representing the park of Würzburg castle, in Germany: a winter garden nestled in an endless time.
Beija Flor is a lifestyle brand established by Designer Maya Kounievsky in 2007 and now sales in over 30 countries around the world.
Based in Northern Israel, the company designs and manufactures unique home products that combine authentic art with home practicality.
The designs pay homage to cultures around the world that have crafted beautiful arts from natural materials.
At the heart of Beija Flor is the belief that every person is a designer and we should encourage and provide the tools for creative spaces and internal expressions.
Beija Flor means “The Kisser of flowers” – The hummingbird in Portuguese. Beija Flor products kiss the space they are in.