We came across a furniture collection displaying a captivating mosaic finish made from hand cut pieces of stainless steel. The Crazycut series by Phillips Collection seem especially developed for bold contemporary interiors, displaying an asymmetry that is both eye-catching and original. Initially found on Design Milk, the collection consists of a two different coffee table designs, a small side table, an armchair and a large flower planter.
As you can see in the photos, it takes just a little effort to make the pieces perfectly fit a modern interior and make it unconventional. Each of the mosaic furniture designs reflects light in a unique way. The collection is most suited for minimalist rooms, but could work well in an eclectic environment also. Can you share your favorite design with us and tell us your opinion regarding this innovative collection?
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.