Contemporary design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary design

Project • By Relativity ArchitectsApartments

Imagine Village Apartments

Imagine Village Apartments is designed with the community and environment in mind.  Los Angeles-based firm HC+RA, a collaborative studio endeavor comprising Hatch-Colasuonno Studio and Relativity Architects, created a LEED Gold affordable housing community of 76 mixed units to support veterans and low-income families in Lancaster, CA.  Integrated into the arid high-desert landscape, the affordable housing complex of four connected buildings also serves as an extension of an existing network of the adjacent adoption/foster center, support services, and community areas.  Utilizing the two-acre site, HC+RA achieved a balance of density and open space by programming multiple three-level buildings with varying resident and unit ty... More

Product • By Ligne RosetMOEL


With the exception of its all-enveloping back, Moël draws heavily on Ligne Roset's longstanding expertise in the field of all-foam models. With its generous comfort underlined by its soft, rounded shape, Moël will appeal most to lovers of an informal, relaxed lifestyle, who want to welcome their friends in the most convivial way possible. Not forgetting, of course, that Moël does not look like any other seat in existence. More

Product • By Ligne RosetPEBBLE


Low tables with tops in solid American walnut and bases in matt black lacquered tubular steel. These tables are sold separately, but are nonetheless designed to be used together if desired: the top of the convex table fits over the top of the concave table. More

Project • By DIG ArchitectsApartments

Fillet Haus by Dig Architects

The articulation of Fillet Haus lies at the intersection of an endeavour for an immersive environment, a reimagining of contemporary interior architecture in the Indian apartment genre, and a habitat tailored perfectly to a certain lifestyle. Given that the site was a nondescript, 4BHK apartment in equally nondescript surroundings, the home was retailored to be an inward-looking one. The clients, a young, well-travelled family of three, were clear about their requirements: a contemporary living space that would do away with the extraneous. Consequently, of the four bedrooms, only two were retained. Of the remaining two, one was used to create a larger master bedroom, while the other was repurposed into a lounge cum guest room. Creating a me... More

Product • By Ligne RosetJALI (Vase)

JALI (Vase)

By superposing the two objects (a craftsman-made brass mesh sphere and a sphere of the same dimensions in opaline glass) one obtains a vase topped with a grid through which one could thread flowers, enabling one to make some really creative arrangements. Individually, each object can also be a table lamp, with the opaline diffusing a soft, uniform light and the mesh projecting its shadow in a highly decorative fashion (see lighting chapter).Vase with base in opaline glass (H 22 Ø 24 cm) topped with an Epoxy matt brass lacquered steel wire mesh.Vase with opaline base (Ø 24 cm / H 22 cm) topped with a grille in satin-finish clear varnished silver-plated brass wire.    More

Product • By Ligne RosetPAN PAN


Decorative rabbit in moulded resin. Gloss lacquer finish. More

Product • By Ligne RosetASOLA


Asola is a glimpse of the Seventies and Eighties, as much in terms of the material used - perforated steel - and its white colour as its stylised mushroom-like shape. The latter evokes the emblematic lights of the period such as Giancarlo Mattioli's Nesso light (1967) or Mario Botta's Shogun (1986), which was designed for Artemide.- Table lamp with stem and shade constructed from two white lacquered perforated steel cylinders. The upper section of the cylinder-stem has an anti-glare dome in repoussé steel. Epoxy white lacquer finish. White electric cable. Manual switch. Equipped with 1 x 57 W E 27 standard eco halogen bulb (Classic A).THIS LIGHT IS SOLD WITH AN ENERGY CLASS C BULB.- Suspended lamp with a shade (H 51 - Ø 60 cm)... More

Project • By AshariArchitectsBridges

Life Bridge

The existence of the Qasr-dasht segregated gardens and Chamran gardens on both sides of the project site, led the idea of binding two adjacent areas together.  This project creates a continuous green network and make the bridge more integrated to the context. Shiraz City has a unique historical characteristic. The purpose of creating a connection between this bridge as new urban element with the historical urban context was to maintain a necessity to survive the historical identity from the current builder type development of the city.  AliIbnHamzeh Bridge will be the most important bridge in Shiraz due to its historical value and its location on the iconic Khoshk river. The columns of this bridge were expanded in a linear fashion... More

Project • By KARMAN SrlPrivate Houses

Private Home Bare

In a decorative lighting project for the home, it is necessary to select the most suitable creative designer lamps for the furnishing context. That is because creating a balanced synergy between furnishings and lighting design solutions is fundamental to achieve a final result with a great visual impact.For this design, studied ad hoc for a refined private home in Tel Aviv, some of the Karman lamps with greater aesthetic appeal and technical performance have been chosen. Caption   An airy, spacious and naturally bright home enriched by the unmistakable presence of Karman lamps: solutions with unparalleled charm, extremely versatile and capable of interacting with their surroundings, integrated perfectly with the furnishing scena... More

Product • By Ligne RosetOXYDATION


This collection of tables draws inspiration from contemporary architecture, sculpture and research into the materials used, in particular the natural properties of oxidization. It is thus a case of combining 'sustainable' materials such as stone or metal and making them into an architectural shape. The Oxydation tables combine a simple shape with a complicated texture and are a mix of traditional techniques and highly advanced technologies. As it oxidizes, metal can bring some unexpected results: each table is naturally unique and one will certainly discover a myriad of variations in its oxidized top. Top in oxidised (acid-treated) steel, finished with transparent varnish. Base in Tuscan stone. More

Product • By Ligne RosetPaper Lamp

Paper Lamp

Born in 1965 in Havana (Cuba), René Barba studied art in Florida from 1986 to 1989. In 1994, he obtained a diploma in industrial design from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. Since then he has been both a freelance designer and a teacher at various art and fashion schools. By experimenting with a wide choice of materials, he above all creates clean shapes combining minimalism and comfort. He is the author of the Lollipop armchair at Soca or of the Stixx modular partition elements for the German brand Koziol. If he worked with glass for a range of lighting at the Belgian Serax, he explores for Ligne Roset a new material for his Paper Lamp table lamp: non-woven. Not just any non-woven fabric, of course: a special non-w... More

Project • By Krownlab Inc.Apartments


Modern Urban Living in NE Portland Oregon More

Project • By KettalHotels

The Kosmos Hotel South Korea

On the island of Ulleungdo in South Korea, the Kosmos hotel is slowly revolutionizing the Korean hotel scene, and it is proof that not all the contemporary designed resorts are found in Seoul. The hotel is located on a volcanic archipelago, reachable by ferry from the port of Gangneung, located along the East Sea. Surrounded by rocky peaks covered with lush vegetation, the site was designed by architect Chanjoong Kim of The System Lab studio. Imitating the shape of a giant shell, here you can discover winding rooms that overlook the sea, and a spa with a top of the range sauna. More

Project • By KettalHotels

Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées

The Hotel Nendaz 4 Vallées**** & Spa is situated in the heart of the resort of Haute-Nendaz with direct access by funicular to the ski lifts.It opened in December 2013 and offers 62 rooms furnished in a contemporary Valais style, including 7 with mezzanines of 35m2 for up to 4 persons and 2 suites with private sauna of 70m2.An integral part of the hotel is its magnificent spa of 2,200m2 inspired by the natural wealth of the region : the bisses. This outstanding facility promises guests unique moments uniting sport and relaxation for refreshment in total serenity.The water, wood, stone, forest, grasses and wild plants of our mountains are the principal ingredients of our range of treatments. More

Project • By KettalHotels

Hotel Raffles Istanbul

Raffles Istanbul Hotel offers a new level of luxury with amazing views above the Bosphorus. Guests can experience the unique energy of Istanbul along with the emotional luxury that Raffles offers.Raffles Istanbul has quickly become the preferred destination for both the local and international elite. With a wide range of contemporary art pieces set against striking modern architecture, the hotel is an oasis for well-travelled guests.Attached to the hotel is the luxury Zorlu Center, much like a modern bazaar, with upscale fashion brands as well as a performing arts center featuring world-class entertainment. More