Commerce Design Award: FORNOSTAR

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

The Italian restaurant ‘Fornostar’ is the latest project of a passionate cook and decorator. Jacques Vanderbeck doesn’t hold a degree in architecture or design, but designed his pizzeria trusting his gut feeling and his preference for unconvential materials, objects and colours. Located in a multicultural area with mainly fish restaurants, Fornostar is without a doubt the odd one out !


07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Warmth, rythm and ambience are the key words associated with the shop of jewelry designer Christa Reniers. Architect Frank De Groeve designed a functional and neutral frame for the organic and nature inspired jewelry. The consistent use of the same type of wood combined with changing vintage design and objects, results in a balanced and calming environment. The whole is a harmonious and at the same time refreshing background for Christa Reniers’s creations.

Commerce Design Award: BOZAR BRASSERIE

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

The BOZAR BRASSERIE is the most eye-catching element of an ambitious, faithful restoration project that marks a further stage in the implementation of the master plan for the general renovation of Horta’s masterpiece, which has been under way for a decade now.

Guess the Song at Selfridges

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Do you know your music? Selfridges are holding a competition, which is to guess what songs their street windows represent. You can enter at and the winner will get £500 to spend on their online shop. I obviously don’t know my songs, because I found it quite hard, but thankfully the guy selling Big Issue helped me out a bit. Some I know, some need your help with. Put your guesses in the comment boxes with some You Tube links.

Gee Beauty

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

“Given that the established brands in the beauty industry invest billions (with a ‘b’) on product and brand advertising, we were tasked with launching a new concept in urban, modern and time-sensitive beauty treatments. Gee Beauty is the result of experience combined with irreverance and a best-of-class lineup of products and services.”

Alphamesh the ring mesh

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog 1 comment »

Alphamesh ring mesh is a creative concept. Alphamesh ring mesh is a new material for architecture and interior design. Alphamesh applications from formative façade elements to store construction and the design of trade fair stands. Furniture designers as well as freelance artists also work with alphamesh. Alphamesh is equally versatile indoors and outdoors. Architects, planners and designers make use of the creative potential of the transparent formative ring mesh for individual plans in perfect harmony with the imposed task.

Fontable by Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Italian designers Alessandro Canepa and Andrea Paulicelli have developed a series of tables whose top are represented by alphanumerics adding a bold, graphic three-dimensional form of type to any space. The entire alphabet is represented in both upper and lower case versions, along with the numbers 0 through 9.

Le Soleil Pendant Lamp by Vicente García Jiménez

07 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Recently unveiled by Foscarini at Euroluce in Milan, this Le Soleil pendant lamp by Spanish designer Vicente García Jiménez is made of polycarbonate, with asymmetric strips positioned to shields the light and, at the same time, directs it downwards or upwards.

Pino by Bond, Helsinki

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Pino is a market place for unique, functional and innovative design objects situated in Helsinki. The design and branding concept, created by local-based creative agency Bond, is taken from the name – ‘Pino’ literally meaning a pile or stack.

Arnsdorf temporary concept store, Melbourne

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog 3 reviews »

Edwards Moore designed a temporary cave-like space, providing an intimate setting and backdrop for Arnsdorfs ‘Opticks’ collection. Inspired by crystalline forms and imagery of rocky landscapes, Edwards Moore reinterpreted an everyday wearable item- stretching and wrapping it to envelop the space in soft hues and showcase the sculptural collection.

Camouflage pendant by ZERO

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

ZERO is an innovative light company based in Sweden. Their lampshades mainly made from perforated sheet metal & glass. This Camouflage pendant designed by FRONT is made of painted aluminium that has been cut using three-dimensional laser cutting.

100% Chocolate Cafe by Wonderwall, Tokyo

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

100% chocolate cafe is run by old Japanese chocolate brand, Meiji. The environment was designed by Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall, while all the graphics were by Groovisions.

Danny Venlet D2V2 lighting

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

The shape of this big light is meant to be reminiscent of a bomb and an airplane engine or propeller. The floating effect that is the result grows with the number of lights that are hung together and is also enhanced by the fact that the inner TL-lights don’t seem to touch the cylinder in translucent polyethylene that forms the outer skin.

Stone Walls by Lithos Design

06 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

These artistic walls are inspired by the steady and determined hand of a sculptor, brought to life on a grand scale using modern technology, resulting in precise patterns that would be otherwise impossible. These modern textured walls are at their height with the interplay of light and shadow, which emphasizes their 3D design.

Emporio Armani store by Giorgio Armani, Belgrade

05 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Interior design of this first Emporio Armani store in Serbia comes from Giorgio Armani and his team of architects who gave this space a specific sentiment of glamour. The ceiling is in light marmorino, floor is made of bright glossy stone and a big screen projecting the current collections dominates the entrance area.

Newton Coffee Table

05 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

The Newton Coffee Table, by Swedish designers Dan Sunaga and Staffan Holm, was awarded The Nordic Design Prize during the 2009 Stockholm Furniture Fair. Bended laminated wood is one of the basic materials used in the furniture industry. The Nordic Design prize for wooden furniture made by compressure molding was founded in 1983 with the aim of increasing the interest for this technique. The Newton Coffee Table is being produced by Karl Andersson & Söner.

The Blatz bottle doors by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

05 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Each pivoting bottle door is 9’-6” wide and 9’ tall and consists of a welded aluminum frame and 1,590 horizontally stacked empty beer bottles, some of which were original Blatz bottles found in unopened boxes in the basement of this old brewery. Using CNC technology, the bottles are held in place by a thin web of precision-milled neoprene rings that are suspended between the members of the aluminum frame. Illuminated on all sides, the brown bottles emanate a warm amber glow reflected in the polished concrete floor.

G-Star RAW by Marc Newson

05 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Australian designer Marc Newson has created a range of clothing featuring bold graphics for clothing brand G-Star RAW. The collection includes t-shirts, hooded jumpers and jackets with printed outlines in contrasting colours and metallic finishes. The jeans in the range feature fake turn-ups that are in fact printed onto the fabric and other motifs reference Newson’s interest in space travel.

Tropico lighting by Foscarini

05 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

Together with Foscarini, Milan-based designer Giulio Iacchetti has created a modular ceiling luminaire consisting purely of thermoplastic components, which in a spherical shape can stretch to up to two meters in diameter.

Princesse Tam Tam store by UXUS

04 June 2011 by Camra’s blog No reviews »

UXUS was invited to create a new retail platform for French lingerie brand Princesse Tam Tam. The objective was to design a new shop concept that would elevate the brand’s customer perception and become a platform for a global roll out.