Posts Tagged ‘dutch by design’
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Display your mini treasures
This collectable box is designed to hold small items and treasured possessions that you want to display.
There are multiple compartments of various sizes to use, plus there are two built-in photo frames and one mirror to add a bit of extra interest.
The collectable display box is designed by PT and made from white plastic. It’s available from Dutch By Design.
Friday, April 13th, 2012
Wall art clock
Karlsson have got attractive and funky clock design down to a fine art.
For those occasions when you want something attractive on your wall, but are limited in space, many of their clock designs combine art with function.
That’s certainly the case with this black steel petals clock, which is based on a spirographic style patterned flower. It draws the eye in like a piece of wall art, but it also serves the practical purpose of helping you keep track of time.
The Karlsson petals clock costs £45 from Dutch By Design.
Monday, April 18th, 2011
Simple, yet stylish lamp
It’s a bit unusual to find a lamp called ‘Just Married’, but this one gets its name for a very good reason!
This funky contemporary light basis its ironic design on the tin cans that are so often attached onto the back of a newly wed couple’s car, dangling and banging as they drive away.
Thankfully the light does look far more tasteful than an old tin can though, and is made up of seven white aluminium ‘tin cans’ suspended by red flex. The flex can be shortened to your required length.
The Just Married bundle lamp is available to purchase from Dutch by Design.
Monday, March 7th, 2011
Innovative wine glass chandelier
We’ve previously featured the ingenious milk bottle chandelier, but now this highly creative wine glass chandelier comes from a lighting collection from the same company, Leitmotiv.
Aptly called the Vino chandelier, this stunning glass pendant lamp is made from 31 wine glasses. It’s a very clever design and works incredibly well as as a feature light.
The Leitmotiv Vino chandelier can be purchased from Dutch By Design, for £145.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Icarus lamp shade
Designer, Tord Boontje, is known for his unusual creations (like the decorative steel ivy panel we featured before) and this feathery lamp shade is no exception.
The creative Icarus lamp shade design features a tumbling swathe of overlapping feathers, that looks like the white wing of a swan. The shade measures 78cm in length and can accommodate light bulbs of up to 60 watts.
Not surprisingly, and as the name suggests, the inspiration behind the light comes from the tale of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and lost his wings. Although the idea of having a feather-like lamp shade may not appeal to everyone, it’s an effective design.
The Icarus lamp shade by Tord Boontje is sold by Dutch by Design and costs £75.
Friday, January 7th, 2011
Leaf design clock
One of the best known names for designing modern and funky contemporary clocks is Karlsson.
Karlsson are responsible for many great clock designs and we’ve featured several over the last few years, including the DIY passe partout Karlsson clock, the book clock, the flower field glass clock and the black lotus clock.
The leaves design clock is another distinctive Karlsson design, which is oozing with character and colour. The clock mechanism (in the middle of the clock) comes separately to the colourful leaf shapes, giving you the chance to put the clock together on the wall as you see fit.
You can arrange the leaves in the way shown here or create your own new look. Clocks have never been so fun!
The Karlsson leaves clock was £55, but is now only £39.95 in the sale at Dutch by Design.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Chandelier made from milk bottles
How’s this for recycling? This very creative glass chandelier by Bonne Plat has been created using milk bottles.
The milk bottles (48 in total) are secured around a central core and built into a metal frame, and they’re fully supported by a steel chain. The chandelier is powered by a single light bulb, which creates an interesting light effect when it’s turned on.
The Leitmotiv milk bottle chandelier is £159.95 from Dutch by Design.
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Wall art panel
This unusual decorative wall panel is designed by Tord Boontje and is made from plated steel.
The intricate ivy and floral design is cut into the plated steel to produce a stunning effect with amazing details. Sold in sets of six panels, which can either be joined together and hung in a row, or used individually, each panel measures 17.8cm by 27.9cm.
The wall art panels are available in a choice of silver (shown above) or bronze, cost £47.50 for a set of six and are available to purchase from Dutch By Design.
Friday, November 20th, 2009
Mini colourful chandelier
We’re a bit torn by this mini gypsy chandelier, with some of the Fresh Design Blog team refering to it as rather garish, and others liking it. So we’d be interested to hear your views – would you hang it in your home?
There’s no doubt that this boho piece is vibrant, and if you’re not afraid of using colour in your home, then perhaps it’s for you.
This mini gypsy chandelier is £45 from Dutch by Design.
Friday, September 4th, 2009
Contemporary memo board
Another fun take on the memo board idea, the Spiral Spider memo board is made of metal and allows you to attach all your favourite photos and reminders, but without having to stick a pin in them.
The board is available in several colours – blue, red, lime green, pink, black and silver – and, if you need more space, several of them can be hung together to form a larger board.
If you want a different looking memo board for your home or office, then this could be worth exploring.
You can buy the Spiral Spider memo board from Dutch By Design for £7.95.