Flos has a reputation for excellent and groundbreaking product design, owed largely to their penchant for collaborating with some of the world’s finest and most talented designers. One of these is Nendo, a design firm by Oki Sato. Based in Milan, Nendo is responsible for a broad range of different design branches. In the interior world, and specifically their work with Flos, they are most well known for the Sawaru and the Gaku table or floor lights. These two unique lights blur the line between accessory and light, pushing the inherent definitions used in product design. Read Oki Sato’s interview with Flos here.
The countries from which we supply our furniture and lighting collections have their own unique cultural concerns and considerations, all which have a significant impact on their aesthetic and design traditions. In the last couple of years (and particularly in these winter months), we’re sure you’ve come across a certain word: Hygge. But what in the world does hygge mean? And where does it come from?
We love design that is both classic and contemporary, and few others get this as right as Space Copenhagen do. They have designed furniture and lighting for numerous Crema Design brands, including &Tradition and Gubi. Their stunning work is leading people to ask: is Copenhagen the new Milan?
At Créma Design, we recognise the important relationship between the brands we work with, and the designers that they employ. Vitra is a Swiss family-owned furniture company founded in 1950. We believe in enhancing your understanding of the design process, hoping this will improve your appreciation for the interior design world.
As in any creative industry, interior design trends come and go.
If you are redecorating your home, you may want to look ahead to the next trends, instead of decorating with what’s current, which could go out of style at any minute. A home that is both good looking, and reflects your knowledge of the zeitgeist, is our goal here. [read more]
Prior to studying Feng Shui during my Interior Design course, I was under the impression that the subject was based purely on ancient and outdated myths. However, after learning about the practice in depth, I understood that Feng Shui provides some very interesting insight into creating a healthy and harmonious environment.
This early Chinese system is based on ‘chi’ which can be described as the flow of energy through our homes. Chi can be achieved through placement of certain objects to create a peaceful atmosphere and ultimately enhance our lifestyles.
There is no need to completely redecorate to incorporate positive chi within your home. Instead, try some of the below practical, small changes to create a large impact. [read more]
It seems like sleep is something we all want more of, and while there aren’t any more hours in the day there are ways to improve the quality of the sleep we are getting. Diet and exercise are key to all aspects of our wellbeing of course, but your bedroom environment also plays a crucial role in good sleep and ultimately your health and happiness.
Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary that promotes optimum rest so you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. There are simple things you can change to create a healthier sleeping environment.
There were so many amazing new products released in Milan this year, trying to put them all into one newsletter the way we normally do is just impossible. So this year we are going to showcase a handful from each of our brands, over the next couple of months.
Lee Broom is a brand that took some of the biggest strides this year. From starting the crystal Decanter Light craze a few years back with just a handful of pieces, Lee Broom as grown to offer an astoundingly gorgeous and refined collection of pieces. We especially love his lighting pieces which ooze class with a very cutting edge.
We will most certainly be ordering these new pieces for our new showroom.
&Tradition is a furniture and lighting brand that prides itself on the key Scandinavian design principles; “Craft meets art. Function meets form. Material meets potential.”
The brand holds quality to a high standard, manufacturing Danish classics from the 20s, 40s and 70s by design masters Arne Jacobsen and Vernon Panton. The &Tradition design team also includes icons of tomorrow such as Jaime Hayon and Space Copenhagen. Production methods challenge convention, rethinking material use and manufacturing techniques. Nature is respected as it provides raw materials that sustains the brand’s unique designs which are made to last.
Here at CRÉMA we never fail to be impressed by GUBI. These treasure hunters of furniture design have a very simple philosophy, “great design should have a story to tell and be able to blur the lines of time, and that a bit of courage and risk-taking can carry you far in the design world.”
This design philosophy has steered GUBI’s designs over a 50 year history acting as a marker of what it takes to create a brand that celebrates the luxury of living life.