Day: June 5, 2020

Chapel Glass + Hard Angles Combine in the aspa Table Series

The aspa table series, by Spanish studio MUT Design for German design brand pulpo, expresses their love of glass and mastery of the use of simple geometric angles. In Spanish, the word aspa translates to “the intersection of straight planes,” with each of the three table sizes using five panels of glass that merge together in the center. Textured chapel glass is affixed to smooth toughened glass panels, embracing the quirky individual bubbles, streaks, and variations that occur during production. The closer each glass panel gets to the center of its respective table, the darker the transparency becomes to

A Nagoya Apartment That Adapts as the Child Grows

Architect Taka Shinomoto, of rhymedesign, completed an apartment renovation in Nagoya, Japan, dubbed ‘The Room for Small Gulliver’, that’s designed to adapt as the couple’s child grows up. Looking to the fantasy worlds of Gulliver’s Travels and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the interior plays with scale hoping to inspire the child’s imagination while allowing the parents to live normally. The adults will see chairs to sit on, but the child could see those same chairs as a table, desk, or counter, based on their smaller size. As the child grows up, their perspective and relationship to the surrounding environment