What I find important for my home is the flexible and multifunctional aspect of furniture and interior accessories. For example, the String Cabinet which I can easily adjust every time I want or need a different kind of shelving. The Kink Vase by Muuto certainly also fulfills this condition. It’s more than just a vase. When filled with flowers or a single branch the vase - of course - is beautiful. Yet, when empty it’s more of a sculpture and special object. Which I like very much, also due to the fact that I don’t always have (or want) flowers or branches at home.
What the Kink Vase also distinguishes from others is the double-mouthed design. Fill them both of just one, the double-mouthed provides a totally new look every time you fill-up the vase. The vase is designed by Earnest Studio for Muuto. A good combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern design aesthetics.
It comes in one size and two colors, namely Beige and Blue. It’s made of porcelain but has a soft appearance due to the finish and shape. Matt on the outside, glazed on the inside. For me, beige was the most logical choice. It works very well with the wood and the warm grey, white, black and brown tones at home.
The Danish Muuto was founded in 2007 by Peter Bonnen and Kristian Byrge and now has a full collection of chairs, tables, cabinets, sofas, lightning and home accessories. The name comes from the Finnish word muutos which means change or new perspective. Muuto works with different designers from all over the world. For the Kink Vase they collaborated with Earnest Studio. Founded by American-born Rachel Giffin and based in The Netherlands. Following a fascination for simple, flexible objects, projects and structures with a preference for materials. Which is reflected in the design of the Kink Vase.
Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg
In collaboration with mister design
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Always had a crush on (fine) art and photography. Reading about art history, collecting photo books and visiting musea. Recently I started to focus on collecting my own modest art collection.
The perfect place to start this is the world wide web and Instagram for instance. This is how I discovered Lee Jeffries. My latest addition is a limited and signed photo called Lover by this British photographer. I already bought one of his framed black and white portraits earlier. The concrete tile by Betonlab is also an online find. But I saw it at the Centraal Museum Utrecht first and then found out through Instagram it was made by a local designer.
I live in a small city apartment so a big art wall is difficult. When thinking about this I realized I’m not even sure if I want a fixed ‘Pinterest’ art wall anyway. Like with furniture, I want to be able to move it around the house. It suits me better when furniture and frames are flexible and easy to rearrange. A piece of furniture or image also changes its appearance in a different space and with different light. Also, the color of the background is important and the context with other items in a room. I like to play around with this.
So no picture-perfect art wall for me, it will constantly be in motion. It’s going to be a mix of paintings, fine art, objects and photography. A mix of my own photos and of other photographers. I also like different printing and hanging solutions and adjust it to what’s best for the item in question.
Printing your own images is very delicate. For me, Photowall works very easily and fast. The quality of the print is very good and the wooden holder became part of the total look and feel of the poster. I also often use a Moebe Wall Hook for hanging prints and art on the wall. By the design of the wall hook, it hangs slightly off the wall which provides more depth. Photowall delivers prints in many different sizes. For the black-framed print, I choose a photo I made for a w/ Style project during Milan Design Week last year.
It will take time to discover, build and grow an art collection. It probably will never be totally finished. Yet I love the process.
Therefore .. to be continued
Photography Wen van Woudenberg