The beauty of interior design is there are no real rules. It’s about experimentation, expression, imagination and engaging people – finding new and exciting ways to create discussions, debates and developing ideas. This month, Inex uncovers some rather unconventional designs and concepts that will hopefully be the catalyst for other fascinating projects.
With that in mind, this issue Inex unearths design-duo Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova’s project involving fungus that combines woodland waste and Fomes fomentarius to create some strikingly beautiful furniture. Through extensive research and experimentation, the pair have identified this mycelium species works most effectively with coppiced hazel and goat willow – both species of British wood that are currently without an economically valuable use and often considered as waste, so not only are the twosome creating gorgeous statement pieces, they are also finding a use for otherwise useless woods.
Elsewhere this month, Solus Ceramics takes everything you’d expect in the interior of pizzeria, FOUR HUNDRED RABBITS, and twists it on its head with a truly stunning result – think Aztec meets Italy! Turn to page 26 to uncover the unconventional colour palette that was chosen.
Meanwhile, we discover rugs made in Nepal from handspun Tibetan wool as part of a project from French design brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s and rug expert Danskina on page 36. This globe-trotting issue also includes, a look inside the new offices for LVMH’s media division in the 15th district of Paris, where all four floors of the unit are penetrated by a soaring, stunning staircase designed by Ora ïto on page 14, and we travel to the Brancott Vineyard in New Zealand to discover the latest sculpture by Designer Dror Benshetrit, on page 22.
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