“The living room features a mix of industrial and Scandinavian finds, from vintage to design pieces, while maintaining the natural aesthetic the couple wanted to give the space using wood and natural products that reflect nature. “
Holly took an interview from Wendy van Woudenberg, blogger of beeldSTEIL, offering inspired Scandinavian style aesthetics!
In 2010, merel karhof built her ‘wind knitting factory’, a wind-powered knitting machine with blades of more than a meter in diameter, which used air currents to power the mill–their intensity determining the speed at which it knit: windy conditions saw rapid knitting activity, while less wind saw a slower, more controlled production. The project is called Windworks.
The designer collaborated with the owners of two neighboring windmills in Zaanse Schans, in the province of North Holland: one, a sawmill that cut the wood used in her collection of chairs, stools and benches; the other, a paint mill that ground the minerals with which she dyed wool upholstery fabric produced through her own wind-powered knitting machine. The windmill is mobile. She can go to other places with it to show other people what they can do with a wind-knitting machine!!!
The lines and shapes of these vases evoke Art Deco architecture, particularly industrial water and gas
storage towers built during that period. These objects are inspired and at the same time are a tribute to the work of German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher.
Each ceramic vase is made entirely by hand in the city of Jingdezhen, capital of the world for this type of work. To make this item even more valuable, even the base metal gold is hand-made.