IJmagazine is a printed ‘glossy’ magazine about Amsterdam-Noord, well, it’s actually printed on beautiful matte paper. By ‘glossy’ we mean that the content is very high-end in means of lay-out, photography and stories. Inside this second issue you will find a photo-series by Mimi Berlin and JW Kaldenbach. We made an alternative shopping-editorial on things ‘made’ and ‘collected’ in Amsterdam-Noord.
Furthermore the magazine shows hot-spots, interior styling, architectural pieces in Noord, and most important: newly build homes, as in buildings for sale in the Northern part of Amsterdam, across from the city-center near the IJ waterfront.
IJmagazine is for sale
The IJmagazine is for sale at the so-called better bookstores, such as for example Athenaeum and Scheltema in Amsterdam. Or subscribe to the ‘aan t IJ‘ newsletter and get it for free.
During Milan Design Week 2019 in April we, at Mimi Berlin, favoured some designs. One of them is the ‘Blow Me Up’ lamp signed by Ingo Maurer, but designed by him, Theo Möller, and Maurer’s team. As the name suggests this is an inflatable lamp, in the shape of a tube and made of plastic. One part is transparent the other part comes in a couple of metallic bright colors. What we like about the design is it’s simplicity and also that you can use tie-grips to hang it up, it isn’t the perfect lamp at all! It retails for about €270,- though.
M’ Afrique Detached
‘Blow Me Up’ was on show at the Moroso showroom in Via Pontaccio 10. The design isn’t new, it’s from 2017, but because of the fact that Moroso and Ingo Maurer are partners that didn’t matter we guess. Moroso’s ‘M’ Afrique Detached‘ installation is dedicated to this new partnership, ànd to the 10th anniversary of the M’ Afrique outdoor collection produced by Moroso furniture. Part of the designs in the M’afrique collection are made by crafstmen from Africa. The Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje, for example, is made with a weaving technique used for fishing nets.
“The inflatable tube Blow Me Up by Theo Möller, Ingo Maurer & Team was first presented at Euroluce 2017. It is flexible to use: You can lean it against a wall, fasten it to the ceiling or wall with small hooks and nylon cords. It comes wrapped up in a box and is pumped up by the user. The LED-strip illuminates the reflecting side of the tube, thus dispersing indirect light into the room. Since summer 2018 on, Blow Me Up will be available in two sizes, 120 and 180 cm with the option to choose in between four colours.” (read more ingo-maurer.com)
Patterns as Time is the name of the presentation of two Japanese design-studios; AtMa and Noiz, they both collaborated with DNP (Dai Nippon Printing) Innovative Design Center for Milan Design Week 2019. The presentation is clearly divided into 2 spaces: on the left, in full color, the installation ‘Time Printing’ by AtMa and ‘Patterns of Nature’ on the right in black, white and grey. The installations have in common that they are made in transparent layers and change colors in a subtle way. Walking through this installation is a fairytale-like experience, or maybe, if we get more poetic; a high-tech artificial fairytale forest where light, sound and color come to life. And, let’s not forget, this all is designed for your home. (or maybe for your store) It’s interior decoration.
The Good thing about collaborations
We, at Mimi Berlin, feel that i’ts always interesting to see ‘creatives’ and ‘techs’ working together because both disciplines can serve eachother to reach the next-level. Collaborations like this also can simply save time, so there’s more left to create new things. Why invent the weel if it’s already there, or why come up with ideas that already have been produced? What do you think? Let’s make some conversation below!
Click this link to read more about this presentation on the DNP site. If you are really interested the rest of their site is interesting because they are one of the largest printing companies worldwide. (it’s a very ‘dry’ website so you really need to dig hard.
Home Gone Wild is the name of the group exhibition by Swedish Design Moves Participating are 22 companies and several Swedish design institutes. We, at Mimi Berlin, visited the Home Gone Wild, or Hemma Gone Wild. (Hemma means Home we guess). presentation at the Fuorisalone (that’s in the city not at the fair) during Milan Design Week 2019.
Mimi’s take on the Home Gone Wild show.
We enjoyed this presentation very much because it gave a peak into what the future could hold for us; with a touch of humour to it. Next to showing not only wonderfully crafted furniture, this presentation could well be changing the mindset of how we handle interior-design today. How we decorate our home in the future, shifting priorities about design in general and gathered designs in our home. At least, that’s what we got out of it. Read the story below written by Swedish Design Moves.
When Nature takes over
For most Swedes, the idea of HEMMA (HOME) is closely linked to a strong connection with nature. While this relationship is often romantic, nature can also be something threatening. What happens when it takes over? Swedish Design Moves returns to Milan Design Week this year with HEMMA gone wild– a sequel to the 2018 exhibition, HEMMA – Stories of Home.
Curated and designed by Joyn Studio, HEMMA gone wild invites visitors to experience an abstract and playful vision of home, from hallway to living room and onwards through an unfolding scenography that showcases the best of Swedish design, drawn by curiosity and a mood of mystery.
Home is Hemma
Home is a place of refuge and security – but it can also be a place from which to escape. HEMMA gone wild explores the complex relationship that we have with home and the influences of both nature and technology as they shape our experience of living and our connectedness with the changing world around us. (read more at swedishdesignmoves.com)
Louis Vuitton shows its latest ‘Objets Nomades’ collection in six spaces at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Milan Design Week 2019. “Since the launch in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection has grown into a collection forty-five limited-edition travel-inspired objects imagined by some of the world’s most renowned designers.”
Maybe it’s us, at Mimi Berlin, but this presentation felt like we were visiting one big and very luxurious discotheque in the 1980s. The tone was set at the entrance; a winding stairwell, completely lit in blue with loud pumping music in our eardrums. Heavenly!
The designs for ‘Objets Nomades’ all have in common that they are inspired by travel furniture. The newest design, the Anemona table by Atelier Biagetti, made sure we were travelling in our minds into the deep sea.
The first room we entered is filled with designs by the Campana brothers. A Jungle themed-room; The jungle seen in a tropical, colorful and cartoonesk way. Sofa’s and hanging chairs reminiscent of fruit, sided by multicolored palm-leaves in a sparsely lit space. That sounds laim but this furniture is SO high-end, well made and pretty that it’s absolutely not!
New designs by Marcel Wanders are the Diamond sofa and chair and the Venezia lamp
The largest room at the Palazzo Serbelloni has the calmest vibe. The ceiling is covered in hunderds of Bell Lamps made from paper. The original Bell lamp is made in leather and (Murano) glass and is designed by Barber & Osgerby for the 2012 Objet Nomades collection, the first edition.
The last room, a white one with mirrors, is filled with the Dolls Chairs, designed by Raw Edges, all upholstered differently. Again, accompanied by loud and danceable music. See more of this room in the video below.
Honestly, we, at Mimi Berlin, had a blast with all this glittery shine and up-scale glamour!
The Mendini Tribute Cinema is an initiative by Marcel Wanders and Milano Design Film Festival, it’s in honour of Alessandro Mendini. Seen at the Moooi venue at the Mediateca Santa Teresa, via della Moscova 28 in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved the simple font use for this pop-up cinema……….