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OVOPUR

October 16th, 2013

The idea of incorporating a free-standing water filter into contemporary kitchen design was always somewhat scary for me. Can you envision  a typical office water cooler in the corner of a modern, clean-lined, elegant interior?

Imagine my relief when I found THIS:

 

 

Aquaovo, the manufacturer of the award-winning OVOPUR, calls it a “functional and performant piece of art” – truly a product that fuses age-old traditions with tomorrow’s trends.

(Couldn’t describe it better!)

 

 

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Form and Function

July 6th, 2010

I’ve always been advocating the principle of form following function, coined in 1896 by American architect Louis Sullivan. I believe that the shape of a furniture piece should be based upon its intended function.  Any interior filled by a purely decorative object the size of, let’s say, a dining room table, is for me a wasted space.

Having dinner at this table would be practically impossible to most men known to me (women would try to somehow squeeze in, as to not hurt the hostess’s feelings).

On the other hand, I appreciate multi-functional pieces like this one:

Somewhat a cross between a chair and a side table, can you imagine it as a bedside table in a summer house? Or as a side table by the sofa? Or maybe in a modern teen’s room, to hide all that stuff her live depends on?

I wonder what your opinion is on the following red leather writing table. Is the form overpowering the function? Is it a waste of space, or a useful piece of furniture? Do you love it or hate it?

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