Friday, February 6, 2015

IDS 15 ~ Sebastian Herkner & Cubitat

Hello Friday! Today is all about modern, contemporary designs I loved at IDS and we will kick off stopping by the sleek, minimalistic display of Sebastian Herkner's latest collection (along with some of our all time favorites) presented by Avenue Road.  

The all white display with various elevations was specifically designed by Sebastian himself to best present the new creations recently added to his collection including the high/low containers, the Oda lamps, the Bell lights and of course the new colors to his classic Bell tables!

Thanks Michael from Avenue Road for a fabulous presentation bright and early at the media walk-through!  I am loving the miniature Bell Table and check out the UNAM chair!

Our final stop at IDS is the Cubitat, a truly remarkable contemporary living concept all within a 10' x 10' x 10' cube.

image via Urban Capital
This mind-blowing exhibit is a refreshing collaboration between internationally-acclaimed designer Luca Nichetto of Nichetto Studio and Urban Capital, a Toronto-based development power house, illustrating how smart designs and meticulous attention to detail would allow us to enjoy all our essential elements for habitation (i.e. bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, storage) all within a fully-integrated, plug-and-play cube.

Ladies and gents, welcome to Cubitat!

At first glance, this is a modern media center with an open display area and built-in storage around the TV.  However, it becomes a bedroom as the bed (with storage!!) and the beside tables unroll in couple of short minutes!

Here is a kitchen with everything we need at hands.  Fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, the Cubitat has it all! The only thing lacking slightly is probably the limited counter space for food preparation.  But hey, the visionary concept here is to live responsively to our environment without sacrificing our daily essentials.  I'd say this kitchen delivers!

As for the bathroom and laundry duties, the Cubitat has it all.  I still couldn't believe this bathroom is carefully concealed inside the cube!

Ready for a tour of the bathroom? Check this out!

So my question for you is, are you ready to live in a cube?

One more reason why I love going to IDS is that I get to hang out with my dear friends (thanks Jen for the great shot!), my favorite designers (always lovely to see you Brian), and of course the talented ladies from the Style at Home magazine.  See you all at IDS 2016!

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