An Interview with Margarita Salmerón Espinosa of schindlersalmerón

Margarita Salmeron Espinosa and Christoph Schindler architects at schindlersalmeron

Christoph Schindler and Margarita Salmerón

Margarita Salmerón Espinosa is one half of the Zurich based architectural partnership schindlersalmerón. Born in Valencia, Spain, she studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Between 1998 and 2004 she worked as an architect at MVRDV in Rotterdam, Meili Peter in Zurich and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. As well as her work for schindlersalmerón, Margarita is a contributor to the magazine Mundo Hispánico, where she writes about issues related to architecture and design.

Together with partner Christoph, they design and develop innovative – yet simple – modern furniture and home accessories in which the focus is the interrelation between form, function, tool, and material.  Their best-selling Kleiderleiste Slimline Coatrack still belongs to the very few furniture products successfully implementing mass customization principles.

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Modern Furniture: Coffee Bench

Modern furniture wood Coffee Bench

Space saving design and multi-functional products are two areas of interior design that fascinate me.

The Coffee Bench caught my eye as it is a piece of modern furniture that combines these two elements. Designed by Karolina Tylka of the Polish design studio BEYOND, the Coffee Bench is a simple but clever concept. It functions as both a bench and table; adjusted and transformed by rotating the elements of the bench.

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An Interview With Holly Palmer

An interview with designer of the Tea Cup Stool Holly PalmerHolly Palmer is the designer of the original and playful Tea Cup Stool. She graduated from Bucks New University, UK, in 2008 where she studied Contemporary Furniture and Product Design.

Here she tells us the story behind the design of  Tea Cup Stool, the process involved in manufacturing it; and reveals to us the designers who have inspired her.

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