House & Home (128)
After years of white, minimalist cabinetry, the kitchen is becoming more colourful as leading manufacturers tempt consumers’ palates with brighter colours and wider pattern choices.
Why it matters
If consumers are truly tiring of the sober minimalist movement and instead craving something mood-lifting, could we begin to see brands in the house and home space looking at more direct ways to lift the human psyche? In the future could products be categorised by what they do for the mind as opposed to what they deliver functionally?
Source: Swedish design and housing magazines
18. November 2009
Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with the furniture editor Roche Bobois. Together they have created a new furniture range that is exhibited at the fashion department store, Galeries Lafayettes.
Samsung Navibot is now in Russia. The Samsung navibot is a low-lying circular device that scurries around your house, automatically navigating its way round, cleaning your floor as it goes. It incorporates a conventional cylindrical brush as well as brushes for prizing dirt from corners, using a combination of sensors and cameras to work out where it's going.