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14 Nov

Vintage Design with a modern twist

M utuated from vintage apparels, the new designs for couturier Soledad Twombly mix east and west. Floral patterns and ornamental shapes give life to fine satins . A simplified drawing of an ombu, an exotic plant from South America, is celebrated through vivid colours. The colour palette features gold , magenta and forest green. The Atelier, as usual, has the ability to tailor a chic fashion rich in details; a style that fits all times and figures. Chapeau!  

We aim to design as expression of creativity revealing the natural skills of author and executor

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20 Oct

Mood, Rituals

T he focus is on ourselves and our need to re-establish our ties and connections. Never before have we perceived this sense of belonging as an indirect response to climate change, the escalation of global conflict and a rise in protectionism. For this trend we have identified two moods.Rituals: the familiar comfort of rituals, both spiritual and everyday is a way to make sense of our world and reassure in difficult times. The colour palette features more subtle colours and aged materials that celebrate longevity. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior Design Magazine, SoFarSoNear  [eltd_blockquote text=" Rituals, a way to make sense of our world and reassure...
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20 Oct

Mood, Folklore

The focus is on ourselves and our need to re-establish our ties and connections. Never before have we perceived this sense of belonging as an indirect response to climate change, the escalation of global conflict and a rise in protectionism. For this trend we have identified two moods.Folklore: regional and cultural ties, gender and origin all have an influence. Folklore is a way people share an identity and a strong sense of belonging.The colour palette goes bold with a shift to primaries; bright blue, orange, ruby red, emerald green, festive colours and patterns. Disruptive colour with a dissonant colour pairing. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior...
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20 Oct

Mood, Discovery

Discovery&Diversion celebrates our fascination with technology. The barriers of time are being shattered, even more so are those of space, in the wake of a renewed enthousiasm for conquering the universe.The colour palette sees the resurgence of total black, earthy colours and more evanescent colours and translucid surfaces. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior Design Magazine

Discovery will combine glamour with our fascination with technology

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24 Sep

Book Editing, Pattern Design for Homes

F rancesca was asked by Design Media Publishing to edit a book on pattern design for homes. The book reveals the lively and unique charm of pattern design applied on lampshades, bedlinen, cushions, sofas and wallpapers. This is a valuable source of inspiration for everyone, who wish to learn various design forms and how to match colours and graphics. It will be a good reference on visual design also for interior designers, graphic designers and those who have the talent in this area. The book includes two designs from SoFarSoNear, applied on sofa and on lampshades.

Our surroundings excite our senses. That's where our inspiration comes and through some refinements evolves into pattern.

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13 Sep

IRSAP,Radiator or Furnishing?

R ecently, the Studio, as part of a contest, did develop three new product concepts for IRSAP, leading manufacturer of radiators. IRSAP was looking for a new family of electric radiators, consisting of a radiator for the bathroom and one for the living area, with a special focus on design, aesthetics and possibly additional functionalities.The concepts proposed by SoFarSoNear are all aimed to solve the functional aspects, but providing to the design a formal dignity. A good design focuses on both the functional requirements and the aesthetic appeal. The basic feature of heating is combined to extra benefits. OHM features an extremely clean and elegant structure. The radiator is self-standing (except in the wall version) with a square base...
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9 Sep

Kimono,New Designs for Soledad Twombly

Originally, kimono was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing. Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192). Striking motifs and patterns were block printed on different textiles. Style, motif, fabric, technique and color explained who you were. For example, a cherry blossom was not just a pretty design; rather, it symbolized mortal feminine beauty. Early 2019, inspired by antique kimonos, SoFarSoNear has re-designed a traditional pattern where cherry blossoms and flowers gave birth to some extraordinary garments, designed by Soledad Twombly. To learn more about Soledad Twombly and her one of a kind collections...
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6 Sep

VIA BOX,A tool for Visually Impaired

A s of 2015 there were 940 million people with some degree of vision loss. 246 million had low vision and 39 million were blind. Visually impaired people surpass by far blind people, but our society is still not equipped to assist them, especially in the field of public transportation.Vision impairement is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. It may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking. [eltd_blockquote text="A visually impaired needs to enlarge what is observed to be able to perceive it visually. Sees reality as through a colander; as in a misty landscape; in black and...
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24 Aug

Welcome to, Nature’s Magic Garden

W e at SoFarSoNear strongly believe in decoration.Our sense of creativity is a mix of tradition and innovation, the result of a creative process that works on the material, the design and the colour palette.Jardin Japonais and Paysage Fiabesque are two patterns that evoke the realm of fantasy. The design started from a collage of black and white photos of natural art forms. The wealth of beauty in nature, the architectural structure of plants and their ornamentally shapes, inspired the design of these patterns. Jardin Japonais features flowers of different sizes linked by ribbons in black&white or mauve with silver glitters. Paysage Fiabesque is made up of coronilla flowers and small trees in magenta&silver or chocolate&gold. Both patterns...
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20 Jun

Park Mont Avic,Exhibition Concept

To elebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Natural Park of Mont Avic, the Region Val d'Aosta has called a contest to conceive an exhibition at Forte di Bard. SoFarSoNear's concept did achieve a 2nd place, with a very high score. Our goal was to develop a display concept easy to install, flexible and complying to the budget assigned, but attractive and involving. The Gallery at the entrance shows the artworks of reknowned photographers in a museum like installation; the fabric used for the drapes is 'drap' a typical textile from Val d'Aosta. The flow of the exhibition is split into two main areas: on the left, the focus is on the history of the Park, on the...
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