Yesterday, we featured the winning designs from the Elle Deco International Design Awards. While the prices for each item were not listed, and often times are only available via quote from the supplier, it is safe to say that these high-end items are far, far out of our price range. In the spirit of celebrating the top concepts of 2008 as well as affordable price points, check out these options to achieve similar looks...
The Boffi glass bathtub is a gorgeous minimal take on the traditional porcelain tub. A price that is not listed tells us it is out--way out--of our price range. In a similar way this Wasauna glass tub plays on the revealing transparency of glass on a typically privately opaque sanctuary...for what we can only imagine is a fraction of the price.
The Valentina bed for Ceccotti and Collezioni is a modern platform with beautiful clean lines in a rich walnut wood. The Peninsula bed from Heal's embodies many of the same aesthetic qualities, for $1,393.
Alfredo Haberli's fabric speaks of childlike illustration, bold colors and simple lines. While this Kvadrat fabric has a glow-in-the-dark element we haven't found in other fabrics, the daylight appearance is alluded to in these three fabrics. Left to right: Barnslig from Ikea, Cecilia from Ikea (for a slightly less childlike homage to the illustrative quality of Haberli's design), and Japanese Schoolchildren - vanilla from ReproDepot.
The Tropico Bell lamp for Foscarini is a contained chandelier pendant that sparkles and moves dances in the light. At $1,217 we might opt for this slightly different but just as luminous Coco Bead Pendant or Hampton Chandelier from Modern Dose.
The Myto Chair is a great plastic, stackable chair available in great bright colors for a pop of easy seating, but we fear the pricetag is a bit high for us. Ikea offers the Urban Chair for just $39 a pop...
Luca Nichetto's Neverending bookcase is a unique object commissioned by a client. While the Lovely Rita at Hive Modern is a smaller, wall-mounted option, we think that two or three in a group would create a similar effect (they are available in white, as well).
Tokujin Yoshioka created this fantastic Bouquet Chair, but we're pretty sure it costs more than dozens and dozens of roses. Here are three options that embody some of the aesthetic qualities of the high-end design: Shaggy Poufs and the Flora Pouf from Modern Dose and the Swirl Flower Dish Chair from Urban Outfitters.
Anyone have any other affordable options that showcase the great design highlighted in the 12 design winners of the Elle Deco International Design Awards?