2020-04-12

Through the looking glass

  CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

Casa Lens in Portuguese 
or in English The Lens House. 


CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Through the looking glass is the sequel to Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. The name 
Casa Lens that Obra Arquitetos, which is the name of the Brazilian architect firm that has created this astonishing home centered around this remarkable curved glass had me thinking of the novel from 1871.  



CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


This multifaceted more than modern house is built for a couple with the idea of providing 
a contemplative and 
reflective space. 
This goal was approached 
in two ways:




CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


1

The first on a more intimate scale. The whole house is organized around a small patio with varying levels. 
This internal patio allows visual contact between the environments of the house, bringing the residents closer together. 
Nature, on this small scale, can be observed according to the variations of the seasons.



CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

A curved glass was designed so that the space of the patio had no segmentation at its edges and the space could be observed 
through this lens.




CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


2

The second way considered the 
scale of the landscape. 

CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Casa Lens has a wide view of the Serra da Mantiqueira. 



CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Starting from the most intimate interior dimension, traveling almost in a spiral, you can climb the garden staircase and observe the amplitude of the landscape.



CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 



Serra da Mantiqueira  is present in the garden of the house. 


THE MANTIQUEIRA MOUNTAINS 
 (Portuguese: Serra da Mantiqueira) are a mountain range in Southeastern Brazil, with parts in the states of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. It rises abruptly from the northwestern bank of the Paraíba do Sul River and extends northeastward for approximately 320 km (200 mi), reaching a height of 2,798 m (9,180 ft) at Pedra da Minha. The name Mantiqueira derives from Tupi word meaning:

"MOUNTAINS THAT CRY"
denoting the large number of springs and streams found there. 
The name shows the range's great importance as a source of drinking water, and the waters supply a great number of important cities in the southeast of Brazil. 


CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

The bedrooms seen from the inner garden. 


CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

The bedrooms seen from outside and the bespoke staircase connecting the levels of Casa Lens. 

CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Below you see the original drawings from 
Obra Architects of the Casa Lens located in Sao Paolo, Brazil. 


CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

The front view does not reveal so much and provides a great parking space below the house with a staircase leading up to the central courtyard. 


CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 

All the levels are understood in this view of the 
asian influenced center courtyard. 

CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Planting grass on the roof of the house provides a 
garden feeling to Casa Lens although
 the building takes almost the whole area of the lot. 



CASA LENS BY OBRA ARQUITETOS 


Through the looking glass of this spectacular curved window of 
Casa Lens that to me is one of the most inspiring homes I have seen in a very long time I recommend you to listen to : 


and the program STIL in Swedish where they look into why we are so obsessed with checking what it looks like at our neighbor or seeing how people over all decorate their homes. 
All over the world we love seeing the homes of others. 
I do. Do you? 

Stay  in touch 

Jimmy 








2020-04-09

Be a Couch Potato de Lux this easter



Since many of us more
 or less lived in our
 sofas during this time of quarantine and 
working from home. 

Why not upgrade your sofa 
and be a Couch Potato de Lux this easter?  
Unique and remarkable Artilleriet 
are selling this Arflex favorite of mine 
for a much lower price then normally.

Here is the info needed both in eng and Swedish from Artilleriet that is located in Gothenburg but you can shop online just as well.  

Marenco sofa by Italian Arflex, Designed by Mario Marenco 1970. The sofa features a revolutionary system to assemble seat and armrest cushions to the base. The cushions are simply put into a metal tubular frame which grants rigidity and resistance to the use of the sofa. Base in multi plywood with fiber cover. 
Backrests and armrests: main structure in painted tubular metal. 
Each element is padded and covered singularly. Padding in stress-resistant differentiated density polyurethane foam and fiber cover. Fully removable covers.

Svenska 

Marenco soffa från italienska Arflex designades 1970 av Mario Marenco. Soffan är byggd i en helt unik konstruktion där rygg och armstöd monteras i en metallram – en för sin tid revolutionerande teknik som givit Marenco en helt egen karaktär. Alla delar är separat stoppade och klädda, och hela soffans klädsel avtagbar 


Base in multi plywood with fibre cover. Backrests and armrests main structure in metal. Each element (back, seat, arm) is padded and covered singularly. 

Padding in stress-resistant differentiated density polyurethane foam and fibre cover. Fully removable cover, except for leather version. Metal feet



Mått:B:354 cmD:94 cmH: 68 cm SH: 41 cm


  
85 700 SEK 72 845 SEK








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Jimmy 




2020-04-04

Design Makes a Difference

LIVSBORDET Foto Maria Östlin



Sunday the 
5th of April 2020 we are having 
a live auction at @industriell_interiör 
of my table "Livsbordet" in favor of : 





See my instagram @jimmyschonninghem 



LIVSBORDET och Conelight & Acupillow Foto Maria Östlin 



Efter 3 år på Södermalm så 
tar min man och jag 
chansen att jobba med ett 
projekt i Brasilien.
Bordet jag tagit fram speciellt 
till studion i Stockholm 
skulle flyttas till 
Cosentino i Kungsängen. 
Anna Granstig som jobbar med Silestone/Cosentino
och jag talade om hur hjälplös 
man känner sig inför den pandemi 
som nu går över världen. 
Vi kom gemensamt fram till 
att istället sälja bordet 
på auktion och se till att 
ALLA slantar som auktionen 
ger oavkortat går till
Sagt och gjort. 


Livsbordet Foto Maria Östlin


Bordet jag kallar Livsbord är 
skapat i stålprofil med min 
lokala smed och med bordsskivan Silestone Eternal Emperador. 

Stålets enkla inramning tar 
fram stenens mönster 
och bordets form har 
måtten 291cm x 81cm 
med bordshöjden 76 cm som bidrar 
till att göra det unikt.
Bordet som jag sålt med 
olika typer av skivor 
kostar i denna form 
23 000 kr och det 
blir vårt utgångsbud.

Vi hoppas såklart att den eller de 
som köper Livsbordet vill bidra 
till den verksamhet som
kan förse vår behövande värld med. 
Cosentino står för transport av 
bordet inom Stockholm.


Livsbordet, jag och Conlight med Bubble light lamp from NUD Collection Foto Maria Östlin

Auktionen går live hos 
ett av Instagrams största 
inspirations konto @industriell_interiör  
söndag 5 April 2020 
som drivs av inredaren Jacqeuline Tamm Lundell 



Tack för ditt auktionsbud som 
oavkortat går till förmån för


Läkare utan Gränser 

Låt oss ta hand om varandra. 
Tack för ditt auktionsbud. 

Design Makes A Difference





Stay in touch



Jimmy Schönning








2020-04-01

Online Home Office by VT Wonen








A print magazine that still inspires me is Dutch VT Wonen and on their site and in their newsletter you find all of these cool home office solutions. Follow the link on the bottom of the post and get their DIY video of a home office. 
Styling: Kim van Rossenberg, Cleo Scheulderman
Photo : Sjoerd Eickmans, Jeroen van der Spek, Barbara Kieboom 


All around the world we are now working from home. Needing a workplace separate from the living room sofa and the kitchen table can help things. You really do not need a lot of space but having storage for your work stuff does make it all easier. Finding the right storage for your folders, pens or whatever material it is you need apart from computer and electricity for your sowing machine. By storing the things you need to work in a separate cabinet your workspace can be used by everyone in your household.  





Be seated
When you are working from home day after day you start to need a chair that supports your back after sitting comfortably but a bit wrong in the bed for to long. 

A good chair does not necessarily mean a pure office chair in metal on wheels. You can find ergonomic chairs in lots of different styles.  Just always try 
it before buying. 





Use your space 
You do not need a separate room for your home office to be efficient. An unused corner or under the staircase or in a closet can work out just as well. Yes you can laugh, but I have done just that for a client in an old apartment where a workspace with a small desk was needed
Vintage chairs can be both 
comfy and cool off course.
Check online auctions... 

Click here to go to VT Wonen



Stay in touch


Jimmy