Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From an incredible leisure complex in Seoul and fun balloon art to minimalist cutlery and a whistling jug, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. The Imprint by MVRDV

“Dutch design firm MVRDV (previously featured here) has completed a new leisure complex in Seoul called The Imprint,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “So many things stand out, from the design of the gold entrance, which makes the building look as though part of it is being lifted up to the use of colour as shadow. I think it’s spectacular.”

Image credit: Ossip van Duivenbode

2. The Skeleton Cutlery Collection by nendo

“I adore how nendo has reduced the composition of cutlery to the absolute bare minimum,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “There is even a nifty slit for easy hanging and drying.”

Image credit: designboom.com

3. Masayoshi Matsumoto’s Balloon Art

“Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto transforms balloons into such incredible creatures,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “I’m always excited to see what he creates next!”

Image credit: thisiscolossal.com

4. The Pan Whistling Carafe

“French designer Pierre Charrié, in collaboration with design studio ça va faire du bruit, has done a fabulous job of reimagining these traditional Peruvian singing vessels,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “I would love to hear one as it pours!”

Image credit: dezeen.com

5. RYK Adaptable Sofa by Sandra K.B. Mikkelsen

“I want one of these RYK adaptable sofas, designed by furniture and interior design student Sandra K.B. Mikkelsen, in my living room,” says Art Director Lené Roux. “To be able to switch up your cushions to suit your mood is so clever.”

Image credit: @sandrakbm on Instagram