From a Baroque-esque coffee table to a timeless accessory, Serbian designer Renata Balzam, senior architect at award-winning Dubai practice Binchy and Binchy Architecture, shares five of her favourite objects with Commercial Interior Design.
Coffee table by Vincenzo De Cotiis
De Cotiis created the collection ‘Baroquisme’ with the concept of freedom and movement within a strong physical form. The intriguing play between different materials and textures shares the same design approach of our team, and how we like to explore unique materials in their different forms and relations.
Skin Sofa by Jean Nouvel
A leather seat sculpture designed by Jean Nouvel, ‘Skin’ for Molteni is based on Nouvel’s experience during a museum project in Paris. It is extremely comfortable to sit in. I even used this piece for my first ever interior design project, while still studying architecture, and that is why it has an important place on this list.
Metric by FSB
An attractive collection under the ‘barrier-free’ living range by FSB shows us that comfort and practicality can be stylish. When designing we have to think about people of all ages and abilities, and, more importantly, that everyone has the right to live in beautifully crafted spaces.
Minima Moralia by Dante - Goods and Bads
Room dividers create visual drama in interiors when simply used as decoration, but at the same time they offer practical solutions for privacy across open spaces. In my mind, it is always a plus when practical pieces are as beautiful as Minima Moralia.
Rotary Tray by Vitra
This timeless accessory beautifully frames its contents. From prized possessions, offerings or hobbies, this piece accentuates its display – and its soft form and adaptable style always looks good no matter how we use it in our home.