Weekend Maison: Casa Malaparte

I watched this old movie the other day and  decided to share this little find with you. The house in this movie is just so dreamy! Casa Malaparte is a house on the Isle of Capri which sits on a cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. It was designed in 1937 by Adalberto Libera for the italian writer & journalist Curzio Malaparte. In 1963 the house was used in Le Mépris, a film by Jean-Luc Godard starring Brigitte Bardot.

Watch the trailer below after the images.



This a perfect weekend maison to spend some time with your partner or friends or family. Isn’t beautiful and dreamy ? Would you like to visit or leave in a house like Casa Malaparte ? Let me know in a comment below.

*Maison:  House in french.



Furniture: Rising Table

I came came across this rising table (Bamboo) in my furniture ideas and I had to share it with you. The designer Robert van Embricqs created an elegant table, that breaks the pattern of flat table tops on four legs. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design that “blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of wooden beams that function as the center of the construct.









From this view, the table sprouts four wooden beams that hold up the entire construct















Rising Table is the consequence of closely studying the transformations which occur in nature, without the participation of men: “This inspired the incision pattern in the flat surface of the wood that resulted into the creation of a latticework of woven wooden beams that make up the center of the table. By emphasizing nature’s logic, a seemingly random collection of wooden beams organically merges to form the figuratively beating heart of the Rising Table“.
















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Images from Robert van Embricqs

Do you find this design original ?  Let me know.