Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspiration: Buildings and Structures

Inspiration for design can come from a multitude of different outlets. To get the creative juices flowing our SYED team turns to art, fashion, trends, and architecture. We are always thinking how to make our tablescapes and designs different and interesting, or what we like to say here at SYED "pushing the limits to what is ordinary and conventional". More often than not pushing those limits require us to put our carpentry skills to the test, in order to fabricate something that will be exciting and new for our clients.

As I was researching for this blog I came across some photos of buildings and structures that resemble some of the designs we've constructed. I thought it would be interesting to see them side by side and note some similarities.

Although the inspiration photo is a single building, these two structures compare in form and also design. The centerpiece we fabricated out of fencing material shares a similar criss cross effect that the building conveys. Both standing structures also share similarities in its varying heights. This centerpiece was one of many for this specific event. Each piece was designed specifically to be different and bear a modernistic feeling. Check out the next piece which was also used in the same event.

These cut out boxes are modern and fun designs which as you see below can be used horizontally or vertically. The design specifically allows for "window" decor, or in this case we input beautiful white calla lillies. Comparing it to the inspiration image below, these houses are extremely modern in style. Providing that same "window" effect, the structure allows for visual clearance and a sense of openness.

This last design, a modern take on a classical and timeless column structure. However for our columns, instead of classical capitals or ornate heads of columns, we choose to wrap it in fun and decorative wire. Attached to the top of the column were silver metallic faux succulents and bud vases with single blooms of purple phalaenopsis orchids.

Its interesting to see all the similarities and how architecture can inspire or shape many of our designs.