art and design

material_play - FASCINATING METAL CREATIONS by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - suprising metal
Manuela Geugelin who lives and works in my hometown Freiburg, Germany, is the recipient of the 3rd place material award RAUMPROBE in the category design. What is it? She works metal in the most unexpected ways... Through propellant  and wrought technology thin metal sheets are formed and worked into unique surfaces, reminiscent of cliffs, tree bark, fissures or veins. It implicates movements and iridescence through the metallic shimmering surfaces. Manuela uses the technique of scorching to create a unique patina and at the same time protecting the metal from corrosion. The resulting hand-made and one-of reliefs come to life in the interior design of walls, sculptural applications, furniture and built-ins. Because every metal panel will be different they make a strong statement within any space. The play of light across the entire surface caused by the wrinkles, cavities and bulges renders them ever-changing and special. Next to brass, the artist also uses copper and silver metal sheets to create these fascinating 3-dimensional objects. 
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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

art_play - FLOWERS OF METAL by Annabelle Guldner

A fun art installation at the Botanical Gardens in Denver. Over the entire staircase ceiling and up to the 3rd floor this big metal flower constellation creates a canopy of color and texture as you move through the space. We thought it was such a fun and creative idea that juxtaposed the natural world you are surrounded by, while also complementing it.

#interiordesign #architecture #creative #art#abstract #colors #culture #expressyourself#shapes #artpieces #unique #creativity #nature #metal #oneof #play #inspiration #material#canvas #mural #artinstallation #flowers#plants #design #color #artist #urbanart #denver #botanicalgardens

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

at_play - NATURE'S TRICKS AND WONDERS by Annabelle Guldner

AT_play - NATURE IS FULL OF WONDERS

An excursion to the Denver Botanical Gardens… what a beautiful experience. Have a look at these wondrous and fascinating flower formations that nature creates. It’s simply extraordinary and amazing even of you are not a flower person. We enjoyed our little escape into the world of plants, roots, trees, grasses and flowers and we will be back! Surrounded by bees, butterflies and other creatures this place is a paradise for endangered species and for humans, that need to realize how important it is to sustain our eco-system and keep variety and beauty alive….

#design #creativeoutlet#gaelleboissonard #cards #artwork#whimsical #repurpose #reuse #zerowaste#reducewaste #colors #pattern#interiordesign #therapeutic #play #fun#artproject #sustainable #playful#creativity #unique #colorscheme #design#art #artanddesign #quality #craftsmanship #enjoylife #wellbeing

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

art_play - WHIMSICAL AND MAGICAL by Annabelle Guldner

art_play - WHIMSICAL AND DEEP
We love the work of the french artist Gaelle Boissonard... Her cards and and bookmarks come in different and unusual formats emphasizing the unique images displayed on them. Gaelle's work is whimsical and magical while it also gets you thinking and encourages the imagination. Every single one is distinct in its own way and yet her philosophy and own language carry her stamp so clearly.  Gaelle's work portrays a magical world which connects with ours on a subconscious level, and it's different for everyone. We enjoy giving her cards as gifts and collecting her artwork for a beautiful selection of hopeful, playful and touching images... #design #creativeoutlet#gaelleboissonard #cards #artwork#whimsical #repurpose #reuse #zerowaste#reducewaste #colors #pattern#interiordesign #therapeutic #play #fun#artproject #sustainable #playful#creativity #unique #colorscheme #design#art #artanddesign #quality#craftsmanship #enjoylife #wellbeing

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.