Friday Five with Michele Rondelli of ZigZagZurich - interior design Blogs

Friday Five with Michele Rondelli of ZigZagZurich

Michele Rondelli, the Creative Director of Zurich-based textile brand ZigZagZurich, gives us a look at five things he's passionate about.

Swiss born Michele Rondelli studied architecture and interior design in Switzerland and in Paris, France, before joining architectural and design firms located in the United States and Asia. In 2002, Rondelli launched his own practice in Spain and then a second office in Zurich in 2008, where he focused on consulting for architecture, interior design, and design projects in the private and corporate sectors. His extensive experience in the interior design and textile worlds led to his role as Creative Director of Jakob Schlaepfer Home Collection from 2008 to 2015. Since then, Rondelli has been the Creative Director behind ZigZagZurich (featured before here) and 4Spaces, two innovative textile brands based in Switzerland. The experienced creative gives us a look at five things he’s passionate about in this Friday Five.
Left: Ai micro Cervocalf Messenger Bag by Arkis \ Right: Detail of Primo Chair MC 14 by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi
1. Quality, Precision, Details

To define luxury today is not just about putting a price tag to a product. Key components in quality and precision will define the smallest details, which summed up makes the product. My professor at early stage of my education mentored that quality cannot be produced cheaply. Even if I have a driven personality, in my work I allow enough time to work out details – in textiles we incorporate as much art and craftsmanship as possible. By working with leading architects I create with my team solutions, which have to meet the highest standards, visually and technically. I personally like the work of Albert Kriemler of Akris and the clean approach in Konstantin Grcic?s creations.
2. A moment of silence

In these evolving times of mobility and connectivity, my true luxury is to pull out and enjoy a moment of silence. Silence is essential to reflect, prioritize, to give creativity time to create and to allow visions to mature. I like to go to places that are set back in times and remained authentic and honest.
3. Colours or Colors

As much as I am in love with strong colour, I like the absence of colours actually too ? if that even exists. 50 shades of grey ? what a great idea, not as film but as colour concept. Colours for me are rarely decoration, it is a language and if perfectly applied to a situation and product it fuses away and becomes part of the overall feeling. Mark Rothko?s view on colors was exquisite and remains inspirational.
Photos courtesy of Diener&Diener
4. A for Art, Architecture

Both are for me crucial, as inspiration for myself and dialogue between generations. I understand my role nowadays in nurturing upcoming artists and designers and give them a chance to explore and expand. When it comes to architecture I am more impressed by truth than vanity, which explain my collaborations with Herzog deMeuron, Di...
Source: design-milk


[+] Kitchen Design With Sink At Window

22-11-2017 19:01 - ( interior decoration )

A Christmas Tradition

Geometry in the Stair Designs

Stairs can make a huge difference in the interior. They can add soul, dynamism and beauty in the interior design, making it more pleasant place for living. Geometry is inspiring many people and so designers and engineers and other manufacturer who...
13-01-2017 19:25 - ( architecture )
A Christmas Tradition

Finding Best Balance by Feng Shui in the Kitchen

Finding balance with every existing object, making harmony with yin and yang energy, the natural environment and ourselves are the most important rules in Feng Shui learning. Every part of our home should be adjusted by these rules so we can use the...
13-01-2017 19:25 - ( architecture )
A Christmas Tradition

Golnan Puratos Complex / A1Architecture

The project is a combination of various usages such as administrative areas, demo center, training rooms, multifunctional saloons, temporary warehouses and amphitheater. The different usages have come together through an organic geometry made it...
15-11-2017 19:29 - ( architecture )
A Christmas Tradition

Duplex in Megeve by Refuge

Located in Megève, France, this rustic duplex apartment was designed in 2012 by Refuge. Photography by Veronese Visit Refuge
02-12-2016 19:25 - ( architecture )
A Christmas Tradition

ACME's Wildly Twisting Wooden Staircase Draws Inspiration From Coco Chanel?s Famous Mirror Stair

Conventional, straight-forward staircases can step aside to make room for these upgraded twisting and dynamic steps that make going upstairs a fun and enjoyable experience. London based studio, ACME has developed a staircase prototype with modern...
12-11-2017 19:28 - ( architecture )

A Christmas Tradition

DeskView Standing Desk Instantly Converts Windows Into Workspace

A window-mounted, adjustable standing desk designed to securely suction and hold up to 40 lbs of weight.
08-05-2017 19:03 - ( general decoration )
A Christmas Tradition

What not to do when refinishing your hardwood floor

When we first moved into this old house- I saw room after room filled with potential. Of course I also saw the flaws and things that needed to be fixed and dreamed about 'new' in place of some of the 'old worn out'.  But strangely, I...
29-06-2016 19:00 - ( general decoration )
A Christmas Tradition

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Five Fields Play Structure is a landscape architecture project in Lexington, Massachusetts, that aims to bring the community together through play. Developed by Matter Design in collaboration with FR|SCH, the wooden structure is said to...
22-08-2017 18:54 - ( exterior decoration )
A Christmas Tradition

Layers and Colours Defining The Stacked House in Montreal, Canada

This 2,518 square feet is a project defined by NatureHumaine… in Montreal, Canada. The Stacked House‘s exterior, for this is the house’s name, exhibits an interesting blend of materials, each floor boasting different colours and...
15-08-2013 12:07 - ( exterior decoration )
A Christmas Tradition

Hospital’s Functional Designing

Hospital’s designs must be ultimately functional and carefully designed. In fact, they are one of the most important places in any society and  they must satisfy all of the needs of the population. Therefore, depending of the number of the...
23-09-2017 19:35 - ( architecture )

A Christmas Tradition

The Home of... Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Samantha Pleet\'s Williamsburg apartment. Samantha Pleet at home on her beautiful Togo SofaNatural Salvaged Wood Shelves in Samantha Pleet\'s Williamsburg apartmentSamantha Pleet\'s Williamsburg Apartment: Bed posts made from Birch...
25-03-2014 14:30 - ( interior decoration )
A Christmas Tradition

Equestrian Center in Luxelakes Eco-City / Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group

The equestrian stable is designed with two major approaches: the use of traditional skills and natural materials, the application of large-scale tensioned membrane. The biggest problem to build with bricks is the structure form. A traditional brick...
09-05-2017 19:31 - ( architecture )