LZF’s Mariví Calvo in conversation with Ramón Esteve StudioFebruary 24, 2019
In a recent breakfast interview with Ramón Esteve Studio, LZF co-founder Mariví Calvo discusses LZF’s philosophy, design and the project she
Women in design: Florence Knoll BassettFebruary 8, 2019
In this new monthly series, LZF considers the often overlooked and undervalued contribution of women in design. When we reflect
The co-working revolution: freedom and flexibilityJanuary 31, 2019
When creating a workspace-based installation for 2015’s Workplace3.0 exhibition (an international biennial exhibit at Milan Design Week), celebrated Italian designer
Explore Lisbon with LZF’s smart tips for worldly travellersDecember 14, 2018
Charming and colourful, hilly and historic, ravishing and rugged, optimistic and outgoing: words that aptly describe the Portuguese capital of
LZF shine in polished Spanish penthouse.December 5, 2018
Valencia-based architectural studio Versea created a restful retreat for an individual who spends much of his time away from home—a person
Handsome Gifts for Guys by Gerard McGuickinDecember 4, 2018
Let’s hear it for the boys. I would contend that come Christmas time and gift-giving, us guys often get a
Gracious Gifts for Girls by Tiffany Grant Riley.December 3, 2018
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The season of goodwill, when everyone (it seems) is panicking and clambering to get the biggest, cheapest deal in the name of Christmas. Looking for some gracious gifts for the girls in your life? Check these out!
A cabin in the Norwegian woods.November 21, 2018
Who wouldn't love to spend the winter vacation in the middle of snowy woods in northern Norway? Snorre Stinessen Arkitektur is the norse architecture studio behind the creation of this stunning contemporary family vacation home in Tromsø, Norway. Join us in this exciting trip to a fjord and a dreamy landscape in northern Europe.
The Art of the Group: stacking objects to create design.November 13, 2018
With our society becoming more and more focused on individuals and our own personal needs, it's more important than ever that we realize that we are stronger when we unite forces, love, creativity. Together we are more powerful to let our voices being heard, and tackle today's challenges.
“This is not a Poster” by Isidro FerrerNovember 6, 2018
In an exhibition without precedent and curated by Isidro Ferrer himself and the writer Grassa Toro, the poster collection, together with the original pieces that appear in them, can be seen in the Paraninfo Gallery of the University of Zaragoza (Spain) until January 12th, 2019.
Crafting authenticity at scaleOctober 31, 2018
In a world rife with overconsumption, waste and the exploitation of labour, there is a growing desire to conserve scare resources, an understanding that less is better, and a greater respect for craftsmanship and provenance. Today, craft is increasingly regarded as innovative and necessary, especially when set in the context of 21st century globalisation and mass consumerism.
The slow design revolution: the art of downshifting.October 23, 2018
For people across the world, life’s pace can be relentless, its everyday labours frenetic, unforgiving and out of hand. For this reason, there is a steadily growing movement towards slowing down: seeking authenticity, finding balance and enjoying a less presumptuous approach to living. The revolution of slow design is here.
TGR Monthly: The Benefits of a Biophilic HomeOctober 22, 2018
Inevitably, humans are linked to nature. In modern housing, many times our need of that connection is overlooked but still it's very necessary for us. The benefits of biophilic design are already being seen in workplace environments, so how can we use it to enhance our connection with nature at home?
A weekend in Paris: visiting the city of light.October 15, 2018
Paris is always a good idea. It's such a cliché, but it's true. The good thing about Paris is that every season is perfect for a trip to Paris. So if you're willing to take a weekend away in Paris, this is the article you need.
Home is my utopia: a shelter for the soul.October 8, 2018
We often lose sight of simple, daily pleasures and acts. Walking barefoot on a hardwood floor, feeling its smooth grain kiss the soles of our feet. Savouring the aroma of hand-brewed coffee, waiting patiently as the water drips through the freshly ground beans. Home is a physical and emotional expression of the soul, a private space that shelters many of the objects, memories and experiences that matter most. Home is my utopia.
Light seen through wood: LZF’s organic and original design.September 25, 2018
Design is a pure vehicle of expression. In LZF we do believe that original design makes the difference and we put all our efforts together to achieve it. But there’s more than meets the eye: behind our original design there is also lots of work and efforts put together to transform an idea into a tangible reality.
TGR Monthly: How to bring warmth into your home this autumnSeptember 19, 2018
September marks the end of the Summer and the slow approach of Autumn to our lives. And so, we feel the need to bring warmth into our home to alleviate the coolness of the ambiance. Our TGR Monthly is all about tips and advices to bring warmth to your place and get off to a good start.
Photography and design: styling guide for social mediaSeptember 12, 2018
In 2018 dozens, or even hundreds, of photos pop up on our screens, billboards, newspapers and magazines every day. Photography is not a simple document of reality anymore, but a personal interpretation of reality. If you want to get better photos, this read is a must.
FSC Certified wood: the sustainable way of working with wood.September 5, 2018
Through the years we have worked hard and steady creating unique lighting fixtures. From LZF Lamps we try to make a difference combining design with a real concern about our environment. Making an eco-friendly statement with FSC Certified wood is part of our brand identity.
Traveling tips to improve your experience next time you’re abroadSeptember 4, 2018
Packing your bags, getting in time for the plane, having a schedule to avoid missing any important visit at the destination… We rely on guides to learn about every important place to visit but sometimes that makes us lose sight of the trip itself. Next time you’re planning a trip take a look at this article to learn how to prepare to make the most of it.
TGR Monthly. So You Want To Try Minimalism? Here’s What You Need To Know…August 21, 2018
Simplicity, cold lighting and large space with minimum objects and furniture are some of the recognisable treats of Minimalist Design. But what exactly means that a space is designed based on minimalist design? Our TGR Monthly is all about the myths and misconceptions of minimalism as a form of expression and lifestyle.
Green Souvenir: green gifts to remember your holidaysAugust 16, 2018
Maybe you are reading this from your holiday home? From a comfy daybed near the pool... Or from a sunny terrace near the ocean... Wherever you are, in today's post we'd like to share some tips on how to extend that holiday feeling. What kind of souvenir can you bring home, that will remind you about that secluded beach or dreamy view for a long time to come? A green souvenir!
In search of cosy: tips for utmost comfort at homeAugust 8, 2018
In the height of summer, as temperatures in many places soar, feeling cosy at home might not be your first priority. But as autumn approaches
Vertical Gardens: when cities go green and grow up to the sky.August 1, 2018
Without a visible horizon, less space and lack of greenery, it is easy to lose touch with our roots, and feel a certain disconnection to nature. The easiest way to incorporate this feeling in our daily lives is by adding houseplants and creating our own little urban jungle, a sort of green refuge from the city concrete and our buzzing smartphones.
Dine & Shine dinner brings new friends to LZF from the USA and Spain.July 19, 2018
Recently, LZF had the pleasure of welcoming and hosting a few product advisors from the USA. In a trip organised by ICEX ‘Invest in Spain’, the select group of advisors were keen to learn more about Spanish design and business by the hand of Sandro Tothill and BB Calvo.
Summer readings: find your perfect holiday partnerJuly 19, 2018
Holidays are the perfect moment to catch up with delayed books. As our summer readings list can sometimes be very short, we'd like to suggest you a few interesting titles worth adding to your personal library.
LZF’s Gea and Cosmos give off natural vibes in Paris.July 13, 2018
In Paris, Gea and Cosmos work at unisone giving off the natural vibe the modern space at Université du Management has created for students. The importance of reconnecting with nature gets emphasised by the design of the lounges: the colours choosen, the lamps and the general atmosphere help students interact between them and with the space around them.
TGR Monthly: 5 Simple Ways to Adopt the Slow Living Lifestyle.July 10, 2018
I feel this post ought to open with a disclaimer, because despite what social media might portray, slow living isn’t purely an aesthetic of crumpled linen, styled coffee cups and travels to wondrous places. Slow living is a mindful way of simplifying our lives to focus on what truly matters. It’s about being conscious of the things we buy and the impact our choices have on the immediate and wider environment.
Travelling and photography: style your photos like a proJune 28, 2018
Photographs are a great way of remembering a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a trip with friends. But quite often though, when it comes to reviewing our photos we find they have a number of irritating flaws: a blurry image, missing features or a colourless shot. Thankfully, there are a number of tips and tricks to fix these anomalies.
A seasons change: update your lightingJune 22, 2018
Summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere and the new season brings longer days, with more natural light. With the extra hours of sunlight, we tend to shift away from using as much indoor lighting (certainly much less than we will use in those darker winter months). But with the summer sun, should we forget about lighting altogether?