News from some recent projects; digital renderings in the non-photo realistic style – NPR – our latest visualization obsession. First up – a display kitchen for a proposed showroom project:
Working with lighting in Sketchup is tricky; most people export their model to a rendering package and work on materials and shadows. We’ve been playing with staying in Sketchup, using Styles and doing this quickly and more loose. As frequent readers know, I like our renderings to show some “hand” and be more conceptual.
Next is a kitchen project for an exciting modern lake-front house:
This design was originally shown with a darker accent color but the client wanted to see it in all white as well. We left the white glass backsplash for now but perhaps this could use a textured gloss tile instead for a little more pop. The cubes are white oak boxes which will be back lighted with small LED strips.
Finally, here is another studio project, this one for SieMatic, using one of their signature styling photos (London’s “Gherkin” building):
We were tempted to show the exterior street scene through the large glass windows but again, time can get out of hand when working on digital renderings. Also, no need to be distracting here; the client knows what is outside of their windows. This view shows an important table area that design staff uses with visiting clients – through the windows passerby can see some creative work in action, creating some buzz. Whenever possible we try and make the entire space a working design as opposed to a static showplace devoid of life. This is the third renovation for this particular client and we are always happy to work with our old friends in the business.
Future projects include some new lighting collections about to hit market, and also more kitchen projects – always kitchens!