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Akar Design: Art, Architecture and Design.
Welcome to AKAR Design!
Artist Michael Michaud captures all of nature’s beauty and exquisite detail in his home and garden collection, Table Art by Michael Michaud Design. Using his extensive knowledge of model making, natural elements are transformed into beautiful botanical and coastal decor for home and office. His exceptional use of metals allows the variety of fin...
Susan Kare is a pioneer of early computer graphic interface design. In the 80s, she began work at Apple Computer designing fonts, icons, and visual elements for the original Macintosh operating system and applications.
Kare designed this set of textiles for the Jacquard loom, an early example of computer-controlled machinery, operated with punc...
Bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished with PVD coating, Golden Pink.
Inspired by the mollusks with the same name, Bulla is the bottle opener in stainless steel designed by Valerio Sommella. It is a practical and compact object that can be easily carried around. Sleek and sophisticated, thanks to the special Golden Pink finish, B...
Where most beer-driven cookbooks focus on cooking with beer, The Beer Pantry is a primer on cooking that complements beer, teaching readers how to think like a chef when pairing their favorite craft brews with culinary ingredients. The book includes more than 70 recipes that will elevate our perception of “pub grub” to haute beer cuisine.
Made from plastic-free silicone & hand silk-screened with graceful designs, the Modern-twist Linen placemat delivers eco-friendly, elegant style to your home. Bring natural beauty to your table with this soft, beautifully translucent pattern that enhances any surface while keeping lead, latex, phthalates, BPAs, & other harsh chemicals fa...
Engineered Squares placemats have already become a modern classic for Chilewich and are recognized around the world for their distinctive pattern. During weaving a gentle gradation of tones moves over a grid of twelve squares resulting in the most geometric of all Chilewich designs.
14'' l X 19'' w
The bold, graphic array of Maptone can be traced to a collage made by Chilewich founder and creative director Sandy Chilewich. When cutting up sections of discarded printed materials (saved from old product development fabric), she adhered blocks of saturated color to a dark textile surface. Here transposed to a light background, the modular col...
Graymarket Block Printed Napkins
Set of 4 Napkins
100% Cotton Cambric
Machine wash cold with like colors, tumble dry
Iron on medium if desired
Hand block-printed using non-toxic AZO-free dyes
Designed in our studio, hand-block printed in Jaipur, India
The PAVINA® Double Wall Glasses keep hot drinks hot without burning fingers and cold drinks cold without messy condensation, making them the ideal vessels for every beverage, from cocktails to cocoa. So you’ll only need to buy one type of glass for your home!
Individually mouth-blown by expert artisans, BODUM’s proprietary Double Wall Glasses f...
Crafted from stainless steel, these metal straws are the perfect serving accessory for high-quality cocktails.
Set of 4 with cleaner
Size: 10 in.
Available Colors: Silver
Materials: Plated Stainless Steel
Hand Wash Only
Aino Aalto designed functionalism-inspired housewares for contemporary homes. Her approach was steeped in the Modernism architectural style which emphasized an honest use of materials and affordable mass production.
One of Aalto’s most notable designs for Iittala is her pressed glassware, inspired by the circles that form when a stone is thrown...
In Kartio Kaj Franck captured the perfect balance between material and geometric form. Simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, Franck mastered the creation of the basic drinking glass, which is a legendary design beyond any trend. The wide and versatile color palette of Kartio perfectly represents Iittala’s knowledge of colored glass.
Legend Tapio Wirkkala was the pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. Internationally recognized for his glass designs, Wirkkala’s greatest inspiration always came from his native Finland. Wirkkala defied the rules of glassblowing with his iconic Ultima Thule collection. Inspired by ice and snow, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with th...
Internationally acclaimed architect Antonio Citterio and industrial designer Glen Oliver Löw’s Collective Tools has achieved multiple awards and global recognition for its outstanding mix of design, function and innovation. Each utensil in the collection instantly feels comfortable in the hand and is easy to use. Clean, minimalist design in bru...
Set of 4 coasters.
These abstracted Iowa City map coasters are exclusively made for AKAR Design by Architect Sanjay Jani
Sporting a street view aerial map of Iowa City's Northside, see if you can identify City Park, U Iowa Campus, Goosetown District, and Kinnick Football Stadium!
3.75" x 3.75" with a cork bottom