Château Cheval Blanc by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc; photo © Erick Saillet

A Parisian architectural practice Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, led by the Pritzker Prize-winning Christian de Portzamparc, have realised this dynamic, concrete-clad winery located in the historical southwestern French commune of Saint-Émilion. A new home to the producer of one of the region’s finest wines, Château Cheval Blanc, the 5250-square-meters building blends seamlessly with its hilly surroundings and boasts 52 concrete vats, a wine barrel cellar, a tasting room, several workshops and office spaces as well as a beautifully lit, adjacent terraced garden. (more…)

‘Luc’ chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin (IT)

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‘Luc’ chair by Lorenz*Kaz for Rossin

Lorenz*Kaz, a design studio led by a duo of German-born Milan-based designers Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz have realised this minimalist, softly curved chair for the Italian furniture manufacturer Rossin. Composed of a polyurethane shell which is supported by either four simple wooden legs or a thin metal base, the generously-proportioned ‘Luc’ is available in multiple colourways. (more…)

‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson; photo by Kaja Bruskeland

Taking her inspiration form an old workbench commonly used in wood workshops, the young Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has realised this pair of delicate, pared-down table lamps. Featuring a characteristic swivel screw tightening mechanism which in fact serves as a dimmer, similarly to Olsson’s ‘Skog‘ series,’Turn’ is also made of mouth blown glass and untreated wood but this time around, the designer decided to use birch instead of oak wood. (more…)

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