Posts from July 2012

Mon 23.7.

‘Mutation Series’ by Maarten De Ceulaer (BE)

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‘Mutation Series’ by Maarten De Ceulaer; photo by Nico Neefs

Brussels-based designer Maarten De Ceulaer has realised this rather curious, biomorphic collection of foam furniture called ‘Mutation Series.’ Likened by the designer to a ‘virus or bacteria that has grown dramatically out of scale’, the series encompasses multiple seating designs with each piece being unique due to the irregularity of the design pattern. The collection was on show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. (more…)

Fri 20.7.

Outotunoie by mA-style architects (JP)

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Outotunoie by mA-style architects; photo by Kai Nakamura

The Japanese practice mA-style recently completed this compact, single family house located in a residential are of Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture. Composed of two, separate blocks connected by a skywalk-like, glass-clad section, the minimalist, two-storey development comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen/dining area as well as the mentioned connecting space which boasts panoramic views and floods the entire house with natural light. (more…)

Ventura SPARC px, 2002

Ventura, the avant-garde brand of Swiss watches, is back. The first “manufacture électronique” for high quality digital watches has recently presented, in the shape of the SPARC MGS, a timepiece which once more sets a new benchmark in chronometer design. The watch represents a revival of the legendary designs created by Hannes Wettstein, the designer who gave Ventura watches their individual identity. This tradition is now being carried on by a new generation of ”Studio Hannes Wettstein” designers. (by Susanne Fritz)

 

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‘minuscule’ chair by Cecilie Manz for Republic of Fritz Hansen

The award-winning Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has developed this understated, upholstered chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Described by Manz as a ‘formal chair for informal meetings’, ‘minuscule’ features a hand-stitched, leather-trimmed shell which is supported by a simple and lightweight plastic frame. The design was launched during the Salone del Mobile 2012 fair. Watch the designer explain the idea behind ‘minuscule’ in the video below. (more…)

‘Elysée’ armchairs by Pierre Paulin reissued by Ligne Roset

The French furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset has reissued this bold seating collection originally created by the late, much-acclaimed designer Pierre Paulin for the presidential Elysée Palace. Comprising an armchair, a footstool and a small settee model, ‘Elysée’ series has been reconstructed from Paulin’s plans using new materials such as multi-density polyurethane foam for increased comfort and durability. The range, which initially was developed in muted oatmeal shades, has now been released in vividly coloured wools and each of the models can also be upholstered in leather. (more…)

‘Moire’ lamp by Marc Sarrazin for Petite Friture

Known for their playful, out-of-ordinary collections, the French design company Petite Friture has collaborated with young Parisian designer Marc Sarrazin on this series of mesh lamps called ‘Moire’. Available in three sizes and two colours, the light can be either hung as a pendant, used as a floor or table lamp, or fixed to a wall. ‘Moire’ was presented as part of Petite Friture’s new collection at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. (more…)

ODE residential building by HVDN/Studioninedots; photo by Peter Cuypers

Two Dutch architectural practices HVDN and Studioninedots have recently completed this vast, waterfront mixed-use development located between Amsterdam’s old town and the Central Station. Encompassing 28 luxurious apartments as well as number of commercial spaces such restaurants and a department store, HVDN/Studioninedots’ building is part of a 200,000-square-feet master plan for the Oosterdokseiland area which ‘consists of high density buildings interwoven with narrow passageways that link enclosed open spaces.’ (more…)

‘Atelier Chair’ by EOOS for Walter Knoll

Gernot Bohmann, Harald Gründl and Martin Bergmann, aka the Viennese design practice EOOS have recently realised this pared-down, steel-and-leather armchair for the German upholstered furniture specialists, Walter Knoll. Called ‘Atelier Chair’, the elegant design features an adjustable headrest while the exposed tubular steel frame recalls the aesthetics of modernist designs associated with the Bauhaus. The chair was unveiled earlier in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)