‘Potence Pivotante’ by Charlotte Perriand reissued by Nemo

The Italian lighting brand Nemo has reintroduced this extremely reduced, wall-mounted lamp originally designed by the acclaimed Parisian designer Charlotte Perriand in 1938. Composed of two plain, matt black metal tubes and equally simple, frosted white glass diffuser, ‘Potence Pivotante’ has been presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is ‘the result of a meticulous rediscovery conducted in close collaboration with M.me Pernette Perriand-Barsac, the daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand.’ (more…)

Church of Sant Francesc Conven by David Closes Arquitecte; photo by Jordi Surroca

Manresa-based architectural practice David Closes Arquitecte have realised this striking conversion of a dilapidated, early 18th century church located in the Catalan city of Santpedor. Completed earlier in 2011, ‘the project was aimed to convert the church into an auditorium and a multifunctional cultural facility’ and features a number of new, contrasting elements such as glass-clad staircase and ramps. (more…)

‘Pelleossa’ chair by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms; photo by Andrea Basile

Milanese industrial designer Francesco Faccin has recently realised this light, leather-and-wood chair for the Italian furniture brand Miniforms. Called ‘Pelleossa’ – Italian for ‘skin and bones’, the chair has been designed to resemble polished bones: ‘I really like bones because they are the result of a natural reduction process … and then they are a metaphor for the essential of a structure, are fairly minimal’ comments the designer. (more…)

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