‘Boet’ stools by Note for Mitab; photo by Mathias Nero

The Stockholm-based design studio Note have recently collaborated with the renowned Swedish furniture manufacturer Mitab on this series of organically-shaped, metal-and-cork stools called ‘Boet’. Inspired by ‘the bird’s nest among the trees’ (‘boet’ meaning ‘nest’ in Swedish), the design is available in two heights and various colourways, and it will be presented at the upcoming London Design Festival 2012 (19 – 23 September) at Design Junction. (more…)

Temporary music hall by Zaha Hadid Architects; photo by Joel Chester Fildes

From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach using scavenged materials is more appropriate. Architonic examines some key pop-up projects that are designed to make the most of their short lifespans. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

read the ‘Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture’ article in full on Architonic