Posts from September 2012

Thu 13.9.

‘Scallop’ side table by Samuel Wilkinson for Versus (DK)

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‘Scallop’ side table by Samuel Wilkinson for Versus

Last year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this reduced, minimalist side table for Danish furniture manufacturer Versus. Featuring a barely visible, yet functional indentation designed to ‘help frame and organise objects like a magazines, books, keys or a phone’, the visually light ‘Scallop’ is available in two heights. (more…)

Diagonal 123 Office Building by Dominique Perrault Architecture; photo by Michel de Guzman

This bold, geometric office building located in Barcelona was completed in 2009 by the award-winning Parisian architect and his namesake studio Dominique Perrault Architecture. Boasting 12 offices, two commercial spaces and four underground car park levels, the glass-clad building is composed of 12 storeys and its floor area totals 18.188 square meters. (more…)

‘Shadows’ pendant light by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova for Brokis; photo by Martin Chum

The Parisian-based designer duo Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova have recently presented their latest collection of simple glass pendant lights called ‘Shadows’. Manufactured by the Czech lighting brand Brokis, the series is composed of four variously-shaped shades which are available in three colour versions: black-tinted semiopaque glass with a black ash neck; opaque, matte black glass with a black ash neck, and a matte white model with natural oak neck. (more…)

Tue 11.9.

Porsche Pavilion by Henn Architekten (DE)

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Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg by Henn Architekten; photo by HG Esch

Earlier this year, a Munich-based architectural practice led by Gunter Henn, Henn Architekten, have realised this fluid, curvilinear pavilion for Porsche. Located near the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg’s Autostadt, the pavilion has been designed to formally echo the dynamic silhouette of the iconic automobile while the structure’s façade has been prefabricated from no less than 620 sheets of stainless steel. (more…)

‘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

Thu 6.9.

‘M. Lamp’ by David Irwin for Juniper (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.09.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘M. Lamp’ by David Irwin for Juniper

Young, Northern Ireland-born designer David Irwin has collaborated with a recently-established Brooklyn-based furniture label Juniper on this series of reduced, transportable table lamps. Simply called ‘M. Lamp’, the design was inspired by the lamps used by the 19th-century miners in England and is made of aluminium and powder-coated steel. Available in either white, black or orange, the light will be officially launched later this month (19 – 22 September) during London’s 100% Design. (more…)

‘Strates’ desk by Mathieu Lehanneur for Objekten

‘Strates’ is the latest interlocking desk and storage collection realised by the Parisian designer Mathieu Lehanneur for the Brussels-based furniture brand Objekten. Composed of multiple layers of plywood elements, the series is manufactured in Belgium and it can be viewed from tomorrow on (7 September) as part of an installation at Blank, 9 rue de la Régence, Brussels.

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