‘Infinity Bench’ by Martino Gamper; photo by Petr Krejci

On the occasion of this year’s edition of the London Design Festival, Italian-born UK-based designer Martino Gamper has teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council to create this 6-meters-long ‘Infinity Bench’. Composed of multiple slanting panels made of American red oak, soft maple, ash, yellow birch and tulipwood, ‘Infinity Bench’ was inspired by the Italian concept of autoprogettazione (translated as self‐made) and the design was on view at the John Madejski Gardens at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. (more…)

Vander Urbani Resort in Ljubljana by Sadar+Vuga, Photo: David Lotrič

 

Hotel Vander is a new – and the first official ‘design hotel’ – located in the historic centre of Ljubljana. The hotel is constructed within the interior space of four historic adjacent buildings. The design of the building plan is spread vertically, with a ground floor space that serves as the main public part of the building and contains the reception, restaurant and bar/lounge areas. The next three levels are organised around a vertical atrium with stairs and contain 16 rooms. The top floor of the hotel includes a glasshouse with a large open terrace and pool.

 

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