Posts from June 2013

Tue 18.6.

‘Agora’ armchair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Andreu World (ES)

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'Agora' armchair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Andreu World

‘Agora’ armchair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Andreu World

Lievore Altherr Molina’s ‘Agora’ armchair has won a Best Product award at NeoCon in the Sofas & Lounge category, one of four awards won by Spanish furniture brand Andreu World at the 2013 edition of the Chicago-based architecture and design exposition. Innovative design as well as the higher level of comfort were some of the features highlighted by the Best of NeoCon® jury.

 

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‘Integral’ desk by Studio Chad Wright (US)

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'Integral' desk by Studio Chad Wright

‘Integral’ desk by Studio Chad Wright

Studio Chad Wright’s ‘Integral’ desk integrates a wooden writing surface with a long open shelf by sandwiching an anodized sheet of aluminum in between the desk’s mitered top and legs.

 

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Mon 17.6.

‘Plastic Extruding Gun’ by James Shaw (UK)

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'Plastic Extruding Gun' by James Shaw

‘Plastic Extruding Gun’ by James Shaw, photo: Paul Plews

Royal College of Art MA Design Products student James Shaw has created a ‘Plastic Extruding Gun’ – part of series of materials “guns” that also includes Papier Mache and Pewter Squirting – that he has used to make tables.

 

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‘DS-48′ seat system by Gordon Guillaumier for De Sede (CH)

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'DS-48' seat system by Gordon Guillaumier for De Sede

‘DS-48′ seat system by Gordon Guillaumier for De Sede

The inspiration for ‘DS-48′, an upholstered seat system that includes a sofa, armchair, pouf and chaise longue designed by Gordon Guillaumier, comes from a 1950s handbag.

 

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Sun 16.6.

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

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Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that spans the entire range of Le Corbusier’s artistic output – as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer – and reveals the ways in which he observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career.

 

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Fri 14.6.

‘Diogene’ cabin by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra (CH)

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'Diogene' cabin by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra

‘Diogene’ cabin by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra

On a hill between the VitraHaus and the Dome on the Vitra Campus in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Italian architect Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) have set up ‘Diogene’, which to date is Vitra’s smallest building ― and largest product.

 

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'Chuugi - Devotion' (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

An evocative lampshade, reminiscent of an umbrella held aloft with a construction of blackened metal spokes, adorns ‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers. Part of a series of seven lamps collectively named ‘mitate’, in Japanese a word that signifies the perception of an object in a non-habitual way, it’s an essential part of Japanese culture and a cornerstone of ikebana art.

 

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‘Aron’ lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals (NL)

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'Aron' lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals

‘Aron’ lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals

The basic form of Bertjan Pot’s ‘Aron’ lamp references a traditional ship lamp. Its manufacture is also rooted in tradition, created through metal spinning, the shaping of a flat disc of metal on a mold, a method first used in ancient China.

 

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