Posts from June 2013

Wed 12.6.

‘Unam’ lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner for Very Wood (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Unam' lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner for Very Wood

‘Unam’ lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner for Very Wood

Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Unam’ is a comfortable lounge chair in solid wood. Inspired by the pragmatic projects of Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret in India, Herkner has transferred these concepts into his own design language.

 

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Fagerström House by Claesson Koivisto Rune, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Fagerström House by Claesson Koivisto Rune, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Sweden’s Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects have designed a home for a client who “split his garden city plot in two and moved the old house to the one.” Located in Edsviken, Sollentuna, the ‘other’ house had a more embedded position, including a big old oak tree in the middle.

 

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'ACTING THINGS - Material Flow' by Judith Seng at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

‘ACTING THINGS – Material Flow’ by Judith Seng at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Commissioned for Design Miami/Basel 2013 as the fourth in a series of experiments which investigates the making of objects through the performing arts, ‘ACTING THINGS – Material Flow’ by Berlin-based Judith Seng unveils the aesthetic, energetic and social dimensions of production processes.

 

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Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.06.2013 - Tagged as:

Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Architonic attended the first day of Design Miami/ Basel 2013, the global forum for design in Basel, Switzerland, which is marking its 8th edition this year with a move to Hall 1 Süd, part of the new permanent exhibition hall designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Join us on a photographic tour through the exhibition hall in the following Facebook album. Design Miami/ Basel runs from June 11-16, 2013.

 

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Mon 10.6.

The Heat is On: Latin American Design hits New York

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

The Heat is On: Latin American Design hits New York

The Carrot Concept, a band of progressive and socially conscious architects and designers from El Salvador, chose Wanted Design as their stage for presenting their impressive collection of furniture, lighting and accessories

As the world’s busiest revolving door, New York is no stranger to new cultural sights and influences. This year’s New York Design Week saw a raft of Latin American designers and design collectives exhibit their highly polished and conceptually impressive work to an enthusiastic audience. It’s hot in the city. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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'Boomerang' chair by Richard Neutra for VS America

‘Boomerang’ chair by Richard Neutra for VS America

VS America is showing furniture designs by Architect Richard Neutra at NeoCon 2013, the architecture and design exposition/ conference for commercial interiors (on now in Chicago), including the iconic ‘Boomerang’ chair.

 

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Sun 9.6.

Points in Space: (Contemporary) exercises in inscribing the landscape

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.06.2013 - Tagged as:

Patkau Architects' wooden shelters for skaters, installed on a frozen river in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2011, provide a place for resting as well as functioning as a sculptural intervention in the landscape, looking like a group of animals; photo James Dow

Patkau Architects’ wooden shelters for skaters, installed on a frozen river in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2011, provide a place for resting as well as functioning as a sculptural intervention in the landscape, looking like a group of animals; photo James Dow

Small works of architecture – from Canada, US and Mexico, to Norway, Chile and Sicily – are appearing across the planet on the basis of new design practices and attitudes. Journalist Valentina Ciuffi explores.

 

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'Lunaire' wall lamp by Ferréol Babin for FontanaArte

‘Lunaire’ wall lamp by Ferréol Babin for FontanaArte

Named after the lunar eclipse, Ferréol Babin’s ‘Lunaire’ is a wall lamp for Italy’s FontanaArte with a light effect reminiscent of the moon as it passes into the earth’s shadow.

 

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