Posts from July 2013
Bretteljause by Florian Reiche; two chopping boards that wrap around a bottle of wine with two wooden cups made of oak, the same wood used to make wine barrels. Created to enjoy the “cured meats and good bread [that] are some of the excellent products from around Rovereto”.
A small group of young graduates from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano have explored the theme of site-specfic souvenirs in a workshop creating a series of souvenirs dedicated to the Mart, a local modern art museum, and the town of Rovereto, Italy.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.07.2013 - Tagged as: restaurant
‘Littlefork’ restaurant by Sean Knibb for Knibb Design
Sean Knibb has designed a new restaurant for well-known Los Angeles chef Jason Travi called ‘Littlefork’, featuring a seafood-focused concept that “celebrates the flavors of the Atlantic Northeast” (the name Littlefork references the cocktail fork used with shellfish).
‘Garmoshka’ micro-architecture by Mariana Stefanet
Designed to host two people in an open space, second-year Reims School of Art and Design Masters student Mariana Stefanet’s ‘Garmoshka’ is elegant and minimalist micro-architecture.
‘The Universe of Mats Theselius’ runs at the Vandalorum museum in Smaland from 15 June to 22 September, 2013; photo: John Nelander
One of Scandinavia’s most celebrated designers, Mats Theselius is a true master – and a magpie. His work can be situated in the fields of both art and design, ‘moving effortlessly…between utopia and practice, between exclusivity and popular expressions’, as Elna Svenle, director at Vandalorum, puts it.
Located on the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument in the market town of Taunton, UK, Moxon Architects’ Castle Green Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that links the listed medieval castle and river with nearby retail and redevelopment.
’3D Sherwood’ texture by Alessio Bassan for Capo D’Opera
Italian custom-made contemporary furniture brand Capo d’Opera, known for its finishing, has introduced ’3D Sherwood’, one of several painstaking handmade finishes offered by the company.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.07.2013 - Tagged as: Architecture, Rudy Ricciotti
European & Mediterranean Civilisations Museum by Rudy Ricciotti, photo: Lisa Ricciotti, courtesy American Hardwood Export Council
MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, is the flagship project in Marseille’s ongoing architectural and cultural renaissance, a monolithic marriage of glass and reinforced concrete by Algerian-born French architect Rudy Ricciotti.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.07.2013 - Tagged as: hotel, newsletter
Xi’an Western Museum Hotel by Neri & Hu, Xi’an , China, People’s Republic of; photo Pegenaute
It’s summer! Temperatures are on the rise and so are the growth forecasts for the tourism sector globally. Allow us, therefore, to present you with a selection of exemplary hotel projects, which – each in its own way – stand out from the crowd in terms of architecture and design. We’d also like to share our impressions from Belgrade Design Week 2013 with you. Once again, Jovan Jelovac and his team put together an engaging programme of events for their international guests.
Here’s what you’ll find in our July Newsletter:
Agenda August – September 2013
Sleeping Around: contemporary hotel design checks in
Innovation Station: Belgrade Design Week 2013
Inspiring Search Results N° 19: Restaurant tables with base in aluminium
Inspiring Spaces N° 11: Restaurants
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for July 2013 can be read (and subscribed to) here.