Posts from July 2013

Thu 25.7.

‘Error’ storage chair by Fries & Zumbühl for MOX (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Error' storage chair by Fries & Zumbühl for MOX

‘Error’ storage chair by Fries & Zumbühl for MOX

The error in Kevin Fries and Jakob Zumbühl’s ‘Error’ chair design for Swiss furniture brand MOX would be to use the chair to sit. Error has the contours of a chair, but it’s bent steel tube frame is made for a different purpose, to hold clothes.

 

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‘Works on Reflection II’ by Kim Thome (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Works on Reflection II' by Kim Thome

‘Works on Reflection II’ by Kim Thome

London-based artist and designer Kim Thome’s ‘Works On Reflection II’ combines colour, geometry and patterns in a spatial installation that uses an entire gallery space as the canvas.

 

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Wed 24.7.

Osaka Restaurant in São Paulo by AGCH Arquitectos (AR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Osaka Restaurant in Sao Paulo | AGCH Arquitectos

Osaka Restaurant in Sao Paulo by AGCH Arquitectos

A dark, two-storey, minimalist concrete structure in the Itaim Bibi district of São Paulo houses Osaka, a restaurant designed by Buenos Aires based AGCH Arquitectos.

 

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Lakeside house by spado architects ZT GmbH

Lakeside house by spado architects ZT GmbH, photo: Kurt Kuball

An extension to a lakeside house by spado architects ZT GmbH plays on the shape of the landscape, a steep slope that runs from south to north down to the lake.

 

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Tue 23.7.

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Restaurants by dash design (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai Restaurants by dash design

Yong Yi Ting lounge space by dash design, Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, photo: Xu Fei /: 徐飞

New York-based interior design firm dash design, partnered with Brandimage in Hong Kong and Shanghai, have created several new dining venues within the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Hotel in Shanghai. The venues include three restaurants – the Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting, the modern-French Fifty 8º Grill, the all-day restaurant Zest – and the Mandarin Cake Shop.

 

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Hand-Made Crystal Trophies for Tour de France by Peter Olah for Lasvit

Designer Peter Olah with hand-made crystal trophies for the Tour de France

For the jubilee 100th year of the Tour de France cycle race, Lasvit, the Czech designer and manufacturer of light and glass installations, has hand-made and cut crystal trophies for the overall winner, best under-25 rider, best sprinter, and best climber. As in the previous two years, the trophies were designed by Peter Olah under the management of Jozef Kaban, chief designer of Škoda Auto, which has sponsored the event for several years.

 

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Mon 22.7.

‘Park’ chair by Julien Renault (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Park' chair by Julien Renault

‘Park’ chair by Julien Renault

Julien Renault’s ‘Park’ chair is inspired by the classic slatted wood park bench, a basic piece of furniture that is comfortable, economical and in most cases, anonymous.

 

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Sacré potager garden by atelier barda at the 2013 International Garden Festival

Sacré potager garden by atelier barda at the 2013 International Garden Festival

Various wooden altars arranged in a garden evoke crossroad oratories or altars made into private plots in Sacré potager, a garden by atelier barda for the 2013 International Garden Festival.

 

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