Posts from December 2013

Thu 19.12.

M2L Revives Harvey Probber Furniture Classics (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Architectural Series (1960) – a wood-wrapped lounge chair characterized by a more straightforward, architectural form.

Architectural Series (1960) – a wood-wrapped lounge chair characterized by a more straightforward, architectural form.

American design brand M2L has signed an exclusive agreement with the Harvey Probber Foundation to reissue a number of Probber’s modern, elegant and innovative furniture designs that captured people’s hearts for the second half of the 20th century. The initial launch will include pieces from his popular Architectural Series as well as the modular Nuclear Coffee Table, sculptural Mayan Sofa, Sling Chair and Deep Tuft sectional sofa.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 12.2013

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The eye-catching, high-gloss staircase at UN City, the UN’s new regional HQ in Copenhagen, inspires employees to use the stairs and have informal meetings; photo Adam Mørk courtesy of 3XN

The eye-catching, high-gloss staircase at UN City, the UN’s new regional HQ in Copenhagen, inspires employees to use the stairs and have informal meetings; photo Adam Mørk courtesy of 3XN

At the end of November Architonic used the occasion of ‘neue räume 13′ in Zurich to present the new Best Swiss Design Brands app and to throw a major party in celebration of the climax of our tenth anniversary year. In this spirit we hope that you have had an equally eventful and fulfilled year and wish you a successful 2014!

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our December Newsletter:

 

Architecture in Ascendance: innovative staircase design
To the Power of Two: the Kartell by Laufen bathroom programme
Changing Rooms: Samsung’s ‘Endless Hospitality’ programme
Review of neue räume 13: Architonic Photo Tour and Anniversary Disco in Zurich
Inspiring Search Results N° 24: Railings / Balustrades
Inspiring Spaces N° 16: Ramps

 

Architonic’s newsletter for December 2013 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 18.12.

Inaugure Headquarters by YLAB Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.12.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Inaugure Headquarters by YLAB Arquitectos, photo: Eugeni Pons

Inaugure Headquarters by YLAB Arquitectos, photo: Eugeni Pons

YLAB Arquitectos has designed the headquarters offices of Inaugure Hospitality Group located at Paseo de Gracia, one of the most important shopping and business addresses in Barcelona containing several of the city’s most celebrated pieces of architecture.

 

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OMA proposal for Axel Springer's new Media Campus, image courtesy OMA

OMA proposal for Axel Springer’s new Media Campus, image courtesy OMA

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture has been announced as a finalist in the competition to design media company Axel Springer’s new Media Campus in Berlin. One of three practices chosen along with BIG and ole scheeren, OMA is now entering the final stage of the competition. The winner is expected to be announced in the new year following a series of public consultations.

 

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3 minutes² interactive intervention by Electronic Shadow

3 minutes² interactive intervention by Electronic Shadow

Architecture and new media converge in artistic duo Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Aït Kaci’s ’3minutes²’ interactive intervention on Jakob+MacFarlane’s Les Turbulences building for the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.

 

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'Prism' mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

‘Prism’ mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Tokujin Yoshioka’s second collaboration with Glas Italia (the first was Luminous) is a collection of mirrors and mirrored furniture composed of thick high-transparency mirror glass.

 

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Mon 16.12.

The Atomium: Cultural and contemporary

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Atomium, Brussels; photo Alexandre Laurent

Atomium, Brussels; photo Alexandre Laurent

Icon of the Brussels skyline, sculptural or architectural curiosity, the Atomium is increasingly regarded as not just a symbolic landmark and tourist attraction, but also as a cultural centre in the north of Brussels. Interview with Arnaud Bozzini, the head of exhibitions. (by Catherine Édouard)

 

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'Tron' table by Marc Sadler for Capo d’Opera

‘Tron’ table by Marc Sadler for Capo d’Opera

Marc Sadler’s ‘Tron’ table for Italian design brand Capo d’Opera is a tribute to the 1982 cult classic directed by Steven Lisberger, Tron, a science fiction film with avant-garde art direction and a milestone for the massive use of computer graphics in film.

 

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