Posts from June 2014

Tue 24.6.

Knoll Reintroduces the Pollock Arm Chair

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'657 Sling-back Lounge' by Charles Pollock

’657 Sling-back Lounge’ by Charles Pollock

Designed more than half a century ago by the late Charles Pollock, Knoll is reintroducing the iconic ’657 Sling-back Lounge’, also known as the Pollock Arm Chair, a minimal chair of polished chrome steel tubing and natural cowhide.

 

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'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

By observing how tea is consumed in Russia, Venetian designer Luca Nichetto noticed that the infuse is served not in cups, but in small bowls without a handle, and realized how this one small detail gave more solemnity to the whole ritual.

 

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Mon 23.6.

‘Volume LED Blackbird’ lamp by GamFratesi for Lightyears (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Volume LED Blackbird' lamp by GamFratesi for Lightyears

‘Volume LED Blackbird’ lamp by GamFratesi for Lightyears

The buttons on a stereo amplifier from the 1980s was the source of inspiration for GamFratesi’s ‘Volume LED Blackbird’ lamp for Danish lighting brand Lightyears.

 

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'Persy' rug by Samuel Accoceberry for Chevalier Edition

‘Persy’ rug by Samuel Accoceberry for Chevalier Edition

Paris-based designer Samuel Accoceberry’s ‘Persy’ rugs for Chevalier Edition recall the ancient patterns and traditions of Persian carpets, in a contemporary, graphic way.

 

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Sun 22.6.

In Great Shape: Pedrali delivers the essence of Italian design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

The archly graphic design language of Pedrali's collection, with its confident, yet friendly, forms – ideal for contract settings. Art Direction: Leftloft; photo: Beppe Brancato

The archly graphic design language of Pedrali’s collection, with its confident, yet friendly, forms – ideal for contract settings. Art Direction: Leftloft; photo: Beppe Brancato

With half a century of creativity and business under its belt, Italian design manufacturer Pedrali is showing little sign of easing up on the gas pedal. It’s full speed ahead for the premium furniture and lighting brand whose elegant marriage of tradition and innovation is adding value to contract spaces worldwide. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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'A Stratified World' helicopter interior by Giopato & Coombes

‘A Stratified World’ helicopter interior by Giopato & Coombes

Design duo Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes have created a new helicopter interior for AgustaWestland, a multinational helicopter design and manufacturing company. A unique concept that breaks the boundaries of the standard VIP helicopter flight experience.

 

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Thu 19.6.

152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando

Rendering of 152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando

Renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando has unveiled the first renderings of 152 Elizabeth Street, a seven storey luxury condominium building in lower Manhattan.

 

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A slatted wooden surface enveloping the library at the Guyanese University Campus by rh+ architecture protects the building from the sun’s harshest rays

A slatted wooden surface enveloping the library at the Guyanese University Campus by rh+ architecture protects the building from the sun’s harshest rays

The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic examines some ecologically innovative projects. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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