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Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Thu 8.6.

Material Tendencies: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.06.2017 - Tagged as:

Material Tendencies: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

 

Originally educated as a sculptor, French Furniture and Interior Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance wants to connect people with their environments through his designs. (text by Anita Hackethal)

 

See the full interview on Architonic

Tue 28.2.

When Beat met Lukas: FluidSolids

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.02.2017 - Tagged as:

When Beat met Lukas: FluidSolids:

 

When Zurich-based FLUIDSOLIDS founder Beat Karrer met fellow Swiss Lukas Scherrer, owner of Californian design studio SHIBULERU, it was the start of a collaborative bromance that keeps on giving. (text by Simon Keane-Cowell )

 

Read the full article on Architonic

Fri 24.2.

Italian for experts: Artemest

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2017 - Tagged as:

Italian for experts: Artemest

Made in Italy: Artemest provides a platform for the finest Italian products, like this handcrafted Murano glass and metal chandelier by Melissa Lunardi and Massimo Tonetto of VeniceM

Since 2015, ARTEMEST has been working to make the inexhaustible creativity and quality of Italian crafts known to a public of international connoisseurs. (text by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Fascinated by the natural material wood, the South Tyrolean Norbert Öttl trained as a cabinetmaker. But the young man had a second grand passion – modelling. As a model he was drawn from his home town of Meran to the fashion capitals of the world, in particular, the fashion city Milan, which became his second home. There, he not only learned a lot about fashion but also, to his regret, found that wood plays hardly any role at all in the fashion world. During his modelling career he had a brilliant idea of how he could combine both of his passions – wood and fashion – in the future.

 

Full of ambitions, following his return to South Tyrol in 2009, Öttl founded his own company. Since then, operating under the name EMBAWO, he has produced hand-made handbags and briefcases made of veneer. For his unique design pieces he mainly uses wood species from his homeland, for example, Maple, Oak or Walnut. But on request he also uses African woods. By the way, “EMBAWO” means nothing other than “wood” in Ugandan. As a person who feels close to nature, it is important to Öttl that the materials used by him, veneer and leather, are renewable raw materials and his production is therefore sustainable.

 

Read more here http://www.furniergeschichten.de/en/geschichten/handtaschen/

Fri 9.12.

Purchasing Power: Retail Trends at EUROSHOP 2017

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.12.2016 - Tagged as:

Purchasing Power: Retail Trends at EUROSHOP 2017

The meeting point for the creative scene is “Designer Village” in Hall 12. Here architects and designers present the latest design concepts for the retail and shop fitting fields

EUROSHOP, the leading fair internationally for the retail sector, showcases in Düsseldorf from 5 to 9 March 2017 the latest trends and future forecasts.

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Tue 6.12.

Serpentine Pavilion by BIG

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.12.2016 - Tagged as:

Serpentine Pavilion by BIG

Photographer: Iwan Baan

For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free­form yet rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob. We decided to work with one of the most basic elements of architecture: the brick wall.

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Fri 25.11.

Julie Richoz: Refined Experimentation

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2016 - Tagged as:

Julie Richoz: Refined Experimentation

Thalie for Artecnica

Allaying the presence of spring-steel in a delicately laced structure, the Thalie bowl for Artecnica echoes earlier speculative works like Armand: a series of paper cut-out cylinders that cover spectrum colour vibrations. Both are just a sampling of Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz’s ever-iterative oeuvre. The emerging talent has captivated the higher echelons of the craft-led design industry since establishing her own practice four years ago. Since then, she’s straddled the worlds of limited edition and contract market design; establishing a niche style all her own: bright colours and characteristic forms that challenge the convention of age-old materials, production methods and mandates to improve our everyday. (text by TLmag)

 

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Wed 23.11.

EUtopia – The Possibility of an Island

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.11.2016 - Tagged as:

EUtopia – The Possibility of an Island

Photographer: Filip Dujardin

500 years ago the book Utopia from Thomas More was published in the university city of Leuven, Belgium. This anniversary is celebrated with different exhibitions, including the architectural one EUTOPIA.

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