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Thanks to our friends at Gestalten Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Our House in the City. New Urban Homes and Architecture’. This richly illustrated book lays the foundation for a contemporary, dynamic relationship between the city and potential homeowners. It proves that adventurous urban living can also mean home sweet home. (more…)
‘Cruda’ task lamp by Alessandro Marelli
Alessandro Marelli’s ‘Cruda’ is a table lamp with a stone for a base, the only decorative element of the lamp that isn’t “‘designed’, but borrowed directly from nature” says the designer. “Users could potentially choose their own stone base and make the object truly unique.”
Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.02.2014 - Tagged as: Alvar Aalto, Artek, Grand-Hornu
Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum
Belgium’s Grand-Hornu Images is dedicating its next exhibition to Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the pioneers in the quest for solutions to perfect the lighting inside buildings.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: newsletter
MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year: Kenneth Cobonpue ; © KennethCobonpue
After having established itself over the last couple of decades as almost synonymous with design in Paris, Maison&Objet is now expanding into Asia, setting up its stall in the design capital that is Singapore. The first Asian edition will take place this March and already features a promising programme.
Here’s what you’ll find in our Maison&Objet Asia Special Newsletter:
Maison&Objet goes east: Welcome to Singapore!
They Are Coming to Singapore…
Talents at Their Peak: Kenneth Cobonpue
Rising Asian Talents
Maison&Objet Asia Presents the First ‘Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit’
Singapore Architecture & Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
‘S1′ pendant light by Thibaut Sld
‘S1′ by Thibaut Sld is a one meter long interactive pendant light that is aware of human activity nearby.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2014 - Tagged as: newsletter
Christoph Goechnahts’s prize-winning, multifunctional ‘Ordnungshalber’ storage system pays homage to the 19th-century Shaker custom of wall-mounted peg rails
During recent years more and more products and concepts have been appearing which interact with walls and accordingly permit a more flexible and efficient approach to the distribution of space. We’ve taken a closer look at these products and concepts, and now report on a range of ideas for merging furniture with walls and their sources of inspiration.
Here’s what you’ll find in our February Newsletter:
Lean On Me: wall-supported furniture and lighting
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet Paris and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014
More Articles from Architonic ‘News &Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 26: Freestanding wardrobes
Inspiring Spaces N° 18: Drawings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for February 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.02.2014 - Tagged as: Alex Bradley, Zaha Hadid
Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, creating an entrance with reflective strips of light that give the illusion of a never-ending grid
Creative light-shaping by architects and interior architects, married with ingenious, technologically driven lighting solutions, are changing the way we experience, interact with and use light in work, contract and other spaces. It’s a new dawn. (by Alex Bradley)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2014 - Tagged as: Biennale of Venice, Ron Arad
Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad
For over thirty years, Ron Arad has been producing unique objects that define a practise that falls somewhere between architecture, sculpture and design. If, in these creative fields, the longstanding question about whether form should follow function is still rife, the starting point for Ron Arad’s creations is often an object that has been taken out of its functional context and transformed. An original approach that still raises debate. (Interview by Jean-Philippe Peynot)
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