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‘Los Trompos’ installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer
In April 2015, the High Museum of Art Atlanta unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work, titled Los Trompos (“The Spinning Tops”), continues a multi-year initiative to activate the outdoor space and engage visitors in a meaningful art experience.
Tuoli chair detail by Minja Kolehmainen for We Love Wood(s)!
Prototypes and the first product series for the We Love Wood(s)! summer exhibition are now coming into existence. The wooden design objects, made in collaboration with Onoma’s summer 2015 exhibition in Fiskars, Finland, were commissioned earlier this year from a number of selected designer/cabinet maker teams to envisage utility items made of Finnish wood for export.
TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen
In the “Textiled Spaces” exhibition at Techtextil, Architonic shows selected photographs by the Paris-based artist Deidi von Schaewen.
Pictures by the renowned architectural photographer have in recent decades decisively shaped our view of buildings by star contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Jean Nouvel. In addition to documenting iconic buildings, her work for diverse magazines (The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Elle Decoration) and publishing houses (including Taschen and Flammarion) has explored traditional forms of construction in Africa and Asia. (by Sophie Loschert)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as: Architonic Guide
Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015
Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2015, the 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 16 to 19, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as: Techtextil, Ulrich Büttner
Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology
From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.
ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: Le Vin Chin, trends
Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin
This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: Le Vin Chin, trends
Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin
This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.04.2015 - Tagged as: Le Vin Chin, trends
The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin
This is the first of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Halfway through my visit to the Milan design week, this year, I posted a cri de coeur on Facebook: “Major FOMO. No time! No time!” The brevity only emphasised the point. Facebook had already blown up in preparation for the fair the previous week, Instagram was relating all the incredible stuff other people were seeing right then, in real time. Milan’s design week, in the digital age, gives you an incredible overview: you get to see the coolest installations and the most interesting pieces online before you’ve even set foot out of your AirBNB door. And doesn’t that show up the social trend and the design trend of the moment, our constant, continuous need for content, information and entertainment as enabled and encouraged by our new technological capabilities?