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Mon 14.1.

‘Layered me’ by Studio mischer‘traxler (AT)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: , , ,

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‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.

 

For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.

 

‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.

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Tue 14.8.

BIO 23 – Ljubljana Biennial of Design 2012

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.08.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

BIO 12, 1988

The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).

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Roger Tallon Cockle Armchair, polished aluminium and spazmolla, Foto © Jousse Enterprise

Matthias Jousse of Galerie Jousse Entreprise started collecting Tallon’s works in the 60ies which resulted in an extensive exhibition in 2005, which was prepared with the artist. This year, Galerie Jousse Entreprise shows part of their collection of Roger Tallon’s oeuvre on Design Miami/Basel 2012.

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Wed 23.5.

Takeshi Miyakawa arrested while installing ‘I Love New York’ bags

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.05.2012 - Tagged as: ,

One of Takeshi Miyakawa's 'I LOVE NY' light sculptures which were intended to promote NY Design Week 2012

Earlier last Saturday (19 May 2012), while trying to display his love for New York, the city which for the past 23 years has been his hometown, via a new light sculpture installation, the renowned Brooklyn-based designer and artist Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested for reportedly ‘planting false bombs.’ Inspired by the iconic I LOVE NY plastic shopping bags, the designer intended to install the light ‘around the city in trees and on lamp posts as part of NY Design Week 2012.’ Following his arrest, a judge has decided on Sunday to hold Miyakawa for a mental evaluation, extending his detainment for an additional 30 days.

 

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Wed 16.5.

CREA AWARDS Vibia 2012 – €25.000 to be won

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.05.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

 

The CREA AWARDS from VIBIA, in cooperation with Architonic, is an ideas competition that invites the best and most creative minds to discover the potential of Vibia’s new modular lighting products through applying them to their own architecture or interior design projects. (more…)

Sketch of the 'Swell' pen holder by Luca Nichetto

There seems to be no stopping the Venetian designer Luca Nichetto. At least judging by the recent edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile where this acclaimed industrial designer who divides his time between his native Italy and Sweden, launched no less than 17 brand new products for 11 international labels such as Cassina, DePadova, Established&Sons and Foscarini to name just a few. Among those numerous tables, sofas, chairs or lamps, all of which bore Nichetto’s signature clean lines, bold colours and subtly witty and humorous character, there was also this gracefully simple and neat collection of concrete desk accessories. (more…)

Tue 10.4.

The Making of Architonic Concept Space IV

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 10.04.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Mold of an element for Architonic Concept Space IV

The Milan fair provides the ideal setting for the premiere of Architonic Concept Space IV. And this will be a global first because never before has the FluidSolids® material, developed over many years and patented by the prestigious Swiss designer Beat Karrer, been processed at into a product.

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Ilmari Tapiovaara's 'Kiki' range, reissued by Artek; photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999) was an acclaimed Finnish interior architect and furniture designer.

Now, exactly 52 years after ‘Kiki’ range has won him the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1960, the renowned furniture brand Artek is about to rerelease this beautifully reduced collection of upholstered, tubular steel furniture. The series, which Tapiovaara developed after having designed an initial, space-saving stackable chair intended for use in large spaces such as conference halls and auditorium, now also includes a two- and three-seater sofa and bench models; a side, sofa and standard-height table, as well as our favourite, a small but brilliantly vibrant tangerine stool.

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