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"Feenzauber" tablecloth, made of fine sateen and embroidered with organza flowers from St. Gallen, fixed in place with Swarovski stones

“Feenzauber” tablecloth, made of fine sateen and embroidered with organza flowers from St. Gallen, fixed in place with Swarovski stones

An intent silence fills the big, high-ceilinged, light-flooded rooms. Every single one of the women employed at Ege exquisit is a skilled specialist, and many of the ladies here have been contributing their experience for decades. They devote total concentration to their work, turning gorgeous and superb materials into table and bed linen, sewing custom-made shirts, lovingly embroidering the most delicate of christening robes or appliquéing hundreds of organza flowers that have been specially embroidered in St. Gallen onto white sateen that is destined to adorn a wedding table. (by Atrium)

 

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Sun 4.1.

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real’s facade is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, located a few metres from the Garden of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, on a 41 m² plot that allowed for the construction of this small 5-storey urban house for a family.

 

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Fri 2.1.

Convertible

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Variable: many of the tables have one or several moving elements for convenient adjustment. Shown here: the "Adler" model in combination with "Nobile Soft" chairs

Variable: many of the tables have one or several moving elements for convenient adjustment. Shown here: the “Adler” model in combination with “Nobile Soft” chairs

The three solid, unusually patterned stone slabs appear to be weightless as they move effortlessly apart before joining up to form a large dining table. The sophisticated technology of the extension mechanism and unique natural stone slabs embody the striking features typical of Draenert’s furniture. The company specialises in the production of dining and coffee tables, as well as matching seating furniture. And it was a stone that got the company started. Back in 1968 Dr. Peter Draenert, then still a student of philosophy, art history and German studies, created his first table as a way of saving money – using a 180 million-year-old slab of Swabian oil shale that he had stumbled across in a barn. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 22.12.

Bringing Passion to Light

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Strokable: the "Mia" table lamp in two-coloured felt is quite an experience – at both tactile and visual level

Strokable: the “Mia” table lamp in two-coloured felt is quite an experience – at both tactile and visual level

Fresh ideas filled with light and life by natural materials – the credo that lamp manufacturer DOMUS has upheld since 1966 is as simple as it is convincing! Lighting engineer Olaf Seynsche runs the family business with ambition and commitment. Under his direction, the brand has developed into a label that attracts great interest from the lighting sector and private customers alike. The lamps go by unusual names such as “Sten”, “Pit”, “Mia” or “Edward”. But that’s not the only thing they have in common: they are all the product of highly skilled craftsmanship as well. (by Atrium)

 

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House and Studio YC by RTA-Office (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

House and Studio YC by RTA, photo: Lorenzo Vecchia Photography

House and Studio YC by RTA-Office, photo: Lorenzo Vecchia Photography

House and Studio YC by RTA-Office, located in Castellcir, Barcelona, is divided into five main bodies, each isolated from the other, with its own orientation and its own views to the exterior.

 

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Sun 21.12.

Design Born of Passion

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Magnificent: the successful "RIVA" line has been continuously expanded and ranges from lounge furniture all the way to a desk. The benches and table form a harmonious ensemble and provide enough space for up to 10 people

Magnificent: the successful “RIVA” line has been continuously expanded and ranges from lounge furniture all the way to a desk. The benches and table form a harmonious ensemble and provide enough space for up to 10 people

In the late 1990s, there was only one name that came into question for anybody with a weakness for unusually attractive fireplace accessories: conmoto. A lot has happened since then! With fresh ideas and a keen instinct for trends, conmoto has established itself as a brand name for top-quality furniture and sophisticated design. We paid a visit to Johannes Wagner, the inventor and driving force behind the brand, in Münster, where art, expertise and vision enter into a fantastic symbiosis at the firm’s smart headquarters on the shores of Aasee Lake. “This is home to our creative cell, which consists of designers, design engineers, carpenters and graphic designers. This is where trends are anticipated,” explains the entrepreneur with obvious pride. (by Atrium)

 

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Fri 19.12.

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood (HU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2014 - Tagged as:

'Charity Tree' by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

Made of 5000 stacked pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s ‘Charity Tree’ installation will be dismantled and given to families in need to heat their homes at the end of the Christmas season.

 

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A sinuous, fragmented display system is the focal point of Neil Barrett’s monochromatic, Zaha Hadid-designed fashion boutiques in Seoul and Hong Kong

A sinuous, fragmented display system is the focal point of Neil Barrett’s monochromatic, Zaha Hadid-designed fashion boutiques in Seoul and Hong Kong

It may sound paradoxical, but corporate store architecture today strives to be as individualistic as possible. This is partly due to necessity. Like many booksellers, high-end fashion labels are fending off fierce competition from online retailers. They hope that investing in new, ultra-contemporary stores with a unique identity will wow their customers. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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