'Single-curve' collection chair by Nendo for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, photo: Joakim Blockstrom

‘Single-curve’ collection chair by Nendo for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, photo: Joakim Blockstrom

Only a single location is bent rather than the overall structure in the ‘Single-curve’ collection by design studio Nendo for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, maintaining the brand’s trademark bentwood feature.

 

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The Edges Apartments by Studio Toggle, photo: Gijo Paul George

The Edges Apartments by Studio Toggle, photo: Gijo Paul George

With its articulated brick cladded façade, Studio Toggle’s ‘Edges Apartments’ lights up one of the back-streets of the predominantly expat neighborhood of Salmiya, in Kuwait.

 

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'Los Trompos' installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer

‘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.

 

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Fri 8.5.

We Love Wood(s)! Summer 2015 Exhibition

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Tuoli chair by Minja Kolehmainen for We Love Wood(s)!

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.

 

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Thu 7.5.

Jelly Button Games Offices by Roy David Studio (IL)

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Jelly Button Games Offices by Roy David Studio, photo: Yoav Gurin

Jelly Button Games Offices by Roy David Studio, photo: Yoav Gurin

A new workspace designed for Jelly Button Games and Hamutzim Studio, two companies sharing the same roof and founders, was a challenge for Architect Roy David; on the one hand, create a workspace that allows each of the companies the solitary, functional privacy and unity required for each of the working teams, and on the other, be able to share knowledge and experiences with each other in a fluent sequential environment that inspires its inhabitants to dream, imagine and create.

 

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Edi table by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Nikari

Edi table by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Nikari

Over time, after several requests from clients for a custom-designed, simple wood table, architects Claesson Koivisto Rune have developed a set of proportional guidelines that can be used to generate the optimum version of a table design for any given situation.

 

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Wed 6.5.

Jäggi Uhren & Bijouterie AG by DOBAS AG (CH)

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Jäggi Uhren & Bijouterie AG by DOBAS AG, photo: Kuster Frey

Jäggi Uhren & Bijouterie AG by DOBAS AG, photo: Kuster Frey

A shopping experience in a luxurious ambiance with Alpine flair reflecting the local architectural style, tradition and tourism, modern but atmospheric: these were the “soft” challenges imposed on the total refurbishment of the venerable retail store in Chur. (text by DOBAS AG)

 

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TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen

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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