Tue 12.5.

Architonic Special ICFF 05.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.05.2015 - Tagged as:

Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan in the background

Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan in the background

Miami’s hot. And hot on the heels of New York. Straight after Maison&Objet Americas – which runs from 12 to 15 May in Florida’s sun-kissed beach city – it will be New York’s turn as design-lovers’ destination. New York Design Week sees ICFF, as well as WantedDesign and designjunction, with their scores of events, make the American East Coast the place to be.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our April Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide: New York 2015
Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map
Free Download: Architonic’s ‘Best Brooklyn NY Brands’ app
ARCHITONIC speakeasy: ICFF New York 2015
Architonic Trend Analysis: North American Design Brands
Inspiring Search Results: Brooklyn Brands
New Subsidiary in the US: Architonic Media LLC

 

Architonic’s Special ICFF newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

The Milton bar & restaurant by Biasol Design Studio, photo: Ari Hatzis

The Milton bar & restaurant by Biasol Design Studio, photo: Ari Hatzis

Located in the popular bayside suburb of Elwood in Melbourne, Australia, The Milton bar and restaurant exemplifies the ongoing gentrification of the area and it’s rich literary and architectural history. Inspired by the locality Biasol: Design Studio has developed a bespoke brand that evokes a sense of intrigue and old world charm, yet still feels familiar.

 

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'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

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.05.2015 - Tagged as: , , ,

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)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

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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