Mon 3.11.

Boffi: Celebrating Eighty Years of Emotional Solutions

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‘Salinas’ by Patricia Urquiola is characterised by non-traditional structure, modules and materials

‘Salinas’ by Patricia Urquiola is characterised by non-traditional structure, modules and materials

On a family holiday to Lake Garda as a teenager, staying near the town of Malcesine, I discovered a design store that seemed to house all the contemporary design I had only ever seen before in books. The shop owner took to my enthusiasm and gave me a bag full of books on Italian design, providing me with a great snapshot of the key design movements and brands that have shaped Italy’s design culture. (by Alex Bradley)

 

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Vice Media Benelux HQ by Ninetynine (NL)

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Vice Media Benelux HQ by Ninetynine, photo: Ewout Huibers

Vice Media Benelux HQ by Ninetynine, photo: Ewout Huibers

The new head office for VICE Media Benelux, one of the fastest growing young media brands in the world, was designed by Amsterdam’s Ninetynine in a former bank building on the Reguliersdwarsstraat.

 

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Sun 2.11.

Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher (AT)

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Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher, photo: Lukas Schaller

Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher, photo: Lukas Schaller

Atelier Thomas Pucher has created a contrasting, contemporary annex to an existing home in Graz, Austria that extends the living area of the house into the garden.

 

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Fri 31.10.

Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan (IT)

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Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan, photo: Martina Mambrin

Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan, photo: Martina Mambrin

Glass and COR-TEN steel figure prominently in the design of Italian fashion brand Dori Premiere’s renovation and extension of their headquarters and flagship store near Milan.

 

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Thu 30.10.

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa (PT)

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House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

Architects Filipe Pina and Ines Costa combine rural and urban lifestyles in House JA in the North central Portuguese city of Guarda.

 

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Geremia Design for Dropbox

Geremia Design for Dropbox

In September, we saw the launch of the eagerly anticipated Apple Watch. Much has already been said about the potential impact of this device on the worlds of consumer electronics, fashion, well-being and productivity. It’s certainly a step forward when compared with other computers for your wrist already on the market, whatever your view of the design – or indeed of Apple.

 

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Wed 29.10.

‘Milano Study’ light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari (FI)

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'Milano Study' light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari

‘Milano Study’ light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari

The LED lamp in ‘Milano Study’ is directed to its wooden surface giving it a warm, atmospheric glow.

 

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‘Mudéjar’ partition screen by Siba Sahabi (NL)

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'Mudéjar' partition screen by Siba Sahabi, photo: Lisa Klappe

‘Mudéjar’ partition screen by Siba Sahabi, photo: Lisa Klappe

Siba Sahabi’s ‘Mudéjar’ room divider is inspired by the Moorish architecture of 12th to 17th century Southern Spain.

 

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