Tue 4.4.

Nestlé Headquarters by Park Associati

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Nestlé Headquarters by Park Associati

Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna

In the month of April 2014, Nestlè Italy inaugurated its new headquarters in the building called U27, completed two years from construction start in the Milanofiori Nord area, Assago (MI) . The architectural project was committed by society Milanofiori 2000 to Park Associati while executive project and management work have been taken in charge by the engineering firm General Planning.

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Mon 3.4.

50 Shades of Leather: Elmo

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50 Shades of Leather: Elmo


Elmo is one of the world’s leading producers of leather for the interiors and transportation industries. Its products range from untreated aniline leather to surfaces that are dyed and finished to withstand frequent use

 

Since 1931, the Swedish Leather Manufacturer ELMO has offered an outstanding array of the finest quality leathers in a spectrum of colors fit for any purpose. (text by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Nacrée by Kengo Kuma

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Nacrée by Kengo Kuma

Photographer: Masao Nishikawa

Nacrée is a French restaurant run by a Japanese chef who had worked for Astrance, a restaurant with Michelin’s 3-star rating in Paris. The feature of this space is flowers arranged in cylinders made of wooden bar and acryl. Our aim to cast the artistic flowers at center was to create obscure and gentle air in the space by using an unconventional element of architecture. (more…)

Fri 31.3.

iSimar at Milán and Lagarto collection

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iSimar at Milán and Lagarto collection

 

iSimar, once again, will be at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Come and enjoy our new collections at pavilion 08, stand F44. We are glad to present you iSi Design Group new designs: Olivo, Bolonia, Itaca… This year we have a new collaboration with ILMIODESIGN for LAGARTO collection.

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Tracing Identity: De Castelli

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Tracing Identity: De Castelli

As a group the Scribble series of coffee tables by Francesca Lanzavecchia exhibit the varied palette made possible by exposing copper to different oxidations. Like paint strokes they have playful names such as Dot, Comma, Accent and Bracket

 

Seven female designers throw new light on that most ancient of materials, metal, in a unique collaboration with modern-day alchemists DE CASTELLI – to be launched at this year’s Salone del Mobile.(text by Bethan Ryder)

 

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Caro Somerset by Emil Eve Architects

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Caro Somerset by Emil Eve Architects

Photographer: Mariell Lind Hansen

Caro Somerset is a new lifestyle store, cafe and b+b in Bruton, Somerset designed by Emil Eve Architects.

The Grade II Listed highstreet property has been extensively reconfigured, refurbished and extended to become a new destination in Bruton, home of Hauser + Wirth and The Chapel. With its low ceilings and doors, uneven walls and floors and original features, the shop and cafe were never going to be slick white designer spaces, neither did we want to over-reveal or strip back and expose surfaces in a ‘shabby-chic’ style. Instead we sought to place flexible furniture pieces into the rooms and to use original elements of the building, such as the fireplaces, niches and deep window reveals for display. Materials and colours were chosen to compliment the existing character of the rooms: shady, welcoming and intimate.

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Thu 30.3.

The Shapeshifter: Alain Berteau

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The Shapeshifter: Alain Berteau

“We work hard questioning existing typologies for ourselves and for clients,” explains Alain Berteau. “We can’t help it. Shaping a model to make it ‘good-looking’, ‘ trendy’ or ‘stylish’ is nice, but, for us, it’s not enough”

Simple, meaningful designs that eschew trends in favour of long-selling products pushing typological boundaries – this is the stuff of Brussels-based studio Alain Berteau Designworks. (text by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Westbourne Gardens by nimtim architects

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Westbourne Gardens by nimtim architects

Photographer: Megan Taylor

Westbourne Gardens is a first-floor apartment within a grand early-Victorian Terrace facing the triangle of Westbourne Gardens in Royal Oak, West London. The flat is only 45 m2 which is less than the current London Housing Design Guide’s minimum for a 1 bedroom flat (50 m2). The existing flat had been divided into 3 long, narrow spaces with a false ceiling and none of the original features exposed.

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