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‘Borders’ by Hella Jongerius for Maharam (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

 

'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

To coincide with ICFF, Soho-based design gallery Moss will exhibit the latest collaborative project of the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and American textile supplier Maharam. Entitled ‘Borders’, the series of embroidered fabric designs explores the pre-Columbian backstrap weaving techniques indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico. (more…)

'Bob' by Hella Jongerius for Kettal

The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius recently completed this armchair for the Spanish manufacturer Kettal. As a reinterpretation of the typical wide garden club chair ‘Bob’ is composed of a two-parts aluminium frame which has a sturdy dark look from the front but an elegant, light construction at the back. The seating is formed of soft and voluminous ribs which are accented with visible stitching. Winded yarn is used for the detailing of the armrests. ‘Bob’ will be displayed at this year’s Hábitat Valencia from 28 September – 2 October 2010 at stand G177, 2nd level, pavilion 6.

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'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

Together with CMA/Christian Müller Architects the Dutch practice SeARCH realised this holiday home close to the famous thermal baths of Vals in Switzerland. The interior was designed by Hella Jongerius, Aldo Bakker, Studio Makkink & Bey and others.

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

Here is what the architects say:

“Shouldn’t it be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building?

“Surprised that it was permissible to construct a pair of dwellings so close to the world famous thermal baths of Vals, the client seized the opportunity to develop the site, without disturbing the bath’s expansive views. The introduction of a central patio into the steep incline creates a large façade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving an even more dramatic view of the strikingly beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.”

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

“The Local Authority’s well intentioned caution, that unusual modern proposals were generally not favoured, proved unfounded. The planners were pleased that the proposal did not appear ‘residential’ or impose on the adjacent baths building. The scheme was not perceived as a typical structure but rather an example of pragmatic unobtrusive development in a sensitive location. The placing of the entrance via an old Graubünder barn and an underground tunnel further convinced them that the concept, while slightly absurd, could still be permitted.

Switzerland’s planning laws dictate that it is only possible to grant a definitive planning permission after a timber model of the building’s volume has first been constructed on site. This can then be accurately appraised by the local community and objected to if considered unsuitable. For this proposal, logic prevailed and this part of the process was deemed to be unnecessary.”

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

'Villa Vals' by SeARCH and CMA, photo by Iwan Baan

Architect: SeARCH and CMA

Design: Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller,

Assistants SeARCH: Louis Toebosch, Ton Gilissen, Laura Álvarez Rodríguez, Alexandra Schmitz w/ Michal Palej, Daniel Abraha, Markus Wesselmann

Assistants CMA: Blazej Kazmierski, David Strebicki


to the SeARCH website

to the CMA website

to the Iwan Baan website

to the Villa Vals website

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