Posts tagged as 'interior design'

'The Dwelling Lab' for Kvadrat and BM

Together with Giulio Ridolfi the Milan based designer Patricia Urquiola was assigned to create a conceptual installation for the Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat and the German carmaker BMW. The result of this fruitful collaboration are these huge cone-like structures that seem to be growing out of the car’s body.

The installation will be showcased during this year’s London Design Festival 22nd – 26th September 2010 at The Tramshed Event in the old disused electricity power station for the Shoreditch tram system. Beside ‘The Dwelling Lab’ there will be 25 exclusive international design brands exhibiting at this bold new venue.

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Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier

Unité d’Habitation – people also call it ‘Living Machine’ – is the name of a residential housing design principle Le Corbusier developed in the 1940s. Five of them have been realised, four in France and one in Berlin. The first one was the Cité radieuse in Marseille. Recently the Paris based design duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec got the chance to refurnish and design the interior of one apartment. The open doors of the Apartment 50 featuring the exhibition will be held from July 15 to August 15 2010.

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Here is what the designers explain:

“It all started early this year when Jasper Morrison introduced us to the owners of one of the apartments in the housing block unit of the Marseille-based Radiant City. The Apartment 50 is not a museum; it is a lived-in space that we remodelled – just for the time of the summer season. We decided to feature a selection of objects from our collection of designs which seemed to rightly fit in this apartment and match the way the owners are living in it. As an echo to Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé’s original furniture of the space, it seemed natural to us to articulate the remodelling around the SteelWood collection, Magis – including a table, some chairs and a shelving system. Additionally, while remembering that Le Corbusier had a special interest in tapestries, we felt comfortable with the idea of installing a group of Clouds, Kvadrat up on the wall. Finally, a Zip carpet, Vitra and two of our latest lighting designs, including Lampalumina, Bitossi and LightHouse, Established & Sons and Venini, complete this ephemeral remodelling project.”

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

more Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec products @ Architonic

24 ISSEY MIYAKE shop by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

Nendo designed the new shop including this beautiful and minimal display system for clothes and accessories for the Japanese fashion label ISSEY MIYAKE at Shibuya Parco in Tokyo.

24 ISSEY MIYAKE shop by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

Here is what the designers say:

“The Miyake team wanted a new design concept for the 24 Issey Miyake shop in Shibuya’s Parco shopping complex, which includes a store that specially features Miyake’s new Bilbao bag.
The Bilbao bag has no set form. Instead, it settles depending on how it is placed. To match the bag, we abandoned the standard hard, flat and smooth fixtures found in most shops, and created a set of variable-height fixtures made of thin steel rods that stand like a field of prairie grass in the shop, with a similar vague, undefined shape like the bag.
Shelving and hanger rods are also made of steel rods, in the 7 mm diametre common to all of the 24 Issey Miyake shop interiors. Supported by ‘points’, rather than by surfaces or lines, the bags seem to waft in the air like flowers in a light breeze, creating the illusion of a field of flowers in the store.”

24 ISSEY MIYAKE shop by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

more Nendo products @ Architonic

Gallery with sliding door to changing room, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Gallery with sliding door to changing room, photo by diephotodesigner.de

The Berlin based architecture and design practice coordination realised this secret VIP showroom for Nike in central London. With a lot of passion for details Flip Sellin and his team created an exclusive and frisky exhibition space.

Pull-out wardrobes, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Pull-out wardrobes, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Second Floor - Library, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Second Floor - Library, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Dynamic seizure on bordering area towards Library, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Dynamic seizure on bordering area towards Library, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Entrance with textile panelling and reclaimed floor boards, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Entrance with textile panelling and reclaimed floor boards, photo by diephotodesigner.de

Job: Concept, Design, Planning and Execution

Extent: 450 sqm on four levels

Timing: 2008

Design team: Flip Sellin, Tilman Thürmer, Natalie Ziesemer, David Musrie, Dave Bynoe, Martina Zeyen. Marius Bell, Mendel Heit

Embroidery: Louise Riley

Artwork: Jacques et Brigitte

Location: London, UK

Client: Nike Brand Design

Fitting: Ganter Interior

to the coordination berlin profile @ Architonic

Tue 22.12.

New Camper Store in Malmø / Sweden by TAF (SE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,


Camper Store by TAK

Camper Store by TAF, photo by Patrik Lindell

The Stockhom based TAF architects realised the new interior for the Camper Store in Malmø in the South of Sweden.

Camper Store by TAF

Camper Store by TAF, photo by Patrik Lindell

Camper Store by TAF

Camper Store by TAF, photo by Patrik Lindell

The stock for the shop is behind the rubber curtain.

Camper Store by TAF

Camper Store by TAF, photo by Patrik Lindell

Camper Store by TAF

Camper Store by TAF, photo by Patrik Lindell

more TAF products @ Architonic

‘Soft Parcel’ by TAF Arkitekter

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Detail of 'Blossom'

Detail of 'Blossom'

It was the 100% Design in London last year when the Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura sparked my intrest in her work for the first time. Then she presented her impressive chair ‘hechima 4′, a porous and light furniture – visually and physically. It is made of vulcanized fibres which are cut in a reticular and molded in a waved structure.

Her newest project is ‘blossom’ the interior design of a restaurant in Nagano, Japan. Again Ryuji Nakamura presented with a very poetic concept.

'Blossom' by Ryuji Nakamura

'Blossom' by Ryuji Nakamura

Here in the words of the architect:

“I decided to use the light that entered by a window barely. I wanted to make one to pick up the moving light sensitively and amplify it. So I thought I could make the place people did not get tired even if it was the closed space.

The room is painted white. And metallic plates to have shape of flower painted white similarly are past. If the thickness is reduced, the warp by heat is caused because a metallic plate is cut by the laser. I made the warp intentionally by selecting the thickness where a moderate warp was caused. The part that has stuck to the wall and the part away from the wall come by pasting the warping flower to a flat wall. The part that stuck to the wall assimilates with the wall, and the part away from the wall throws a shadow out to the wall and makes the outline come to the surface. The number of flowers is about 12000.”

'hechima 4', presented at the 100% Design London, 2008

'hechima 4', presented at the 100% Design London, 2008

The 'insect cage' is made without a joint by rapid prototyping technique

The 'insect cage' is made without a joint by rapid prototyping technique

to the Ryuji Nakamura website

Mon 25.5.

‘Apartamento’ issue 3 out now

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 25.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The new 'Apartamento' issue

The new 'Apartamento' issue

“Architecture as a means of personal expression” – this is how the Spanish/Italian founders of ‘Apartamento’ describe the intention of their magazine.

‘Apartamento’ is an interior design magazine, no doubt about that, but in contrast to the usual glossy magazines which tell you what your lifestyle should be and sell you an entire furnishing scheme at the same time, ‘Apartamento’ is pretty much the other way around. It shows how people do live and not how they should live – existing homes of young, both established and emerging, creative people from all over the world – dishevelled, improvised and personally decorated. ‘Apartamento’ is dedicated to all aesthetically hungry readers who are bored with the usual masks and cliques imposed by most magazines in the field. We advise you not to miss issue 3!

to the ‘Apartamento’ website

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