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Posts tagged as 'interior design'

Chapel of the Assumption by John Doe, photo by Felipe Ribon

The French designers Grégory Lacoua and Jean Sébastien Lagrange – together they are John Doe Studio – recently unveiled the new interior design for the 16th century Chapel of the Assumption in Paris. While the French architects of 3Box realised the architectural conversion of the building John Doe Studio tackled liturgical furniture: pews, prie-dieu, altar, font, tabernacle and lectern.

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Barbican Foodhall and Barbican Lounge by SHH, photo by Gareth Gardner

The London based architectural practice SHH realised, in cooperation with furniture designer Stefan Bench, lighting designers .PSLAB and garden designer Kate Gould, two new restaurant spaces within Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, the Barbican Centre in London.

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The new studio of the Swedish design studio Form Us With Love

“We want to create a place for forward-looking design in Stockholm, there are so many creative products, initiatives and enterprises to draw attention to”, says Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmer, founders of Form Us With Love. Therefore the Swedish design practice recently opened their new studio and provide space for exhibitions, lectures and pop-up shops.

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'Piece of Mind' by Trix Barmettler / Raumgrafik

Beside her activity as a classic graphic designer the Zurich based Trix Barmettler also realises graphics and illustrations within architectural context under her label Raumgrafik. Her complex interventions in the form of unique wall decorations or textile designs reflect the increasing demand of individual living. This beautiful and highly symbolic figure ‘Piece of Mind’ is her most recent project.

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Interior of MVRDV's 'The Balancing Barn' by Studio Makkink & Bey

The Dutch Studio Makkink & Bey recently completed the interior design for MVRDV’s impressing ‘Balancing Barn’ in Suffolk, UK. The Rotterdam based architects were commissioned by Living Architecture, a Britsh not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to introducing the best of contemporary architecture to the public by offering a chance to rent houses for a holiday designed by some of the most talented architects at work today, such as Peter Zumthor, Michael & Patty Hopkins, NORD.

Furnishing the space with pieces by Dutch designers such as Hella Jongerius, Ineke Hans and Gerrit Rietvelt Makkink & Bey designed an interior which underlines the barn-character of house.

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Interior design of Information Centre, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands by Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters

According to the Dutch penchant to connect traditional aesthetics with modern issues the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen showcases masterpieces and objects of an enormous historical variety – from old impressive Dutch paintings to the artistic objects of Victor & Rolf.

In 2009 the Zuiderzeemuseum invited the Eindhoven based designers Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters to design the interior for the information centre of the museum park.

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'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

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