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Posts tagged as 'New York'

'Dome' table lamp by Todd Bracher for Mater

It might have been designed nearly three years ago, yet we still very much admire the purity of form and boldness of this table lamp created by a New York-based designer Todd Bracher. Composed of partly recycled aluminium shade and a steel base, ‘Dome’ was inspired by ‘the phases of the moon and its contrast between light and shadow.’ In 2009, the design was named the ‘Best Table Lamp’ in Wallpaper* Design Awards and the lamp is manufactured by a Copenhagen-based brand Mater, in one of Denmark’s few remaining workshops specialising in the spin forming technique. (more…)

Ryan Harc's Light within Light

‘Light within Light’ by the New York-based practice Ryan Harc is inspired by sliding doors in traditional Korean houses, which line up along the direction of a blowing wind, bringing dramatic views. With their latest design, Ryan Harc have contrasted this romantic inspiration with a – at first sight – very technical and cold appearance of the aluminium body and the tripod base of the floor lamp.

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Wed 19.10.

Artist Retreat by 0 to 1 (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Artist Retreat by 0 to 1 (US)

Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, the duo behind the New York-based architectural and design practice 0 to 1 have designed this angular ‘work / live’ Artist Retreat located in the southern Finnish town of Fiskars. (more…)

Thu 11.8.

‘Star Table’ by 0 to 1 (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 11.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Star table' by 0 to 1

Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, the duo behind the New York-based architectural and design practice 0 to 1 have created this compact, dismantable table composed of an origami-like interlocked bamboo base and a glass tabletop. Described by the designers as: ‘a study in form triangulation and light frame construction’, the ‘Star table’ is available in various heights. Scroll down to watch the four thin bamboo planes interlock to form a light, strong, stable base. (more…)

An origami-like felt, cardboard and glass 'Folded Felt' Table by Li-Rong Liao; photo by Armando Rafael

The industrial design students from New York’s Pratt Institute, one of the US’ top art and design colleges which, besides celebrating its 125th anniversary, can also pride itself on having launched the careers of numerous acclaimed artists, designers, architects, photographers and all-round creatives such as Max Weber, Robert Mapplethrope, Carlos Zapata, Wiliam Van Alen, Paul Rand or Robert Redford, have been invited to collaborate with the Italian manufacturer Cappellini on a series of ‘boldly disruptive futuristic furniture designs’. (more…)

Tue 31.5.

New New New: New York Design News

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 31.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Torii' chair by Bensen; the design was inspired by the typical arched wooden doorway of Japanese temples

As every spring, Architonic travelled to New York on your behalf in order to investigate the latest trends on the North American market for you. Here we report on what we discovered in the city’s showrooms and at the ICFF. (by Susanne Fritz)

 

to Susanne Fritz’s ICFF 2011 report on Architonic

‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, Gallery View – Title Gallery; photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

His talent and ability to capture and redefine beauty has moved thousands while his biannual fashion spectacles repeatedly left his audience wondering if, just like in the verses of the Romantic poet Edgar Alan Poe whom McQueen frequently referenced: ‘Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?’ So when the tragic news about his death broke in February 2010, just weeks before the eagerly awaited Autumn/Winter défilé, hordes of fans of his indisputable creative genius were left harrowed and shocked and tributes came pouring from both inside and outside of the fashion world. (more…)

The 870,000 ft2 (80,000 m2) residential complex is situated on W57th Street

West 57th occupies a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway.

The project introduces a new building typology to Manhattan: a hybrid between the traditional Danish perimeter block and a Manhattan high-rise.

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