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Posts tagged as 'USA'

Tue 18.6.

‘Integral’ desk by Studio Chad Wright (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.06.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Integral' desk by Studio Chad Wright

‘Integral’ desk by Studio Chad Wright

Studio Chad Wright’s ‘Integral’ desk integrates a wooden writing surface with a long open shelf by sandwiching an anodized sheet of aluminum in between the desk’s mitered top and legs.

 

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"The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century" is on view at the Washington, DC-area cultural center Artisphere

“The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century” is on view at the Washington, DC-area cultural center Artisphere

A recent panel discussion at Washington DC’s International Design Festival got to grips with the somewhat provocative question, “What Happened to American Design?”, the implication being it doesn’t enjoy the singular, coherent identity of other national design cultures. Here, journalist and panel moderator David Sokol outlines and extends the debate.

 

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Thu 24.1.

‘Drift’ coffee table by TJ O’Keefe (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.01.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Drift' coffee table by TJ O'Keefe

‘Drift’ coffee table by TJ O’Keefe

American furniture and object design brand TJ O’Keefe’s Drift table combines a smooth, angled glass top with a base made of weatherworn boards.

 

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Wed 21.11.

‘Twig’ chair by Chad Wright for Council (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.11.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Twig’ chair by Chad Wright for Council

Inspired by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge “peeking through the fog”, the Californian designer Chad Wright has realised this extremely reduced, metal-and-wood chair for the young San Francisco-based furniture brand Council. Available in variety of vibrant as well as muted colours, the stackable ‘Twig’ chair comes in two versions intended for either outdoor or indoor use.

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Mon 8.10.

‘So-So’ chair by Jean Nouvel for Emeco (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 08.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘So-So’ chair by Jean Nouvel for Emeco

The Parisian Pritzker-prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel has collaborated with the American chair specialists Emeco on this minimalist seating collection called ‘So-S0.’ The series, which includes chair and barstool designs, is made of recycled aluminium and it will be officially launched later this month in Belgium during Kortrjik Interieur (20-28 October). Shedding some light on the rather ambiguous name of his collection, Jean Nouvel explains: “This chair is special because it intimately embraces the body. But compared to my girlfriend, it is just So-So.” (more…)

Thu 6.9.

‘M. Lamp’ by David Irwin for Juniper (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.09.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘M. Lamp’ by David Irwin for Juniper

Young, Northern Ireland-born designer David Irwin has collaborated with a recently-established Brooklyn-based furniture label Juniper on this series of reduced, transportable table lamps. Simply called ‘M. Lamp’, the design was inspired by the lamps used by the 19th-century miners in England and is made of aluminium and powder-coated steel. Available in either white, black or orange, the light will be officially launched later this month (19 – 22 September) during London’s 100% Design. (more…)

‘Boya’ lamp by Outofstock for Environment

The international design collective Outofstock has just shared with us their latest project – this small, reclaimed-wood table lamp called ‘Boya.’ Produced by the US manufacturer Environment, the design was inspired by the form of marine buoys (hence the name) and it was launched earlier this year during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

MuséoParc Alésia by Bernard Tschumi Architects; photo by Christian Richters

New York-based architectural practice led by the Swiss-born Bernard Tschumi have completed this circular, wood-clad interpretative center which commemorates the history of the battle between Julius Cesar and the Gauls in 52 B.C. Located in Alise-Sainte-Reine, Burgudy, the striking development encompasses two separate but related structures: a museum and a visitors centre. (more…)

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