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Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957; photo © Eames Office, LLC

He was an architectural school dropout who never got his license and she was a painter that rarely painted yet the husband-and-wife powerhouse of Charles and Ray Eames has become one of the most significant creative practices in the history of modern design. Now, for the first time since their deaths, filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey make ‘a definitive and unprecedented cinematic foray into the private world of the Renaissance-style studio that Charles and RayEames conceived in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, CA’ in their recently-released feature-length documentary, Eames: The Architect and the Painter. (more…)

'Airline_009' by Cory Grosser for Walt Disney Signature

A collaborative project of the Los Angeles-based product designer Cory Grosser and Walt Disney Signature, this elegant, solid walnut ‘Airline_009′ armchair and ottoman have been designed as a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic Streamline Moderne ‘Airline Chair’ which was first created and produced in limited quantities for Walt Disney’s animation studio in Burbank, California in 1934. (more…)

Wed 9.11.

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX / OMA (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX and OMA; photo by Tim Hursley

Two renowned architectural practices, REX and OMA, have collaborated on this Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts, also known as Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which was completed in 2009. Realised as ‘flexible and multi-form while requiring minimal operational costs’, the 7700-square-meters 575-seat theatre can be easily transformed into a number of configurations including proscenium, thrust, and flat floor, thus enabling ‘directors and scenic designers to choose the stage-audience configuration that fulfills their artistic desires.’ (more…)

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…)

Tue 18.10.

‘Stool #1′ by Monstrans (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 18.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Stool #1' by Monstrans

Monstrans, the Virginia-based multidisciplinary architecture and design practice established in 2008 by a local architect Leo Salom has just sent us this images of their recently-completed stool design inspired by ‘a fascination with airplane, bridge and ship building parts that plainly display the way the industrial machine body is assembled.’ (more…)

photographer: Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects

When briefing Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, the owners of the Glass Farmhouse in Eastern Oregon cited modernist master Philip Johnson’s translucent icon, the Glass House, as a point of reference. The architects duly delivered. (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…)

Tue 10.5.

New World Center by Gehry Partners, LLP (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 10.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

New World Center by Gehry Partners, LLP; photo by Claudia Uribe

New World Center, the first purpose-built home for America’s Orchestral Academy, the New World Symphony, was realised earlier this year by the LA-based practice of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry. (more…)

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