Posts from December 2012

Platform of Arts and Creativity by Pitagoras Arquitectos; photo courtesy of the architects

Platform of Arts and Creativity by Pitagoras Arquitectos; photo by Joao Morgado

Guimarães-based architectural practice Pitagoras Arquitectos have recently completed this striking Platform of Arts and Creativity for the 2012 Guimarães European Capital of Culture. Described by the architects as a ‘multifunctional space dedicated to artistic, economic, cultural and social activities within the scope of European Capital of Culture 2012’, the geometric, brass-clad building comprises an art centre, creative labs, temporary exhibition area, a multipurpose space for additional activities, performances and shows as well as workshops and workspaces aimed to ‘support emerging creativity.’ Watch the building come to live in the video by Archmov. (more…)

Tue 11.12.

‘Maya’ desk by James Melia for Dare Studio (UK)

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‘Maya’ desk by James Melia for Dare Studio

The latest addition to the Brighton-based furniture brand Dare Studio‘s collection, the pared-down design of this solid-wood ‘Maya’ desk was developed by UK-based designer James Melia. Launched earlier this year during London Design Festival in September, the highly-sculptural piece features a large concealed drawer and two ‘secret’ storage units and is available in variety of materials and finishes such as American black walnut or white oak or ash with an optional timber or Corian top. (more…)

Mon 10.12.

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Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 10.12.2012 - Tagged as: ,



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Fri 7.12.

1051 North Laser Center by blauraum architekten BDA (DE)

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1051 North Laser Center by blauraum architekten BDA; photo by Martin Schlüter

German architectural practice blauraum architekten BDA have recently completed this understated three-storey research centre dedicated to laser technology and its appliance in steel construction industry. Located in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, the design of the perforated aluminium-clad, 4,970-square-meters building was inspired by the precision of laser technology with the yellow-and-grey colour theme ‘serving as homage to the technology.’ (more…)

The bold ‘Frame’ collection by Ceramiche Refin and STUDIO FM Milano

Following years of important projects with the protagonists in design and architecture, DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s creative ceramic laboratory, has chosen to hand this new project to a team of professionals experienced in visual communication and graphics, a skill that, finally, is receiving the recognition it deserves in product design. Hence, the collaboration on the Frame collection with STUDIO FM Milano, a Milan-based agency specialising in graphic design, corporate design and publishing, an agency that loves to experiment by combining architecture, design and art…


read more about this collaborative collection on Architonic

Summer House in Southern Burgenland by Judith Benzer Architektur; photo by Martin Weiß

A Vienna-based architect Judith Benzer has recently completed this wood-clad summerhouse located in the easternmost Austrian Land of Burgenland. Formally echoing the archetypal gabled house, the design of the detached, two-storey structure stems from that of the Kellerstöckel (wine house) typical to the Southern Burgenland region. (more…)

‘Owl’ chair by h220430; photo by Ellie

Drawing their inspiration from two traditional Japanese art and craft techniques of origami and furoshiki, the Tokyo-based practice h220430 (established on April 30th, Heisei 22, hence the name) has realised this easy-to-assemble children’s chair called ‘Owl’. Made from a single sheet of a lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the chair’s straightforward, demountable design aims to ‘help nurture children’s creativity’ while making the chair storage and small-space friendly.


‘Funiculi’ floor lamp by Lluís Porqueras for Marset

Originally designed by the acclaimed Catalan designer Lluís Porqueras in 1979, this elegantly slender, glossy floor lamp has just been reissued by the Barcelona-based lighting specialists Marset. As its name suggests, the height of ‘Funiculi’ can be adjusted while the hemispheric shade can be rotated 360 degrees around its axis. Inspired by the funicular railways in Barcelona, the metal lamp is available in five colour options: white, black, red, beige and moss grey. Watch the designer himself speak about ‘Funiculi’ in the video below… (more…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Funiculi’ floor lamp by Lluís Porqueras for Marset (ES)