Posts from January 2014

A clever ring structure, visible on the backs of the chairs in Okamura's 'Sabrina' series, ensures the user receives continuous support regardless of the direction in which they stretch, while lending the furniture a distinctive aesthetic presence

A clever ring structure, visible on the backs of the chairs in Okamura’s ‘Sabrina’ series, ensures the user receives continuous support regardless of the direction in which they stretch, while lending the furniture a distinctive aesthetic presence

Almost 70 years in business and forward-thinking Japanese manufacturer Okamura, renowned for, among other products, its super-engineered office furniture, shows no sign of taking its eye off the ball of innovation. Sit up straight, people. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Maison&Objet 2014

Maison&Objet 2014

Architonic is in Paris, France for Maison&Objet 2014, the international interior design show. Here are three Facebook galleries with images of the best designs from the show floor. Enjoy!

 

> to Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2014, Part 1

 

> to Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2014, Part 2

 

> to Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2014, Part 3

Fri 24.1.

Kartell goes Bourgie

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.01.2014 - Tagged as:

Detail of the Bourgie lamp reinterpreted by Philippe Starck

Detail of the Bourgie lamp reinterpreted by Philippe Starck

Design brand Kartell is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ferruccio Laviani’s iconic Bourgie lamp with a series of re-interpretations of the lamp by 14 of Kartell’s designers including Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni, Front, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda, Lenny Kravitz, Philippe Starck, Eugeni Quitllet, Christophe Pillet, Nendo, Tokujiin Yoshioka, Patrick Jouin, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba and Rodolfo Dordoni. 2014 is also Kartell’s 65th anniversary.

 

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'Building with air' bus shelter by VJA, formTL and suisseplan, photo: Niklaus Spoerri

‘Building with air’ bus shelter by VJA, formTL and suisseplan, photo: Niklaus Spoerri

Floating above a busy central square in the Swiss cantonal capital of Aarau, this large cloud-shaped structure greets and protects travellers. Organically shaped with a semi-transparent and reflective shell, the cloud-roof hovers over the main bus station protecting those underneath from real clouds overhead.

 

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'Face Value' low tables by Rachel Griffin for Earnest Studio

‘Face Value’ low tables by Rachel Griffin for Earnest Studio

Texture, color and cost are the basic building blocks of Rachel Griffin’s ‘Face Value’, a series of low tables each made of three interlocking panels.

 

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Wed 22.1.

Clamato Restaurant by Holdup Architecture (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.01.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Clamato Restaurant by Holdup Architecture

Clamato Restaurant by Holdup Architecture

Just two years after opening Septime in the 11th Arrondissement in Paris, ranked as one of the world’s 50 best restaurants, chef Bertrand Grebaut has opened Clamato, a restaurant designed by Holdup Architecture.

 

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L’aire Visuelle Optométristes - Opticiens by La Shed Architecture, photo: Maxime Brouillet

L’Aire Visuelle Optométristes – Opticiens by La Shed Architecture, photo: Maxime Brouillet

Using high contrast and simple natural materials, Montreal-based la SHED architecture has designed a unique optometrist and optician clinic that redefines the customer experience.

 

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Modularity combined with superlative energy-saving credentials underpin Tubes' formally expressive 'Agorà' radiator system, designed by Nicola de Ponti

Modularity combined with superlative energy-saving credentials underpin Tubes’ formally expressive ‘Agorà’ radiator system, designed by Nicola de Ponti

‘Products developed for architecture’ is how Italian brand Tubes describes its striking, resolutely sculptural radiators and towel rails, designed to shape the interior landscape as well as heat it. The manufacturer’s story is one of a steadfast commitment to innovation and design, transforming heating into an art form. Come on in from the cold. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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