Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:04 PM
Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:00 PM
The layered, organic-looking shapes of the furniture designed by London’s Unto This Last are a natural product of the company’s process: cutting sheets of birch plywood that can be assembled into three-dimensional pieces without the use of industrial fittings. Working out of a small shop on the city’s High Street, Unto This Last creates each piece of furniture on demand, offering a vast catalog of furniture designs without keeping any stock on hand.
The company aims to offer the quality...
Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:00 PM
Barcelona's new design museum is an angular metal-clad structure designed by local studio MBM Arquitectes (+ slideshow). (more...)
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:57 PM
It suprisingly looks tasty.
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:50 PM
An emblematic piece from a period that stood out for its great formal, functional and aesthetic innovation. The rounded geometries, the study of the thicknesses and padding, and the relationship between full and empty spaces led Gastone Rinaldi to design a chair with a strong personality. DU 55 is an icon in the true sense of the word.
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:44 PM
Case magazine/brochure holders are available as a wall mounted and a free standing version. The idea of the brochure holder is to keep a maximum of the brochure visible, giving out as much information as possible.
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:40 PM
Après la Veneno du dernier salon de Genève, le designer Walter de Silva se fend de son propre hommage pour le cinquantenaire de Lamborghini, une berlinette monoplace tout droit sortie d’un comics et baptisée tout simplement Egoista.
Source : zeutch.com
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:39 PM
The Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks invited designers and artists from around the world to submit their design for the new Battery Park Chairs. Sergio Mannino Studio accepted the challenge and designed a metal chair that could be easily fabricated within a few miles from the park. A structural frame provided the necessary rigid support while distributing the weight accross the base to protect the grass and the soil.
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:33 PM
Foster + Partners has been selected to developed a proposal for a low energy, high-density residential community in Islington, London. The site is a 1980s business park that is to be regenerated into a residential zone of two towers and a landscaped park. The project will incorporate the arera’s planned high-rise buildings and is ultimately set to provide a new landmark for the city.
The two residential towers at 250 City Road will provide the area with 800 new units. At 36- and 42-stories, the two towers are taller than the surrounding buildings, but are stepped down in such a way as to blend with the existing low-rise architecture.
The site is designed to create a comfortable and healthy environment that provides outdoor spaces, amenities, transportation connections and protection...
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:30 PM
Yesterday I stopped by Leslie Feely Fine Art on Manhattan's Upper East Side to check out the exhibition Frank Gehry At Work, on display until June 29. The exhibition collects about 30 process models, some for buildings that were completed, others as studies for projects never realized. Below are some of my photos and impressions.
Given the focus on Gehry "at work," the models range from messy to really messy—tape and hot glue are evident where needed to hold the metal, plastic, paper, wood, and even cloth into Gehry's distinctive forms. Easily my favorite piece is the one done in lead (below photo); even though it is undeniably Gehry, the fact it is made from one sheet of lead and is self supporting (no wood armature like the model above) brings it closer to a piece of art than the others.
Some of the models are more like presentation models than process models, such as these above and below. Yet as a close-up of the above photo reveals, globs of hot glue are still evident, as if capturing the forms in whatever means necessary is more important than craft. Another model I like seeing is a fairly well developed model of the IAC Headquarters near the High Line, accompanied by a photo of the completed building. In particular it's the entrance canopy in the lower-left corner that interests me, for I've always felt that the entrance and relationship of the building to the surrounding sidewalks is one of the weakest parts of the design (if not his whole oeuvre). But this small gesture,...
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:14 PM
Emilie Mazeau-Langlais est artisan d’art et une designer carton, elle a reçu en 2009 le Grand Prix Départemental des Métiers d’Arts pour sa commode Louis XV (à découvrir ci-dessous). Elle nous a contacté pour nous présenter son travail, pour lequel nous avons été charmés.
Son approche du carton est unique, elle arrive à sublimer ce matériau avec beaucoup de délicatesse et de style, obtenant un rendu tel, qu’au premier regard on pense être en présence de bois ou de cuir. Je vous laisse le découvrir par vous même, avec cette petite sélection de son travail.
Photos: Nicolas Ravinaud
Source : journal-du-design.fr