Eric Roinestad is a ceramic artist known for for his ability to synthesize divergent aesthetics and historical references in a thoroughly original way. He produces precise wheel thrown ceramic sculptures and lighting that offer an elegant visual dialogue between the organic and modern; the contemporary and the traditional.
Integrating the spirit of California folk modernism with the designer’s own Scandinavian heritage, Eric Roinestad's ceramic pieces are a combination of hand built and traditionally wheel thrown. Imbued with an ineffable handmade character, the result is personality-driven work that is continuously evolving.
Eric Roinestad was born and raised on California's Central Coast, surrounded by a family of builders, thinkers and makers. The designer pursued a degree in applied art and design from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, before moving south to Los Angeles to establish Eric Roinestad Design, a boutique graphic design studio specializing in print work for the entertainment and fashion industries.
In the late 90s, Eric Roinestad was an integral member of the team that conceived and launched Flaunt Magazine, the avant-garde monthly publication that captured the zeitgeist through its deft blend of art, music, design and fashion. In 2002, Eric Roinestad became the senior art director for Capitol Records and was responsible for rebranding the company whilst designing album packaging for the label's top talent.
A passion for beautifully handmade work as well as the natural habitat of Southern California led Eric Roinestad towards a new career chapter. The artist’s genesis can be traced back to when the designer began creating ceramics as a passion project. With natural instincts for proportion and form, the work – which drew from his California environment as well as historical modern design and architecture – caught the attention of collectors.
Roinestad has been represented by The Future Perfect since 2014 and made his Design Miami debut in 2016 with his first lighting pieces and showed again in 2017 with an expansion of his lighting collection. Roinestad’s evolution now includes a range of sculptural and decorative pieces, most of which are larger scale - oversized vessels and lighting. Eric Roinestad ceramics have been featured in publications including the New York Times T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, AD France and Wallpaper.
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Cool white and gray tones, tiles and pottery, silver faucet ... Our toilets have been exactly the same over the years. But can not the bathroom be as beautiful as a living room? Can not it be a proud space where you first want to open the door when you invite your guests?
The desire to decorate the space where I live the most, and the desire of the modern people to enjoy happiness in the space are getting higher and higher. And now the bathroom has to be turned into a comfortable, emotional space where your tastes are most visible. You can not stop your willingness to make your home beautiful in the bathroom. LagomBATH started with this idea.
We have a collection of four collections to help you design a bathroom that fits your lifestyle and taste, along with a competent design studio in the world. Create a bathroom with your LagomBATH to show you who you are, and a bathroom for yourself that was not even in the world.
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Encouraging a simpler way of life by sparking a newfound appreciation for the elements, the Cast Tea Heater uses fire to heat your brew, re-contextualising the traditional tea-making process with its fuss-free heating method.
Taking inspiration from old cast iron elements on traditional gas stoves, the Cast Tea Heater has been simplified in shape with the gas being replaced by a tea light to keep the tea warm for as long as you wish. Made of powder-coated steel, the black textured surface and cross shape strikes a fine balance between contemporary design and nostalgia; its simplicity, in harmony with Menu’s deeper ethos to create products with an eternal appeal that endure the changing seasons.
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FOUNDER, ARTIST AND ARCHITECT, HARRY NURIEV, ESTABLISHED CROSBY STUDIOS IN NEW YORK CITY AND MOSCOW. THE BUREAU WORKS ON RESIDENTIAL AND HOSPITALITY PROJECTS. IN HIS PROJECTS, NURIEV INVENTS NOT ONLY THE INTERIOR BUT ALSO CUSTOM FURNITURE, AS WELL AS ART OBJECTS. CLIENTS LIST INCLUDES NIKE, ASICS CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP, GORKY PARK AND MANY OTHERS.
THE PROJECTS WERE COVERED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, VOGUE, WALLPAPER, AD, ELLE DECORATION, DWELL AND MANY OTHERS. TODAY, THE BUREAU IS WORKING ON MORE THAN 20 PROJECTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE COLLECTION OF NURIEV'S FURNITURE IS REPRESENTED BY PATRICK PARISH GALLERY.
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The first collection of furniture exploring, face-to-face interaction between people and its deterioration. Inspired by sustaining this idea of mutuality, the collection uses abstract tactical shaped furniture, to encourage others to configure their own social spaces, with the ambition of changing this narrative.
Kusheda Mensah is a British born Ghanaian designer, based in London. Her love for furniture design and wide-ranging lifestyle pieces began whilst embarking on a bachelor’s degree in print design at the London College of Communication. At the root of her work, exploring and examining how one can create an idyllic, yet fun and functional living environment has always been paramount.
Mensah’s latest project entitled ‘mutual’, was inspired by her reaction to the ever-growing rift social media continues to create between individuals and the way in which we bond. Mensah’s artistic remedy comes in the form of her interlocking modular pieces of furniture, representing the mutuality, connection and closeness shared between humans, as well as the human form itself. Connecting both furniture and promoting better social behaviours.
Mensah showcased her work at the 21st edition of SaloneSatellite, held in Milan.
If we want to face the urgent ecological and social challenges of our time, we need to change how we design. We want to design life-friendly relations:
relations towards oneself,
relations between people,
relations to our fellow life-forms.
We have 15 ideas.
Design is a cultural activity. Our thoughts about the world become tangible reality. Currently, the dominant drivers in design are about money and technology.
What are the values that can drive live-friendly design?
Our design process is based on personal experience and reflection.
When we look at nature we see what we know. Where biologists marvel at the “biodiversity of a habitat” economists might see “agricultural production land”. As naive amateurs walking off the beaten track we want to discover our own perception of nature. So we started the semester with two small inspirational projects asking ourselves:
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Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Their interest in product design developed on the IM master course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009. Since then, Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
In perceiving their role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user, they are interested in forging links between their research-based practice and a wider design industry. As a result, works by Studio Formafantasma have been commissioned by a variety of partners including Fendi, Max Mara - Sportmax, Hermès, Droog, Nodus rug, J&L Lobmeyr, Gallery Giustini - Stagetti/Galleria O. Roma, Gallery Libby Sellers, Established and Sons, Lexus, Krizia International and Flos. Whether designing for a client or investigating alternative applications of materials, Studio Formafantasma apply the same rigorous attention to context, process and detail to every project they undertake. The added nuance for the duo is that they do so with an eye to the historical, political and social forces that have shaped their environments.
Their work has been presented and published internationally and museums such as New York's MoMA, London’s Victoria and Albert, New York's Metropolitan Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, the Stedelijk’s-Hertogenbosch, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAC Lausanne, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina and the MAK Museum in Vienna have all acquired Formafantasma’s designs for their permanent collections. In March 2011 Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and esteemed design critic Alice Rawsthorn listed their studio amongst a handful of practices that would shape the future of design.
Andrea and Simone are lecturing and heading workshops in various Universities and Institutions. Currently they are teaching at the ‘Well Being’ and 'Contextual Design' Departments of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Since October 2016, they are at the head of the Design bachelor at MADE Program in Siracusa, Italy.
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Sabyasachi designer wallpaper collections are as rich and layered as the muse that inspires them – the vast and varied theatre that is India. Add to that a sublime eclecticism, an original eye and a design instinct that is in a class by itself.
A wall covering does much more than just covering a wall - it brings the wall to life. Nilaya is an exquisite new offering from Asian Paints, a perfect blend of our rich understanding of surfaces and the Indian aesthetics. It reveals a world of inspiration, where design, material, and technique come together to create stunning surfaces. Nilaya's range of signature surfaces - wallpapers, wall coverings, decals, borders and paintable wallpapers is curated from the finest manufacturers around the world.
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Sussanne Khan obtained an Associate Art Degree in Interior Design from Brooks College, Long Beach, California in the year 1995, and designed her first project in 1996. Further through the years she has practiced her unique style of interior design.
On Feb 26th, 2011 Sussanne founded and introduced The Charcoal Project, India's first and most unique design concept store. The store changed the meaning of curated interior design in India. Meticulously created by Sussanne herself, the 14,000 sq. ft. store has two commanding levels and presents lines by premier global and Indian designers Andrew Martin, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth for Klove and her very own hand crafted furniture collection "Sussanne Khan pret home".
She uses metal, wood, natural fiber's, concrete, geometric patterns embellishments, all subtly woven together to create what she calls quiet luxe, her signature style; a seamless blend of industrial masculine with feminine edgy chic. Her belief is that luxury is about emotion and design is her tool.
At The Charcoal Project along with a team of Architects, Interior designers, product designers, Sussanne has delivered many conceptual projects in the world of residential private homes, destination villas, commercial offices and model show apartments for various leading real estate companies.
Sussanne resides in Mumbai with her two sons, Hrehaan & Hridaan and believes that through all journeys of life, stand tall and "dare to dream the impossible".
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Based on the emerging vision of marble that involves re-thinking functional design out of industrial excess, Bloc is built on the ideas of international collaborations and in-house designed pieces.
The brand was founded in Carrara in 2014 by Sara Ferron Cima and Massimo Ciuffi with the intention of transforming raw, natural stones into thoughtful everyday objects while preserving the inherent qualities of the marble.
Following the philosophy that every piece of marble contains a unique story waiting to be revealed, each piece is a unique one.
Bloc studios is against stone wastage: we always do our best to optimize the marbles used in our working process. We support the workers, the quarries' ancient culture and history but we also firmly believe in the right preservation of the mountains. That’s also why our products are made on order, produced in limited quantities and adapted depending availability of materials. All products are made in Italy.
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Radiators, towel warmers, and fireplaces: warmth enters the home in numerous ways and in innovative forms, the expression of research, engineering and design.
Antrax IT — a recently founded radiators design manufacturer — has made quality its primary goal, from the very outset using cutting-edge production technology and internationally renowned designers like Andrea Crosetta, Dante O. Benini e Luca Gonzo, Francesco Lucchese, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, Simone Micheli, Peter Rankin, Victor Vasilev and Daniel Libeskind.
And this focus has been rewarded by great results, not only in terms of market and sales — in just four years the brand achieved international acclaim and the product lines multiplied — but also by the official recognition of the international design community, as demonstrated by the special distinctions and prizes awarded to its radiators design, during prestigious Italian and foreign events.
This is the case for Tubone, the basic, linear radiator designed by Andrea Crosetta: first prize at the ‘Bañeo 2007’ international industrial design competition, organized by Valencia Exhibition Center during the ‘Cevisama Exhibition’; awarded the Oderzo prize by Unindustria, Tubone was also selected by the ADI Design Index 2006 and received mention in the 21st edition of the prestigious ‘Premio Compasso d’Oro’.
Multi functionality is also key to Saturn & Moon, radiator designed by Peter Rankin, winner of the ‘Best Design 2006’ award: a spherical radiating element (in the Moon version), with a plastic, sculpted appearance but whose built-in bar also makes it a practical towel warmer (Saturn).
Versatility and elegance are also the distinguishing features of Vu, designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini, an innovative solution in step with contemporary living. Vu is currently on display at ‘Neue Sammlung’, the new applied art collection at the Munich Art Gallery, which now houses over 60,000 objects of industrial design, graphic design and artistic craftsmanship, making it one of the 20th century’s most important art museums.
Designed by Francesco Lucchese, Zero-Otto offers a new concept in radiators designer heating where aesthetics are blended with functionality and the thrill of use and ownership. The designer radiator manufactured by Antrax IT was selected for the ADI Design Index 2008; in 2009 it won the Design Plus prize and in 2010 the Red Dot design awards.
Together with Vu, Moon, Tubone and the other radiators manufactured by Antrax IT, Zero-Otto has been included in ‘Totally Rad: Karim Rashid does radiators’, a 2009 exhibit at the MAD Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Despite the fact that it is a young company, Antrax has consolidated its position as a leader in the field of designer heating, expression of the undisputed vitality and uniqueness of Italian style and quality.
This dynamism is also demonstrated in its advertising and communications, such as the company's participation in international trade shows, events, exhibitions, etc.
At the latest shows, the company has presented two new designer radiators, Oreste&Emma by Andrea Crosetta, a pair of iconographic radiators conceived to impart warmth with an added touch of cheer, and Teso by Dante O. Benini and Luca Gonzo, a warm travel companion, a discrete, accommodating friend that keeps things nice and tidy, offering a heaven-sent point where any source of disorder can be easily tucked away.
In October 2009 Antrax IT opened its new store in Athens, the first in a whole series of new flagship stores which the company is planning to open in the major European cities, before moving next into America and the Far East.
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If Moon Hoon must be assigned one professional classification, he is an architect. Yet his two-dimensional works, which serve as sketches and storyboards for his final products, are a fascinating synthesis of his subconscious, Contemporary culture, and the practical constraints of the architectural practice.
He considers these works to be on par with his physical constructions and not just mere 'sketches' for his final work; they are translations of the same desire only through different means of expression.
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Yinka Ilori is a London based designer. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story.
Bringing Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on themes as various as hope, sexuality and social class. Conscious that the parables are as relevant today as ever, Ilori wishes to share his work with people throughout the world.
Ilori is passionately against the unnecessary waste he has seen in European and West African consumer cultures and this drives him to reuse discarded furniture and other found objects. With each custom made piece inspired by a parable, Ilori restores new life and purpose to reclaimed materials. His furniture takes on new meanings depending on how it is used or positioned. Ilori is interested in playing with the relationship between function and form and his work sits between traditional divisions of art and design.
He studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and has since exhibited internationally in solo shows: If Chairs Could Talk, The Shop At Bluebird, September 2015; This is Where It Started, The Whitespace Gallery, Lagos, October, 2014; Yinka Ilori, Just Africa, Stockholm March 2014 and It Started With a Parable, Jaguar Shoes, London in collaboration with London Design Week, December, 2013. And group exhibitions: Home Affairs, Now Gallery, August 2015; Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Basel, March, 2015 touring to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Autumn 2015; Africa Calling, Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, September 2014; Creative Britain feature stand, British European Design Group, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), New York May 2012.
Yinka Ilori’s pieces are available to purchase by appointment at his London studio.
Visit the Website: yinkailori.com
Emirati designers’ participation in world’s largest design fair is supported by UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
Dubai Design District (d3) will host UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates, an exhibition highlighting some of the brightest Emirati talents at this year’s Salone Del Mobile International Design Fair in Milan. Supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, the exhibition, running from 17–22 April, 2018, is curated by Khalid Shafar, an accomplished Emrati product designer whose works have been widely exhibited in leading exhibitions and galleries around the world. Ten local designers, selected by him, will showcase their latest pieces, artworks and projects at the exhibition.
“It’s great to see d3 taking our designers to one of the biggest design fairs of its kind, Salone Del Mobile, and shining a spotlight on a selection of some the best Emirati creative talents,” comments Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. “The Ministry of Culture supports initiatives like this which go a long way in promoting the rich and diverse culture of the region to international audiences and thereby strategically place Dubai as a centre for culture and creativity.”
Building on the success of the Middle East Design Now exhibition in 2017 and the Middle East Revealed exhibition held in collaboration with Wallpaper* in 2015 in Milan and London, d3’s Milan event will be the first in a series of UAE Design Stories exhibitions. The event will focus on ‘Emirati Landscape: Flora, Fauna and Soil.’ The journey will then move to the London Design Festival in September for the second exhibition entitled ‘Nomadism: Yesterday & Now’ where the same ten designers will display uniquely commissioned pieces.
“We are delighted to be a part of Salone Del Mobile this year. We are particularly proud to present the works of these Emirati designers and highlight the design talent in the UAE,” said Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO at d3. “d3 will continue to support, promote and spotlight talent from the region at a local, regional and international level, demonstrating the evolving design scene here.”
The participating Emirati Designers and their works include:
Alia Mazrooei, an interior designer, will present Stingray, a piece of furniture inspired by the body and movement of stingrays.
Aljoud Lootah, a multi-disciplinary designer, will display the AlAreesh Stool, a piece of furniture constructed from dried palm fronds.
Roudha Alshamsi, an interior designer, will showcase two pieces: Acacia 11 and Acacia 111, designed through the study of local Emirati wildlife and landscape.
Zeinab Alhashemi, a conceptual artist and designer, will display San’am Rug, a modular rug made from double-sided authentic camel leather.
Latifa Saeed, an artist and designer, will present Kinestic Khoos – Fly, created by using traditional materials and techniques.
Azza Al Qubaisi, a sculpture and product designer, will showcase the Yareeda Bench using kurab (wide palm trees).
Alia bin Omair, a jewellery designer, will present her Leaf collection, inspired by palm tree fibre.
Salem Al-Mansoori, an interdisciplinary designer, will present 3D printed sculptures developed using an algorithmic, generative code-based process.
Abdalla AlMulla, an architect, will display two pieces: Instrinsic Flux, a wall installation and OctWov Cluster, a well-designed table.
Ahmad AlAreef, a Bedouin Emirati artist, who always seeks to explore and experiment, will display a projection focused on the formation of sand dunes
Bader Najeeb, a self taught home cook, will fuse design and food to create a truly unique culinary experience
The designers and their commissioned design pieces will return to their home town for the finale of the series of exhibitions that be held as part of Dubai Design Week from 13 – 19 November.
UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates
The Pool NYC, Via Santa Maria Fulcorina 20, 20123 Milan
17 – 22 April, 11am - 9pm daily
Sofia has developed a personal style that reflects her way of life and that of her clients. In 2012 she founded Sofía Aspe Interiorismo and since then she has intervened rest houses, apartments, residences, sample departments, offices, beauty salons and clubhouses; both in Mexico and in the United States.
Numerous covers and publications of renowned decoration and architecture magazines in Mexico, Spain, India and China have published their projects.
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Aldo Chaparro - pushing aside the notions of past and future to offer a present where simultaneousness co-exists.
Aldo Chaparro is a Peruvian sculptor whose artistic work is centered in sculpture and design, best known for his works on stainless steel. He currently lives and works between Mexico City, New York City, and Lima.
Aldo Chaparro is best known for expanding the boundaries between art and other disciplines such as music, industrial design, editing and writing. His work takes inspiration from song lyrics and the pop culture that surrounds contemporary music and art rock. Through the use of different materials, Chaparro remixes and edits references from the media world pushing aside the notions of past and future to offer a present where simultaneousness co-exists.
Aldo Chaparro was born in 1965 in Lima, Peru and has lived and worked in Mexico for many years, both in the cities of Monterrey and Mexico D.F., where he currently resides. His work is a direct reflection of the hip, contemporary art culture found in Mexico City today. He has exhibited in Argentina, Colombia, Dubai, Europe, Mexico, Peru and the United States. This is his first show in Houston. His work is represented in numerous private art collections both in the U.S. and internationally. Chaparro is also the publisher of Celeste Magazine and editorial director of Celeste Editorial Group, one of the most influential contemporary culture publishers in Latin America.
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Made a Mano - the result of a cultural mix that finds its expression in the heat of the oldest matter.
After almost 40 years of study, research and creativity, Rosario Parrinello, entrepreneur of ceramics arts and guardian of Mediterranean cultures, created in 2001 the Made a Mano, a company that is distinct and specialized in the working of clay and lava stone. The company was founded in Caltagirone – Sicily – a city with over 4000 years of history in the production of ceramics, it is located approximately 60 km from the Etna volcano, the unique and exclusive source of all production of products made of Etna lava stone.
The exclusive collections Made a Mano are the result of a renowned tradition and artistic experience of its founder who has managed to combine the designs and colors of the Mediterranean with the best expressions of Oriental and African civilizations in order to project realizations of absolute minimalism typical of the civilization of northern Europe, all to give great prominence to the materials used.
The stone, natural or ceramized is the lava stone, the decorations are made freehand, the colors, applied with a brush, are made with ancient techniques, each tile or artifact that comes out of the Made a Mano labs, is a concentration of research and emotions.
Made a Mano is the result of a cultural mix that finds its expression in the heat of the oldest matter. All production is based mainly on lava stone of Etna volcano, with which never fails to achieve a variety of refined products such as tiles, countertops, table tops, sinks, bathtubs, furniture for both indoor and outdoor use.
The Made a Mano in recent years has been distinguished by the continuous and ever more intense collaboration with great designers and leading global brands famous for their productions. Always Made a Mano was able to transmit and maintain collaborative relationships both artistic and commercial, in different countries of the world, creating and realizing, more and more products of great artistic taste and respecting the traditions of the host country, to the point to have commercial references in different cities of the world.
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DREAM THE COMBINE IS THE CREATIVE PRACTICE OF ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS JENNIFER NEWSOM AND TOM CARRUTHERS, BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN.
Partners in work and life, we create site-specific installations exploring metaphor, imaginary environments, and perceptual uncertainties that cast doubt on our known understanding of the world.
Our work is deeply collaborative, and our studio name speaks to this process. Working with engineer Clayton Binkley and a trusted group of fabricators, we investigate the conceptual overlaps in art, architecture, and cultural theory through structures that disrupt assumed dichotomies and manipulate the boundary between real and illusory space. We are intrigued by forgotten places, sites of transportation, and unpredictable audiences. We consistently seek out spaces on the margins in our work.
We have been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Vancouver Sun, FoxNews, CTV, Metropolis Magazine, Modern Midwest, The Architects Newspaper, and Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. They are finalists in the 2018 Young Architects Program sponsored by MoMA PS1.
Visit the Website: www.dreamthecombine.com
A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life
This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection. From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space-race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history. Organized into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicized, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period.
The Moscow Design Museum was founded in 2012 and is the first cultural institution in Russia specifically dedicated to design. Its main objective is to preserve and popularize Russian design heritage at home and abroad. In September 2016 the Museum's Russian exhibition at the first London Design Biennale was awarded the Utopia Medal for their entry, Utopia: Lost Archives of Soviet Design.
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Our mission is to help you start your journey, that is why in B3 we firmly believe in going step by step to reach the best solution; Together with your ideas, the necessary elements and our methodology, we will create the best experience for your brand.
What do you do? Your company is the engine of a purpose and an end. Tell us what are you doing and we will take care of finding that differentiating element that you have. We offer:
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*Venezuela Month is an initiative by DESTIG to bring attention to the many creative successes that have originated from the country. This will be done for a month at no cost to the individuals or the country in order to bring positive attention to Venezuela during these difficult times for the people of that country.
"Nils Holger Moormann is like his furniture, his furniture is like him: ascetic, intelligent, humorous and stubborn. Whoever buys it, soon realizes it’s like inviting a wayward child into the home, one whose devotion needs first to be earned. But it will last a lifetime."
In our workshops in Aschau im Chiemgau furniture is created that at the first glance – and indeed at the second one – are somehow different to other furniture. This might well be because each step in the process evinces a certain self-deprecation and that for Nils Holger Moormann the ideas of corollary and simplicity are especially important. So, too, is the feeling that each object comes from the same stable exhibits a genuine authenticity. Due to its reduced and functional aesthetics, along with a precise choice of materials, furniture by Moormann is there to accompany you your whole life long. And if you ever move home you will learn just how easy the pieces are to dismantle and reassemble, their high degree of modularity dispenses by and large any need for tools.
The path a piece of Moormann furniture takes is a long one and starts with a good helping of enthusiasm for the product and its design. Inventiveness occurs because we rely as a rule on young designer talent (Herr Moormann himself maybe counted among them) and in house creative department. During the process we seek to connect sensibility, realisable aims and ecological aspects. In order to ensure the highest quality yet go easy on our resources, and to be able to react quickly to demands, we farm out much of our production to experience manufacturing partners. These workshops are all within a radius of 40 km around us. And it is in these regional centres of excellence that we find such a variety of specialist knowledge that lies between traditional handicraft techniques and modern manufacturing technology.
Visit the Website: www.moormann.de
We are a product design studio located in Alcoy, in a formerly smoking paper factory called bambú.
We are an expertised professional team working as design,product development and global consultancy agency. We design across home consumer products, furniture and electronic appliances.
Our goal is innovation, the customization of each project and the global management of the development process,getting as result high added value products.We try to speak the same language as our clients and understand their necessities,help them to be different, improve and re-invent theirselves: we create products with sense.
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The blackest building on Earth
In February 2018, Asif Khan and his London-based architecture firm unveiled the Vantablack-coated Hyundai Pavilion in Pyeongchang. Studded with thousands of pinprick points of light, the otherwise blackest-of-black exterior is like a vision into the depths of outer space. The stars are on rods, all set at different depths, creating a three dimensional vision of space in which the “universe” seems to move as you walk past.
Inside, meanwhile, the pavilion is completely different. The interior is a stark, bright white throughout, with a water installation with drops of water running through channels carved into the floor. The droplets represent the hydrogen that formed at the beginning of the universe, the same as contained within the stars represented in the building’s exterior. On a more prosaic and commercial level, the whole thing is a reference to Hyundai’s latest venture into the world of fuel cell-powered vehicles.
Asif Khan’s London-based practice works across the fields of architecture, industrial and furniture design. It is dedicated to pushing these disciplines in innovative and unexpected directions.
In recognition of his design and delivery of the MegaFaces Pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Asif was awarded a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Innovation. This is the first time the panel have awarded the prestigious prize to an architecture studio or a Russian project.
Asif’s notable recent works include being shortlisted, from over 1700 applicants, for the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition, ‘Radiant Lines’ for the Light in Winter Festival 2014 in Melbourne, a shortlisted design for the UK Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 and ‘Parhelia’ for Swarovski at Design Miami. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, Asif was commissioned to design and deliver Coca-Cola’s landmark pavilion in the Olympic Park, following Coca-Cola’s search for the UK’S best young architecture studio.
In 2010 Asif was the first architect to be chosen for the Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum London and was awarded Designer of the Future in 2011 by Design Miami. Asif lectures globally on his work and in the past has spoken at Harvard University, The Royal Academy, London, India Design Forum and Design Indaba in Cape Town.
Asif was born in South London and studied architecture at The Bartlett School, University College London. In 2004 he graduated as the best student in the faculty, was awarded the Donaldson medal and received a full scholarship for further study at the Architectural Association.
Visit the Website: www.asif-khan.com
PRESIDENT BY NEWFORM UFFICIO - style and elegance are combined to never pompous esthetical and functional solutions.
Wood has always been trusted to be the best companion of mankind. It is, therefore, also taken into account in one of the most fascinating and complex activities which is the management and coordination of human duties. President is a veneer directional office furniture model addressed to customers who are seeking the best; style and elegance are combined to never pompous esthetical and functional solutions.
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AiLati Lights - based on traditional skills inspired by the fine workmanship of the craftsmen of the past.
The AiLati brand was created in 2005 by Federico de Majo, a Venetian designer who has always worked in the lighting sector, gaining professional experience at his Murano-based family-run company. AiLati has achieved a specific identity in the decorative and technical lighting market.
The inspiration for this brand of Italian design, which combines the art of glassmaking with technology, comes from basic geometric shapes. Despite being the outcome of hi-tech know-how, the products designed by Federico de Majo are based on traditional skills inspired by the fine workmanship of the craftsmen of the past. AiLati creates products with a highly functional and aesthetic content.
Visit the Website: www.zafferanoitalia.com