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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Spectacular handcrafted lighting in unique editions of one by Ango to animate your space
Angus Hutcheson - Chief designer, Ango
“observing, dreaming, experimenting, developing some more and then realising with light”
Angus is a British designer based in Thailand for the last ten years, dedicated to working with light.
Forging new forms, using materials that were to hand, many of them natural, the Ango collection was gradually built up, and gained recognition in Thailand and internationally, with a string of awards and special pieces being shown at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Hara Museum in Tokyo, and V.I.A in Paris.
Angus graduated in architecture with Honours at the Architectural Association in London.
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The traditional Japanese house, symbolizing a long culture of wood, is epitomized by refined fittings such as “fusuma”(sliding doors)”shoji”(papered lattice screens)and “ranma”(decorative transoms.) These are exemplary works made by specialized craftsmen, separate from carpenters.
Kumiko is the refined lattice-work derived from making such fittings. It was born of finely planed wood, inter-locked in intricate patterns. This high degree of intricacy is unique to Japanese construction. The making of kumiko is very precise work and requires great perseverance.
K-INO INOMATA ART started working on Kumiko about half a century ago. Kumiko to answer clients’ demands, are highly appreciated.
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