No stranger to the industry of fashion design, Ulises Merida has worked with a number of leading names in the field while developing a name for himself amongst his private clients. However, earlier this year, he made his public debut by presenting his first Pret-a-Porter collection for F/W 2013 at the Seagram’s Gin MF Show in Madrid.
The Element Collection of Tables is the result of a collaboration between innovative Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and Desalto and was recently shown at the 2013 Salone del Mobile in Milan. The collection is composed several items including a dining table, low table and console table plus a chair.
When designing a home for herself and her family, architect Jessica Liew began with a small site of just 385 sq.m. which was formerly a tennis court, in Melbourne, Victoria. The inherent problems of building a new home in an inner city area are myriad but the most important of these is one of privacy.
The Lane Crawford Joyce Group is a household name in Hong Kong as a luxury fashion retailer and brand management firm, which has grown in size and status since its mid-19th century roots. Their new fully comprehensive headquarters to house a staff of around 900, has been designed over seven floors of a former industrial building in an up and coming area of Hong Kong.
The Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse designed by the Shanghai based practice of Pure Design was built to function as a sales and corporate space for a real estate company. Built on the side of a mountain, the structure follows the natural slope with a box like transparent base on the lower level and a magnificent origami like structured roof on the upper level.
The bar/restaurant Les Cloches is located in the neighborhood of Saint Germain des-Pres in Paris. Designed by José Lévy, the concept was to create a space appealing to all who pass by, from locals to tourists. To this end, the facade is highly visible with bright neon lights over the black canopy accompanied by a ‘coat of arms’ logo of three wine glasses with crossed stems.
On an empty lot adjacent to the 2012 Detour 2012, an art and design festival in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, the Shellstar Pavilion served as an attraction which would guide visitors to the event. It was designed by the practice of MATSYS over a period of six weeks from conception to completion using various software applications.
The area of Piedmont, Puglia, situated in the heel of Italy is famed for its abundance of Trulli, the circular limestone structures with cone shaped roofs which date back to the middle ages, an era when this part of Italy was a resting place for the Crusaders en-route to the Holy Wars.
The F/W 2013 collection of the fashion designers Viktor & Rolf was recently shown during the Paris Fashion Week. Once more, the practice of Studio Job were assigned the project of creating a backdrop for the show. The only specification the designers were given was: ‘Something with flowers’...
The city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico is a UNESCO listed site, popular with local and international tourists who flock to admire its colourful traditional architecture and local arts and crafts. However, this destination is not all about old world charm...