Presented recently at the Salone del Mobile is a collection of seven household objects, collectively entitled N=N, which represent a collaborative project by the design practices of Nendo and Nichetto. The project was realized through a method inspired by the Japanese culture of poetry writing in which two individuals contribute to the writing of a single poem.
Located in the middle of a nature reserve just an hour away from the city of Lisbon, Portugal, is the exclusive resort of Casas Na Areia. It is comprised of four stone huts, each one renovated by the addition of local wood and other materials, furnished in an elegant minimal style and fitted out as self-contained holiday homes which sleep up to eight at any one time...
In a huge space at the 2013 Salone del Mobile, French architect Jean Nouvel presents us with a vision of what an office space should represent in today’s world. Commissioned by the parent company of Mobile, Cosmit, the installation is an opportunity to examine the possibilities of a human friendly environment...
The Sekeping Kong Heng is the newest addition to the Sekeping brand of hotels and is located in the Old Town area of Ipoh, one of the largest cities in Malaysia. A renovation project undertaken by the practice of Seksan Design Architects, the work was carried out with great care to preserve the history of the space, a three storey neo-classical building, which refers to the heritage of the colonial era of the city.
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.