‘Conceptual Minimalism’ is the name of an interior design project undertaken by the multidisciplinary design practice of Bllend Design Office. This exceptional project was entered for the Silver A’Design Award in Interior Spaces and Exhibition Design Category 2012-2013 and came away with first prize!
Azzedine Alaïa showed his new collection for Fall/Winter 2013 at a private viewing at the designer’s headquarters after the end of Paris Fashion Week. That has become an original strategy of his, and one that reflects his ambiguous relationship with the modern fashion world, where more is always better and creativity runs on a tight schedule.
‘Designer Baking’ is a project undertaken by the London based design practice of STUDIOLAV. The two young Greek designers who founded the practice, Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, created two solid pyramid-shaped baking stamps in response to an event staged by the Skoufa Gallery in Athens, which invited designers to develop a contemporary version of ‘folklore’ using Olive wood as their main material.
As part of a larger renovation program in the town of L’Aquila in Italy, part of the area which suffered extensive damage during the devastating earthquake of 2009, is the Palace of Labour, an architectural project, of geometrical but refined language, undertaken by Verona based architect, Alberto Apostoli.
Paris based designer Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with architect Ana Moussinet have designed the interior of a new cultural venue in Paris, Electric Paris. In a multi-purpose space of 1.000 sqm. facilities are in place to host a wide variety of diverse events from music to sports and art to fashion.
Envisioned by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Canasta is the name of the latest collection of outdoor furniture for B & B Italia. The name Canasta means ‘baskets’ in Spanish and the woven polyethylene fibre of which the furniture is made resembles the handcrafted basket-work of traditional ethnic cultures.
Quai de la Graille is a project for an apartment block in the French Alps town of Grenoble. Designed by the local practice of r2k Architects, the simple geometric form of the 10 storey structure is set apart from the neighboring buildings by irregularly spaced balconies, and not just any run-of-the-mill additions but organic shapes which appear to have grown out of the building haphazardly.
Since the emergence of Modern Greece and the founding of the city of Athens as the capital of the Independent Greek State in the mid-19th century, the city has suffered a series of trials and tribulations, always struggling through whatever was thrown its way.
The redesign project of the interior of the MIRO Store in downtown Kolonaki was recently undertaken by Stavros Papagiannis of Stage Design Office. Already a store renowned for its simple elegance, the design intervention by Mr Papagiannis added a further sleek aesthetic to the space.
This collection of colourful images is the work of a young graphic designer who turned his hand to the creation of art. Based in Paris, Benoit Jammes one day came across a pile of discarded cassette tapes. As they instilled in him a sense of nostalgia for his childhood and youth and the pleasure he had experienced from the music of the 80s...