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MAMO TERRASSE credit Olivier Amsellem

In tandem with Felice Varini’s “À ciel ouvert” open-air installations opening at MAMO (until 2nd October), Le Corbusier’s architectural work was classified a UNESCO World Heritage site at the World Heritage Committee’s 40th session on July 17th in Istanbul. 17 sites spanning 7 countries have set themselves apart as “human creative genius.” “Selected from Le Corbusier’s body of work, they are testament to the invention of a new architectural expression that make a break with the past,” stipulates UNESCO. Lire la suite…

 

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Charlotte Biltgen has created the bespoke interior design for Maison Première, a brand new restaurant in the Ebisu district of Tokyo, an up-and-coming residential area popular with bobos (bourgeois bohemians). A large three-story house on a hill provides both a restaurant and a venue for events, exuding a certain French art de vivre thanks to the French chef Armand Arnal in the kitchens and a decor encompassing the conviviality of Parisian bistros and Japanese finesse. Lire la suite…

 

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The Magical House is a project designed for Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris (The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris) by the Atelier Bow-Wow (Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima and Yoichi Tamai, Tokyo) and Didier Fiuza Faustino (Bureau des Mésarchitectures, Paris). These architects have long explored the issue of the habitat, inventing innovative and often provocative ‘machinery / habitats’. Lire la suite…

 

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Last year the Danish design brand Karakter Copenhagen introduced its very first collection. A carefully handpicked collection of lamps, furniture, and gallery pieces – some by designers who have already written the history of design others by those who aspire to write the future. One of the driving forces in last year’s collection was the iconic Italian designer Joe Colombo (1930-1971). As a part of their new collection Karakter will unveil additional designs by Colombo.  Lire la suite…

 

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Last year the Danish design brand Karakter Copenhagen introduced its very first collection. A carefully handpicked collection of lamps, furniture, and gallery pieces – some by designers who have already written the history of design others by those who aspire to write the future. For this years collection Karakter Copenhagen is proud to present yet another iconic designer, Achille Castiglioni. The Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) had a passion for re-designing, re-inventing and re-conceptualizing. Traditional interior design objects would pass through his Milan based studio and end up perfected. Lire la suite…

 

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Finn Juhl‘s elegant France Chair makes a comeback. First presented in Milan at Salone del Mobile by Danish furniture manufacturer Onecollection, Finn Juhl’s stylish France Chair will be available at Triode next month in Paris. This particular chair played an important role in one of Danish design history’s biggest – but least known – adventures. It is the story about how a British pioneer, named Mr. France, kick-started a Danish export phenomenon.

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Ico has enshrined Ora ïto in the legendary heritage of Cassina alongside Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Gaetano Pesce, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. The Italian manufacturer makes its unique know-how, at the exact point of equilibrium between craft and industry, available to designers and architects with the ability to redefine the borders between style and experimentation. Thanks to an on-going exchange with the Cassina workshop for over three years, Ora ïto outlines a new, elegantly refined archetypal comfort. Lire la suite…

 

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Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain just reopened, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system. Lire la suite…

 

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Is this a shelf for food or for books? Ora ïto has designed an upmarket kitchen in the form of a straightforward shelving system stretching indistinctively from kitchen to living room, hence unifying them. Tall and short modules available in wood, melamine and matt or glossy lacquered finishes are combined with the usual range of Scavolini colours. Lire la suite…

 

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In 1997, Ora ïto hijacked top brands with his virtual Vuitton and Apple products that instantly became global icons of the digital revolution. A phenomenon in pop culture, he is the youngest designer of his generation to collaborate with jewels of luxury goods and industry, after the huge multi-acclaimed success of his aluminium Heineken bottle. Cappellini, Bouygues, Alstom, Laguiole, Zanotta and Accor highly rate his sculptural design that has become a mark of modernity. Lire la suite…