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Six of Ora Ito’s symbolic pieces enter the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou on the initiative of Marie-Ange Brayer, Chief Curator of Design and Industrial Perspective. The Virtual Products (above 1997), triggering the 39 year old designer’s extraordinary path, enter in the form of a 3D file but are accompanied by very real projects: One Line (Artemide 2005); Iconik (Heineken 2006); Idylle (Guerlain 2009); Arborescence (Christofle 2009); Eva (Zanotta 2013) and Ico (Cassina 2016).  Lire la suite…

 

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…

 

"Triangles percés" Marseille 2016

Following in the footsteps of Xavier Veilhan, Daniel Buren and Dan Graham, Felice Varini goes face-to-face with Le Corbusier’s architecture at MAMO, the art centre created by Ora Ito on the roof terrace of Cité Radieuse in Marseille (France) from 2nd July to 2nd October. The French-Swiss artist living in Paris finds himself in a unique situation, “This is the first time that I have exhibited on, in and with architecture designed by Le Corbusier. This place is a landmark, a huge influence. It is a true microcosm, designed as a small city with its range of complex volumes, a small city with a view over the large city of Marseille. It is extremely exciting!Lire la suite…

 

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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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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…

 

Portrait Ora Ito ok Ellen Von Unwerth

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…

 

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On 22nd February Ora ïto and Alstom unveiled the tram design that will be supplied to the new Nice tramway line, voted by the inhabitants of Nice throughout January. Ora ïto is collaborating with Alstom to create an organic and rational tram for the new generation of Alstom Citadis X05 citywide tramways. The lucid elegant shape is designed to slip through the historical town paving a contemporary ochre trail. Ochre like the pigments of the façades of the sumptuous Place Massena or Villa Matisse, emblematic 17th century jewels from when Nice was still under Sardinian influence, each tram is designed to summarise the architecture of Nice. Ora ïto draws from his double Italian culture to update a tramway summarising this Mediterranean city. Traditional whitewashed workmanship has been converted into a hi-tech object with the ‘simplexity’ (complexity and simplicity) valued by the designer, this tenacious decoding of the most complex technology to simplify it for users. Lire la suite…

 
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