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Chalet Béranger by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance photo © Vincent Leroux Despite the traditional chalet exterior appearance, this is no ordinary chalet in terms of its interior. The interior architecture of this family home in the French Alps is inspired by mountains and valleys in a modern character where organic forms are composed around a strip of wood. COVERS/VERSIONES - www.luisurculo.com Covers Covers is an investigation about architecture as a consumption object or souvenir and its relation with the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things. The work is a reconstruction and review of iconic monumental pieces of architecture whose image is built by objects to change the perception of this universal masterworks. The concept is based on the music covers where the original is manipulated, re-represented, revisited to create something new. The list of originals covered on this work are the following: John Hancock Center (Skidmore, Owings & Merril), Guggenheim Museum New York (Frank Lloyd Wright), National Congress of Brazil (Oscar Niemeyer) Sears Tower (Skidmore, Owings & Merril), New Museum (SANAA), Marina City Towers (Bletrand Goldberg), Fallingwater House (Frank Lloyd Wright), Villa in the Forest (SANAA), Farnsworth House (Mies Van der Rohe), Wozocos (MVRDV).
Lilies of the valley in a drying hood: Mona by Lucie Koldová for Brokis Lucie Koldová always combines glass and light in extraordinary ways. And now the Paris-based Czech designer has created the “Mona” luminaire for Czech manufacturers Brokis. Glass is Lucie Koldová’s preferred material. The Paris-based Czech designer uses it to conjure up marvelous luminaires full of poetry and a little humor, as is exemplified by “Balloon”, “Muffin” and “Shadow”, all of which she created for Czech luminaire makers Brokis. She loves to work with organic shapes such as water-drops or bubbles, playfully combining the glass with other materials such as metal or wood. iMac Slipper Our über premium vegetable tanned Italian leather is hand-stained hide by hide. Skilled workmen apply natural colouring made from tree bark, etc. by hand onto the leather. This traditional technique needs a lot of time but ensures an amazing quality... Each hide has its own special touch and is unique in tone and texture.
Illustration tutorials for technical and automotive illustrators and art students Updated: June 7, 2012 This illustration tutorial site is designed to provide helpful information related to computer graphics, automotive illustration and technical drawing. Listed below are detailed tutorials and step-by-step drawing lessons for all skill levels, from the beginner art student to the intermediate and advanced professional technical illustrator or automotive illustrator. Milan Design Week: Lessons From Topflight Designers Thousands of new products were launched last week in Milan. Amid all the brouhaha, I asked some of the world's most influential designers to pause, look back, and reflect on the designs lessons they've learned. Below are tips from the pros. Yves Béhar:
Colossal Merging two of the ultimate pastimes—books and puzzles—the Codex Silenda has to be physically solved in order to read it. And no, these aren’t simple word games and math problems, but rather deviously complicated mechanical puzzles crafted from laser-cut wood that are embedded within each part of this 5-page book. The solution to each puzzle physically unlocks the next page. As the reader moves through the book a short story is also revealed, etched on pages opposite the puzzles. The Codex Silenda was created by industrial designer Brady Whitney who is currently funding the it as project on Kickstarter. At the moment it looks like all funding tiers involving the book have filled, quadrupling their funding goals, but maybe they’ll add additional levels soon.
Hello Monday Get into an avant-garde state of mind and enter the world of beloved Surrealist, René Magritte. Our digital exhibition site for MoMA will take your eyes, ears and mind on a surreally-wild ride. The over-ear headphones even a fashion connoisseur can love, the H6 combines great looks with quality sound. We selected six product ambassadors and built the site around their stories. Snack bars never tasted (or looked) so good. - Bag Chair - on Industrial Design Served Portable folding chair is made out of bent plywood or polypropylene. Folding chair that turns into a bag is a great gift idea for travelers, musicians, teachers and students. Simple and elegant, this chair design looks stylish, featuring warm wooden brown colors, pleasant geometric shape and convenient strap for caring it around. Easy to carry chair design is perfect for young people and adults, teens and all who need rest often while traveling.
boaz mendel: loop chair sep 16, 2010 boaz mendel: loop chair ‘loop chair’ ‘loop chair’ by boaz mendel, is constructed from seven boards of varying lengths that are connected in a loop by hinges. the complete object is a platform for the creation of a wide variety of furniture. folding the hinges and affixing the shape with the help of special connectors, produces a different piece of furniture in each of its various states.
Nendo extends Peg furniture collection for Cappellini Milan 2014: Japanese design studio Nendo has unveiled several new pieces to accompany the Peg armchair it produced last year for Italian brand Cappellini (+ slideshow). Also called Peg, Nendo's collection includes another chair, a series of beds, a chaise longue, a small and large table, a mirror, a corner cupboard and two sofas. "Peg is a family of products that tells a history, comfort but also attention to detail, quality of materials and good shapes," said Cappellini in a statement. The shape of the round armchair was influenced by the small cars that populate the streets of Milan.