Weil am Rhein
Konstantin Grcic is one of the most influential designers of our time. Serious and functional, unwieldy and occasionally disconcerting, his works combine an indus- trial aesthetic with experimental, artistic elements.
Universal Design Studio worked with Ace Hotel to design the exteriors and interiors, including 258 guest rooms, an 1,800 square foot seventh floor event space, a 2,700 square foot restaurant, Hoi Polloi, and a 3,900 square foot lounge and reception area comprised of retail units, a bar, café and art gallery.
Once the home of a notorious bishop, the seventeenth century building in the town of Orléans, Hôtel Dupanloup, has recently been reconstructed to function as International Research Center of the University of Orléans. Studio Makkink & Bey developed a series of spatial installations that transform the historic Hôtel chambers into lively public spaces.
Fascinated with the fragility and strength of flowers, Makota Azuma has spent his lifetime weaving ethereal and colorful sculptures and installations, with plants as his primary medium. For his first gravity-defying project, Exobiotanica, he uprooted plants and placed them in a new kind of “nature,”— way up high in the stratosphere.
The objects in the shelving are used for creating a dynamic composition, comparable to the method of creating a collage.
Besides using objects like bricks which are widely available I also picked up one-off objects from flea markets, charity shops and building sites. That way I'm forced to make new compositions with each shelf. Each composition is unique and defines the overall aesthetic of the furniture.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset has opened to the public with a solo exhibition of site-specific sculptures by Phyllida Barlow.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present ‘4 x 4', a historical exhibition of art and design which focuses on four key art movements occurring simultaneously across four continents in the 1960s and 1970s. It brings together some of the most innovative and important artists and furniture designers of that period and includes artists previously unseen in the UK.
The Chenequa Residence is born out of its site and is informed by the surrounding environment. The house wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. It carries stone, stained concrete and wood seamlessly through the expansive glazing to connect the interior and exterior spaces.
In a bid to turn overused polyurethane on its head, Stockholm-based Therese Granlund made these drip chairs for her MA thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Titled Form Follows Foam, the set extorts the low-class material’s plasticine qualities to create out-of-this-world conversation pieces.
Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014. Hadid is the first ever woman to win the top prize in the competition, now in its seventh year.