Rem Koolhaas' OMA has unveiled concepts for a new building in Gorky Park that will house Garage (not a car park), a major non-profit arts project based in Moscow, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture.
The venue for Royal College of Art show 'Paradise' in Ventura Lambrate this past year in Milan left a lot to be desired. Despite being in such an uninspired, uncomfortable setting the work of RCA students elevated the mood and at times made the dreary surroundings irrelevant. One such work was 'Making Money in Milan' by Nic Wallenberg, Sam Weller and Petter Thörne.
Despite news of Britain entering a double-dip recession Phillips de Pury London announces that they have had the " most successful Design sale to date." With sales totalling £4,658,800 ($7,540,734) and selling 91% by value and 79% by lot, this sale is definitely a landmark in the collectible design market.
Galerie Gosserez have revealed two new exclusive pieces : a by candlestick by David Taylor and a bookshelf by french designer Damien Gernay.
Favoris is the one entitled to special treatment due to merit and beauty and also the one who boasts a privileged place near the “all-powerful”. But Favoris is also, and this is less known, the French name commonly used to describe the long piece of hair on each side of the face and its eventual growth into a beard.
The focus of Rabih’s four designs is on the use of leftover material and its reuse, treating the off-cuts and discarded planks used in the building of furniture as a “noble material”, reused in new luxurious furniture pieces.
Philipp Mainzer’s designs centre around the main theme of folding and joining sheets of DuPont™ Corian® together. Featuring the inherently durable qualities of the material, simple geometric forms and shapes generate different objects that have a functional use while maintaining sculptural qualities.
Canadian design duo Castor (French for Beaver) have tackled the age old design method of breathing new life into old unused industrial materials. What sets their work apart from the sea of other 're-appropriated' design products is that they have done it WELL.
The Polish design scene has continued to make its name known in the global community. The creation of the contemporary design 'School of Form' has cemented Poland's position as one of Europe's, or even the worlds, design powerhouses.
Some things seem to be designed to do their tasks perfectly, and the traditional Mashrabiya is one of them. What else could be as efficient at both, providing privacy inside a building and protection from the sun while allowing the air to pass through?
This past week at Design Days Dubai _croft Contemporary Design presented new works by Korean designer Jeoungsup Lee.
DeTnk and daab publishers have teamed up to offer readers a unique opportunity to win one of three copies of 'Rough Luxe Design' a compelling documentation of the rough luxe design ethos that has spread throughout the design world.