Claire-Anne lives and works in London producing textiles for furniture, space and product. Specialising in constructed textiles,material properties and textile technique are explored through hands on experimentation. With a sculptural approach, Claire-Anne investigates form, construction and scale through textiles.
"Wooden Textiles" convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don't experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.
Beautifully and uniquely designed by Belgium Architecture/ Studio Job this giant loft (± 1100m ², with 660m² habitable) is spread over two floors with large terraces and roof garden in popular district Zurenborg.
Casa do Conto arts&residence, is a boutique hotel located in Porto, Portugal, designed by the architectural office Pedra Líquida. The hotel’s design combines contemporary spirit with lush interior finishes, giving life to a beautiful nineteenth century house through a restoration process.
The Dinder House: a conversion of a Regency-era property into a contemporary family home, was designed by Isle Crawford. A key element of the re-design was functionality – ensuring the home could be fully utilized by the family who occupies it (including four young boys).
This classic beach-side cabin in the charming Provincetown, Massachusetts has all the elements of a beach house and a cozy cabin in the woods. Mixing rustic furnishings with black and white modern accents, the cabin has a very stripped bare feel, making for an eclectic and unique interior.
Patrick Jouin and Jouin Manku redesigned the interior space of an old Saint-Lazare priory, creating a hotel and a restaurant.
The Haas Brothers (b. 1984), Nikolai and Simon, studied stone carving and construction under their father in their hometown of Austin, TX for many years. After being approached by friends who had heard they were adept builders, Nikolai and Simon began working together on small design and construction projects.
A harmonious transition between art, design and functional objects makes Wenes live/work space stand out. Couple Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building and a 1970s building into one, making it their residential home and a public art gallery.
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.