Architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty keep offices in Paris and Marrakech—which is probably why they are experts in blending Eastern and Western architecture.
Working on luxury projects for the likes of the Hermes family, their firm Studio KO designed this minimalist mountain lodge in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Blocked prisms, earth tones and exotic textures mark the home, which they’ve dubbed Villa E.
Since their recent show at Libby Sellers Gallery in London, Hunting & Narud have been on our radar as designers to watch. Their 'The Copper Mirror Series' at Design Maimi/ Basel caught the attention of our design advisor and makes our list for design highlights of the fair.
The DeTnk Design Advisor has spent the past days scouting Design Miami/ Basel in search of works to add to your collection. Throughout the next week we will feature designers that stood out amongst the sea of work in Basel.
The first designer recommended by our advisor is Anton Alvarez.
The exhibition EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design, one of the central projects celebrating the 150th anniversary of the MAK, sparks an inspired and inspiring confrontation between the richly traditional MAK Collection and the contemporary design avant-garde.
The Haas Brothers' 'Beast Series' is the first recommendation from a new series, The DeTnk Design Advisory. This series will consult the DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report alongside leaders in the design industry to recommend designs that are coming on the market.
Our last emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is objects that have extraordinary provenance.
While storytelling has become an increasingly important feature of contemporary design, twentieth-century works have their stories to tell too, such as the Trapèze table (1954-56) by Jean Prouvé.
Today's emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is objects that exist between sculpture and design.
Art Deco’s investigation of the sculptural possibilities of the machine age carried from architecture and sculpture through to domestic furniture and started a formal dialogue that stretched the length of the twentieth century.
Today's emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is Exchange Between East and West; from the meticulous embroidery and trompe l’oeil of Danful Yang’s Packing Me Softly stools, to the beautifully balanced kinetic energy of Reinier Bosch’s Hurricane and Skirt tables, to the fine porcelain of Bouke de Vries’s knowing modern figurines, Chinese craftsmanship brings a refined edge to contemporary design.
Design Miami/ Basel returns with a gallery program that balances contemporary practice at its most cutting edge with strong historic works by some of the world’s leading designers and craft ateliers.
London Festival of Architecture (LFA), the annual, city-wide celebration of the capital’s buildings and landmarks, returns for the entire month of June with over 200 activities stretching across every corner of London.