Off-White™ x IKEA collaboration Revealed!

 

Last June during the Swedish furniture giant’s “Democratic Design Days” event, a collaboration between  Off-White™  and IKEA was announced, At the same time Virgil Abloh, founder of OFF-WHITE, unveiled a redesigned IKEA FRAKTA bag with “Sculpture” on the side. After that a printed rug with ‘KEEP OFF” was also revealed.

 

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Where To Go During Dubai Design Week| 13-18 November 2017

 

Dubai Design Week has become the number one design event in the Middle East and is growing more and more annually. This year the program is more diverse than all previous years. I strongly advise you to make use of the large number of interesting talks and workshops. If you can, try to visit the Louvre in Abu Dhabi which will be officially opening November 11, 2017.

As for Dubai Design Week, it is a diverse 6-day program of exhibitions, installations, talks, educational workshops and more which will allow visitors the opportunity to discover and engage with design. The free-to-attend program will serve as a rich introduction to the design scene in the UAE, and build on the many events and exhibitions happening throughout the week and beyond.

I will list below some of my favourite programs, to check out the rest of the list go to Dubai Design Week website.

Downtown Design

November 14 – 17 2017

Dubai Design District (d3)

In its fifth edition, the Fair will take place at the Dubai Design District and present a carefully edited roster of established and emerging brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles and accessories. This is a great time to check out the latest collections for most brands.

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SSH Designs the Largest Children Hospital Project of its Kind in the World | Architecture

 

In 2016, SSH, one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, was appointed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public Works to provide a study and design for the new children’s hospital on a design-award-construct basis. The design was revealed by the Ministry of Public Works for the first time during the Arab Health Conference, with the project being undertaken by SSH in association with global architects HKS and engineering firm WSP.

 

Kuwait’s newest tertiary children’s hospital will be the largest hospital of its kind in the world. It features a total of 792 beds that will suit all medical needs and methods of treatment. The 300,000 sqm hospital is located within the Al Sabah Specialty Medical Area, in Al-Shuwaikh.

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Fendi Casa 2016 Collection | Luxury Furniture

 

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With several shows per year, we can’t but be impressed with the amount of beautiful and luxurious designs brands such as Fendi Casa come up with. This past September Fendi Casa released some of their nicest pieces yet. As you will notice, velvet has been a trend all year in fashion and in furniture. Which is your favorite piece?

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Maison et Objet 2016 Highlights | Slideshow

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January 22, 2016 was the beginning of Maison & Objet, a bi-annual design exhibition that takes place in France. I hadn’t been there in a while so I thought I would go and check it out this time.

It was less crowded than usual but still I was able to enjoy every single part of it. I will post detailed images of some of my favorite brands in separate posts. For now this post will include a general slideshow of the highlights of the show. Hope you enjoy them.

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GOOP Pop-Up Shop in Chicago | Retail Interiors

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GOOP, the beautiful concept by Gwynth Paltrow opened a pop-up shop inside the Waldorf Chicago. It will stay open till May 10, 2015 only. The shop includes home-ware, clothing, accessories chosen by Gwynth herself. The space is designed by Kara Mann. Enjoy the photos.

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Bisazza Launches A Handmade Cement Tile Collection | Interior Finishes

 

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In September 2014, Bisazza, a popular brand for luxury glass tile mosaics, launched a new cement tile collection. Going parallel with the new trends of reviving traditional floor patterns and colors, they crafted several collections and collaborated with famous designers to come up with a spectacular collection. During iSaloni, they added to the collection a line designed by India Mahdavi. The original collection included designs by non other than Paola Navone , Jaime Hayon, & Carlo Da Bianco.

Handmade in Tunisia, where cement tiles have been made for generations, Bisazza runs its own production. “The colors are more refined and we worked on the texture of the tiles to make them softer than the traditional version,” Rossella tells us. “They are handmade so every tile is different from the next, which I think is a plus. It’s not like ceramics where all the tiles are exactly the same, this one has more life and the texture is fascinating because it’s not shiny it’s more silky to the touch.”

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Quasar Istanbul By Marcel Wanders Wins At The European Property Awards | Hospitality

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Marcel Wanders has created a lovely image for the Quasar Istanbul interior design and has helped the resort which is due to operate in 2015, win several awards.

Currently under development and due to open in the 1st quarter of 2015, the Quasar Residences articulate the dynamic fusion of east and west in a city at the cusp. Istanbul will be home to this vibrant, alive and at the same time grounded apartment complex, one that represents a new era in luxury living for this cosmopolitan metropolis.

Quasar was recently announced European champion in 3 different categories at the European Property Awards. The project came first in both Turkey and in Europe in the fields of ‘Best Leisure Architecture,’ ‘Best Apartment’ and ‘Best Development Multiple Units.’ It was also awarded the first prize in Turkey in the fields of ‘Best High-Rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Leisure Development.’ The Project also won the Highly Commended awards for the ‘Mixed Use Architecture’ and ‘Residential High Rise Development’ categories, and picked up a further award from Dubai at the Cityscape Global Awards, for ‘Best Commercial & Mixed Use Project (Future)’ field.

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