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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After the tremendous success Gucci has been having since Alessandro Michele took over as the main designer, now they are opening a new concept store in Florence which will also be serving pasta among other delicacies by non other than Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura of the Modena-based Osteria Francescana. The place is known as Gucci Osteria and located on the ground floor at the Gucci Museo , which opened in 2011 at the ancient Palazzo della Mercanzia. The Osteria will serve iconic Italian dishes as well as contemporary twists on classics for all-day dining.
I am not sure of their choice any why they went for such a loud green but because it’s Gucci, everything is allowed 😉 The design is very basic but nonetheless cozy and charming.
Gucci Garden; Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy; +39 055 7592 7010.
Gucci Décor is the latest hype to be launched this September by Gucci. The collection is very inspired by their eclectic fashion line.
From the images that are circulated, the collection so far includes crockery and scented candle holders that are produced by Richard Ginori,
Additionally, four scents for both candles and incense have been developed by Michele — Inventum , Fumus, Herbosum , and Esotericum.
In addition to the above, cushions and a range of wallpapers in silk, vinyl, and paper will be offered for those who want to make a strong statement with strong Gucci patterns.
Gucci Décor progressively roll-out globally in Gucci flagship stores, online at gucci.com and select boutiques.
Gucci notes that the décor collection will not have its own dedicated floorspace, but be spread throughout the boutiques “to emphasise Alessandro Michele’s notion that these pieces are simply another way to dress in Gucci.”
I have mixed feelings about this collection, what are your thoughts?
Check the slideshow below and share your thoughts!
The most anticipated furniture fair all year is the Salone Del Mobile, this year it takes place between April 4-9, 2017. The fair is complemented with Euroluce among other interesting events.
The Objets Nomades Collection from fashion house Louis Vuitton, enriched with 10 new items, will be presented during Fuori Salone in Milan, from April 4th to 9th at Palazzo Bocconi.
Created in 2012, the Objets Nomades collection keeps alive Louis Vuitton’s long tradition of beautifully crafted travel objects. Some of the world’s most renowned designers have since imagined stunning travel-inspired Objets, which have then been made by Louis Vuitton.
The limited editions and experimental prototypes that make up the Objets Nomades collection all pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past and add the defiantly contemporary visions of creative designers from around the world: Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, the Campana Brothers, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and, most recently, India Mahdavi and Tokujin Yoshioka.
Today, there are 25 Objets Nomades and 10 among them will be presented for the first time during Fuori Salone in Milano. From a hammock to a deckchair, from a swing chair to a foldable stool. Each Objet embodies the same ideals: a love of the beauty of fine materials, the possibility of forms and carefully balanced proportions, complex and meticulous craftsmanship, and close attention to detail.
LOUIS VUITTON OBJETS NOMADES
Palazzo Bocconi, Corso Venezia 48, 20122 Milano
From April 4th to April 9th: Exhibition open to the public
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm
A designer who hasn't been in the spotlight for her interior works because this is her first is non other than Nika Zupanc
who is well known for her product designs never the less for top brands such as Moroso and Moooi. I found out about her work back in 2010 when I posted about her feminine range of furniture.
The first think that attracted me in this project was the beautiful chair, I know it's not a new design but something about it reminds me of the elegance of the Harry Bertoia chair but with a more updated twist to the legs since it was designed in 2010 by Jaime Hayon for Magis. The cherry pendants were designed by Nika herself in 2009. The other details however, such as the sinks, were custom made for this project.
I am not usually a fan of strong colors such as black and red together, but here they work magically together. The rippling feminine details of the furniture are mellowed down by the strong black and red. This project is just beautiful.
Enjoy the photos and details below.
The new Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel has just opened its doors. Marvelously set on the Prinsengracht – Prince’s Canal – part of the city’s iconic ring of canals, the 122-room hotel is surrounded by the unique cultural scene and spirit of the lively Jordaan district and adjacent “Nine Streets”. The hotel was designed by non other than the famous Dutch designer (and my personal favorite) Marcel Wanders.
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Photographer: Richard Corman
Ralph Lauren commissioned the late decorator Angelo Donghia to rennovate and design his Fifth Avenue Duplex. For this particular place, Lauren was motivated by a “simple, almost primitive desire for clean, open space”. Donghia became one of his closest friends, Lauren liked his clean lines and simplicity.
Lauren wanted a simple retreat, a place where white was predominant and where he felt like he was “floating on a cloud”, thus the elevated level of the living room. The apartment enjoys beautiful views and a great amount of natural light.
To add to the simplicity, the herring bone wood flooring was replaced with a more simple pattern and a slightly darker tint. Materials used in the kitchens and bathrooms are now very sleek and modern with glossy surfaces and clean lines. Furniture was replaced, banana plants were discarded.
“There is no project without something very powerful behind it; a human reason, social, love. A vision. Otherwise it cannot legitimately exist. We cannot separate Mama Shelter from its genesis, a simple application of a vision and a story. A human story, an encounter, affinity, a deep friendship, people who love each other. This is the starting point for everything” says Starck.
Mama Shelter hotel was originally created by Starck and Serge Trigano of Club Med fame, his sons Jeremy and Benjamin, urbanist/ philosopher Cyril Aouizerate and hotel magnate Michel Reybier. This is the second Mama hotel opening in Marseille after its debut in Paris.
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