Furniture company Arper have finally put the Bowl chair by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi into production for the first time since it was designed in 1951. they will only be making 500 chairs, I have no idea why they won’t go through a permanent line for this beautiful product.
Arper worked closely with the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi to produce the chair, basing it on the only existing original prototype and Bo Bardi’s design sketches. The Italian furniture brand shares the designer’s mission to place the person at the centre of her projects, and her idea that ‘man is the ultimate objective of architecture’.
The significance of this chair is the fact that it doesn’t need any mechanism, it can achieve movement from all sides on its own and only due to its spherical form.
Part of the proceeds from the chair’s sale will be invested in the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi’s social and cultural projects.
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Departing from their well-known glass mosaics, luxury Italian design brand Bisazza has launched a new line of decorative ceramic wall tiles for their 2014 collection; a bold, brand new collection conceived and created by Marcel Wanders.
The tiles use Marcel’s signature hexagonal shape, and come in black or white diamond and flower forms that can be freely matched, transforming walls into tactile and asymmetrical artworks. Innovative and daring, Frozen Garden is ideal for all interiors.
To wit: “It only takes one crystal to grow a Frozen Garden. Plant one with loving care, and watch Frozen Garden unfold before your eyes. Organic and wild, glass and ceramic crystals transform walls into tactile and textured universes. Run wild in a garden of your own.”
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Named by Wallpaper* as one of the leading designers of the last 15 years, Marcel Wanders never fails to impress. Since 1996 he has been taking the design world by storm. Mainly known for his product design for popular brands, he has made use of his talent in intricate detailing exclusive to him in his interiors. One of the most remarkable designers with a very distinct style anyone can guess a space designed by Wanders just by spotting it. This project, the Mira Moon Hotel, is no exception. Every corner was well developed and thoroughly designed while using pieces of furniture & products designed by Wanders personally such as the lovely Tulip chairs shown above, the restaurant tables, chairs, lighting, tiles, and bathroom fixtures as well.
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Back in 2007, it was announced the Zaha Hadid Architects would be designing the Opus tower in Dubai. The construction of the Opus is currently in progress, however Zaha Hadid was asked to design the ME by melia hotel (the first in the Middle East) and service the apartments to be housed within the complex. It will include penthouse suites with private roof terraces and will be designed fully by Zaha Hadid, the interior & the exterior. The hotel is expected to operate in 2016.
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It is all over the news now that Zaha Hadid Architects have been commissioned by the ArRiyadh Development Authority to construct the new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station in its capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
I don't really get the 'ship' idea but i am sure there is a valid reason. The interlacing structure and the lovely horizontally developed structure is her trademark and it's beautiful. This project should be realized by 2017 which is relatively little in time but apparently a condition set by the King personally.
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Fabio Novembre, the designer behind one of the most famous chairs, Nemo for Driade, designed the new Who’s Who store in Milan. The design was mainly based on body silhouettes, a subject very dear to Novembre and has been the basis for most of the products and interiors he has designed. The monochromatic interior emphasized the gigantic silhouettes yet allowed the clothes to appear prominent through their vibrant colors. The space is marvelous, the details are so intricate and beautiful. Check out the remaining photos.
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At 115,000 sq.m in Changsha, China, The International Culture & Arts Centre embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities. The central plaza is generated by the relative position of these separate buildings and offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet. In parallel it also stretches outwards to the neighboring streets with unfettered and phenomenal views across Meixi lake with access towards Festival Island.
The Grand Theatre is the focal point of the Changsha International Culture & Arts Centre. It is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats. Designed to host world-standard performances the building contains will contain all the necessary front of house functions, such as lobbies, cloakrooms, bars, restaurants, and VIP hospitality, as well as the required ancillary functions, such as administration, rehearsal rooms, backstage logistics, dressing and make-up rooms, and wardrobe.
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The Das Stue Hotel has been designed with remarkably distintive taste. With the joined efforts one of the most famous product/interior designers Patricia Urquiola and LVG Arquitectura, this hotel turned out to be a master piece. Characterized with stylish pieces designed by Urquiola herslef for top world furniture brands such as Moroso, B&B Italia, Andreu world, the interior is destined to be this beautiful.
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