Alexander McQueen flagship shop is located on Melrose Avenue and is the latest in a recent expansion by McQueen, which has seen William Russell designed stores opening in Las Vegas, Moscow, Bahrain, Osaka and Vilnius.
Visitors to the store are greeted by the feet and legs of a large sculpture by Robert Bryce Muir, entitled ‘Angel of the Americas’, suspended through a skylight above the entrance. With his head and shoulders outside the store, the figure appears to be levitating.
Photos by Benny Chan
Be it mini bathroom or guest WC, in tiny areas there is no need to do without functional design. Now, Alape has added two new models to its range of tiny wash areas. XS has a rectangular basin, XXS is oval shaped. The basin, which in relation to its size is particularly deep, offers enough room for the user to wash his hands and a concealed opening on the left or right side panel; unexpected storage space for toiletries or guest towels.
XS, XXS, by Alape
VIP Centre Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Concrete
Interpolis Office, by Ontwerpgroep Trude Hooykaas
As a caterer for upmarket parties, Maison Van Den Boer, is one of the best known in Holland. The Amaison shop is conceived like grandma’s kitchen, sample the flavours as you watch food being prepared. We like the way in which a single geometric element is repeated throughout the Shop.
Amaison, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Concrete
A concept by Industrial Facility that really should be put into production.
Micro-Kitchen, by Industrial Facility, for Whirlpool
An interesting blend of the traditional and current objects like Tom Dixon lamps and Bisazza mosaics.
Pearls & Caviar, Abu Dhabi, UAE, by Concrete
‘Erwin Hauer is one of the most creative and important artists working in the three-dimensional idiom during the second half of the twentieth century. He is a sculptor’s sculptor, a creator of flawless form that dazzles those who toil in this world. But that alone is not his achievement. He is an artist of wide breadth, who has been a perpetual student, investigating those new realms where his work carried him, always adding to what he has already developed…..his geometric and architectural sculptures cannot be overestimated for their effect upon architechs and countless Yale students who carried his thinking and forms into the world, affecting even larger groups.’
Elliot Offner, Smith College
Hauer worked with Florence Knoll on the Look Magazine office (1960), designing perforated and light-diffusing architectural surfaces. Originally developed in 1950, Continua screens were made of masonry materials painstakingly cast in complex molds.
Erwin Hauer continues his work as a sculptor and is Professor emeritus at the Yale University School of Art. Much of his work has been forgotten or lost.
Partitions and Screens, by Erwin Hauer, for Erwin Hauer
Buy the Book: Erwin Hauer: Continua-Architectural Screen and Walls