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
Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco goes beyond your average fish tank, these aquariums are professionally designed with real aquatic plants to create stunning natural dioramas.
Nature Aquariums from Aqua Forest Aquarium
Presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008, Milan, these two-handled fittings could be applied in the bath or kitchen.
Wings, by Mario Tessarollo, for Boffi
Not your usual retail space, a showroom for a crystal company in Tokyo.
Crystal Palace, Tokyo Japan by, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP