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Marc Newson Orgone Lounge up for Auction at Sotheby’s

“The form is one that I was striving for when I made the ‘Lockheed Lounge’ but, in those days, I didn’t have the knowledge or the resources to make it.”
- Marc Newson

Designed in 1993, the Orgone Stretch Lounge, made of aluminium and enamel, is the second artist’s proof from an edition of six plus two artist’s proofs produced by Pod. Orgone is expected to fetch up to a million dollars at auction at Sotheby’s in London this month.

Orgone Stretch Lounge, 400,000 – 600,000 GBP, by Marc Newson for Pod.
Auction at Sotheby’s, London, UK, Saturday, October 18th

High Tea Pot by Wieki Somers

Initiated by the National Ceramic Museum, Wieki Somers’ take on the traditional teapot has become a real conversation piece, made from real water rat fur, stainless steel and – er, bone china.

High Tea Pot, by Wieki Somers

Grand Siècle, limited edition Coffret by Laurent-Perrier

Laurent-Perrier introduces a limited edition Coffret for its multi-vintage prestige cuvee, Grand Siècle champagne. The set includes a magnum of Grand Siècle and six hand blown Baccarat crystal champagne flutes. The design of the flutes was commisioned in 1965 to mirror the upturned shape of the Grand Siècle bottle.

Grand Siècle, limited edition Coffret, $3,100, by Laurent-Perrier
via: The Dieline

Postlerferguson Concorde Window Installation at Selfridges

A special window display at Selfridges by the design studio Postlerferguson. The studio made a 1:1 replica of a concorde jet engine using paper and foam. They based the design of the ‘rolls-royce/snecma olympus 593’ engine off a repair manual they bought on ebay for 6 Pounds.

Window Installation at Selfridges, by Postlerferguson
via: Designboom

Rolling— Boxes Collection by Adrien Rovero

A collection of ceramic boxes with cork tops

Rolling , Large, Small and Triangle, Limited edition of 8 pieces, by Adrien Rovero, for Galerie kreo in cooperation with the ECAL

Auction: Five Garden Chairs by John Risley

We are charmed by these very 60′s enameled steel chairs by designed by John Risley.

Set of five chairs, 1965, by John Risley, at Auction (Estimate: $5,000–7,000), Wright

Icon: Royal Suite 606 designed by Arne Jacobsen

In the centre of Copenhagen, on the sixth floor of the Royal Hotel, a single room preserves a microcosm of the definitive masterwork of Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen. Room 606 is the last surviving interior of the SAS House: an unparalleled example of modern architecture and design, completed in 1960. With the grey, blue-green colours, the wengé wood and a selection of the most representative furniture designed for the hotel, this room takes its visitors to another time and place.

Hotel guests with an interest in design are welcome to visit Room 606, when it is available. Arne Jacobsen designed the famous Egg and Swan chairs for the Royal as well as the lesser known and rare Drop chair. The room features other details like built-in makeup mirrors, radio and intercom system.

Room 606, starting at 1,295.00 DKK per night, by Arne Jacobsen, at Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Room 606, A survey of the work of architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen.
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Platinum Infused Face Cream by La Prairie

“The most precious metal on earth now empowers your most precious asset: your skin.”
Cellular cream may or may not work, but what works for us is the packaging. Is that a precious stone in the applicator?

Platinum Infused Face Cream, $1,000, by La Prairie
via: The Dieline

Ultimate Hides, Architecture as Holiday Destination

Jacqueline Wagar has hand-selected a collection of holiday properties that encompass contemporary architectural design, Ultimate Hides aims to promote great architecture and design through first-hand experience. By spending time within a property, visitors are able to observe & appreciate the use of materials, colour and space, as well as gain insight into the design process.

Design Destinations: Accommodation by Design, at Ultimate Hides

$365,500 for Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Sculpture

Rare molded plywood sculpture created by Charles and Ray Eames and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Design for Use, in 1944.

Untitled sculpture, 1943, by Charles and Ray Eames, Sold at Auction for $365,500, at Christies

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