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Model: 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

“This box contains a numbered, limited edition interactive model of Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard Street, designed to be taken apart and reassembled as a means of exploring the tower’s radically innovative design. The building will contain 145 residences, each with its own unique floor plan and private outdoor space, in a veritable cascade of houses stacked in the sky, blending indoors and outdoors seamlessly together.”

Limited edition models of 56 Leonard Street were never available for sale to the public, however one was offered for sale recently on Ebay.

56 Leonard Street Model, by Herzog & de Meuron, via

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Tokujin Yoshioka will exhibit Stellar, a new chandelier made from crystal at the Swarovski Crystal Palace during the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan.

“In 2005, I designed a futuristic chandelier entitled “Stardust“, which expressed a scene where moving images being projected onto the dark night sky by an infinite particle of lights. Three years later, in 2008, I designed a stool “Eternal“. For this work, I had an image of bringing down the star cluster and its brilliant beauty from the sky and sealing them eternally in the transparent lump. This year, I intend to create a star, descended from the sky emitting many rays of light in the space; thus I would like to name this work “Stellar”.
- Tokujin Yoshioka

Stellar, Swarovski Crystal Palace, Salone del Mobile 2010, Milan, Italy, by Tokujin Yoshioka

Conoid Bench by George Nakashima

A walnut and hickory bench, made in 1979, recently sold at Sotheby’s, has shown that demand for George Nakashima’s work remains strong and outstanding pieces bring outstanding prices.

Conoid Bench, by George Nakashima, Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium: $74,500, at Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Auction

Kenneth Smythe Synergistic Synthesis XVII Sub B1 Chair

The upcoming Wright Modern Design auction includes this Synergistic Synthesis XVII Sub B1 Chair by San Francisco based designer, artist and scientist, Kenneth Smythe, who creates work originating from evolutionary models of nature. His furniture designs are essential forms derived from complex theories; the nature of Smythe’s process renders each work unique.

Synergistic Synthesis XVII Sub B1 Chair, Estimate: $2,000–3,000, by Kenneth Smythe,
at Wright Modern Design Auction, 23 March.

Pleated Star Wall Clock by George Nelson

Pleated Star Wall Clock by George Nelson

The upcoming Wright Modern Design auction includes this wall clock by George Nelson & Associates. Pleated Star clock was made in 1955 from lacquered wood and enameled aluminum by the Howard Miller Clock Company, Zeeland, Michigan.

Pleated Star Wall Clock, Estimate: $2,000–3,000, by George Nelson & Associates,
at Wright Modern Design Auction, 23 March.

See more: George Nelson Wall Clocks

Saint Tropez Lounge Chair by Christophe Pillet

Saint Tropez Lounge Chair by Christophe Pillet Porro

Christophe Pillet will present the Saint Tropez lounge chair at the upcoming Milan Furniture Fair, April 14 -19.

Saint Tropez Lounge Chair, by Christophe Pillet , for Porro

Box in Four Movements by Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements by Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements by Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements by Ron Arad

A prototype of Ron Arad’s, Box in Four Movements has sold for $23,750 at the recent Important Design auction at Wright in Chicago.

Box in Four Movements, 1994, cherry, chrome-plated steel, by Ron Arad Studio, at Wright

Exhibition: The Design Circus

On Display is a great selection of design pieces that are “Made in Spain” in an unusual and creative context: the circus. Go deep into a space where objects explode, stay balanced or are chopped in a guillotine. The wonderful world of the circus offers you the most fascinating products. Different scenes inspired by the art of the circus in which you will have an extraordinary vision of objects. Enjoy a magical and unique setting, in which you will surely see the most mysterious side of the most global Spanish design.

The Design Circus, at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, November 12 – January 24, Curated by CuldeSac, via: Yatzer

Burj Khalifa Tower Opens in Dubai

Burj Khalifa Tower Dubai

With a spectacular fireworks show, the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa tower has its opening ceremony in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The 828 m tall tower is named after the president of the UAE and ruler of emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

MAD Museum buys Brajkovic Lathe Chair

Last year, Sebastian Brajkovic’s Lathe VIII was bought by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum for the recent exhibition Telling Tales – Fear and Fantasy in Contemporary Design, and for their permanent collection. This year, another international museum will have one of his chairs in their permanent collection. New York’s Museum of Arts and Design recently purchased Lathe V. The chair is made of bronze and embroidered upholstery.

Brajkovic’s first series of Lathe Chairs were his graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006.

Lathe Chairs, by Sebastian Brajkovic
via: design.nl

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