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Kitchen by Naoto Fukasawa

Kitchen System, by Naoto Fukasawa, for MEW (Matsushita Electric Works)
Monograph: Naoto Fukasawa

The Chicago Spire by Santiago Calatrava

Inspired by small structures found in nature, the Chicago Spire, formerly known as the Fordham Spire and 400 North Lake Shore Drive, will be the tallest building in North America when it is completed in 2010. At 2000 feet it will be the first building to reach that milestone.

Chicago Spire, 1 bedroom apartments from $1.35 million, by Santiago Calatrava

Blå Station Babel Cocktail Table

Stacked up like poker chips, each ring is 95mm tall with lacquered tabletops.

Babel Cocktail Table, by Fredrik Mattson, for Blå Station

A Scribble by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Looks like a bad chair day.

Corallo, by Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, for edra

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair interpreted by Paul Smith

Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.

Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen

Vintage Joe Colombo KD 27 Table lamp

KD 27 Table lamp, (sold), by Joe Colombo, for Kartell at City Furniture

Metal Shutter Building by Shigeru Ban

This subtle “removable skin” echoes the neighboring gallery after-hours shutters, subtly contextualizing the building within its site. The building can literally become a uniform minimal cube, or it can open completely (as well as virtually unlimited permutations between). South of the loggia, twenty foot tall, upwardly pivoting glass walls open completely, thus blurring the boundary between the inside and outside – the double height living room and loggia become one. Similarly, a series of interior sliding glass doors create an open “universal floor” in each of the duplex houses – one vast and uninterrupted expanse which transitions seamlessly from inside to outside, or partition the space into private areas.
- Shigeru Ban

Metal Shutter, by Shigeru Ban
Via: Shigeru Ban

Kinzo Air, Office Furniture for the Bild HQ

Inspired by spaceships and jet fighters, Kinzo Air is a new range of office furniture designed by German architects Kinzo, The Trio just picked up a red dot award for their new office furniture system that kitted out the new headquarters of Germany’s leading tabloid and Europe’s largest Newspaper ‘Bild’., owned by publishing giant Axel Springer.

Kinzo Air, by Designer, for Kinzo

 

Converted Monastary, Now a Design Hotel in Maastricht

Located in the city-center of Maastricht, this renovated 15th century monastery of the Crutched Friars offers you a breathtaking synthesis of a veritable Gothic exterior with a sleek, dressed-down modern interior. Many innovative solutions for structural challenges (e.g. a glass elevator connecting the church to the monastery area) only confirm the notion that the sobriety of modern style forms a perfect match for a late-medieval architectural expression of religious virtue.

Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, The Netherlands, Chateau Hotels

Safretti Wall Mounted Fireplace

Gaya, a new fireplace collection from Safretti. This wall mounted fireplace can be a focus for your room, and you can take it with you when you move.

Gaya, by Roderick Vos, for Safretti

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
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A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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