Elegant, austere and minimalist: Neutra is a suspension lamp made of two shell-like elements that encase the structure. It is a generously sized circular lamp ideal for contract furnishing or decidedly large rooms, with a diameter of 90cm its something to fill that empty space.
Neutra, by Ferruccio Lavian, for Kartell
“Taizo Kuroda’s ‘pure white’ reflects the colour of his spirit in the unceasing pursuit of truth”.
Tadao Ando. Architect.
“According to Japanese Kegon Buddhism, the oneness of the universe is the result of all the phenomena making it up fusing together. All existence depends upon the unification of opposites. Thus form exists only in relation to formlessness, the tangible only to the intangible; “something” can only be because there is also “nothing.” The moment the opposites are united, they become real. A shape derives from the moment formlessness encounters form.”
hmm – something to think about when gazing at these ceramics.
$1,500 to $8,000 by Taizo Kuroda
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
From mobile phones and restaurants, to a private jet and Ford concept car, Marc Newson has executed a range of projects in the past twenty years that most designers barely dream of. Born in Sydney in 1963, Newson spent his childhood in Europe and Asia before studying jewellery and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. After graduating in 1984, he lived on government grants while designing sculptural furniture and making it himself. His breakthrough came in 1986 when Newson exhibited the Lockheed Lounge, an elegant aluminium version of an 18th century chaise longue. The Lockheed Lounge became a media sensation and now commands hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.
Not your usual retail space, a showroom for a crystal company in Tokyo.
Crystal Palace, Tokyo Japan by, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
In honor of George Nelson’s 100th birthday, Vitra has released a special re-edition (limited to 1,000) of Nelson’s Pretzel Chair he designed in 1952.
Pretzel Chair, by George Nelson, manufatured by Vitra, via: Design Related
In July 2007, EPAD launched an international call for projects for the construction of the Tour Signal, which forms an integral part of the plan for Tour Signal, La Défense, Paris, France. Due for completion in 2015, the Tour Signal will symbolise the renewal of La Défense. The winner is Ateliers Jean Nouvel. The team has chosen to locate its project at the Porte Ouest to open up the La Défense neighbourhood to Puteaux.
The project comprises 71 storeys, forming a mixed-use building which brings together apartments, hotels, offices and retail premises in the lower section. It is made up of four blocks piled one on top of the other with atriums forming huge windows, each facing in alternate directions. These perspectives reveal floor levels which form balconies within each of the atriums.
Tour Signal, La Défense Paris, France, by Jean Nouvel, for EPAD
Chicago, like many urban centers throughout the world, has recently undergone a surge in new construction, grafting a new layer of architectural experimentation onto those of past eras. In early 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, in collaboration with the U.S. Equities Realty artist-in-residence program, invited Michael Wolf to photograph the Chicago cityscape.
The Transparent City by Michael Wolf
An unusual illuminated wall clock. Lacquered metal frame; two-part face with honeycomb structure in fibreglass and aluminium. Lit with 300 white LED’s; Swiss clock mechanism; titanium hands.
Pixel, by François Azambourg, for Ligne Roset