Design archive for 2012-05-05

MIA by Jean Nouvel for Emu

(7 years ago)
Milan 2012: these stacking metal chairs were created by French architect Jean Nouvel for the restaurant of the RBC Design Centre that his studio have designed in Montpellier, due to open next month, and they’re now in production with Italian brand Emu. (more…)

Lounge Chair Hirche

(7 years ago)
Von 1930 bis 1933 war Herbert Hirche Schüler von Mies van der Rohe am Bauhaus und sein Entwurf für einen Lounge Chair stellt diese Phase seines Lebens ganz besonders zur Schau. Obwohl er erst 20 Jahre später, nämlich 1953 entworfen wurde. Es dauerte dann noch einmal 47 Jahre, bis der Weg vom Prototypen zum fertigen [...]

The Arrinera Supercar

(7 years ago)
Evoquée pour la première fois au mois de juin 2011 sous le nom de Venocara, puis rebaptisée au mois de septembre Arrivera, je vous propose de découvrir tous les détails de la Arrinera Supercar, la nouvelle petite bombe de 650

999Bottles

(7 years ago)

One year ago…

(7 years ago)
 This time last year MVRDV architect Winy Maas was awarded the highest decoration of honour in France, UNStudio opened a pavilion in New York’s Battery Park and we revealed what it looks like inside Skype’s Stockholm offices.In other news, fuseproject launched a grating tool for making hot cacao that clips onto the side of a mug and West 8 completed a “Garden of 10,000 Bridges” that suspiciously seemed to contain just five.Dezeen readers were busy debating whether a library with shelves for walls would be constantly full of dust and also if its swastika-shaped desks were appropriate. They were also full of praise for a Puma store where sneakers appear to be walking up sets of stairs.Our most popular story of the week featured a glazed house that was rumoured to be the villain’s home in a Hollywood blockbuster and one reader thought a wooden house full of holes was something Mies Van der Rohe could have designed for the set of The Lord of the Rings.We also published the first of six artists’ studios to be completed on a scenic island off the coast of Canada. One year later three more have now been finished, and we’ve been reporting on them here.On Dezeen Screen we published movies about some of the best projects we’d filmed at Ventura Lambrate in Milan, which included an expanding plastic sofa and a series of vases and lamps made from recycled flip-flops.See all our stories from May 2011 »See our[..]

Interview: David Chipperfield on curating the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

(7 years ago)
Movie: in this interview filmed at the Italian Cultural Institute in London yesterday, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs speaks to architect David Chipperfield, director of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.Chipperfield speaks about Common Ground, his theme for the biennale, and gives his views on the contemporary architecture scene, comparing architects to “perfume brands at Duty Free, on a pedestal, singular and isolated” and says: “[Architects] don’t have common ground between ourselves and the public”.The Italian Cultural Institute was the venue of Friday’s press conference to launch the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, which takes place from 29 August to 25 November. Read more here.See all our stories about David Chipperfield »


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