Apartment 50 was designed by a group of students in the Masters of Product Design program at ECAL. The unit in Le Corbusier’s famous Cité Radieuse housing complex was restored by two enthusiasts, Jean-Marc Drut and Patrick Blauwart and the students were charged with designing and exhibiting objects for daily use in the complex.
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This renovated ancient stone house is truly stunning. The original elements that were retained provide a sharp juxtaposition with the clean lines of the new modern fixtures and furnishings. This crisp and airy dwelling demonstrates the standout skills of Swiss architecture firm of Wespi de Meuron Romeo.
This concept allows on the one hand the authentic conservation of the historic stone façade, which tells the history of the house and on the other hand, it generates zenith light for the rooms with exceptional light reflections. It would not have been possible otherwise to get sunlight into the rooms, in such a village structure with narrow streets.
The fact that Massimo Vignelli is no longer with us is something that has stuck with me. When I saw “Timeless: Massimo Vignelli” posted on AisleOne it made me smile. Vignelli’s impact on design is still strong and this collection of original and inspired works is proof of that. The show is up until April 18th, 2015 at the Okendo Cultural Centre in San Sebastián, Spain.
The poster above was designed by Mash Creative.
As a business and design model I have always been inspired by Ikea, however it has been quite a while since any of their designs have really caught my attention. Sinnerlig definitely has though. Designed in collaboration with British designers Studioisle. Due to release around the globe in August the collection features furniture, home goods and fixtures all made out of cork or a subdued palette of other natural materials and fibers.
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If you don’t have plans tonight you should definitely stop by the opening of Brancusi in New York 1913 – 2013 at Paul Kasmin. Since they represent my close friend Walton Ford and are a client of ArtBinder the startup I work for PK definitely has to be my favorite gallery. So this exhibition is just one more reason why I love them. This exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Brancusi’s first show at the Armory and his subsequent invasion of the American art scene. Hope to see some of you there tonight!
The classic 620 Chair Program originally designed by Dieter Rams has recently undergone a re-engineering. To launch the updated seating system the Vitsoe shop here in New York is opening a ‘620 Reading Room’. The reading room is completed with a curated selection of books from the Vitsoe neighbor Dashwood Books.
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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have designed a new storage unit for Magis that features use of some interesting new materials. Doors and sides of the unit are made of stamped aluminum and the purchaser can select from natural finish, black or anodized. You also get your choice of wood for the shelves, cherry or black ash. To accompany the Theca storage unit, the Bouroullecs have released their Steelwood Chair in a new galvanized steal and beech edition, which fits perfectly with the cabinet.
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Form Us With Love a Stockholm based design studio has created this wonderful new modular lighting system which is easily expanded to fit your space. The bowl created by the deep pendant creates a very natural spacial divider. The system itself is based on two key pieces, domed corners and straight panel pieces, which when combined are infinitely expandable. The pieces are made of molded polyester and fit together using small pegs and are light with LED bulbs.
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With a custom latis structure protecting the front, Casa Sifera is modernism and minimalism in all their glory. Open and airy while balancing that with deliberate privacy in certain rooms, areas and even angles. The structure was designed by Spanish architecture firm Josepcamps Olgafelip and was photographed by Pedro Pegenaute.
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This design by NEY + Partners reminds me of the Eames Case Study House 8 in California. House in Overijse channels the prefab and modular elements of the Case Study house with a slightly more industrial aesthetic. Where the Eames leaned more towards Bauhaus, NEY has been influenced by a contemporary loft aesthetic.
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Jens Risom’s prefab getaway on Block Island is one of my favorite examples of modernist architecture of all time. I previously posted about it several months here on campsite. When I originally posted it there were only two quality photos I could find, but I have discovered several more great photos in addition to the video tour by Gary Nadeau after the jump.
Area Bed designed by Alain Gilles is a nice simple way to separate the bed area from other purposed spaces with in a single room.
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A little more futuristic and stark then I usually like, the Taylor House designed by Paul Archer Design is a great minimalist dwelling. Originally a classic Victorian public house the architects only left the front and one side wall opening up the ground floor and basement to an amazing courtyard.
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The Glass/Wood House was originally designed by John Black Lee as his personal residence completed in the 1950s. The current owners purchased the property in 1990 and commissioned Kengo Kuma & Associates to do some additions and renovations to the property. Toshiko Mori of KK&A is known for his controlled and appropriate work on designs by some of the modernist greats.
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Pragmatica is a beautiful modern typeface available from YouWorkForThem. The typeface was designed by ParaType (ParaGraph) in 1989-2004 by Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Chaeva and inspired by Helvetica (Neue Haas Grotesk) of Haas type foundry.
Potence Picotante was designed by French designer Charlotte Perriand for Nemo. The original concept was conceived to help light Perriand’s apartment, the bulb can rest at any point along the steel arm’s circular path making it a simple but flexible lighting solution.
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Perched on a cliff above the ocean, Wind Dyed House takes its name from the ocean breeze whipping up the mountainside and altering the appearance of colors and materials. The walls of the structure were approached in order to not impede movement between rooms and indoor and outdoor space, as well as sight. This was especially important in terms of the view and also for privacy as the front of the house faces the road. Sitting in Yokosuka, Japan the house was designed by ACAA.
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A somewhat uncomplicated yet strategic exterior cloaks an interesting and open interior. Patchwork House by Pfeifer Kuhn Architects uses translucent glass panels on the ceiling to make sure the house maximizes the daylight.
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Perched on a hill overlooking Kobe, Japan this prefab module is an amazing contemporary cabin. Tato Architects designed this single volume two story residence with a glass walled first floor and a more protected living area.
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The Center Gallery at Fordham University at Lincoln Center currently has an must see show on display. graphic Modern will be running from June 4th until July 26th and is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. The exhibition was curated by Greg and Patricia of Display and includes works from Italy, the USA, and Switzerland from 1933 to 1966. Work is featured from many of my heroes, including Herbert Bayer, Lester Beall, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Fridolin Müller, Hans Neuburg, Paul Rand, Albe Steiner, Ladislav Sutnar, Fred Troller, Massimo Vignelli, and many more.