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Szczecin Philharmonic Concert Hall

Jocelyn Muir - Friday, September 04, 2015

Winner of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award, the most prestigious prize in European architecture, Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic Hall is the eye-catching creation of Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga, in collaboration with Polish Studio A4. Its distinctive design comprises a series of adjoining gables which combine to form the roof’s zigzagging profile and constitute the illusion of there being rows of adjacent smaller structures. Perhaps its most prominent design feature, the monument’s ribbed-glass façade sees the concert hall illuminated against the night sky when lit from within. The interior is equally impressive where gold leaf adorned angled panels and patterns protrude from the 1000-seat concert hall’s ceilings and walls.



Dyed Wood Furniture by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges

Franky March - Friday, September 04, 2015

Artistic and colourful furniture made from dyed wood, the Engrain Collection by design studio Raw-Edges consists of a bench, armchair and console table. The technique designed in their previous studio, harnesses the grain of the wood to carry the dye right the way through the different sections of the timber which are then meticulously glued together. The crafty process allows for playfulness, while the result is a industrial piece with a unique, three dimentional twist.

 Via Contemporist



On Sale: Matisse

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Long-standing purveyors of some of the world’s most exceptional furniture brands, it is not often that one comes to associate local design showroom Matisse with the word “bargain”. However, in generous spirit and following on from a recent relocation of their warehouse, the fine furniture suppliers have pulled together a sale of epic proportions that will likely be the best excuse you’ll ever find to invest in that designer sofa, chair or bed you’ve been lusting after for years.

Offering discounts of 20 to 60 percent on nearly all pieces on the showroom floor including the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Tufty Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, among other standouts from the likes of BD Barcelona, Cassina, Classicon and Poltrona Frau; we suggest you make your way along to make the most of this excellent opportunity to invest in genuine, original design.

View the Matisse website here



Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Franky March - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects is a small shelter on the windswept coastline. Only 60 metres squared, it challenges conventional notions of size, and what we actually need in our lives. Consisting as one volume with kitchen, bathroom and utilities within a central island pod, it's an environmentally friendly dwelling where the rainwater is sustainably harvested.

 Via Contemporist



Sculptural Cabinet by Jeremy Zietz

Franky March - Monday, August 31, 2015

A storage unit doubling as a sculptural piece, the Collectors Cabinet designed by Jeremy Zietz is a thoughtful addition to the home. Made from American ash and brass the front section rotates outwards, allowing you to see the carefully carved inner walls and shelves. Its hull shape is designed to encase precious heirlooms or treasured findings from worldly adventures.

Via Contemporist 



Cuna by Agape

Jocelyn Muir - Friday, August 28, 2015

The Cuna bathtub by Agape is made of thermoformed Solid Surface, with a frame in tubular steel. Cuna is available in different colour combinations of surface finish and tubular frame. Its delicate rounded shape makes a contemporary bathroom statement.

Agape is available locally at Matisse.



Brooklyn Heights Home by CWB Architects

Deborah Raj - Friday, August 28, 2015

This Brooklyn Heights home by CWB Architects needed a complete renovation as the new owners were after a functional, tailored space to enjoy with their family members and guests. This meant doing away with the formal dining room in favour of a a connected space for hanging out and entertaining. The dining room ambiance is created by the Roll & Hill light, available locally via ECC. The addition of the Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner further enhances the space and is available locally via ClassiCon. Pictured last is the Lindsey Adelman Agnes Chandelier available here


This Brooklyn Heights home by CWB Architects needed a complete renovation as the new owners were after a functional, tailored space to enjoy with their family members and guests. This meant doing away with the formal dining room in favour of a a connected space for hanging out and entertaining. The dining room ambiance is created by the Roll & Hill light, available locally via ECC. The addition of the Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner further enhances the space and is available locally via ClassiCon. Pictured last is the Lindsey Adelman Agnes Chandelier available here


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Day and Night Light by Éléonore Delisse

Jocelyn Muir - Friday, August 28, 2015
Design student Éléonore Delisse created the Day and Night Light as part of her Design Academy Eindhoven graduation project. With a specially designed timepiece oscillating within a period of 24 hours, this lamp has the ability to rebalance our circadian rhythm. A dichroic glass rotates slowly above a lamp to create different colours. It generates a blue light in the mornings which has the effect of lessening melatonin production and stimulating wakefulness. In the evenings, a warm amber glow is cast which sets off melatonin production to make one feel drowsy and be softly sent off to sleep.



Nest Pendant lamp by Ed Linacre for Copper ID

Deborah Raj - Thursday, August 27, 2015
 

Taking inspiration from the honeycomb architecture of a bee’s nest, designer Ed Linacre created the Nest Pendant lamp for Copper ID. Made from interlocking bamboo segments, the design doesn’t require any glue whatsoever. 



Glass and Walnut Loft by CUT Architectures

Franky March - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Located in the heart of Paris, this minimalist loft combines natural materials with clean lines over two floors boasting a substantial amount of natural light. Conceptualised with the owners social life in mind, the large living, kitchen and dining are seamless, while a curved glass enclosure in the same space offers a secluded area with the transparency designed to make one still feel connected. Key pieces include the Hans J. Wegner Flag Halyard Chair from Cult, FLOS Aim Pendant from ECC and the Cabana Storage unit from Design 55.

 Via Yellowtrace



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