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Design: The Week in Review 04/08/14

Anna Coe - Monday, August 04, 2014

A. Oto Arquitectos blends Fogo Island Park HQ with volcanic landscape [via DesignBoom]

B. Chilean beach pavilion house is a private Pacific escape [via TheCoolist]

C. Versailles to get first new permanent sculpture in 300 years [via FastCoDesign]

D. Palm by StudioPepe [via Trendland]

E. Generic plastic bubble wrap transformed into mini goldfish bowls by Daisuke Akiyama [via Colossal]

F. A Japanese artist launches plants into space [via Tmagazine]

Temple of Agape by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan

Ashley Ropati - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Illuminant in neon pinks and acidic brights, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have created their very own hub of psychedelic signage. The installation, which celebrates "love in all its forms" has been created by the design duo for London's Festival of Love, a cultural event taking place in London's Southbank Centre. Entitled 'Temple of Agape' the work features a pitched wooden roof and is adorned in neon motifs, including a famous quote from Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jnr. reading "I have decided to stick with love". The temple is dressed in brightly coloured masking tape and employs natural light to create an internal dappled light effect.

Via Dezeen. 

Disparate bus stops in Krumbach Austria

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dotted throughout the Austrian countryside in the Krumbach region are a series of custom designed bus stops conceived by a contingent of international designers. The structures include a glass enclosed version by Smiljan Radic Desings, an exposed staircase amongst a field a slender posts by Sou Fujimoto, a cantilevered two-level box design by Rintala Eggertsson, a folded steel shelter by Vylder Vinck Taillieu and a visually chaotic timber rendition by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu. 

Via Designboom  

The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Explosion is a new interactive cabinet by designer Sebastian Errazuriz. At first glance the piece sits as a tidy, traditional credenza, however with a gentle push or pull the cabinet can be opened right out - as though it is exploding. 

The mechanics behind the design took Errazuriz a year to perfect, despite starting with a cabinet maker's oldest trick, the sliding dovetail. 

Explosion will be on display at Errazuriz's solo show: Look Again.

Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant in Stockholm

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Djurgarden shipyard in Stockholm has recently become home to the Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant - a light and airy dining space that offers views over the harbour. With a building design by Mats Fahlander and Agneta Petterson, the lofty interior is best described as one of nordic minimalism using only locally sourced furnishings. The restaurant's decor exhibits an undeniably nautical theme with modern scandinavian flair. 

Via Trendland

The Bunkie cabin by 608 Design Studio

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 28, 2014

With the only requirement being that you own the land, The Bunkie is a prefabricated space that can be deposited at any desired location with all the plumbing and electricity requirements seen to by the installation team. The Bunkie featured is one designed by 608 Design Studio featuring floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in. The cabin also houses a fold down bed, space enough for a dining table or desk, a fireplace, shelves and wall space for a flat screen TV if desired. With an installation that necessitates only a few days at most, this is the perfect solution for anyone who desires their own sense of place.

Via Airows


Shoemaker Chair by Martin Azua

Anna Coe - Friday, July 25, 2014

The Shoemaker chair by designer Martin Azua quite literally takes its inspiration from a shoe, and the way they're utilised. "Objects are usually true to some schemes and they find their identity in some pre-established premises. This chair claims its personality as a shoe and requires the care of a shoe. Often objects, as people, have problems to be what they really are" notes Azua. 

Constructed from a single piece of leather, the chair can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the eyelets on the back and sides of the chair. 

Via Mocoloco.

Bea Bed & Breakfast in Belgium

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 25, 2014

The fashionable seaside town of Knokke-le Zoute in Belgium is home to interior shop Bea Items and sister accomodation Bea Mombaers. The stylish bed and breakfast features eclectic furnishings from the store with a backdrop of raw walls and stone floors. 

Via Trendland

Rocha apartment by CaSA

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colombo and Serboli Architecture have recently completed this playful renovation on a Barcelona holiday apartment. The space  features minimal furniture and a subdued colour palette, combined with linear structures that are used as subtle room separators. 

Via dezeen.

Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland