• Allyson Pereyra

    Born and raised in the concrete jungle of NYC, Allyson is passionate about languages—she speaks, reads and writes in five. She has a double degree in art history and communication and currently lives and works in the South of France.

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    Design professionals and design lovers enjoyed this year’s 2018 Design Post KÖLN, a showroom for home design inspiration. The event is highly focused on consulting among retailers, architects, clients and project owners who come to explore new interior design trends in an innovative and interactive environment. Design...

    Once again IMM Cologne highlighted up-and-coming designs and designers. The Pure Talents Contest is a competition that promotes the work and talent of young, international designers who are still studying or graduated within the last three years. Here, you can find works that are experimental, provocative and...

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    Since our 2017 reports on green materials, IMM Cologne has kickstarted this year with a host of interesting organic materials for both architecture projects and design products. Several eco-conscious brands participate in the movement for a greener future by manufacturing organic construction materials. BioMASON has...

    Swedish design studio Front collaborated with GAN Rugs on Parquet, a collection of beautifully designed geometric rugs that evoke Scandinavian colors and shapes with a puzzle-like, three-dimensional pattern. The lively rugs were featured at the 2018 IMM Cologne. We spoke with Front designer Sofia Lagerkvist to learn...

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    At Beirut Design Week 2017, Lebanese designer Nathalie Harb’s The Silent Room responded to the need for a unique space of tranquility in a noise-polluted city. Located in an empty parking lot by a busy highway bridge in an industrial neighborhood of Beirut, the bright pink, wooden-planked structure is open to the...

    The United Arab Emirates projects establishing a functioning Martian colony within the next hundred years with its Mars 2117 Strategy. The Mars Science City will be a vast simulation space that realistically replicates the environment and atmosphere of planet Mars in the Emirates desert. It will feature laboratories...

    The lively, luxurious and ultramodern city of Dubai will once again house a world’s first: the Wasl Tower. Construction began in 2016 and, once completed, it will become the world’s tallest building to feature a ceramic facade, reaching 300 meters high. Commissioned by the Wasl Asset Management Group, UNStudio...

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    Saudi Arabia held its 9th edition of the international design trade show, Decofair, on November 6-9th. There were 120 exhibitors from all furniture and design sectors. One such exhibitor, Jeddah-based Distretto Design, was a particular standout. The unique contemporary furnishing retailer and corporate interior...

    This year at Batiment, the bi-annual construction fair in Paris, products in the innovation sector are revolutionizing the way we build.   Augmented Reality   AR technology can assist professionals in space planning and design visualization. Cover Augmented Reality by Cover Group and DIVENT’ by Kostum give customers the...

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    In Bandung, Indonesia, 2000 upcycled ice cream buckets illuminate the façade of a micro-library with an aura of natural light, creating a floating effect. The project was completed in 2016 by rising architecture and urban design practice SHAU as part of a larger-scale effort to bring libraries closer to their...

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