• Posts Tagged ‘art’

    It makes sense that the United Arab Emirates is bursting at the seams with artists and designers. Not only drenched in the beauty of white sands and the Persian Gulf, the MENA region is home to traditional artistry and creating with one’s hands. Artistic creation has always been an attempt to understand one’s identity...

    Tucked into Dubai’s bustling commercial district and linked to a rich history of traditional hand-crafting such as weaving, pottery, calligraphy and boat building, the home of the Tanween Design Program is perfectly placed to make its mark. Since it’s inception in 2013, Tanween has already become a major player in the...

    A year of hunting products for architecture projects has bumped certain brands to the top of your wish lists. Below, you’ll find online exhibition site ArchiExpo’s compendium of 2017’s most solicited manufacturers.   The Season for an Open Fire Focus, a leading French fireplace manufacturer for 45 years, made the list,...

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    Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

    The average art buyer or home owner looking to decorate a home can’t necessarily spend millions of dollars on an art piece. But it’s still possible to buy art by looking in unusual places. Mona Tranter, gallerist of Miami’s Tranter-Sinni Gallery, gave a talk entitled Investing in Art for Decor at the second annual ICFF...

    In 2015, artist and product designer Isaac Monté collaborated with Toby Kiers, a professor of evolutionary biology at Amsterdam’s Free University, to develop The Art of Deception, a video intended to create awareness of organ transplantation. His radical artistic manipulations of human organs earned him the Bio Art and...

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    Last month, ArchiExpo e-Magazine traveled southern Europe to scope out the hotel scene in peak season. We chose to skip baggage drop off and security check at the airport and went by bike from Marseille, France to San Sebastian, Spain. We had the pleasure of discovering a few wonders along the way. First stop:...

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    The halls of Olympia London once again overflowed with creative talent and design inspirations this September, as 100% London took centerstage. Among the emerging talents:   Textiles   Key home décor pieces and fabrics designed by Mairi Helena combine vibrant colors and textures, lending an instant burst of color to any...

    The 12th edition of the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles runs from June 30 to September 24 and is open freely to the public. During the event, ten designers compete in a prestigious competition in which a jury of internationally renowned designers evaluates their work. Among those competing is celebrated designer...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

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