Posts Tagged ‘design’

When Peter J. Lassen left Fritz Hansen in 1979, it wasn’t under the best of circumstances. He was CEO, and times were rough for the Danish furniture manufacturer. “We were forced to sell the family company – and in some ways of course it was a catastrophe, but it was also a new chance,” his son Joakim Lassen explained...

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In our high-tech society, studies show we’re less inclined to be social. Is that really true? Human beings feel the push to interact and are finding themselves drawn to public spaces. Perhaps the old-style town, based around a public square (think Italy), wasn’t so bad after all. As cities grow, a need for community is...

March—The southern Brazilian city of Bento Gonçalves hosted Movelsul, the biggest furniture exhibition in Latin America, parallel to which the exhibition Prêmio Salão Design took place. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke to three of the top designers:   Wood with a Pinkish Tone   Designers Mariana Betting Ferrarezi and Roberto...

Need inspiration? Here’s A plethora of vibrant events and design seminars presented by some of the best minds who discuss innovative projects from all over the world at the #SDW2018. The Singapore Design Week 2018 presented a variety of design, art and architecture projects in different venues spread around the city—a...

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British lighting brand Tala makes an artform out of electricity with its Voronoi III, thought to be the world’s largest sculptural bulb, measuring 40 cm by 25 cm. According to the company’s research, there’s no other sculptural bulb of its size out there. “We’ve already had a pretty busy start to the year,” Tala...

As an addition to our top picks of Uruguayan designers, ArchiExpo e-Magazine talked to Jessie Young and Emiliana Gonzalez, founders/creative directors of Estudio Persona to find out what they’ve been up to since then. “We are currently working on the new collection to debut in May in ICFF,” shared Young and Gonzalez....

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Stockholm-based design studio Note has become quite notable since its debut in 2007. Named Swedish designers of the year in 2015 and 2016, the studio is in full steam. In 2017 the company exhibited its 20x Sørensen Fine Leather, Weave—woven concrete tiles for Kaza Concrete—, hand tufted Palette rugs for Ogeborg and...

Ever wonder what the big deal is with minimalism in designing spaces? Scandinavian designers and brands offer insight at this year’s IMM Cologne   With everything instant and connected, our minds are constantly filled with the next step and our actions are nonstop. We are literally occupied in every sense, which is why...

How do you create a local design culture from scratch? For cultural players in the United Arab Emirates, the answer was two-part: launch creative outlets and build a design district. This systematic approach was wildly successful. In five short years, the Arabian Peninsula nation has made its creative economy a force...

We fell in love with Graypants lighting when we saw Murmurations dangling from a shop ceiling during the 2015 Design Week in Milan. The masterminds behind the brand and the active members of their team bend and twist ideas into perfection. Wouter Smit, general manager at the Graypants Amsterdam office, met designer...

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