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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

This Week’s Curated Collection of Industry News Scent-infused mirror maze by Es Devlin fills south London warehouse: British set designer Es Devlin has created a fascinating Mirror Maze inside a former warehouse in Peckham, featuring the scent of an exclusive Chanel perfume. The space is divided into four rooms divided by oval portholes, and the final room is lit by red lights, filled with smoke and the scent of a bespoke Chanel fragrance. Devlin has created stunning stage sets for world-famous musicians such as Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, as well as major theatrical productions and fashion shows. The Mirror Maze is her first solo show, with its inauguration on 21st September and running until 25th September at Copeland Park in...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists

The week’s curated collection of industry news. Saks Fifth Avenue opens new Downtown Manhattan Store by FOUND: A branch of the luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has opened close to the World Trade Center site in New York, with interiors designed by London studio FOUND. Located in the renovated Brookfield Place Shopping Centre, between the World Trade Center and the Hudson River, it accompanies Saks’ flagship on 5th Avenue, which first opened its doors in 1924. FOUND director Richard Found worked with the Saks team in order to create a visual language that runs throughout the different departments. The interior design firm has previously worked on a variety of high-end projects, with clients including Selfridges, DKNY, Harrods and Givenchy. (Source: Dezeen) [caption...

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DECOREX INTERNATIONAL: 2016

The Renowned West London Trade Fair Returns with Over 400 Leading Interior Design Brands Showcasing the best of luxury interior brands for 39 years, Decorex has acquired a long standing reputation that has proven the test of time. It has grown and evolved into one of the year’s most important interior design events, hosting 120 new brands in 2016 alone. The exciting and innovative trade show will take place in Syon Park, London from 18th until 21st September, with support from House & Garden, LuxDeco, The English Home and The World of Interiors, among others. [caption id="attachment_2623" align="aligncenter" width="378"] Brand Van Egmond (Photo Credit: Brand Van Egmond / Decorex)[/caption] Decorex partnered with BCFA, London Design Festival and BIID for this year’s edition. It...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide Foster+Partners’ Apple Campus 2 takes shape in new drone movie: The unofficial drone video captures the construction of Foster+Partners’ Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, as the outer shell of the campus nears completion. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs asked Norman Foster to design Apple’s headquarters via a personal phone call six years ago. “For me, this project started in the summer of 2009,” said Foster in a movie by Cupertino City Council. On Wednesday Apple released its hotly anticipated iPhone 7, as well as an Apple Watch designed from swimmers and wireless headphones. (Source: Dezeen) [caption id="attachment_2514" align="aligncenter" width="936"] Apple Campus 2 (Photo Credit: Dezeen)[/caption] An 1884 Upper West Side townhouse built by Clarence True...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide Fredrikson Stallard to launch bespoke Swarovski crystal collection at London Design Festival: Crystal giant Swarovski is opening the doors of its glistening workshop for a special collaboration. Ahead of this year’s London Design Festival, it has invited design duo Fredrikson Stallard into the heart of its production process to create bespoke crystal components – from scratch. Dr Glenn Adamson, director of the Museum of Arts and Design, while describing the project, stated the following: ‘Glaciarium crystals are the result of decisive intervention, one that helps rigid materiality sing its unique melody’, thus drawing similarities between the duo’s practice and that of American sculptor Scott Burton. Fredrikson Stallard will open their studio to the...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Interior Designers, Architects and Artists Worldwide

The Latest from Interior Designers, Architects and Artists Worldwide Shanghai studio Neri & Hu has used wood-covered sticks and sandstone slabs to create a cavernous interior for a new cultural theatre in the city’s emerging Hongqiao district. The Performance and Exhibition Centre forms the centre piece of The Hub, a huge mixed-use complex near one of Shanghai’s main airports. “The interior concept draws inspiration from landscape to create a nature-like environment that provides retreat from the heavily built context and visual overload of contemporary culture,” said the team, led by architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. (Source: Dezeen) [caption id="attachment_2389" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Performance & Exhibition Centre by Neri & Hu, Shanghai (Photo Credit: Dezeen)[/caption]   Iconic fashion designer Tom Ford has listed his...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide

The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide Satellite Architects has designed a gridded structure filled with mirrors and vegetation for the entrance to designjunction’s event during this year’s London Design Festival. The London—based firm was asked to create an installation to cover the façade of designjunction’s Cubitt House pavilion – a 2-storey temporary structure in King’s Cross, which will house more than 100 international furniture and lighting brands during the festival. Designjunction will take place from 22nd to 25th September this year, during the London Design Festival. (Source: Dezeen) [caption id="attachment_2292" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Satellite Architects for designjunction (Photo Credit: Dezeen)[/caption] Unlike the Under the Same Sun exhibition, which has been highlighting the South London Gallery this summer, its counterpart But A Storm Is...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide

The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide With the ongoing Olympic Games in beautiful yet tormented Rio de Janeiro, the people often wonder whether this year’s greatest sporting event will leave yet another country with abandoned Olympic buildings. Avoiding the challenges around repurposing a structure after the Olympics (as was the case with previous host countries), the clever organisers of the Rio games appointed Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes and Officina de Arquitetos, in collaboration with And Architects to design the Future Arena – holding the handball games and up to 12,000 spectators. The venue will be dismantled and used to construct four new inner-city schools after the games draw to a close. It was composed with seamless deconstruction and reassembly, and...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide

The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide SOFTLab created a superb installation for London’s Festival of Love, a 2-part work titled Ventrical x 2 which represents the heart’s chambers as a manifestation of true love in its physical form. It also serves as a modern interpretation of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Garden of Eden.  The iridescent sculpture known as Ventrical x 1 was commissioned as a symbol of love in all its different forms. The entire light-refracting artwork hangs from the ceiling in double-height spaces on opposite sides of the Royal Festival Hall. The New York-based design studio’s superb installation will remain on view until 30th September, even with the festival ending on 29th August. [caption id="attachment_2144" align="aligncenter"...

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