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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK: HIGHLIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK: HIGHLIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

EXPLORING CLERKENWELL’S CHURCHES, PRISONS & NIGHTCLUBS WITH A DESIGN TWIST: The eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week has certainly proven itself as a highlight of London’s design calendar for 2017. Once again focused on celebrating and highlighting the innovation and creativity stemming from London’s historic Clerkenwell quarter, CDW was home to over 250 exhibitors, spanning across more than 90 showrooms and six exhibition venues. [caption id="attachment_5654" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Andy Hendry[/caption] The event also featured ten installations that blurred the line between design and art, along with a series of workshops, walks and talks that further showcased the best of new British and international design. We’ve gone through the whole festival and were thrilled to pick up some delightful new products, innovative designs...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: TYPOGRAPHY BY PHILIPPE APELOIG

THE CELEBRATED DESIGNER CREATED STUNNING PLATE DESIGNS FOR LA MANUFACTURE DE SÈVRES: Philippe Apeloig once designed a scarf for Hermès in 2014, using the page layout of “Fragments d’un discours amoureux” (A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments” by Roland Barthes, arriving at a brilliant geometrical pattern. Thus, he is well acquainted with the abstraction and reimagination of references that are both esoteric and ordinary. [caption id="attachment_5614" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: La Manufacture de Sèvres[/caption] If you are familiar with Apeloig’s dynamic posters and typography created over the span of several decades, you might be surprised to learn that his designs for La Manufacture de Sèvres don’t bear any lettering. Instead, he used the slashes and punctuation marks often present in his typefaces to produce three...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: VICUÑA BY LORO PIANA

EXPLORING THE WOOL MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD: The vicuña is one of the rare, smaller members of the camel family, indigenous to the Peruvian Andes. A long time ago, it was a sacred animal, revered by the Incas for its incredibly soft, sun-coloured fleece. Only Inca royalty were permitted to wear garments made from vicuña, with over three million of these doe-eyed animals grazing the rocky Andes at the time. But, as is always the case when the “civilised Westerners” come in, the Spanish conquistadors invaded the South American continent and discovered the beautiful vicuña with their precious fleece in the Andes. Instead of shearing them like reasonable men with an entrepreneurial spirit, the conquistadors took to guns and started hunting the...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: ARKET BY H&M

THE SWEDISH FAST-FASHION GIANT LAUNCHES A NEW BRAND: H&M has recently announced that they will be launching a new retail brand, called ARKET, a “modern-day market that will offer essential products for men, women, children and home”. Arket will be selling its own products along with a selection of non-H&M brands, and its price range will be higher than that of the group’s standard H&M figures. [caption id="attachment_5491" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Image Courtesy: Arket/H&M[/caption] Ulrika Bernhardtz, Arket’s Creative Director, told Business of Fashion in an interview that “it’s relevant to a modern customer to bring different brands together – under one roof, under one channel”. The brand’s ethos revolves around “timeless, crisp, quality and warmth”. Based on extensive market research, the creatives behind Arket identified a...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: LOUIS VUITTON X SUPREME

THE OFFICIAL COLLABORATION THAT HAS RATTLED THE MEN’S FASHION WORLD: Rumours had been circulating the fashion world about a possible collaboration between iconic fashion brand Louis Vuitton and Supreme. The idea was first posted by creative director Kim Jones on Instagram – quickly deleted afterwards, later followed by leaked photos from fans who kept track of Supreme. [caption id="attachment_5414" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: Louis Vuitton[/caption] It turned out to be true – the collaboration was presented during its fall 2017 men’s runway show back in January, turning heads with its stylish blend between Vuitton’s unapologetically French approach and the New York-based urban fashion phenomenon. [caption id="attachment_5415" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Image Credit: Imaxtree[/caption] Kim Jones considers Supreme to be a “massive global phenomenon,” according to an interview...

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ON·ENTROPY’S MARBLE LIGHTNESS AT SALONE DEL MOBILE

NOW AVAILABLE AT GALLERIA ROSSANA ORLANDI FOR PURCHASE: on•entropy is a marble atelier that was established in 2009 in Athens, Greece and London, UK, and has specialised in an unconventional approach to the archetypal Greek material. The studio’s designs focus on the visual and tactile contradiction between being heavy and compact and, at the same time, vulnerable, fragile and even translucent. [caption id="attachment_5388" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: on•entropy[/caption] This is, in fact, the brand ethos of on•entropy – experimenting with marble and its entropy, its diverse character, its transformation potential and inherent limitations. The result is always a physical manifestation of flawless craftsmanship through exquisitely intricate and delicate creations that blend marble traditions with contemporary designs. [caption id="attachment_5387" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: on•entropy[/caption] Following this...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: RICK OWENS FURNITURE

THE LOVE STORY BEHIND RICK OWENS & MICHÉLE LAMY’S ICONIC CREATIONS: On the occasion of Rizzoli’s “Rick Owens: Furniture”, a new book that celebrates Rick Owens and Michéle Lamy’s furniture designs, we figured it would be a good time to look at the remarkable pieces created under the renowned designer’s name. [caption id="attachment_5381" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Magic Mountain Exhibition, Chesa Planta Museum, Switzerland, 2012 (Image Credit: Adrien Dirand)[/caption] The book itself doesn’t just catalogue Rick Owens’ superb furniture, but it also works as a love letter from the designer to his wife and partner, Michéle Lamy. Ms Lamy has recently presented a series of pieces celebrating the book launch at Dover Street Market, along with her new jewellery collection, Hunrod – featuring golden nuggets...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: KELLY WEARSTLER HOME DÉCOR

WE NEED THIS WEST COAST MAGIC IN OUR LIVES: America is generally a cornucopia of incredible talent when it comes to design. In recent years, one name has made the rounds in the global spotlight, thanks to her global luxury lifestyle approach and norm-shattering design philosophy: Kelly Wearstler. Known for her artful yet edgy compositions and high-profile clients on the West Coast and beyond, Kelly has built an impressive brand, as an author, fashion and design influencer, decorator and muse – as described by Architectural Digest. [caption id="attachment_5339" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Kelly Wearstler[/caption] Her Melrose Avenue flagship boutique is extremely popular – and for good reason too. The interior designer hand-cultivates the curated art, fashion and design library, the artisanal furniture and decorative...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: LOBMEYR

THE AUSTRIAN DESIGN BRAND AT SALONE DEL MOBILE: It’s happening, ladies and gentlemen. Milan is once again the beating heart of the design scene this week with Salone del Mobile. There is plenty going on right now, from BUSTER + PUNCH unveiling new creations to Tom Dixon’s CUT taking centre stage, and yet the wonders don’t stop there. This year, Austrian brand Lobmeyr is bringing some of its newest glass pieces to Milan. Beautiful things emerge from this company’s 200-year-old tradition and work with great designers and artisans. [caption id="attachment_5298" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Metropolitan (Image Courtesy: Lobmeyr)[/caption] Lobmeyr will be present at two events during Salone del Mobile this week. Wallpaper* magazine has invited the brand to collaborate with German designer Sebastian Herkner for their Wallpaper*...

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