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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Congo Couture Chair

Mattia Bonetti’s artistry flares up interior design First exhibited in 2014, this stunning chair is gilded in white gold, with aluminium and fine upholstery complementing this dining room centre piece. It can be found at David Gill Gallery and it’s just one of the many artworks that Mattia Bonetti has created as a means to bridge the gap between interior design and fine art. [caption id="attachment_2407" align="aligncenter" width="851"] Congo Couture by Mattia Bonetti, via David Gill Gallery (Photo Credit: Artsy)[/caption] Born in Lugano, Switzerland, and currently based in Paris, France, the artist is known for creating innovative pieces of furniture that are as much works of fine art as they are utilitarian objects. He employs a wide range of materials, often in surprising...

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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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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Sumptuous lighting from Hudson Furniture

Sumptuous lighting from Hudson Furniture The American furniture brand has been redefining the notion of art in interior design for ten years now, ever since Hudson Furniture Gallery opened up in the Meatpacking District as a concept design showroom dedicated to showcasing large-scale sculptural furniture and lighting, all of them hand-made by an expert artisan team inside a New York-based atelier. The company’s founder and creative director, Barlas Baylar, took his cues from iconic sculptors such as Brancusi, Noguchi, Jean Michel Frank and Ruhiman when designing his collections, constantly evolving new forms through the use of inventive architectural materials. The brand’s artistry and splendid craftsmanship even landed the team with the AD Greenroom at the Oscars project. [masterslider id="24"] But what truly caught our...

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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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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Richard Yasmine’s Ashkal Collection

The vanity hand mirror gets a contemporary spin. The vanity hand mirror draws back to an era of gentile behaviour, when manners were more refined and leisure was more abundant. Rich in patterns, often gilded and occasionally bejewelled, they tend to maintain an antiquated charm. However, Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine doesn’t think this has to be the case for his new collection. [caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ashkal Collection by Richard Yasmine (Photo Credit: Bizarre Beirut)[/caption] This new series, designed exclusively for the Sursock Museum and available to purchase in the museum’s own store, the Ashkal mirrors are simple, shapely and appealing to even the most dedicated minimalist. The word ‘Ashkal’ means ‘shapes’ or ‘forms’ in Arabic, and taken figuratively, it describes different types...

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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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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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The Latest from Designers, Artists and Architects Worldwide More UK design businesses are considering opening offices in the EU to maintain close ties with overseas clients in the event of Brexit. The finding came from a Brexit Design Summit of leading figures from the architecture and design sectors convened by Dezeen last week. The director of London’s Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, said there were concerns whether UK architects would be able to enter architectural competitions and apply for tender invitations in Europe after Brexit. The industry is still looking for ways in which it can help ensure the UK’s departure from the EU with minimal disruption to businesses and employees. (Source: Dezeen) [caption id="attachment_2070" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: The Daily Bell[/caption]   International architecture firm...

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Author: Coshamie Dutch design firm Studio Madiefsky has filled an Amsterdam bar with tropical plants and green surfaces in order to create a lush, rainforest-like feel. They designed the entire visual identity for Bar Botanique Café Tropique, which can be found in the Dapperbuurt district of Amsterdam. The bar itself hugs the long back wall of the narrow room and is adorned with patterned hexagonal tiles which are reminiscent of palm leaves. The studio also developed a custom typography for the venue on this occasion. [caption id="attachment_2012" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Bar Botanique, Amsterdam (Photo Credit: Maarten Willemstein)[/caption] Source: Dezeen   Ai WeiWei’s first major solo exhibition in Austria, at the 18th century Österreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum, includes a powerful site-specific installation in the courtyard of the...

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