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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: JONATHAN FIELD

COASTAL FLUIDITY IN STUNNING WOODEN MASTERPIECES: Wood is often perceived as something rigid, not easy to bend or shape into something fluid and soft. Jonathan Field, however, takes this prime natural material and creates some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture that we have ever seen. [caption id="attachment_5757" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Jonathan Field[/caption] We came across Jonathan Field’s superb design and craftsmanship during our review of this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The objects stood out, a melange of sophistication and quaintness that is never easy to achieve. There were two resin and oak tables that captured our attention, in particular. [caption id="attachment_5760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Jonathan Field[/caption] Commissioned by a private client, the projects include LED lights which were hidden between the...

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS BRING 3D PRINTING INTO SHARP RELIEF AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU: The printed world isn’t flat. That’s the main takeaway of ‘Imprimer Le Monde’ (‘Print the World’), a mind-bending exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, where a striking selection of 3D-printed objects reflects the diverse and ambitious visions of designers, artists and architects. It’s the type of show that presents a myriad of entry...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: ARPER

COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: ARPER

SUPERB & STYLISH SEATING AL ITALIANO: Clerkenwell Design Week has come and gone, but the impression it left behind will last well into the next one. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite brands from CDW, but we’ve decided to save Arper for our #designpick. [caption id="attachment_5698" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Arper Showroom (Image Credit: Andy Stagg)[/caption] Arper is an Italian interiors brand that specialises in designer chairs, sofas and tables, catering to contract, home and work sectors worldwide. The company comes from the entrepreneurial endeavours of the Feltrin family, beginning with Luigi Feltrin, who founded a small leather manufacturing company in the 1980s – which later went on to evolve into Arper. [caption id="attachment_5702" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Arper Showroom (Image Credit: Andy Stagg)[/caption] Luigi Feltrin’s creativity and passion...

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. TREVOR HORNE ARCHITECTS COMPLETES 12-SIDED ART GALLERY IN SOUTH LONDON PARK: The gallery's directors, Martin McGeown and Andrew Wheatley and architect Trevor Horne had been looking for a suitable gallery space for almost a decade, before eventually discovering the site in the park near Vauxhall underground station. "As architects our first instinct was to make a gesture to the park and bring people in," Horne told...

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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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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. BEC BRITTAIN’S LATEST LIGHTING COLLECTION IS A HEAVENLY EXPERIENCE: Cascading projections of star fields and an ambient backdrop of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon set the stage for the debut of Bec Brittain’s freshly launched lighting collection, ‘Aries’, which draws inspiration from celestial bodies and light refractions. Minimal in structure, the series centres on glass prisms placed at each of the vertices of its...

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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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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. METAL GURU - GEORGE CONDO’S FIGURATIVE NEW WORKS MELD SCULPTURE AND PAINTING: George Condo is primarily known for distorted figurative paintings, where faces take on strange, abstract features, like two different eyes or asymmetrical mouths. His latest exhibition, ‘George Condo: New Works’, on view at Skarstedt’s Upper East Side location in New York through 24th June, shows another side of Condo. The artist was exposed to...

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NEW SHOWROOMS AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2017

THE 3-DAY FESTIVAL FORMAT EVENT RETURNS WITH NEW EXHIBITORS & INNOVATIVE DESIGNS: Spreading across multiple locations throughout Clerkenwell in the east-central part of London, Clerkenwell Design Week has quickly grown as a key event of the design industry and its physical manifestations in the UK. [caption id="attachment_5438" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CDW Presents: Aldworth James & Bond (Image Courtesy: Clerkenwell Design Week)[/caption] Home to a plethora of world-class design showrooms, the three-day festival bonanza will give its visitors the chance to explore new products, collaborations and installations from both emerging and iconic designers. [caption id="attachment_5445" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CDW Presents: Buzzispace (Image Courtesy: Clerkenwell Design Week)[/caption] Amongst the new names to grace Clerkenwell Design Week with their presence this year is Sven Christiansen, who will launch their new...

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