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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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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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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. THE LANESBOROUGH CLUB AND SPA: The Lanesborough Club & Spa claims to be ‘London’s finest private members’ club’. There is no denying the utter plushness and commitment to hedonistic pleasures to be found in the sprawling 18,000-sq-ft space designed by local studio 1508 London. Tapping into this millennium’s holy trinity of fitness, wellness and lifestyle, the club and spa enfold guests in a cocoon of creamy...

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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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