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 Dezeen. (Read the full story: Dezeen)
GONE TO POT – BEAUTIFUL CERAMICS FROM COS:
Bridging the gap between fashion and design, Cos has partnered with Dutch designer Olivier van Herpt for a cutting-edge series of ceramic vases. Like most of the fashion brand’s commissions, the six-piece collection draws inspiration from the particular shapes, sizes and textures of Cos’ S/S17 collection.
The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate created the collection using a 3D printing technique, sculpting each vase in layers to form unique designs with alluring, random imperfections. Van Herpt seeks to reconnect manmade design with a human touch. (Read more at: Wallpaper*)
8 WORKS TO COLLECT AT ARCOLISBOA:
Back for its second edition, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Lisbon opened this Thursday at the Cordoaria Nacional, a historic 18th-century building on the scenic Rio Tejo. ARCOlisboa, as it’s known, features 50 exhibitors from Portugal and beyond, showcasing works by emerging and established artists alike.
Artsy has highlighted eight works to collect, from an evocative painting by late Arte Povera artist Mario Merz to a critical take on the “female nude” by Danish artist Nina Beier. (Read the full story: artsy)
MARCIN RUSAK ADDS TROPICAL VIBE TO HIS FLORA NOIR FURNITURE COLLECTION:
New pieces in London-based designer Marcin Rusak’s series of resin furniture, patterned with leaves and flowers trapped in the surfaces, are on show at Twenty First Gallery in New York’s Chelsea.
The exhibition – Rusak’s first US solo show – debuts a console, a coffee table, a sculpture and a wall lamp that join the Poland-born designer’s Flora Noir collection. These additions feature leaves of tropical plants frozen in the resin, while the older designs presented in London in 2015 include more delicate, colourful flowers. (Read more at: dezeen)
FORGET TREEHOUSES – CLIFFHOUSES ARE THE FUTURE:
Swedish firm Manofactory have literally taken housing solutions to a new level, questioning why we need to build at ground level at all.
Many animals, including birds, build their nests in trees, under roof tiles or in rock crevices above the ground.
Humans already build simple nesting boxes for birds to live in, causing Manofactory to question why we can’t build nesting boxes for ourselves – a simple house with several rooms, windows, and climate protection. (Read full article here: archdaily)
ZAHA HADID UNVEILS LUXURY APARTMENT IN MEXICO THAT HONORS ITS HISTORY:
Zaha Hadid Architects, one of the most venerable names in the world of architecture, has spent decades separating itself from other firms by designing swooping silhouettes and sharp angles into their famous structures.
Yet, with their latest project, a series of recently unveiled luxury apartments in Mexico, the firm’s bold aesthetic took inspiration from the very people who once laid claim to the land it’s being built on—the Mayans. (Read the full story at: Architectural Digest)
HOW TO FINALLY GET THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE 20S AND 30S THE RIGHT WAY:
Have you always wanted an interior design in your home that resembles the lovely era of the 1920s and 1930s? If so, what has been holding you back? Most likely, it is either the cost of the antique furniture or that you are afraid that you and your kids, and maybe even possibly your pets, will end up destroying the furniture.
Whether you are trying to transform your entire house into a home that resembles the years long gone, or you are just redecorating a few rooms like that, you are bound to spend a pretty penny. (Find out more at: designlike)
CHI WING LO’S SILVER TEA SET CELEBRATES CRAFT, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE:
Architect and designer Chi Wing Lo straddles East and West. Raised in Hong Kong and educated in the US, he designed for Giorgetti for two decades before creating his own furniture brand, Dimensione Chi Wing Lo, and home accessories range, 1ness. His work is borne out of longstanding partnerships with Italian workshops, bearing the hallmarks of contemporary European style while displaying a distinctively Chinese grace.
Invited by the Hong Kong Design Centre to participate in this year’s London Craft Week, Lo headlined a show at Seeds Gallery with textile designer Elaine Ng. His main contribution is a geometric tea set with a simple form that belies a complex manufacturing process. (Read the full story at: Wallpaper*)
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