These days, it’s a growing trend among large companies to assert individuality by arranging seats in harmony with the brand values and culture. When famous denim brand G-Star RAW has built new offices in Amsterdam last year in an industrial building under the famous signature of Rem Koolhaas, the choice of furniture came as a challenge.
Interbelic is the name of a surprising bar in the heart of Bucharest. Like the secret bar entrances of New York in the ’20s and’ 30s, the entrance is not clearly indicated. But as you enter, you are transported into a jazzy scenario like the ones from the mysterious gangster films, where they sip from a glass of whiskey in a decadent and very scenographic manner. The interior design is signed by the team from Lama Architecture Studio.
This installation is called “Snowflake” and was created by the designer Tokujin Yoshioka who previously worked for Hermes, for their window display design. This time, Kartell has engaged him to do this amazing project for their flagship store in Milan. He was able to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of winter and snow through his installation made entirely from transparent acrylic prism rods.
Designed by Nextoffice Design Studio, this flexible and unexpected house is a result of an well thought out architectural project for the narrow but deep urban plot given. The most visible and amazing element is the two-dimensional façade that can be turned into a three-dimensional one, option that came from the traditional Iranian homes to have an all seasons rooms.
Fine Fun Food. This is how you can describe this Catalan restaurant in Singapore named FOC (which means ‘fire’ in Catalan) that was completed by the design studio Lagranja in 2014. The restaurant displays the colorful, playfuness and vivid lifestyle of the Catalans and here is reflected by the ‘capgrossos’ which are the giant, white papier-mâché that float above the tables or by the domino tiles that are used as a finish for the bar.
Located in Bucharest, Romania,this amazing house is surrounded only by buildings that date from the 30′s and the 40′s. The owner bought this house that was built in the early 40′s with the purpose to rehabilitate it and enjoy living in the heart of the city.
New York-based graphic design studio Pentagram has designed the gates of the Super Bowl MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Pepsi, a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, engaged Pentagram to design a large typographic installation that spans the entire complex. In addition, two graphic sculptures and a massive four-storey high version of their trademark globe logo greet visitors as they enter.
Beetle’s House is the name for the raised home designed by japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori which is currently on display as part of ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ at the v&a museum in London. The small dwelling sits in the museum’s medieval & renaissance room, high atop its pillared structure. The design is clad in rich black charred pine beams that no doubt reference the colour of the beetle. This type of wood creates a unique texture that preserves the wood and extends the building’s lifespan.
The structure, like Fujimori’s other works is intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have
developed since the bronze age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state. this home is
designed to host an english version of the traditional japanese tea ceremony. It’s only accessible
through a small hatch in the floor which visitors enter from a ladder.
META-Project, a Beijing based research-design studio has recently completed a renovation for VANKE in Shenyang, China that infused new life into the dilapidated water tower in an exquisite manner.
This water tower is located in the campus of a run down military factory, formerly known as the People’s Liberation Army No.1102 Factory, founded in 1959 during the Great Leap Forward. Formerly one of the most important heavy industrial production bases of China, the Tiexi District in Shenyang is now full of miscellaneous industrial relics from that time period.
Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have been announced. From Norman Foster’s Atrium Champagne Bar in London to Norm Architects Höst restaurant in Denmark, this year’s winners won’t disappoint.
Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world’s top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company Kartell formally introduce a series of pieces designed by both new and known designers, including rock star Lenny Kravitz.
Although better known for his music, Kravitz can include designer on his CV, having founded his own studio,Kravitz Design Inc, in 2003. In recent years he’s been involved with multiple large-scale hotel projects, a collaboration with Swarovski and now, is collaborating with none other than famed design personality Philippe Stark on a new rendition of his Mademoiselle chair.
To convince a culture less than enthusiastic about the concept that everyone can be an athlete, the Maryland-based brand brought in HUSH Studio, who in turn hired architecture and design studio Marc Thorpe Design, to create an experimental retail space centered on the architecture of Under Armour—action, vigor and endurance.
Upon entering, the store’s dynamic architecture draws visitors down a long illuminated hall—designed to ready one’s retinas for the following room—to the theatre, where an exaggerated 270-degree panoramic film surrounds and engulfs the viewer.
Located in the new Jing An Kerry Center in central Shanghai, the space is the first of potentially many “retail theatre” concept stores for the brand
What originally started as a Chang Jiang 750 has now been transformed into a matte black cruiser that is sure to catch attention wherever you go. Minimalistic is the name of the game with this custom beauty. Bandit9 has upgraded a slew of components including the custom gas tank, rear cowl, disc brakes, curved dual exhausts, handlebars, LED brake light, and a whole lot more, but kept the bike simple and clean when it comes to design aesthetics.
Inspired by the dawn of the motorcycle, this 2-wheeler fuses vintage design aesthetics with modern day technology for a drop dead gorgeous bike. The vehicle is handmade by the folks at ICON, and features an EV system that is good for nearly 35 miles along with a regenerative braking system to ensure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle.
Here we have composed most creative paper-cut illustration Artwork to inspire you and let you see what other artists are doing with paper all around the world. Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. Now these days from complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design and it is expanding day by day. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.
Designed by Italy based Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the Jet Capsule measures in at just 7.5 meters long. Don’t let its small size fool you though. The vessel provides seating for up to 7, with a fully customizable seating area. The fiberglass constructed hull allows the 325 horsepower Yammar diesel engine to propel the boat through the water at speeds of up to 25 knots. The futuristic design was inspired by space ships, and even features a rooftop lounge bad for catching some rays.
In the UK, the Kids organization aims to help disabled children and their families in every facet of their lives, which is why this November they will auction off a series of dollhouses, designed and created by some of the top architects in the UK, to raise funds and bring attention to the critical need for accessible housing.
The Australian based design team have created an ergonomic wrist band. RearViz is an innovative Rear Vision Mirror, designed for the commuter, the athlete and the weekend adventurer. It’s effectively a wristband with a weather resistant collapsible convex mirror mounted on the arm, using an adjustable armband to keep in place. Because RearViz is mounted on the arm(the widest part of the body), it gives you the most rearward vision, plus it won’t vibrate or lose its positioning.