A chair becomes a sofa, and a sofa becomes a chair. Whenever I see it the beauty of the simple geometrical structure and its repetition always fascinates me. SOFA_XXXX is made of just 4 different lengths of sticks, rings and joints. The parts on their own don’t seem to be special, but when put together in a regular pattern their beauty appears. It can be contracted, which makes it easier for transportation. While contracted it can be even used as a chair. When you saw SOFA_XXXX, you might have thought it is an art piece. However he prefers to focus on our daily life rather than making an art. They chose to use plastic injection molding. And you can click in to build it up. It consists of only 8 elements, you can make many shapes. Examples; Sofa, Stool, Table and Bench etc. via openhousebcn
sábado, 11 de mayo de 2013
martes, 7 de mayo de 2013
For close to 25 years, decorative-arts dealers Laurence and Patrick Seguin have championed the work of a handful of French modernists. The couple’s home is a tribute to their shared passion.via architecturaldigest
Husband-and-wife design dealers Patrick (left) and Laurence Seguin stand in their Paris living room, among some of their best-loved possessions. Under the Richard Prince nurse painting, an Alexander Calder mobile rests on a Charlotte Perriand/Ateliers Jean Prouvé table. The silkscreen (far left) is by Andy Warhol, and a Jean-Michel Basquiat pastel is displayed on the far right. The settee and chairs are by Pierre Jeanneret, and the cocktail table is another Perriand/Prouvé creation.
Prouvé Standard school chairs surround the dining room’s Jeanneret conference table; the shelves are by Perriand/Prouvé, and the parquet de Versailles floor is 18th century.
Patrick's study features a wall of artworks by Richard Kern, David Noonan, Sam Durant, Carol Bove, and others; Jeanneret and Perriand designed the desk and swivel chair, while the lounge chair is by Prouvé.
lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013
Herve Van der Straeten was born in 1965 and is an independent artist-designer. Having first become known for his jewelry creations, Van der Straeten has since gained worldwide recognition for his collections of furniture and lighting, which have now become his main activity. Van der Straeten's furniture and lighting are instantly recognizable from the way that contrasting materials, bold variations of form, defiant volumes are pure, elegant lines are combined with perfect proportions. The great precision and meticulous attention to detail with how the pieces are made, are also clearly tangible. As well as, having his own gallery in Paris, which displays a selection of both his unique and limited edition pieces, Van der Straeten designs and makes everything in his own dedicated bronze and cabinet making workshops. The artist-designer is also known for his projects with a number of French luxury houses, specialized in glass and porcelain, as well as, for his work with the cosmetics and fragrance industry. Van der Straeten has received numerous awards from the French Government during his career, including most recently the L'Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Herve Van der Straeten joined Ralph Pucci in 2007. via ralphpucci
sábado, 4 de mayo de 2013
Designer Rick Owens moved from California to Paris a decade ago, bringing his signature blend of glamour and grunge to the namesake fashion and furniture lines he launched there—and inspiring legions of fans and imitators. An exclusive look inside his Paris home.via thewallstreetjournal