Archive for 2017

The new design of a Camper boutique in Tokyo

The Japanese architects of the Schemata Architects studio have created a brand-new functional yet minimalist design for a Camper boutique in Tokyo. They are part of a global current design movement committed to exploring new ways of considering space, living and recycling: one that has brought forth a straightforward urban aesthetic. We developed the idea in the “Urban Rough” concept of the FRONT theme of our Autumn/Winter 18-19 Influences and Design book.

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The Javornik Distillery

Where an old 19th century farmhouse once stood in the village of Javornik in the Czech Republic, architects of the ADR studio created a new space for the Javornik distillery. The creators of this site that combines tradition and modernity have redesigned it to preserve its original charms and assets, while adding a touch of design by using raw materials with clean lines.

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When wooden pallets shape responsible design

What if the best way to invent tomorrow’s design was to reuse yesterday’s materials to create new ones? This is the responsible approach chosen by the Korean design studio Craft Combine which, with its chairs made from used wooden pallets, is in line with the upcycling movement that is followed by many committed designers.

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Refik Anadol plunges us into a parallel universe

On the initiative of the artist Refik Anadol, the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, at the end of March offered an immersion in an experimental world conducive to dreaming. Christened “Infinity Room”, his sound and visual installation immerses visitors in an artificial world that evokes a parallel universe beyond the physical.

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