Moroso continues to collaborate with two leading names in Japanese design. To mark the opening of the new Issey Miyake showroom held this month in London, the brand has produced a range of sculptural ottomans created by the artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka. The series, tailored specifically to the space, will in future enter production and be included in the Moroso catalogue.
The name Brook references 10 Brook Street, London W1, the address of the new Issey Miyake flagship store, situated between Bond Street and Hanover Square in the heart of Mayfair, while the shape, in the words of Tokujin Yoshioka himself: “features the complex composition of facets that makes the form like a twist structure as if been sculpted.”
The partnership with Tokujin Yoshioka also continues. It began in 2007 with Panna chair, presented the same year at the Salone del Mobile design week, as part of a remarkable display created by Tokujin himself for Moroso’s Milan showroom.
Alignment / Graphic precision / Repetition / Broken Border / Linear
The collection combines Philippe Starck’s philosophy and design, the most high-tech innovations, premium materials and rigorous quality tests to permit S+ARCKTRIP to come with a global lifetime warranty. Continue Reading…
Icon reveals the nominees for the 2014 Icon Awards judged earlier this month at the BT Tower in London’s West End. The shortlist includes globally prominent architects and designers, along with emerging practices and technical and social innovators.
The winners – and the 2014 Icon of the Year – will be announced at a ceremony on 4 December at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. The winners will all receive trophies designed by Anton Alvarez, made using his thread-wrapping machine.
2014 AWARDS SHORTLIST:
Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, by Lacaton & Vassal
LSE Student Centre, London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by David Chipperfield Architects
Bonhôte townhouse, London, by AOC
Markthal, Rotterdam, by MVRDV
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, by Allies and Morrison
Tate Britain, London, by Caruso St John
Victoria Beckham store, London, by Farshid Moussavi
Another release this week from prolific Japanese studio Nendo is the extension of the 2013 Peg Collection for Cappellini. The new additions include a series of sofas, beds, low tables, corner shelving unit and mirror. The pieces are unified by their compact feel and wooden peg legs. Continue Reading…
Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design
The ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…