Carlos Couturier serves as creative force and is Managing Partner at Grupo HABITA which owns and/or manages Hotel Básico, Condesadf, DESEO [Hotel + Lounge], HABITA Monterrey, La Purificadora, Hotel Habita, hotel Boca Chica, and Distrito Capital lifestyle hotels in MEXICO. He also solely owns and operates Azucar and Maison Couturier in Veracruz.
Patrick Perrin and Stéphane Custot are pleased to announce the final selection of participants for the fifth edition of the Pavilion of Art & Design London. Bringing together an incredible set of 57 galleries from 11 countries to its prime location on Berkeley Square, PAD London 2011 promises to be the strongest edition of the fair since its inception in 2007. A rigorous selection process introduces to London the best dealers from Europe and North America within the fields of Modern Art, Design, Decorative Arts, Photography and Tribal Art from 1860 to today.
Inside Playful Minds at the Arts Gallery, University of the
Arts London,through to 28 October. Take a sensory journey into the collective imagination of Physical Pixels, from initial pixel to giant interactive installation. For London Design Festival 2011 the Arts Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in an environment that offers the greatest rewards to the most adventurous players; from plants that whisper to your touch and walls that shift shape, Inside Playful Minds at the Arts Gallery entices with designs that play to all the senses. Further information at: newsevents.arts.ac.uk/
Ideal Home at Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Through to 22nd October. This exhibition, organised as part of the London Design Festival and the Icon Design Trail 2011, brings together work by over 50 artists and designers made across 98 years from 1913 to 2011 exploring the increasingly blurred boundaries between art and daily life. Further information at: newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/ideal-home/
Last chance to relax at the Inflate Stand at 100%Design 2012
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Try finding all these orange products at 100%Design and more ! Last day today to see great products catch some great seminars and talk to some of the best designers around.
Last chance to see Paul Kelly one of the UK’s best designers at 100%Design today
Above you can see Carolina Calzada from Mix Magazine with the Olympic Torch designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of Barber Osgerby which was shown during The Colour Through Process Talk a behind the scenes look at their recent projects showing the importance of research and innovation in colour,materials and finish.
Founder & Editor of Decor8 blog; Holly Becker, presented a talk at 100% Design advising designers on how to create a successful blog that could enhance their practice.
|100% Design – BLOGGING YOUR WAY TO BUSINESS
Blogs are much more than a passing trend; with top designers and magazines blogging, it is obvious that those in-the-know want to be where their customers and potential customers are – online! Blogs can be a powerful tool to make meaningful connections with your audience and to build new relationships if used correctly.
VIDEO: IS DESIGN POST-NATIONAL? Ben van Berkel, Kenneth Grange, Paul Kelley and Matthew Butcher chaired by Justin McGuirk
A fascinating debate at the press conference at 100%Design which posed the question of whether design has become “post-national”. The 17th 100%Design festival has 13 international stalls, including new country stands from Chilie, China and Greece, a fact which might suggest an ever stronger sense of national identity through design.
The panel brought together designers and architects, including Ben van Berkel, Kenneth Grange, Paul Kelley and Matthew Butcher as well as leading luminaries from the world of design commentary Graham Jones, Chairman of Design Guild Mark and Vice President of Knoll International, and chaired by award winning design critic Justin McGuirk.
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Method are a collaboration between cabinetmaker Callum Robinson & architect Marisa Giannasi, Method Furniture – a reference to their ethos of fusing elegant, considered design with traditional, honest methods of construction – meticulously hand-craft sustainable hardwood furniture from their workshop in the East of Scotland.
On their stand at 100% Design you can see the Steamer Trunk called The Journeyman they made for and inspired by the Jean maker Denham.
Three lucky second year students from the Fashion and Textiles course at The Glasgow School of Art have again benefitted from collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and Bridge of Weir Leather Company.
2.30 today – GRUPO HABITA’s Carlos Couturier in conversation with Wallpaper* magazine’s Emma O’Kelly
At 2.30 this afternoon, attendees of 100%Design will have the chance to hear seminal design hotelier Carlos Couturier in conversation with Wallpaper* editor at large Emma O’Kelly.
Couturier is creative force behind the hotel group GRUPO HABITA. Internationally renowned for their architecture and interior design, the group has received praise from across the design world. Each of their ten properties are utterly unique and have received praise for their forward thinking design. The disparate group includes a transformed water purification facility, La Purificadoro, and the absolute epitome of 1950s glamour in the form of the Hotel Boca Chica in Acapulco. The group’s offering are all represented by design hotels, a relationship which dates back to the opening of the first GRUPO HABITA property The Habita Hotel in Mexico City.
Ultimate trendsetter and an integral part of a recent revival of Mexican glamour, Couturier considers the unifying characteristic of his hotels to be a forward thinking and a staunch dedication to continuous innovation. A design aesthetic propelled by constant reinvention, the hotels are the epitome of laid back glamour rooted in their locale. Drawing referential details from local industries from petroleum to sugar production, these are hotels that are at once contemporary and timeless, each the concentrated essence of their environment and the heritage of the country they are inspired by.
Couturier discusses “the client’s perspective” in The Hampton Room at 2.30 till 3.15 places are limited and it’s first come first served. Look out for the Despoke video that will go live following the event.