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
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Alternative hotel chain Living Rooms has announced its plans to open a 27,000 sq ft., 50 bedroom hotel located within five terrace houses in Notting Hill, London. The chain aims to reflect the free spirit and creativity of the area throughout the design.
The Laslett named after local Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the Notting Hill Festival is designed by Waldo Works who reworked the ‘typical’ hotel room concept, adding a more homely feel. Irregular framed art works; modern furniture pieces and the finest textiles feature evoke a modern lifestyle.
The hotel opens in Summer 2015.
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