Archive for July 8th, 2007

July 8, 2007

The great indoors award 2007

Dutch magazine  FRAME is among the initiators of this award, it has several categories (leisure, retail, work, public spaces)
but has a special award for the best Interior Design Firm of the year.

See more about it here.

July 8, 2007

Pussycat from the sky…

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Pussycat from the sky, I can`t resist you! Don`t resist me – capitulate!

This is the title of Katarina Puzic`s latest fashion collection shown in may in Belgrade. I count her among the most promising young Serbian fashion designers. Her work at Legend has done her good, as is evident in the first part of her collection in which she shows nicely cut, structured little pieces made of washed denim. But her “forte” is a special sensitivity to volumes and materials, which she combines masterfully.

July 8, 2007

Beautiful through movement in Tokyo

 

A well known Japanese designer Nendo brings a smile to our faces once again with this unusual concept of unifying beautiful interiors with the somewhat rough sport of rock-climbing, in the design for the interior of second branch of the ILLOIHA fitness club in Tokyo. Instead of artificial cliffs, the sportsman are invited to climb and train on an undulating wall on which frames and mirrors serve as finger-grips.

July 8, 2007

Big in China

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Project by a Dutch architecture studio BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) forPeople`s Building in Shanghai, China, currently buing built amazes by it`s complexcity and seemingly unortodox construction.

It`s finalization coincides with Shanghai’s “Better City, Better Life” 2010 World Expo . The building takes its form from the Chinese character for person 人 (”ren”) and combines two buildings (one symbolic of mind and the other symbolic of body).

July 8, 2007

Auberge de L`ill

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Auberge de l`ill

This is the latest project of one of my favourite designers, Patrick Jouin. He did the interior design for a three-starred Michelin restaurant in the Mountain region of Alsace in France. The owner of the restaurant is a famous chef, Marc Haeberlin.

The main design feature is a dining hall with semi-transparent murano glass tubes floating around the seated guests. This resembles the floating baubles of Jouin`s famous Mix restaurant in Las Vegas, but the effect is much more serene and in keeping with the Alpine surroundings. The frosted-glass tubes bring to mind the icicles hanging from the mounting cliffs and roofs in the winter.

The restaurant and the Haeberlin family are apparently famous and you can read some interesting facts about them here.

Auberge de l'Ill 2, Rue de Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, 68970 Illhauesern (France)  

Phone +33 389 71 89 00, Fax +33 389 71 82 83