The design fair Design Miami in Miami Beach brings together collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world. Design Miami runs alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June and presents twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.
Design Miami 2015 Collectors Preview and Vernissage. Miami, Florida, December 1, 2015.
The title of this workshop has a double meaning as seeds that offer new research and new experience and as a reference to “Semina” – the avant-garde Pop magazine of the late 1950’s and 60’s. “Semina” was strongly interested in collage, a most crucial stylistic innovation in the arts of the twentieth century that provided this extraordinary magazine with a principle for both aesthetic and existential novelty.
This workshop tries to re-think “Semina” in its key-concepts and re-launch a process of research through a very open idea of collage that relates to our contemporary daily life.
Inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of Cornwall building castles, boats and tunnels in the sand, I decided to return to my favourite beach at Caerhays on the south coast of Cornwall to produce a stool using a primitive form of sand-casting. Molten pewter was poured into a sand mould sculpted directly into the beach by hand, and once cooled the sand was dug away to reveal a pewter stool.
Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a collection of 10 vases available in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both the strength and the delicate nature of the glass come alive.
The fluidity and vibrant feel of the mouth blown glass creates the delicate character for Ruutu.
Ruutu in stores in January 2015.
Director / Camera – Juriaan Booij
Edit – James Cundill
Music – Andy Simmns
Film on location in Iittala, Finland and Paris, France
Experimental video made during the Ishinomaki Stand Up Week 2012.
It was the 2nd edition of collective events week, trying to reconnect and reorganize downtown’s life after tsunami disaster happened in March 11th 2011.
Thanks a lot to friends and association as Ishinomaki Kobo and Ishinomaki 2.0, for their support and kindness.
You can find also information on Ishinomaki Architecture Workshop /2012 edition, on our website:
Did you miss The Revolving Room during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013, then this is your opportunity to get a glimpse of it.
The Revolving Room was a special installation by acclaimed designer Patricia Urquiola to celebrate her first textile collection for Kvadrat on her new and existing products for Moroso.
‘The Revolving Room is based around constant cycles. Hypnotically circular and repetitious rhythm is emphasised by the oversized embroidered fabrics’, Patricia Urquiola states. The entrance of the installation was illuminated with Philips luminous textiles on Kvadrat Soft Cells, and inside the space a series of three-sided fabric panels slowly revolve creating a dynamic, abstract and vibrant environment that constantly change as the panels rotate.
The Revolving Room was awarded with the Milano Design Award for the best installation shown by international design brands during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013.
Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, we designed for Samsung during the past two years.
Serif is a television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens. Instead, it is an object that can be turned around and manipulated. It can stand anywhere, even on the floor with its own legs. What we were looking for was a solid presence that would sit naturally in various environments, just like an object or a piece of furniture.
In profile, it forms a clear capital “I” shape, its slim body broadening to form a surface like a little shelf at the top.
We also designed the interface inside Serif.
Serif comes in 3 sizes, Serif, Serif Medium, and Serif Mini.
Serif and Serif Medium come with optional feet (that are included in the box).
3 colors are proposed, White, Dark blue and Red.
On the occasion of the Bienniale Internationale Design Saint Étienne 2015, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin curate an exhibition entitled ‘Beauty as unifinished business’ that attempts to describe designed beauty through 35 recently produced items.
Industrial Facilityのサム・ヘクトとキム・コリンがキュレーションした2015年の展覧会「Beauty as unfinished business」の動画