Archinect - News 2014-12-21T08:29:33-05:00 Herman Miller Buys DWR for $154 Million. What Does That Mean for Chairs? Archinect 2014-07-21T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:41:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herman Miller, the manufacturer of classic midcentury designs, will buy the contemporary retailer Design Within Reach (DWR) for $154 million in a bid to establish itself as a &ldquo;premier lifestyle brand.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Because Buildings Need Seats Alexander Walter 2014-05-22T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:24-04:00 <img src="" width="495" height="743" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>William Pedersen, 76, a founder of the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, has designed some of the world&rsquo;s most notable skyscrapers [...]. In what may look to the observer like a counterintuitive career move, Mr. Pedersen, after 50 years of designing buildings, is diversifying by taking on furniture. The line, called Loop de Loop after the stunts performed by small aircraft, includes a side chair, dining chair, chaise and lounge chair with ottoman. Eventually there will be a rocker.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mid-century Norwegian design pieces make their way to New York’s Openhouse Gallery in Soho Justine Testado 2014-05-21T20:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After success in Oslo and Tokyo, the Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design exhibition is ready to make its U.S. debut in New York's Openhouse Gallery starting May 23. Highlighting Norway's contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the selling exhibition will showcase over 500 high-end designer objects created by 44 Norwegian designers between 1940-1975.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The objects will be arranged with iconic Norwegian artworks, including those by renowned artist Edvard Munch. Works will be presented so as to showcase the artists' various roles in shaping the traditions of Norwegian design and architecture during the 20th century.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more event details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Christchurch's replacement cathedral has boosted a fledgling furniture sector Alexander Walter 2014-04-22T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two years after the 2011 earthquake destroyed Christchurch's neo-Gothic cathedral, the building has been resurrected. It has also undergone something of a public transfiguration. [...] In the past few years cardboard has also become increasingly popular in small-scale design. Hipster boutiques, museum gift shops and high profile public events such as the State of Design Festival now stock cardboard lighting, storage units, stools and kids' toys.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Zaha Hadid Granite & Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T08:12:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Zaha Hadid took to Milan Design Week&rsquo;s Salone del Mobile to unveil a series of brand new series of furniture. Created for Italian interior design firm CITCO, the series consists of three distinct pieces: a shelving unit, table, and fireplace.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "Poczekalnia", a restaurant design inspired by prison Archinect 2013-11-22T19:07:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T19:07:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Poczekalnia", Polish for "Waiting Room",&nbsp; is the eleventh project of the collection "XII", by designer Karina Wiciak.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The designer has shared with us photos of the project and the following description...</p> <p> Not only the interior but also the name of the restaurant itself is a kind of metaphor, because the prison itself can be euphemistically described as a kind of waiting room.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The entire interior was done in white and black pop-art colours, with the addition of orange fabric - as a characteristic element of clothing of convicts in prison.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Prison bars, and even the cells in which paradoxically the VIP rooms are located, are the main element of the design. The bar is also behind the prison bars, and the toilets are designed in the form of iron cages, enclosed with orange curtains and glass wall (outside).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Hanging lamps in the shape of handcuffs and a chandelier in the form of a key chain are another prison motives. Interiors are complemented by tables and chair...</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-11-22T15:23:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T15:26:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> (<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flank Lamp</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonja Tonev</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Marlin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spore Lamps</a> in Oakland, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Kudless</a>, Mariko Kobayashi (Schematic Design), Seth Barnard (Assembly)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R-01</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: Lynsie Roberts</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uhrwerk (shop)</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smartvoll Architekten ZT KG</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nordeast Industries</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josh Lewandowski</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mobile Urban Square</a> in Turin, Italy by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Izmo</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PIVO</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yen Feng Adrian Wu</a>, Greg Papove, Darcy Greindar working with the architecture company Stantec</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 Arm Chandelier</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workstead</a></p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dip Desk</a> in Ann A...</p> MARI AND LYN BOARD 2013-10-07T17:12:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:28:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BOARD designed a chair called MARI and a stool named LYN to be used for free.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In financially difficult times we have to be innovative when it comes to spending money on objects for daily use, such as seats and office furniture. Thus we designed two very simple and very affordable pieces of furniture that can be self-built within just a few hours: a chair called MARI and a stool named LYN. Both seats complement each other, just as Bonnie and Clyde or Laurel and Hardy, creating a whole, just like the names of the two seats complement each other: MARILYN. While MARI&rsquo;s function is rather limited to that of a chair, LYN can be used, for example, as an extension of MARI to create a bench, or as a simple footstool, as a table, or even a bookshelf. Nevertheless, both pieces of furniture can be used and produced separately as well.</p> <p> Styrofoam<br> The material used is one of the most profane, unglamorous and affordable substances: Styrofoam boards, in this case blue ones, usually utilized for the thermal insulation of buildings. It was invented in the 1940s by a group ...</p> Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-09-18T15:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-19T09:33:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="527" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 5th annual UK and International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards were announced during the London awards ceremony on Sept. 12. Every year, the competition receives entries from the best architects, designers and hospitality operators in the UK and worldwide. The judges also usually consist of several influential figures including designers, creative and hotel directors, editors, and food critics.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Overall Winners:</p> <ul><li> Best Bar: Atrium Champagne Bar (London) by Foster + Partners</li> <li> Best Restaurant: H&ouml;st (Denmark) by NORM Architects</li> </ul> IKEA joins Park(ing) Day Archinect 2013-08-08T13:28:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:31:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As noticed on page 30 of their 2014 catalog, IKEA references parking day in this a fun new video. Park(ing) Day, for those that don't know, is an annual parklet concept, turning parking spaces into gathering places on a more permanent basis. Park(ing) Day 2013 will happen on Sept. 20 worldwide.</p> Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago Archinect 2013-07-30T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:46:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is a story about a desk &mdash; not any desk, mind you, but a startling, Frank Gehry-designed security desk in the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, one of Chicago's great mid-20th century high-rises. The U-shaped desk is best described as a piece of furniture that's been elevated to the level of art, or is simply an emblem of excess.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NS Stations by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T18:10:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NL Architects recently completed the project NS Station, a major office interior revamp over 9 stories right on top of Central Station in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The project resulted from a 2011 competition win where NL Architects made the Thick Walls&trade; system the conceptual core: big shelves absorb the clutter that normally spreads trough the office - wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Zaha Hadid beyond buildings: architect launches new design gallery Archinect 2013-05-23T13:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:07:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>She has become a global brand so desirable that her buildings in China are now being pirated &ndash; before they are even finished. So what territory is left to conquer? The answer might be found by peering through the windows of an innocuous looking building on Clerkenwell Road in east London, which opened this week as the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, part of Clerkenwell Design Week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Parabola Chair Wins 2013 ICFF Studio Award Alexander Walter 2013-05-08T15:27:00-04:00 >2013-05-12T19:15:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles-based architect and product designer Carlo Aiello has shared with us his Parabola Chair design which recently won him the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair Studio Award. The chair will be exhibited during the upcoming ICFF, May 18-21 in New York, and is currently on display at Bergdorf Goodman windows.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Only 4 more days to enter the LA Film Festival Design Competition! And we've got a new celebrity judge! Archinect 2013-04-09T17:06:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T17:09:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As we previously announced, we've partnered up with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Film Festival</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Pages</a> to host a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>competition to design the interiors and layout of this year's VIP Director's Lounge at the LA Film Festival</strong></a>. There are only a few days left until the deadline, but don't fret, you can still submit a winning entry!</p> <p> We're looking for creative solutions to the design problem described in the brief. The winner will be selected both on his/her proposal, AND also his/her experience and previous work as displayed on his/her Archinect profile. If you have a killer portfolio, and some good ideas, we encourage you to submit! The winner will be prominently displayed among a very prestigious group of wealthy and creative people in the entertainment industry, which is a pretty sweet place to market your design skills.</p> <p> <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More information can be found on the competition website:</a></strong></p> <p> Questions? Send to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Oh, one more thing, we've just added a ne...</p> Rudy's pink by Stephen Prina, as he remembers it Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-07T13:59:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T16:01:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;brave new color, for a brave new world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"It&rsquo;s 1980s Los Angeles. Nighttime. (</em>Freshly graduated Michael Asher students from Cal Arts,)<em> Stephen Prina and fellow artist Christopher Williams walk along La Brea Avenue and a pink shape in a glowing storefront display catches their attention. Unable to identify the object, they approach the store and discover the puzzling unit is a desk designed by Austrian architect R.M. Schindler.&nbsp; Something feels odd about the desk, and the artists soon learn it was once built-in to a Schindler house; but, having been removed from its original architectural context, the desk has been painted pink and is now presented, awkwardly, as a freestanding object.</em></p> <p> <em>Looking back on that noteworthy discovery nearly three decades later, Prina says of the desk, &ldquo;it appeared to us as an amputated limb.&rdquo; Thus the seed was planted for Prina&rsquo;s installation As He Remembered It, opening as part of his solo exhibition in BCAM and in the Pavilion for Japanese Art. The exhibition is open to members starting toda...</em></p> OMA Creates Prada’s Ideal House Archinect 2013-01-18T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:41:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The staging was called the Ideal House, and it was a fully furnished modern home, but one with an audience, a runway wrapped around it, and &ldquo;windows&rdquo; projected on the walls with scenes of the outside world. It was the latest in many intricate and avant-garde pairings between Prada and OMA... The 12-piece furniture collection, designed by OMA for Knoll, will debut at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Symposium sheds light on Nelson Archinect 2012-11-12T11:36:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T11:36:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the lecture series &ldquo;Context and Collaboration&rdquo; given by Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine, Pullman and architect Jane Thompson of the Thompson Design Group, Nelson was described as rejecting the Howard Roark paradigm of the &ldquo;hero architect&rdquo; due to his socially conscious approach and his choice to work on interiors during the mid-20th century when furniture design was considered &ldquo;feminine.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Brad Pitt is now a furniture designer Archinect 2012-11-05T17:55:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T12:55:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unveiling, which will take place November 13 through 15 in New York, has been years in the making. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright,&rdquo; says Pitt. &ldquo;Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Classics, Circa 2050 Archinect 2012-09-13T13:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T18:13:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I asked a dozen contemporary furniture experts for their opinions on which objects produced in the last decade or so would occupy the design-conscious home of 2050, just as, say, the Eames lounge chair, a mid-20th-century creation, resides in ours. The result is a showroom&rsquo;s worth of potential design classics, against which I offer my own list of five. But first, what makes a classic?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ikea home away from home comes to Paris airport Archinect 2012-07-13T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T17:44:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for passengers to relax in between flights during the busy summer travel season. The lounge, situated in the airport's terminal 3, is open from July 13 to August 5, and includes various spaces laid out like bedrooms, a living room and a play area for children. Covering a total of 220 square meters, the Ikea space is open to all passengers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-07-13T13:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T12:27:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+K Furniture Design</a> inside <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Union Park</a> townhouse in Boston, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Butz Klug Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Auditoriums A, B, C at Silesian University of Technology</a> in Gliwice, Poland by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Box construction by Droog Design through Moss inside <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft of Frank and Amy</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Resolution: 4 Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oehm Design Inc</a></p> <p> [UPDATE: project Scenography l'hallali&nbsp;removed by editor]</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Mara Soho</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FZAD Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sooshi seat</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David McDermott</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chelsea Workspace</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SYNTHESIS</a> (Photo: Peter Guenzel)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amorfurniture</a> in Novi Sad, Serbia by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alter Ego Architects</a></p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MYchair, Walter Knoll, 2008</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben v...</a></p> Jimenez Lai’s “Three Little Worlds” now open at the Architecture Foundation Alexander Walter 2012-06-27T21:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T13:44:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember Jimenez Lai's recent Kickstarter project, trying to turn his conceptual project Hefner/Beuys House into a reality at the Architecture Foundation in London? Well, it certainly worked out for him and his Chicago-based architecture practice Bureau Spectacular: the project got funded and the installation Three Little Worlds opened this week, just right on time for the London Festival of Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See more of the <em>Bureau Spectacular: Three Little Worlds</em> installation in this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">video</a> on</p> <p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstart: Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai - FUNDED!</a></p> Character Building by Design With Company Alexander Walter 2012-05-30T17:17:00-04:00 >2012-05-30T17:50:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design With Company have shared with us their project "Character Building," a series of functional, identity-creating objects they designed for a local Independent Media Center situated inside an old former post office building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces Archinect 2012-05-29T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook&rsquo;s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging &ldquo;rest and concentration in the workplace&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SEAT Pavilion by E/B Office Alexander Walter 2012-03-14T15:11:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T12:33:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The pavilion concept SEAT by New York and Portland-based collaboration E/B Office has won the commission for this year's Freedom Park Project at Atlanta. SEAT is a garden pavilion composed of approximately 400 simple wooden chairs arrayed and stacked in a 3-dimensional sine wave surface rising above the ground.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Live/Work Design Contest Calls for Submissions Alexander Walter 2012-03-02T19:19:00-05:00 >2012-03-05T19:34:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Got a brilliant design idea in the live/work realm that is ready to take the world by storm? Well, now is your time to shine: Our friends at Dwell teamed up with Design Within Reach and launched the Live/Work Design Contest, which challenges designers to create a workspace &ldquo;classic of tomorrow&rdquo; &ndash; a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. Dwell will host the DWR-sponsored contest through the end of June [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Works by Ted Lott Paul Petrunia 2012-01-17T20:54:00-05:00 >2012-01-19T19:02:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition. Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world. Utilizing these techniques in a studio based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ted Lott, an artist/sculptor/woodworker from Madison WI, has shared with us some of his recent architecture-inspired pieces. Take a look at more of his work <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> CNC-Milled Baby Crib by Radlab, Inc Alexander Walter 2011-11-01T19:28:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Boston-based design and digital fabrication firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radlab, Inc</a> has sent us an exceptionally cute example of robo milling: a baby crib with a twist.</p> <p> Here's the project description from Radlab, Inc:</p> <p> <strong>Eli's Crib</strong><br> Client: Jose and Ashley Silva<br> Location: Cambridge, MA<br> Date: 2011</p> <p> The hybrid crib and youth bed was commissioned with an interest in creating an alternative to the standard crib: solid instead of slatted, low and partially open rather than high and closed off, compelling and integral as opposed to generic and alien. Our response, in an effort to provide a framework for processing these pragmatic and aesthetic concerns, was to explore an interplay of conceptual dualities: dark and light, hard and soft, thick and thin, solid and void, analog and digital. At its core, the project is a simple expression of the convergence between overtly additive and subtractive processes, the building up of many layers of material meeting the excavation of many layers material. The relation...</p>