Archinect - News 2016-05-27T22:23:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944300/designjunction-dwell-on-design-announce-line-up-for-nycxdesign-2016 designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016 Sponsor 2016-05-10T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0ln58e6b1k51nkgz.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>For the first time this May 13-15, the UK&rsquo;s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America&rsquo;s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city&rsquo;s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.</p><p>The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator <strong>Bob Gill</strong>; <strong>Caroline Baumann</strong>, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist <strong>Tom Sachs</strong>; architects <strong>Matthias Hollwich</strong> of HWKN and <strong>Dong-Ping Wong</strong> and <strong>Oana Stanescu</strong> of Family; <strong>Dorothy Cosonas</strong>, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs <strong>Sandy Chilewich</strong>, <strong>Stephanie Goto</strong>, <strong>David Weeks</strong>, and <strong>Gregory Buntain</strong> of Fort Standard.</p><p>designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942339/is-brickbox-reductive-modular-design-or-flex-space-genius Is BrickBox reductive modular design or flex-space genius? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:37:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/me/men72zxp7tv7gngc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Shelve your "bigger than a breadbox" jokes&mdash;literally. The BrickBox, a storage unit made from marine grade&nbsp;birch plywood, can be used a shelf, a room-divider, or even as porous furniture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7v5djbajn09qjlr0.jpg"></p><p>Each unit has cut-out handles and nylon connectors that can lock into the grooves of other units without the use of screws. One can accessorize with wheels, doors, and legs.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2b/2byz9r86b09e0vrk.jpg"></p><p>Is this great design, or is the austere laminate box reminiscent of boiled-down IKEA?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5u/5u8kouwzqeq75pg0.jpg"></p><p>For all the latest in experimental furniture design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410491/leftover-inspiration-the-construction-aesthetic-of-chair-6-0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leftover inspiration: the construction aesthetic of "Chair 6.0"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149937104/opendesk-cracking-the-production-code-for-open-source-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opendesk, cracking the production code for open-source furniture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147273569/a-misting-mirror-a-chair-that-shoots-fireworks-and-other-material-experiments-by-soft-baroque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A misting mirror, a chair that shoots fireworks, and other material experiments by Soft Baroque</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942174/put-your-furniture-design-skills-to-the-test-in-evolo-s-2016-vmodern-competition Put your furniture design skills to the test in eVolo's 2016 VMODERN Competition Archinect 2016-04-25T15:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no20gjg4rfdo1ypj.jpg" width="514" height="170" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you currently working on a furniture project that you're yearning to showcase? Or maybe you're an architect who wants to challenge your skills in a different design discipline. Now's your chance to submit your ideas to the 2016 <a href="http://vmodern.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VMODERN Furniture Design Competition</a>! Created by eVolo Magazine (the same people that established the annual Skyscraper Competition), VMODERN wants to explore the future of furniture design.</p><p>Designers worldwide are invited to submit their most creative and thought-provoking ideas for pieces of furniture that reinvent how we live and interact with our everyday environment.</p><p>Submitted ideas can be in production, prototypes, and/or concepts in the following categories: Seating (chairs, recliners, stools, etc.), Planes (beds, coffee tables, desks, etc), and Lighting (ceiling lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp, etc.)</p><p>Sign up during the Early Registration period now until July 19 (fee is US$75). Late registration deadline is September 20, and all submissions are due Septe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid Nicholas Korody 2016-03-31T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6y46ub1u2hgr864h.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid will rightfully go down in history for the tremendous mark she made on architecture. But buildings weren't the only things she designed.</p><p>In fact, for the majority of her career, she worked at smaller scales, whether with painting, furniture design, or some other venture. One of her first realized projects, from 1985, consisted entirely of furniture, shelves, and other additions to a pre-existing International Style home in London at 24 Cathcart Road.</p><p>Her interest in the expanded field of design, including interiors and the objects that fill them, continued throughout her career. For some, this work indicates a crass and unapologetic commercialism. Philip Kennicott, for example,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/architect-zaha-hadid-always-seemed-unstoppable-but-she-left-a-mixed-legacy/2016/03/31/06bdd5a2-f762-11e5-a3ce-f06b5ba21f33_story.html?postshare=7791459457974495&amp;tid=ss_tw-bottom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> for the Washington Post earlier today, "She spoke the airy language of architectural theory, with all its utopian overtones, but she vigorously branded consumer products from candles to tableware to neckties."</p><p>ln any case, her influence exceeds architecture &ndash; extending to the runway, the showroo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935716/editor-s-picks-443 Editor's Picks #443 Nam Henderson 2016-03-21T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T15:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v453mxm5n6m1conu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> of Brazilian designer Guto Requena,&nbsp;who is interested in "<em>digital interactive technologies</em>" and the concept of "<em>affective sustainability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0s6ajc98f5aq7uc.jpg"></p><p>Later he <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chatted</a>&nbsp;with Zoe Fisher, founder and curator of the Brooklyn design shop-cum-gallery <a href="http://www.h-j-g-s.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hand Job Gallery Store</a> (HJGS), "<em>on the occasion of the HJGS&rsquo; Lamp Show opening</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> felt compelled to offer up some praise "<em>really enjoying Nicholas's posts</em>" and others agreed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r67huvbd6ov0n455.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Christopher Hawthorne <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considered</a> ambitious plans for two new public parks, in downtown LA. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">j</a>la-x</strong><strong> </strong>observed <em>"The ones done by the landscape archs for the Pershing redo are really good...the arch firms doing the other are too form driven and clunky...poor urban design</em>". <strong>Justavisual</strong> felt "<em>Architects should stop being invited to Landscape competitions. LA's don't sit around designing buildings and don't pretend to know anything about them...There are several practitioners who ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-02-26T15:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T23:55:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnkpsjk57sdv4lo8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" 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="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1v/1v2v77vfm0zpfb5h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3259896/shou-sugi-ban-house/148213929" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shou Sugi Ban House</a> in Los Gatos, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3259896/schwartz-and-architecture-saa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schwartz and Architecture (SaA)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhyh8jqjcx5mv54c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/crestline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crestline</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cpow0mekplir86c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51354911/warner-house-london/76876136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warner House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/insideout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhg01s5ecc4sruhz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/128171186/upper-west-side-apartment/128175208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upper West Side Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/128171186/carmen-lenzi-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">carmen lenzi architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tg/tgq3w31cv473hh8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina/project/loft-in-colorno-parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Colorno, near Parma, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrigo Strina Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9v/9vxypjapmx1ieavk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/penthouse-apartment-in-bielefeld/147345063" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penthouse Apartment</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbnhfp8seakycx3q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design/project/rock-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rock Canyon Residence</a> in Provo, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/me/meckwent4fuht1ke.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/141263624/woodland-cabin/141264426" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Cabin</a> in the UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/141263624/de-rosee-sa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De Rosee Sa</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rv98tyvl65x7puwn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis/project/amagansett-beach-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beach House</a> in Amagansett, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meyer Davis Studio</a> (interior design)</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41134273/house-like-village/144401827" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Like Village</a> in Amste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148825733/if-ren-and-stimpy-had-a-line-of-furniture If "Ren and Stimpy" had a line of furniture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-23T17:59:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:04:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/nio9v2rj5st4jlve.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn&rsquo;s material irreverence and cheeky sense of humor have already amassed him a following, with commissions from luxury clients like Dior. [...] Kahn&rsquo;s creations, which range from inflated chandeliers to slouching concrete side tables, bring to mind the playfully haphazard aesthetic of &rsquo;90s Nickelodeon cartoons</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking for more ... nontraditional furniture? Check out: &nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147273569/a-misting-mirror-a-chair-that-shoots-fireworks-and-other-material-experiments-by-soft-baroque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A misting mirror, a chair that shoots fireworks, and other material experiments by Soft Baroque</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148351233/screen-print-40-alexandra-lange-s-power-positions-from-dirty-furniture-issue-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #40: Alexandra Lange's "Power Positions" from Dirty Furniture, issue #2</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Between art and design: rethinking function with Hand Job Gallery Store</a></li><li><a title='"Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger": artist creates deformed furniture' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger": artist creates deformed furniture</a></li><li><a title="Finally, self-parking office chairs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148286207/finally-self-parking-office-chairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finally, self-parking office chairs</a></li></ul><p>For those in New York City, Kahn has an upcoming show, "Return of Saturn, Coming of Age in the 21st Century", at Friedman Benda (515 W. 26th St.). The show runs February 25 - April 9.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148360890/designing-a-transparent-chair-for-toy-storage Designing a transparent chair for toy storage Julia Ingalls 2016-02-17T17:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-17T17:54:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1j6adpdq85whwlx.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Mom" chair is a kid-sized acrylic seat with an opening on top where kids can drop their toys. It makes the dreaded toy clean-up exceedingly simple&mdash;and looks damn good to boot&mdash;but the true genius is in its transparency. Unlike opaque storage systems, toys can be easily spotted and dug out from within its clear walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Anyone who has lived through the chaos of a child playing (the point of which can seem to be to maximally distribute their toys across a given floor area) will appreciate this inventive, highly functional design by Carlo Contin:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iib2p9hiqaqf9lp9.jpg"></p><p><strong>For more of Furniture February:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147754702/very-refined-it-s-like-a-jewel-a-look-at-former-architect-jader-almeida-s-new-furniture-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Very refined; it&rsquo;s like a jewel" &ndash; a look at former architect Jader Almeida's new furniture collection</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147429507/waka-waka-s-furniture-strikes-a-balance-between-simplicity-and-playfulness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waka Waka's furniture strikes a balance between simplicity and playfulness</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147273569/a-misting-mirror-a-chair-that-shoots-fireworks-and-other-material-experiments-by-soft-baroque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A misting mirror, a chair that shoots fireworks, and other material experiments by Soft Baroque</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148286207/finally-self-parking-office-chairs Finally, self-parking office chairs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-16T18:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-17T13:39:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ota2vlz2mfjlzkr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To demonstrate an alternate application of their "parking assist" technology, Nissan has outfitted a herd of office chairs to find their own way back to their desks. With a single clap, the chairs swivel and move into position, like the obedient office drones that they are &ndash; watch below:</p><p></p><p>Of course, this technological application is not setting out to solve the controversial issue of runaway chairs. It's an example of how ubiquitous the tech for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/659173/autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomous vehicles</a> could become (or is becoming, as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">regulations slowly allow it onto the highway</a>), and a way to familiarize consumers with its very idea at a smaller, more accessible scale.</p><p><em>h/t <a href="http://www.contemporist.com/2016/02/15/watch-these-self-parking-office-chairs-return-to-their-desks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporist</a></em></p><p>More from the driverless-desk:</p><ul><li><a title="The Ehang passenger drone might be another way people will get around town someday" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287841/the-ehang-passenger-drone-might-be-another-way-people-will-get-around-town-someday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ehang passenger drone might be another way people will get around town someday</a></li><li><a title='"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43</a></li><li><a title='The "algorithmic dreams" of driverless cars, and how they might affect real-world urban design' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140950638/the-algorithmic-dreams-of-driverless-cars-and-how-they-might-affect-real-world-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "algorithmic dreams" of driverless cars, and how they might affect real-world urban design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147754702/very-refined-it-s-like-a-jewel-a-look-at-former-architect-jader-almeida-s-new-furniture-collection "Very refined; it’s like a jewel" – a look at former architect Jader Almeida's new furniture collection Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T20:26:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krqwkofu1pq250n5.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A joint venture with star Brazilian furniture designer Jader Almeida is bringing a new dimension to the luxury furnishings brand Artefacto. For Paulo Bacchi, the 47-year-old Brazilian CEO of Artefacto USA and brand advisor to Artefacto Brazil, the curvy seats, low round wood tables, minimalist lighting fixtures, and other iconic designs of the 35-year-old Almeida add a young, cosmopolitan flair to his company and its stylish, sustainably sourced, mansion-worthy wares.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l65y5jg6jb0zolyr.jpg"></p><p>Jader Almeida is a Brazilian designer born in the state of Santa Catarina in 1981, where he still maintains his office. Educated as an architect, Almeida has made a name for himself in the world of furniture design, garnering numerous awards.</p><p>In this interview, Almeida talks alongside Paulo Bacci, the CEO of the luxury furnishings brand Artefacto, about their new collaboration. We've put together some of the better bits of the interview between images from the new collection.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9azf0jl1e6dcgh4x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mu7e7b9h83nsy807.jpg"></p><p><em>"The ambiance of Miami is close to my city, Florianopolis, an island in the south of Brazil. It has the beaches&mdash;it&rsquo;s vibrant. My pieces are timeless. They can mix with the old and new Miami style."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrpdyfod67vawc6u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aasmmmm5kh86yuof.jpg"></p><p><em>"A chair is like a prosthesis&mdash;it extends the body. The lines follow the curves of the body. You can feel that when you use my product."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6s2uiitkitm9hjlj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czgixmay7mgo08r3.jpg"></p><p><em>"The more time that passes, the more the people like [my furniture]. They get an emotional relationship with the product."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b69pf2au9m91kb4a.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furn...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147671909/the-best-posture-is-the-next-posture-galen-cranz-s-body-conscious-sociology-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-10 "The best posture is the next posture" – Galen Cranz's body-conscious sociology on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #10 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-08T18:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:22:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkoyroaeqmrbrwf2.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In line with&nbsp;this month's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/82/furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture</a>"&nbsp;theme, I speak with Galen Cranz, an architecture professor at UC Berkeley specializing in body-conscious design. Cranz is trained in the "Alexander Technique" &ndash; a method for "correcting" the body's poor habits of movement, that can limit self-awareness in a space.</p><p>Before coming to Cal to teach architecture, Cranz received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago, influencing&nbsp;her pedagogy of architecture and furniture&nbsp;to&nbsp;primarily be about how humans occupy designs, and how social hierarchies emerge from those conventions.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #10 with <strong>Galen Cranz</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_To_One_Episode_10_Galen_Cranz.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>Peter Opsvik's Gravity chair&nbsp;&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.backinaction.co.uk/images/athome/varier-gravity-header.jpg"></p><p>Oscar Newman's&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensible_space_theory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Defensible Space</em></a>&nbsp;(1972)</p><p>Le Corbusier's lounge chair&nbsp;&darr;</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2b/93/a8/2b93a807b7144fd4f31b3b81882568ea.jpg"></strong></p><p>Jane Jacobs...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147280813/this-app-will-make-decorating-a-whole-lot-simpler This app will make decorating a whole lot simpler Nicholas Korody 2016-02-03T16:54:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T18:36:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/465q8w7v54fib3pw.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She&rsquo;s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She&rsquo;s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the aforementioned jobs into one mobile app to make redesigning a room easier (and more fun) [...] What makes Modsy different from the handful of other home design tools out there is that it actually lets users see designs in the context of their own homes&mdash;and its renderings are utterly realistic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The architecture of the app seems effective, if a bit out of touch with the on-demand expectations of today's digital consumer. After signing up, a user is asked to complete a quiz to figure out their aesthetic and then upload some photos of the space in question, along with its dimensions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c0no3or5xrwvpi6.jpg"></p><p>About 48 hours later, the Modsy team responds with a catalogue of renders of your own space, filled with new furniture. Like a piece? Click it and you'll be redistributed to the manufacturer's site. Modsy takes a percentage from every sale.</p><p>Apparently, the renders are super HD, and the long-term goal of the developers is to make the app more instantaneous.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rbkec3351gzcbgb.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>And for some related coverage, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger"...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture "Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger": artist creates deformed furniture Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:11:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1reugtsyr0gqi9co.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the pieces in [Wurm's] latest show, Lost, appear as thought your living-room furniture took a nightmarish turn for the worse. Wurm modeled all of the objects in clay before distorting their form by stomping, smashing, or walking on them (the latter method can be seen clearly in the footprints on the torn-up chaise lounge). Wurm then cast the deformed pieces in bronze or polyester and painted [them].</p></em><br /><br /><p>A few pieces from the show:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20t8b5zykyeycj7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82cnyv2szsnm87xo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2agf95db9pb0c33q.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>To satisfy your fix, check out some of Archinect's past furniture-related coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136279503/archinect-s-comparison-of-gorgeous-yet-pragmatic-chair-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's comparison of gorgeous yet pragmatic chair design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Newest Office Looks Like A Space Station With Foosball Tables</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147205338/from-the-archives-george-nakashima-in-conversation-with-legendary-interviewer-studs-terkel From the archives: George Nakashima in conversation with legendary interviewer, Studs Terkel Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-02T19:34:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:08:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5mm8hxhezm6b17n.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terkel interviewed creative visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Charles Eames, Marc Chagall and Maurice Sendak. In this newly digitized clip from 1977 ... Terkel speaks to furniture designer George Nakashima, known to many as the father of the American craft movement. [...] A trained architect, Nakashima explained to Terkel why he preferred to be called a &ldquo;woodworker,&rdquo; and recalled honing carpentry skills from a master woodworker he met while interned at a camp in Idaho during World War II.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can listen to the complete 51-minute interview on SoundCloud <a href="https://soundcloud.com/studsterkel-radio-archive/george-nakashima-talks-with-studs-terkel-on-wfmt-19771004" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More recent news in furniture:</p><ul><li><a title="Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147136266/now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-mid-century-scandinavian-furniture-experts-say" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say</a></li><li><a title="Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147115295/forget-standing-desks-just-wear-your-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House</a></li><li><a title="This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147136266/now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-mid-century-scandinavian-furniture-experts-say Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say Justine Testado 2016-02-01T19:58:00-05:00 >2016-04-25T11:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88k69p82qygicorh.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prices of chairs, tables, sofas and other pieces, particularly those of Scandinavian origin, from the late 1940s through the early 1960s have increased dramatically in recent years and show no sign of falling soon...[It] reflects an increase in overall real-estate activity, which in turn has driven a demand for furniture. The economy has been strong enough to drive the auction market for high-end furnishings and artwork to new highs...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147115295/forget-standing-desks-just-wear-your-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget standing desks &ndash; just wear your chair</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141014066/hurry-if-you-want-to-own-a-piece-of-tokyo-s-iconic-modernist-hotel-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138896805/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-pedro-y-juana-s-living-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Pedro y Juana's living room</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133974036/get-a-glimpse-of-these-hacked-ikea-kitchens-by-big-henning-larsen-and-norm-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of these hacked IKEA kitchens by BIG, Henning Larsen, and NORM Architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147115295/forget-standing-desks-just-wear-your-chair Forget standing desks – just wear your chair Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T13:18:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T12:08:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/199a56591037c85ca65f29439bd8ebd8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Japanese researchers have developed a wearable chair called Archelis that can help surgeons when they are performing long surgeries. [...] The wearer of Archelis will not get full comfort of sitting on a chair but the gadget actually wraps around the wearer's buttocks and legs, providing support that effectively allows them to sit down wherever and whenever needed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out Archelis in action (in Japanese) below (h/t BLDGBLOG):</p><p></p><p>More from the world of wearables:</p><ul><li><a title="Wearable shelters for the hipster nomad" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80389600/wearable-shelters-for-the-hipster-nomad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wearable shelters for the hipster nomad</a></li><li><a title="Vinn Patararin challenges the possibilities of textile architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113436373/vinn-patararin-challenges-the-possibilities-of-textile-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinn Patararin challenges the possibilities of textile architecture</a></li><li><a title="Magical Sesame Ring opens gates of public transit" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80158350/magical-sesame-ring-opens-gates-of-public-transit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magical Sesame Ring opens gates of public transit</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions This February, Archinect is all about furniture – and we want your submissions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T06:01:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T12:08:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8tj5o41b3ui67lgj.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lean back in that Eames and rest your cup on that Noguchi &ndash; February is furniture month here on Archinect, and we're going to luxuriate in an overstuffed Fatboy of furniture-related editorial, including yours. Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on the site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</p><p>Submissions can be either article- or project-based, and can be in the form of written pieces, designs or alternative media. If we decide to feature your work, you'll hear from us within two weeks of submitting.</p><p><strong>For more information, and to submit your work,&nbsp;<a href="http://arcnct.co/furniture-submit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fill out this form</a>.</strong></p><p>We'll accept submissions through Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 pm (PST).</p><p>Still have questions? Ask&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ameliath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141014066/hurry-if-you-want-to-own-a-piece-of-tokyo-s-iconic-modernist-hotel-okura Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura Alexander Walter 2015-11-13T14:32:00-05:00 >2015-11-13T14:51:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xz2o7tyqwixfb1i.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For those former guests and architectural buffs who lamented the demolition of the iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo, they can soon preserve a piece of it in their homes. Hotel officials plan to sell on the Internet some of the furniture and fixtures used in the guest rooms and restaurants during the main building's 53-year history, with the proceeds going to charity. [...] The 11-story main building, which opened in May 1962 [...], was called &ldquo;a masterpiece of Japan&rsquo;s modernism architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138896805/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-pedro-y-juana-s-living-room Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Pedro y Juana's living room Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-13T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:39:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56wb5qipfajfhfnc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mexico City-based designers Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, professionally identified as <a href="http://pedroyjuana.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro y Juana</a>, have perhaps one of the most visited exhibitions in the entire Chicago Architecture Biennial. Their installation &ndash; a network of hanging paper lanterns on pulleys, accompanied by custom-designed tables and chairs &ndash; strategically furnishes the entirety of the Chicago Cultural Center&rsquo;s Randolph Square, also known as &ldquo;the living room of the city.&rdquo;</p><p>Randolph Square is the main entrance foyer of the Cultural Center, where people come to linger regardless of exhibitions happening inside. As such, Pedro y Juana&rsquo;s installation had to be ready for use, relatively hardy, and manage traffic flowing in and out of the Center. Their coordinated wire-mesh rocking chairs, sofas and tables became an easy complement to the heavily marbled Beaux-Arts interior, providing a much needed space for reflection, resting and discussion throughout the Biennial.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi1lfyadj9ydwb8k.jpg"></p><p>The lighting system serves more of a social...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134269188/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bedroom-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bedroom Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-08-14T19:37:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T07:41:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43rh0n298006jvst.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" 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="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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 <strong>brand new </strong>board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bedroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bedroom Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dv/dvwlxhopv865bwnv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/102714708/cliff-house/102717126" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cliff House</a> in Muskoka, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/102714708/altius-architecture-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Altius Architecture Inc</a>; Photo: Jonathan Savoie</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm38c64ho702vohp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96538269/house-v2/96541484" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House V2</a> in Dubrovnik, Croatia by <a href="http://archinect.com/3LHD" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 3LHD</a>; Photo: Marko Ercegovic</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8luare8sylwrygse.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studiodes/project/historical-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historical apartment</a> in Bologna, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiodes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Brunelli</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cspue1khlo7vsea.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/trousdale-residence/127602329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trousdale Residence</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Barry Schwartz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j996bqad0ww8n4p0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdlq4ozpu0h0t38n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106309/the-standard-ny-hotel/13475637" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Standard NY Hotel</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106309/roman-and-williams-buildings-and-interiors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gazrgmjt4qgst7b2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/new-canaan-residence/109091915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in New Canaan, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a>; Photo: Elizabeth Felicella</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx6eoxubj9e7zuss.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/110938814/butik-design-rooms/110939616" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Butik Design Rooms</a> in Ab&aacute;dszal&oacute;k, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/singer-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sin...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133974036/get-a-glimpse-of-these-hacked-ikea-kitchens-by-big-henning-larsen-and-norm-architects Get a glimpse of these hacked IKEA kitchens by BIG, Henning Larsen, and NORM Architects Justine Testado 2015-08-11T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T07:47:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3hrc3z78a8dq7vj.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here comes another product collaboration between famous architects and affordable-brand giants. Pretty soon, consumers worldwide can add a hint of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8389/henning-larsen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a>, or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82141010/norm-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NORM Architects</a> into their everyday kitchen space. Danish furniture brand <a href="http://www.reformcph.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reform</a>, whose <a href="http://www.reformcph.com/en/concept/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">concept</a> focuses on hacking IKEA kitchen-cabinet fronts with their own customized designs, collaborated with the big-name architects in envisioning the new collection of kitchen cabinets. The kitchens will make their public debut at the <a href="http://www.northmodern.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">northmodern</a> trade show on August 13-15 and will be on sale starting September 1 (promotional video below).</p><p>The cabinets already have the on-trend sleekness and minimalism down, but stamping on the names of famous architecture firms ups the chic factor effortlessly. The cabinets by the one and only Bjarke Ingels Group&nbsp;&mdash; who is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100228770/big-kilo-launch-big-cities-tableware-for-rosenthal-s-gropius-inspired-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no stranger to designing home products</a>&nbsp;&mdash; are available in white and oak or stainless steel, with a composite table top and composite wash. The cabinets come with ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130739661/immerse-yourself-in-100-design-s-design-in-colour-in-london-this-september-register-now Immerse yourself in 100%DESIGN's "Design in Colour" in London this September. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-30T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wlw9f1hqqk6xxq3.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>100%DESIGN is packing an extra punch of color this time around. Since its humble beginnings in a tent along London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%DESIGN has grown year after year into the UK's largest trade show that promotes global top-notch design and creativity. Over 20,000 attendees in the architecture and design community will gather at the show's new location, Olympia London, on September 23-26, 2015.</p><p>Centrally themed "Design in Colour", the three-day event will span across two levels and be divided into five sections: Interiors, Design &amp; Build, Kitchens &amp; Bathrooms, Workplace, and Emerging Brand. The popular "Talks with 100%Design" program will also take place once again, featuring headlining speakers like British designer Ilse Crawford.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g4tts3ie1uezvdl.jpg"><br><em>From L to R: North Limited, Designheure, and Antonio Lupi.</em> <em>Photos courtesy 100%DESIGN.</em></p><p>100%DESIGN worked closely with several collaborators such as trend forecasters WGSN to bring to life the sensory experience of the use of color in interior d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126959148/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-08T20:05:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T16:09:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao7io0vdons2h0y7.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" 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="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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 <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqf3y4nhq7tzc78j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/north-haven-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in North Haven, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a>; Photo: Robert Polidori</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmo2nptpcuq021hd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects/project/hollywood-hills-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Hills Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Griffin Enright Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e35tl79d55hiz46.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studiorhe/project/the-old-vicarage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Old Vicarage</a> in Rendham, Suffolk, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiorhe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio RHE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4ksfzo5fdzkp6bd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/96628368/atelier/96629174" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier</a> in Brussels, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/ww.elenabarenghi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elena Barenghi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtf3h3bauvs8376x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fungandblatt/project/rome-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/fungandblatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fung + Blatt Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdo7dwzc6mh9ipiv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43063951/taller-2012/59649985" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller </a>in San Pedro, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/covachita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covachita</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/naeggs1srqwkluav.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fractalconstructionllc/project/gramercy-park-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Park Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/fractalconstructionllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fractal Construction LLC</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/odanyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ogawa | Depardon Architects</a> (Architect of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r00wa1htc57yg1ok.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bcarc/project/annie-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Annie Residence</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/bcarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bercy Chen Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myxq8by1pz9wy7qh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/httplogodotis.gr/project/summer-house-in-paros-cyclades-greece-design-by-logodotis-art-to-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer House</a> in P&aacute;ros, Greece by <a href="http://archinect.com/httplogodotis.gr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandros Logod...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120684378/need-another-idea-for-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-check-out-la-cabane-by-julien-franc-wahlgreen Need another idea for the Bigger than a Breadbox competition? Check out "La Cabane" by Julien Franc Wahlgreen Justine Testado 2015-02-14T12:00:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T12:46:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xkzn26c04uto0sp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inspired by the vintage French Citro&euml;n Type H cargo van, "La Cabane" designed by independent creative director <a href="http://www.julienfrancwahlgreen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julien Franc Wahlgreen</a> functions as a room within a room that can enhance the increasingly common working-from-home experience. Plus, the structure's beach shack or quaint treehouse resemblance creates a fairly inviting environment to get in the zone.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0di0kermhcxzodug.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mjbtc7zr384kirx.jpg"></p><p>Built in a Copenhagen duplex apartment, La Cabane (which translates to "hut" or "shack" in English) can be placed at the top of a staircase so the user can walk right into their workspace. Constructed by cabinet maker Gustav Sandeg&aring;rd, La Cabane's wooden flaps can be opened widely to create an extra 2.4 square meters of workspace, letting in natural light and providing enough wiggle room to comfortably house one person.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/ml56wovxtjeo66cr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdrupi5mqnq6usa3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp8j1v62qequ1qur.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn2in3u4ufrrypdh.jpg"></p><p>According to Wahlgreen, opening and closing the flaps becomes a daily ritual that can help the user mentally switch from "work mode" to "family life"/non-work mode. La Cabane's pared down plywood exterior looks l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119044780/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-01-23T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:57:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/je1g8r984o132ll6.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" 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="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iawrabnszgdfl3mu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/office-04-tribal-ddb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrr7867cg7jw5jt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/108610895/rua/108618115" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rua</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/larusdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LARUS DESIGN</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2s6rc1rqxvw5ajfg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/mit-beaver-works/106633555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Beaver</a> Works in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner Photography/David Bragdon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jc5ald6b7zbkm68t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rise/project/classroom-2-everywhere2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Classroom 2 Everywhere</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise Projects LLC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3q47u5rx49f0yu0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/woods-loft/109636293" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvcj5acxbwbdl1sw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/111113741/bottles-congress/111161076" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bottles' Congress</a> in Braga, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/tiagodovalearqtos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiago do Vale Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nlsu6zdzq0as0jit.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/AlfredoPimentel/project/skel_bench" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SKEL_Bench</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/AlfredoPimentel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alfredo Pimentel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/br3rfesjz5ke790s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/81147630/giving-shelter-benefit-for-fixnation/109727976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Giving Shelter" Benefit for FixNation (a.k.a. the "Cat Condo")</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/58779921/rnl-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">team RNL</a> (Jeffrey Anglada, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/81147630/giving-shelter-benefit-for-fixnation/109727976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Reitz</a>, James Sarratori, Colin Winchell); Photo: Grey Crawford</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5ti9b64ja78rqnpz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104705706/herman-miller-buys-dwr-for-154-million-what-does-that-mean-for-chairs 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80af9e7d7d3324424cecf93e76f01d4d.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100226946/because-buildings-need-seats Because Buildings Need Seats Alexander Walter 2014-05-22T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/0828cab75e4804a74d9241bab7348e04.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>