studio klass: odeon lamp for fontana arte

the floor lamp provides ambient light that reduces the contrast between digital displays and a completely dark room, accommodating a relaxing illumination.

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Exhibition: A Passion for Jean Prouvé

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli presents A Passion for Jean Prouvé, an exhibition devoted to the furniture and architecture by the French designer Jean Prouvé from the collection owned by Laurence and Patrick Seguin.

Laurence and Patrick Seguin discovered the work of Jean Prouvé, in the late 1980s, through his furniture designs. They were immediately struck by the unique aesthetic of these pieces, where the artistic skill lies wholly in imperceptible technical mastery devoted to enhancing the strength of the materials. While at the time very few people had even heard of Jean Prouvé, their enthusiasm for his captivating lines was immediate, a revelation that became a true passion.

The couple then began to take an interest in Jean Prouvé’s work as a whole, of which the furniture is only a part, going on to discover his architectural designs. With the idea that “there is no difference between constructing a piece of furniture and constructing a building”, Jean Prouvé applied the same design approach to both fields, basing all of his work on it.

From the opening of their gallery in Paris in 1989, Laurence and Patrick Seguin began to work in earnest promoting the creations of Jean Prouvé, with the result that the most important international collectors and the most prestigious museums now have works by the French architect and designer in their collections. Indeed today Jean Prouvé is held to be one of the key exponents of twentieth century design.

Laurence and Patrick Seguin are now presenting a number of works from their private collection for the first time: around 40 pieces by Jean Prouvé, most of which are prototypes or extremely rare, from the armchair designed for the University dormitory of Nancy in 1932 to the light armchair created for the University of Antony in 1954, to the furniture produced for Africa.

The same principles of functionality and rational fabrication that the designer applied to furniture often destined for the public sector, can also be found in Prouvé’s architectural designs: the same solid structures feature clever mechanisms for assembly and organisation that enable both the furniture and the constructions to be easily moved, disassembled and modified.

The Maison Metropole (8×12 meters) is now to be mounted for the first time on the Lingotto track. In 1949 this aluminum construction won a Ministry of Education competition for “mass-producible rural school with classroom and teacher accommodation”: a masterpiece of nomadic housing, followed the portico principle patented by Prouvé in 1939. The Ateliers Jean Prouvé built two of them, one in Bouqueval, near Paris, and the other in Vantoux in Moselle, which will be on show in Turin.

Taking four people three consecutive days to assemble, a stop-motion film will be made of the construction process, with video footage streamed over the internet.

A Passion for Jean Prouvé: From Furniture to Architecture, Torino, Italy
April 6 – September 8, 2013, Galerie Patrick Seguin

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marcel wanders: new antiques bar stool for moooi

the seating object is a blend of antique style with a hint of flirtatiousness–a playful blend of artistic pop! and functionality.

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100 legends of Ararat by Tzeh

Illustrations for a book of 100 Armenian legends comissioned by “Ararat” brandy.

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Personalize Your Television: Homedia by Robert Bronwasser

Personalize Your Television: Homedia by Robert Bronwasser

TV watching has gradually progressed to a full-time hobby for many but over the years the design of the television remains much the same. Sure, the models are no longer gigantic boxes but for the most part, the exterior looks the same – a black or grey, hard plastic viewing shrine we stare at for hours on end. Designer Robert Bronwasser of Smool began to think outside the box (pun intended) with his new concept Homedia, which turns your television into a piece of home decor.

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With TV being such a central part in our lives, it’s most definitely a focal point in the room it sits in, so dressing it up should be a given, right?

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The rectangular plastic device is no longer a sore thumb when it’s dressed up in colorful fabric and sitting on a set of legs, making it a pivotal piece in your home’s design and not just a necessity for your TV watching.

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Personalize Your Television: Homedia by Robert Bronwasser in technology home furnishings Category

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holger jahns: hacke und spitze retail store for dancing gear

the interior space is configured using minimalist storage cases on tripod stands, showcasing the shop selection of dance shoes and equipment.

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Ministry of Defence: Replace

Technician at the Ministry of Defence. Do you have what it takes.

Being a technician at the Ministry of Defence is a little bit more demanding. Seemingly easy technical problems can become a real challenge in their environment.

Advertising Agency: Steam Advertising, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Directors: Maarten Kuipers, Cyril Chermin
Art Director: Martijn van der Werf
Copywriter: Cyril Chermin
Illustrator: Robert Vulkers
Digital Imaging: Gerben Kruk
Published: October 2012

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Ministry of Defence: Refuel

Technician at the Ministry of Defence. Do you have what it takes.

Being a technician at the Ministry of Defence is a little bit more demanding. Seemingly easy technical problems can become a real challenge in their environment.

Advertising Agency: Steam Advertising, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Directors: Maarten Kuipers, Cyril Chermin
Art Director: Martijn van der Werf
Copywriter: Cyril Chermin
Illustrator: Robert Vulkers
Digital Imaging: Gerben Kruk
Published: October 2012

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Ministry of Defence: Change tire

Technician at the Ministry of Defence. Do you have what it takes.

Being a technician at the Ministry of Defence is a little bit more demanding. Seemingly easy technical problems can become a real challenge in their environment.

Advertising Agency: Steam Advertising, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Directors: Maarten Kuipers, Cyril Chermin
Art Director: Martijn van der Werf
Copywriter: Cyril Chermin
Illustrator: Robert Vulkers
Digital Imaging: Gerben Kruk
Published: October 2012

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