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The Most Alluring Art Nouveau Buildings Around the World

Art Nouveau may go by many different names, but its look is unmistakable. Also known as Jugendstil, Stile Floreale, and Sezessionstil, the decorative arts-and-architecture movement flourished in Europe throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Architects such as Hector Guimard and Antoni Gaudí became famous for their expressive, organic-inspired designs, which commonly featured colorful … Continue reading “The Most Alluring Art Nouveau Buildings Around the World”

Balenciaga’s First Ever Couch Made From Its Surpluses

The new creation designed by Russian artist and architect Harry Nuriev – founder of the New York agency Crosby Studios – for Balenciaga does not leave anyone indifferent. Padded, transparent, the design of the sofa reveals the logoted pieces from the House’s previous collections. The famous founder of Balenciaga would mentor many of the greatest fashion … Continue reading “Balenciaga’s First Ever Couch Made From Its Surpluses”

The Best Mid-Century Scandinavian Furniture Designers

Midcentury modernist furniture is the epitome of refined style and good taste—well-crafted, classic, and timeless—thanks to the way it almost always marries innovation, simplicity, and elegance. And it was the Scandinavian modern designers in particular—Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder, Verner Panton, Alvar Aalto, et al.—who led the way in defining and propagating … Continue reading “The Best Mid-Century Scandinavian Furniture Designers”

Design In The 1960s

At the beginning of the decade, it was euphoric: the economy is growing at double-digit rates, and full employment provides an optimistic view of the future. A new way of life, based on the democratization of consumer goods, is changing the relationship with the daily environment. The increasingly successful decoration magazines reflect the more playful … Continue reading “Design In The 1960s”

The Winners of the 2019 Architecture MasterPrize

Every year the Architect MasterPrize selects three projects as the top winners of The Architecture MasterPrize 2019. The mission of the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. The AMP architecture award celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design. … Continue reading “The Winners of the 2019 Architecture MasterPrize”

Le Salon du Design 2019

Geneva’s first 20th century design fair, Le Salon du Design returns on the weekend of November 2-3, 2019 for a third edition at Pavillon Sicli. With its simple yet innovative concept, Le Salon du Design has quickly established itself as one of the most beautiful design fairs in Europe. Founded in 2017 by Corine Stübi, … Continue reading “Le Salon du Design 2019”

Design In The 1950s

With the boom from birth to prosperity, the post-war period marked the beginning of consumer society. This inspired designers to create avant-garde seating mostly using materials like, steel, wood, and leather. Often a piece of furniture would combine only two materials or two colours – creating tension and harmony without fuss or superfluous ornament. Women, … Continue reading “Design In The 1950s”

Design In London

London is renowned for having excellent vintages fairs, stores and anything retro or mid-century. Being a rich and historic city and having so much to see and explore. Here is a small but handy list of places not to be missed.   Midcentury East is a fair where you can see 55+ dealers selling everything from … Continue reading “Design In London”

Design In The 1940s

If the Second World War puts a stop to the furniture industry in France for lack of raw materials, it pushes other nations to invest in technological research. In the United States, emigrants from the Bauhaus who arrived in the 1930s are already working on new materials: curved plywood, molded plastic, rubber, etc. In Europe … Continue reading “Design In The 1940s”

Brussels Design Market 2019

Ever since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the « largest design market in Europe ». This event, that takes place twice a year (March and September), has become one of the main events in the international vintage design calendar. Maintaining its particular atmosphere that characterizes flea markets, the Brussels Design … Continue reading “Brussels Design Market 2019”

Design in Prague

Prague with its stunning sites and its labyrinth of streets is the capital and, the largest city in the Czech Republic. Prague is situated in the northwest of the Czech Republic on the Vltava river. This large and beautiful city is renowned for its Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly … Continue reading “Design in Prague”

Design In The 1930s

Modernity makes its way in 1930s apartments thanks to the generalization of electricity. The more recent buildings, built of concrete, offer large windows that open to the outside. The living room becomes the main room to live and welcome friends, family, and guests. The refined lines of art deco furniture are definitely imposed. Furniture featured … Continue reading “Design In The 1930s”

Brussels Design September 2019

Over the years, Brussels Design September has become the annual flagship event for design enthusiasts. For one month, the city hosts an array of over 100 not-to-be-missed cultural and commercial events offering a meeting platform between the public and a great number of Belgian and international designers. Brussels Design September will feature exhibitions, conferences, open … Continue reading “Brussels Design September 2019”

Air in all its forms

Scenography aerial, floating objects, free circulation, the air is elusive until October 13, at the Center for Innovation and Design at Grand-Hornu. The artistic project explores the relationship between design and air. It addresses the theme of air from various angles, from inflatable material to gas injection in manufacturing processes, from moving air to the … Continue reading “Air in all its forms”