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Scandinavian Design Roots

The Masters of Social Democracy  Scandinavia, a territory surrounded by ice, has always imposed on mankind an age-old struggle to adapt to the very harsh climatic conditions that prevail there. These conditions have made the development of agriculture and population growth particularly difficult. On behalf of the common need to protect themselves in an extreme … Continue reading “Scandinavian Design Roots”

The most amazing swimming pool in Twentieth Century

Let’s plunge into summer… Some images to refresh us ! Alvaro Siza, Pier Luigi Nervi, Peter Zumthor, Ricardo Bofill, Luis Barragán, Robert Mallet-Stevens… these great architects also designed swimming pools. The proof in pictures :   The swimming pool of the villa of Monte Mano in Sardaigne Architect: Jacques Couëlle Built: 1970     The swimming … Continue reading “The most amazing swimming pool in Twentieth Century”

SERIAL EATER : food design stories in Grand-Hornu

Curator: Benjamin Stoz 28.06.20 → 29.11.20   The Serial Eater exhibition examines thirty years of experimentation and reflection on the “food object”. Since its development in the 1990s until its most recent implications, the analysis of food design will enable us to understand the evolutions in consumer habits and how awareness has been raised about the … Continue reading “SERIAL EATER : food design stories in Grand-Hornu”

Iconic houses in XXs

The 20th century was one of the most inspiring and progressive centuries for the discipline of architecture. This period was marked by many technological and modern innovations whose aesthetics inspired architects and designers, revolutionizing the history of architecture. The Lovell Health House by Neutra The Lovell Health House is the first detached house with a … Continue reading “Iconic houses in XXs”

Design in the 1980s

The 1980s were marked by many events, from the discovery of the AIDS virus to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Chernobyl disaster, these years appear to be a period of turbulent transition. A new economic dynamism created by globalization and the emergence of the Internet. Personal success is on display, while the spread … Continue reading “Design in the 1980s”

The Italian Radical Design Mouvement

Radical Design was an Italian architecture and design movement that had its start in 1966 with the manifesto and exhibition Superarchitettura in Pistoia. It culminated, roughly, in 1972 with the seminal show Italy: The New Domestic Landscape at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Within those six years dozens of studios and independent designers such as Archizoom, Superstudio, and Studio … Continue reading “The Italian Radical Design Mouvement”

Live Big with Your Books!

A home filled with books can be a place of inspiration in more ways than one. Bookcases, bookshelves, entire rooms: far from being simple storage spaces, home libraries reveal the personalities and lifestyles of their owners. They are always very personal and unpredictable, whether they have been specially created in a separate room or fitted … Continue reading “Live Big with Your Books!”

Design in the 1970s

Do you love indoor plants, wood panelling and confortable sofas in interiors right now? You’re maybe in the midst of a Seventies revival! It is easy to dismiss the 1970s as “the decade that taste forgot”. after years of pared-back discipline with a focus on function in the mid-century design movement, the 1970s was a … Continue reading “Design in the 1970s”

The Obsession with Mid-Century Modern design

Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere Midcentury modern is an architectural, product, interior and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern furniture design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. Mid-Century modern furniture first showed up in the 1950s and ’60s. Midcentury modern was reaffirmed in 1983 … Continue reading “The Obsession with Mid-Century Modern design”

The Most Amazing Structures Designed by Women

“A gender-neutral industry—indeed, a gender-neutral built environment—if desired, cannot simply be willed into existence. It must be fought for. Invisibility is a sign that there is still much more work to do,” writes Jane Hall in the introductory essay of her new tome from Phaidon, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. For centuries, women’s contributions to … Continue reading “The Most Amazing Structures Designed by Women”

Brussels Design Market 2020

Since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the “largest design market in Europe” and quickly became a must-attend on the international vintage design circuit. Maintaining its unique flea market atmosphere, the Brussels Design Market has continued to grow attracting more visitors each year, and developed as a true gathering and … Continue reading “Brussels Design Market 2020”

The Most Expensive Home In The World: Antilia

There are luxury homes, and then there’s Antilia—the Mumbai home of business magnate Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. Inspired by the mythical Atlantic island, Mukesh Ambani’s, located in South Mumbai’s Altamount Road is estimated to be the world’s second-most expensive property after the Buckingham Palace. The high-end mansion reportedly costs an estimated $1-2 billion. … Continue reading “The Most Expensive Home In The World: Antilia”

The Most Fascinating and Must-See Architecture Around the World

Architecture fans know that one of the best parts of traveling is seeing the world’s most incredible buildings up close and personal. Whether you’re in search of historic structures or the latest cutting-edge designs, Lonely Planet’s new book Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide has something for every traveler. The volume showcases 120 architectural wonders across … Continue reading “The Most Fascinating and Must-See Architecture Around the World”

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”