Zaha Hadid, Seamless
27 November – 15 December 2006
Phillips de Pury, New York
Phillips de Pury & Company and Established & Sons are proud to announce the opening of an exhibition of new work by Zaha Hadid to be held at Phillips de Pury’s Chelsea headquarters in New York.
The 'Seamless' show which will be designed by Hadid will feature a number of furniture designs by the groundbreaking architect and designer that are in direct dialogue with the gallery—highlighting Hadid’s radical interpretation of space and the environment we occupy. Each of the pieces for sale will be functional forms of furniture which compose the first ever collection of furniture by the architect and will be the first work to be made and seen after the mid-retropspective, “Zaha Hadid” which opened this June at The Guggenheim Museum, NYC. These limited edition works will be produced exclusively for the show by the British-based company, Established & Sons and each piece will be made in Britain and feature the innovative use of specific materials which is true to the Established & Sons philosophy of production.
'Seamless is a dialogue of geometry and materiality that invites us to totally re-invent space. These
unique furniture pieces are a direct evolution of our architectural language: soft meets sharp, combining
repetition and variation, whilst balancing the smooth transition between otherwise disparate elements of
Zaha Hadid, the architect known for pushing the boundaries of architecture and design has created some of the most astonishing buildings of recent time alongside products, furniture and interiors. Her far-reaching and fluid forms are informed by multiple perspectives and defy the confines of traditional use of space.
Hadid’s pioneering exploration of form is allowing her to be recognized as one of the most important
people working in the field today. She is the first woman architect to become a Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004.
Best known of her seminal built works include: The Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany (1993); Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck, Austria (2002); Hoenheim Nord Terminus, Strasbourg, France (2001); The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cinncinnati, Ohio (2003); The BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany (2005); The Ordrupgaard Museum Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005); The Hotel Puerta America interiors, Madrid, Spain (2005); and The Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany (2005).
Currently Hadid is working on a multitude of projects including The Architecture Foundation in London, The Sheik Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, The Business Bay Towers in Dubai; The Napoli Afragola Train Station in Naples and the Herault Cultural Centre in Montpelier, France.
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събота, 19 април 2008 г.
IKEA's latest today... they've jumped on a few trends i've been liking for a while... so naturally much like the laptop station that they made 10% of the original price... funny to see that they have taken to the vinyl stickering (i had kind of expected them to get on this one sooner since its so cheap/easy to produce)... and one trend i've been loving for apt dwellers that move frequently and don't want to worry about damaging the walls, yet want to mount that flat panel tv - the floating wall tv shelves, i'm kind of liking this Stiby one above that is $500... and there is also the Benno after the jump that is a mere$120. Now for the one piece i'm really really wanting - the Trollsta Sideboard... granted the whole series feels like a cheap jaime hayon knockoff... i'm still tempted. It looks really fun to add some subtle vinyl stickers to also.... few more pieces that grabbed me after the jump!
четвъртък, 17 април 2008 г.
Today in Milan Samsung Electronics and Giorgio Armani unveiled the new Armani/Samsung LCD TV with 100Hz Full HD. A 46-inch TV will be launched initially in Europe, Korea and Russia in mid-summer, and a 52-inch will be available soon after. Unique design elements include a stylish remote control and a special 4-mode lighted power switch that customizes the display of the two companies’ logos on the front of the television.
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понеделник, 7 април 2008 г.
The demographic development in greater Copenhagen has resulted in a remarkable growth of the 16 – 19 year group, with Copenhagen needing 50% more study places, and this led to a decision to build a new college in Ørestad City; the new city centre for the entire Ørestad.
Ørestad College offers fields of study within science, social science and human science. The purpose of the college is to realize the latest reform’s (2005) aims to strengthen and renew the students’ professional capabilities, to prepare the students better for university and to enhance the science aspect. This college has chosen a profile of media, communication and culture, and with wireless internet all over the school and with laptops for all students - hence the knick-name the Virtual College.
Four boomerang shaped storey decks rotate in relation to each other like the shutter of a camera. They form the superstructure; the overall framework of the college, and provide space for the college’s four study zones. Each zone is on one level, providing organisational flexibility, with the option of micro adjustment to create different spaces, learning environments and group sizes. The rotation of the storey decks projects a part of each deck into the high central hall. This part is the so called X-zone; a spatial expression of the colleges’ ambition to promote interdisciplinary expertise between study zones with physical and visual links.
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неделя, 6 април 2008 г.
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четвъртък, 3 април 2008 г.
DAMIEN HIRST x WARHOL FACTORY x LEVI’S POP-UP SHOP & BOOK LAUNCH AT FRED SEGAL MAN, Santa Monica on April 3rd, premiering two original Damien Hirst Art Pieces. That invite just popped into my inbox, as well as some sneak peeks into what this hot new pop up shop has in store for us! Take a look below for more pics and to get a glimpse of the silver brick walls, playfully Warhol-esque colors and Hirst’s signature skulls blended with the classic denim from Levis.
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