venerdì 25 aprile 2008

La "KASA DIGITALIA" di KARIM RASHID!!!

"KASA DIGITALIA" è il progetto nato dalla collaborazione tra l'eclettico designer KARIM RASHID e ABET LAMINATI, allestito alla Triennale di Milano.
Immergendosi in questo spazio si è risucchiati in un vortice di pareti dai colori sgargianti e decori optical che danno vita ad un ambiente domestico totalmente originale: avveniristico, provocatorio e interamente rivestito con i laminati stampati con tecnologia digitale, ultima frontiera della ricerca ABET.
RASHID, in questo allestimento futuribile, fonde totalmente la sua passione per l'interior design, lighting design, furtniture e fashion design in un tripudio di effetti multicolor che creano atmosfere estranianti e surreali con echi pop art.

Un'unica controindicazione:
se cercate di rintracciare rassicuranti e ordinari elementi d'arredo come sedie, tavoli o lavandini non è lo spazio adatto a voi!!!


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mercoledì 23 aprile 2008

Black & white

Four artists met as young students at Glasgow School of Art in the mid 1890s. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, James Herbert McNair, Margaret Macdonald, her sister Frances Macdonald. They experienced their ideas and the “Glasgow Style” had born. They improved Art Nouveau with Japanese style, exploiting the linearity, the natural materials mixed to oriental influences.
This group of architects and artists used ornament sparingly and, with the exception of few pastel tones, preferred black and white, a preference that was to become a hallmark of the modern.

Some of their ideas are now incorporated in modern design, especially in the synthesis between modernity and oriental influences. We came back to linearity especially in recent years of minimalism, while rigidly geometric furniture, preferably black and white, reported to a great decorative effect. The Arts and Crafts Movement supported Charles Rennie Mackintosh because the design art is a free art that distinguish her from the impersonal and uniform industrial production. These ideas today translate themselves in industrial customized production reassembling the craftsman work, but that give you the sense of a distinguishable social role.
And prices make them distinguishable too.

The Magis Chair was created by Konstantin Grcic in 2003. Legs are made in glossy anodized aluminium (red, white, anthracite) Legs of black chair are made of black anodized aluminium in a matte finish. Seat made of die-cast aluminium, treated with sputtered fluorinated titanium and painted in polyester powder. Magis writes “With its anodized aluminium legs and skeletonised aluminium seat, Chair One might not look comfortable, but looks can be deceiving”.

This is a black and white minimalistic outdoor chair. It seams natural but is made of high quality polymer resin woven wicker, the bodies are completely weatherproof and the cushions are made of quick-drying dense foam with removable.

Dutch designer Danny Fang projected this “Matryoshka Chair”. Produced in collaboration with the Malaysian furniture company Kian, this set of outdoor furniture includes two chairs and two stools made from woven polyethylene fibres and an aluminium frame. The materials make for an amazingly lightweight set; all the pieces stacked together only weigh 22kgs.


And these are the latest Cassina chairs:



Black and white composition are really minimal but no more “natural”…resins, aluminium, plays a key role. Circles or ovals, compact shake, are coming back.
Can the Glasgow School speak to contemporary design and still teach something new on use of the line and wood for decorating the in-door and out-door environment? Can teach something about mixing western culture with indigenous symbolic cultures?
What lies beyond the line?

mercoledì 16 aprile 2008

SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO 2008 - 47° edizione

Anche quest'anno Milano apre le porte al Design con l'immancabile kermesse del "Salone" e "Fuori Salone" che durerà dal 16 al 21 Aprile.
La settimana del design è già partita piena di eventi, performance ed incontri ...

As every year Milan opens its ancient doors to modern Design. A fantastic event of the "Fair" and "Outside Exhibition" which will run from 16 to 21 April. The week of the design is already batch full of events, performances and meetings so come with us and give a look ..…..

Fiera Milano - Rho, 16 - 21 Aprile orari 9:30 - 18:30.
Apertura al pubblico solo Domenica 20 Aprile.

LA PRIMA VOLTA DI TORINO - XXIII Congresso Mondiale di Architettura Torino 2008


Per un intero anno Torino - la prima World Design Capital italiana - in occasione del XXIII Congresso Mondiale di Architettura, ospiterà eventi, mostre, concorsi, dibattiti, workshop, concerti e festival estesi a tutto il territorio regionale.
Il tema del Congresso 2008 è Trasmitting Architecture - Comunicare l'Architettura - e si apre al confronto e alla partecipazione di tutti, perchè l'Architettura è per tutti!


The First Time for Torino

For a whole year Turin - the first World Design Italian Capital - at the XXIII World Congress of Architecture, will host events, exhibitions, competitions, debates, workshops, concerts and festivals extended to the whole region. The theme of the 2008 Congress is: Trasmitting Architecture & Communicating Architecture. The event is opened to discussion and the participation of everyone, because the architecture is for all of us!