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Nikola Olic uses photography to bridge the divide between architecture and abstract art.
+ Gaining inspiration from renowned photographer Ansel Adams, Nikola captures and transforms sculptural city skylines and commonplace facades into stunning visual creations.
+ “Photography is in my view an introspective experience for both the photographer and the viewer, I am comfortable leaving the expectations and hopes of what people gain up to them,” Nikola told The Washington Post.
Ubiquitous yet bona fide, designers reimagine wooden stool design.
+ Made of solid oak, Portado—designed by Christian Haas for Favius—reinforces the stool as undeniably necessary melding function and beauty by way of its elegant two-leg design.
+ Smile Stool, another take by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, uses a smiling expression carved into its cherry-wood seat to fortify its playful presence.
Piero Lissoni’s furniture designs become the star in new film.
+ Piero’s KN collection for Knoll started in 2018. “We began with a swivel chair, then we raised it and added movement. But this chair had to have one special characteristic: it had to seem like a cloud, floating in the air. This led to [more designs],” he told Wallpaper.
+ The new film demonstrates Piero’s playfulness and simplicity by subtly personifying each furniture piece in a pseudo dance-number, introducing new designs while celebrating the old.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design a complete museum experience in Paris.
+ Designed to ensure a sense of fluidity, people enter the museum greeted by three grandiose flags of white and gold, accompanied by tremendous glass lights and 19th century textiles.
Jasper Morrison gives Vitra’s iconic cantilever chair design a sustainable update.
+ The classic cantilever chair was first introduced in 1926, a design from Dutch architect Mart Stam.
+ Now Jasper has updated the chair’s design with EVO-C, which uses gas injection molding technology. This method allowed the designer to recreate the original hollow steel construction with 100% recyclable polypropylene.
Designer Michael Young launches Beer Buddy, a drink brand aimed at connecting creatives across Asia.
+ Launching at Design Shanghai, Beer Buddy started as a way to connect creatives at events. Each can or bottle has a QR code, which event attendees can scan to connect with other creatives at the event via a website.
+ Right now Michael is using Beer Buddy at events in Asia, but the beer itself is brewed with European hops and malt sourced from The Swaen, a 110-year-old malt house in Kloosterzande, Netherlands. “I wanted to create a taste that connects people globally not regionally,” Michael told Dezeen.
Rolls-Royce revives its coachbuilding tradition.
+ Once a thing of the past, Rolls-Royce reintroduces coachbuilding, an old technique where the body of a car is custom-built.
+ Its latest luxurious coachbuilt car: a reinterpreted Boat Tail coupe that features a “hosting suite” containing an artful picnic set and carbon fiber seating.
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