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Pierre Yovanovitch introduces Mobilier, his new furniture and lighting brand.

+ The renowned French interior designer launched Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier with a 45-piece collection that includes lighting, seating, and accessories inspired by the French Riviera, Art Deco, American Modernism, and more.

+ “Creating custom furniture and lighting works has been an integral part of my design process since starting my practice in 2001,” Pierre said in a statement. “These works started as a way for me to ensure the design elements of a client’s interior were of the highest quality and were completely unique to the space, though the pieces I created quickly evolved into a form of creative expression in and of itself.”

Courtesy of moooi.com

Moooi brings to life the viral digital chair that “could not be made.”

+ Originally created as a rendering by Andrés Reisinger and Júlia Esqué that went viral, the Hortensia Armchair is now a limited-edition physical chair.

+ The chair is covered in 30,000 “petals” that are laser cut from a polyester that resembles silk and then laid over an elastic cover that wraps around the chair’s steel frame and injection-moulded foam body. You can also purchase Hortensia sans petals in Moooi fabric for a less whimsical appeal.

SESC 24 de Maio. Photo by Nelson Kon, courtesy of nelsonkon.com.br

A look back on some of Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s landmark projects that transformed Brazil.

+ The celebrated, Pritzker Prize-winning Brazilian architect was widely credited for transforming São Paulo. He passed away this week at the age of 92.

+ From Patriarch Plaza, a remodeled public square with an ingenious urban intervention, to SESC 24 de Maio, a 14-story leisure and cultural complex, Paulo designed public spaces, museums, residential spaces, and more.

Photo courtesy of minjae.kim

Designer Minjae Kim is putting his own spin on Korean materials and techniques.

+ Minjae has honed his design skills at Studio Giancarlo Valle, though more recently he has begun to play around with and reinterpret traditional Korean techniques, such as wood carving and lacquering.

+ His experiments have led him to work with materials in unconventional ways, such as using fiberglass in fabric form, to create folk art-like furniture pieces.

Photo courtesy of giopatocoombes.com

Lighting duo Giopato & Coombes release the Moonstone collection, full of dreamy fixtures inspired by lunar rock sculptures.

+ “Our imagination traveled to an uncontaminated planet of rocky landscapes, swept by powerful winds,” the pair says about the collection. “Moonstone is a collection of multifaceted pendant lamps inspired by organic rock sculptures: horseshoe-shaped, oval-looking, elongated, or faceted dome. With the simplicity of their pure design, they summon our most true, uncontaminated thoughts and emotions.”

+ They emulated organic rock material by carving “moonstone” out of fiberglass infused with marble powder, which creates a composite stone-like material to protect its surface, or through battuto, a Murano glass, or linen-glazed diffusers.

Photo courtesy of kellywearstler.com

Kelly Wearstler challenges scale and emphasizes materiality in latest furniture collection.

+ Called Transcendence, the collection was made in collaboration with local artisans and craftspeople in Southern California.

+ Many of the pieces, from tables to seating, are focused on geometric lines and muted color palettes to let the materials shine.

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