Sabine Marcelis’ Candy Cube Enters the Vitra Design Museum

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October 14, 2021

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Sabine Marcelis’ Candy Cube is the latest entry into the Vitra Design Museum.

+ First launched in 2014, Candy Cube—a seemingly solid object with what Sabine calls a “magical glowing edge”—has become a hallmark of the designer’s work, highlighting her ongoing practice of material experiments.

+ Candy Cube’s induction to the Vitra Design Museum brings poppy flair to the 400-plus collection of furniture, which includes designs from Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, and more.


A sneak peek of the Seyun chair, a collaboration between Karimoku and Zaha Hadid Design. Photo courtesy of Karimoku Commons

In other design news, here’s a preview of Karimoku and Zaha Hadid Design’s 2022 collaboration, the Seyun chair.

+ Although the sinuous wooden chair won’t be released until 2022, viewers can get a sneak peek of the collaboration at the Karimoku Commons, a hybrid gallery space that the Japanese furniture brand opened earlier this year. An exhibition on Zaha Hadid Design is open through December 3.

+ “This collaboration combines ZHD’s unmistakable design language and inventive approach to materiality with Karimoku’s uncompromising quality standards, achieved through the implementation of the most advanced technologies and manufacturing processes,” Woody Yao, Zaha Hadid Design director, told Wallpaper.

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Fisher & Paykel launches new minimalist touch screen oven.

+ The New Zealand appliance brand designed the sleek ovens with a touch screen mechanism engineered to work like a touch screen cellphone.

+ The ovens come in black or stainless steel and have three cooking methods. ​​When your food is ready, Fisher & Paykel’s self-cleaning technology breaks down leftover food residue at a high temperature to keep the oven clean and ready for its next use.


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Mexican artist Bosco Sodi is leading the high-design movement in Oaxaca.

+ The transformation started when Bosco opened the concrete and light-filled Casa Wabi, a foundation and artist residency on the Oaxacan coast designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

+ “Architecture can revolutionize an area and create a regenerative movement that adds to the environment and melds with what exists,” Bosco told Condé Nast Traveler. “With this type of impact, we can change the future of Mexican development forever.”

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Photographer Texas Isaiah talks the self-awareness that comes with portraiture.

+ The Brooklyn-born, LA-based photographer is known for portraiture, where he captures not only the image of the person in front of him but who they are as a person—a skill he’s honed that requires a certain sense of intimacy and self-awareness.

+ “I don’t feel like photography is a much-respected medium. But it holds a lot of power—regardless if people recognize it,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a rock and a hard place, because I can have the best intentions in the world but that doesn’t mean that I’m not perpetuating some sort of visual violence, whether in the past, present, or future. But the most important thing you could do is just be mindful.”

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VanMoof’s latest e-bike reaches new speeds to make cities feel smaller.

+ VanMoof has announced the coming of its latest and fastest offering—The V. As VanMoof’s first hyper-bike, the V will hit speeds up to 31 miles per hour. The e-bike is in development for the upcoming year.

+ With two-wheel drive, advanced acceleration, and integrated speed settings, this latest e-bike is “designed to take you faster and further than your average e-bike,” said Ties Carlier, cofounder of VanMoof, on its website. “This bike makes you feel like an equal part of traffic.”



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The Iconic Home brings together 13 Black interior designers to have on your radar.

+ The second installment of The Iconic Home, a virtual showhouse created by Architectural Digest and the Black Interior Designers Network, features the work of 13 leading black designers, including Mikel Welch, DuVäl Reynolds, and Arianne Bellizaire.

+ Led by architect Elizabeth Graziolo of Yellow House Architects, this year’s Iconic Home was designed with sustainability in mind. Figuratively located in the Hudson Valley, the space features material innovations, occupant wellness strategies, and sustainable products by leading brands to prioritize the future of the planet.


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