andrea claire studio is a new venture of andrea claire lighting, which has been producing custom lamps since 2004.
based in williamsburg, brooklyn, andrea claire studio started in 2010 to specifically develop and launch a new line of bespoke,
green lighting. ‘constantin’ is the first of several designs in development. merging the latest three-dimensional rendering technologies
with a commitment to hand-crafting techniques, the constantin line features a proprietary method of forming bamboo over metal frames
and armatures finished in brushed brass, satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, or chrome. the studio will work closely with its clients to
produce chandeliers that meet specific size and finish requirements while drawing on the unique vocabulary of shapes, materials,
and the hanging systems it has developed.

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‘nice ball’ by paola pivi

italian born artist paola pivi has created ‘nice ball’, a lamp constructed from 80 miniatures representing the
iconic furniture designs from the collection of the vitra design museum. the small versions of chairs and tables
are arranged over metal frames creating a sphere that envelopes the light bulb within. when lit, the lamps project a
graphic pattern of silhouettes of the furniture, allowing the viewer to experience the vitra design classics in 2D and 3D format.

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israeli designer idan friedman of reddish studio has created a series of portraits embossed into disposable aluminium food trays.
the collection depicts people who are part of friedman’s everyday life, ranging from close friends to passers-by.
the combination of image and material reference historic medallions, and perhaps allude to our present day
lack of appreciation for traditional art forms.
you may see more profiles on friedman’s flickr

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zaha hadid’s mobile art pavilion has found its permanent home outside of the institute du monde arabe in paris
after a world tour – inclusive of new york, tokyo and hong kong – that began in 2008. donated to the institute by chanel,
the unit will aid in the development of broader cultural programs at the center and will host exhibitions that showcase
the talent of designers, artists and architects from arab countries.

conceived through a system of natural organization, the structure is shaped by both functional and conceptual considerations.
fluid geometries and organic lines compose a continuum of fluent and dynamic spaces, where oppositions between light and dark,
interior and exterior and natural and artificial are manufactured. undulating surfaces and flowing volumes converge,
constantly redefining the quality and experience of each exhibition space, while guiding movement throughout.

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She is talented, she is georgeous. She is the new promess in the make up industry en Chile. Camila De la Porte aka Mila.

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‘furo’ by fernando brizio for materia*
agglomerated cork, colored pencils
∅ 255 x H286mm
image courtesy of materia*

in a collaboration that started more than a year ago, portuguese cork manufacturing company amorim,
approached experimentadesign, whose flagship venture is the EXD biennale in lisbon, to develop a project by selecting
designers to bridge the gap between the raw natural material and user, by creating objects for everyday use.
experimentadesign chose ten portuguese and international designers and studios based on their creative processes,
paying close attention to their functionality and relevance, with an understanding of user dynamics.

entitled materia*, the result is a collection of objects that investigate the potential of cork, emphasizing its versatility,
first presented to the public on the occasion of milan design week 2011.

portuguese designer fernando brizio has developed ‘furo’ and ‘senta’ for the collection, both of which explore the idea
of a main cork centrepiece whose purpose and function is enhanced through the use of ‘legs’.

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designboom was recently in paris where we had the opportunity to pre-view matali crasset’s HI MATIC hotel,
the most recent of her on-going collaboration with patrick elouarghi and philippe chatelet.
located in the young, creative district of rue charonne, where design, fashion, bookshops and organic restaurants rein,
the design of the urban eco-lodging facility seeks to establish a new dialogue between itself, the visitors and the neighborhood.

100% internet based, the hotel is void of all traditional concierge and staff members. a unique code provided at the time of reservation
gives access to the building and to computers where visitors check in, pay and receive their room key, all on their own.

the aim was to keep the hotel fuss free and simple. emphasizing this concept and approach further are vending machines –
located in the lobby and basement – where organic food, books, music and playful objects can be purchased 24 hours a day.

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