Hollo is a storage unit which simply becomes a ‘blank piece of paper’ for international designers and artists who can have fun in transforming it with their own original graphics.
It Would Take A Lot Of Lincoln Logs To Recreate This $44 Million Cabin. The Huntsman Estate in Park City Is For Sale.
I was recently reading about Jeffrey Katzenberg's Park City Estate for sale in The Hollywood Reporter and went to get a closer look at it when I stumbled upon the Huntsman Estate in Park City, which dwarfed the Katzenberg Kozy Kabin Komplex. This 22,000 square foot estate which sleeps over 20 and has a car collector's dream garage is on the market for $44 million.
Keramos Modular Furniture Is A Collaboration Between Adrianos Design and La Castellamonte And Is The First Product From CoProdotto.
KERAMOS is a collaboration between Adriano Design and La Castellamonte, known for their ceramic stove production and keeper of the ancient tradition of Castellamonte, dating back to 13th century.
Having worked together before, Adriano Design created Stack Stoves for La Castellamonte. Now, together, they've collaborated for CoProdotto, a new business model from Adriano Design which innovates starting from self-produced design and is a new formula for the production of small series in partnership between those who conceive and communicate the product and those who make it, along with global distribution.
From the uniqueness of the production process and the La Castellamonte products, Adriano Design conceived a modular ceramic container / cabinet. Through careful research and thoughtful design, they developed an innovative and distinctive system of ceramic modules fastened with wooden elements, creating pieces of furniture with unique features.
KERAMOS is a rounded corner container with a ceramic shell which makes it immediately recognizable. The pieces are reminiscent of historical terracotta jars which preserved contents over long periods of time. KERAMOS is a special, not ordinary, piece of furniture, a container of precious things which needs to be preserved more than contained.
Produced in 99 numbered pieces, KERAMOS is signed and provided with a certificate signed below by the designers and the producers.
CoProdotto is a brand by Adriano Design
The classic interoffice envelope inspired the look and function of the Envelope Chest by Field Day. Perfect for storing your most important things, the sleek 40" wide and 20" tall chest fastens securely with custom red leather rounds and cord. Its soft close hinges and solid maple bottom complete the sturdy piece.
Materials: Leather and Maple wood
Finish: Satin Lacquer
Buy it by contacting Field Day here
above: Tree 4, 2011, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 110 / L 250 / W 27 (cm), H 43.31 / L 98.43 / W 10.63 (inches)
UPDATE: Andrea Branzi's first US Show is now on at New York's Friedman Benda Gallery
Andrea Branzi: Trees & Stones
September 11 - October 13, 2012
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
“When birch tree forests are pruned or agricultural cultivations of fruit trees are picked, they are dispersed or burned. I have always been fascinated by these parts of nature, that continue to give off a grand expressive force, more powerful when they are combined with modern, perfect and industrial materials. They become mysterious, always diverse, unique, unrepeatable and somewhat sacred presences. Trees, trunks and branches are part of our ancient culture but also of actual culture, because in the age of globalization, design searches to trace recognizable ‘anthropological’ platforms. The collection, ‘Trees’ consists to place simple, everyday objects, books, and images next to the strange presence of branches and trunks, like in the reality of the world.” - Andrea Branzi
Italian architect and designer Andrea Branzi melds metal and nature in his latest series of shelving, Trees. On exhibit now through May 16th at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, the seven functional art pieces are sold in editions of 12.
above: artist, designer and architect Andrea Branzi
press release: In a short time, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris has already treated us to a regular and rich demonstration of Design Art: in March Andrea Branzi was given space to express himself as a free and committed thinker with this new collection, « Trees ».
above: Tree 1, 2010, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 100 / L 120 / W 27 (cm), H 39.37 / L 47.24 / W 10.63 (inches)
above: Tree 8, 2010, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 205 / L 140 / W 35 (cm), H 80.71 / L 55.12 / W 13.78 (inches)
In a space that was once the Galerie de France, a place where contemporary art flourished, Catherine Thieck will come back to pose a few objects from her own collection on the shelves of Andrea Branzi. Works by Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, Méret Oppenheim and Rebecca Horn will fill the shelves of an artist whose personality and preoccupations have remained consistently at the avant-garde of the architecture and design world.
above: Tree 3, 2010, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 80 / L 165 / W 27 (cm), H 31.5 / L 64.96 / W 10.63 (inches)
The Italian architect and designer Andrea Branzi, born in 1938, was ahead of his time in Florence in 1966 when he set up Archizoom associati, the first, internationally renowned avant-garde group. In order to define this remarkable character, one must use the vocabulary of projects: theoretical research, new design, experimental laboratory, leeway, mass creativity, new organisation… He also knows how to share his battles, he coordinates and curates exhibitions, he regularly exhibits his personal work, publishes manifestos, teaches generations of students and participates in conferences all over the world. In fact, multiple spaces would be needed to cover all angles of the man: a screening room, an auditorium, a museum and more than a few metres of shelf space.
above: Tree 9 (closed and open), 2010, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 252 / L 140 / W 35 (cm), H 99.21 / L 55.12 / W 13.78 (inches)
Andrea Branzi is passionate about the morphology of urban space; he breaks down the accepted codes and vigorously shakes the foundations of the ever-present conventions. Today more than ever, this insatiable troublemaker continues to disrupt the status quo and places humans and nature at the centre of his thinking.
above: Tree 2, 2010, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 100 / L 120 / W 27 (cm), H 39.37 / L 47.24 / W 10.63 (inches)
« Trees » represents a continuation of his thinking on architecture. He creates a minimalist space of shelves, veritable pieces of micro-architecture made from aluminium that spread out in neo-plastic bursts like a Mondrian. However, through the splits in the frame, Andrea Branzi introduces trunks and twigs gathered in the wild. This strange encounter that began in the eighties with « Animali domestici », questions the duality of the nature-culture relationship.
above: Tree 5, 2010, Brilliant polished aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 300 / L 200 / W 27 (cm), H 118.11 / L 78.74 / W 10.63 (inches)
above: Tree 6, 2010, Brilliant polished aluminium, Birch wood
With « Trees », he adds a dimension, an extra slice of soul, as nature becomes art, a contemporary icon, an emotional window linked to the knowledge of the vital importance of this precious, common heritage.
Pieces on show:
Seven shelves, in different shapes and formats, in aluminium (annodized and polished) and birch wood.
ANDREA BRANZI / TREES
PARIS / SATURDAY 10 MARCH - 16 MAY 2012
OPENING/ SATURDAY 10 MARCH / 4 - 9 PM
54 rue de la Verrerie Paris 75004
above: installation view of Tree 6 and Tree 7 at the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York (photo by Jon Lam)
Trees and Stones at the Friedman Benda Gallery
The ABC bookcase (libreria ABC) is a fun and functional series of modular storage cubes shaped as letters and numbers designed by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti for the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti.
above: I so gotta get me these, don't you think?
You can assemble any number of the sophisticated looking cubes to form words or sentences as in the examples of the "Read your book case","News" and "XOXO" compilations shown below:
The cubes are available in three sizes and a number of interior wood stains and exterior colors.
Nicely designed, the modular storage works in any style room for children or adults. For pricing or more information about the ABC Libreria, contact Saporiti here
The Scenario from MCZ and Loewe combines sound, image and heat. A fireplace that incorporates a flat screen LCD TV complete with audio speakers.
The front cladding is made of tempered glass with a painted steel shelf and painted black steel framework. Scenario integrates a closed fireplace (either the wood-burning Vivo 90 Wood or the gas burning Forma 95 Gas) and a Loewe 37" LCD TV complete with two 60 W speakers.
It also comes with a rail for remote controls (which are included for the tv and the gas burning fireplace) and comes in an integrated cabinet for a dvd player or a satellite receiver, etc.
The wood burning Vivo 90:
The gas burning Forma 95:
width = 750 mm
length = 2050 mm
Depth = 100 mm
Learn more here