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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Moved!

After 3 years, I've migrated this site to a new template!  Come check out the juicy new blog!


I'm hoping this is going to be easier to visually navigate, and a bit more interesting.  Looking forward to the next chapter.

  

Monday, 23 February 2015

Foundation Louis Vuitton - Paris

Whilst in Paris the other week, we went to the Foundation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry.  This is the first Gehry building I’ve ever been in, so I was looking forward to seeing how the interior spaces worked.  

Exhibitions included stunning installations by Olafur Eliasson as well as a show exploring Gehry’s design process.  These were fantastic, and made up for the rest of the works not being particularly moving for me. 

The internal spaces in the building were a bit of a maze, I didn’t feel like it was a very easy building to move through, and the exhibition spaces felt a bit disjointed. Some interesting use of form internally to create stunning skylights.  






Individually Cast Panels
Dynamic Skylights
Entrance Lobby
Olafur Eliasson
Frank Gehry Exhibition - Form of the Building is inspired by shoals of fish
Typical Paris! Everyone in Black
Great Exhibition Design, and a gorgeous Giacometti to boot.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Maison et Objet - Jan 2015


Finally getting to sorting though all the goodies I picked up a few weeks ago.  This year, instead of attending Milan Furniture Fair, we decided that it would be a good idea to head to Maison et Objet in Paris to see how they do it in France.  

I honestly can say I’ve never been to a trade show so huge.  We only had a day to see everything, but it was so immense I doubt I would have been able to absorb any more.  9 Halls larger than Earl’s Court (threefold!) filled with every permutation of interior decoration and furniture imaginable.  

Here are a few of the pieces I thought were really interesting.


Neri and Hu designed this Modular interior.  Beautiful Detailing in the joinery.

Nendo's Chocolate Texture Lounge, designed to make you feel like you
are in a wave of chocolate.
Nendo was also "Designer of the Year" at the show.
Gorgeous grey's from La Chance

Lights from G&C lighting.  LED and they look great in a cluster.