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Formafantasma designs ‘T Shelf’ shelving system for Hem
Guided by practice co-founders Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the work of Formafantasma first resonated with Hem’s founder, Petrus Palmér, in 2010. For more than a decade since, Petrus has followed the designers and the steady flow of work dispatched from their studios in Milan and Rotterdam. “It was clear from the start that they […]
April 14, 2022
‘Green oasis’: Foster + Partners reveals new Apple store in Istanbul
The Bağdat Caddesi Apple store in Istanbul is the result of a close collaboration between the integrated architecture and engineering studios at Foster + Partners and Apple’s in-house design teams. The building responds to the site and its unique environmental conditions to create a simple and harmonious form. “The structure spans the entire width of […]
November 4, 2021
Foster + Partners transforms a majestic theatre into LA’s newest Apple store
After its shuttering in 1988, the majestic space remained mostly out of service – only coming to life briefly as a place to shop or worship. But its legacy of nurturing technological innovation has resumed some 90-plus years later. The opulent venue has been reborn as Greater Los Angeles’ 26th Apple store; a fitting tenant whose […]
June 29, 2021
A floating plus-shaped swimming pool in New York is one step closer to reality
Employing patented technology, the plus-shaped pool is designed to filter the very water that it floats in – more than 1,000,000 gallons per day – making it possible for up to 50,000 New Yorkers to swim in clean river water each year. Something that hasn’t been possible since the 1930s. “Plus Pool strives to reclaim the river […]
May 30, 2021
The one-off vehicle designed by Kengo Kuma for Rolls-Royce
Luxury motor-vehicle manufacturer Rolls-Royce and celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have united to develop a bespoke model of the Dawn Rolls-Royce. The one-off vehicle will debut as a moving representation of The Kita development in central Tokyo, a new building designed by Kengo for global luxury property developer Westbank.
April 27, 2021
Italian furniture powerhouse Paola Lenti launches its best-ever outdoor fabric
After four years of intensive research and engineering, the technical team at Italian furniture house Paola Lenti has developed a coating solution that considerably increases the performance of the mono-material yarn called Twiggy. The brand says that the new yarn will deliver incredible performance when put to use in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, while also respecting the environment. Twiggy is an evolution of the polyolefin yarn that Paola Lenti first started using for its outdoor furniture fabrics 20 years ago.
September 3, 2020
March Studio’s latest Aesop store sparkles in Hong Kong
Aesop Hong Kong by March Studio Joining the extensive retail scene in Hong Kong is the recently opened Aesop Gough Street store. The Australian-born luxury skincare brand – renowned for its alignment with prominent architects and designers from around the globe – has opened its latest boutique in Central, the city’s main business district. Occupying […]
July 8, 2020