Within the iconic Cité radieuse in Marseilles designed by Le Corbusier, Apartment N°50 was scrupulously protected in its original 1952 state, classified as a “Historic Monument” in 1995. It opens regularly to the public during the summer months to exhibit the work of a few of the most talented contemporary international designers within this outstanding space. A short series of scenographic installations has been realised over the years; Jasper Morrison (2008), Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (2010) Konstantin Grcic (2012), and now for its fourth session, the French designer Pierre Charpin.
Jarrad Seng is a super clever Australian photographer and filmmaker based in Perth. He has a clear passion for travel, music and creativity in general, and people are one of his biggest inspirations. Recently, during a road-trip through Iceland, he tried his hand at some aerial photography. The risk and his effort have definitely paid off – Jarrad’s created a series of stunning images of volcanic rivers and lava wastelands that could pass as abstract paintings. We’re very happy to have him with us today to give us a little insight to this self-initiated project and his creative processes, and to share his throughs on the importance of taking risks.
The genius that is Alexandre De Betak of Bureau Betak strikes again (and again). This time with a knockout mirrored kaleidoscopic installation for Portuguese fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. Marking the 10th anniversary of the fashion designer’s line, the exhibition took place at Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), the design and fashion museum in Lisbon, Portugal.
Austrian designer Arthur Arbesser took over the private home of architect Luca Cipelletti for the debut of his A/W 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week, set against a killer collection of Modernist art. The apartment windows overlook the high-rise skyline of what the fashion designer refers to as “industrial Milan.”
Monika Domaschenz is a Sydney based graphic designer who works with a number of leading design studios and global advertising agencies. The central focus and strength of Monika’s work – for both her commercial and private projects – lies in image-making, primarily drawing and photography.
This year’s premier design event, Salone del Mobile in Milan, will be hosting a very special exhibition titled “Where Architects Live”. The exhibition will provide a unique peek inside the homes of serious design royalty – think Zaha, Libeskind, Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban etc. I know what you’re thinking – they really should have called it “Where STARchitects Live”. As much as it would’ve been really fun to see mediocre furniture and average homes (the reality of many designers and architects I know), I hate to disappoint you – these houses are pretty sexy. No popcorn ceilings, Ikea desks, stained rugs and hand-me-down sofas to be seen here. No sir. It’s all pretty dandy in the land(y) of rockstar architects. Let’s take a closer look.