With his incredibly prolific portfolio in architecture, sculpture, furniture and design, the late Oscar Niemeyer truly left his mark on Brazil, and the world. Living a fruitful life until the age of 104, the Brazilian architect is considered one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture and was hailed as one of the greatest architects of his generation. In his lifetime he created more than 500 buildings, continuing to work until shortly before his death in 2012. In the sprit of Brazil week, today we celebrate some of Oscar Niemeyer’s most beautiful and iconic modernist buildings from around the world.
Brazilian design has a long and rich history that has produced many classics – classics, that have made Brazilian Furniture and Design industry world-famous. Today we give you an overview of some of the most iconic and classic Brazilian furniture pieces. Our selection of products consist of pieces from leading designers and the great masters such as Sérgio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin, Campana Brothers, Martin Eisler, Oscar Niemeyer and many more.
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.
These spectacular and creepy photos were taken by Paul Koudounaris – critically acclaimed author and photographer from Los Angeles. Koudounaris hunted down dozens of skeletons in some of the world’s most secretive religious establishments – these remains are believed to be of early Christian martyrs, discovered in Rome in 1578 in a network of underground tombs.
Earlier last year at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, e15 unveiled an exceptional collection of re-editions by renowned modernist German architect and designer Ferdinand Kramer®. Working closely with Kramer’s family and the archives, twelve iconic pieces from various creative periods were showcased from 1925 to 1959. The good news is that the two coffee tables from this stunning collection are now available in Australia exclusively through Living Edge…
We’re off to Spain today, to Pamplona. Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos have stitched a caliente cultural centre into the bones of an historic town palace. The photos are by Luis Prieto. And frankly, they are so good I wet my pants…