Armchair tourists, we’re off to California! I recently had the luck to attend this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, with my good friends. With a rented house in the Movie Colony, a bagful of tickets, and heads full of dreams (which is to say we were jetlagged and only half awake), we were primed for a great week. Palm Springs (or as I came to think of it, ‘Hot Bowral’) duly delivered.
Alessandro and Francesco Mendini of Atelier Mendini, in collaboration with Studiopepe, recently opened the doors of their new two-storey Milanese gallery Fragile. Forget neutral spaces with toned-down style, and brace yourself for loads of personality and character – the pieces on show are linked in an unconventional way, becoming the main part of the exhibition as a developer of style and ideas. An innovative and active design hub, the showroom aims to produce a whole retail concept characterised by irony and strong personality that matches Fragile’s precious collection of historic design pieces.
Italian architect Fabio Ferrillo has given new life to an abandoned early 20th-Century blacksmith’s workshop in Milan, by transforming it into the new MSGM fashion headquarters. The original space was seriously run-down, but it’s crude and post-industrial aesthetic is now it’s most fascinating and contemporary aspect.
Mid-century modern lovers – rejoice! I am excited to let you know that Herman Miller are bringing the exhibition “George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher” to Australia. George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most influential American designers of the twentieth century, and to this day his work continues to leave a lasting impact on the design community. A notable architect, prominent author, editor, lecturer, exhibition designer, and passionate photographer – this comprehensive retrospective of Nelson’s visionary work will open at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on August 3rd…
This inspirational video was created in honor of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 127th birthday and debuted at his annual birthday celebration.
Hôtel Paradis in Paris is a boutique hotel in the capital’s 10th arrondissement, recently transformed by French designer Dorothée Meilichzon. Ms Meilichzon successfully combined vintage, mid-century and modern elements to create a rich interior that is high in personality…