by Hiroyuki Tanaka
The Japanese architect, Hiroyuki Tanaka, searched for inspiration in the ancient temples to design the structure of his Temple Table. Mr. Tanaka explained that Japanese traditional temples and shrines have many types of architectural vocabulary that have been updated for many years. Therefore, he wanted to respectfully and genuinely carry on this heritage for furniture. (mais…)
by John Doe
The congregation of the “Religieuses de l’Assomption” was founded by Anne-Eugénie Milleret de Brou, in Paris, in 1839. The Chapelle de l’Assomption – already intended as an architectural gesture in 1959 by Noël Le Maresquier, a disciple of Le Corbusier – has quickly become impractical following the canonization, in 2007, of Saint Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, as it provoked an immediate flood of visitors requiring efficient organisation.
Grégory Lacoua and Jean Sébastien Lagrange of French design studio, John Doe, designed a whole range of liturgical furniture pieces for the renovation of this Parisian chapel: pews, “prie-dieu”, altar, font, tabernacle and lectern. The duo worked in partnership with the compatriot team of architects, 3Box, which was in charge of the chapel’s lay-out by rethinking the reception and the circulation of the pilgrims. (mais…)
Wiktor Sadowski’s Illustrations
A fine representative of the great Polish poster tradition, Wiktor Sadowski, was born in Olendry, in 1956. Twenty five years later, in 1981, he graduated at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and obtained his diploma under the supervision of professor Henryk Tomaszewski. Specialised in poster, painting and book illustration, Sadowski’s work clearly manifests his tremendous artistry and skill. (mais…)
Architecture project by Carlos Ruivo & Leticia Ruivo
This charming 1.000 square meter house, all surrounded by nature, is located in Campos do Jordão – mountainous city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The construction was built in a 2.300 square meter site and it’s owned by the family of the architects in charge of the project, Carlos Ruivo and Leticia Ruivo – father and daughter respectively.
The ample façade stylishly welcomes the visitors and all doors and windows are made from Cumaru wood. According to Ms. Ruivo, the clay tiles were carefully chosen and mixed to create a traditional atmosphere. Originally, the whole exterior was supposed to be painted in white and the doors and windows in lavander. However, as soon as the façade was concluded, the entire family agreed about not painting it since the apparent bricks produced a lovely effect. (mais…)
Chambord Liqueur Redesign
Inspired by a raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th century, Chambord Liqueur is world-renowned and, according to Michel Gayraud, “possesses a rich heritage of being made from the finest fruits and is created through a classic process that is parallel in quality to the finest French cuisine and wine”. The liqueur – made from raspberries, blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac – was said to have been introduced to King Louis XIV during one of his visits to the Château de Chambord, in 1685. (mais…)
The covers of The Masses, 1911-1917
Published monthly in the United States from 1911 until 1917 – when Federal prosecutors brought charges against its editors for conspiring to obstruct conscription during World War I – The Masses was a graphically innovative magazine of socialist politics, which was idealized among a circle of young activists and intellectuals in Greenwich Village – a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City, that was known in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries as the bohemian capital (mais…)