MAISON ET OBJET PARIS | 2016

Maison et Objet is the barometer of interior style for the coming year. The September show, which has just come to a close, is a melting pot of all the best-established brands and upcoming new designers showcasing their latest collections. The sprawling French trade fair features the latest in interior and product design has become a fluent signifier of global savoir-faire — and an increasingly citywide event. Continue reading…

The Tunnel of Knowledge

The writing’s on the walls, ceiling and floors of Yangzhou’s newest bookshop, where an optical illusion turns an ordinary, rectangular room into a cylindrical tunnel. Created by Shanghai-based studio XL-Muse for book retailers Zhongshuge, a black mirrored floor paired with two walls of arched shelving helps to create a seemingly never-ending funnel of books. Continue reading…

Buck’s Quartz fitting nominated for German Design Award

Two nominations by German Design Council for BUCK’s QUARTZ and stand from Light+ Building

German Design Council has been promoting high-quality design by directly choosing the entries for the German Design Award. This time, nominees are BUCK’s QUARTZ, luminaire operating according to Human-Centric lighting principles, and stand from the Light + Building show, representing BUCK at the shows in 2014 and 2016, by architect Bogdan Slavica. Continue reading…

La Traviata Auction by Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson’s La Traviata light sculpture for Slamp arrives in New York for The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction on July 30, 2016. 8 exclusive prototypes choreographed in an exclusive, luminous installation, Continue reading…

Bover Dome by Benedetta Tagliabue

Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT has unveiled her design of the ‘dome lamp’ influenced by the architectural feature seen during the Renaissance period. Presented by Barcelona lighting company Bover at ICFF during New York Design week, Continue reading…