Tag Archive: Design

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North East West at Fritz Hansen

Posted on July 29th, 2013

Furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has a great sense of both the importance of design and its place in the annals of design history. The company has recently launched a project space in its flagship store in Milan to exhibit art projects and experimental designs. Currently on display is North East West — an exhibition billed … (More →)

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Zaha Hadid’s Zephyr Sofa

Posted on June 26th, 2013

Zaha Hadid is best known for her architectural projects that challenge our expectations of the built environment through their curved, flowing forms that connote speed and movement, and their emphasis on horizontality. Like many of her architectural peers Hadid is entering the world of furniture design with the launch of the Zephyr Sofa for Cassina … (More →)

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Knoll book published by Rizzoli

Posted on May 27th, 2013

I recently got a copy of Knoll: A Modernist Universe by Brian Lutz and fell in love. Published by Rizzoli, an imprint renowned for art, design and fashion publications, their treatment of Knoll – a company synonymous with modern design – is both beautiful and incredibly informative. Starting with a history of the company, which … (More →)

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Dieter Rams Braun ET66 calculator

Posted on May 20th, 2013

I was excited to hear that Braun plans to re-release Dieter Ram’s iconic ET66 calculator from 1987. In our culture where new is always better, far too often well designed objects disappear far too quickly into the annals of history. This landmark design by Rams became so ubiquitous that the original iPhone calculator was almost … (More →)

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Interview with Lukas Peet

Posted on May 14th, 2013

While Vancouver is a recognized centre for contemporary art, its contributions to the world of design are typically less well known and tend to be overshadowed by the visual arts. With Emily Carr University adding a Master’s of Design degree to its curriculum, it seems like the emphasis on art over design is beginning to … (More →)

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Antique Bar Stool by Marcel Wanders

Posted on May 13th, 2013

It often seems like the most interesting and innovative designs — be it furniture, graphic, industrial or architectural — come out of the Netherlands. Design is so ingrained in their culture, such a part of their day-to-day existence, that it’s a conducive environment for experimentation and a fertile breeding ground for design talent. I first … (More →)

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Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Unusual and unique, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life is visual culture at its best. The exhibition, currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is a visual smorgasbord of architecture, pop culture and design woven together through the social fabric of the hotel. Grand Hotel, curated by Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville and Stephanie … (More →)

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Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh

Posted on April 29th, 2013

I’ve been a big fan of Stefan Sagmeister for awhile. The enfant terrible of the design world, he consistently surprises with his creations and his fusion of design, art, sculpture and performance is unrivalled. And he backs up all of his stunts and cheeky humour with such striking and innovative typography and visual imagery that … (More →)


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