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coNTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE

FUNDACION

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Carlos Serra

Ramón Esteve

José Sanleón

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Antonio Salinas

Elena and Cristiana Estudio Elena Potente

NYC

Quique Zarzo

Ana García-Sala

Víctor Mollá

Carlos Matín and Carlos Escura

Also participated Paco de la Torre, Juan Peiró, Marcelo Fuentes, Tono Giménez, Carmen Zaragoza and Paquito

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Buena Ventura


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As a hidden treasure in Jávea’s heart, in their studio in Gata de Gorgos, Juan Aresti and Belén Huidobro capture the expression of beauty and delicacy within their murals. In BuenaVentura, their business, flora and fauna become art. In BuenaVentura, murals and wallpapers are manually edited, manufactured and commercialized. Using pictorial methods based on aquarelle, line after line, watercolour after watercolour, to get those glazes and transparencies that define their unique style. This sophisticated creative process allow them to capture the brief effects of nature with a complete expressivity and glare. The handmade work with specific pigments and dyes on a pure cotton natural paper, applied with environmental respectful methods, provide their murals, and the spaces where they are placed, with distinguishing features, building a relaxed, elegant and balanced atmosphere. When did you start? Where did the idea come from? We both feel fascinated by graphic work, and we have always collected wall papers from the 18th century until mid 20th century. We have always been, in some way, linked to graphic works. Juan graduated in Fine Arts and ended, as he says, by accident, in graphic design. But, in reality, it is in his blood, as he is part of the fifth generation after his great-great-grandfather Heraclio Fournier settled in Vitoria. One day, Juan painted some big sized aquarelles of electric blue beetles, and we had them in our hall. All our friends were enthusiastic about them and encouraged us to keep on investigating on that line. Partly for that reason, and partly because we had the need to find a more creative work where using all our potential developing a common project, it started to take shape. Our plan was to get a fresh and handmade product with the maximum quality in all its aspects. In addition, not to renounce to any wish or dream, we searched for a product that could be delivered anywhere without having an excessive cost, in order to be able to continue living close to the nature that, at the end, is our source. So, in September 2004, the development of the product started: the technique, materials, creative process, etc. It took us much more than expected to get ready to design our first collection.

We are used to vinyl materials, industrial manufacturing and line production. However, your work is completely handmade, plenty of sensitivity and beauty. How is the creative process of your product? The first step is knowing the space where our work will be located, its use, dimensions, colours to be used, the upholstery, furniture, etc. We work together with interior designers to adjust as much as possible to their idea. Our catalogue of designs is the base to start, and then we make a personalized proposal for each space. We make design and colour proofs and once the proposal, together with the costs estimates, are accepted by the client, we get on with it.

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How is the paper you use? One of the papers we use is manufactured in Catalonia, in a mill from the 18th century, using traditional methods. It took us more than one year to find the recipe for the paper we were looking for. We couldn’t find papers satisfying our needs, allowing us to paint on them with our techniques and, at the same time, having a noble performance when attached to the wall. After a long search, we found this mill, run by people completely in love with their work, who became excited about our project. The helped us so much with the proofs, until we found the paper we had been looking for. Are you specially proud of any work you have done? In every work we do our best, with independence of its magnitude … but always is the work we are developing at the moment. Where is your studio? In Gata de Gorgos, a small village in the Marina Alta region. It’s a village with a great tradition in handicraft, there are still shops where wicker is handled in a traditional way. There are also hats and guitars factories. Our studio is in a former palm brooms factory. It’s a quiet and unaffected village. Why did you choose to work and live in Jávea? We know Jávea for a long time. We have ever felt fascinated by its light, its sea, its wildlife … It’s a plain village that has kept part of its identity. We feel comfortable there, enjoying the contact with nature. Our garden is scented by aromatic plants during the warm summer nights. For us, that’s luxurious. Finally, if you had to paint Valencia’s walls, would you fill it with poppies, bamboo, butterflies …? With bougainvilleas, for sure.


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top close L’eixample - Plà del Remei Grabador Esteve, 34 46004 Valencia T. +34 963 25 73 05 Gin tonics, their speciality

La Pureta

La Pureta has already 5 years of life, from the opening of their first local in the Purisima Street, in Gandia, the reason for its name. In a different style, but with the same phylosopy underlying, they opened this new space in Valencia.

Their wide offer goes from breakfasts to the last drink in the night. But La Pureta is not just a meeting place where having breakfast, lunch or dinner with a selection of “tapas and montaditos”. It is also a shop where you can buy a selection of oils, wines and choose from a large catalogue of Gins. Because that’s their speciality, gin-tonic. Any kind of gins and tonics to enjoy a refreshing gin-tonic from their broad menu at any time of the day.

A small courtyard with a pair of little tables provides natural light from the bottom, brightening the local. Walls of brown brick painted in white have been kept in some areas, while covered with wood boards taken from pallets in others. Tables are also made of these same wood boards.

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Design: Lahoz + Martí Arquitectos lahozmartiarquitectos@yahoo.es T. +34 963 94 41 82


TOP CLOSE Optician shop Asun Oliver L’eixample - Gran Vía Conde Altea, 10 46005 Valencia T. 963 342 994 Optician shop

A system of movable panels and cubes can be used both in the shop window and in the interior. It allows the owner to make changes and, due to their fineness, the interior of the shop can be seen from outside.

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Design: Carmen Baselga_Taller de proyectos www.estudiocbaselga.com estudio@estudiocbaselga.com Denia, 41- Bajo 46006 Valencia (Spain) T.+34 963 810 603 Drawings: Antonio Solaz

Far from the traditional concept of a whitish, aseptic and almost hospital-like premise, so common in these kind of establishments, Carmen Baselga has dealt with this project from a different approach. Playing with light, dark tones, drawings by Antonio Solaz and the colour and the design of the product itself, to create an enveloping, warm and comfortable atmosphere where the client will find a personalized attention in a wide range of services.

Panels as paintings, as in an art gallery, a window design paying tribute to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Mario Benedetti poems written on the walls. All these details attract from a visual and an emotional point to the client entering in the optician’s shop of Asun Oliver, a really welcoming space.


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Rafael Solaz

Rafa Solaz is the youngest antiquarian bookseller in Europe. He started with a small stall in the fleamarket since he started his collection of textbooks edited in Valencia. He started then to build his bookstore, compiling now more than 4000 volumes, many of them about valencian culture. Walking into his bookshop located in San Fernando Street, is like travelling back in time. Wood shelves, brown brick walls, floor tiles in mosaic and retro lamps take the client into another world, where objects gain a dreamlike dimension.

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Ciutat Vella- Barri del Mercat San Ferran, 7 46001 Valencia T. +34 963 91 19 78 www.libreriarafaelsolaz.es Antiquarian bookshop

Antiquarian bookshop

Books live there together with amazing objects, defining a harmonious disorder where nothing is out of place. Beside books, postcards, coloured prints or etchings, real jewels and an assortment of curiosities can be found. Time is needed to visit Rafa Solaz’s bookshop ‌ time flies when nosing about unusual objects.


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Officina profumo farmaceutica Ciutat Vella- Sant Francesc Abadía de San Martín, 4 46002 Valencia T. +34 963 94 23 34 Perfumery

The origin and headquarters of this space is in Florence and dates from 1962, when Antica Farmacia is officially opened, although already created in 1221 by Dominican friars. In addition to this historical location, there are perfumeries in different cities, Valencia among them. In them all, can be found natural products made following ancestral recipes and completely traditional methods. The antique recipes created by the Dominican friars continue to be the origin of these products. Apart from colognes and perfumes, all prepared using natural ingredients, stand out the cosmetics, essences, home scents, candles and delicious jams and liquors.

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TOP CLOSE L’eixample - Gran Vía Císcar, 20 46005 Valencia T. 963 257 475 Hamburguer restaurant

Onion

Design: Elena Potente www.elenapotente.com elena@elenapotente.com Serrano, 27 D 46003 Valencia (Spain) T.+34 963 914 156 M. 615 069 181

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TOP CLOSE Victims store L’Eixample- Barri de Russafa Cadiz, 37 46006 Valencia T. +34 600 97 64 65 Fashion

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TOP CLOSE Pan de Azúcar Algiròs - La vega baixa Serpis, 5 46021 Valencia T. 963 60 24 04 Restaurant

Ruaya has been in charge of the project for the enlargement and renewal of this restaurant located in a university area in Valencia. One of the premises of the project was to turn the old local into an attractive restaurant due to its casual and enjoyable look, but, at the same time, not forgetting functionality and technical aspects such as avoiding acoustic reverberation, so important in case of young customers.

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Design/Building company: Ruaya. Estudios y proyectos C/ Ruaya, 26 Bajo 46009 Valencia T. 963 38 68 08 www.estudiosruaya.com

As a non-standard solution, a blanket of artificial grass has been used as coating for the restaurant’s ceiling where some polyethylene dogs by Magis have been placed.

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Special attention has also been paid to lighting, because through intensity regulators and LED RGB technology, different environments are obtained for different time slots. But, without any doubt, the major challenge was to renew this local of 300 m2 in two months and a half.


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DE LA ESPADA www.delaespada.com Box Armchair, inspired by the 1950’s modernist movement, has the pure shape of a box. The inner face of the solid wood form offers refined comfort with crisp upholstery and classic tuft detailing. The four supporting legs appear to be impossibly slender, creating a stunning profile.

This innovative dining table extends with ease and elegance, offering three possible lengths. The tabletop is made from engineered solid wood, a clever use of premium timber providing greater stability in this demanding application. Set upon sculptural legs, the tabletop opens effortlessly and holds the two leaves within a fabric lined compartment when not in use.

Lámpara Spider by Autoban

Marys chair by Matthew Hilton

Throne Bar Stool marries tradition and modernity, recalling Autoban’s Art Deco influences. Designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada for the Autoban brand. Throne Bar Stool with

Marys side table, crafted in solid hardwood with a marble top, is substantial yet delicate, sculptural yet highly functional. Designed with the same concept that Marys Chair .

rattan by Autoban

Marys Chair, crafted in solid hardwood, is substantial yet delicate, sculptural yet highly functional. It was inspired by a visit to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. Matthew Hilton was moved by the contrast of the oppressive weight of the concrete structure and the release of the swooping, expansive space within. Marys chair captures this paradox of weight and weightlessness.

Marys side table by Matthew Hilton

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Spider has a sculptural form that provides ambient light while casting striking shadows. A dimmer allows control over the intensity of the light. Designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada for the Autoban brand.

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Box armchair by Autoban

Light extending table by Matthew Hilton


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ELPE

MOLO Combine archetypal shapes in his minimal language. An armchair with perfectly proportions, as well as versatility, this functional furniture elegantly responds to the vagaries of an exponential design. The collection combines the artist’s eye, the craftsman’s expertise and industrial discipline in a further demonstration of the excellence promoted by the Elpé workshops. www.elpe.fr

ELEANOR PRITCHARD 405/525/625 lines

VERDE PROFILO Verde Profilo, the young and Dynamic Italian Company, leader in designing green spaces and indoor gardens, is taking part for the first time, to Maison&Objet to show his MOSSdesign: a vertical walls line and interior complementary furniture made of Moss, a genuine and stable moss, that doesn’t need any maintenance. www.verdeprofilo.com

4 0 5 L i n e / 6 2 5 L i n e / 5 2 5 L i n e - this trio of reversible blankets reference early television, drawing their names from the number of scanning lines per inch for analogue TV transmission - 405 Line is in grey, white and charcoal; 625 Line is in silver, white and orange; and 525 Line is the new colour way in indigo, white and prussian blue. www.eleanorpritchard.com

FAMILLE SUMMERBELLE Buba

Summerbelle new wallpaper collection for children’s rooms. This wallpaper collection takes the inspiration in Paris and its buildings, a reminiscent of the illustrations of the 50s. Sweet and witty, is available in gray and yellow and gray and turquoise. It is printed in the UK and in a mixed ink nontoxic water. www.famillesummerbelle.com

Dimanche à Paris

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Armchair by Philippe Boisselier

Taking inspiration from the wondrous mobile constructions of Alexander Calder, a mobile of luminous clouds can be suspended, moving with a gentle buoyancy in the air currents overhead. The mobile structure allow for a broad canopy of cloud forms, hung from a single point, to provide light and a sense Cloud softlight of intimate enclosure. The hollow cloud forms are internally lit by LED light, making the sculptural three dimensional forms mysteriously Moss light radiant when viewed from any direction. www. molodesign. com


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PERROUIN A mesmeric light holding strands of solid cast bronze buds each housing a glass drop illuminated by LED. The latest additions to the Seed Cloud range reflect its dramatic versatility in terms of shape and dimensions. A Seed Cloud installation can be made up of any combination of jewel like drops making sculptural lighting that is a beautiful work of art, yet functional too. www.ochre.net

Seed cloud

Hug

This chair made in american walnut or zebrano, has a structure in oak or solid walnut. His exquisite forms become the seat in a “hug�. Its creator Jean-Marc Gady, who precedes him fame, is shown in this brilliant creation that leaves us speechless, for their exquisiteness and elegance. www.perrouin.com

MATHY DE BYBOLS

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KANAYA Lit cabane & Arb Biblio

The three-level side table is made so as to be at the right height whether you are sitting on a chair or on a sofa. It can be used in many different ways: for your laptop, for placing a table lamp, or for placing cups at different heights. www.kanaya-t.jp Side table HK-03 by Hiromochi Konno

BROKYS

Memory Light by Boris Klimek

Collection of ceiling and wall fixtures Memory is inspired by memories of childhood. Hanging cord is used for turning on and off lights. Three sizes and a range of colors in the interior gives free passage of play, imagination and create different lighting atmospheres. www.brokis.cz

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These original designs of bunk beds and shelves seem inspired by where the factory Mathy Bybols resides in Belgium, Wallonia. These products are finished with water-based lacquers. By opting for this finishing process, optimize the management of products and reducing energy and environmental footprint. Creativity, quality and production flexibility are the main features that develops with this exclusive collection. www.mathy-by-bols.be


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MUUTO

Nerd Bar by David Geckeler

MENU www.muuto.com

Visu lounge is a natural continuation of the first Visu chair. The idea was to create a lounge chair, which is extremely comfortable – even without upholstery – The proportions of the chair are exactly right, and it is neither too big nor too low. The chair is able to combine an elegant curve with a compact and simple form.

www.menu.as The award-winning thermo cup from Menu is decorated with a pattern inspired by warm Norwegian knitted sweaters. The cups comes in package of two - orange and yellow or red and lime decorations - and keeps the contents warm but never become hot to the touch.

Visu lounge by Mika Tolvanen

Designer Niels Römer was inspired by the visual of a splash of paint fixed in a split moment when he designed this dishwasher-safe bowl. For starters, it’s functional, made from food-safe silicone. Drop fruit, pasta salad or bread rolls in it. Or forget the grub entirely and use it to contain keys, coins, yarn spools, balls...whatever Drop bowl by Niels Römer needs a home.

Up lamp by Mattias Ståhlbom-TAFF

Up lamp mixes light and shadow to create a cosy and warm athmosphere anywhere it is placed. Through the curvature of the lamp shade, Up elegantly interacts with the surrounding walls and ceiling. Inspired by the outline of industrial rooftops, Up directs a warm LED light upwards, while the 360 degrees rotating lamp shade and a smooth flickerfree dim function allow you to control both the light and mood in your room

Jewellery tree by Louise Christ

Finger rings, bracelets, chains and ear-rings – all find their place on the jewelry tree which is just as beautiful and sculptural as it is fascinatingly simple.

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The Danish simplicity and the iconic expression is combined with a classic perception of a solid barstool. The shape of Nerd barstool invites the user to sit on the stool from several angles, helped by the soft, curvy plywood shell. The low backrest of the barstool gives a pleasant support and comfort.

Nordic wool by Pernille Vea


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TOP FAR casa do conto / OPORTO Pedra Líquida was commissioned to create a new Hotel design concept – Casa do Conto, arts&residence - giving life to a beautiful XIX Century Oporto House, through a chirurgical restoration process. Unfortunately, on March 2009, few days before the hotel opening, the building suffered a terrible fire.

As architects and concept creators we decided that we had to rebuild it, better than before. In fact, recreating its remaining structure was an opportunity to make this new hotel, and the memory of that special house, reborn from the ashes, like the Phoenix. In this sense, the new project evokes, through an abstract approach, the old house adornment and its wall textures by using traditional surfaces Casa do Conto embodies a unique story of life, which is, in fact, the history of the city itself. The hotel highlights Oporto’s domestic architecture, solemn and vertical, carved by the scars of a time that mediates its decline and rebirth, the memory of the past and the desire for the future, the granite stone of the old facades and the new concrete of its inner core.

All the concrete ceilings are decorated by carved texts, in bass-relief, where you can read different narratives about the concept of “house” and of that house in particular. Created by different authors related to Oporto and its architecture. Casa do Conto - Rua da boavista, 703, Porto, Portugal Project by Pedra Liquida Study- pedraliquida.com - Graffic design by R2 - Photographers FG+SG architectural photography

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Crossing the bridge is a unique experience because of it’s specific layout and views that we encounter when going through the gate (closed part of the bridge) prearing us to enter into another dimension, and aweks spirituality. Bridge construction is stell with aluminum trim and glass fence. Span is 38 meters. Forme is unique, simple and attractive at the same time. Loop on the bridge is symbolic gate On the bridge are two benches in coverd sections so it’s a place of meeting and interacting. White LED lights lit the bridge.

Designed by Adnan Alagić, Bojan Kanlić and Amila Hrustić - www.amila.ba

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Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly), lightweight, agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings. The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.


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www.sangiorgio-mykonos.com

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First of all it’s important to know that this project is not established by a classical interior design company but find his spirit in the collaboration of Annabell Kutucu, Interior Stylist and Michael Schickinger, Creative Director Lambs & Lions(former Creative Director, Design Hotels AG). We both coming out of different creative areas; Annabell from Styling and me, Michael from my work starting as a graphic designer and growing to a specialist of creative strategies, with a focus in the hospitality and lifestyle industry. For the revamp of the Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, we have combined our knowledge and passion to create a place that has the laid-back atmosphere of a friends house. Our aim was to bring warmth and radiance to spaces, yet keep an overall feeling of ease and lightness. The Interiors recall a retro mediterranean chic, with abundant natural materials, handmade fabrics and vintage pieces sources from Athens flea markets. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated, with an eclectic mix of items like canopied beds, cotton matelassé, and traditional Greek woven-rush stools. San Giorgio Mykonos, A DESIGN HOTELS™ PROJECT - Lambs and Lions Creative Minds - Raabestr. 2 10405 Berlin, Germany T +49 151 241 56 819 michael@lambsandlions.com


TOP FAR LORDELO PhARMACY / VILA REAL-PORTUGAL

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The Pharmacy is located in Vila Real, in the centre north of Portugal and is part of a peripheral zone of the city where the environment does not have a consolidated and uniform image. In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminium coated corrugated and perforated. The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area. By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains dynamic, allowing the image variation from day to night. The store not only sells medicines but also has its own laboratory for compounding pharmacy. Project by the architect Jose Carlos Cruz - www.josecarloscruz.com - Phtographer FG+SG architectural photography


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The Soumaya Museum is in one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City, on a former existing 1940’s industrial site. Designed to create a new identity for the area and to have a strong urban presence.. Thus, the Soumaya Museum was conceived as a sculptural building that is both unique and contemporary.. From outside, we face a building of winding shape whose façade, made of hexagonal aluminum modules, reinforces its organic and asymmetric form, perceived by each visitor in a different way.

Indoors, we find, together with a continuous 6,000 m² exhibition space spread over six levels, an auditorium, a library, offices, a restaurant, a gift-shop and a multi-purpose lounge. The shell of the building is made of 28 curved steel columns of varying size, each one with its own geometry and shape, offering to the visitor a smooth non-linear circulation to meander through the building. The structure is stabilized by a system of seven rings covering the shell, located on each floor. The top floor contains the largest space in the museum, with its ceiling hanging from an amazing cantilever that allows light to flood the area. In contrast to it, the façade is almost opaque, with few and small exterior openings. Project by architectural studio FREE-Fernando Romero - www.fr-ee.org - Photographer Rafael Gamo

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top FAR LINEA PIU / MYKONOS Mykonos is renowned for its elegance and exuberant lifestyle. The cube-shaped buildings and whitewashed exterior facades, the meandering roads that twist through the main city of Chora, the beautiful churches and the windmills compose an imagery that is characteristic and emblematic of Greece and the Mediterranean beauty.

The installation in the dress display room alludes to the diffused mellow light that the Mykonian shutters introduce to an interior space. The polyhedral lamps make us think the Mykonos old lighthouse and the tranquil strolls by the sea. The elegant leather stools travel us to the traditional Mykonian meeting places like the square and the yard. The whole synthesis is orchestrated in a way that wakes up memory and brings to mind images from the life of the island.

Main architect Kois Stelios- www.koisarchitecture.com - Photography Vagelis Paterakis

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The structure and all the original architectonic elements were preserved and within this clean historic shell the new fittings and furniture were surgically fitted into place. The selection of objects reflects various aspects of the island, and connects us to its history. The custom made iron furniture and fittings allude to beautiful ancient findings of the Mykonos Museum and their texturing is reminiscent of the texturing found on Alberto Giacometti sculptures.


TOP FAR FINAL WOODEN HOUSE / KUMAMOTO-JAPAN By piling the beams, a three-dimensional space is created out of 350mm increments. A certain spatial relativity is generated, based in the overlapping of different levels. Relativity is marked by the interpretation of the space by each user; so, floor turns into a seat, a seat into a table and the table into a bed. New sensations of depth are experienced.

The architect wanted to create an ultimate wooden construction. While planning the prototype, piled cedar wood beams of 350mm2 cross section. When he realized, the prototype had become a small bungalow, a small primitive house.

Project by Sou Fujimoto Architects - sou-fujimoto.net - Photography Iwan Baan -

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With this project, the architect breaks with the conventional rules in architecture. Thanks to the material’s versatility, wood goes beyond architectural standards.

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A very simple material palette was utilized but a highly sophisticated colour rendering of red on red was installed to create a series of backdrops and layers throughout the space. Existing carpets were removed and the concrete floor simply painted with a light grey floor paint to seal the substrate. Red carpet runners where used to created defined spaces and to evoke ideas of the events and entertainment industry red carpet.

Staff members from the clients practice were also actively engaged in the process. As an Example on how this manifested itself into the design of the space, each individual staff member was given $60 to choose a chair for the boardroom table from second hand stores. These were then painted to match in with the new interior. The resultant board room is playful, made personal and respected by the people who use it.

Designed by Russell & George - russellandgeorge.com - Photography by Dianna Snape

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Since the project has been delivered on an incredibly small budget and involves the adaptive reuse and re-configuration of a relatively straight forward 1980’s double storey office building the design response called for a strong clear identity.


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“Ma Cocotte is like a giant bowl of 1000 m2, where drinking a wine or having a hot chocolate and where architecture and design have no importance, what matters is having a space to dream and share when visiting the flea market”. These words from Philippe Stark define the soul of his new project. The restaurant has been decorated with pieces found in the flea market itself in Paris, where it’s located.

Restaurant Ma Cocotte - 116 rue des Rosiers - 93400 Saint Ouen - Paris Designed by Philippe Starck - www.starck.com

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Bricks and zinc are the key materials in this project, breaking the concept of the typical French bistro.


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In the study of José

SANLEÓN

José Sanleón was born in Catarroja. He has lived in countries such as Uruguay or Italy. Those experiences have always had a clear reflection in his work. The artist tends to combine painting, sculpture and video installation. He declares that, in his opinion, they have many common characteristics and are complementary, dealing with any of them with the same implication and interest. Teacher of Fine Arts, he started in the 80’s to exhibit in art galleries and exhibition halls in his home town. In the 90’s, he exhibited his work in cities such as Barcelona, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Burgos, Roma, París, Lausanne and Bologna. He has participated in collective exhibitions such as “Thirty valencian artists” (Valencia, Mainz and Bologne, 1980), the 4th Oviedo Biennial in 1984 or “A century of valencian painting” in the IVAM of Valencia in 1994. As well, his works have been exhibited in art fairs such as Arco, Art Cologne and FIAC, in Paris. The most relevant exhibitions of his career have been those in the IVAM in 1993 and 2007. This last meant the opportunity to go through his work and to approach his series about New York, Roma and the omnipresent landscape from La Albufera. In 2008, Lisboa and Roma hosted two showings of his work. Domus Dei, Centro Cultural Bancaja (2012) is a very personal approach to the sources of the sacred. It is his last exhibition until today. In that year, the artist also participates in the Biennial of the End of the World, in Ushuaia, Argentina.

A MATERIAL Any material I identify myself with A BUILDING YOU LOVE The Pantheon and Gothic cathedrals A BUILDING YOU HATE Anyone by Calatrava A SHAPE Every shape A PIECE OF FURNITURE Wassily chair, by Marcel Breuer, Sled base chair by Mies A LAMP Edison’s incandescent lamp A PLACE TO RETIRE My home village A MUSEUM WHERE YOU WOULD EXHIBIT Whitney Museum, in NY A PAINTER Velázquez, Vermeer. A SCULPTOR Michelangelo Buonarroti, Claus Sluter. A WRITER Cervantes, Shakespeare. A DISH Puchero A LANDSCAPE The Mediterranean A COLOUR Black

Multidisciplinary artist: drawing, painting, sculpture and even teaching. In which one of these activities do you feel more comfortable? I neither make any difference among them nor have a preference for any of them, because I feel these disciplines as closely bond, and understand them as a whole. In your last exhibition of Fundación BANCAJA, Domus Dei, we could find works of any type. Did it take long to prepare it? From the moment when the original idea arose until the end of the project, I was working without a break during three years, as the complete exhibition was made ex professo for the Bancaja space. Why did you choose religión as the subject for this exhibition? Which was your motivation?

Which is the influence of teaching in your work? Teaching is an activity apart from my work as a painter. However, the subject I teach in the University, painting, allows me to be in touch with young people with curiosity, and it provides me with an additional external richness to my work in the studio. Talk us about your personal and professional relationship with Valencia. Apart from my work in the studio, my professional relationship during the last fifteen years is limited to a pair of individual and several collective exhibitions. With regards to the personal relationship, it is reduced to occasional meetings with some friends sharing the same cultural sphere. What do you think about the changes in the city, from your professional start to the tumultuous large city that is today? The city has experimented significant changes from my professional start until today. With regards to art, changes have been mainly due to the creation of IVAM, that was the engine that moved and renewed the valencian artistical scenery. With respect to the city, in general, changes are those expected due to the passage of time and its effects. What lacks and what is in excess in Valencia or, by extension, in the Comunidad Valenciana? In the Comunidad Valenciana corruption is in excess. There is a lack of justice with in relation to this scourge that, until today, remains unpunished. Nobody assume responsibility. You have exhibited your work worldwide: Japan, Italy, Germany, Finland, South America, USA. When you prepare an exhibition, do you always work in the same way? Is your work equally valued in different cultures? The working process is always the same, with Independence of the country where it will be exhibited, although I take into account the exposition space to try that the mounting of the exhibition works in the best possible way. With regards to the valuation of the work, it’s logical thinking that it greatly depends on the sensitivity and mentality of the various cultures to whom it is addressed, as every country has its own distinctive feature.

Next Works, are you planning some exhibition? After Domus Dei, I started to develop new ideas that may, in the mid term, concrete in some exhibition, although this is not a priority for me. What is most important is that work arises without having any deliberate goal that can condition it, providing to it with the time it requires.

Images from the exhibition carried out for Bancaja, Domus Dei

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The central subject of the exhibition had not an strict religious character, but was about Gothic cathedrals as architectural constructions, and the intention and motivation was to artistically represent the state of spirituality that is experimented inside them, through a symbolic and abstract pictorial language.


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EL PICA PORTE Cea Design is an Italian company specializing in the design and manufacture of fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens of great aesthetic value and high technical performance. All the products are made with stainless steel AISI 316 L, a material of great durability. The fittings are equipped with flow limiter

Created as a modern and inspiring space, EL PICAPORTE is a necessary visit for design lovers. The new store, minimalist and balanced, has become a leader space for the sale of cranks and handles, faucets, lighting, bathroom accessories and furniture. They have a wide range of products from top brands.

FĂŠlix Pizcueta, 6. 46004 Valencia Tel. 963 517 601 info@elpicaporte.es

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INTERIORS Bohemian chic

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We discover a highly personal space, where contemporary aesthetics is mixed with a soft spot for Asiatic culture. Antiques weave together in an equilibrated and ingenious dialogue. Located in the historical city center, with magnificient views of the river, an amazing, intense and casual house, with deepness and an excepcional personality, as are its owner and her two daughters. A house plenty of laughter and love, where they enjoy life as a real adventure. Their concept about spaces and life itself is not conventional at all and ‌ so is their house!


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In a palatial house with an stately architecture, a hall more than five meters high is transformed into a multifunctional space where a mezzanine with a bedroom is assimilated. A real dream where the hall becomes a tree-house concept living.


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However, going into the sleeping area of the house, calm spreads with neutral spaces where functionality prevails.

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But the wink of brilliance that distinguish this house and its owners is not lost. The girl’s room, divided into two floors, is also conceived following the concept of a treehouse, not to lose the touch.

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INTERIORS INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT Carlos Serra G.V. Marqués del Turia, nº12 – 6º– 3ª 46005 Valencia . Ph: (+34) 960643536 – (+34) 663886235 www.carlosserrainteriorismo.com HALL Góndola Sofa by Casadesús Club Chaise Longue by Casadesús Góndola Pouf by Casadesús FLOS KTribe aluminized Lamp Mirror frame moulding in white by Inthai Panel with an Indian bride’s dowry Console table with drawers from a flea market in Paris DINING ROOM Chinese table from a flea market in Paris DSW Vitra chairs with wooden spindles Hippy collection KP carpet MEZZANINE V Dinastía’s stools Pouf by Ivano Redaelli KITCHEN Microcement coating and flooring installed by Ruaya Smeg cooking hob, cooker hood and ovens GIRL’S ROOM entirely designed by Carlos Serra Chest bed upholstered with faux leather by Graytan Duver covers by Scapa Home Wallpapers by Suite Flamant Air-armchair chairs by Magis Mei lamps by Bover Silk Effect carpet, by KP DRESSING ROOM designed by Carlos Serra Made to measure wardrobes made by Alhambra Carpintería Built in floodlights from Kreon PARTICIPATING COMPANIES Cristalería Karma (glassworks) Papeles pintados Galiana (wallpapers) Ruaya Arquitectura Global (coating and flooring) Alhambra carpintería (carpentry work) PHOTOGRAPHER Mayte Piera

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INTERIORS Housing development Valencia

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On an already existing building and keeping the structure and volumetry, the Estudio Antonio Salinas, in collaboration with the architect Mario Jannone, develop the complete refurbishing of this housing. Intervention is on the whole, redesigning both the building and the garden, to adapt the whole to the new owner’s needs. A clear and open space is created by allowing the light to enter in the house.


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Using the drops of the plot a broader scenery is obtained, where the swimming pool area, the changing room and the machinery without interfering the sights from the house. Flowerpots of geometric shape made of corten steel model the mauresque mediterranean garden.


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The double height of the entrance visually unifies both floors; the day area at the ground floor and the sleeping area on the first floor. The horizontal movement axis is set by two period fireplaces faced one to the other, that join the livingroom and the dining-room, becoming a unique space that leads to the terraces, the swimming pool and the garden.


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The dining room with one of the fireplaces that marks the end of the itinerary, allowing to see the permeability of the spaces, connecting the office area and the kitchen.


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In every space, movement is in parallel to the faรงade. Light flooding indoors expands evenly, creating an homogeneus atmosphere.


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ARCHITECT Mario Jannone COONTRIBUTORS Dovela - Mariano Seco ( building company ) Progetti - tiling and bathrooms Galiana - wood paneling Cocigas - lighting Furniture - Cassina - B&B - Flexform PHOTOGRAPHY Mayte Piera / Estudio Antonio Salinas

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PROJECT ESTUDIO ANTONIO SALINAS Antonio Salinas Alyรกn J Arboleya Victor Colorado


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INTERIORS Housing refurbishment in L’Eixample

The building where the housing is located is part of a typical block in L’Eixample, in the city center of Valencia. The main façade looks towards the street, orientated to the west, and the rear façade overlooks a large closed interior courtyard, typical in the blocks with this morphology. The project consists of the partition of a house in two, almost symmetric. The functional organization is simple and conventional; the day area: lounge, dining room and kitchen take up the first gallery, facing the street. The sleeping area with two bedrooms looks towards the interior façade, and a third bedroom together with a studio take up the central gallery, lit by interior courtyards.


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The area for movement is relevant, so the project focus on the treatment of this space, but it is not configurated only as a circulation area, but shows up full of accidents, breaks its limits, widens and narrows, enrichening the itinerary.


INTERIORS At one side, the area between the galleries was used to build shelves, by the intersection of diagonal and right angles, that serve to the corridor without being an obstacle for movement. At the other side are the bedroom and the studio that, through a sliding door can be opened or closed diluting the boundaries. The range of materials is limited, white Macael marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, parquet flooring and plasterboard painted in white for the partition walls. Materials have been chosen as a resource to create a neutral, warm and united environment. Lighting, mostly hidden, provides simplicity and neutrality to an apparently “empty� space, that the owner will adapt in his own way.

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Project: Architect Quique Zarzo quiquezarzo@gmail.com Photography Paco Esteve


ARCHITECTURE Architecture and education

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The initiative arises for the high density of companies located in the Parque in the last years. Taking into account the average age of the workers, with a strong women’s presence, the need and advantages of covering this service became evident. Advantages include the reduction of work absenteeism, the enlargement of the breastfeeding period and a stronger collaboration between school and parents.


ARCHITECTURE The building looks for the relationship with children, integrating architecture not only a simple container, but as an emotional component in their education. The idea is about producing spaces and opportunities for creativity; the building tries to instill sensations from indoors and from outdoors, to create different spaces encouraging nosing about, to attract the attention of those who live in it.

Colours and materials play the leading roles in the project by stimulating and providing freshness. Rounded shapes, attractive curves, invite to explore by allowing an smooth approach. Tangential surfaces, without edges, for children’s safety. From the ecological point of view, a mínimum impact due to ecological and carbon footprint is pursued. The choice of ceramics for the façade is in line with this, due to the characteristics of the material and also for the proximity of its production. The sources of energy used are geotermic and solar power, with solar panels on the roof. Indoors, resin floorings with underfloor heating and refreshing, and ventilation with heat exchanger to get a high quality inner air.

The ensemble is composed by five cylindrical blocks of serene façades, coloured by the ceramic coating, each block having four tones of a color. The different tones together with the reflection of material provide the ensemble with a visual movement depending on the ambient light.

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PEDAGOGY AND ECOLOGY


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FUNCTION Inspired by pedagogies such as those from Montesori and Regio Emilia, the space created is part of the educational model of the centre. Each block has one use: the block for babies contains areas for breastfeeding, the block for kids of ages 2-3 has a slide that promotes the development of psicomotricity, and the central block is for common uses, such as a dining room for the elder kids and a heated swimming pool with different degrees of salinity. Inner distribution is of curved walls, without corners. Cylindrical blocks are joined by a sheltered courtyard. Inner and outer areas change depending on the daytime, the season and the weather.

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This façade enclosure is made up of a porcellanic ceramic coating, with straight pieces of 13,5 x 55 cm and curved pieces 13,5 cm wide with a curvature angle of 85 cm, to create the upper and lower curve, put on guideways by aluminium staples through slots in the ceramic pieces, made “in situ”. Guideways are located on an aluminium and mineral wool sandwich panel supported by a metal structure made of uprights and straps. Ceramics are of enamelled porcelain stoneware, obtained by extrusion and single firing at 1195ºC, with carefully studied firing cycles to enable the adequate degree of curvature to the project. The vitreous enamels used are for high temperatures, and have been coloured with dispersible pigments to get the desired range of tones, so providing the piece with a great profoundness. Ceramics have been manufactured by Natucer S.L. and supplied by M2 Proyectos.


ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTS FOURSQUARE ARCHITECTS Ana Garcia Sala TECHNICAL ARCHITECT Miguel Abellán INSIDE PHOTOS Consuelo Chambo OUTSIDE PHOTOS Javier Fuente, Luis Millet LOCATION Parque tecnológico de Paterna, Valencia. España PROPERTY Fundación para la Innovación de la Infancia de la Comunidad Valenciana PARTICIPATING COMPANIES M2 Proyectos Valencia Natucer SL Castellón FLOOR AREA 3.720 M2

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CONTRACT New store

Chapeau in Valencia

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The new reference multibrand store is designed by the architect Ram贸n Esteve. At the store we can find man and woman fashion in a 800 square meter surface. Men and women fashion coexist in an architectural space designed with a set of mirrors and prisms in which the garments are the leading character. Divided along its lenght by a line of white mirror changing rooms, the space culminates in a huge skylight that rises over a black glass wall making the journey an authentic visual experience.


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A large black steel marquee is illuminated through openings, it is the frame for the glass facade of the store, presenting separate entrances for men and women as scenes for showing the collections. The shop winfdow is usually characterized by the space where mannequins are, in this case is breaking natural barriers and visual boundaries having the entire shop as background.

Inside the store you pass through a sequence of scenes beginning with the access, dominated by two large LED screens with video art compositions produced by Javier Santaella for Chapeau.

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The next scene is defined by long pieces that emerge from the walls where you find the stone voulme counters emerging from the ground connecting spaces between male and female areas. Reaching the changing rooms the areas are visually separate again. At the end the space is joined again in a high background topped by a skylight that floods with natural light the interior of the store.

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CONTRACT The next category is about the planes that form the ceilings and skylight. A succession of inclined planes along a longitudinal path can accommodate facilities without losing height. These planes lead to the end of the shop, where they transform into angled glass sheets that close the skylight on a horizontal plane.

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This progression of spaces organizes the store in areas that highlight the identity of the collections in order to give appropriate value to each brand exposed. The project is defined by pure geometry which is represented by three basic categories. On one hand, sets of prisms materialized through various items such as boxes of reflecting mirrors in the center. This prims are used as changing rooms. In the other hand white light volumes on the perimeter and large vertical black mirror at the higher space..

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CONTRACT The changing room’s block of prisms includes a courtesy bathroom that is used as an extra changing room, due to a hidden toilet that appears by tactile activation.

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CONTRACT The most basic category corresponds to the lines formed by the clothes hangers and the fine pieces of furniture where clothes rest and hang. This element is also found in the openings that invade the whole space, breaking planes and generating edges. The formal language defined by the basic geometries of solid, plane and line, materializes with glass, mirrors, stones and metals in white, gray and black tones to achieve the ideal atmosphere for exhibiting the highest quality product in an attractive play of reflections, shades and lights.

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Ram贸n Esteve, Estudio de Arquitectura Pla莽a Pere Borrego i Galindo, 7 46003 - Valencia, Espa帽a T. +34 96 351 04 34 F. +34 96 315 55 34 www.ramonesteve.com Photography: MaytePiera /Estudio Ram贸n Esteve


CONTRACT Offices

SBP in Cheste

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The challenge of this work was to interpret more than 25 years of experience manufacturing chemical products by an interiorism project in which white colour, as a symbol of cleanliness and hygiene reached even to the smallest detail.


CONTRACT Project by Elena Potente

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The project consists of a ground floor intented for service and common areas.

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Upper floors are destined to offices, and the top floor is a laboratory. Floors are characterized by having a core nucleus where small meeting rooms are located. This volume, together with the ceiling of the corridors, has been coated with sound-absorbent panels providing acoustic comfort as well as materials and textures different to other surfaces, without getting out of the colour pattern.


CONTRACT All furniture is in white with the only exception of the General Management office, a counterpoint in black that stresses the monochrome nature of the project.

PROJECT Estudio Elena Potente, espacios proyectados C/ Serranos 27 D 46003 Valencia www.elenapotente.com ENTRANCE HALL Reception desk by Sinetica Armchair by Andreu World Pendant lamp by Pallucco CONFERENCE ROOM Chairs by Driade Table by Sinetica CORRIDOR Lamps by Lled贸 MEETING ROOM Custom made table Chairs by Andreu World Table by Bordonabe SMALL MEETING ROOM Chairs by Heller Furniture by Sinetica COLABORATING FIRMS Glazing, carpentry and screens manufactured by TECNOLOGIA DEL VIDRIO Y ALUMINIO S.L. PHOTOGRAPHY Remigi Miguel Vilaplana

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Piñana Perfumery

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Carlos Martín and Carlos Escura, architects, set up this small local as a perfume shop. Prisms, planes and lights play to build a space with a great visual strength.


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A continuum made of metal shelves in non parallel planes among them was designed to create a net that surrounded the whole local overcoming the wall pillars and the various service elements. The structure conformed by the shelves on the wall spreads to the ceiling by locating fractal planes made of plasterboard.


Every shelf is lit with LED strips with RGB system for the control of the colour, so it can be changed to build different environments modifying, consequently, the perception of the local.

Carlos Mart铆n C/ Cuenca 64 pta2 Valencia T. +34 606 436 378 Carlos Escura C/ Col贸n 16 Benicarl贸 T. +34 629 347 302 Photography: Mayte Piera

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Hulahoop, Le petit shop

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A nordic and cosmopolitan touch in a mediterranean city


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VIC Projects has got a group of collaborators connected to design together, setting up a team that has worked to create this fashion space for kids of ages from 0 to 6.


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A clear space where large and curious lights made of shoelaces in grey and yellow amaze us.

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CONTRACT TECHNICAL DATA SHEET PROJECT VIC projects - interior architecture. Víctor Mollá Tortosa Avenida Albaida, 20 P8 46870 Ontinyent (Valencia) T. + 34 656 808 664 projects@vicprojects.com www.vicprojects.com DESIGN TEAM PIMPAM ESTUDIO Communications Manager - Web - Graffic Design Avenida Albaida, 18 Entlo. 8 46870 Ontinyent (Valencia) T. + 34 651 852 503 info@pimpamestudio.com www. pimpamestudio.com

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES METALWORK: CERRAJERÍA CALABUIG Calle del Camí Vell de Xàtiva, 22-d 46870 Ontinyent (Valencia) T. +34 616 982 028 / +34 962383381 www.cerrajeriacalabuig.com CARPENTRY WORK: FUSTERÍA ALMENDROS Calle Juventud, 20, 46850 L’Olleria (Valencia) T. +34 655 556 806 / +34 962201263 www.fusteriaalmendros.es WIRING SYSTEM: RUBEN MONTESINOS BLAZQUEZ Ing. Tec. Telecomunicaciones / Ing. Sup. Electrónica / Auditor Energético Calle Francisco Cerdá Reig, 2 P2 Pª6 – 46891 El Palomar (Valencia) T. +34 675937767 rumonbz@gmail.com PLUMBING VICTOR C/ Artal de Foces, 9 - 46870 ONTINYENT T. +34 962383113 GLASSWARE SHOP JOSÉ MONSERRAT, S.A. C/Gregal, nº13 P. Ind Ciudad de Carlet 46240 Carlet (Valencia) T. +34 655 556 806 - www.josemonserrat.com PHOTOGRAPHY VIC Projects

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VICENTE CALABUIG BENEYTO - Interior designer and window dresser Tel. + 34 639 600 649 vtecalabuig@hotmail.com


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NORM

A leader in the nordic design

Kasper Ronn & Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Norm is one of the main current exponents of nordic design, covering, in addition, every discipline of design. Their projects include pieces designed by themselves and evolve with a treatment of spaces playing with the cold essential northern light in a masterful way, providing it with an amazing warmth. They create slight, faint and casual atmospheres, where the environments lose severity to gain comfort and naturalness. Norm shows us the harmony and the importance of presence and absence for the beauty of their spaces, where sometimes less is more and where the recovery of traditional elements and soft and natural materials comes first. Jonas and Kasper have contributed in the edition of this Special 138AC by providing us with their ideas, projects, philosophy and images, with a fresh look towards the North. www.normcph.com

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PHILOSOPHY

What we know as Scandinavia is formed by Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland. Countries, all of them, where the prevailing weather is extremely hostile and where daylight hours are, through long periods, really scarce. Under those conditions, for scandinavian people, home means, in addition to a housing, a refuge where protecting oneself from the outside and a space to spend many hours in everyday. It is not strange, then, that their main goal has been to create comfortable and pleasant atmospheres and designs, that make bearable staying at home for so long. In same way, in addition to accomplish an aesthetic function, design has always tried to fulfill the emotional needs of its users. Surviving to isolation and hard weather conditions required that products were long-lasting and highly functional, without ornaments that could shorten its usable life or affect to its use. With an obsessive care for detail, scandinavian design creates elements both decorative and functional with a clean geometry, made of natural materials. And is in the minimalist character of objects where rationalization of these materials’ use is sought.

FUNCTION Function is the primary aim in creating architecture and designing products. All projects and products by NORM always starts with a revelation of a need or when facing a problem. Whether it’s functional or aesthetic, there can be no NORM without a purpose. PODS: The stylish, functional Pods are ideal for storage and individual dispensing of good stuff adding extra taste and goodness to your meals. THERMO-JUG: designed for Menu

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The justification of a product lies in its ability to differentiate; aesthetically and in functionality. With a determined focus on the good idea, right materials and fine craftsmanship, NORMs primary endeavour is to create useful products, appealing design, and architecture that captures and inspire life. MILK LAMP: The lamp Milk from &Tradition remind us of an old milking stool. Placed on the floor it adds an atmospheric lighting to your home. CORK, SCREW AND VACUUM PUMP: wine tools for &Tradition RAFT TABLE AND RAFT STOLL: With a contemporary Scandinavian approach to the drift wood inspiration, the table and stools are unique pieces of furniture that combine simplistic purity and a discreetly sensuous look. For &Tradition


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Spaces

FREDENSBORG HOUSE The house aesthetic is derived from inspirations brought about by the labyrinthine mountain village architecture, those that you may find familiar in Southern Europe, the architecture of Chinese temples, and in the works of modernist Danish architecture Jørn Utzon.

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Our home and the things we surround ourselves with, should provide a refuge from the daily chaos, which seems to dominate our world. By understanding minimalism as an aesthetic, and simplicity as a philosophy of life, NORM aims at providing structures which gives a feeling of freedom.

As part of the Scandinavian tradition and inspired by Nordic sceneries, natural materials with a touch of poetry, combined with rationality characterise the NORM expression. In addition to beautiful workmanship and aesthetic simplicity, the essence of viability and long lasting products lies in keeping an uncensored relationship with nature.

The right light not only supports and stress beautiful architecture. It also brings sensuousness to rooms, buildings and objects. Thus, by making architecture integrate natural light and in the right arrangement of artificial light, particular atmospheres are supported and adapted to each of NORM’s projects.

VEDBAEK HOUSE

All the floors, walls and ceilings in the whole house are painted white to connect them visually regardless of their differences and to reflect the light and give the feel of a larger space.

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HUMLEBAEK HOUSE Brick walls, concrete floors and a huge steel beam supporting the first floor was actually part of the house when the project started. And these were the elements that we decided to make the identity of the house, together with the old wooden beams that were revealed when reconstructing the first floor.

HÖST RESTAURANT IN COPENHAGUE Industrial pendant lights, woollen blankets and reclaimed wood to create rustic Scandinavian dining rooms at Höst, a new restaurant in Copenhagen. Eating in host is having the feeling of eating in the courtyard of a village house in the middle of the field, when in fact the restaurant is located in an absolutely urban. For this project, Norm have designed the space and the collection of tableware especially for the restaurant, which includes basic white plates and dishes, alongside blue and grey pieces and slabs of granite.


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ACTUALIDAD news


NEWS

Andrée Putman Moving from being a pianist to a journalist in such prestigious magazines as Femine, Elle or L’Oeil. And then to businesswoman. She also worked as an stylist and joined the world of fashion, discovering talents such as Jean Charles de Castelbajac or Issey Miyake. Finally arrived to the interior design at an age of 53, after becoming divorced from her former husband, Jacques Putman. Her late entry in the world of design didn’t keep her from becoming the Grande Dame of Design. Starting to work in 1984 for the Americans, in charge of the design of the Morgans Hotel, was the reason for her success in France, according to her. In Morgans, she reinvented the world of luxury hotels basing her design on “cheap materials”. From that moment on, she started as an interior designer. Furniture of forgotten creatives and pieces of the 30’s were reinvented by her and took center stage of the spaces she created. Also relaunched designs by Eileen Gray, Mariano Fortuny or Jean Michel Frank.

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Changing codes and modifying her customers’ habits was a part of her work. Stripping spaces bare to find their real essence, she broke the traditional mould and rules, transformed conventional uses creating spots that finally became temples of design and elegance.

It took her long to create her eponymous Studio, and it was not before 1997 when she opened the Putman Studio, specialized in interior architecture, design and scenography. She worked on a wide range of products, designing from a cofee set for Nesspresso to her own line of perfumes. At the age of 87, this woman of sober and elegant presence leaves us, but the legacy of her unique and exclusive designs, developed along her whole life, dedicated to create beauty and style, remain with us.

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“Style has nothing to do with money” “Often, those able to watch are more stylish than those able to buy anyting they wish”

Morgans by Deidi Von Schaewen

Maison Guerlain A curtain made of pearls and a lamp with the shape of a perfume drop are two of the most emblematic elements in Maison Guerlain, the french perfume temple, placed in Champs-Élysées in Paris. Andrée Putman’s designs enhances the emotion of entering in the House of Guerlain, built in 1914, where more than 750 fragances have been created, belonging to a firma that has been a continuous source of fascination through generations. by Pierre et Giles Voie-lactée by Marc Abel Interior Concorde 1993

Found among her most remarkable designs, the celebrated Voie Lactée, one of the eight grand pianos designed by Putman for the french firma Pleyel. So called due to the mother-of-pearl inlays with the shape of stars on the lower part, representing the Milky Way. The four cardinal points are painted by hand by herself, and the seat is made of corian and horsehair. For the music stand, Putman used her characteristic chessboard. In 1993, she designed the inner part of Concorde planes, the most representative plane of Air France from 1973 to 2003. Piano Pleyel


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Alberto Campo Baeza

Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal 2012

The award is conferred on architects whose architectural oeuvre is as uncompromising, sober and essential as that proposed by the work, the projects and the writings of Heinrich Tessenow. Between Cathedrals, Cadiz

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The HEINRICH TESSENOW GOLD MEDAL was created in Hamburg in 1963 in honor of the German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950) a key figure in the history of contemporary architecture both for his ideas and his works. He always repeated: “the simplest form is not always the best, but the best is always simple”. He studied in Munich and was professor in Dresden, Vienna y Berlin.

Alberto Campo Baeza is an architect and professor at the Madrid School of Architecture, ETSAM. He has taught at the ETH in Zurich and the EPFL in Lausanne, at the Universities of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the CUA in Washington as well as numerous other prestigious schools of architectures around the world.

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His work has been widely recognized and acclaimed, with exhibitions at CROWN HALL by MIES in Chicago, PALLADIO’s basilica in Vicenza, the Urban Center in New York, the Basilica Santa Irene in Istanbul, the prestigious Gallery Toto in Tokyo, and the Tempietto by Bramante in Rome. And at the MAXXI in Rome in 2011.

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Hilton Barcelona

The newly refurbished Hilton Barcelona, which first opened its doors 20 years ago during the Barcelona Olympic Games, officially re-opens its doors today. The refurbishment sees 289 stunning rooms, 13 suites, Mosaic restaurant, The Vibe Bar and a spectacular outdoor terrace as part of its re-design that captures the vibe of Barcelona. British designers, Bevis Design Associates, designed the rooms, suites and Executive Lounge, while awarded-winning architect, Matteo Thun, created the public areas including a dramatic, multifunctional lobby.

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Atrium Bar The centrepiece of the hotel’s lobby is a spectacular and colourful art installation of translucent materials created by Milan based artist, Jacopo Foggini. 11 meter sculpture that remind us the movement of the sea.

Project by Matteo Thun - Via Andrea Appiani 9 - 20121 Milan, Italia - www.matteothun.com Interior design by Bevis Design Associates - www.bevisdesign.com


NEWS Writer cabins

BOY Awards of Interior Design NYC

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Djerasi Resident Artist Program Stanford University Professor Emeritus Dr. Carl Djerassi and his wife Diane Middlebrook, the writer and Professor Emerita of English at Stanford, founded the Djerassi Program in 1979. The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated.

The cabins were designed to foster the creative process but also create a micro-community for the writers within the ranch. With visual and acoustical privacy, each has its own epic view and stand in close proximity under a unifying roof.

Project by Cass Calder Smith of CSS Archirecture www.california-architects.com/en/ccs-architecture/en/ - Interior design by Barbara Turpin-Vickroy -Photography Paul Dyer

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The San Francisco office of CCS Architecture, directed by Cass Calder Smith, has completed four writers’ cabins, collectively called the Diane Middlebrook Memorial Writers’ Residence, at the celebrated Djerassi Resident Artists Program in rural Woodside California. The four sleep/work cabins are designed with sustainable features, including a freestanding, pre-engineered steel roof assembly that carries solar panels. Beginning occupancy in spring 2012, the new structures are designed for month-long residencies by writers, poets, composers and playwrights.


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Pump Room

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The iconic Ambassador East Hotel acquired in 2010 by Ian Schrager Co. was completely remodeled and become the Public Chicago Hotel. In fall 2011, the Pump Room restaurant opened with a new food concept created by world-renowned chef and 2011 James Beard award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Partnering with Ian Schrager in the design of Chicago’s historic Ambassador East Hotel, Yabu Pushelberg juxtaposed striking classic and modern design elements to create a personal, refined haven for luxury travel. Keeping with their intimate and “undesigned” personal aesthetic, where they combine contemporary sophistication with timeless grandeur for this cultural landmark. Project by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg studio- www.yabupushelberg.com

James Beard He was a maestro within the american cuisine. Died in 1985, he devoted his life to care and keep the American culinary traditions. There is today a foundation with his name, dedicated to promote educational initiatives related to cookery. Grants scholarships for cooking schools, organizes cooking exhibitions and has created the James Beard Prizes, with a great prestige in the american cookery world.


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Yves Saint Laurent

New concept store in Shangai

The first thing Hedi Slimane did when he became Yves Saint Laurent‘s creative director was to change the name of the house’s ready-towear line to Saint Laurent. He announced some more changes to the iconic brand, and now, he’s unveiling a totally new store concept in Shanghai. As for the store itself, the 3,200-square-foot boutique is located in the Reel Department Store on Nanjing Road West, and references the French Art Deco and French Union of Modern Artists movements. The store will feature “black and white marble, raw concrete and Thirties-esque display furniture with gold, silver, mirror and glass”.

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UAM The Union des Artistes Modernes was a movement arisen in France in 1929. Formed by architects and artists coming from various disciplines, focused in decorative arts. Investigated possibilities for the new materials and techniques, to apply them to art with a modern approach. Working with cheap materials, they desired that design was available to everyone.

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Halley IV

Britain’s latest Antarctic Research Station

The new research station, which replaces the 20-year old Halley V facility, is the sixth to be built on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf. The 150 meter-thick floating ice shelf is connected to ice on land but it flows at a rate of 0.4 km per year northwest from Coats Land towards the sea where, at irregular intervals, it calves off as vast icebergs.

The new research station is built with an innovative concept featuring hydraulically elevated ski based modules, ensuring the station can be fully re-locatable – a world first. Halley VI combines seven interlinking blue modules used for bedrooms, laboratories, offices and energy plants, with a central two-storey red module featuring a double-height light filled social space. Interiors have been specially designed to support crew numbers ranging from 52 in summer to 16 during the three months of total darkness in winter when temperatures at the base drop as low as -56C.

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The Antartic Treaty On 23rd June 1961, the so called Antarctic Treaty entered into force, for an unlimited time, with the purpose to limit the activities in Antarctica to those exclusively with peaceful purposes; in particular, scientific. Any territorial sovereignty claim is postponed and forbids the exploitation of its natural resources, as well as any nuclear explosions or disposal of radioactive wastes.

Project by Hugh Broughton Architects - www.hbarchitects.co.uk - Built by Galliford Try - Photography Sam Burrel and Antony Dubber


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Founded in 1990 by gallerist and publisher carla sozzani, 10 corso como is dedicated to art, fashion and design. Located in an industrial building in the inner courtyard of a traditional milanese palazzo, 10 corso como is a network of interconnected spaces all rolled into one experience. Its multifunctional philosophy allows it to present a unique blend of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. From around the world to the world. A mirror of aestetic and multisensual sensibilities. Sight, sound, taste, touch and smell all meet to express the essence of 10 Corso Como. We can found in 10 corso como: art gallery, bookshop, design, fashion store, restaurant and cafĂŠ, the courtyard garden and the 3 rooms hotel

Corso Como, 10 - 20154 Milano, Italy - T. +39 02 2901 3581 - www.10corsocomo.com

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Via San Paolo, 15, 20121 Milan – T. +39 02 875411 - www.afsf.it

In Palermo, is quite an institution. In Milano, it’s located just some steps away from the Duomo, close to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, next to the Ferrari shop. Don’t forget asking for sfincione (a sort of pizza with tomato, onion and cheese), arancini, to continue with the caponata aubergine, the curruca cabecinegra or the swordfish rolls. Regarding wines, every production is authocthonous and tipically Sicilian. Divided in two levels, the restaurant has a new and modern design. One example are the white marble tables at the entrance.

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Via Turati, 30 – Milan – T. +39 0262086177 – www.biancolattemilano.it

Perfect for breakfasts and afternoon snacks, even for Sunday branch. Exquisite regarding the raw materials as well as the staging, delicate and perfect but no pretentious. It’s worth coming in and make a break to get one’s strength back in a pleasant and cared space, where gastronomical offer is appropriate.


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bIce Beatrice Mungai, said BICE was born in the cold January of 1901 in Ponte Buggianese, into a peasant family. Before 10 brothers decided to go to Milan, where with little money and a lot of courage opened his first tavern in via San Pietro vegetables. Local immediately beloved for the kitchen and home frank and because of its immense friendliness’. Moved in 1939 by Borgospesso, became a point of reference for the Milan of “rounds” important and mundane (entertainment, football, fashion, publishing and finance), and his name was also exported over the oceans. The founder and ‘disappearance in 1996, and now the company florida and’ driven by grandchildren, Robert and Beatrice Ruggeri and Vincent Mazzone that the 80s is responsible Chef.

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Via Borgospesso, 12 – Milan - T. +39 02 76002572 - www.bicemilano.it

la brIcIola Far from being a design restaurant, la Briciola is and icon in Solferino area, well known for its lively nightlife. It’s like a greenhouse with its walls covered by pictures from Gianni, its owner. Its clientele is really exquisite, not to talk about its cuisine. Risotto al salto and Cotoletta a la milanesa are some of its specialities. And for those with a sweet tooth, together with the coffee, tins full of sweets are offered … and you can help yourself! Via Solferino, 25, 20121 Milano, Italy -T. +39 02 655 1105 - www.labriciolamilano.it


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Blending recycled materials into new surroundings in a concept that shakes up the interior of a 19th century Milan palazzo, architect and artist Vincenzo de Cotiis has achieved his goal of creating a visually striking alternative to standard hotel design. De Cotiis is known as a designer of Haute couture fashion and his taste is reflected in Hotel Straf, which, like the fashion collections, strives for individuality and a reconsideration of accepted philosophies and methods. The Milan architect uses bare cement for stairs and floors as well as oxidised brass and split slate in his room interiors. He slips torn and aged gauze between sheets of glass and succeeds in creating an atmosphere of warmth, despite the hard materials used. The hotel – located a few steps from the Duomo Cathedral and La Scala opera house – features 64 rooms, seven of which include a massaging armchair and five for which de Cotiis has designed a so-called “wellbeing” corner. The corners pass on technological mod cons in favour of a simple separate area where guests can unwind in style.

Via San Rafaele, 3 – 20121 Milan - www.designhotels.com/hotels/europe/italy/milan/straf

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Palazzo Segreti is dipped in a suffused – secret – seductive atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of Milan – between La Scala and Castello Sforzesco – this new location welcomes guests as a big and comfortable home. Palazzo Segreti’s harmony, its warm colours, the raw materials, the lights and shadows game, make it a relaxed and private place that breaks away from the frenzy of the city. The project was carried out by Brizzi+Riefenstahl-Studio. “The Design Concept of Palazzo Segreti is based on the idea of a journey into a material and visual tactility”, stated the Architects Antonio Brizzi and Babette Riefenstahl, “A linear, clear and minimal style, combined with a colourful refinement and elegance that is evident in the choice of materials – burnished iron, raw concrete for the walls and ancient wood on the floor – and in the use of soft lights and ethereal shadows”.

Via San Tomaso 8, 20131 Milano, Italy - T. +39 02 4952 9250 - www.palazzosegreti.com


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NONOSTANTE MARRAS

You can cross it after the good things already rejected, textiles, bags, brushes, buttons, ribbons, Sardinian rugs, armchairs English, large and small tables, photographs of artists, paintings mirrors, lamps, cabinets, chairs, an old pub, dancing clothes, dummies that try to attract attention, glass bottles transformed into vessels, fragments of poetic phrases.
 Here, in an organized disorder, in a harmonious disharmony, aromas, colors and flowers meet and mingle, creating a unity that surprises and wraps.

It ‘a simple and sophisticated space, welcoming as a home...
 Milan is far away, the noise shielded, filtered, softened. Everything fascinates, seduces, everything is calm, and invites to reflection and dreaming, simple things of mystery, magic and music, like the verses of a beautiful poem.

Showroom & press office - Via Cola de Rienzo, 8 20144 Milano - www.antoniomarras.it

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“Come and have a coffee with us! Or a tea. Or a cookie. Or read a book, meet an artist, listen to poetry, music ... “ We are meeting in a new gentle and familiar space, surrounded by furniture and “objects retrouvés” just apparently different and contradict each other.
From 16 April 2012, on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, the Circolo Marras became “Nonostante Marras” a corner of Milan with a very relaxed, enveloping, soft and thoughtful atmosphere.


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ARMANI HOTEL Inside this building with its austere and powerful exterior, Giorgio Armani has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to the requirements of guests. Here luxury, calm and beauty are fostered in pure Armani style, imparting a new aesthetic excellence to the concept of comfort. A key element of this approach is the decision to give every room a small vestibule that creates an intervening space before the intimacy of the bedroom is revealed. The 95 rooms and suites offer a variety of options. Each bathroom, structured for use by two people, features the very finest fittings, including a shower enclosure in discreet one-way glass that allows a view out from inside the shower cubicle, but no view in the other way. The floors and walls in natural nuances of creamy brown are clad in Silk Georgette, a smooth limestone from Asia. All the furnishings in the hotel share the Armani/Casa collection signature design philosophy but have been specifically devised in a range of precious finishes to reflect the period mood of the palazzo: from the elegant linear sofas covered in sophisticated fabrics, to the backlit wooden bed heads.

The Armani Hotel Milano opens today in the heart of the city, within the extraordinary palazzo at Via Manzoni 31, originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini and completed in 1937 in the rationalist style of the time.

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“I have concentrated all my efforts on delivering my personal aesthetic vision within a precisely defined ambience of total comfort,” explains the designer.

All the public areas are concentrated on the seventh and eighth floors in the so-called glass “hat”, which affords a spectacular and unexpected panorama encompassing the city, from the historic Duomo to the latest skyscrapers. The Armani/Ristorante is located on the seventh floor, where it offers superb traditional Italian gastronomy, an exclusive wine list, a private dining room and a Chef’s Table within the kitchen itself. On the opposite side, the Armani/Lounge with the Armani/bamboo bar looks out over the skyline: the double height ceiling, the wall with its huge window softened by louvered blinds and sections in backlit onyx and a good choice of music ensure a relaxed ambience in which to enjoy an informal meal, afternoon tea, or an aperitivo before dinner.

The eighth floor, covering an area of 1,200 square metres, is entirely devoted to beauty and relaxation, bringing together a range of treatments and therapies that promote physical and mental harmony and wellbeing: the Armani/SPA. The Armani Hotel Milano has been planned to satisfy the needs of work, relaxation and pleasure, conforming to that ideal combination of elegance and simplicity that defines the Armani style. “Stay with Armani” is not merely a slogan, but an expression of the hotel’s fundamental philosophy. Via Manzoni, 31 – Milan - www.armanihotels.com


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INTERVIEW NYC Architects For their establishment in Spain, Paul&Joe have entrusted to Álvaro Navarro, Javier Cortina, Jorge Cutanda and José Andreu, from the NYC studio. These young valencian architects go beyond borders and, with their know-how, seduce the heart of Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité … Vive la France!

How was the process? Did you travel to Paris to know about their philosophy? Yes. First, we travelled to Paris in order to know them and their different shops in the city. We needed to capture their concept and plans about their new venture in Spain. Later, we have visited them again, as friends. We have reached a very good relationship.

How did Paul&Joe contact with you? Through Cia de la Moda. Some time ago, we made a showroom for them in Madrid and, when possible, they always rely on us for their new projects or for those from the different international firms they commercialise. We are very grateful for that to Borja and Amadeo.

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Being Paul&Joe a multinational company, established in every continent, we can imagine that the project had some guidelines already set for their implementation, but did they allow you to contribute ideas or to make any change? Yes, completely. There were some materials whe had to keep, but they are very openminded and do not refuse any idea. We contributed new elements and it worked really well. In fact, the plan is to bring them in a series of steps in their shops around the world. We travelled again to Paris to visit for a second time some of their shops, and to prepare a dossier including these new image inputs. For the time being, how many shops and corners have you done? Do you have plans to open in other cities? At present, there are two corners and one shop in Madrid, and another corner in Barcelona. If I am right, a new shop in Barcelona is planned, but now everything goes slower than in former years. Which other firms have you worked with? At the level of collaboration with Paul&Joe, with firms such as Ba&Sh, Stella Forest in fashion, and SushiShop in the catering trade. For these last we have made two restaurants in Madrid. In addition, but with a lesser implication in the design, firms such as FillippaK, Bellrose, Manoush, count on our advice for their stablishment in Spain. Do you have any other ongoing project at this moment? Yes, at the moment we are projecting some offices in Valencia for Ingeniería de Energías Renovables, a pair of houses in the Cofrentes area, a project for a bioclimatic house in Calicanto, an equestrian center, a preproject for two housing blocks in Canals, a project for sustainable prefabricated houses along the Levante area, three corners, the refurbishment of two buildings in the historical center, several thorough reforms, and all these while attending the part of the studio dedicated to tender for constructions both in Spain or abroad, related to stone materials and carpentry. Fortunately, we cover a broad range of projects in the studio. Nowadays, in an architecture studio, any work that arrives is accepted. We count on a fifth member of the team, Nacho Cortina, who leads in Valencia our construction crew. For our clients, it’s very convenient that the same team coordinated both the design and the construction. And finally, which differences can you see between the spanish and the french client? Well, generalizing is never good but, often, when french clients count on your services, they completely rely on your work and very seldom they question the concept and the proyect fulfilled. They completely follow your advice and understand that the architect is the expert, at that level. Spanish clients are somewhat more distrustful. Often, they come with their handmade sketch and, then, we have a more intense work when communicating and reasoning the concept.


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20TH CENTURY EL COLEGIO MAYOR LUIS VIVES

A walk along rationalistic Valencia

The Colegio Mayor Lluis Vives is one of the rationalistic treasures in Valencia, almost unaltered. Dr. Peset Aleixandre, Vice-chancellor of the University, commissioned Javier Goerlich to design it in 1935. Its construction started in 1941, being officially opened in October 9th, 1954, by who was at the moment the Head of State, General Franco. It’s located in 46010 Valencia, 23 Blasco Ibañez Avenue corner Gascó Oliag Street. The Vice-chancellor planned to start building a Student Residence similar to the one already existing in Madrid after the Sciences Faculty (currently the Vice-chancellor’s Office) was ended. The original project, innovative and secular, suffered modifications while building its wings, finalized in 1954 and 1957.

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The Colegio Mayor, under construction Pieces of the antique dinner service with the Colegio Mayor’s coat of arms

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As a consequence of the policy of cut-backs, the building was recently closed, on 31st July 2012, once the course had ended, after having been a residence for thousands of students and hundreds of teachers for more than 50 academic courses. It’s a free-standing building, in an orthodox aerodynamic rationalistic style, with a symmetric structure and comb structure. Made up of a basement, a ground floor and 4 upper floors where bedrooms are located. The originally projected library was substituted in 1945 by a towered chapel with a little bell-gable, and later transformed again in the 90’s into an assembly room known as Auditorio Montaner. Interiors made up after the republican period include rationalistic and déco fragments and also others of neo-popular-istic taste.

Fundación Goerlich supports its restoration, necessarily respecting both the original structure and constructive details as well as its use. So we completely oppose to any input based in the essential modification of the original project by replacing materials or by increasing the building volume with the addition of two extra floors, as it is proposed. That would denature such an emblematic building, both for the city and for the University and also for thousands of students and teachers that enjoyed its facilities

We are confident about good sense finally prevailing and we hope that the Vives does not follow the Club Naútico, also projected by Goerlich, sadly disappeared and inanely demolished in 1984. The Vives restoration should not mean any distortion of style, concept and original features. We hope that society has no reason in a future to miss it and to regret not having preserved it, as it has already happened with so may buildings projected by Goerlich and so many other architects. Let’s hope so! … only time can tell!.

Text from “Fundación Goerlich”, illustrated with archive footage and pictures by Tono Giménez


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Bernard-Albin Gras

In 1921 Bernard-Albin Gras designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments. The Lampe GRAS, as it was subsequently called, was astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design. There are neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form. In 1927 the Ravel company purchased the patent and started production of the Lampe GRAS. Bernard-Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designer of the 20th century. The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the design of details such as those of the articulated brackets, supports and bases were truly original and far ahead of his time. Early on Le Corbusier was seduced by the modern design and userfriendliness of the lamps and became one of Bernard-Albin Gras’s most enthusiastic supporters using the lamps in his own offices as well as employing. Bernard-Albin Gras’s talented and visionary design has proven to be timeless. them in numerous architectual projects all over the world. Grass Lamp in the Le Corbussier studio

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Kay Bojesen

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Kay Bojesen’s premise in his work was a conviction that his objects should have life, blood and a heart. This is especially obvious in his beloved toy soldiers and wooden animals, which have adorned children’s bedrooms with smiles, taking children’s dreams to far-flung lands. They stay with you from childhood into adulthood, and we call them classics because we would not want to be without them. And because they were made with love, imagination and intelligence.

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Kay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910. In the 1930’s he explored his passion for wood. Creating animals that matched his belief that a product should be “round and soft and feel good in your hand”. The lines in a design should “smile”, and his animals should never be an exact replica of nature.


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Vico Magistretti

INCISA CHAIR

Structure in rigid polyurethane, seat padded with polyurethane foam. Outer cover in cowhide. Inner cover, removable with a zipper, in leather or fabric, padded with polyester batting, cotton ribbon trim. Base in polished chromed-plated steel. Outer cover: natural, Bulgarian red, brown or black cowhide. Trim: natural, raw, camel, rust, brown, black, gray, blue, dark blue or red cotton.

by Luca Fregoso courtesy Fondazione Schiffini

Architect born in Milan. He started working with important companies, such as Artemide, Campeggi, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fontana Arte, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Olivari, Oluce, Poggi, Schiffini Mobili Cucine, and Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.His design works are on display in MoMA’s permanent collection in New York and in lots of other museums in America and Europe. In the field of architecture it is worth mentioning his appointment as an honorary member of the Royal College of Art in London, where he was also a “visiting professor”. He has also taken part in exhibitions and conferences in Europe, Japan and the USA.

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Incisa was Designed by Vico Magistretti for DePadova, with a shape, structure and finishes inspired in a saddle. This special piece goes beyond its functionality as a seat, turning with its sleek and sophisticated design, in a sculptural piece. Magistretti performed a beauty and simplicity design exercise, while creating its structure from the complexity and wit.


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Isamu Noguchi

So called due to the intermingled chromium plated steel rods forming the leg of the table and recalling of the shape of a cyclon. Formed by a molted metal base varnished in black and a board made of laminated wood in white. The rods of the leg give to the table a light look and remember of the futuristic sculptures trying to represent movement. Son of the japonese poet Yone Noguchi, he studied medicine in the University of Columbia, although he did not professionally practised it. Noguchi was a great sculptor who tried to bring some sculpture attributes close to the common experience of living, and he got it through the industrial production of his organic designs, with a huge visual attraction. Essential for the development of his work was the time he stayed in Paris, where he knew sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder, and where he carried out an enthusiastic abstract sculpture. Surrealism had also a strong influence on him.

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ARCHITECTURE & CINEMA BRADBURY Building The Bradbury Building is located in downtown Los Angeles. It is one of the oldest commercial building in the city. It was commissioned by businessman Lewis Bradbury to George Wyman, a completely amateur architect, who inspired himself in the Edward Bellamy’s science fiction novel Looking Backward. Bradbury’s façade does not reflect its inner beautiness. Apparently, it’s a building with a rather simple and unpretentious construction, with a façane made of brown brick, sandstone and terracotta panels. Only after crossing the threshold, the reason of its popularity becomes clear. A huge skylight that floods the center court in Victorian style with natural light surprises the visitor. An amazing wrought ironwork creates the structural framework of railings, staircases and cage elevators surrounding the court.

The unusual combination of materials used indoors: rose marble in the staircase imported from Belgium, stair railings made of oak wood and the court floor covered with Mexican tiles, provides a peculiar look that can appear either retro or futuristic that has fascinated many film directors.

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Images from wikipedia Many movies have choosed this scenario to film some of their scenes.

Perdición en 1944 directed by Billy Wilder Chinatown in 1974, directed by Roman Polanski Murphy’s Law in 1986 by J. Lee Thompson Wolf in 1994 by Mike Nichols The Artist in 2011 directed by Michel Hazanavicius

But there is a movie standing out from the others filmed therein, Blade Runner. A science fiction classic, directed by Ridley Scott in 1982.

For the final scene, the building was suitably decorated to look as a state of neglect. They turned a brilliant and luminous atrium into a sinister space that, together with the darkness of the sky and the endless rain, made of this sequence one of the most remarkable in the cinema history. In the film, the Bradbury is an apartment complex nearly empty, only occupied by J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), employee of the Tyrrel Corporation, and is there where Deckard, featured Harrison Ford, and Baty, played by Rutger Hauer, face a death match. The sequence ends on the roof of the building with the famous Baty’s monologous, with a strong emotional charge. “All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die”.

The Bradbury Building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and today serves as headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internal Affairs division. A very cinematographic use …


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outdoor Icpalli by POINT

BACSAC BACSAC® was born with the encounter between designer Godefroy de Virieu and landscapers Virgile Desurmont and Louis de Fleurieu. Together, they looked for an alternative solution to get round the constraints of the creation of a roof garden in town: difficulties of transportation, excessive weight, but also lack of choice of containers, most of which are often very expensive. How can we reverse the tendency to pay more for the container than the contents? How can we make mobile an instalation which is often fixed because of its weight and its rigidity? How can we create a planted area at the lowest cost? The idea of planting in bags comes from this desire to change habits and valorize what it should be, the plant. They are launching the manufacture of bags in a permeable geotextile to prevent asphyxiation of the soil.

The Senso chairs Collection is made with a new and special Batyline® technical fabric, which provides a soft touch and new features. Its comfortable and enfolding upholstered back contrasts with a stylish and contemporary base with different options of lacquered shades. Suitable for outdoor use, butclearly conceived for indoor use High arm chair available in several colors. Offered in a variety of pieces: chairs, arm chairs, sun beds, auxiliar tables, etc. Made with ethnic motifs

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Senso chair by EXPORMIM

Peacock by VONDOM

Comfortable rocking chair that recalls traditional designs made ​​of natural fibers. Made with the new SHINTOTEX synthetic fiber developed by POINT, for outdoor furniture. Inspired by nature and perfected to achieve the highest level of comfort, functionality and durability.

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Rocking chair Altea by POINT

Copa by EXPORMIM

“A very special piece for the company that didn´t need to be remembered since it was never forgotten”. Armchair featuring a structure made of natural, peeled and tinted rattan. The backrest is made of natural, peeled and tinted rattan. Plastic caps.

Siesta by ANDREUWORLD

Eero Aarnio creates his first piece for VONDOM. It is without doubt a unique element for its amusing and symbolic design, Peacock Collection. Just as its creator describes, the peacocks were part of his childhood, even though their country of origin is very far from Finland. Eero´s home was very close to the Helsinki zoo, which is located on an island where the peacocks, which were imported from India, were free to roam freely since they could not fly away due to their bad flying skills. The Peacocks in the zoo both fascinated and scared Eero, because when they fanned their tails they were bigger than him. Such memories are the inspiration of the creation of this new planter with much symbolism for Eero which naturally named “Peacock”, thus emerging their ¨ beak to beak ¨ with this figure of his childhood. VONDOM admires the iconic and timeless creations of Eero Aarnio. To VONDOM, he is a real master of the plastic spirit, together with him we could turn his memories into a unique piece to be shared and to be enjoyed. The buildable sofa Siesta, proposes great comfort and beautiful proportions. It possesses a high degree of modularity that allows for the most varied compositions, in addition to being accompanied by a complementary individual armchair. It is equipped with an EPL-5 treated steel structure finished in White or Earth Brown as well as dismountable upholstered parts, available in all of our fabrics for outdoor and indoor use.

Cottage by KETTAL

Atlantic by GANDÍA BLASCO TheAtlantic Collection is manufactured with a new technological material, 100% recyclable and exclusive of GANDIABLASCO. This material,“NOWOOD”, mixes natural and plastic fibers to make a product that combines the best properties of both. The particular blend of these materials gives the product a warm texture similar to wood and guarantees a long life cycle. Made of anodized aluminium or thermolacquered aluminium profiles and NOWOOD. Available colors: anodized, white and bronze. Offered in a variety of pieces: chaise lounge, chaise lounge table, chair, armchair, sofa and modular sofas, poufs, high and low tables, benches and high and low stools.

Cottage is a charming spot, a place in which to relax in comfort, meditate, rest or simply pass the time in the company of a good book, enjoying the air and the light, the definitive refuge in which to enjoy the outdoors. Designed by Patricia Urquiola.

The Andreu World Outdoor woven band finish seat collections are now available with an ideal complement: the Brisa folding chair. Made from an EPL-5 treated steel structure, it is available in White or Earth Brown. The polypropylene woven band used in the seat and the backrest is available in various colors: White, Sand, Earth Brown and graphite

Brisa by ANDREUWORLD Ply by AXTHOR

Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, Kettal Bitta is characterised by a combination of aluminium frames , seats of braided polyester and comfortable cushions, teak and stone for the table tops—all completely weatherproof materials.

Bitta by KETTAL

The Ply table combines notions of design, furniture, art, elegance and simplicity, The lines and light appearance of the table remind the traditional shapes of origami art. This piece of furniture can been put together with others to make an original composition. Ply is made with lacquered stainless steel and lacquered.

Saint Tropez by GANDÍA BLASCO Tropez considers the world of outdoor furniture in a lighthearted and unpretentious way. A line very much defined by its casual aspects and flexibility, inspired by the world of sports from the 20’s and 30’s - using a language we know from elegant sailing boats and handcrafted tennis rackets. Tropez is bringing the comfort of interior furniture to the outdoors. Its platform construction based on an extruded aluminium profile allows various elements to be interchanged, offering a great level of flexibility. Made of thermo-lacquered aluminium profiles and porcelain plate. Available colors: white, sand and black. Removable fabric cover: wide variety of colors. This extensive collection comprises several pieces, including a bed, chaise lounge, armchair, sofa and modular sofas, poufs, high and low tables, a stool and benches.

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Daybed by VONDOM The FAZ family is growing and growing. VONDOM now enters into the world of sunshade with Daybed, an elegant and comfortable sunbed with a double function for outdoor. Despite the large family of this collection; table, sofa, sun lounger, bank, chair, flowerpot... his creator, the architect Ramón Esteve has designed this new element, thinking about the sensation to have an ideal bed, for relaxing, sunbathing and enjoying in the open air, under a sunshade which protects from the harmful rays. As the other models of FAZ Collection, is inspired in the mineral forms that we could find in the nature, it recalls the figure of the crystallized quartz.

Ikki by AXTHOR With this collection Axthor combines the aesthetic of a clean and simple pattern with the strength of steel material. Design and durability have always been the priorities of Ronan Risselin, the manager and creative director of the brand. For that purpose the bars are welded to the main structure creating light but very strong furniture. The steel bars used to make the IKKI pattern give to the furniture a fresh, attractive and very “clean” design. On the contrary of others models as EVO or VITA, Axthor bets on very positive colours and casual design. The IKKI collection is included in the collection NOW of Axthor Outdoor Furniture, this collection it is recognized for its fresh, friendly and very casual design.

Regata by CAPDELL Regata is a stackable chair with a solid and pleasant feel made with injected polypropylene. The unique textured finish of Regata gives it an appearance very similar to skin. Although originally conceived as an outdoor piece, its aesthetics mean that it can also be used in interiors with a fresh design or in temporary spaces that require lightweight and durable seating. Designed by Vicente Soto


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