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3RD EDITION September 2016


CONTENT NEWS & TRENDS / 8 THE MID CENTURY’S / 12 MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN: WHAT IS IT? 20 MID- CENTURY MODERN HOME DESIGNS POWERED BY 1STDIBS VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM BRANDS & CRAFTMANSHIP / 22 ESSENTIAL HOME: WHAT IS THE BRAND MADE OF? INTERIOR DESIGN / 26 UP TO BEVERLY HILLS / 38 ARCHITECTURE / 42 THIS EDITION’S ARCHITECT: FRANK GEHRY LAVA WINS EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE 2016 10 OUTSTANDING ABANDONED BUILDINGS FASHION / 56 A LOOK ON MID-CENTURY FASHION AURORA RED: GET THE LOOK! BOOKS / 62 DESIGN GUIDE / 64 AGENDA / 65


EDITOR’S LETTER Now that we’ve started exploring this universe, Mid-century is like an addiction. We are never too tired to explore more and more about the 40s, 50s, and 60s of the 20-century. We want to understand the style and to experience these times like we were there somehow.

From fashion to interior design, everything about the Mid-century Era is magic. However, we still not ready to abandon the last trends or to stop mixing mid-century and modernity. We really can’t help it. This 3rd Edition of our Trendzine is again a tribute to the Mid-century Modern Style. And this will never change. While developing this editorial, we found ourselves reminiscing and exchanging stories. We did not plan it, but it was impossible not to talk about that first denim jacket that we will never forget or even about that cozy sofa in our grandmas’ homes where we spent so much of our time watching tv. Each one of these tiny details is reflected in our Ezine. We want you to feel the 40s, 50s, and 60s. We want you to know how it was. But more that this, we want to show you how these times have inspired so many artists and designers doing what they do today.

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EDITORS CESÁRIA CASTRO JOANA LOUREIRO CONTRIBUTING EDITORS CARLOS ALMEIDA, FRANCISCA SOTTOMAYOR, MARTA ABREU, MARTA SÁ, MIROSLAVA KOLLAROVA, SARA FARIA DESIGNER MATILDE BETTENCOURT MARKETING DIRECTOR MARIA TARRINHA


TRENDZINE [22/08/16, 10:03:14] Matilde Bettencourt: Welcome again to our world… A world full of mid-century, vintage modern and inspiring trends. In order to develop the perfect home design, you need to be aware of what’s happening, what’s new and, what’s fresh! [22/08/16, 10:03:23] Matilde

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TRENDZINE is a tribute to the mid-century world and how you could make it yours. We are a squad of design lovers that wishes to present you the finest news and inspirations.


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WHAT IS THE MID-CENTURY DESIGN? The mid-century is a singular and significant movement that involves architectural, interior, product and graphic design from mid-20th century. This particular design style is characterized by arresting shapes, different graphic patterns and unconventional accents. Didn’t get it yet? Well, just imagine like you’re walking around trough… Palm Springs.


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ZAHA HADID’S SHORTLISTED FOR ASTANA EXPO 2017 Zaha Hadid: this name does not need any kind of presentation. Zaha Hadid Architects just unveiled the new project for the next year’s EXPO in Astana, Kazakhstan. The competition for the building which will represent the city and the EXPO itself counts with incredible applying projects. The next EXPO theme will be “Future Energy”. via Design Boom

PANTONE’S COLOR REPORT FOR FALL 2016 Riverside blue, airy blue, sharkskin gray, aurora red, warm taupe, dusty cedar, lush meadow, spicy mustard, potter’s clay and bodacious are the colors to choose this Fall. Here you have a big range of tones to use in your fashion and of course - home - outfits. According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “the desire for tranquility, strength and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.” You can also count on anchoring earth tones and exuberant pops of vibrant colors. via Pantone

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NEW DESIGN OF THE JÖNKÖPING CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION IN SWEDEN When we hear the word ‘Sweden’ we automatically think about the breath-taking nature and the incredible buildings in Stockholm. Well, Sweden is well known for the eco-friendly attitude, indeed. This was one of the tasks that Erik Giudice Architects had to face when developing this railway station: to connect the city of Jönköping with its surrounding nature. The building is open on the both sides, towards the city from one, and the Munksjön Lake on the other one and it is mainly made of the wood combined with polycarbonate panels to provide natural sunlight and good ventilation. At the same time, the curved surface absorbs and diffuses the noise of the trains, creating a more peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. The lower part of the station will be equipped with the number of the shops, restaurants and of course ticket offices as well. via Inhabitat

“SCIENCE CITY” IN EGYPT - WESTON WILLIAMSON + PARTNERS Weston Williamson + Partners’ team won the “Science City” international competition. The project included the design of 125.000 m² of a desert area on the Western edge of the city of Cairo, Egypt. The challenge here was to develop the 21st-Century Science Museum and new National Institute for Scientific Innovation expressing “a particular vision of the quest for knowledge and the pursuit of science.” According to the jury, “this project was the one that best responded to the challenges of the brief. The design is subtle but rich. It involves various levels of planning” via Dezeen and Archdaily


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MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN: WHAT IS IT? Mid-Century Modern design is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design movement that began in the early 30’s and peaked close to the end of the 60’s, when it made way for other urban developments.

In terms of architecture, it was thought as a style that emphasized simplicity and integration with nature. This design was expected to feature very wide and big windows, and also lots of open floor plans. These aspects were the result of a post war era, when people were trying to open up interior spaces and bring the outdoors in, not only creating a harmony between comfort and a classy style, but also endorsing a more healthy way of living. Following, there are some examples of mid-century modern residences

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MID-CENTURY MODERN LIGHTING & FURNITURE DESIGNS BY DELIGHTFULL AND ESSENTIAL HOME

Egg Chair

Carver Armchair

Mulligan Bookcase

Series 7 Chair

Ant Chair

K Lette

W Lette

Dandy Sideboard

Curtis Sofa

Peggy Suspension

Neil Floor

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20 MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME DESIGNS POWERED BY 1STDIBS We went searching on 1stdibs for some of the most beautiful mid-century modern home designs, and we found some terrific examples

1stdibs calls itself “the world’s leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on Earth”, and we couldn’t agree more. What 1stdibs does is to connect potential customers, such as collectors, designers and curators to some of the world’s best dealers in art, fashion and design. What started as a small website initially thought to share Michael Bruno’s love for Parisian antiques, is now - in 2016 - the “premier online luxury marketplace”, reaching all four corners of the world, inspiring designers and enriching individual private collections. Moreover, 1stdibs also hosts on its website several home interior design projects, from those of which we selected 20 mid-century modern designs just to inspire you. Shall we take a look

DOWNTOWN APARTMENT BY AMY LAU DESIGN. PHOTOGRAPHY: ROGER DAVIS

2- TRIBECA HIGHRISE BY SASHA BIKOFF INTERIOR DESIGN. PHOTOGRAPHY: NICOLE COHEN

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SOUTH BANK TOWER APARTMENT 24 BY STUDIO ASHBY. PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP DURRANT

2- TRIBECA HIGHRISE BY SASHA BIKOFF INTERIOR DESIGN. PHOTOGRAPHY: NICOLE COHEN


THE PALLADIO BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI DESIGN STUDIO. PHOTOGRAPHY: DECORATORS OWN BY VANCE BURKE DESIGN INC. PHOTOGRAPHY: RICHARD POWERS

JAMES MCDONALD

THE PALLADIO BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI DESIGN STUDIO. PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES MCDONALD

SOUTH BANK TOWER APARTMENT 24 BY STUDIO ASHBY. PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP DURRANT

NOTTING HILL BY CARDEN CUNIETTI. PHOTOGRAPHY: WARREN SMITH


UPPER EAST SIDE I BY SASHA BIKOFF INTERIOR DESIGN. PHOTOGRAPHY: PATRICK CLINE

AIVING ROOM BY DOUG MEYER STUDIO. PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK ROSKAMS

CLEVELAND COURT MEWS BY STUDIO ASHBY. PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP DURRANT

THE PALLADIO BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI DESIGN STUDIO. LOS ANGELES MID-CENTURY HOUSE BY CARDEN CUNIETTI. PHOTOGRAPHY: GRACE PICKERING

PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES MCDONALD


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BIRDS – AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT IN MOSCOW BY VERONICA SUDNIKOVA

Designed by Veronica Sudnikova, a Russian interior designer who has the ability of creating colorful yet sophisticated interiors, this apartment in Moscow is a place where nature meets elegance.

The interior itself has a lot of different textures in order to look more interesting and complex. The colors - either dark or light ones - were chosen according the client’s preference, but the designer didn’t forget to balance the ratio of shades - background and bright, cold and warm. “Birds” was the name chosen for the project and is “Color is very important, I’m always very attentive to the not difficult to understand why: the designer’s source selection of textures and shades. I like to use many of inspiration was a photo with a flying flock of birds. As a result, the interior features items reminiscent of patterns but in my interiors I mix them with great attention silhouettes of birds and different elements of the flying to the harmony between them”, says Sudnivoka. animal figures. Nature elements and happy colors are mixed with sophisticated furniture to create an easy but The brands and materials were selected from those modern chic environment. that corresponded to the style of the project. The style

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derived from the conceived image and as a result of coordination with the client. “I have to understand – and sometimes to guess – all the desires of the client and to convince him of the correctness of certain design decisions. Only when the client trusts me and relies on my professionalism I can make beautiful and high quality work”. Duke Suspension Lamp, a groovy and contemporary suspension piece designed by DelightFULL was the most important decorative item in the eyes of the designer. “It reminds me of storks”, said Veronica, who also chose international brands like Floss, Porta Romana, Meridiani, B&B, Maxalto.


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VERONICA SUDNIKOVA THE INTERIOR DESIGNER Veronica Sudnikova is the author of all the ProVS Studio’s designs, an interior design company located in Russia. She is known for creating modern, colorful and happy interiors without losing elegance and sophistication. In an interview with DelightFULL, Veronica admitted to get her inspirations from nature, from new collections featured in magazines, from architecture projects and even from the work of some of her colleagues. Veronica is recognized for the special combination of colors - complex and multivariate combinations - as well as the special approach to textile artwork and the attention to the correct proportions and all the details.

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NEW CATALOGUE NEW INSPIRING IDEAS

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VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM - FURNITURE COLLECTION What nowadays is considered to be one of the world’s most significant furniture collections - containing thousands of pieces designed by 20th century design legends like Alvar Aalto, Gerrit Rietveld and Le Corbusier - was once a small private furniture collection that stood right under out feet, in a basement in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The collection that encompasses today more than 6,000 pieces of furniture, as well as approximately 1,000 lamps and other important documents (from dates that range between the late 19th century and the 20th century) is now on display in the newest Vitra Design Museum building. It’s called Schaudepot, which translates to english roughly as “exhibition hall”, and was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. This new space is now the host for the first permanent collection at Vitra Design Museum. The collection that encompasses today more than 6,000 pieces

of furniture, as well as approximately 1,000 lamps and other important documents (from dates that range between the late 19th century and the 20th century) is now on display in the newest Vitra Design Museum building. It’s called Schaudepot, which translates to english roughly as “exhibition hall”, and was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. This new space is now the host for the first permanent collection at Vitra Design Museum. The collection that encompasses today more than 6,000 pieces of furniture, as well as approximately 1,000 lamps and other important documents (from dates that range between the late 19th century and the 20th century) is now on display in the newest Vitra Design Museum building. It’s called Schaudepot, which translates to english roughly as “exhibition hall”, and was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. This new space is now the host for the first permanent collection at Vitra Design Museum. 20 TRENDZINE


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A 1600-squared-meter space, Schaudepot has two floors, those of which are used exclusively to display this very extensive collection. However, the ground floor is where we can find its centerpiece, a permanent exhibition of 400 of the collection’s most important items. These pieces are all organized chronologically, which gives the visitor a more a comprehensive overview of how furniture has changed and evolved throughout the past two centuries. For this reason, the collection has a special emphasis on areas such as: the beginnings of modern design in the 19th century; classic modernism (with Bauhaus and De Stijl for example); post war design (Scandinavian design as well as Italian, and American designers like Eames and Nelson); tendencies of the 1960s and 1970s, like radical Design, experimental plastic objects and modular

furniture; postmodern tendencies; and contemporary design. Some of the most iconic pieces you’ll be able to find at the Schaudepot are - amongst others - the 1932 Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Chair; the 1925 Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair; the 1941 Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen’s Organic Armchair; and the famous 1952 Arne Jacobsen’s The Ant \ Aside from furniture, astonishing examples of lighting designs are also on display at the Schaudepot. This part of the collection includes many classics of the 20th century, such as the “WG24“ by Wilhelm Wagenfeld or Richard Sapper’s “Tizio“ lamp, but also rare pieces and prototypes.


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ESSENTIAL HOME

Essential Home designs are a combination of retro details from the ‘30s and 60’s with contemporary influences, a Mid-century Modern signature that makes it desirable to all. This brand’s pieces express the elegance and refinement of a luxury home. In one collection, you will find all the answers to your inner designer alter ego.

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WHAT IS ESSENTIAL HOME MADE OF? Essential Home is made of real materials and with real passion, a passion that you can almost feel when you go through the catalogue. The knowledge of the Portuguese artisans adds even more value to every piece. Essential Home collection will add the final high-end touch to any living interior with the help of a pineapple lamp, the golden sideboard or the outstanding mirror piece. This brand’s collection takes out the unnecessary, the heavy furniture from your ancestors, and brings a light modern Mid-century touch. With a strong personality, Essential Home creates design pieces that will endure the test of time and become effortless masterpieces throughout the design ages.

A VISION OF THE FUTURE I NSPIRED BY THE PAST Essential Home vision is to create a Mid-century Modern house experience that you could share with your loved ones. Gather your friends in your living room full of chic details and dazzled them with a bottle of Port that you have hidden inside the Monocles cabinet. Essential Home pieces have a strong desire to stand out in any kind of room without overwhelming the space, the devil is for sure in great details and that’s what great designs are made of. The golden details and sleek lines of Essential Home Collection will turn the pieces into longstanding masterpieces.

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WILDE MIRROR

WINCHESTER DINING TABLE

REEVES CHAIR

NOVELTIES his team works every day to design new pieces that will please you and make you feel that you really went back in time. The brand is presenting five novelties in the catalog: two dining chairs, one dinner table, one sideboard and one mirror. These five products were presented for the first time to the public in the last Maison et Objet September Edition and they had a huge success.


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WORKSTEAD

Workstead, founded in 2009, is the result of the initial joint forces of designers Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, and the 2010 group addition of Ryan Mahoney.

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BACKGROUND The trio obtained their Masters Degree at the Rhode Island School of Design, and worked on several other projects before coming together to create this prestigious design studio based in Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, SC. Workstead’s aim has always been to “design responsible, context driven works that create a sense of place for both the objects they contain and the people that experience them”. Their first project was a simple and small kitchen in a Brooklyn Heights pre-war building, and their

SHOP Aside from their design projects, Workstead also designs furniture and lighting solutions, which are available for sale at their online shop. Their lighting design can be described as minimalist, yet elegant, with an industrial design feeling to it. The furniture line features a sideboard, a wardrobe, a sling chair, an ottoman and a side table, all of them made of superior quality hardwood and, in the case of the sling chair and ottoman, leather. What all these pieces have in common is the continuing sense of simplicity and efficiency, making all the products fall in line with a prevailing aesthetic.

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breakthrough project came only in 2012. It was the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, which still to this day, in their public spaces, boasts a design completely thought and executed by Workstead. Since the Wythe, the studio has been working with several known institutions, like The Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, as well as other commercial and residential clients. Additionally, their installations can be found in the collections of major companies like Barney’s, Facebook, Levi’s, Google, Yelp and The Harpoon Brewery.


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PROJECTS

The Wythe Hotel, housed in a former cooperage from the early 20th century was the stage for Workstead breakthrough. The studio designed the lobby, the terraces, and the bar, choosing an approach that embodied and reflected their own style and focus. This way, we can see minimalist lighting designs across the three areas, with several of them featuring pieces designed by Workstead. There are also a lot of classic mid-century modern furniture pieces that create the perfect atmosphere, like the olive green chairs featured on the library. and her team’s projects.


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Workstead was hired to work on an interior design project for a private residence on Union Street, for a family of three. Their main request at the time was to create more storing space, something that the studio did in a very elegant way, making the room still look simple and minimalist. The woodwork on the cabinets perfectly matched the olive green sofa that was chosen and the cupboard facing the dining room. Additionally, the color palette is, once again, a mirroring image of Workstead: “strong and rich, yet simple and efficient�, which ended up working great with the midcentury furniture chosen to decorate and enhance the room.

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HOUSE TOUR: A MID-CENTURY MODERN APARTMENT IN PARIS

This renovated Mid-century Modern apartment features an incredible interior design project carried out by French Lab Design 10surdix. Located in Clichy, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the result is the height of elegance combined with refined modernism.

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THE CREATORS: 10SURDIX

Created as a family project in 2013 by Marion, Mathieu, and Guillaume, 10surdix is described as an atypical showroom that allows its clients to discover their original selections as well the as the whol 10surdix universe. And that universe is outlined essentially by two main activities: the planning of an architecture or interior design project and a personalized guidance service when it comes to shopping for furniture, lighting, and accessories.

THE PROJECT

An open floor plan is a great way to make a living space look more spacious and creates an even flow throughout the home. Openness is a key element in this project: the space flows from one room to the other and the overall texture of the furnishings help to create a magnificent ambiance. Luxurious furnishings, wooden floors, neutral shades, and lots of natural light enhances the appeal of what open floor plans are all about.

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The furnishings are ultra-modern, though natural elements like the brick wall in the kitchen, the wood floor, and natural materials, maintain a certain comfort and friendliness in the house. The flower drawing on the black wall in the living room area is a magnificent emphasis to the overall decor. The unique accent rug is shaded in a natural hue with a simple geometric design; however, the rug’s appeal is not overpowering and blends flawlessly with the rest of the room.

The dining table is simple, splashed in a light hue with simple seating. Placed above it, a mid-century modern, music inspired suspension lamp by DelightFULL. With a sophisticated and contemporary visual aspect, stainless steel is an ideal neutral material that works with most kitchen designs. In fact, the kitchen takes the stainless steel effect one step further and utilizes this sleek material on the island as well. The velvet high-chairs bounces off the glimmer of the stainless steel and creates a plush, soft ambiance to the otherwise brisk design. The bathroom takes on a life of its own. A brilliant white ceramic lone bathtub and sink match perfectly with the neutral colored mosaic floor tiles. The taupe-hued upper-wall adds a charming contrast and creates a comfy ambiance. Distinctive and inviting, this home is the height of elegance combined with refined modernism.


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UP TO BEVERLY HILLS

Beverly Hills has been one of the most exciting and it places in the world for many years, now. So, there’s got to be a special reason for this place to work as some kind of irresistible magnet when it comes to captivating some of the most classy and charming people to ever walk this earth..

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Initially and wrongly thought to be a mine of gold when it came to oil, Beverly Hills ended up attracting people’s attention for perhaps an even rarer good in the lands of California: water. Built around that precious good, by the mid-20th century the city came to be the place where some of the most prestigious actors and famous musicians seemed to look for a place to settle. It was also during that time window that major designer brands like Gucci and Van Cleef & Arpels decided to open their own stores in a little place that today we might know as Rodeo Drive. And it’s precisely just a few steps away from the luxurious Rodeo Drive that Cameron Mitchell decided to open an exceptional Ocean Prime Restaurant. Located in what is considered to be one of the most glamorous places in the world to live, eat and shop, and just a three-minute-walk away from the famous Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire, Ocean Prime “is making a splash in Beverly Hills”, winning awards and boasting an amazing mid-century modern design, that completes its classy vibe.

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Ocean Prime’s probably most known because of its impressive menu of seafood and steaks, whose outstanding quality brought the restaurant the title of “One of the Best Steakhouses in LA”, awarded by Eater LA. However, it’s also its remarkable service, stunning settings and vibrant energy that makes Ocean Prime the ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. And you’ll beable to do so in a space that features a very modern style, with multiple mid-century pieces like the golden high-chairs with a beautiful bright finish we can see on the bistro section; the main room’s side sofas, that give the space a very American 50’s ambience; or even the luxurious patio, where we can appreciate a very classic black and white color scheme, with a few subtle patterns that make it just right.

To add up and make that chic vibe a solid feeling throughout your night, Ocean Prime has on display some of the most elegant suspension lighting designs by DelightFULL. These beautiful ceiling pieces not only complete the whole design, but they are also a reminder that Ocean Prime is right at the center of this refined city. Not only that, but across the restaurant’s walls we can admire various artistic photos that fit right in with the midcentury modern design, showing us some of the biggest stars of that time, like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. All these little details create an extraordinary dining experience, where you’ll have the chance to drink “handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in an atmosphere that is chic and sophisticated”, transporting us to an era of Hollywood classics and interior design breakthroughs.


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FRANK GEHRY

Known as a master of postmodern designs, Frank Gehry is one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century. Let’s get back in time, and fall in love with his best architectural projects…

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HIS STORY

Frank Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada on February 28, 1929. He had studied at the University of Southern California and Harvard University. Gehry, based in Los Angeles since the 1960s, is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications. His most famous designs include: the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Lost Angeles), and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain). Frank was creative at a young age, building imaginary homes and cities from items found in his grandfather’s hardware store. This interest in unconventional building materials would come, in the future, to characterize Gehry’s architectural work. Gehry has hold a variety of jobs while attending college, in 1949. It was during his time in University of Southern California’s School of Architecture that he has changed is Goldberg surname to Gehry- in an effort to preclude antiSemitism. Back in 1956, Gehry has moved to Massachusetts with his wife, Anita Snyder, to join the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He later dropped out Harvard and divorced his wife- with whom he had two daughters. And, later, in 1975, Gehry married Berta Isabel Aguilera and had two more children.

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HIS CARRER Primarily involved in building rather than furniture design, Gehry had remodeled a home for his family in Santa Monica with the money earned from “Easy Edges”- his own cardboard furniture line. The remodel involved surround the existing bungalow with corrugated steel and chain-link fence, effectively splitting the house open with an angled skylight. His Avant- garde design just caught the attention of the architectural world! This has launching Gehry career to new heights. So, he began designing homes in Southern California on a regular basis in 1980’s. As Gehry achieved vip status, his work took on a grander scale. His high-concept buildings, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, the Dancing House in Prague and the Guggenheim Museum building in Bilbao, Spain, have become tourist attractions in their own right. He has returned to his roots as a residential designer, in 2011, unveiling his first skyscraper, 8 Spruce Street in New York City, and the Opus Hong Kong tower in China. Gehry style can be characterized by a deconstructivity stylea post -structuralist aesthetic that challenges accepted design paradigms of architecture while breaking with the modernist ideal of form following function.


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HIS WORK Take a look at 15 amazing buildings by Frank Gehry, a winning architect over the past five decades…

THE IAC BUILDING- NEW YORK CITY

LOU RUVO CENTER- LAS VEGAS

CHIAT DAY COMPLEX- VENICE, CALIFORNIA

NEUER ZOLLHOF- DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

LOYOLA LAW SHOOL, LOS ANGELES

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LOU RUVO CENTER- LAS VEGAS


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VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM- WEIL AM RHEIN, GERMANY

DZ BANK BUILDING- BERLIN

CHIAT DAY COMPLEX- VENICE, CALIFORNIA

GUGGENHEIM BILBAO- SPAIN

GUGGENHEIM BILBAO- SPAIN

EMP MUSEUM- SEATTLE

OLYMPIC FISH PAVILION- BARCELONA


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LAVA WINS EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE 2016

German-Australian architecture firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has been named the 2016 laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, one of Europe’s most prestigious architecture awards.

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German-Australian architecture firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has been named the 2016 laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, one of Europe’s most prestigious architecture awards. The prize is given annually to architects from Europe who are considered to have “changed and challenged the direction of contemporary architecture today” and who have shown a “new path and direction for an architecture that is deeply humane and committed to forward the principles of European humanism”. Chicago Athenaeum president, Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, found in LAVA work those achievements: “LAVA successfully uses imagination and intellect combined with social forces and the latest building technologies as both theme and apparatus of their designs, creating a body of work that explores and expresses architecture as a risk-taking, visceral experience”. The prize is presented every year by The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum. Past laureates include Marco Casagrande in 2013, Alessandro Mendini in 2014, and Santiago Calatrava in 2015. “In the process, we come to experience architecture anew: from how it is imagined to how it is drawn, to the challenges and dynamics that define forward-thinking about time, place, and the environment, and how buildings and urban ideas become constructed and take shape as part of a collective public experience”, added Christian Narkiewicz-Laine. Founded in 2007 by Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck, and Tobias Wallisser, LAVA operates as an international think tank with offices in Berlin, Stuttgart, and Sydney. The studio combines future technologies and digital fabrication to design buildings that are efficient with materials, energy, time and costs. The firm’s work is often informed by patterns and geometries found in nature that are structurally and materially efficient, such as spider webs, snowflakes, and soap bubbles. The firm’s current projects include the King Abdulaziz City for Science And Technology (KACST) headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a youth sports hostel in Bayreuth, Germany, and the Zhejiang Gate Towers in Hangzhou, China. Recently completed projects include the Philips company headquarters in Eindhoven, a terrace house renovation and an airport retail fit out in Sydney,as well as a university master plan Riyadh, a youth sports hostel in Bayreuth, mixeduse projects in Berlin and Hangzhou, and villas in HCMC currently under construction. “How can we create spaces suitable for contemporary lifestyles and how can we contribute towards an environment that offers quality for everyone?” 50 TRENDZINE


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10 OUTSTANDING ABANDONED BUILDINGS

The world is brimming with amazing buildings that were once filled with sounds and movement and that are now completely silent and abandoned.

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Military Hospital in Beelitz, Germany Photography: Michil Bilder


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Last year, Architectural Digest pinpointed that fact and wrote an article around some beautiful photos taken by the British photographer and urban explorer Matt Emmett. He is part of a group of photographers that take several deliberate risks to be able to shot some of the most incredible abandoned buildings and locations to capture not only their essence, but some of the most awing photos we could ever think of. What we did was choose some of those pictures, and add some other amazing places around the globe that were forgotten in time to create a list of the 10 most outstanding abandoned buildings in the world.

Orpheum Theatre in New Bedford, Massachusetts Photography: Matt Emmett

Military Radar Post near Ghent, Belgium Photography: Matt

Textile Mill in Somerset, England Photography: Matt Emmett

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Wooden House in Russia Photography: Matt Emmett

Mill in Italy Photography: Matt Emmett

Cooling Tower in Ghent, Belgium Photography: Matt Emmet

Central Station in Detroit, Michigan Photography: Matt Emmett

Victorian-era Reservoir in London, England Photography: Matt

Boy’s School in Berkshire, England Photography: Matt Emmett


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“Architects don’t invent anything, they just transform reality”

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A LOOK ON MID-CENTURY FASHION Since the end of World War II, fashion took quite some time to settle into an accepted form which would stand, eventually, as the historical look of the mid-century. This might have happened because 1950’s fashion was the stage for the introduction of many new styles and some other recycled ones that paid homage to the 1920’s. In a time when freedom was becoming a widespread notion, so did amidst the fashion industry people saw a chance to be bolder about to their fashion choices, not having to conform to specific looks that were perceived as more appropriate for certain occasions. With the United States becoming more and more of a fashion trendsetter, the Broadway musical My Fair Lady was also major inspiration, focused on the whimsical styles of the pre-war period. Still, one of the major issues that outlined the 50’s was the waistline. So much so that the phrase “the wandering waistline” was coined at the Paris spring collections in 1952. All types of waistline had their enthusiasts, from high waist to low waist, not forgetting the natural waist and even the “no waist” at all! At the head of these trends were always the same two main designer houses: the French Dior and the Spanish Balenciaga.

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Dior’s markedly high waists that had peeked during 1952, melted into a development of the earlier princess dresses, which followed feminine the figure as closely as a swim suit from high neck through the hips, flaring gently. Midway through the decade, fashion saw the beginning of a new trend with prominent, pointed bosom and a straighter, softer silhouette. Dior also presented its “H-line”, which featured a silhouette somewhat straight from shoulder to hip. 58 TRENDZINE


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By the end of the 1950’s, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel became “an adjective in her own time.” Her suit piece, with an open-jacket policy made display pieces of blouses. Coco Chanel made suits become a fashion item on their own, with the word-wide famous tweed jackets introduced by the house During the 50’s, some of the most popular colors included bright yellow, vibrant blue, violet, mauve, royal purple, emerald green, reds, magenta, pink and fuscia. The popular basic colors were always black, brown and sandy beige. Luckily, these trends set during the mid-century era managed to make their way to us in a timeless manner. For that reason, it’s not uncommon to see names like Natalie Portman rocking super high waist-lines, or Zooey Deschanel who happily seems to be brought back from the 50’s, always presenting a very vintage and retro style.

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THE LOOK

La Bohème Gold Black Marsala, Cluse Watches

lowers Lace Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabanna

Two Tone Fur Gloves, Bimba y Lola

Silk Georgette Dress With Bow, Gucci

Candy 80 Bow Sandal, Yves Saint Laurent

Shiny Grained Goatskin Bracelet, Balenciaga

Shutter Small Leather Camera Bag, Marc Jacob


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BOOKS

“Living Retro” by Andrew Weaving (2008) In Living Retro, Andrew Weaving shows how some of the world’s savviest modern design lovers live with their favorite pieces. A glorious celebration of vibrant twentieth-century design, color, and pattern.

“The future of architecture in 100 buildings” by Marc Kushner (2015) Can architecture be a path into the clouds? Can you sunbathe underground? Is pretty a public amenity? These are just a few of the questions posed by Marc Kushner in his new book that brings together pioneering buildings that push the basic tenets of architecture into the future.

“Mid-century Modern Complete” by Dominic Bradbury (2014) “Mid Century Modern Complete” can be seen as the ultimate survey of mid-century modern design. Edited by Dominic Bradbury and published by Thames & Hudson, it highlights nearly 100 influential architects, designers and makers of the mid-century period through over a 1000 illustrations. A must-have for any collector reader seeking inspiration for their home.

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“The future of architecture in 100 buildings” by Marc Kushner (2015)Roger White’s “The Can architecture be a path into the clouds? Can you sunbathe underground? Is pretty a public amenity? These are just a few of the questions posed by Marc Kushner in his new book that brings together pioneering buildings that push the basic tenets of architecture into the future.

“MIS VAN DER RHOE: Photographs by Yoshihiko Ueda”, by Yoshihiko Ueda (2013) In this elegant photo book, acclaimed Japanese photographer Yoshihiko Ueda embarks upon an introspective pilgrimage to discover the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. His passion for the famed Modernist’s work is palpable, as he approaches each subject with a loving, almost ritualistic care. Ueda’s camera often focuses on the details: textures and grains, doorknobs and furniture, the natural surroundings, the way the light falls, or overlooked corners and unexpected views. A masterful presentation.

“The contemporaries”, by Roger White (2015) Roger White’s “The Contemporaries” paints a clear picture of the Art World today. White draws on his long associations with academia and the art world to explain contemporary art to a confused public.


AGENDA ICFF MIAMI

5th – 6th October, 2016 The 1st annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair Miami, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at Miami Beach Convention Center.

STYLE FASHION WEEK LA

10th – 15th October, 2016 The showcase of the designers’ upcoming collection creates an expansive marketplace for the brands to show and sell their new collection products.

BIENNALE INTERIEUR

14th – 23rd October, 2016 This event is celebrating the 25th anniversary with a “Silver Edition”.

SEOUL FASHION WEEK

17th – 22nd October, 2016 Global fashion business event held twice in a year, in March and October, and operated strategically with a goal to become one of the most prominent fashion weeks of the world.

HIGH POINT MARKET

22nd – 26th October, 2016 High Point Market is the largest home furnishing and decor industry trade show organized every six months.

EQUIPHOTEL PARIS

6th – 10th November, 2016 EquipHotel in Paris is an essential event for hospitality and catering professionals.

BDNY 2016

13rd – 14th November, 2016 Boutique Design New York (BDNY), is one of the leading trade fairs in the US for the hospitality design industry, serving the eastern United States, Canada and also Europe.

ART BASEL MIAMI

1st – 4th December, 2016 Art Basel Miami hosts and stages the world’s best modern and contemporary art shows, in the city of Swiss, Basel.

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ETHNIC CHIC www.ethnicchic.com

ACE LIGHTING www.aceweb.be

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ACOULITE TRADING LLC www.acoulite.com

FAITH LIGHTING www.faithlighting.com

ALTAGAMMA www.altagamma.ru

FERRER INTERIORISMO www.ferrerinteriorismo.com

AMBI www.ambilight.hu

FOREST LONDON www.forestlondon.com

B B&G INREDNINGAR www.bulthaup-stockholm.se BRABBU www.brabbu.com BOMBYX www.bombyx.gr

H HAAZ www.haaz.info HEKTOR LIGHT www.hektor.ee

I ILLUMINATIONS DESIGN www.illuminations.com.pa

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INTERIO www.interio.lt

CHASE AND SORENSEN www.chaseandsorensen.com/

INTERIOR PARK www.interiorpark.pl

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DELIGHTFULL www.delightfull.eu

KRASSKY www.krassky.lv

DESIGNS OF MODERNITY www.designsofmodernity.com/

KOKET www.bykoket.com

DDC Minotti www.ddcnyc.com

KOLORIZE www.etsy.com/shop/KOLORIZE

DLIGHT www.dlight.ie

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LALA GROUP www.lalagroup.com

ENEA www.enea.ch

LIGHT WORKS www.lightworks.cz

Essential Home www.essentialhome.eu

LUXDECO www.luxdeco.com

ESTEBAN INTERIORS www.estebaninteriors.com/


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MID CENTURY MOBLER www.midcenturymobler.com

THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE http://www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk/

MODERNSQUIRREL www.etsy.com/shop/modernsquirrel

THE LONGEST STAY www.thelongeststay.com

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TWENTYTWENTYONE http://twentytwentyone.com/

NOURAHAKIM SARL STUDIO DESIGN www.otylight.com/distribution-location/lebanon/

O OTHER TIMES www.othertimesvintage.com/shop/ OPPNING www.etsy.com/shop/oppning

P PESCH www.pesch.com PICTUREWORKS www.pictureworksindia.com

TWO COLUMBIA ROAD http://www.twocolumbiaroad.co.uk/

U UJOIN INTERNATIONAL TRADE www.ujoin-sh.com UNILUX www.uniluxgroup.com

V VINTAGEMOODSNL www.etsy.com/shop/vintagemoodsNL VINTAGESUPPLYLA www.vintagesupplystore

PRIMARIOS www.primarios.ma

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WISE APPLE www.wiseapplevintage.com/

QUAS www.quas.at

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XCAPEVINTAGE www.etsy.com/shop/XcapeVintage

SA VOLTEX www.voltex.fr SELECTED www.selected-online.de SKLADA NSM LLC www.sklada.bg STUDIO D’INTERNI www.studiodiinterni.com STUDIO LOCKER www.studiolocker.co.il


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