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Space Nurtures, Space Furniture’s programme for supporting young Singaporean designers through international exposure, is back for a second run and adventure.

Something Out of Nothing

On the sustainability front, Heidi Dokulil talks about formal design education, while Jean-Marie Massaud talks about his designs for social change.


Collage Studio - Photo Tommaso Sartori

DESIGN PORTRAIT.

Adrian, the amateur botanist, could never part with his Toby or Charles. Charles is designed by Antonio Citterio.

www.bebitalia.com


Collage Studio - Photo Tommaso Sartori

DESIGN PORTRAIT.

Adrian, the amateur botanist, could never part with his Toby or Charles. Charles is designed by Antonio Citterio.

www.bebitalia.com


Designed for excellent compositions Pureline, the new generation of built-in cooking appliances by Miele embodies the purest principles of design. Stunning symmetry and sleek aesthetics ensure endless combinations for a visually harmonious ensemble of appliances. Together, they promise unprecedented ease of preparation, culinary precision and unsurpassed gourmet results. A new design for your life and the way you live your life. For more details, please visit http://designforlife.miele.sg

For more information, please contact the Miele Gallery: 167 Penang Road, #B1-01 Winsland House II, Singapore 238462. Tel: +65 6735 1191 Email: info@miele.com.sg Website: www.miele.sg Webshop: www.webshop.miele.sg


Designed for excellent compositions Pureline, the new generation of built-in cooking appliances by Miele embodies the purest principles of design. Stunning symmetry and sleek aesthetics ensure endless combinations for a visually harmonious ensemble of appliances. Together, they promise unprecedented ease of preparation, culinary precision and unsurpassed gourmet results. A new design for your life and the way you live your life. For more details, please visit http://designforlife.miele.sg

For more information, please contact the Miele Gallery: 167 Penang Road, #B1-01 Winsland House II, Singapore 238462. Tel: +65 6735 1191 Email: info@miele.com.sg Website: www.miele.sg Webshop: www.webshop.miele.sg


pc studio - photo tommaso sartori

MAXALTO IS A B&B ITALIA BRAND. COLLECTION COORDINATED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO. WWW.MAXALTO.IT


pc studio - photo tommaso sartori

MAXALTO IS A B&B ITALIA BRAND. COLLECTION COORDINATED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO. WWW.MAXALTO.IT


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C o n v e r s at i o n

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S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d a n d Space Furniture Collection Sdn Bhd publishing and creative consultants

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T h e P re s s R o o m

creative director

Ke l l ey C h e n g editor

C h r i s t i n e L i ew graphic designer

C e l e s t i n e Ta n

design columnist

Heidi Dokulil

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Pa t r i c k B i n g h a m - H a l l C h e n S h u fe i Ricky Gui A d e l i n e Ye o Zakaria Zainal Va l e n t i n a Z a n o b e l l i

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More Space Asia is a publication of Space Furniture Pte Ltd (Reg No. 200100785Z), 77 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189653, Tel 65 6415 0000, and Space Furniture Collection Sdn Bhd (Bus Reg 751906-P), Lot 3-12 Intermark Mall, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Tel 603 2166 2212. © 2013 Space Furniture Pte Ltd. More Space Asia is printed on FS C Certified paper stocks. Printing and colour separations by KHL Printing Co Pte Ltd. No material may be reproduced without prior written permission. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the Publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences including loss or damage arising from reliance on information in this publication. All views expressed in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by the Publisher, Editor, Contributors or Space Furniture.

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O u r D e s i g n C o l u m n i st He i d i D o k u l i l i nve st i g a te s h ow fo r m a l s u st a i n a b i l i ty e d u ca t i o n ove r t h e wo r l d h a s re s p o n d e d to t h e s o o n - c u l m i n a t i n g “ Un i te d N a t i o n s D e ca d e o f E d u ca t i o n fo r S u s t a i n a b l e D eve l o p m e n t ” d e c l a ra t i o n , s p a r k i n g n ew o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r d e s i g n p ro fe s s i o n a l s. De s i g n N e w s New collections by B&B Italia Outdoor and JAN US et C ie; Daniel Libes kind and Tadao Ando desi gn for Fiam Italia and Carl Hansen & S øn; Kartell’s triple w in at Th e Red Dot Awards 2013; Mo o o i collaborates wi th ph otograph er Er w in Olaf fo r its Milan Fur ni tu re Fai r 2 01 3 showcase; Highlights of Euroluce 2013; Fourth Giorg etti Atelier in the world opens in Space A sia Hub; Enhancements to Space Pr ivileg es ; #Sh o utOut to #Mo reSpaceAsi a. C ov e r St o r y S o met h i n g o u t o f N o t h i n g

Sh owca s e

De s i g n L i b r a r y T h e 2 01 3/2 014 co l l e c t i o n s f ro m JA N U S et C i e , G i o rg ett i , S e r ra l u n g a , B & B I t a l i a , Ka r te l l , Po l i fo r m , M o o o i , a n d m o re …

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Issue 2 0 1 3/ 2 0 1 4

Space Nurtures, Space Furniture’s programme for supporting young Singaporean designers through international exposure, is back for a second run and adventure.

SOMeThINg OuT OF NOThINg

On the sustainability front, Heidi Dokulil talks about formal design education, while Jean-Marie Massaud talks about his designs for social chang e.

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Opinion

A n u m b e r o f c u s to m i s e d d e s i g n s o l u t i o n s a t t h e u p co m i n g co n d o m i n i u m , C o ra l s a t Ke p p e l B ay, i s m a d e p o s s i b l e b y a fo u r-way co l l a b o ra t i o n b etwe e n t h e d eve l o p e r a n d i t s co n s u l t a n t s.

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“Something out of Nothing ”— P l a n t i n g t h e s e e d s o f t o m o r row with design education. I l l u s t ra t i o n b y Jo a n n e Ye n k o We e .

Most known for his elegant furniture for top luxury brands the likes of B&B Italia, French industrial designer Jean-Marie Massaud, who keeps a steady portfolio of sustainable personal projects, considers the social value of design.

Good design always convinces quickly. When it is from Porsche Design Studio, the convincing is a little bit faster.

T h e two w i n n e rs o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3 e m b a r k e d o n a two -we e k- l o n g , a l l - ex p e n s e s - p a i d ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p. T h ey d i s c u s s t h e c h a l l e n g e s o f a tte n d i n g “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” , a wo r k s h o p l e d b y R o n G i l a d , i n D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t , a n d v i s i t i n g Vi t ra C a m p u s a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs.

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De s i g n Ic o n One half of the U K- b a s e d d e s i g n p ra c t i ce VW + B S , i n d u s t r i a l d e s i g n e r B e n s o n S aw ex p l a i n s w hy G i ò Po n t i ’s Fa to L a m p i s o n e o f h i s few p r i z e d p o s s e s s i o n s.

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Now new from WMF: the Stratic collection. Designed by Porsche Design Studio. The Stratic cutlery by WMF impresses through clear lines, distinctive design and eternal beauty – thanks to Cromargan protect®. This internationally patented material is extremely scratch resistant, even under intensive use. The cutlery as well as the champagne cooler, candelabra, vase, table lantern and napkin ring offer a fascinating symbiosis of design and technology that will quickly win over you and your guests. The Stratic collection, designed by Porsche Design Studio. Now available from WMF at selected stores only: Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Orchard, Space Furniture, Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya Department Store. WMF Singapore Pte Ltd. Tel: (65) 6861 6233. info@wmf.sg


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Issue 14

E d i t o r’ s N o t e

12

C o n v e r s at i o n

15 publisher

S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d a n d Space Furniture Collection Sdn Bhd publishing and creative consultants

15

T h e P re s s R o o m

creative director

Ke l l ey C h e n g editor

C h r i s t i n e L i ew graphic designer

C e l e s t i n e Ta n

design columnist

Heidi Dokulil

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contributing writers

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Urc h i n

Pa t r i c k B i n g h a m - H a l l C h e n S h u fe i Ricky Gui A d e l i n e Ye o Zakaria Zainal Va l e n t i n a Z a n o b e l l i

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More Space Asia is a publication of Space Furniture Pte Ltd (Reg No. 200100785Z), 77 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189653, Tel 65 6415 0000, and Space Furniture Collection Sdn Bhd (Bus Reg 751906-P), Lot 3-12 Intermark Mall, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Tel 603 2166 2212. © 2013 Space Furniture Pte Ltd. More Space Asia is printed on FS C Certified paper stocks. Printing and colour separations by KHL Printing Co Pte Ltd. No material may be reproduced without prior written permission. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the Publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences including loss or damage arising from reliance on information in this publication. All views expressed in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by the Publisher, Editor, Contributors or Space Furniture.

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O u r D e s i g n C o l u m n i st He i d i D o k u l i l i nve st i g a te s h ow fo r m a l s u st a i n a b i l i ty e d u ca t i o n ove r t h e wo r l d h a s re s p o n d e d to t h e s o o n - c u l m i n a t i n g “ Un i te d N a t i o n s D e ca d e o f E d u ca t i o n fo r S u s t a i n a b l e D eve l o p m e n t ” d e c l a ra t i o n , s p a r k i n g n ew o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r d e s i g n p ro fe s s i o n a l s. De s i g n N e w s New collections by B&B Italia Outdoor and JAN US et C ie; Daniel Libes kind and Tadao Ando desi gn for Fiam Italia and Carl Hansen & S øn; Kartell’s triple w in at Th e Red Dot Awards 2013; Mo o o i collaborates wi th ph otograph er Er w in Olaf fo r its Milan Fur ni tu re Fai r 2 01 3 showcase; Highlights of Euroluce 2013; Fourth Giorg etti Atelier in the world opens in Space A sia Hub; Enhancements to Space Pr ivileg es ; #Sh o utOut to #Mo reSpaceAsi a. C ov e r St o r y S o met h i n g o u t o f N o t h i n g

Sh owca s e

De s i g n L i b r a r y T h e 2 01 3/2 014 co l l e c t i o n s f ro m JA N U S et C i e , G i o rg ett i , S e r ra l u n g a , B & B I t a l i a , Ka r te l l , Po l i fo r m , M o o o i , a n d m o re …

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Space Nurtures, Space Furniture’s programme for supporting young Singaporean designers through international exposure, is back for a second run and adventure.

SOMeThINg OuT OF NOThINg

On the sustainability front, Heidi Dokulil talks about formal design education, while Jean-Marie Massaud talks about his designs for social chang e.

36 c ove r

Opinion

A n u m b e r o f c u s to m i s e d d e s i g n s o l u t i o n s a t t h e u p co m i n g co n d o m i n i u m , C o ra l s a t Ke p p e l B ay, i s m a d e p o s s i b l e b y a fo u r-way co l l a b o ra t i o n b etwe e n t h e d eve l o p e r a n d i t s co n s u l t a n t s.

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“Something out of Nothing ”— P l a n t i n g t h e s e e d s o f t o m o r row with design education. I l l u s t ra t i o n b y Jo a n n e Ye n k o We e .

Most known for his elegant furniture for top luxury brands the likes of B&B Italia, French industrial designer Jean-Marie Massaud, who keeps a steady portfolio of sustainable personal projects, considers the social value of design.

Good design always convinces quickly. When it is from Porsche Design Studio, the convincing is a little bit faster.

T h e two w i n n e rs o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3 e m b a r k e d o n a two -we e k- l o n g , a l l - ex p e n s e s - p a i d ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p. T h ey d i s c u s s t h e c h a l l e n g e s o f a tte n d i n g “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” , a wo r k s h o p l e d b y R o n G i l a d , i n D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t , a n d v i s i t i n g Vi t ra C a m p u s a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs.

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contributing illustrators

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www.wmf.sg

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De s i g n Ic o n One half of the U K- b a s e d d e s i g n p ra c t i ce VW + B S , i n d u s t r i a l d e s i g n e r B e n s o n S aw ex p l a i n s w hy G i ò Po n t i ’s Fa to L a m p i s o n e o f h i s few p r i z e d p o s s e s s i o n s.

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Now new from WMF: the Stratic collection. Designed by Porsche Design Studio. The Stratic cutlery by WMF impresses through clear lines, distinctive design and eternal beauty – thanks to Cromargan protect®. This internationally patented material is extremely scratch resistant, even under intensive use. The cutlery as well as the champagne cooler, candelabra, vase, table lantern and napkin ring offer a fascinating symbiosis of design and technology that will quickly win over you and your guests. The Stratic collection, designed by Porsche Design Studio. Now available from WMF at selected stores only: Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Orchard, Space Furniture, Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya Department Store. WMF Singapore Pte Ltd. Tel: (65) 6861 6233. info@wmf.sg


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A s S p a ce G ro u p ce l e b ra te s i t s m i l e sto n e 2 0 t h a n n i ve rs a r y, we a re h a p p y to p re s e n t Mo re S p a ce A s i a f ro m I s s u e 14 o nwa rd s, ce l e b ra t i n g t h e g row i n g a n d e xc i t i n g f u r n i t u re d e s i g n s ce n e i n t h e re g i o n . S p a ce o p e n e d i t s f i rst s h ow ro o m i n S yd n ey i n 1 9 9 3. To d ay, t h e l e a d i n g re t a i l e r o f l u x u r y l i fe s ty l e co n te m p o ra r y f u r n i t u re i n t h e A s i a - Pa c i f i c re g i o n a l s o h a s s h ow ro o m s i n M e l b o u r n e , B r i s b a n e , S i n g a p o re , a n d Ku a l a L u m p u r.

editor’s note

In S ingapore, S pace Furniture has passionately s o ugh t to gro o m th e f uture o f Singapo re f urni tu re desi gn, s ince its establis h m ent in 20 01. Th is is alig ned to Space Gro up’s unco m pro m is ed belief in th e co nnecti on between “quality o f des ign and quality o f life” and that “desi gners and innovators have the power to shape and improve our world”. Launched last year, S pace Furniture Singapore developed the S pace Nurtures competition and programme precis ely to f ulfil th is ag enda, by giving talented young des igners an all- expens es paid opportunity for overs eas expo s ure. O n e ye a r l a te r, S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3 h a s j u st co n c l u d e d . It brought its two winners, Chen Shufei and Adeline Yeo, a l l t h e way f ro m S i n g a p o re to d e s i g n s u m m e r s c h o o l D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t i n Fra n ce . Fo r a we e k , b o t h a t te n d e d a wo r k s h o p l e d b y New Yo r k - b a s e d i n d u st r i a l d e s i g n e r R o n G i l a d , w h o c h a l l e n g e d t h e m to b e t te r u s e t h e i r s u r ro u n d i n g s a n d d eve l o p s t ro n g e r co n ce p t s a s d e s i g n e rs. T h e n e x t we e k wa s s p e n t a t Vi t ra C a m p u s i n G e r m a n y a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs i n S w i t z e r l a n d , w h e re t h ey g a i n e d i n s i g h t i n to t h e o p e ra t i o n s o f t h e l e a d i n g d e s i g n co m p a n y a n d i n s t i t u t i o n . Fo r m a l a n d i n fo r m a l d e s i g n e d u ca t i o n i s o n e o f t h e way s to s h a p e t h e f u t u re . He i d i D o k u l i l co n s i d e rs h ow d e s i g n c u r r i c u l a h ave re s p o n d e d to t h e “ Un i te d N a t i o n s D e ca d e o f E d u ca t i o n fo r S u s t a i n a b l e D eve l o p m e n t ” , w h i c h wa s d e c l a re d i n 2 0 0 5 a n d w i l l s o o n co n c l u d e i n 2 014 . He r co n ve rs a t i o n s w i t h Au st ra l i a n d e s i g n e d u ca to rs reve a l n ew o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r d e s i g n e d u ca to rs a n d g ra d u a te s. At t h e sa m e t i m e , we h ave a co nve rsa t i o n w i t h Je a n - M a r i e M a s sa u d o n h i s v i ew s o n s u st a i n a b l e d e s i g n . T h i s i s a n a re a w h e re design educators, furniture companies, a n d p o l i c y m a k e rs h ave p o u re d re s o u rce s i n to. T h e Fre n c h d e s i g n e r, w h o s e d e s i g n s fo r Po l i fo r m a n d B & B I t a l i a i n 2 01 3 ca n b e fo u n d i n D e s i g n L i b ra r y, b e l i eve s t h a t s u st a i n a b l e d e s i g n i s t h e k ey to a f u t u re . Mo re co l l e c t i o n s i n D e s i g n L i b ra r y i n c l u d e t h o s e f ro m n ew b ra n d p a r t n e rs o f S p a ce Fu r n i t u re , JA N U S et C i e a n d B ra n d va n E g m o n d , a m o n g o t h e r f avo u r i te s. photography

S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d Pa t r i c k B i n g h a m - H a l l

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D e s i g n e d b y VW + B S , t h e n ew S p a ce K L s h ow ro o m i n T h e I n t e r m a r k h a s a s p e c i a l Po l i f o r m H o m e s h ow c a s e .

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T h e S p a ce s h ow ro o m i n S i n g a p o re , S p a ce A s i a H u b, i s a n awa rd - w i n n i n g co n s e r v a t i o n d ev e l o p m e n t d e s i g n e d b y WO H A A rc h i t e c t s.

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S p a ce G ro u p o p e n e d i t s f i rst s h ow ro o m , d e s i g n e d b y Wo o d s B a g ot , i n S yd n ey i n 1 9 9 3.


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A s S p a ce G ro u p ce l e b ra te s i t s m i l e sto n e 2 0 t h a n n i ve rs a r y, we a re h a p p y to p re s e n t Mo re S p a ce A s i a f ro m I s s u e 14 o nwa rd s, ce l e b ra t i n g t h e g row i n g a n d e xc i t i n g f u r n i t u re d e s i g n s ce n e i n t h e re g i o n . S p a ce o p e n e d i t s f i rst s h ow ro o m i n S yd n ey i n 1 9 9 3. To d ay, t h e l e a d i n g re t a i l e r o f l u x u r y l i fe s ty l e co n te m p o ra r y f u r n i t u re i n t h e A s i a - Pa c i f i c re g i o n a l s o h a s s h ow ro o m s i n M e l b o u r n e , B r i s b a n e , S i n g a p o re , a n d Ku a l a L u m p u r.

editor’s note

In S ingapore, S pace Furniture has passionately s o ugh t to gro o m th e f uture o f Singapo re f urni tu re desi gn, s ince its establis h m ent in 20 01. Th is is alig ned to Space Gro up’s unco m pro m is ed belief in th e co nnecti on between “quality o f des ign and quality o f life” and that “desi gners and innovators have the power to shape and improve our world”. Launched last year, S pace Furniture Singapore developed the S pace Nurtures competition and programme precis ely to f ulfil th is ag enda, by giving talented young des igners an all- expens es paid opportunity for overs eas expo s ure. O n e ye a r l a te r, S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3 h a s j u st co n c l u d e d . It brought its two winners, Chen Shufei and Adeline Yeo, a l l t h e way f ro m S i n g a p o re to d e s i g n s u m m e r s c h o o l D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t i n Fra n ce . Fo r a we e k , b o t h a t te n d e d a wo r k s h o p l e d b y New Yo r k - b a s e d i n d u st r i a l d e s i g n e r R o n G i l a d , w h o c h a l l e n g e d t h e m to b e t te r u s e t h e i r s u r ro u n d i n g s a n d d eve l o p s t ro n g e r co n ce p t s a s d e s i g n e rs. T h e n e x t we e k wa s s p e n t a t Vi t ra C a m p u s i n G e r m a n y a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs i n S w i t z e r l a n d , w h e re t h ey g a i n e d i n s i g h t i n to t h e o p e ra t i o n s o f t h e l e a d i n g d e s i g n co m p a n y a n d i n s t i t u t i o n . Fo r m a l a n d i n fo r m a l d e s i g n e d u ca t i o n i s o n e o f t h e way s to s h a p e t h e f u t u re . He i d i D o k u l i l co n s i d e rs h ow d e s i g n c u r r i c u l a h ave re s p o n d e d to t h e “ Un i te d N a t i o n s D e ca d e o f E d u ca t i o n fo r S u s t a i n a b l e D eve l o p m e n t ” , w h i c h wa s d e c l a re d i n 2 0 0 5 a n d w i l l s o o n co n c l u d e i n 2 014 . He r co n ve rs a t i o n s w i t h Au st ra l i a n d e s i g n e d u ca to rs reve a l n ew o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r d e s i g n e d u ca to rs a n d g ra d u a te s. At t h e sa m e t i m e , we h ave a co nve rsa t i o n w i t h Je a n - M a r i e M a s sa u d o n h i s v i ew s o n s u st a i n a b l e d e s i g n . T h i s i s a n a re a w h e re design educators, furniture companies, a n d p o l i c y m a k e rs h ave p o u re d re s o u rce s i n to. T h e Fre n c h d e s i g n e r, w h o s e d e s i g n s fo r Po l i fo r m a n d B & B I t a l i a i n 2 01 3 ca n b e fo u n d i n D e s i g n L i b ra r y, b e l i eve s t h a t s u st a i n a b l e d e s i g n i s t h e k ey to a f u t u re . Mo re co l l e c t i o n s i n D e s i g n L i b ra r y i n c l u d e t h o s e f ro m n ew b ra n d p a r t n e rs o f S p a ce Fu r n i t u re , JA N U S et C i e a n d B ra n d va n E g m o n d , a m o n g o t h e r f avo u r i te s. photography

S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d Pa t r i c k B i n g h a m - H a l l

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D e s i g n e d b y VW + B S , t h e n ew S p a ce K L s h ow ro o m i n T h e I n t e r m a r k h a s a s p e c i a l Po l i f o r m H o m e s h ow c a s e .

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S p a ce G ro u p o p e n e d i t s f i rst s h ow ro o m , d e s i g n e d b y Wo o d s B a g ot , i n S yd n ey i n 1 9 9 3.


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French industrial designer Jean-Marie M a s sa u d i s most well known for his elegant furnit u re fo r to p luxury brands the likes of Poliform and B & B I t a l i a . However, he also keeps a port folio of su st a i n a b l e personal projects, such as a flying hotel a n d the recent concept car with Toyota. In b etwe e n ong oing projec t s, whic h inc lude more fu r n i t u re, experiment al work on an alternat ive sai l bo a t and floating house, and even a music inst r u m e n t , Massaud c hat s to us about sust ainable desi gn .

Urc h i n Fe n g D e x i a n

U: C a n yo u t e l l u s a b o u t the design intention behind the recent furniture collection for Po l i f o r m d i s p l aye d a t M i l a n Fu r n i t u r e Fa i r 2 01 3 ? JMM: With Poliform, we do ‘permanent, basic, furniture des ign’, s o it’s refi ned bu t ver y bas ic… Th e mai n i ssu e i s volume, comfort, and finding a balance between something very convenient, an erg onomic standard of sorts, and not too arrogant. So m etim e s you need some punctuation, like in music, where you need crescendo but yo u als o need s ome harmony. So there are some pieces whose des ign I pay les s attenti on to but h ave a nice refi nement i n terms of proportion and finish, and others that are more ‘protag onistic’… that have a twist or a mood in their overall harmony. For example, last year, I des igned the Wallace armchair for Poliform. It was an attempt to make a melted shape in a new way, keeping a very simple way of producing softness, but

breaking the physical way of produ cti on… So you have a leather envelope, you i nject foam i nsi de, and then you pu t i t on a sculpture, which is not rational. This year I did something similar, in breaking the harmony, wi th a small armchai r, the Ipanema. In li ne wi th i ts Brazi lli an i nflu ence, i t was more cu ltu ral, very comfortable, and even less formal in the way you use it. It was abou t sayi ng, “ We can also g o i n thi s [other] di recti on”. Even i f you bu y the very basi c sofa, the Bri stol, i t already gives you the twi st you need.

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It’s about sma r t n e ss a n d se n sit iv ity. Ho p e fully thi s mut a t io n ca n o p e ra te in t he ma ss ma r ket . I th i n k t h a t d e s i g n i s ce n t ra l to l i n k i n g the ideas of a p ro j e c t , a c ro s s a l l t h e d i s c i p l i n e s f ro m economics, to rese a rc h , a n d to te c h n o l og y. B u t yo u n e e d to come u p wi th some sce n a r io s fo r t his te c hn o log y a n d soci al i ssu es, su ch a s how to live b ette r tog et he r a n d how to work better.

At the same ti me i t’s not a revolu ti on. Wi th Poli form, i t’s always abou t poli shi ng a ki nd of cu ltu re wi th regard to i ts fu rni tu re and achi evi ng somethi ng that i s wi nni ng.

In big cities, l i ke Pa r i s, w h e re t h e re a re to o m a ny people livi ng, there is n o wo r k o ut sid e in t he co un t r ysid e . We are worki ng i n d iffe re n t fie ld s towa rd s mo re b a la n ce , harmony, and freed o m , ste p b y ste p. We ’re a lways wo r k i n g on bigg er missions, l i ke w i t h Toyot a [ to d eve l o p t h e M E .WE car], but it is always a l o n g p ro ce s s b e fo re t h ey a re ava i l a b l e on the market.

How d o yo u a p p r o a c h d e s i g n o f d i f f e r e n t s c a l e s, f o r ex a m p l e , s h ow r o o m ve r s u s f u r n i t u r e?

W h a t we r e t h e s o c i a l o b j e c t i ve s b e h i n d t h e ME .W E c o n c e pt c a r w i t h Toyot a?

The vi si on i s si mi lar. It’s abou t a way of doi ng new things. It’s to question the progress all the time, to improve the qu ali ty all the ti me, and the experi ence of maki ng something better with less.

If you don’t t hin k o f t ra n sp o r t a t io n a s a st a te me n t o f power and wealth, b ut just b e in g fre e in t he c ity, t he n w ha t you need i s the best o b je c t to b r in g yo u fro m o n e p o in t to another i n di fferen t sit ua t io n s.

I n some scales, for example, a football stadium, of cou rse you have to work at the scale of the ci ty to u nderstand and propose some relevant scenari os: hu man, soci al, economi c, ecologi cal… bu t at the scale of a pi ece of fu rni tu re, the ru les don’t chang e so fast. Fu rni tu re i s not so easy to question.

Usually, whe n yo u l e ave t h e ca r fo r a we e k i n a c i ty, i t’s ju st a ni ghtmare , b e ca use it ’s like p utt in g a jewe l in t he streets and you are wo r r ie d a b o ut le av in g it t he re . Yo u d o n ’t consi der i ts servi ce a nymo re , yo u co n sid e r it s ma in te n a n ce . I wanted somethin g a f fo rd a b l e b u t s u p e r re l eva n t i n te r m s of servi ces. ME.WE use s a n e le c t r ica l e n g in e in t he w he e ls so the whole car i s lig hte r.

The way to thi nk abou t both i s the same for me. I’m always qu esti oni ng what i s the overall experi ence, the benefits (in terms of quality, competence, and comfort), the ways to u se i t, and the servi ce. I also thi nk abou t how to be relevant and more competent in terms of production and su stai nabi li ty, becau se su stai nabi li ty i s not ju st a trend bu t a way to ensu re we live i n thi s world. D o you c onsider ec onomics in a ddition to a esthetics in your work ? Innovation sometimes takes place in a pyramid, starting at the top in the luxury field and then g etting democrati sed… bu t I thi nk the mai n challeng e for the creative world i s how to make thi ngs better for every body, commenci ng from the base of the pyrami d. The state of today ’s world requires a mutation from quantitative to qualitative growth, because growth is central to all kinds of ecosystems… you cannot avoid growth… Sometimes when I listen to economists say, “ We have to redu ce growth”, I thi nk we sti ll need growth— not i n terms of qu anti ty of matter, bu t i n terms of qu ali ty of servi ce. Then the growth wi ll have no li mi ts becau se there is no long er an ecological limit or a resource limit.

It’s not a jee p, it ’s n ot a b e a c h ca r, it ’s n ot a c ity car, it’s not a statio n wa g o n , i t ’s n ot a ca b r i o l et . I t ’s a l l tog ether… It’s a new ca r in it s ex p e r ie n ce .

When a product or an object or a service is relevant, c o m p e t e n t , a n d a b o u t q u a l i t y, it translates to timelessness and then it becomes universal. I s g ood desi g n u n ive r sa l o r i t i s a lways d et e r m i n e d by cultural c on text? I think it dep e n d s o n w h a t yo u m e a n b y d e s i g n … Because of globalisa t i o n , we s h a re a u n ive rsa l way o f l iv i n g even wi th the past, a n d g o o d d e sig n is go o d d e sig n . W he n a produ ct or an obje c t o r a se r v ice is re leva n t , co mp ete n t , and abou t qu ali ty, it t ra n sla te s to t ime le ssn e ss a n d t he n it becomes u niversal.


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French industrial designer Jean-Marie M a s sa u d i s most well known for his elegant furnit u re fo r to p luxury brands the likes of Poliform and B & B I t a l i a . However, he also keeps a port folio of su st a i n a b l e personal projects, such as a flying hotel a n d the recent concept car with Toyota. In b etwe e n ong oing projec t s, whic h inc lude more fu r n i t u re, experiment al work on an alternat ive sai l bo a t and floating house, and even a music inst r u m e n t , Massaud c hat s to us about sust ainable desi gn .

Urc h i n Fe n g D e x i a n

U: C a n yo u t e l l u s a b o u t the design intention behind the recent furniture collection for Po l i f o r m d i s p l aye d a t M i l a n Fu r n i t u r e Fa i r 2 01 3 ? JMM: With Poliform, we do ‘permanent, basic, furniture des ign’, s o it’s refi ned bu t ver y bas ic… Th e mai n i ssu e i s volume, comfort, and finding a balance between something very convenient, an erg onomic standard of sorts, and not too arrogant. So m etim e s you need some punctuation, like in music, where you need crescendo but yo u als o need s ome harmony. So there are some pieces whose des ign I pay les s attenti on to but h ave a nice refi nement i n terms of proportion and finish, and others that are more ‘protag onistic’… that have a twist or a mood in their overall harmony. For example, last year, I des igned the Wallace armchair for Poliform. It was an attempt to make a melted shape in a new way, keeping a very simple way of producing softness, but

breaking the physical way of produ cti on… So you have a leather envelope, you i nject foam i nsi de, and then you pu t i t on a sculpture, which is not rational. This year I did something similar, in breaking the harmony, wi th a small armchai r, the Ipanema. In li ne wi th i ts Brazi lli an i nflu ence, i t was more cu ltu ral, very comfortable, and even less formal in the way you use it. It was abou t sayi ng, “ We can also g o i n thi s [other] di recti on”. Even i f you bu y the very basi c sofa, the Bri stol, i t already gives you the twi st you need.

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It’s about sma r t n e ss a n d se n sit iv ity. Ho p e fully thi s mut a t io n ca n o p e ra te in t he ma ss ma r ket . I th i n k t h a t d e s i g n i s ce n t ra l to l i n k i n g the ideas of a p ro j e c t , a c ro s s a l l t h e d i s c i p l i n e s f ro m economics, to rese a rc h , a n d to te c h n o l og y. B u t yo u n e e d to come u p wi th some sce n a r io s fo r t his te c hn o log y a n d soci al i ssu es, su ch a s how to live b ette r tog et he r a n d how to work better.

At the same ti me i t’s not a revolu ti on. Wi th Poli form, i t’s always abou t poli shi ng a ki nd of cu ltu re wi th regard to i ts fu rni tu re and achi evi ng somethi ng that i s wi nni ng.

In big cities, l i ke Pa r i s, w h e re t h e re a re to o m a ny people livi ng, there is n o wo r k o ut sid e in t he co un t r ysid e . We are worki ng i n d iffe re n t fie ld s towa rd s mo re b a la n ce , harmony, and freed o m , ste p b y ste p. We ’re a lways wo r k i n g on bigg er missions, l i ke w i t h Toyot a [ to d eve l o p t h e M E .WE car], but it is always a l o n g p ro ce s s b e fo re t h ey a re ava i l a b l e on the market.

How d o yo u a p p r o a c h d e s i g n o f d i f f e r e n t s c a l e s, f o r ex a m p l e , s h ow r o o m ve r s u s f u r n i t u r e?

W h a t we r e t h e s o c i a l o b j e c t i ve s b e h i n d t h e ME .W E c o n c e pt c a r w i t h Toyot a?

The vi si on i s si mi lar. It’s abou t a way of doi ng new things. It’s to question the progress all the time, to improve the qu ali ty all the ti me, and the experi ence of maki ng something better with less.

If you don’t t hin k o f t ra n sp o r t a t io n a s a st a te me n t o f power and wealth, b ut just b e in g fre e in t he c ity, t he n w ha t you need i s the best o b je c t to b r in g yo u fro m o n e p o in t to another i n di fferen t sit ua t io n s.

I n some scales, for example, a football stadium, of cou rse you have to work at the scale of the ci ty to u nderstand and propose some relevant scenari os: hu man, soci al, economi c, ecologi cal… bu t at the scale of a pi ece of fu rni tu re, the ru les don’t chang e so fast. Fu rni tu re i s not so easy to question.

Usually, whe n yo u l e ave t h e ca r fo r a we e k i n a c i ty, i t’s ju st a ni ghtmare , b e ca use it ’s like p utt in g a jewe l in t he streets and you are wo r r ie d a b o ut le av in g it t he re . Yo u d o n ’t consi der i ts servi ce a nymo re , yo u co n sid e r it s ma in te n a n ce . I wanted somethin g a f fo rd a b l e b u t s u p e r re l eva n t i n te r m s of servi ces. ME.WE use s a n e le c t r ica l e n g in e in t he w he e ls so the whole car i s lig hte r.

The way to thi nk abou t both i s the same for me. I’m always qu esti oni ng what i s the overall experi ence, the benefits (in terms of quality, competence, and comfort), the ways to u se i t, and the servi ce. I also thi nk abou t how to be relevant and more competent in terms of production and su stai nabi li ty, becau se su stai nabi li ty i s not ju st a trend bu t a way to ensu re we live i n thi s world. D o you c onsider ec onomics in a ddition to a esthetics in your work ? Innovation sometimes takes place in a pyramid, starting at the top in the luxury field and then g etting democrati sed… bu t I thi nk the mai n challeng e for the creative world i s how to make thi ngs better for every body, commenci ng from the base of the pyrami d. The state of today ’s world requires a mutation from quantitative to qualitative growth, because growth is central to all kinds of ecosystems… you cannot avoid growth… Sometimes when I listen to economists say, “ We have to redu ce growth”, I thi nk we sti ll need growth— not i n terms of qu anti ty of matter, bu t i n terms of qu ali ty of servi ce. Then the growth wi ll have no li mi ts becau se there is no long er an ecological limit or a resource limit.

It’s not a jee p, it ’s n ot a b e a c h ca r, it ’s n ot a c ity car, it’s not a statio n wa g o n , i t ’s n ot a ca b r i o l et . I t ’s a l l tog ether… It’s a new ca r in it s ex p e r ie n ce .

When a product or an object or a service is relevant, c o m p e t e n t , a n d a b o u t q u a l i t y, it translates to timelessness and then it becomes universal. I s g ood desi g n u n ive r sa l o r i t i s a lways d et e r m i n e d by cultural c on text? I think it dep e n d s o n w h a t yo u m e a n b y d e s i g n … Because of globalisa t i o n , we s h a re a u n ive rsa l way o f l iv i n g even wi th the past, a n d g o o d d e sig n is go o d d e sig n . W he n a produ ct or an obje c t o r a se r v ice is re leva n t , co mp ete n t , and abou t qu ali ty, it t ra n sla te s to t ime le ssn e ss a n d t he n it becomes u niversal.


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I t ’s 2 01 3 a n d we ’ve a l m o st re a c h e d t h e t i p p i n g p o i n t o f t h e “ Un i te d N a t i o n s D e ca d e o f E d u ca t i o n fo r S u st a i n a b l e D eve l o p m e n t ” l a u n c h e d i n 2 0 0 5. E st a b l i s h e d to c h a l l e n g e e d u ca to rs o n te a c h i n g , re s e a rc h , a n d co m m u n i ty co n n e c t i o n s a ro u n d c l i m a te c h a n g e , i t h a s a l s o c re a te d a v i s i b l e a n d u n i te d p o s i t i o n fo r t h e d e s i g n co m m u n i ty a s a g e n t s o f c h a n g e . Ju m p to 2 01 0 a n d t h e l a u n c h o f “ Un l i m i te d : D e s i g n i n g fo r t h e A s i a Pa c i f i c ” , a n eve n t t h a t l o o k e d a t t h e ro l e o f d e s i g n i n s h a p i n g a p o s i t i ve f u t u re t h ro u g h u r b a n i s a t i o n , fo o d p ro d u c t i o n , h e a l t h , a n d o t h e r s o c i a l i s s u e s. O n e i n s p i r i n g e x a m p l e b y a rc h i te c t M o h a m m e d R ez wa n s aw B a n g l a d e s h i f i s h i n g b o a t s t ra n s fo r m e d i n to s o l a r- p owe re d f l o a t i n g s c h o o l s d u r i n g t h e m o n s o o n s e a s o n , s c h o o l i n g 7 0,0 0 0 c h i l d re n s i n ce 2 0 0 2 .

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d e s i g n e rs s o t h ey a re e q u i p p e d to b e p a r t o f a n ew m ove m e n t o f c h a n g e . “ We re ce n t ly a s k e d st u d e n t s to g o o u t i n to t h e i r ow n co m m u n i ty, f i n d a p ro b l e m , a n d c re a te a s o l u t i o n t h a t i m p rove s s u s t a i n a b l e b e h av i o u r,” e x p l a i n s B a m fo rd . “ I t ’s a m o re e n t re p re n e u r i a l a p p ro a c h , t h e d e s i g n e rs s p o n s o r a c h a n g e i n a n e nv i ro n m e n t a l d i re c t i o n . O n e st u d e n t ca m e u p w i t h a n i d e a fo r re c y c l i n g n ew s p a p e rs. A n ot h e r st u d e n t i s wo r k i n g o n a n a p p fo r t a x i s h a r i n g .” O n e o f t h e n ewe s t p ro g ra m m e s i s t h e o n l i n e p o r t a l s u s t a i n a b i l i ty. e d u . a u . E s t a b l i s h e d i n 2 01 0 a t t h e Un ive rs i ty o f We ste r n S yd n ey, i t s m i s s i o n i s to co l l e c t a n d l i st s u s t a i n a b i l i ty co u rs e s i n Au s t ra l i a . Now co o rd i n a te d b y a ca d e m i cs f ro m t h e Un i ve rs i ty o f Te c h n o l og y i n S yd n ey

Our Design C olumnist Heidi Dokulil expl o res t h e surg e of opportunities presented by sust a i n a b i l i ty to both design educators and youn g design professionals.

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JA N U S e t C i e , B & B I t a l i a O u t d o o r

C o n te m p o ra r y a rc h i te c t u re h a s e m b ra ce d o p e n n e s s fo r i t s d we l l i n g s p a ce s, t re a d i n g b etwe e n i n d o o r a n d o u td o o r fo r m o re f l ex i b l e u s e s. Fu r n i t u re h o u s e s a re c l eve r l y m a k i n g a s i m i l a r m ove , a d a pt i n g i n d o o r f u r n i t u re fo r o u td o o rs, a n d v i ce ve rs a . Fo r re n ow n e d h o m e f u r n i s h i n g s b ra n d , JA N U S e t C i e , f ro m L o s A n g e l e s, C a l i fo r n i a , t h i s i s a s t ra te g y t h a t h a s s e r ve d i t we l l i n i t s ove r 3 6 ye a rs o f h i s to r y. JA N U S e t C i e i s k n ow n fo r i t s exce pt i o n a l wo r k m a n s h i p a n d q u a l i ty. R e l o ca t i n g i t s we a t h e r p ro o f o u td o o r f u r n i t u re to t h e i n d o o rs b e co m e s a m e re a e s t h e t i c d e c i s i o n — o n e t h a t t h e b ra n d h a s a c t ive l y e n co u ra g e d , b y c h a m p i o n i n g ve rsa t i l e a n d co n te m p o ra r y d e s i g n . JA N U S e t C i e h a s d eve l o p e d a n u m b e r o f p ro p r i e t a r y m a te r i a l s a n d te c h n o l o g i e s t h a t d e m o n st ra te i t s a e s t h e t i ca l a n d te c h n o l o g i ca l s e n s i b i l i t i e s. L a u n c h e d i n 2 01 3, t h e n ew Fi b o n a cc i co l l e c t i o n o f c h a i rs a n d s o f a s u s e s h a n d wove n JA N U S f i b e r o r n a t u ra l p re m i u m g ra d e ra t t a n fo r c l a d d i n g . I n s p i re d b y ra t t a n , JA N U S f i b e r wa s d eve l o p e d s p e c i a l l y to h ave a n a u t h e n t i c f i n i s h a n d e x t ra e n d u ra n ce a g a i n s t t h e e l e m e n t s, c h i c i n t h e i n d o o r l i v i n g ro o m o r o u td o o r p a t i o.

Heidi Dokulil Jo a n n e Ye n k o We e

S o h ow a re u n i ve rs i t i e s i n te r n a t i o n a l l y re s p o n d i n g to t h e c h a l l e n g e s o f s u st a i n a b i l i ty ? I n t h e l a s t f i ve y e a rs, L ey l a Aca ro g l u , d i re c to r o f Me l b o u r n e f i r m E co I n n ova to rs, o b s e r ve s t h a t u n ive rs i t i e s i n t h e U S , A u s t ra l i a , a n d E u ro p e a re c u r re n t l y l e a d i n g t h e way i n rev i s i o n s to t h e i r co re p ro g ra m m e s. “ S u st a i n a b i l i ty i s o f te n a s u b j e c t , a s o p p o s e d to b e i n g p a r t o f t h e s c h o o l ,” s h e re m a r k s. “ B u t i n t h e U S a n d E u ro p e i t i s n ow a co re p a r t o f t h e d e s i g n c u r r i c u l u m . I t ’s b e co m e a ca re e r l eve ra g e p o i n t fo r g ra d u a te s a n d p a r t o f w h a t t h ey d o, n o t a n a d d i t i o n .”

a n d t h e I n st i t u te fo r S u st a i n a b l e Fu t u re s, t h e s i te i s ex p a n d i n g w i t h a re p o s i to r y o f te a c h i n g m a te r i a l s a n d re s e a rc h b y s u st a i n a b i l i ty e d u ca to rs. Acco rd i n g to t h e s i te ’s p ro j e c t o f f i ce r, D r. Ta m s i n A n g u s - L e p p a n , w i t h s o m u c h i n te re s t f ro m ove rs e a s, t h e i r n e x t s te p s h o u l d b e to i n c l u d e i n te r n a t i o n a l u n i ve rs i t i e s a n d co l l eg e s to o.

O n t h e ot h e r h a n d , a f te r ove r 4 0 y e a rs o f co n q u e r i n g t h e l u x u r y i n te r i o r f u r n i t u re m a r k e t , B & B I t a l i a i n t ro d u ce d i t s o u td o o r l a b e l i n 2 0 0 7. T h e I t a l i a n m a n u f a c t u re r h a s l o n g p r i o r i t i s e d re s e a rc h a n d d eve l o p m e n t . R e a l i s i n g t h e g re a te r d e m a n d s, b u t a l s o n ew p o s s i b i l i t i e s, o f o u td o o r f u r n i t u re , B & B I t a l i a O u td o o r i s b o r n o u t o f a n o n g o i n g e x p e r i m e n t a t i o n w i t h m a te r i a l s.

“ We want to make it easy to download a class exercise, a syllabus, and imag es. You credit the producer and you have immediate teaching materials. It’s exciting because there are academics in offices doing amazing research so it’s a great way of communicating the latest findings.”

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“O u r l a te st p u s h i s fo r d i s c i p l i n a r y ex p e r t s w h o d o n ’ t te a c h b u t h ave re fe re n ce m a te r i a l t h a t ’s i n te re st i n g fo r t h o s e i n t h e c l a s s ro o m . T h ey a re e n t h u s i a st i c a b o u t p u b l i s h i n g a n d a l ot h a s co m e f ro m re s e a rc h g ra n t s, s o i t ’s a b o u t s h a r i n g t h e k n ow l e d g e .”

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A s t h e s t re n g t h o f s u s t a i n a b i l i ty te a c h i n g co n t i n u e s to g row i n t u n e w i t h t h e p ote n t i a l o f a n ew o n l i n e co m m u n i ty o f s u st a i n a b i l i ty ex p e r t i s e , i t ’s exc i t i n g t i m e s fo r t h e n e x t g e n e ra t i o n o f c h a n g e m a k e rs.

T h e s i te h a s 1 8 0 e d u ca to rs re g i s te re d a n d g row i n g l i s t s o f te a c h i n g m a te r i a l s f a s t g a t h e r i n g m o m e n t u m , w i t h s o m e co u rs e s a t t ra c t i n g m o re t h a n 3,0 0 0 d ow n l o a d s.

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d e s i g n e rs s o t h ey a re e q u i p p e d to b e p a r t o f a n ew m ove m e n t o f c h a n g e . “ We re ce n t ly a s k e d st u d e n t s to g o o u t i n to t h e i r ow n co m m u n i ty, f i n d a p ro b l e m , a n d c re a te a s o l u t i o n t h a t i m p rove s s u s t a i n a b l e b e h av i o u r,” e x p l a i n s B a m fo rd . “ I t ’s a m o re e n t re p re n e u r i a l a p p ro a c h , t h e d e s i g n e rs s p o n s o r a c h a n g e i n a n e nv i ro n m e n t a l d i re c t i o n . O n e st u d e n t ca m e u p w i t h a n i d e a fo r re c y c l i n g n ew s p a p e rs. A n ot h e r st u d e n t i s wo r k i n g o n a n a p p fo r t a x i s h a r i n g .” O n e o f t h e n ewe s t p ro g ra m m e s i s t h e o n l i n e p o r t a l s u s t a i n a b i l i ty. e d u . a u . E s t a b l i s h e d i n 2 01 0 a t t h e Un ive rs i ty o f We ste r n S yd n ey, i t s m i s s i o n i s to co l l e c t a n d l i st s u s t a i n a b i l i ty co u rs e s i n Au s t ra l i a . Now co o rd i n a te d b y a ca d e m i cs f ro m t h e Un i ve rs i ty o f Te c h n o l og y i n S yd n ey

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C o n te m p o ra r y a rc h i te c t u re h a s e m b ra ce d o p e n n e s s fo r i t s d we l l i n g s p a ce s, t re a d i n g b etwe e n i n d o o r a n d o u td o o r fo r m o re f l ex i b l e u s e s. Fu r n i t u re h o u s e s a re c l eve r l y m a k i n g a s i m i l a r m ove , a d a pt i n g i n d o o r f u r n i t u re fo r o u td o o rs, a n d v i ce ve rs a . Fo r re n ow n e d h o m e f u r n i s h i n g s b ra n d , JA N U S e t C i e , f ro m L o s A n g e l e s, C a l i fo r n i a , t h i s i s a s t ra te g y t h a t h a s s e r ve d i t we l l i n i t s ove r 3 6 ye a rs o f h i s to r y. JA N U S e t C i e i s k n ow n fo r i t s exce pt i o n a l wo r k m a n s h i p a n d q u a l i ty. R e l o ca t i n g i t s we a t h e r p ro o f o u td o o r f u r n i t u re to t h e i n d o o rs b e co m e s a m e re a e s t h e t i c d e c i s i o n — o n e t h a t t h e b ra n d h a s a c t ive l y e n co u ra g e d , b y c h a m p i o n i n g ve rsa t i l e a n d co n te m p o ra r y d e s i g n . JA N U S e t C i e h a s d eve l o p e d a n u m b e r o f p ro p r i e t a r y m a te r i a l s a n d te c h n o l o g i e s t h a t d e m o n st ra te i t s a e s t h e t i ca l a n d te c h n o l o g i ca l s e n s i b i l i t i e s. L a u n c h e d i n 2 01 3, t h e n ew Fi b o n a cc i co l l e c t i o n o f c h a i rs a n d s o f a s u s e s h a n d wove n JA N U S f i b e r o r n a t u ra l p re m i u m g ra d e ra t t a n fo r c l a d d i n g . I n s p i re d b y ra t t a n , JA N U S f i b e r wa s d eve l o p e d s p e c i a l l y to h ave a n a u t h e n t i c f i n i s h a n d e x t ra e n d u ra n ce a g a i n s t t h e e l e m e n t s, c h i c i n t h e i n d o o r l i v i n g ro o m o r o u td o o r p a t i o.

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S o h ow a re u n i ve rs i t i e s i n te r n a t i o n a l l y re s p o n d i n g to t h e c h a l l e n g e s o f s u st a i n a b i l i ty ? I n t h e l a s t f i ve y e a rs, L ey l a Aca ro g l u , d i re c to r o f Me l b o u r n e f i r m E co I n n ova to rs, o b s e r ve s t h a t u n ive rs i t i e s i n t h e U S , A u s t ra l i a , a n d E u ro p e a re c u r re n t l y l e a d i n g t h e way i n rev i s i o n s to t h e i r co re p ro g ra m m e s. “ S u st a i n a b i l i ty i s o f te n a s u b j e c t , a s o p p o s e d to b e i n g p a r t o f t h e s c h o o l ,” s h e re m a r k s. “ B u t i n t h e U S a n d E u ro p e i t i s n ow a co re p a r t o f t h e d e s i g n c u r r i c u l u m . I t ’s b e co m e a ca re e r l eve ra g e p o i n t fo r g ra d u a te s a n d p a r t o f w h a t t h ey d o, n o t a n a d d i t i o n .”

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O n t h e ot h e r h a n d , a f te r ove r 4 0 y e a rs o f co n q u e r i n g t h e l u x u r y i n te r i o r f u r n i t u re m a r k e t , B & B I t a l i a i n t ro d u ce d i t s o u td o o r l a b e l i n 2 0 0 7. T h e I t a l i a n m a n u f a c t u re r h a s l o n g p r i o r i t i s e d re s e a rc h a n d d eve l o p m e n t . R e a l i s i n g t h e g re a te r d e m a n d s, b u t a l s o n ew p o s s i b i l i t i e s, o f o u td o o r f u r n i t u re , B & B I t a l i a O u td o o r i s b o r n o u t o f a n o n g o i n g e x p e r i m e n t a t i o n w i t h m a te r i a l s.

“ We want to make it easy to download a class exercise, a syllabus, and imag es. You credit the producer and you have immediate teaching materials. It’s exciting because there are academics in offices doing amazing research so it’s a great way of communicating the latest findings.”

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“O u r l a te st p u s h i s fo r d i s c i p l i n a r y ex p e r t s w h o d o n ’ t te a c h b u t h ave re fe re n ce m a te r i a l t h a t ’s i n te re st i n g fo r t h o s e i n t h e c l a s s ro o m . T h ey a re e n t h u s i a st i c a b o u t p u b l i s h i n g a n d a l ot h a s co m e f ro m re s e a rc h g ra n t s, s o i t ’s a b o u t s h a r i n g t h e k n ow l e d g e .”

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A s t h e s t re n g t h o f s u s t a i n a b i l i ty te a c h i n g co n t i n u e s to g row i n t u n e w i t h t h e p ote n t i a l o f a n ew o n l i n e co m m u n i ty o f s u st a i n a b i l i ty ex p e r t i s e , i t ’s exc i t i n g t i m e s fo r t h e n e x t g e n e ra t i o n o f c h a n g e m a k e rs.

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Acco rd i n g to L i b e s k i n d , t h e s h i f t towa rd s p ro d u c t d e s i g n i s a m i n d f u l re s p o n s e to t h e e n d - u s e rs o f h i s b u i l d i n g s a n d t h e w i d e va r i e ty o f p e o p l e w h o wo u l d p u t o n e o f h i s d e s i g n o b j e c t s i n t h e i r h o m e s o r b u i l d i n g s. O n e o f h i s e a r ly p ro d u c t s i s t h e S p i r i t Ho u s e C h a i r, d e s i g n e d exc l u s ive ly fo r h i s c r y st a l - i n s p i re d d e s i g n o f t h e exte n s i o n to R oya l O n t a r i o M u s e u m , co m p l ete d i n 2 0 0 7.

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L i b e s k i n d i s n ot t h e o n ly a rc h i te c t w h o a p p re c i a te s b e i n g a b l e to d e s i g n f ro m s c ra tc h t h e r i g h t p i e ce o f f u r n i t u re fo r h i s a rc h i te c t u re . T h i s wa s a re f re s h i n g ex p e r i e n ce fo r Ja p a n e s e a rc h i te c t Ta d a o A n d o, w h o s ay s h e i s m o re u s e d to s e l e c t i n g f u r n i t u re fo r h i s a rc h i te c t u re . T h e 1 9 9 5 P r i t z e r A rc h i te c t u re P r i z e w i n n e r re ce n t ly d e s i g n e d D re a m C h a i r, i n a co l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h D a n i s h f u r n i t u re b ra n d C a r l H a n s e n & S ø n . A n a l te r n a t i ve l o u n g e c h a i r, D re a m C h a i r h o p e s to e n co u ra g e a s t a te o f d re a m i n g a n d re l a x a t i o n . A n d o ’s i d e a s o f p u r i ty e x te n d f ro m a d e s i g n ’s m a te r i a l s to i t s i m p a c t o n t h e e n v i ro n m e n t — b o t h o f w h i c h we re re f l e c te d i n D re a m C h a i r. W h i l e h i s a rc h i te c t u re o f te n s i n g l e s o u t co n c rete a s t h e o n l y m a te r i a l , D re a m C h a i r t u r n s to p l y wo o d . A n d o ’s f i rst fo ray i n to p ro d u c t d e s i g n i s a l s o i n t r i b u te to t h e l a te D a n i s h m o d e r n i s t d e s i g n e r, H a n s J. We g n e r. Wo r k i n g c l o s e ly w i t h C a r l H a n s e n & S ø n , w h i c h h a s a st ro n g t ra d i t i o n o f wo o d wo r k a n d fo r m e r ly s h a re d a c l o s e wo r k i n g re l a t i o n s h i p w i t h We g n e r, A n d o g o t h a n d s - o n i n t h e p ro ce s s o f m o u l d i n g t h re e - d i m e n s i o n a l p l y wo o d . photography

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Fo r i t s s u bt l e p re s e n ce i n t h e ro o m , t h e I nv i s i b l e Ta b l e d e s i g n e d b y To k u j i n Yo s h i o k a m a k e s a st ro n g st a te m e n t a b o u t p l a s t i c . T h e m i n i m a l fo r m c u t s st ro n g p ro p o r t i o n s a n d c r i s p l i n e s t h a t a re e a s i l y a d m i re d . Yet i t i s t h e f i rst s i n g l e - m o u l d t ra n s p a re n t p l a s t i c t a b l e to we i g h a m e re 2 0 k i l og ra m s.

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O n t h e ot h e r h a n d , t h e M a s te rs c h a i r i s l e s s s u b t l e . O n e o f Ka r te l l ’s b e st s e l l e rs, i t i s i n s p i re d b y ce l e b ra te d m a s te rs o f t h e t ra d e . P h i l i p p e S t a rc k a n d E u g e n i Q u i t l l e t d e c i d e d to co m b i n e t h e s o p h i st i ca te d m o u l d i n g o f Ja co b s e n ’s S e r i e s 7 c h a i r, s e n s u a l p ro p o r t i o n s o f S a a r i n e n ’s Tu l i p a r m c h a i r, a n d s m a r t g e o m e t r y o f E a m e s ’ E i f fe l c h a i r. T h i s i s m a d e p o s s i b l e b y t h e u n i q u e q u a l i t i e s o f p l a st i c a s a m a te r i a l a n d te c h n o l og i ca l ex p e r t i s e o f Ka r te l l . L i k e t h e a b ove two, t h e Au d rey c h a i r d e s i g n e d b y P i e ro L i s s o n i i s e l eg a n t fo r i t s h i g h ly te c h n i ca l s o l u t i o n s. I t co m p r i s e s a simple aluminium f ra m e , f i tte d w i t h a p e r fo ra te d p l a st i c seat and back, with p e r fe c te d f i n i s h i n g , p ro p o r t i o n s, and joining.

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T h e Wi n g c a n b e m o u n t e d f l a t , v e r t i c a l l y, o r w i t h a n g l e s t o ev o k e d i f fe re n t s p a t i a l e f f e c t s.

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T h e A u d rey c h a i r co m p r i s e s a rev o l u t i o n a r y s i n g l e d i e - c a s t a l u m i n i u m f ra m e .

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Po u re d f ro m m o d i f i e d p o l y p ro p y l e n e , t h e M a s t e r s c h a i r i s s u i t a b l e f o r u s e i n d o o r s o r o u t d o o rs.

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I n v i s i b l e Ta b l e i m p re s s e d T h e R e d D o t 2 0 1 3 j u r y w i t h i t s h a r m o n i o u s l i n e s a n d i n n ov a t i v e p ro d u c t i o n p ro ce s s.


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I n re s p o n s e to a g row i n g n u m b e r o f fo r m a l p ro d u c t d e s i g n co m m i s s i o n s i n t h e l a st d e ca d e , D a n i e l L i b e s k i n d s et u p L i b e s k i n d D e s i g n i n 2 01 2 , t h e p ro d u c t d e s i g n a r m o f h i s a rc h i te c t u re p ra c t i ce . Ju st a s h i s a rc h i te c t u re i n s p i re s n ew way s o f l o o k i n g a t t h e b u i l t e nv i ro n m e n t , h i s p ro d u c t s evo k e n ew way s o f u n d e rst a n d i n g eve r yd ay i te m s.

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I n Ju ly 2 01 3, t h e a n n u a l p re st i g i o u s G e r m a n R e d D ot Awa rd s a n n o u n ce d i t s p i c k s o f t h e b e st d e s i g n s o f 2 01 2 , a c ro s s ca teg o r i e s o f p ro d u c t d e s i g n , co m m u n i ca t i o n d e s i g n , a n d d e s i g n co n ce pt . Wi t h i n t h e p ro d u c t ca teg o r y, t h e awa rd s s h o n e a s p ot l i g h t o n p l a st i c , w i t h Ka r te l l s co r i n g t h e b i g g e st p r i z e a n d a tot a l o f t h re e awa rd s.

At M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3, o n e o f t h e s i x d e s i g n s u nve i l e d b y t h e i n f l u e n t i a l A m e r i ca n a rc h i te c t wa s a wa l l m i r ro r, n a m e d T h e Wi n g , fo r Fi a m I t a l i a . I n s p i re d b y t h e m a g i ca l re a l m o f t h e m i r ro r, T h e Wi n g a r t i c u l a te s t h e m y s te r y o f re f l e c t i o n w i t h a p a i r o f p a ra l l e l l i n e s t h a t b re a k s t h e m i r ro r ’s f l a t s u r f a ce a n d p e rce pt i o n o f t h e v i ewe r. T h e co m b i n a t i o n o f t h e l i n e s a n d a n a s y m m et r i ca l s h a p e d i sto r t s p e rce pt i o n s o f t h e s p a ce s ca p t u re d w i t h i n t h e m i r ro r a n d a ro u n d i t .

Fi f ty ye a rs s i n ce ex p a n d i n g i n to h o m e f u r n i s h i n g s, t h e I t a l i a n co n te m p o ra r y p l a st i c f u r n i t u re m a n u f a c t u re r co n t i n u e s to i n n ova te m o re p o s s i b i l i t i e s i n t h e f i e l d o f p l a st i c . O n to p o f t h e m o s t p re s t i g i o u s “ B e st o f t h e B e st ” awa rd e d to t h e I n v i s i b l e Ta b l e , K a r te l l re ce ive d two “ R e d D o t s ” fo r t h e M a s te rs a n d A u d rey c h a i rs.

Acco rd i n g to L i b e s k i n d , t h e s h i f t towa rd s p ro d u c t d e s i g n i s a m i n d f u l re s p o n s e to t h e e n d - u s e rs o f h i s b u i l d i n g s a n d t h e w i d e va r i e ty o f p e o p l e w h o wo u l d p u t o n e o f h i s d e s i g n o b j e c t s i n t h e i r h o m e s o r b u i l d i n g s. O n e o f h i s e a r ly p ro d u c t s i s t h e S p i r i t Ho u s e C h a i r, d e s i g n e d exc l u s ive ly fo r h i s c r y st a l - i n s p i re d d e s i g n o f t h e exte n s i o n to R oya l O n t a r i o M u s e u m , co m p l ete d i n 2 0 0 7.

2013

L i b e s k i n d i s n ot t h e o n ly a rc h i te c t w h o a p p re c i a te s b e i n g a b l e to d e s i g n f ro m s c ra tc h t h e r i g h t p i e ce o f f u r n i t u re fo r h i s a rc h i te c t u re . T h i s wa s a re f re s h i n g ex p e r i e n ce fo r Ja p a n e s e a rc h i te c t Ta d a o A n d o, w h o s ay s h e i s m o re u s e d to s e l e c t i n g f u r n i t u re fo r h i s a rc h i te c t u re . T h e 1 9 9 5 P r i t z e r A rc h i te c t u re P r i z e w i n n e r re ce n t ly d e s i g n e d D re a m C h a i r, i n a co l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h D a n i s h f u r n i t u re b ra n d C a r l H a n s e n & S ø n . A n a l te r n a t i ve l o u n g e c h a i r, D re a m C h a i r h o p e s to e n co u ra g e a s t a te o f d re a m i n g a n d re l a x a t i o n . A n d o ’s i d e a s o f p u r i ty e x te n d f ro m a d e s i g n ’s m a te r i a l s to i t s i m p a c t o n t h e e n v i ro n m e n t — b o t h o f w h i c h we re re f l e c te d i n D re a m C h a i r. W h i l e h i s a rc h i te c t u re o f te n s i n g l e s o u t co n c rete a s t h e o n l y m a te r i a l , D re a m C h a i r t u r n s to p l y wo o d . A n d o ’s f i rst fo ray i n to p ro d u c t d e s i g n i s a l s o i n t r i b u te to t h e l a te D a n i s h m o d e r n i s t d e s i g n e r, H a n s J. We g n e r. Wo r k i n g c l o s e ly w i t h C a r l H a n s e n & S ø n , w h i c h h a s a st ro n g t ra d i t i o n o f wo o d wo r k a n d fo r m e r ly s h a re d a c l o s e wo r k i n g re l a t i o n s h i p w i t h We g n e r, A n d o g o t h a n d s - o n i n t h e p ro ce s s o f m o u l d i n g t h re e - d i m e n s i o n a l p l y wo o d . photography

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Fo r i t s s u bt l e p re s e n ce i n t h e ro o m , t h e I nv i s i b l e Ta b l e d e s i g n e d b y To k u j i n Yo s h i o k a m a k e s a st ro n g st a te m e n t a b o u t p l a s t i c . T h e m i n i m a l fo r m c u t s st ro n g p ro p o r t i o n s a n d c r i s p l i n e s t h a t a re e a s i l y a d m i re d . Yet i t i s t h e f i rst s i n g l e - m o u l d t ra n s p a re n t p l a s t i c t a b l e to we i g h a m e re 2 0 k i l og ra m s.

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O n t h e ot h e r h a n d , t h e M a s te rs c h a i r i s l e s s s u b t l e . O n e o f Ka r te l l ’s b e st s e l l e rs, i t i s i n s p i re d b y ce l e b ra te d m a s te rs o f t h e t ra d e . P h i l i p p e S t a rc k a n d E u g e n i Q u i t l l e t d e c i d e d to co m b i n e t h e s o p h i st i ca te d m o u l d i n g o f Ja co b s e n ’s S e r i e s 7 c h a i r, s e n s u a l p ro p o r t i o n s o f S a a r i n e n ’s Tu l i p a r m c h a i r, a n d s m a r t g e o m e t r y o f E a m e s ’ E i f fe l c h a i r. T h i s i s m a d e p o s s i b l e b y t h e u n i q u e q u a l i t i e s o f p l a st i c a s a m a te r i a l a n d te c h n o l og i ca l ex p e r t i s e o f Ka r te l l . L i k e t h e a b ove two, t h e Au d rey c h a i r d e s i g n e d b y P i e ro L i s s o n i i s e l eg a n t fo r i t s h i g h ly te c h n i ca l s o l u t i o n s. I t co m p r i s e s a simple aluminium f ra m e , f i tte d w i t h a p e r fo ra te d p l a st i c seat and back, with p e r fe c te d f i n i s h i n g , p ro p o r t i o n s, and joining.

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T h e Wi n g c a n b e m o u n t e d f l a t , v e r t i c a l l y, o r w i t h a n g l e s t o ev o k e d i f fe re n t s p a t i a l e f f e c t s.

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T h e A u d rey c h a i r co m p r i s e s a rev o l u t i o n a r y s i n g l e d i e - c a s t a l u m i n i u m f ra m e .

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Po u re d f ro m m o d i f i e d p o l y p ro p y l e n e , t h e M a s t e r s c h a i r i s s u i t a b l e f o r u s e i n d o o r s o r o u t d o o rs.

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I n v i s i b l e Ta b l e i m p re s s e d T h e R e d D o t 2 0 1 3 j u r y w i t h i t s h a r m o n i o u s l i n e s a n d i n n ov a t i v e p ro d u c t i o n p ro ce s s.


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D u tc h f u r n i t u re m a n u f a c t u re r M o o o i o u td i d i t s re p u t a t i o n o f s u r p r i s e s w i t h a st a n d a l o n e ex h i b i t i o n s p a ce d u r i n g M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3. L o ca te d a t Vi a S avo n a 5 6, Mo o o i f i l l e d t h e e n t i re 1 ,7 0 0 - s q u a re m e t re s p a ce w i t h 14 d i s t i n c t t h e m e d i n te r i o rs, e a c h ex u d i n g i t s ow n c h a ra c te r, to p re s e n t i t s 2 01 3 d e s i g n s. T h e b i g g e s t s u r p r i s e l ay i n t h e p h otog ra p h ex h i b i t i o n i n co r p o ra te d .

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T h e h i g h ly f a n t a st i ca l a n d e l a b o ra te l y i m a g i n e d i n te r i o rs we re g i ve n h a n d s o m e f a ce s i n t h e fo r m s o f f ive - m et re - t a l l a r re st i n g p h otog ra p h i c p r i n t s b y l o n g - t i m e co l l a b o ra to r o f M o o o i , E r w i n O l a f , w h o h a s co o p e ra te d w i t h Mo o o i b e fo re o n i t s w h i m s i ca l m a r k et i n g ca m p a i g n s. T h e re n ow n e d D u tc h p h o to g ra p h e r i s k n ow n fo r h i s h i g h ly sty l i s e d a n d w i tty i m a g e r y t h a t a d d re s s e s s o c i a l t a b o o s a n d b o u rg e o i s i e .

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Tog et h e r w i t h t h e re s t o f M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3, E u ro l u ce 2 01 3 we l co m e d c l o s e to 3 0,0 0 0 v i s i to rs a n d 4 7 9 to p ex h i b i to rs i n 3 8 ,0 0 0 s q u a re m e t re s o f e x h i b i t i o n s p a ce . T h e b i e n n i a l i n te r n a t i o n a l l i g h t i n g e x h i b i t i o n ra n f ro m 9 to 14 A p r i l 2 01 3, g a t h e r i n g t h e b e s t o f i n te r i o r l i g h t i n g s o l u t i o n s f ro m a ro u n d t h e wo r l d .

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T h e st r i k i n g ove rs i z e d p o r t ra i t u re s b o r rowe d a re f ro m O l a f ’s p e rs o n a l co l l e c t i o n s : G r i e f , Fa l l , Key h o l e , Ho p e , a n d B e r l i n , a m o n g ot h e rs. G iv i n g e m ot i o n s o f s h a m e a n d g u i l t d i g n i f i e d p o s i t i o n s, t h e evo ca t ive p h o to g ra p h s e n ve l o p g u e s t s i n u n to l d s to r i e s s et b y t h e M o o o i f u r n i t u re . Fo r e x a m p l e , a wo m a n s i tt i n g i n t h e d a r k a n d m u te d co l o u rs w i t h h e r ey e s d ow n ca st i s l i t u p b y g o l d - d u s te d c h a i rs a n d l a m p s.

A f i rst - t i m e e x h i b i to r a t E u ro l u ce , C a n a d a b a s e d l i g h t i n g m a n u f a c t u re r B o cc i s to l e m a n y ey e s w i t h a n i n st a l l a t i o n b a s e d o n S e r i e s 5 7. C o n t i n u i n g a n i nve st i g a t i o n o f s p o n t a n e o u s, g l a s s - b l ow i n g te c h n i q u e s, S e r i e s 5 7 a d a p t s t h e p ro ce s s e s o f c l o s e d ce l l fo a m i n g . T h e o n e - o f - a - k i n d co m p o u n d e d g l a s s s h a p e s o f S e r i e s 5 7 we re i n s p i re d b y ra i n c l o u d s a n d t i n y u n ive rs e s, w i t h t h e ca p t u re d a i r p o c k e t s o n l y g a i n i n g p a r t i a l v i s i b i l i ty w h e n t h e c h a n d e l i e r i s sw i tc h e d o n . D u tc h l i g h t i n g b ra n d B ra n d va n E g m o n d u n ve i l e d i t s n ew co l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h S wa rov s k i c r y s t a l , G a i a , a n d t h e n ew D e l p h i n i u m co l l e c t i o n . A s e x p e c te d f ro m a p a r t n e rs h i p b etwe e n a n a rc h i te c t a n d a s c u l p to r, t h e S p r i n g 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n c h a r m s w i t h b e a u t i f u l n a t u re - i n s p i re d i m a g e r y co m p o s e d w i t h p re c i s i o n . B ra n d va n E g m o n d a l s o i n t ro d u ce d n ew e d i t i o n s o f t h e S u l t a n s o f S w i n g co l l e c t i o n , w h i c h i s re m e m b e re d b y t h e s h a d ow s ca st b y i t s t a s s e l fo r m s. B o l d G e r m a n l i g h t i n g d e s i g n e r I n g o M a u re r s h owe d a co n ce r te d a p p ro a c h to s u s t a i n a b i l i ty, w i t h L E D ve rs i o n s o f F l y i n g F l a m e s, K n o t 1 , 2 , 3, a n d L i g h t S t r u c t u re . T h e te c h n o l o g i ca l u s e o f L E D d o e s n o t t a m e M a u re r ’s a p p a re n t i n n a te ro m a n t i c i s m , b e s t ca p t u re d i n F l y i n g F l a m e s, w h i c h evo k e s t h e t i m e l e s s m y s t i ca l i m a g e r y o f t h e f a m o u s L a s t S u p p e r.

T h e u n m i st a k a b l e h i g h l i g h t s o f t h e 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n a re M a rce l Wa n d e rs ’ C l o u d s o f a s, N i k a Z u p a n c ’s G o l d e n C h a i r, B e r t a n Pot ’s He ra c l e u m T h e B i g O l a m p, Jo o st va n B l e i sw i j k ’s C o n s t r u c t i o n l a m p s, S t u d i o Jo b ’s B u c k et l a m p s, a n d L o re n z a B o z z o l i ’s Ju u y o l a m p s. Ye t , a l o n g s i d e t h e n ew ly u nve i l e d d e s i g n s, t h e s h ow ro o m i s a l s o a pt ly a m u s e u m o f Mo o o i ’s i co n i c d e s i g n s, i n c l u d i n g t h e Ho rs e L a m p, B rave New Wo r l d l a m p, S m o k e a r m c h a i r, a n d R a i m o n d s u s p e n s i o n l a m p.

I t a l i a n l i g h t i n g co m p a n y F l o s p re s e n te d a n exte n s ive co l l e c t i o n o f 2 5 co n te m p o ra r y l i g h t s o l u t i o n s d e s i g n e d b y i n te r n a t i o n a l a n d I t a l i a n d e s i g n e rs. O n e o f t h e f re s h e s t a n d m o s t a cc l a i m e d i s S t r i n g L i g h t s, a f l e x i b l e m i n i m a l s y s te m o f p e n d a n t s a n d co rd s, b y M i c h a e l A n a s t a s s i a d e s, w h o i s a y o u n g Cy p r i ot d e s i g n e r b a s e d i n L o n d o n .

T h e M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r s h owca s e b r i n g s Mo o o i ’s p a r t n e rs h i p w i t h O l a f to a n ot h e r l eve l b y t a p p i n g i n to h i s p e rs o n a l wo r k s to co n st r u c t a re a l i ty w h e re i n te r i o r d e s i g n m e et s a r t i st i c p h otog ra p hy o n t h e sa m e l eve l . S u c h a n a p p re c i a t i o n o f b e a u ty re s o n a te s w i t h t h e n a m e t h a t fo u n d e rs M a rce l Wa n d e rs a n d C a s p e r Vi s s e rs g ave t h e b ra n d i n 2 0 01 . Fro m t h e o u t s et , Mo o o i wa s co n ce ive d a s a n ex a g g e ra t i o n o f mooi, which means “beautiful” i n D u tc h . photography

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C l o u d s o f a s t y l e d w i t h a B rav e N ew Wo r l d l a m p ; C o z y s e t t i n g w i t h G o l d C h a i r, C o n s t r u c t i o n l a m p s, a n d H e ra c l e u m T h e B i g O l a m p ; Ju u y o l a m p s a n d t h e Pa p e r t a b l e ; Pa p e r f o l d i n g s c re e n a n d L a b y r i n t h s o f a s e t .

Danish lighting m a n u f a c t u re r L o u i s Po u l s e n neither disappoints nor s u r p r i s e s w i t h f re s h co l o u rs fo r t h e c l a s s i c P H 5 l a m p s. Fi f ty f i ve y e a rs a f te r i t s launch, the PH5 lamp designed b y D a n i s h a rc h i te c t a n d c r i t i c Po u l H e n n i n g s e n co n t i n u e s to b e a b e s t s e l l e r. T h e n ew co l o u rs ra n g e f ro m s o f te r p a s te l s, s u c h a s s o f t w h i te a n d ro s e , to d a r k e r m i n e ra l s, s u c h a r m y g re e n a n d d a r k g rey. photography

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D u tc h f u r n i t u re m a n u f a c t u re r M o o o i o u td i d i t s re p u t a t i o n o f s u r p r i s e s w i t h a st a n d a l o n e ex h i b i t i o n s p a ce d u r i n g M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3. L o ca te d a t Vi a S avo n a 5 6, Mo o o i f i l l e d t h e e n t i re 1 ,7 0 0 - s q u a re m e t re s p a ce w i t h 14 d i s t i n c t t h e m e d i n te r i o rs, e a c h ex u d i n g i t s ow n c h a ra c te r, to p re s e n t i t s 2 01 3 d e s i g n s. T h e b i g g e s t s u r p r i s e l ay i n t h e p h otog ra p h ex h i b i t i o n i n co r p o ra te d .

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T h e h i g h ly f a n t a st i ca l a n d e l a b o ra te l y i m a g i n e d i n te r i o rs we re g i ve n h a n d s o m e f a ce s i n t h e fo r m s o f f ive - m et re - t a l l a r re st i n g p h otog ra p h i c p r i n t s b y l o n g - t i m e co l l a b o ra to r o f M o o o i , E r w i n O l a f , w h o h a s co o p e ra te d w i t h Mo o o i b e fo re o n i t s w h i m s i ca l m a r k et i n g ca m p a i g n s. T h e re n ow n e d D u tc h p h o to g ra p h e r i s k n ow n fo r h i s h i g h ly sty l i s e d a n d w i tty i m a g e r y t h a t a d d re s s e s s o c i a l t a b o o s a n d b o u rg e o i s i e .

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T h e st r i k i n g ove rs i z e d p o r t ra i t u re s b o r rowe d a re f ro m O l a f ’s p e rs o n a l co l l e c t i o n s : G r i e f , Fa l l , Key h o l e , Ho p e , a n d B e r l i n , a m o n g ot h e rs. G iv i n g e m ot i o n s o f s h a m e a n d g u i l t d i g n i f i e d p o s i t i o n s, t h e evo ca t ive p h o to g ra p h s e n ve l o p g u e s t s i n u n to l d s to r i e s s et b y t h e M o o o i f u r n i t u re . Fo r e x a m p l e , a wo m a n s i tt i n g i n t h e d a r k a n d m u te d co l o u rs w i t h h e r ey e s d ow n ca st i s l i t u p b y g o l d - d u s te d c h a i rs a n d l a m p s.

A f i rst - t i m e e x h i b i to r a t E u ro l u ce , C a n a d a b a s e d l i g h t i n g m a n u f a c t u re r B o cc i s to l e m a n y ey e s w i t h a n i n st a l l a t i o n b a s e d o n S e r i e s 5 7. C o n t i n u i n g a n i nve st i g a t i o n o f s p o n t a n e o u s, g l a s s - b l ow i n g te c h n i q u e s, S e r i e s 5 7 a d a p t s t h e p ro ce s s e s o f c l o s e d ce l l fo a m i n g . T h e o n e - o f - a - k i n d co m p o u n d e d g l a s s s h a p e s o f S e r i e s 5 7 we re i n s p i re d b y ra i n c l o u d s a n d t i n y u n ive rs e s, w i t h t h e ca p t u re d a i r p o c k e t s o n l y g a i n i n g p a r t i a l v i s i b i l i ty w h e n t h e c h a n d e l i e r i s sw i tc h e d o n . D u tc h l i g h t i n g b ra n d B ra n d va n E g m o n d u n ve i l e d i t s n ew co l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h S wa rov s k i c r y s t a l , G a i a , a n d t h e n ew D e l p h i n i u m co l l e c t i o n . A s e x p e c te d f ro m a p a r t n e rs h i p b etwe e n a n a rc h i te c t a n d a s c u l p to r, t h e S p r i n g 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n c h a r m s w i t h b e a u t i f u l n a t u re - i n s p i re d i m a g e r y co m p o s e d w i t h p re c i s i o n . B ra n d va n E g m o n d a l s o i n t ro d u ce d n ew e d i t i o n s o f t h e S u l t a n s o f S w i n g co l l e c t i o n , w h i c h i s re m e m b e re d b y t h e s h a d ow s ca st b y i t s t a s s e l fo r m s. B o l d G e r m a n l i g h t i n g d e s i g n e r I n g o M a u re r s h owe d a co n ce r te d a p p ro a c h to s u s t a i n a b i l i ty, w i t h L E D ve rs i o n s o f F l y i n g F l a m e s, K n o t 1 , 2 , 3, a n d L i g h t S t r u c t u re . T h e te c h n o l o g i ca l u s e o f L E D d o e s n o t t a m e M a u re r ’s a p p a re n t i n n a te ro m a n t i c i s m , b e s t ca p t u re d i n F l y i n g F l a m e s, w h i c h evo k e s t h e t i m e l e s s m y s t i ca l i m a g e r y o f t h e f a m o u s L a s t S u p p e r.

T h e u n m i st a k a b l e h i g h l i g h t s o f t h e 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n a re M a rce l Wa n d e rs ’ C l o u d s o f a s, N i k a Z u p a n c ’s G o l d e n C h a i r, B e r t a n Pot ’s He ra c l e u m T h e B i g O l a m p, Jo o st va n B l e i sw i j k ’s C o n s t r u c t i o n l a m p s, S t u d i o Jo b ’s B u c k et l a m p s, a n d L o re n z a B o z z o l i ’s Ju u y o l a m p s. Ye t , a l o n g s i d e t h e n ew ly u nve i l e d d e s i g n s, t h e s h ow ro o m i s a l s o a pt ly a m u s e u m o f Mo o o i ’s i co n i c d e s i g n s, i n c l u d i n g t h e Ho rs e L a m p, B rave New Wo r l d l a m p, S m o k e a r m c h a i r, a n d R a i m o n d s u s p e n s i o n l a m p.

I t a l i a n l i g h t i n g co m p a n y F l o s p re s e n te d a n exte n s ive co l l e c t i o n o f 2 5 co n te m p o ra r y l i g h t s o l u t i o n s d e s i g n e d b y i n te r n a t i o n a l a n d I t a l i a n d e s i g n e rs. O n e o f t h e f re s h e s t a n d m o s t a cc l a i m e d i s S t r i n g L i g h t s, a f l e x i b l e m i n i m a l s y s te m o f p e n d a n t s a n d co rd s, b y M i c h a e l A n a s t a s s i a d e s, w h o i s a y o u n g Cy p r i ot d e s i g n e r b a s e d i n L o n d o n .

T h e M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r s h owca s e b r i n g s Mo o o i ’s p a r t n e rs h i p w i t h O l a f to a n ot h e r l eve l b y t a p p i n g i n to h i s p e rs o n a l wo r k s to co n st r u c t a re a l i ty w h e re i n te r i o r d e s i g n m e et s a r t i st i c p h otog ra p hy o n t h e sa m e l eve l . S u c h a n a p p re c i a t i o n o f b e a u ty re s o n a te s w i t h t h e n a m e t h a t fo u n d e rs M a rce l Wa n d e rs a n d C a s p e r Vi s s e rs g ave t h e b ra n d i n 2 0 01 . Fro m t h e o u t s et , Mo o o i wa s co n ce ive d a s a n ex a g g e ra t i o n o f mooi, which means “beautiful” i n D u tc h . photography

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Danish lighting m a n u f a c t u re r L o u i s Po u l s e n neither disappoints nor s u r p r i s e s w i t h f re s h co l o u rs fo r t h e c l a s s i c P H 5 l a m p s. Fi f ty f i ve y e a rs a f te r i t s launch, the PH5 lamp designed b y D a n i s h a rc h i te c t a n d c r i t i c Po u l H e n n i n g s e n co n t i n u e s to b e a b e s t s e l l e r. T h e n ew co l o u rs ra n g e f ro m s o f te r p a s te l s, s u c h a s s o f t w h i te a n d ro s e , to d a r k e r m i n e ra l s, s u c h a r m y g re e n a n d d a r k g rey. photography

bocci.ca b ra n d v a n e g m o n d . c o m i n g o - m a u re r. c o m f l o s. c o m louispoulsen.com s p a c e f u r n i t u re . c o m

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one shophouse ( Th e He r i t a g e Ho u s e ) , p l u s t h e n ew g l a s s atri u m joi ni ng b ot h ( T he G la ss B lo c k ) —wa s re d eve lo p e d to be the new ho m e o f S p a ce Fu r n i t u re A s i a . To l a u n c h G i o rg e t t i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re , R o b e r t a G i o rg et t i , w h o i s t h e d a u g h te r o f C a r l o G i o rg ett i , a n d C a r l o C o l o m b o, w h o i s a re n ow n e d I t a l i a n d e s i g n e r a n d f i rs t - t i m e co l l a b o ra to r o f G i o rg e t t i , we re i n S i n g a p o re o n 2 3 Ju l y 2 01 3 to o f f i c i a l l y u n ve i l t h e co n ce pt s h ow ro o m a n d to p re s e n t t h e l a te s t G i o rg ett i co l l e c t i o n s.

I n t ro d u ce d b y t h e c u r re n t c h a i r m a n o f G i o rg e t t i , C a r l o G i o rg e t t i , two y e a rs a g o, t h e a te l i e r co n ce p t e m b ra ce s a m o re i n t i m a te , i m m e rs i ve s h ow ro o m ex p e r i e n ce . I t s e e k s to s h ow c u s to m e rs h ow e a c h o f t h e co l l e c t i o n s ca n b e re a l i s t i ca l l y a n d i m m a c u l a te l y s ty l e d i n to t h e i r h o m e s. Vi ewe d b y a p p o i n t m e n t o n ly, v i s i t s a re f u r t h e r i n te n d e d to b e h o s p i t a b l e a n d p r iv i l eg e d .

A m o n g t h e re ce n t co l l e c t i o n s t h a t ca n b e ex p e r i e n ce d a t t h e a te l i e r a re a n u m b e r b y C o l o m b o, i n c l u d i n g t h e Vi tto r i a s o f a a n d D i a n a c h a i r. T h e s e n s u a l , e l eg a n t , co n t i n u o u s l i n e s o f h i s d e s i g n s we re i n s p i re d b y t h e A s i a n wo m a n . T h e u s e o f wo o d , w h i c h i s ty p i ca l o f G i o rg ett i ’s o b j e c t s, i s e x p re s s e d m o re s u b t l y i n C o l o m b o ’s d e s i g n s, w h i c h i n t ro d u ce f a b r i c a n d u p h o l s te r y to t h e wo o d c ra f t s m a n s h i p a n d st r u c t u re .

S i m i l a r to t h e o t h e r t h re e a te l i e rs, t h e S i n g a p o re a te l i e r i s i n s p i re d b y t h e h i s to r i c f a s h i o n h o u s e s o f I t a l y, w h i c h co m b i n e d f a s h i o n w i t h c u l t u re a n d i n d u s t r i a l d e s i g n . I n t h e co n te m p o ra r y co n te x t , G i o rg e t t i Ate l i e rs a re i n te n d e d to evo k e t h e “ m a d e i n I t a ly ” h e r i t a g e . Fo u n d e d i n 1 8 9 8 b y L u i g i G i o rg e t t i , G i o rg ett i b eg a n a s a n a r t i sa n ca b i n et - m a k e r ’s wo r k s h o p. To d ay i t i s k n ow n fo r i t s c l a s s i c d e s i g n s o f a w h o l e ra n g e o f h o m e f u r n i s h i n g s, f ro m c h a i rs, to b e d s, to a cce s s o r i e s. L i k e t h e G i o rg ett i f u r n i t u re co l l e c t i o n , t h e e l eg a n t exc l u s ive a te l i e r s p a ce ex p re s s e s a l ove a n d t ra d i t i o n o f wo o d . C o m p l e m e n t i n g t h e exq u i s i te a rc h i te c t u re o f t h e ot h e r G i o rg ett i Ate l i e rs, t h e n ew G i o rg ett i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re o cc u p i e s t h e e n t i re s e co n d s to rey o f T h e Vi l l a a t S p a ce A s i a H u b, a n awa rd -w i n n i n g co n s e r va t i o n p ro j e c t b y l o ca l a rc h i te c t u ra l f i r m , WO H A A rc h i te c t s, co m p l ete d i n 2 01 1 . Th e upper f lo o r o f Th e Vi lla featu res g enerous ceiling heights and column-free spaces. The pair of historic co nserved buildings—one bungalow ( T he Villa) and

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O n e o f t h e t w o co n s e r v e d b u i l d i n g s o f S p a ce A s i a H u b, T h e Vi l l a i s a d o u b l e - s t o rey h e r i t a g e b u n g a l ow. T h e co n ce p t s h ow ro o m o f f e rs a n i n t i m a t e e x p e r i e n ce o f G i o rg e t t i ’s n ew e s t co l l e c t i o n s, i n c l u d i n g d e s i g n s b y C a r l o C o l o m b o.

Po st - M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3, o t h e r co l l e c t i o n s n ow g ra c i n g G i o rg ett i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re i n c l u d e t h e L i n g t a b l e , P i n g s c re e n , a n d N a rc i s s e m i r ro r b y D e s i g n M VW, O r i g a m i sto ra g e b y M a s s i m o C a s t a g n a , a n d O l i v i a a r m c h a i r b y Um b e r to A s n a g o. T h e 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n m a r k s t h e f i rst co l l a b o ra t i o n b etwe e n G i o rg ett i a n d C o l o m b o, b u t i t i s ce r t a i n ly n ot t h e l a s t . C o l o m b o h a s a l re a d y b eg u n wo r k o n a n ew co l l e c t i o n t h a t w i l l b e p re s e n te d i n M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 014 . O ve r t h e n ext co u p l e o f ye a rs, G i o rg ett i w i l l o p e n s eve ra l m o re a te l i e rs, i n S t . Pete rs b u rg , K i ev, A n twe r p, Q i n g d a o, Guangzhou, and Beijing.

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C a r l o C o l o m b o ’s Vi t t o r i a s o f a s e t a n d Um b e r t o A s n a g o ’s O l i v i a l o u n g e c h a i r ; Wo o d , a k ey p a r t o f G i o rg e t t i ’s h i s t o r y, i s e x p re s s e d e x t e n s i v e l y i n t h e s h ow ro o m ; O f f i ce s ty l e d w i t h t h e S e l e c t u s s w i v e l c h a i r a n d t ra d i t i o n a l w o o d e n E ra s m o d e s k l i n e d w i t h l e a t h e r ; M i n i m a l b u t e l e g a n t IRA c a n o p y b e d d e s i g n e d b y C h i Wi n g L o.


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Italian f u r n i t u re h o u s e G i o rg e t t i h a s fo u n d a fo u r t h l o ca t i o n i n t h e wo r l d fo r o n e o f i t s exc l u s ive a te l i e rs i n S i n g a p o re . G i o rg e t t i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re fo l l ow s a f te r t h e s u cce s s o f t h e f i rs t G i o rg ett i Ate l i e r i n M i l a n i n 2 01 1 , a n d i n C o l o g n e a n d M u m b a i s u b s e q u e n t l y.

one shophouse ( Th e He r i t a g e Ho u s e ) , p l u s t h e n ew g l a s s atri u m joi ni ng b ot h ( T he G la ss B lo c k ) —wa s re d eve lo p e d to be the new ho m e o f S p a ce Fu r n i t u re A s i a . To l a u n c h G i o rg e t t i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re , R o b e r t a G i o rg et t i , w h o i s t h e d a u g h te r o f C a r l o G i o rg ett i , a n d C a r l o C o l o m b o, w h o i s a re n ow n e d I t a l i a n d e s i g n e r a n d f i rs t - t i m e co l l a b o ra to r o f G i o rg e t t i , we re i n S i n g a p o re o n 2 3 Ju l y 2 01 3 to o f f i c i a l l y u n ve i l t h e co n ce pt s h ow ro o m a n d to p re s e n t t h e l a te s t G i o rg ett i co l l e c t i o n s.

I n t ro d u ce d b y t h e c u r re n t c h a i r m a n o f G i o rg e t t i , C a r l o G i o rg e t t i , two y e a rs a g o, t h e a te l i e r co n ce p t e m b ra ce s a m o re i n t i m a te , i m m e rs i ve s h ow ro o m ex p e r i e n ce . I t s e e k s to s h ow c u s to m e rs h ow e a c h o f t h e co l l e c t i o n s ca n b e re a l i s t i ca l l y a n d i m m a c u l a te l y s ty l e d i n to t h e i r h o m e s. Vi ewe d b y a p p o i n t m e n t o n ly, v i s i t s a re f u r t h e r i n te n d e d to b e h o s p i t a b l e a n d p r iv i l eg e d .

A m o n g t h e re ce n t co l l e c t i o n s t h a t ca n b e ex p e r i e n ce d a t t h e a te l i e r a re a n u m b e r b y C o l o m b o, i n c l u d i n g t h e Vi tto r i a s o f a a n d D i a n a c h a i r. T h e s e n s u a l , e l eg a n t , co n t i n u o u s l i n e s o f h i s d e s i g n s we re i n s p i re d b y t h e A s i a n wo m a n . T h e u s e o f wo o d , w h i c h i s ty p i ca l o f G i o rg ett i ’s o b j e c t s, i s e x p re s s e d m o re s u b t l y i n C o l o m b o ’s d e s i g n s, w h i c h i n t ro d u ce f a b r i c a n d u p h o l s te r y to t h e wo o d c ra f t s m a n s h i p a n d st r u c t u re .

S i m i l a r to t h e o t h e r t h re e a te l i e rs, t h e S i n g a p o re a te l i e r i s i n s p i re d b y t h e h i s to r i c f a s h i o n h o u s e s o f I t a l y, w h i c h co m b i n e d f a s h i o n w i t h c u l t u re a n d i n d u s t r i a l d e s i g n . I n t h e co n te m p o ra r y co n te x t , G i o rg e t t i Ate l i e rs a re i n te n d e d to evo k e t h e “ m a d e i n I t a ly ” h e r i t a g e . Fo u n d e d i n 1 8 9 8 b y L u i g i G i o rg e t t i , G i o rg ett i b eg a n a s a n a r t i sa n ca b i n et - m a k e r ’s wo r k s h o p. To d ay i t i s k n ow n fo r i t s c l a s s i c d e s i g n s o f a w h o l e ra n g e o f h o m e f u r n i s h i n g s, f ro m c h a i rs, to b e d s, to a cce s s o r i e s. L i k e t h e G i o rg ett i f u r n i t u re co l l e c t i o n , t h e e l eg a n t exc l u s ive a te l i e r s p a ce ex p re s s e s a l ove a n d t ra d i t i o n o f wo o d . C o m p l e m e n t i n g t h e exq u i s i te a rc h i te c t u re o f t h e ot h e r G i o rg ett i Ate l i e rs, t h e n ew G i o rg ett i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re o cc u p i e s t h e e n t i re s e co n d s to rey o f T h e Vi l l a a t S p a ce A s i a H u b, a n awa rd -w i n n i n g co n s e r va t i o n p ro j e c t b y l o ca l a rc h i te c t u ra l f i r m , WO H A A rc h i te c t s, co m p l ete d i n 2 01 1 . Th e upper f lo o r o f Th e Vi lla featu res g enerous ceiling heights and column-free spaces. The pair of historic co nserved buildings—one bungalow ( T he Villa) and

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Po st - M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 01 3, o t h e r co l l e c t i o n s n ow g ra c i n g G i o rg ett i Ate l i e r S i n g a p o re i n c l u d e t h e L i n g t a b l e , P i n g s c re e n , a n d N a rc i s s e m i r ro r b y D e s i g n M VW, O r i g a m i sto ra g e b y M a s s i m o C a s t a g n a , a n d O l i v i a a r m c h a i r b y Um b e r to A s n a g o. T h e 2 01 3 co l l e c t i o n m a r k s t h e f i rst co l l a b o ra t i o n b etwe e n G i o rg ett i a n d C o l o m b o, b u t i t i s ce r t a i n ly n ot t h e l a s t . C o l o m b o h a s a l re a d y b eg u n wo r k o n a n ew co l l e c t i o n t h a t w i l l b e p re s e n te d i n M i l a n Fu r n i t u re Fa i r 2 014 . O ve r t h e n ext co u p l e o f ye a rs, G i o rg ett i w i l l o p e n s eve ra l m o re a te l i e rs, i n S t . Pete rs b u rg , K i ev, A n twe r p, Q i n g d a o, Guangzhou, and Beijing.

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C a r l o C o l o m b o ’s Vi t t o r i a s o f a s e t a n d Um b e r t o A s n a g o ’s O l i v i a l o u n g e c h a i r ; Wo o d , a k ey p a r t o f G i o rg e t t i ’s h i s t o r y, i s e x p re s s e d e x t e n s i v e l y i n t h e s h ow ro o m ; O f f i ce s ty l e d w i t h t h e S e l e c t u s s w i v e l c h a i r a n d t ra d i t i o n a l w o o d e n E ra s m o d e s k l i n e d w i t h l e a t h e r ; M i n i m a l b u t e l e g a n t IRA c a n o p y b e d d e s i g n e d b y C h i Wi n g L o.


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O n t h e i r f i rs t m e e t i n g , Te l Av i v - b o r n , New Yo r k b a s e d a r t i st a n d d e s i g n e r R o n G i l a d s u r p r i s e d t h e 1 1 p a r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e wo r k s h o p w h e n h e a n n o u n ce d t h a t h e ca m e u n p re p a re d . T h i s b l a n k , o p e n p re m i s e wa s t h e f i rs t s u r p r i s e i n sto re fo r C h e n S h u fe i , 2 2 , a n d Ad e l i n e Ye o, 2 5, w h e n t h ey a r r ive d a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t to a t te n d t h e p l ay f u l ly t i t l e d wo r k s h o p, “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” , l e d by Gilad.

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T h i s s p o n t a n e o u s a n d f re e s p i r i t i s n o t o u t o f l i n e w i t h t h e re l a xe d , i n fo r m a l e n v i ro n m e n t o f D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h et . E a c h y e a r, t h e p a s to ra l B o i s b u c h e t co u n t r y s i d e i n S o u t h e r n Fra n ce i s t ra n s fo r m e d fo r fo u r m o n t h s a s p a r t i c i p a n t s f ro m a ro u n d t h e wo r l d g a t h e r to re s i d e a n d l e a r n b y t h e s i d e s o f i n te r n a t i o n a l l y re n ow n e d a r t i st s, d e s i g n e rs, a n d a rc h i te c t s.

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C h r i s t i n e L i ew C h e n S h u fe i a n d A d e l i n e Ye o S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d

S pace Nurtures is an initiative by S pace Fu r n i t u re to identify talented young S ingaporean d e s i g n e rs t hrough a design compet it ion and reward t h em with an all-expenses-paid opportunity fo r ove rs e a s learning. The two winners of Space Nur t u re s 2 01 3 discuss the challeng es of designing “som et h i n g out of not hing ” as t hey recount t heir two weeks in D omaine de Boisbuchet, Vitra Campu s, a n d Vit ra’s headquarters.

Fo u n d e d i n 1 9 9 6 b y d e s i g n c u ra to r a n d co l l e c to r A l e x a n d e r vo n Ve g e s a c k , w h o i s a l s o t h e d i re c to r a n d fo u n d e r o f Vi t ra D e s i g n M u s e u m , Domaine de Boisbuchet is one of the most p re st i g i o u s d e s i g n s u m m e r s c h o o l s i n t h e wo r l d . A n a l l - ex p e n s e s - p a i d o p p o r t u n i ty to a t te n d a d e s i g n wo r k s h o p a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t a n d to v i s i t Vi t ra C a m p u s i n We i l a m R h e i n , G e r m a n y, a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs i n B i rs fe l d e n , S w i t z e r l a n d , i s t h u s f i t t i n g a s t h e to p two p r i z e s o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3. C h e n a n d Ye o, t h e n i n te r i o r d e s i g n s t u d e n t s f ro m L ASA L L E C o l l eg e o f t h e A r t s, a re t h i s y e a r ’s w i n n e rs, w h i c h e a r n e d t h e m t h e two -we e k- l o n g ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p f ro m 4 to 1 7 Au g u st . B a c k fo r t h e s e co n d t i m e , S p a ce N u r t u re s i s a n i n i t i a t ive b y S p a ce Fu r n i t u re , co - o rg a n i s e d b y Vi t ra a n d D e s i g n S i n g a p o re C o u n c i l , to g ro o m t h e n ext g e n e ra t i o n o f S i n g a p o re a n d e s i g n e rs. E a c h ye a r, t h e p rog ra m m e i d e n t i f i e s a p a i r o f yo u n g t a l e n te d d e s i g n e rs t h ro u g h t h e co m p et i t i o n a n d s e n d s t h e m o n a n i nva l u a b l e ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p.

E a c h y e a r, the programme identifies a pair of young talented designers through the competition and sends them on an invaluable overseas learning trip.

K n ow n fo r h i s m i n i m a l , a b st ra c t , a n d f u n c t i o n a l hy b r i d d e s i g n s, G i l a d wa s a m o n g t h e exc i t i n g l i n e u p o f d e s i g n e rs l e a d i n g t h i s y e a r ’s s u m m e r wo r k s h o p s. O t h e rs i n c l u d e d t h e y o u n g U K- b a s e d p ro d u c t d e s i g n e r B e n j a m i n H u b e r t , S p a n i s h p ro d u c t d e s i g n e r To m á s A l o n s o, S w i s s re cyc l e d b a g m a n u f a c t u re r Fre i t a g , a n d d e s i g n e n t re p re n e u rs D e s i g n M a r k eto. T h e wo r k s h o p b y G i l a d s t r i p s d e s i g n d ow n to i t s m o s t b a s i c : t h e t h o u g h t . A k ey m e s sa g e re i te ra te d b y G i l a d wa s t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f c r i t i ca l t h i n k i n g i n d e s i g n i n g . T h u s, “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” opposite page top to bottom

C h e n S h u fe i ( l e f t ) a n d Ad e l i n e Ye o ( r i g h t ) p o s e w i t h t h e i r w i n n i n g d e s i g n s t h a t w e re b a s e d o n t h e B o u ro u l l e c B ro t h e r s ’ Ve g e t a l C h a i r. Ron Gilad, who led the workshop “Something out of Nothing ” at Domaine de B o i s b u c h e t ; T h e C h â t e a u i s o n e o f t h e i co n i c h i s t o r i c b u i l d i n g s a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t ; E x p e r i m e n t a l a rc h i t e c t u re , s u c h a s t h i s b a m b o o p av i l i o n , e re c t e d a ro u n d t h e p a s t o ra l s i t e .


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O n t h e i r f i rs t m e e t i n g , Te l Av i v - b o r n , New Yo r k b a s e d a r t i st a n d d e s i g n e r R o n G i l a d s u r p r i s e d t h e 1 1 p a r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e wo r k s h o p w h e n h e a n n o u n ce d t h a t h e ca m e u n p re p a re d . T h i s b l a n k , o p e n p re m i s e wa s t h e f i rs t s u r p r i s e i n sto re fo r C h e n S h u fe i , 2 2 , a n d Ad e l i n e Ye o, 2 5, w h e n t h ey a r r ive d a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t to a t te n d t h e p l ay f u l ly t i t l e d wo r k s h o p, “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” , l e d by Gilad.

Something Ou t o f Nothing

T h i s s p o n t a n e o u s a n d f re e s p i r i t i s n o t o u t o f l i n e w i t h t h e re l a xe d , i n fo r m a l e n v i ro n m e n t o f D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h et . E a c h y e a r, t h e p a s to ra l B o i s b u c h e t co u n t r y s i d e i n S o u t h e r n Fra n ce i s t ra n s fo r m e d fo r fo u r m o n t h s a s p a r t i c i p a n t s f ro m a ro u n d t h e wo r l d g a t h e r to re s i d e a n d l e a r n b y t h e s i d e s o f i n te r n a t i o n a l l y re n ow n e d a r t i st s, d e s i g n e rs, a n d a rc h i te c t s.

Space Nurtures 2013 words photography

C h r i s t i n e L i ew C h e n S h u fe i a n d A d e l i n e Ye o S p a ce Fu r n i t u re P t e L t d

S pace Nurtures is an initiative by S pace Fu r n i t u re to identify talented young S ingaporean d e s i g n e rs t hrough a design compet it ion and reward t h em with an all-expenses-paid opportunity fo r ove rs e a s learning. The two winners of Space Nur t u re s 2 01 3 discuss the challeng es of designing “som et h i n g out of not hing ” as t hey recount t heir two weeks in D omaine de Boisbuchet, Vitra Campu s, a n d Vit ra’s headquarters.

Fo u n d e d i n 1 9 9 6 b y d e s i g n c u ra to r a n d co l l e c to r A l e x a n d e r vo n Ve g e s a c k , w h o i s a l s o t h e d i re c to r a n d fo u n d e r o f Vi t ra D e s i g n M u s e u m , Domaine de Boisbuchet is one of the most p re st i g i o u s d e s i g n s u m m e r s c h o o l s i n t h e wo r l d . A n a l l - ex p e n s e s - p a i d o p p o r t u n i ty to a t te n d a d e s i g n wo r k s h o p a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t a n d to v i s i t Vi t ra C a m p u s i n We i l a m R h e i n , G e r m a n y, a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs i n B i rs fe l d e n , S w i t z e r l a n d , i s t h u s f i t t i n g a s t h e to p two p r i z e s o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3. C h e n a n d Ye o, t h e n i n te r i o r d e s i g n s t u d e n t s f ro m L ASA L L E C o l l eg e o f t h e A r t s, a re t h i s y e a r ’s w i n n e rs, w h i c h e a r n e d t h e m t h e two -we e k- l o n g ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p f ro m 4 to 1 7 Au g u st . B a c k fo r t h e s e co n d t i m e , S p a ce N u r t u re s i s a n i n i t i a t ive b y S p a ce Fu r n i t u re , co - o rg a n i s e d b y Vi t ra a n d D e s i g n S i n g a p o re C o u n c i l , to g ro o m t h e n ext g e n e ra t i o n o f S i n g a p o re a n d e s i g n e rs. E a c h ye a r, t h e p rog ra m m e i d e n t i f i e s a p a i r o f yo u n g t a l e n te d d e s i g n e rs t h ro u g h t h e co m p et i t i o n a n d s e n d s t h e m o n a n i nva l u a b l e ove rs e a s l e a r n i n g t r i p.

E a c h y e a r, the programme identifies a pair of young talented designers through the competition and sends them on an invaluable overseas learning trip.

K n ow n fo r h i s m i n i m a l , a b st ra c t , a n d f u n c t i o n a l hy b r i d d e s i g n s, G i l a d wa s a m o n g t h e exc i t i n g l i n e u p o f d e s i g n e rs l e a d i n g t h i s y e a r ’s s u m m e r wo r k s h o p s. O t h e rs i n c l u d e d t h e y o u n g U K- b a s e d p ro d u c t d e s i g n e r B e n j a m i n H u b e r t , S p a n i s h p ro d u c t d e s i g n e r To m á s A l o n s o, S w i s s re cyc l e d b a g m a n u f a c t u re r Fre i t a g , a n d d e s i g n e n t re p re n e u rs D e s i g n M a r k eto. T h e wo r k s h o p b y G i l a d s t r i p s d e s i g n d ow n to i t s m o s t b a s i c : t h e t h o u g h t . A k ey m e s sa g e re i te ra te d b y G i l a d wa s t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f c r i t i ca l t h i n k i n g i n d e s i g n i n g . T h u s, “ S o m e t h i n g o u t o f No t h i n g ” opposite page top to bottom

C h e n S h u fe i ( l e f t ) a n d Ad e l i n e Ye o ( r i g h t ) p o s e w i t h t h e i r w i n n i n g d e s i g n s t h a t w e re b a s e d o n t h e B o u ro u l l e c B ro t h e r s ’ Ve g e t a l C h a i r. Ron Gilad, who led the workshop “Something out of Nothing ” at Domaine de B o i s b u c h e t ; T h e C h â t e a u i s o n e o f t h e i co n i c h i s t o r i c b u i l d i n g s a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t ; E x p e r i m e n t a l a rc h i t e c t u re , s u c h a s t h i s b a m b o o p av i l i o n , e re c t e d a ro u n d t h e p a s t o ra l s i t e .


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c h a l l e n g e d p a r t i c i p a n t s to re d i s cove r t h e i r s e n s e s a n d s u r ro u n d i n g s a n d , t h ro u g h s m a l l i n te r ve n t i o n s, d eve l o p f u n c t i o n s a n d c l a i m t h e m . I n t h e f i ve - d ay wo r k s h o p, G i l a d g u i d e d t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s to co m p l ete two i n d iv i d u a l e xe rc i s e s, o n e c l a s s e xe rc i s e , a n d o n e f i n a l g ro u p exe rc i s e . By t h e t h i rd d ay, i t b e ca m e c l e a r to t h e g i r l s t h a t G i l a d wa s re a l ly m o re o f a ‘ c i ty ’ i n ste a d o f ‘ co u n t r y s i d e ’ p e rs o n . Howeve r, t h i s d i d n ot b l u n t h i s s e n s i t iv i ty towa rd s t h e s u r ro u n d i n g s o r h i s ca p a c i ty to m e n to r. G o i n g w i t h t h e f l ow, G i l a d d e c i d e d o n t h e f i ve t a s k s o n w h i m s w h i l e co n s u l t a t i o n s we re f re e a n d e a s y.

A key message reiterated by Gilad was the importance of critical thinking in designing.

Pe r h a p s t h e m o s t d a u n t i n g , t h e u n e x p e c te d f i rst t a s k a n n o u n ce d o n t h e f i rs t d ay o f t h e wo r k s h o p wa s to m a k e s e l f p o r t ra i t s u s i n g w h a teve r co u l d b e fo u n d . Pa r t i c i p a n t s t h e n h a d to p re s e n t t h e s e d e s i g n s to t h e i r n ew a cq u a i n t a n ce s, w h o ra n g e d f ro m y o u n g d e s i g n s t u d e n t s to o l d e r p ro fe s s i o n a l s i n e n g i n e e r i n g , f i n a n ce , p h a r m a ce u t i ca l s c i e n ce , a n d o t h e r f i e l d s, i n t h e i r twe n t i e s to fo r t i e s. Fo r t h e i m p rov i s e d s e l f - p o r t ra i t s, C h e n co n ve r te d a co n t a i n e r i n to a p e e p h o l e to ca p t u re t h e “ ray o f l i g h t ” t h a t s h e ye a r n s fo r, w h i l e Ye o co m b i n e d two co n t ra s t i n g o b j e c t s to e x p l o re two p a r t s o f h e rs e l f , t h e p e rs o n s h e i s a n d h o p e s to b e co m e . Howeve r, G i l a d wa s d i s a p p o i n te d t h a t m o s t p a r t i c i p a n t s a d o p te d a m o re co n s e r va t ive a p p ro a c h o f c re a t i n g a r te f a c t s f ro m fo u n d o b j e c t s. He n ce , fo r t h e s e co n d t a s k , G i l a d e x p l i c i t l y e n co u ra g e d p a r t i c i p a n t s to e x p l o re a n d u s e t h e a c re s o f s u r ro u n d i n g n a t u re to e x p re s s t h re e d i f fe re n t re l a t i o n s h i p s o f va r y i n g c l o s e n e s s : i m m e d i a te ; 1 0 ce n t i m et re s ; a n d two m et re s. I n o n e o f t h e i n te r p re t a t i o n s, a p a i r o f g rave l p a t h s wa s fo r m e d b y m ov i n g s o m e o f t h e g rave l f ro m a n e x i s t i n g p a t h to t h e s i d e to m a k e a n ot h e r. T h e t h i rd t a s k wa s to m a k e a l a rg e w i n d c h i m e , w h i c h t u r n e d o u t to b e a n 1 1- p e rs o n e f fo r t . I n t h e p ro to ty p e m a d e , t h e te a m p l a ce d a ty p i ca l wo o d e n s i d e c h a i r i n co n t a c t w i t h a l o n g m et a l p o l e , which further had a wind chime hanging on its higher end. In the re f i n e d d e s i g n , t h e c h a i r wa s re d u ce d to a h o l l ow fo u r- s i d e d f ra m e , w i t h i n w h i c h t h e c h i m e co u l d b e i n te g ra te d a n d h u n g , t h a t c h i m e d w h e n ro c k e d . T h e l a s t a n d f i n a l t a s k wa s to re i n te r p ret a b o u q u et o f f l owe rs, w h i c h p rov i d e d C h e n a n d Ye o a n o p p o r t u n i ty to wo r k to g e t h e r i n d e p e n d e n t ly. I n s p i re d b y t h e e m o t i o n a l e x p e r i e n ce o f re ce iv i n g a b o u q u e t o f f l owe rs, C h e n a n d Ye o s o u g h t to re c re a te t h a t e m o t i o n a l j o u r n ey, t ra c i n g t h e l i fe s p a n o f t h e b o u q u e t .

a b o u t w h a t e a c h s t a l k o f f l owe r i n t h e i r b o u q u e t s i g n i f i e d . T h e i r f i n a l i n s t a l l a t i o n co m p r i s e d a s p i ra l p a t h , o f b a m b o o p o l e s o f u n d u l a t i n g h e i g h t s, e n d i n g i n t h e ce n t re vo i d , w h e re a b a m b o o c h a i r wa s p l a ce d . T h e f i rs t p a r t t ra ce s t h e b r i e f l i fe o f a f l owe r, w h i l e t h e s e co n d o f fe rs t h e m e m o r y o f t h e b o u q u e t , d e e m e d to b e t h e p e a k o f t h i s e x p e r i e n ce . T h e re s u l t p l e a s e d G i l a d a n d wo n p ra i s e s f ro m t h e i r p e e rs. B a c k i n S i n g a p o re , b o t h C h e n a n d Ye o a g re e t h a t t h ey m i s s t h e ca n d i d a n d s u p p o r t i ve e nv i ro n m e n t a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t m o s t . T h e d u o s h a re s t h a t t h ey we re s u r p r i s e d a n d e n co u ra g e d b y t h e g e n e ro u s s u p p o r t a n d co m p l i m e n t s t h ey re ce ive d , f ro m n o t o n l y t h e i r p e e rs b u t a l s o t h e i n st r u c to rs a n d st a f f . T h e wa r m a n d e n co u ra g i n g c u l t u re e n co u n te re d i s o n e t h a t t h ey h o p e to s e e i n S i n g a p o re o n e d ay. S i m i l a r to t h e i n a u g u ra l r u n i n 2 01 2 , ove rs e a s ex p o s u re co n t i n u e s to b e a v i t a l i n g re d i e n t a n d o u tco m e o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3. T h e g o a l i s to n ot o n ly o p e n t h e w i n n e rs ’ ey e s to d e s i g n o u t s i d e o f t h e c l a s s ro o m a n d S i n g a p o re , b u t a l s o i n t ro d u ce t h e m to t h e co m m e rc i a l a s p e c t s o f d e s i g n . A we e k a f te r D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t , C h e n a n d Ye o t rave l l e d to v i s i t o n e o f t h e wo r l d ’s l e a d i n g d e s i g n i n s t i t u t i o n s i n Vi t ra C a m p u s a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs, f ro m 1 1 to 1 7 A u g u s t . Wi t h o u t a d o u bt , t h e wo r l d - f a m o u s a rc h i te c t u ra l p a r k a n d m u s e u m a t Vi t ra C a m p u s i s a m u s t - s e e to m a n y d e s i g n e rs. T h e exc l u s ive b e h i n d - t h e - s ce n e s to u r a t Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs a l s o g ave a p r iv i l eg e d i n s i g h t i n to t h e a re a s w h e re Vi t ra s u cce e d s, i n c l u d i n g t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f p e rs o n a l b ra n d i n g . Vi t ra h a s a l re a d y a n n o u n ce d t h a t i t w i l l s u p p o r t S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 014 , w h i c h w i l l b e g i n ca l l i n g fo r e n t r i e s w i t h i n t h e f i rst q u a r te r o f 2 014 . D e s i g n i s l i k e p l a n t i n g a s e e d i n t h e h e a d o f t h e u s e r, a cco rd i n g to G i l a d , b e ca u s e i t ca n c h a n g e t h e way p e o p l e p e rce i ve o b j e c t s. D e s i g n e d u ca t i o n , i n fo r m a l o r fo r m a l , ca n b e a n o t h e r p owe r f u l s e e d . B o t h C h e n a n d Ye o re ce n t l y g ra d u a te d w i t h b a c h e l o r d e g re e s. W h i l e C h e n w i l l b e s te p p i n g i n to a n ew j o b s o o n a t a n i n te r i o r d e s i g n s t u d i o, Ye o, w h o h a s a p r i o r b a c kg ro u n d i n f a s h i o n , w i l l s t a r t wo r k a t a l o ca l a rc h i te c t u ra l f i r m . O n e o f C h e n ’s m o s t s i g n i f i ca n t t a k e away s f ro m t h i s e x p e r i e n ce i s t h e re a l i s a t i o n t h a t n o i d e a i s to o p o o r to b e i m p rove d o n . T h i s s t r u c k her most deeply at Domaine de Boisbuchet, w h e re s h e d i d n o t h e a r a n y o n e ca s u a l l y d i s m i s s a n i d e a . “ Now, w h e n I h ave a n i d e a ,” s h e re f l e c t s, “ I d o n o t t h i n k a b o u t h ow i t i s a b a d i d e a . I t h i n k a b o u t h ow to i m p rove i t .”

W h i l e d i s c u s s i n g t h e i r i d e a s fo r t h e p ro j e c t , G i l a d c h a l l e n g e d t h e p a i r to b e m o re s p e c i f i c

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Ta s k e d t o d e s i g n a n d b u i l d a b i g g e r w i n d c h i m e , t h e c l a s s i n t e g ra t e d a c h i m e w i t h a s i m p l i f i e d c h a i r f o r m i n t h e re f i n e d p ro d u c t ; P ro t o t y p e f o r t h e t h i rd t a s k b y t h e w h o l e g ro u p ; S e l f - p o r t ra i t b y A d e l i n e Ye o ; S e l f - p o r t ra i t b y C h e n S h u fe i .

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C h e n a n d Ye o ’s i n t e r p re t a t i o n o f a b o u q u e t o f f l ow e r s i s a n e x p e r i e n t i a l j o u r n ey o f re ce i v i n g a b o u q u e t ; A s s e m b l y o f C h e n a n d Ye o ’s f i n a l b o u q u e t i n s t a l l a t i o n , w h i c h t o o k h a l f a d ay ’s w o r k ; C h e n ( r i g h t ) a n d Ye o ( l e f t ) w i t h R o n G i l a d ; I n t e r i o r a n d l ay o u t o f Vi t ra H a u s.


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c h a l l e n g e d p a r t i c i p a n t s to re d i s cove r t h e i r s e n s e s a n d s u r ro u n d i n g s a n d , t h ro u g h s m a l l i n te r ve n t i o n s, d eve l o p f u n c t i o n s a n d c l a i m t h e m . I n t h e f i ve - d ay wo r k s h o p, G i l a d g u i d e d t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s to co m p l ete two i n d iv i d u a l e xe rc i s e s, o n e c l a s s e xe rc i s e , a n d o n e f i n a l g ro u p exe rc i s e . By t h e t h i rd d ay, i t b e ca m e c l e a r to t h e g i r l s t h a t G i l a d wa s re a l ly m o re o f a ‘ c i ty ’ i n ste a d o f ‘ co u n t r y s i d e ’ p e rs o n . Howeve r, t h i s d i d n ot b l u n t h i s s e n s i t iv i ty towa rd s t h e s u r ro u n d i n g s o r h i s ca p a c i ty to m e n to r. G o i n g w i t h t h e f l ow, G i l a d d e c i d e d o n t h e f i ve t a s k s o n w h i m s w h i l e co n s u l t a t i o n s we re f re e a n d e a s y.

A key message reiterated by Gilad was the importance of critical thinking in designing.

Pe r h a p s t h e m o s t d a u n t i n g , t h e u n e x p e c te d f i rst t a s k a n n o u n ce d o n t h e f i rs t d ay o f t h e wo r k s h o p wa s to m a k e s e l f p o r t ra i t s u s i n g w h a teve r co u l d b e fo u n d . Pa r t i c i p a n t s t h e n h a d to p re s e n t t h e s e d e s i g n s to t h e i r n ew a cq u a i n t a n ce s, w h o ra n g e d f ro m y o u n g d e s i g n s t u d e n t s to o l d e r p ro fe s s i o n a l s i n e n g i n e e r i n g , f i n a n ce , p h a r m a ce u t i ca l s c i e n ce , a n d o t h e r f i e l d s, i n t h e i r twe n t i e s to fo r t i e s. Fo r t h e i m p rov i s e d s e l f - p o r t ra i t s, C h e n co n ve r te d a co n t a i n e r i n to a p e e p h o l e to ca p t u re t h e “ ray o f l i g h t ” t h a t s h e ye a r n s fo r, w h i l e Ye o co m b i n e d two co n t ra s t i n g o b j e c t s to e x p l o re two p a r t s o f h e rs e l f , t h e p e rs o n s h e i s a n d h o p e s to b e co m e . Howeve r, G i l a d wa s d i s a p p o i n te d t h a t m o s t p a r t i c i p a n t s a d o p te d a m o re co n s e r va t ive a p p ro a c h o f c re a t i n g a r te f a c t s f ro m fo u n d o b j e c t s. He n ce , fo r t h e s e co n d t a s k , G i l a d e x p l i c i t l y e n co u ra g e d p a r t i c i p a n t s to e x p l o re a n d u s e t h e a c re s o f s u r ro u n d i n g n a t u re to e x p re s s t h re e d i f fe re n t re l a t i o n s h i p s o f va r y i n g c l o s e n e s s : i m m e d i a te ; 1 0 ce n t i m et re s ; a n d two m et re s. I n o n e o f t h e i n te r p re t a t i o n s, a p a i r o f g rave l p a t h s wa s fo r m e d b y m ov i n g s o m e o f t h e g rave l f ro m a n e x i s t i n g p a t h to t h e s i d e to m a k e a n ot h e r. T h e t h i rd t a s k wa s to m a k e a l a rg e w i n d c h i m e , w h i c h t u r n e d o u t to b e a n 1 1- p e rs o n e f fo r t . I n t h e p ro to ty p e m a d e , t h e te a m p l a ce d a ty p i ca l wo o d e n s i d e c h a i r i n co n t a c t w i t h a l o n g m et a l p o l e , which further had a wind chime hanging on its higher end. In the re f i n e d d e s i g n , t h e c h a i r wa s re d u ce d to a h o l l ow fo u r- s i d e d f ra m e , w i t h i n w h i c h t h e c h i m e co u l d b e i n te g ra te d a n d h u n g , t h a t c h i m e d w h e n ro c k e d . T h e l a s t a n d f i n a l t a s k wa s to re i n te r p ret a b o u q u et o f f l owe rs, w h i c h p rov i d e d C h e n a n d Ye o a n o p p o r t u n i ty to wo r k to g e t h e r i n d e p e n d e n t ly. I n s p i re d b y t h e e m o t i o n a l e x p e r i e n ce o f re ce iv i n g a b o u q u e t o f f l owe rs, C h e n a n d Ye o s o u g h t to re c re a te t h a t e m o t i o n a l j o u r n ey, t ra c i n g t h e l i fe s p a n o f t h e b o u q u e t .

a b o u t w h a t e a c h s t a l k o f f l owe r i n t h e i r b o u q u e t s i g n i f i e d . T h e i r f i n a l i n s t a l l a t i o n co m p r i s e d a s p i ra l p a t h , o f b a m b o o p o l e s o f u n d u l a t i n g h e i g h t s, e n d i n g i n t h e ce n t re vo i d , w h e re a b a m b o o c h a i r wa s p l a ce d . T h e f i rs t p a r t t ra ce s t h e b r i e f l i fe o f a f l owe r, w h i l e t h e s e co n d o f fe rs t h e m e m o r y o f t h e b o u q u e t , d e e m e d to b e t h e p e a k o f t h i s e x p e r i e n ce . T h e re s u l t p l e a s e d G i l a d a n d wo n p ra i s e s f ro m t h e i r p e e rs. B a c k i n S i n g a p o re , b o t h C h e n a n d Ye o a g re e t h a t t h ey m i s s t h e ca n d i d a n d s u p p o r t i ve e nv i ro n m e n t a t D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t m o s t . T h e d u o s h a re s t h a t t h ey we re s u r p r i s e d a n d e n co u ra g e d b y t h e g e n e ro u s s u p p o r t a n d co m p l i m e n t s t h ey re ce ive d , f ro m n o t o n l y t h e i r p e e rs b u t a l s o t h e i n st r u c to rs a n d st a f f . T h e wa r m a n d e n co u ra g i n g c u l t u re e n co u n te re d i s o n e t h a t t h ey h o p e to s e e i n S i n g a p o re o n e d ay. S i m i l a r to t h e i n a u g u ra l r u n i n 2 01 2 , ove rs e a s ex p o s u re co n t i n u e s to b e a v i t a l i n g re d i e n t a n d o u tco m e o f S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 01 3. T h e g o a l i s to n ot o n ly o p e n t h e w i n n e rs ’ ey e s to d e s i g n o u t s i d e o f t h e c l a s s ro o m a n d S i n g a p o re , b u t a l s o i n t ro d u ce t h e m to t h e co m m e rc i a l a s p e c t s o f d e s i g n . A we e k a f te r D o m a i n e d e B o i s b u c h e t , C h e n a n d Ye o t rave l l e d to v i s i t o n e o f t h e wo r l d ’s l e a d i n g d e s i g n i n s t i t u t i o n s i n Vi t ra C a m p u s a n d Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs, f ro m 1 1 to 1 7 A u g u s t . Wi t h o u t a d o u bt , t h e wo r l d - f a m o u s a rc h i te c t u ra l p a r k a n d m u s e u m a t Vi t ra C a m p u s i s a m u s t - s e e to m a n y d e s i g n e rs. T h e exc l u s ive b e h i n d - t h e - s ce n e s to u r a t Vi t ra ’s h e a d q u a r te rs a l s o g ave a p r iv i l eg e d i n s i g h t i n to t h e a re a s w h e re Vi t ra s u cce e d s, i n c l u d i n g t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f p e rs o n a l b ra n d i n g . Vi t ra h a s a l re a d y a n n o u n ce d t h a t i t w i l l s u p p o r t S p a ce N u r t u re s 2 014 , w h i c h w i l l b e g i n ca l l i n g fo r e n t r i e s w i t h i n t h e f i rst q u a r te r o f 2 014 . D e s i g n i s l i k e p l a n t i n g a s e e d i n t h e h e a d o f t h e u s e r, a cco rd i n g to G i l a d , b e ca u s e i t ca n c h a n g e t h e way p e o p l e p e rce i ve o b j e c t s. D e s i g n e d u ca t i o n , i n fo r m a l o r fo r m a l , ca n b e a n o t h e r p owe r f u l s e e d . B o t h C h e n a n d Ye o re ce n t l y g ra d u a te d w i t h b a c h e l o r d e g re e s. W h i l e C h e n w i l l b e s te p p i n g i n to a n ew j o b s o o n a t a n i n te r i o r d e s i g n s t u d i o, Ye o, w h o h a s a p r i o r b a c kg ro u n d i n f a s h i o n , w i l l s t a r t wo r k a t a l o ca l a rc h i te c t u ra l f i r m . O n e o f C h e n ’s m o s t s i g n i f i ca n t t a k e away s f ro m t h i s e x p e r i e n ce i s t h e re a l i s a t i o n t h a t n o i d e a i s to o p o o r to b e i m p rove d o n . T h i s s t r u c k her most deeply at Domaine de Boisbuchet, w h e re s h e d i d n o t h e a r a n y o n e ca s u a l l y d i s m i s s a n i d e a . “ Now, w h e n I h ave a n i d e a ,” s h e re f l e c t s, “ I d o n o t t h i n k a b o u t h ow i t i s a b a d i d e a . I t h i n k a b o u t h ow to i m p rove i t .”

W h i l e d i s c u s s i n g t h e i r i d e a s fo r t h e p ro j e c t , G i l a d c h a l l e n g e d t h e p a i r to b e m o re s p e c i f i c

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Ta s k e d t o d e s i g n a n d b u i l d a b i g g e r w i n d c h i m e , t h e c l a s s i n t e g ra t e d a c h i m e w i t h a s i m p l i f i e d c h a i r f o r m i n t h e re f i n e d p ro d u c t ; P ro t o t y p e f o r t h e t h i rd t a s k b y t h e w h o l e g ro u p ; S e l f - p o r t ra i t b y A d e l i n e Ye o ; S e l f - p o r t ra i t b y C h e n S h u fe i .

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C h e n a n d Ye o ’s i n t e r p re t a t i o n o f a b o u q u e t o f f l ow e r s i s a n e x p e r i e n t i a l j o u r n ey o f re ce i v i n g a b o u q u e t ; A s s e m b l y o f C h e n a n d Ye o ’s f i n a l b o u q u e t i n s t a l l a t i o n , w h i c h t o o k h a l f a d ay ’s w o r k ; C h e n ( r i g h t ) a n d Ye o ( l e f t ) w i t h R o n G i l a d ; I n t e r i o r a n d l ay o u t o f Vi t ra H a u s.


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Due for completion in 2018, Corals at Keppel Bay celebrates contemporary waterfront living with customised design solutions made possible by a fruitful four-way collaboration between the developer and its consultants, including Italian furniture manufacturer Poliform.

Fo r M a k , w h o i s t h e fo u n d e r o f i n te r i o r d e s i g n st u d i o S u y i n g Met ro p o l i t a n D e s i g n , t h e v i s i o n fo r t h e a p a r t m e n t i n te r i o rs s t a r te d w i t h t h e i d e a o f b r i n g i n g tog et h e r, to t h e h o m e ow n e r, a co l l e c t i o n o f q u a l i ty f i t t i n g s a n d f i xt u re s t h a t wo u l d re p re s e n t t h e co n te m p o ra r y l i fe sty l e i n a p a l ette t h a t “ i s wa r m , n o t m i n i m a l i s t ” . A n e a r ly d e c i s i o n wa s m a d e to ex p re s s t h e b e a u ty o f wo o d , w h i c h u n i f i e s t h e b e d ro o m , k i tc h e n , a n d l iv i n g a re a s. A s o p h i st i ca te d t a u p e p a l ette , w h i c h co m b i n e d t h e b e a u t i f u l wa r m co l o u r o f g l o s s l a cq u e r w i t h t h e r i c h n e s s o f n a t u ra l wo o d g ra i n s, wa s co n ce ive d . At t h e h e a r t o f M a k ’s p a l ette i s a p a r t i c u l a r i n n ova t ive S p e s sa r t O a k ve n e e r, s u p p l i e d b y Po l i fo r m . A s a t h e r m a l t re a te d o pt i o n , n o a r t i f i c i a l s t a i n i n g wa s re q u i re d , a l l ow i n g t h e exq u i s i te o a k a ra re o p p o r t u n i ty to k e e p i t s n a t u ra l to n a l i ty.

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O n e o f t h e wo r l d ’s m o s t s u cce s s f u l I t a l i a n f a m i ly- r u n f u r n i t u re co m p a n i e s, Po l i fo r m , h a s a cq u i re d a s te r l i n g t ra c k re co rd i n t h e f i t o u t o f l u x u r y re s i d e n ce s i n S i n g a p o re a n d A s i a . I t h a s s u p p o r te d a n u m b e r o f h i g h - p ro f i l e d eve l o p m e n t s w i t h u n i q u e s o l u t i o n s. T h ey i n c l u d e H a m i l to n S cott s co n d o m i n i u m , w h i c h fe a t u re s a n e n s u i te s k y ca r p o rc h fo r e a c h o f t h e 5 4 e xq u i s i te l y s ty l e d a p a r t m e n t s, a n d S a n d y I s l a n d , a ra re o p p o r t u n i ty fo r i s l a n d l i v i n g i n a c l u ste r o f wa te r f ro n t v i l l a s i n S e n to s a C ove . T h e m o st re ce n t i n te r i o r p ro j e c t t h a t Po l i fo r m i s co l l a b o ra t i n g w i t h i s a n u p co m i n g co n d o m i n i u m , C o ra l s a t Ke p p e l B ay, d e s i g n e d b y re n ow n e d A m e r i ca n a rc h i te c t D a n i e l L i b e s k i n d . C o ra l s i s t h e n ewe st o f fe r i n g i n l u x u r y wa te r f ro n t l i v i n g i n S i n g a p o re a n d i n t h e b a s k et o f p r i m e re s i d e n ce s a l o n g t h e wa te r f ro n t b y t h e d eve l o p e r Ke p p e l L a n d . A s to n e ’s t h row f ro m M a r i n a a t Ke p p e l B ay a n d S e n to sa , w h i c h i t f a ce s, i t g ra n t s h o m e ow n e rs a co m m a n d i n g v i ew o f t h e wa te r f ro n t a n d u n p a ra l l e l e d l i fe s ty l e o p t i o n s.

R e cog n i s i n g t h e k i tc h e n a s o n e o f t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t s p a ce s o f a h o m e , i t i s ce l e b ra te d w i t h a p r i v i l e g e d v i ew i n M a k ’s d e s i g n , e i t h e r ove r l o o k i n g t h e m a r i n a o r t h e co n d o m i n i u m ’s ow n 5 0 - m e t re l a p p o o l . C o ra l s k i tc h e n s a re d e s i g n e d to b e p e r fe c t fo r e n te r t a i n i n g g u e st s. O t h e r t h a n i n t h e p re m i u m k i tc h e n ca b i n e t s — w h i c h we re d e s i g n e d b y M a k a n d m a n u f a c t u re d b y Po l i fo r m ’s f l a g s h i p k i tc h e n l a b e l , Va re n n a — t h e sa m e wo o d i s a l s o a d o p te d i n t h e s t a te - o f - t h e - a r t Po l i fo r m wa rd ro b e s i n t h e b e d ro o m . T h e s m o ot h a n d e n j oya b l e co l l a b o ra t i o n t h a t u n fo l d e d a m o n g t h e co n s u l t a n t s h a s t ra n s l a te d i n to b e n e f i t s fo r n o t o n l y t h e p ro j e c t te a m , b u t a l s o t h e f u t u re h o m e ow n e rs. O n e o f t h e a d va n t a g e s i s a n a cce l e ra te d p ro ce s s o f u n d e rs t a n d i n g a n d e f fe c t i ve l y i m p l e m e n t i n g p ro d u c t s b etwe e n t h e p a r t i e s. T h i s a l l ow s t h e d eve l o p e r to ex p l o re m o re way s to o f fe r h o m e s o l u t i o n s o u t s i d e o f t h e m o u l d o f a d o pt i n g m o d u l a r s y s te m s fo r f i t t i n g s. I n ste a d o f t h e ty p i ca l p a i n t a n d p l a s te r f i n i s h , C o ra l s a p a r t m e n t s h ave a b e a u t i f u l ‘ wa l l p a p e re d ’ a p p e a ra n ce , d u e to t h e i n s i ste n ce o f a s e a m l e s s wa l l p a n e l i n g t h a t co n t i n u e s t h e b e a u t i f u l g ra i n o f t h e t i m b e r f i t t i n g s. Mo re ove r, re a l i s i n g C o ra l s ’ l o ca t i o n n e a r t h e m a r i n a , a l l t h e Po l i fo r m wa rd ro b e s a re m o d i f i e d to b e f i t te d w i t h d e h u m i d i f i e rs a t t h e re q u e s t o f t h e d eve l o p e r.

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/ floor areas (approx) 1 - b e d ro o m ( 6 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 2 - b e d ro o m ( 9 5 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 3 - b e d ro o m ( 1 , 2 5 0 t o 1 , 5 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 4 - b e d ro o m ( 2 , 5 0 0 t o 3, 5 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) Pe n t h o u s e ( 5 ,0 0 0 t o 8 ,0 0 0 s q u a re f e e t )

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T h e s i n g l e v i s i o n o f l u x u r y, u r b a n , a n d m a r i n a l iv i n g t h a t g u i d e s t h e d eve l o p m e n t a n d a rc h i te c t u re a l s o re f l e c t s i n t h e a p a r t m e n t d e s i g n . T h e l a tte r wa s t h e u n i q u e p ro d u c t o f a c re a t ive s y n e rg y b e twe e n Ke p p e l L a n d , t h e i n te r i o r d e s i g n e r Pa tty M a k , a n d Po l i fo r m a n d i t s exc l u s ive ret a i l e r S p a ce Fu r n i t u re . P rov i d i n g a f u l l ra n g e o f h o m e f u r n i t u re , f ro m wa rd ro b e s a n d b o o k ca s e s to b e d s a n d s o f a s, Po l i fo r m i s we l l k n ow n fo r i t s u n r iva l e d f l e x i b i l i ty, e xce l l e n t q u a l i ty, a n d co n te m p o ra r y d e s i g n .

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The luxury waterfront condominium Corals at Keppel Bay is due for completion in 2018.

T h e ove ra l l s p a ce i s o n e t h a t a s p i re s to t h e e n d l e s s p o s s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e o ce a n . C o ra l s co n s i s t s o f 3 6 6 h o m e s, i n c l u d i n g 1- to 4 - b e d ro o m a p a r t m e n t s, a s we l l a s m o re s p a c i o u s p e n t h o u s e s. T h e f u l l co m p l e m e n t o f s e r v i ce s eve n i n c l u d e s l e i s u re c h a r te r s e r v i ce s to n e i g h b o u r i n g i s l a n d s. C o ra l s i s a co l l e c t i o n o f h o m e s t h a t a re h i g h l y re f i n e d , yet g e n e ro u s e n o u g h fo r re s i d e n t s to evo l ve w i t h t h e i r ow n t a s te s, co n f i g u re to t h e i r l i fe sty l e , a n d re f l e c t t h e i r a s p i ra t i o n s.

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D e s i g n e d b y M a k fo r t h e 3 - b e d ro o m s h ow f l a t i s a n i s l a n d o a k d i n i n g t a b l e w i t h a n i n t e g ra t e d w o r k t o p t h a t c a n b e e x t e n d e d t o s e a t e i g h t p e o p l e .

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T h e Ve n t u ra c h a i r, d e s i g n e d b y Je a n - M a r i e M a s s a u d fo r Po l i fo r m , w i t h a wa l n u t s u p p o r t t h a t co m p l e m e n t s M a k ’s o a k - i n s p i re d p a l e t t e .

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Keppel Land design architect

Studio Daniel Libeskind interior designer

S u y i n g M e t ro p o l i t a n D e s i g n site area

A p p rox . 4 2 0,0 0 0 s q u a re f e e t

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Due for completion in 2018, Corals at Keppel Bay celebrates contemporary waterfront living with customised design solutions made possible by a fruitful four-way collaboration between the developer and its consultants, including Italian furniture manufacturer Poliform.

Fo r M a k , w h o i s t h e fo u n d e r o f i n te r i o r d e s i g n st u d i o S u y i n g Met ro p o l i t a n D e s i g n , t h e v i s i o n fo r t h e a p a r t m e n t i n te r i o rs s t a r te d w i t h t h e i d e a o f b r i n g i n g tog et h e r, to t h e h o m e ow n e r, a co l l e c t i o n o f q u a l i ty f i t t i n g s a n d f i xt u re s t h a t wo u l d re p re s e n t t h e co n te m p o ra r y l i fe sty l e i n a p a l ette t h a t “ i s wa r m , n o t m i n i m a l i s t ” . A n e a r ly d e c i s i o n wa s m a d e to ex p re s s t h e b e a u ty o f wo o d , w h i c h u n i f i e s t h e b e d ro o m , k i tc h e n , a n d l iv i n g a re a s. A s o p h i st i ca te d t a u p e p a l ette , w h i c h co m b i n e d t h e b e a u t i f u l wa r m co l o u r o f g l o s s l a cq u e r w i t h t h e r i c h n e s s o f n a t u ra l wo o d g ra i n s, wa s co n ce ive d . At t h e h e a r t o f M a k ’s p a l ette i s a p a r t i c u l a r i n n ova t ive S p e s sa r t O a k ve n e e r, s u p p l i e d b y Po l i fo r m . A s a t h e r m a l t re a te d o pt i o n , n o a r t i f i c i a l s t a i n i n g wa s re q u i re d , a l l ow i n g t h e exq u i s i te o a k a ra re o p p o r t u n i ty to k e e p i t s n a t u ra l to n a l i ty.

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O n e o f t h e wo r l d ’s m o s t s u cce s s f u l I t a l i a n f a m i ly- r u n f u r n i t u re co m p a n i e s, Po l i fo r m , h a s a cq u i re d a s te r l i n g t ra c k re co rd i n t h e f i t o u t o f l u x u r y re s i d e n ce s i n S i n g a p o re a n d A s i a . I t h a s s u p p o r te d a n u m b e r o f h i g h - p ro f i l e d eve l o p m e n t s w i t h u n i q u e s o l u t i o n s. T h ey i n c l u d e H a m i l to n S cott s co n d o m i n i u m , w h i c h fe a t u re s a n e n s u i te s k y ca r p o rc h fo r e a c h o f t h e 5 4 e xq u i s i te l y s ty l e d a p a r t m e n t s, a n d S a n d y I s l a n d , a ra re o p p o r t u n i ty fo r i s l a n d l i v i n g i n a c l u ste r o f wa te r f ro n t v i l l a s i n S e n to s a C ove . T h e m o st re ce n t i n te r i o r p ro j e c t t h a t Po l i fo r m i s co l l a b o ra t i n g w i t h i s a n u p co m i n g co n d o m i n i u m , C o ra l s a t Ke p p e l B ay, d e s i g n e d b y re n ow n e d A m e r i ca n a rc h i te c t D a n i e l L i b e s k i n d . C o ra l s i s t h e n ewe st o f fe r i n g i n l u x u r y wa te r f ro n t l i v i n g i n S i n g a p o re a n d i n t h e b a s k et o f p r i m e re s i d e n ce s a l o n g t h e wa te r f ro n t b y t h e d eve l o p e r Ke p p e l L a n d . A s to n e ’s t h row f ro m M a r i n a a t Ke p p e l B ay a n d S e n to sa , w h i c h i t f a ce s, i t g ra n t s h o m e ow n e rs a co m m a n d i n g v i ew o f t h e wa te r f ro n t a n d u n p a ra l l e l e d l i fe s ty l e o p t i o n s.

R e cog n i s i n g t h e k i tc h e n a s o n e o f t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t s p a ce s o f a h o m e , i t i s ce l e b ra te d w i t h a p r i v i l e g e d v i ew i n M a k ’s d e s i g n , e i t h e r ove r l o o k i n g t h e m a r i n a o r t h e co n d o m i n i u m ’s ow n 5 0 - m e t re l a p p o o l . C o ra l s k i tc h e n s a re d e s i g n e d to b e p e r fe c t fo r e n te r t a i n i n g g u e st s. O t h e r t h a n i n t h e p re m i u m k i tc h e n ca b i n e t s — w h i c h we re d e s i g n e d b y M a k a n d m a n u f a c t u re d b y Po l i fo r m ’s f l a g s h i p k i tc h e n l a b e l , Va re n n a — t h e sa m e wo o d i s a l s o a d o p te d i n t h e s t a te - o f - t h e - a r t Po l i fo r m wa rd ro b e s i n t h e b e d ro o m . T h e s m o ot h a n d e n j oya b l e co l l a b o ra t i o n t h a t u n fo l d e d a m o n g t h e co n s u l t a n t s h a s t ra n s l a te d i n to b e n e f i t s fo r n o t o n l y t h e p ro j e c t te a m , b u t a l s o t h e f u t u re h o m e ow n e rs. O n e o f t h e a d va n t a g e s i s a n a cce l e ra te d p ro ce s s o f u n d e rs t a n d i n g a n d e f fe c t i ve l y i m p l e m e n t i n g p ro d u c t s b etwe e n t h e p a r t i e s. T h i s a l l ow s t h e d eve l o p e r to ex p l o re m o re way s to o f fe r h o m e s o l u t i o n s o u t s i d e o f t h e m o u l d o f a d o pt i n g m o d u l a r s y s te m s fo r f i t t i n g s. I n ste a d o f t h e ty p i ca l p a i n t a n d p l a s te r f i n i s h , C o ra l s a p a r t m e n t s h ave a b e a u t i f u l ‘ wa l l p a p e re d ’ a p p e a ra n ce , d u e to t h e i n s i ste n ce o f a s e a m l e s s wa l l p a n e l i n g t h a t co n t i n u e s t h e b e a u t i f u l g ra i n o f t h e t i m b e r f i t t i n g s. Mo re ove r, re a l i s i n g C o ra l s ’ l o ca t i o n n e a r t h e m a r i n a , a l l t h e Po l i fo r m wa rd ro b e s a re m o d i f i e d to b e f i t te d w i t h d e h u m i d i f i e rs a t t h e re q u e s t o f t h e d eve l o p e r.

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/ floor areas (approx) 1 - b e d ro o m ( 6 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 2 - b e d ro o m ( 9 5 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 3 - b e d ro o m ( 1 , 2 5 0 t o 1 , 5 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) 4 - b e d ro o m ( 2 , 5 0 0 t o 3, 5 0 0 s q u a re f e e t ) Pe n t h o u s e ( 5 ,0 0 0 t o 8 ,0 0 0 s q u a re f e e t )

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T h e s i n g l e v i s i o n o f l u x u r y, u r b a n , a n d m a r i n a l iv i n g t h a t g u i d e s t h e d eve l o p m e n t a n d a rc h i te c t u re a l s o re f l e c t s i n t h e a p a r t m e n t d e s i g n . T h e l a tte r wa s t h e u n i q u e p ro d u c t o f a c re a t ive s y n e rg y b e twe e n Ke p p e l L a n d , t h e i n te r i o r d e s i g n e r Pa tty M a k , a n d Po l i fo r m a n d i t s exc l u s ive ret a i l e r S p a ce Fu r n i t u re . P rov i d i n g a f u l l ra n g e o f h o m e f u r n i t u re , f ro m wa rd ro b e s a n d b o o k ca s e s to b e d s a n d s o f a s, Po l i fo r m i s we l l k n ow n fo r i t s u n r iva l e d f l e x i b i l i ty, e xce l l e n t q u a l i ty, a n d co n te m p o ra r y d e s i g n .

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The Italian-styled 3-bedroom showflat exclusively features Poliform furniture.

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The luxury waterfront condominium Corals at Keppel Bay is due for completion in 2018.

T h e ove ra l l s p a ce i s o n e t h a t a s p i re s to t h e e n d l e s s p o s s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e o ce a n . C o ra l s co n s i s t s o f 3 6 6 h o m e s, i n c l u d i n g 1- to 4 - b e d ro o m a p a r t m e n t s, a s we l l a s m o re s p a c i o u s p e n t h o u s e s. T h e f u l l co m p l e m e n t o f s e r v i ce s eve n i n c l u d e s l e i s u re c h a r te r s e r v i ce s to n e i g h b o u r i n g i s l a n d s. C o ra l s i s a co l l e c t i o n o f h o m e s t h a t a re h i g h l y re f i n e d , yet g e n e ro u s e n o u g h fo r re s i d e n t s to evo l ve w i t h t h e i r ow n t a s te s, co n f i g u re to t h e i r l i fe sty l e , a n d re f l e c t t h e i r a s p i ra t i o n s.

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D e s i g n e d b y M a k fo r t h e 3 - b e d ro o m s h ow f l a t i s a n i s l a n d o a k d i n i n g t a b l e w i t h a n i n t e g ra t e d w o r k t o p t h a t c a n b e e x t e n d e d t o s e a t e i g h t p e o p l e .

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T h e Ve n t u ra c h a i r, d e s i g n e d b y Je a n - M a r i e M a s s a u d fo r Po l i fo r m , w i t h a wa l n u t s u p p o r t t h a t co m p l e m e n t s M a k ’s o a k - i n s p i re d p a l e t t e .

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design library Accessories Beds Chairs Lighting Outdoor Sofas Storage Tables

Fiam Italia Caldeira wall mirror Xavier Lust

Arper Saya wood chair Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

B&B Italia Grande Papilio chair Naoto Fukasawa

Carl Hansen & Søn Dream chair Tadao Ando

Carl Hansen & Søn Heritag e Chair Frits Henningsen

Carl Hansen & Søn OW149 chair Ole Wanscher

Fiam Italia The Wing wall mirror Daniel Libeskind

Giorgetti Narcisse standing mirror Design MVW

Carl Hansen & Søn CH07 50th Anniversary chair Hans J. Wegner

Carl Hansen & Søn OW2000 Egyptian chair stool Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn Safari Chair Kaare Klint

Driade Modesty veiled armchair Italo Rota

Emeco Parrish Side Chair Konstantin Grcic

Kartell by Laufen All Saints wall mirror Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Max Beam bathroom furniture Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Rail towel bars Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Flexform Helen loung e chair Antonio Citterio

Fritz Hansen Ro TM armchair Jaime Hayon

Giorgetti Minerva armchair Carlo Colombo

Giorgetti Hug armchair Rosella Pugliatti

Giorg etti Diana armchair Carlo Colombo

Nanimarquina Natural Butterfly rug Nani Marquina

Nanimarquina Nomad rug Nani Marquina

Vitra Oursin ottoman Hella Jong erius

B&B Italia Papilio bed Naoto Fukasawa

Giorgetti Magica armchair Toshiyuki Kita

Giorgetti Olivia armchair Umberto Asnago

Kartell Mademoiselle Kravitz chair Lenny Kravitz & Philippe Starck

Kartell Foliag e armchair Patricia Urquiola

Maxalto Fulgens small armchair Antonio Citterio

B&B Italia Alys bed Gabriele & Oscar Buratti

Giorgetti Altea bed Carlo Colombo

Maxalto Erik bed Antonio Citterio

Poliform Ipanema bed Jean-Marie Massaud

Maxalto Febo chair Antonio Citterio

Moooi The Golden Chair Nika Zupanc

Moooi Common Comrades stool Neri&Hu Design & Research Office

Moooi New Antiques Barstool Marcel Wanders

Poliform Ipanema armchair Jean-Marie Massaud

Arper Wing coat hang er Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

Arper Song coat hang er Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

Fiam Italia Rosy wall mirror Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Fiam Italia Lucy wall mirror Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Giorg etti Ping screen Design MVW

Kartell Only Me wall mirror Philippe Starck

Kartell by Laufen Shelfish shelf Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Sound Rack bathroom cabinet Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

B&B Italia Husk bed Patricia Urquiola


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Fiam Italia Caldeira wall mirror Xavier Lust

Arper Saya wood chair Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

B&B Italia Grande Papilio chair Naoto Fukasawa

Carl Hansen & Søn Dream chair Tadao Ando

Carl Hansen & Søn Heritag e Chair Frits Henningsen

Carl Hansen & Søn OW149 chair Ole Wanscher

Fiam Italia The Wing wall mirror Daniel Libeskind

Giorgetti Narcisse standing mirror Design MVW

Carl Hansen & Søn CH07 50th Anniversary chair Hans J. Wegner

Carl Hansen & Søn OW2000 Egyptian chair stool Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn Safari Chair Kaare Klint

Driade Modesty veiled armchair Italo Rota

Emeco Parrish Side Chair Konstantin Grcic

Kartell by Laufen All Saints wall mirror Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Max Beam bathroom furniture Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Rail towel bars Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Flexform Helen loung e chair Antonio Citterio

Fritz Hansen Ro TM armchair Jaime Hayon

Giorgetti Minerva armchair Carlo Colombo

Giorgetti Hug armchair Rosella Pugliatti

Giorg etti Diana armchair Carlo Colombo

Nanimarquina Natural Butterfly rug Nani Marquina

Nanimarquina Nomad rug Nani Marquina

Vitra Oursin ottoman Hella Jong erius

B&B Italia Papilio bed Naoto Fukasawa

Giorgetti Magica armchair Toshiyuki Kita

Giorgetti Olivia armchair Umberto Asnago

Kartell Mademoiselle Kravitz chair Lenny Kravitz & Philippe Starck

Kartell Foliag e armchair Patricia Urquiola

Maxalto Fulgens small armchair Antonio Citterio

B&B Italia Alys bed Gabriele & Oscar Buratti

Giorgetti Altea bed Carlo Colombo

Maxalto Erik bed Antonio Citterio

Poliform Ipanema bed Jean-Marie Massaud

Maxalto Febo chair Antonio Citterio

Moooi The Golden Chair Nika Zupanc

Moooi Common Comrades stool Neri&Hu Design & Research Office

Moooi New Antiques Barstool Marcel Wanders

Poliform Ipanema armchair Jean-Marie Massaud

Arper Wing coat hang er Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

Arper Song coat hang er Lievore Altherr Molina Available in KL

Fiam Italia Rosy wall mirror Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Fiam Italia Lucy wall mirror Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Giorg etti Ping screen Design MVW

Kartell Only Me wall mirror Philippe Starck

Kartell by Laufen Shelfish shelf Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

Kartell by Laufen Sound Rack bathroom cabinet Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

B&B Italia Husk bed Patricia Urquiola


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Poliform Mad Chair Marcel Wanders

Poliform Seattle armchair Jean-Marie Massaud

Vitra Petit Repos loung e chair Antonio Citterio

Vitra Fauteuil De Salon armchair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Fauteuil Direction armchair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Standard chair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Tabouret Solvay stool Jean Prouvé

Bocci Series 57 suspension lights Omer Arbel

Brand van Egmond Candles and Spirits chandelier William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Brand van Egmond Hollywood long hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Moooi Juuyo Koi Carp Tattoo & Peach Flowers lamp Lorenza Bozzoli

B&B Italia Canasta’13 Outdoor sofa Patricia Urquiola

Brand van Egmond Delphinium round chandelier William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Brand van Egmond Broom hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Flos Aim suspension lamps Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

B&B Italia Awa Outdoor small table Naoto Fukasawa

B&B Italia Link Outdoor table Jakob Wagner

JANUS et Cie Azimuth outdoor chair Michael Vanderbyl

JANUS et Cie Capsule outdoor side table

JANUS et Cie JANUS umbrella

JANUS et Cie Quinta outdoor armchair

Brand van Egmond Sultans of Swing hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Flos Goldman Lamp Ron Gilad

Flos Volt table lamp Rodolfo Dordoni

Flos Orotund wall lamp Marc Newson

Flos Wall System Disco light Antonio Citterio

Flos Wall System Mini Kelvin light Antonio Citterio

Kartell Taj Mini table lamp Ferruccio Laviani

Louis Poulsen PH5 Contemporary Poul Henningsen

Moooi Heracleum The Big O suspension lamp Bertjan Pot

Flos OK suspension lamp Konstantin Grcic

Moooi Bucket suspension lamp Studio Job

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Moooi Construction floor lamp Joost van Bleiswijk

Moooi Valentine Flat Chrome suspension lamp Marcel Wanders

Moooi Raimond Dome pendant lamp Raimond Puts

B&B Italia Papilio outdoor chairs Naoto Fukasawa

B&B Italia Mirto outdoor chaise longue Antonio Citterio

JANUS et Cie Chee outdoor chair

JANUS et Cie See! outdoor sofas Michael Vanderbyl

JANUS et Cie Almafi outdoor lounge chair

JANUS et Cie Fibonacci outdoor lounge chair Gabellini Sheppard

JANUS et Cie Creoma outdoor lounge chair

JANUS et Cie Dolce Vita outdoor chaise longue Paola Navone

JANUS et Cie Shell outdoor day bed

JANUS et Cie Triad outdoor bench


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Poliform Mad Chair Marcel Wanders

Poliform Seattle armchair Jean-Marie Massaud

Vitra Petit Repos loung e chair Antonio Citterio

Vitra Fauteuil De Salon armchair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Fauteuil Direction armchair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Standard chair Jean Prouvé

Vitra Tabouret Solvay stool Jean Prouvé

Bocci Series 57 suspension lights Omer Arbel

Brand van Egmond Candles and Spirits chandelier William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Brand van Egmond Hollywood long hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Moooi Juuyo Koi Carp Tattoo & Peach Flowers lamp Lorenza Bozzoli

B&B Italia Canasta’13 Outdoor sofa Patricia Urquiola

Brand van Egmond Delphinium round chandelier William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Brand van Egmond Broom hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Flos Aim suspension lamps Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

B&B Italia Awa Outdoor small table Naoto Fukasawa

B&B Italia Link Outdoor table Jakob Wagner

JANUS et Cie Azimuth outdoor chair Michael Vanderbyl

JANUS et Cie Capsule outdoor side table

JANUS et Cie JANUS umbrella

JANUS et Cie Quinta outdoor armchair

Brand van Egmond Sultans of Swing hanging lamp William Brand & Annet van Egmond

Flos Goldman Lamp Ron Gilad

Flos Volt table lamp Rodolfo Dordoni

Flos Orotund wall lamp Marc Newson

Flos Wall System Disco light Antonio Citterio

Flos Wall System Mini Kelvin light Antonio Citterio

Kartell Taj Mini table lamp Ferruccio Laviani

Louis Poulsen PH5 Contemporary Poul Henningsen

Moooi Heracleum The Big O suspension lamp Bertjan Pot

Flos OK suspension lamp Konstantin Grcic

Moooi Bucket suspension lamp Studio Job

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Moooi Construction floor lamp Joost van Bleiswijk

Moooi Valentine Flat Chrome suspension lamp Marcel Wanders

Moooi Raimond Dome pendant lamp Raimond Puts

B&B Italia Papilio outdoor chairs Naoto Fukasawa

B&B Italia Mirto outdoor chaise longue Antonio Citterio

JANUS et Cie Chee outdoor chair

JANUS et Cie See! outdoor sofas Michael Vanderbyl

JANUS et Cie Almafi outdoor lounge chair

JANUS et Cie Fibonacci outdoor lounge chair Gabellini Sheppard

JANUS et Cie Creoma outdoor lounge chair

JANUS et Cie Dolce Vita outdoor chaise longue Paola Navone

JANUS et Cie Shell outdoor day bed

JANUS et Cie Triad outdoor bench


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Serralunga Paloma bench Eero Aanio

Serralunga Primavera pot Eero Aamio

Serralunga Cone Big pot Naoto Fukasawa

Serralunga Uovo di Colmbo pot Carlo Colombo

Serralunga Kew pot Vico Magistretti

Giorgetti Yang round mirror-drawer chest Design MVW

Moooi Paper Patchwork cupboard Studio Job

Serralunga Cero stool Brian Steendyk

B&B Italia Andy ’13 sofa Paolo Piva

Carl Hansen & Søn OW150 day bed Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn OW602 fabric sofa Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn OW603 leather sofa Ole Wanscher

B&B Italia Area low table Paolo Piva

B&B Italia Husk small table Patricia Urquiola

Flexform Edmond sofa Carlo Colombo

Flexform Pleasure sofa Antonio Citterio

Linteloo Pleasure sofa Linteloo Lab

Linteloo Recess sofa Niels Bendtsen

Poliform Bristol sofa Jean-Marie Massaud

Flexform Gipsy coffee table Antonio Citterio

Giorgetti Vittoria sofa Carlo Colombo

Moooi Cloud sofa Marcel Wanders

Vitra Alcove Plume sofa Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Moooi Bart sofa Marcel Wanders & Bart Schilder

B&B Italia Dado storage unit Studio Kairos

Giorgetti Origami cabinet Massimo Castagna

Giorgetti Morfeo side table Carlo Colombo

Kartell Zooom extendable dining table Piero Lissoni

Vitra Compas Direction desk Jean Prouvé

Vitra EM Table Jean Prouvé

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B&B Italia Hive ottoman Atelier Oï

B&B Italia Tobi-ishi table Barber Osgerby

Maxalto Recipio small tables Antonio Citterio

Maxalto Pathos small tables Antonio Citterio

Emeco Parrish Table Konstantin Grcic

Giorgetti Fang table Design MVW

Giorgetti Lian coffee table Design MVW

Giorg etti Ling coffee table Design MVW

PP Møbler pp850 dining table Thomas Alken

PP Møbler pp571 Architect’s Desk Hans J. Wegner

Vitra Table Solvay Jean Prouvé

Vitra Sphere table Hella Jongerius

Moooi Urbanhike side table Marcel Wanders


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Serralunga Paloma bench Eero Aanio

Serralunga Primavera pot Eero Aamio

Serralunga Cone Big pot Naoto Fukasawa

Serralunga Uovo di Colmbo pot Carlo Colombo

Serralunga Kew pot Vico Magistretti

Giorgetti Yang round mirror-drawer chest Design MVW

Moooi Paper Patchwork cupboard Studio Job

Serralunga Cero stool Brian Steendyk

B&B Italia Andy ’13 sofa Paolo Piva

Carl Hansen & Søn OW150 day bed Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn OW602 fabric sofa Ole Wanscher

Carl Hansen & Søn OW603 leather sofa Ole Wanscher

B&B Italia Area low table Paolo Piva

B&B Italia Husk small table Patricia Urquiola

Flexform Edmond sofa Carlo Colombo

Flexform Pleasure sofa Antonio Citterio

Linteloo Pleasure sofa Linteloo Lab

Linteloo Recess sofa Niels Bendtsen

Poliform Bristol sofa Jean-Marie Massaud

Flexform Gipsy coffee table Antonio Citterio

Giorgetti Vittoria sofa Carlo Colombo

Moooi Cloud sofa Marcel Wanders

Vitra Alcove Plume sofa Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Moooi Bart sofa Marcel Wanders & Bart Schilder

B&B Italia Dado storage unit Studio Kairos

Giorgetti Origami cabinet Massimo Castagna

Giorgetti Morfeo side table Carlo Colombo

Kartell Zooom extendable dining table Piero Lissoni

Vitra Compas Direction desk Jean Prouvé

Vitra EM Table Jean Prouvé

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B&B Italia Hive ottoman Atelier Oï

B&B Italia Tobi-ishi table Barber Osgerby

Maxalto Recipio small tables Antonio Citterio

Maxalto Pathos small tables Antonio Citterio

Emeco Parrish Table Konstantin Grcic

Giorgetti Fang table Design MVW

Giorgetti Lian coffee table Design MVW

Giorg etti Ling coffee table Design MVW

PP Møbler pp850 dining table Thomas Alken

PP Møbler pp571 Architect’s Desk Hans J. Wegner

Vitra Table Solvay Jean Prouvé

Vitra Sphere table Hella Jongerius

Moooi Urbanhike side table Marcel Wanders


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S aw o n Ponti’s Fa t o Lamp words photography

Design Icon

A rc h i te c t u re - t ra i n e d i n d u st r i a l d e s i g n e r B e n s o n S aw re f l e c t s o n h ow G i ò Po n t i ’s s i m p l e b u t i nve n t ive Fa to l a m p h a s b e e n a p e rs o n a l a n d c re a t ive i n s p i ra t i o n to h i m .

Urc h i n Zakaria Zainal Artemide ( lamp)

O n e d es i gn t h a t st a n ds o u t a s an icon to B e n s o n S aw, t h e e r u d i te , measure d , a n d o n e - t i m e m e c h a n i ca l enginee r w h o m a ke s u p o n e h a l f o f VW +BS, o r Vo o n Wo n g + B e n s o n Saw, is Giò Pon t i’s Fato l am p. B ot h Wo n g a n d S aw d e e p ly admire Gi ò Po n t i ’s wo r k , w h i c h emerg e d a s a re s p o n s e to t h e challe n g es of p ostwar re co n st r u ct i o n i n I t a ly. Fa ced w ith limited re s o u rce s, b a s i c m a te r i a l s, a n d a n i m p ove rished m ar ket , t h e l ate i n fl u e n t i a l I t a l i a n a rch i te ct a n d industr ial d e s ig n er p rod uced b e a u t i f u l a n d f u n ct i o n a l a r te f acts, w h ich flouris h ed wi t h p os s i bi l i t i e s i n a t i m e o f wa n t i n g . S aw i n t ro d u ce s t h e Fa to l a m p a s a s m a l l a n d simple lamp, w i t h ste e l b e n t to b l o c k a n d m a n i p u l a te i t s light source. He d e s c r i b e s h ow i t re s e m b l e s a p i c t u re frame with exq u i s i te co m p o s i t i o n a l d et a i l . “T h e d i f fe re nce of on e to two mi l l i met re s i s h u g e ” a n d S aw i s su re t hat “th is s im p le-l ook i n g t h in g to o k a l ot fo r G i ò Po n t i to a rr ive at”. T he qu i et , f u n c t i o n a l p i e ce i s 5 0 ye a rs o l d b u t st ill very re leva n t tod ay. L i g h t i n g , S aw o b s e r ve s, h a s b a re ly c h a n g e d despite ra p id tec h n ol ogical p rog re ss. I t i s st i l l pr i m i t ive , co m pr is ing a light s ource an d d if f u se r. “O n e ca n ’t re a l ly de si g n ligh t,” he says, “ o n ly d e s i g n a n o b j e c t a n d t h e n g u e s s w hat the lighting e f fe c t w i l l b e .” VW+B S’s first re a l co m m e rci a l pro j e ct , L o op lam p, also ex p l o re s l i g h t ’s u n p re d i c t a b l e p o s s i b i l i t i e s. Two ove r l a p p i n g d i s h e s, s h a p e d i n a c l a m s h e l l - l i ke ellip s oid , p ivot op en to ex po se t h e l i g h t w i t h i n a t dif ferent angles a n d i n te n s i ty. L i ke t h e Fa to l a m p, f ro m w h ich the designe rs d rew h e av i ly, t h e L o o p l a m p ’s c u r ve s result in va rio us l igh t i n g con fi g u ra t i o n s t h a t re q u i re d a l ot o f tr ial

and error to finally g et the composition “just right”. S aw co n st a n t ly st re s s e s t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f t h e h u m a n i n te r f a ce in generating possibilities. To u c h i s t h e m o st i m m e d i a te s e n s e a n d w i l l re m a i n i r re p l a ce a b l e b y te c h n o l og y fo r s o m e t i m e to co m e . T h e p r i m a c y o f to u c h i n d e s i g n a l s o h a s to d o w i t h m a k i n g a n o b j e c t f a m i l i a r a n d i n t u i t i ve . O n e ca n t a k e o n e l o o k a t Fa to a n d k n ow e x a c t l y w h a t to d o w i t h i t . Like Po nti, VW +BS began w ith lim ited resou rces, in the economic rut of 2001. S aw expresses concern fo r a f addis h appro ach to m ater iality th at sees many des igners prem aturely jum ping into new, o ften lavi sh and o stentatio us, m ater ials and fo rcing over-valu ed evanescent products on the market. VW +BS’s practice works in the oth er directio n, towards clas s ic and traditional materi als. This attitude is embodied in their Pewter and Silt co llectio ns. S aw ’s own Fato lamp has been a constant in the changing landscape of his home’s interior. Design icons like th e Fato lam p h ave lo ng evity, w h ich reduces the wastefu l consumption that fuels the design industry. VW+BS’s pro ductio n quantities are lim ited in par t o u t of a desi re to pro duce fo r peo ple th at can af fo rd and appreci ate the work rath er th an inundate th e m ar ket w ith over produ cti on. S aw muses about the fundamental notion of a design icon. There are periods when a famous person us es s o m eth ing th at is o ut o f f as h io n and s u ddenly others think it will last forever. “But it doesn’t,” he reflects. “Noth ing, noth ing lasts fo rever.”


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S aw o n Ponti’s Fa t o Lamp words photography

Design Icon

A rc h i te c t u re - t ra i n e d i n d u st r i a l d e s i g n e r B e n s o n S aw re f l e c t s o n h ow G i ò Po n t i ’s s i m p l e b u t i nve n t ive Fa to l a m p h a s b e e n a p e rs o n a l a n d c re a t ive i n s p i ra t i o n to h i m .

Urc h i n Zakaria Zainal Artemide ( lamp)

O n e d es i gn t h a t st a n ds o u t a s an icon to B e n s o n S aw, t h e e r u d i te , measure d , a n d o n e - t i m e m e c h a n i ca l enginee r w h o m a ke s u p o n e h a l f o f VW +BS, o r Vo o n Wo n g + B e n s o n Saw, is Giò Pon t i’s Fato l am p. B ot h Wo n g a n d S aw d e e p ly admire Gi ò Po n t i ’s wo r k , w h i c h emerg e d a s a re s p o n s e to t h e challe n g es of p ostwar re co n st r u ct i o n i n I t a ly. Fa ced w ith limited re s o u rce s, b a s i c m a te r i a l s, a n d a n i m p ove rished m ar ket , t h e l ate i n fl u e n t i a l I t a l i a n a rch i te ct a n d industr ial d e s ig n er p rod uced b e a u t i f u l a n d f u n ct i o n a l a r te f acts, w h ich flouris h ed wi t h p os s i bi l i t i e s i n a t i m e o f wa n t i n g . S aw i n t ro d u ce s t h e Fa to l a m p a s a s m a l l a n d simple lamp, w i t h ste e l b e n t to b l o c k a n d m a n i p u l a te i t s light source. He d e s c r i b e s h ow i t re s e m b l e s a p i c t u re frame with exq u i s i te co m p o s i t i o n a l d et a i l . “T h e d i f fe re nce of on e to two mi l l i met re s i s h u g e ” a n d S aw i s su re t hat “th is s im p le-l ook i n g t h in g to o k a l ot fo r G i ò Po n t i to a rr ive at”. T he qu i et , f u n c t i o n a l p i e ce i s 5 0 ye a rs o l d b u t st ill very re leva n t tod ay. L i g h t i n g , S aw o b s e r ve s, h a s b a re ly c h a n g e d despite ra p id tec h n ol ogical p rog re ss. I t i s st i l l pr i m i t ive , co m pr is ing a light s ource an d d if f u se r. “O n e ca n ’t re a l ly de si g n ligh t,” he says, “ o n ly d e s i g n a n o b j e c t a n d t h e n g u e s s w hat the lighting e f fe c t w i l l b e .” VW+B S’s first re a l co m m e rci a l pro j e ct , L o op lam p, also ex p l o re s l i g h t ’s u n p re d i c t a b l e p o s s i b i l i t i e s. Two ove r l a p p i n g d i s h e s, s h a p e d i n a c l a m s h e l l - l i ke ellip s oid , p ivot op en to ex po se t h e l i g h t w i t h i n a t dif ferent angles a n d i n te n s i ty. L i ke t h e Fa to l a m p, f ro m w h ich the designe rs d rew h e av i ly, t h e L o o p l a m p ’s c u r ve s result in va rio us l igh t i n g con fi g u ra t i o n s t h a t re q u i re d a l ot o f tr ial

and error to finally g et the composition “just right”. S aw co n st a n t ly st re s s e s t h e i m p o r t a n ce o f t h e h u m a n i n te r f a ce in generating possibilities. To u c h i s t h e m o st i m m e d i a te s e n s e a n d w i l l re m a i n i r re p l a ce a b l e b y te c h n o l og y fo r s o m e t i m e to co m e . T h e p r i m a c y o f to u c h i n d e s i g n a l s o h a s to d o w i t h m a k i n g a n o b j e c t f a m i l i a r a n d i n t u i t i ve . O n e ca n t a k e o n e l o o k a t Fa to a n d k n ow e x a c t l y w h a t to d o w i t h i t . Like Po nti, VW +BS began w ith lim ited resou rces, in the economic rut of 2001. S aw expresses concern fo r a f addis h appro ach to m ater iality th at sees many des igners prem aturely jum ping into new, o ften lavi sh and o stentatio us, m ater ials and fo rcing over-valu ed evanescent products on the market. VW +BS’s practice works in the oth er directio n, towards clas s ic and traditional materi als. This attitude is embodied in their Pewter and Silt co llectio ns. S aw ’s own Fato lamp has been a constant in the changing landscape of his home’s interior. Design icons like th e Fato lam p h ave lo ng evity, w h ich reduces the wastefu l consumption that fuels the design industry. VW+BS’s pro ductio n quantities are lim ited in par t o u t of a desi re to pro duce fo r peo ple th at can af fo rd and appreci ate the work rath er th an inundate th e m ar ket w ith over produ cti on. S aw muses about the fundamental notion of a design icon. There are periods when a famous person us es s o m eth ing th at is o ut o f f as h io n and s u ddenly others think it will last forever. “But it doesn’t,” he reflects. “Noth ing, noth ing lasts fo rever.”


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Space Nurtures, Space Furniture’s programme for supporting young Singaporean designers through international exposure, is back for a second run and adventure.

Something Out of Nothing

On the sustainability front, Heidi Dokulil talks about formal design education, while Jean-Marie Massaud talks about his designs for social change.


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