Minuscule Chair by Cecille Manz

Browsing around this morning I found myself enjoying this short film on modern day designer Cecille Manz, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. I was however really taken with her Minuscule chair design and given that Fritz Hansen who put the film together offer her work alongside that of Arne Jacobson, Hans J Wegner and Poul Kjaerholm I was intrigued to learn more. Like these master designers before her Cecille has a consid …

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Lindau House by K-M Architektur

We visit rural Germany now through the understated home that K-M Architects have designed and built in the Hochbuch village of Lindau. This house simply feels inherently the way architecture should be in my opinion, free of clutter, an emphasis on the environment it surrounds itself in, and a careful consideration for the way the interior will be used on a daily basis. The simplicity of this home is absolutely bliss. A big high …

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360 House by Subarquitectura

Apologies if you’ve come across this project before but this Madrid based build and it’s concept really intrigued me when browsing around today. The design of the 360 House, which was realised three years ago by Subarquiteura firm, is something I’ve not come across before, the house is looped back on itself offering the owner two directions in which to reach their desired destination within the home. It’s a really bold piece of architecture and one …

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Short film on the influences of Steve Reich

It’s pretty rare that I do this but the first film I came across today is the one I’m sharing with you all, as I doubt I would have been able to find better. I say this because the piece documents the influences of one of the greatest American composers of our time, and even if you’re not that knowledgable or passionate about composers I think this is a film worthy of what is a minuscule section of your day. Steve Reich won the Pulzier Prize for music …

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Casa de Lavre by Nuno Merino Rocha

I felt it was about time we brought across some architecture that was more recently constructed, yet just as considered as those we’ve been highlighting from the past. My search landed me in Portugal where architect Nuno Merino Rocha has undertaken this functional, understated build which looks to blend into it’s environment and offer its owner a less is more approach to living amongst nature. Through the use of a flush shutter sys …

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Selection of Work from AABE Architects

Yesterday we visited an architect from the past in the short film of Russel Wright’s home, so today I thought we’d highlight the work of someone a little more present with a collection of work from Belgium based collective AABE Architects. Coming across their portfolio yesterday I was taken back by their sleek minimal style which has quite a classic feel to it, less is certainly more on this evidence and they’ve got the balance of substance and mini …

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Pippa Folding Desk by Rena Dumas

Earlier today I was having a browse across some of the recent items that Wright20 have lined up for auction and this beautiful folding desk from the early 90’s really caught my eye for its sheer individuality. It was designed by Greek native Rena Dumas for Hermes who was better known for her architectural work with the Parisian company. It was only later in her career she would take on the role of furniture designer which as we can see …

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Gipsy House by Architect Craig Steely

Since opening up his own studio in 1995 architect Craig Steely has been turning heads with his creations, gaining recognition from the American Institute of Architects and getting published in the likes of Dwell, New York and Los Angeles Times. So it’s hardly surprising when browsing through his website that I found a project of his that I wanted to add to our archive, as his Gipsy house which we’re showcasing …

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606 Universal Shelving System Designed by Dieter Rams

We’re hitting a stage of design geekery this morning, yes that’s right we’re actually taking a look at some shelving! Now you may be thinking to yourself “what’s so good about shelving?”, well not only are the pictures great visually but it’s also a highly functional design system produced by Vitsoe and designed by the one and only Dieter Rams. Dieter designed this in 1960 …

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Inside Aesop

This is an exciting short film by Dasein Productions, particularly director Yianni Warnock, for skincare, haircare and bodycare brand Aesop. It sort of comes as a prelude to a project that we’ve been working on with these guys, something you will see come into fruition in the next few weeks. So keep your eyes peeled. Although this is old, 2 years old to be specific, it’s been watched by very few people, so this little gem seems …

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