Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Designer Interviews: Konstantin Grcic at Qubique 2011 – Dezeen Screen: in this interview “..filmed by Dezeen at Qubique 2011, industrial designer Konstantin Grcic talks about Cape, his sofa for Established & Sons with a loose cover draped over the structure like a blanket that can be changed with the seasons..” The renowned product designer Konstantin Grcic.
image + article + interview: Dezeen
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Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 27 April 2011
‘Entre-deux’ by Konstantin Grcic for Azucena
has done it once again, offering us their own discerning and fabulous edit of the best of the extravaganza that was this year’s Salone del Mobile 2011 in Milan in a 218-image-strong truly excellent slideshow, here
As Wallpaper* puts it…
Once again, Salone mania was unleashed and the design world honed in on Milan. This year’s fair, which finished Sunday 17th April, mobilised hundreds of thousands design disciples off their Danish-modern couches back home and through the giant fairground’s gates, as well as key events across the city which included Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines’ Hermès Pavillion, the Rossana Orlandi gallery, Ventura Lambrate and, of course, the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition at the Brioni House.
Didn’t make it round to all the events? Fear not. We snapped away during the week to show you all the wonders the design world has to offer for 2011…
And take a look at all the rest of our Salone del Mobile 2011 Milan posts, here.
image: Wallpaper* Magazine
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 23 April 2011
Entre Deux screen, by Konstantin Grcic for Azucena, has two curved, hinged panels of anodized aluminum.
image: Mattia Zoppellaro/The New York Times
Pilar Viladas has written Part 2 of her Salone del Mobile (Milan Design Week, or Milan Furniture Fair to some) wrap-up, entitled, hardly coincidentally, “Milan Report | The Wrap-Up, Part II” in the T-Magazine (or is it The Moment?) section of The New York Times, highlighting some of (t)he(i)r favorites from this year’s outstanding, vast, offering. Among those favorites you’ll see, in the fine photos by Mattia Zoppellaro and others, Konstantin Grcic‘s discretely paranthetic folding screen, Entre Deux, above, Maria Volokhova‘s slightly disturbing Dolci Lacrime teapot, the seemingly beribboned Plaid Bench series by Raw-Edges, below, and others.
Plaid Bench series by Raw-Edges, shown at Dilmos, is made of interlocking benches in different colors
image: Martino Lombezzi/The New York Times
See our previous post on the first part of the wrap-up of Milan Design Week by Pilar Viladas, here.
And all our previous coverage of Salone del Mobile 2011 Milan, including interviews, photo essays, articles, videos and more on Facebook, here.
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 21 August 2010
A corkscrew is displayed along with other familiar objects in ‘‘Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things’‘ at the Vitra Design Museum
image: Andreas Sütterlin/Vitra Design Museum/The New York Times
Alice Rawsthorn has written an interesting little article entitled “A Compendium of Everyday Genius” in the The New York Times taking a quick and charmingly anecdotal look at the exhibition entitled ““Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things,” at the Vitra Design Museum. Of course, this isn’t the first time “the genius of everyday things” has been an exhibition theme: At the very least, “Humble Masterpieces” in 2004 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and “Super Normal,” a 2006 show organized by the British designer Jasper Morrison and his Japanese counterpart, Naoto Fukasawa or last year’s “Design Real,” an exhibition curated by the German designer, Konstantin Grcic, at the Serpentine Gallery in London, as Rawsthorn points out. Nevertheless, it is always refreshing (and humbling, one hopes) to bring to the fore, let’s call them emancipating, designs by humans, rather than the all-to-common “samo” thing (or the iterations of absurdity called chairs, for example) that we see, daily, from (over-manufactured? over-marketed? overblown?…) “celebrity” designers. Oops. Pardon us, won’t you?
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