News and Events » best design projects http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:43:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 Akiko Shinzato Skin Jewellry Collection http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/luxury/akiko-shinzato-skin-jewelry-collection/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/luxury/akiko-shinzato-skin-jewelry-collection/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:51:50 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=1711 London-based jewellery designer Akiko Shinzato has recently launched a new jewellery collection, inspired by people’s obsession with their appearances. Using precious materials such as leather and crystal, in combination with soft metals, Shinzato explores how easily one can change the appearance.

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This collection is a series of jewellery around the face since facial features are the most important parts to the first impression and what most people care about. It explores how simply and easily we can change our appearances with a piece of leather or crystals.

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‘Wearing Make-Up’ uses precious gems to create jewelry that is formed to adopt the features of a painted clown, without the humor of a entertainer.

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Each piece of the collection partially hides the facial features of the wearer whilst revealing a whole other identity.

 

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Boutique Cafe by Anarchitect Opens in Abu Dhabi http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/decorators-designers/boutique-cafe-by-anarchitect-opens-in-abu-dhabi/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/decorators-designers/boutique-cafe-by-anarchitect-opens-in-abu-dhabi/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:44:01 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=1442 Back in 2012, Emirati entrepreneurs Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim co-founded The Dinner Club by No. 57, a rather unusual dining concept in which each month an unexpected location was transformed into a spectacular pop-up event space for a group of people to enjoy a meal by invitation only. The Dinner Club by No.57 soon became the most sought-after dinner invitation in the UAE, taking social media by storm. The mysterious supper club has now finally opened its first permanent space in Abu Dhabi, designed by Dubai-based studio Anarchitect.

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Rather than replicating the aura of exclusivity and secrecy of the previous pop-up dinners, instead the designers chose to create a new social and culinary experience that still retains the dynamic, creativity and sense of unexpectedness of the overall project. A simple and refined palette of materials has been used throughout, combining Carrara marble, oak wood, concrete and black-powdered metal. We particularly love the pineapples and cacti on the tables! The new boutique café also has a Secret Dining Room hidden in its heart for the purposes of hosting temporary dinners and other events.

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About the designers
Anarchitect is an award winning international Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design practice based in Dubaiwith collaborative studios in London. Formed in 2013 and Co-Owned and Directed by architects Jonathan Ashmore andTarik Zaharna, the practice specialises in niche projects from inception to completion across residential, hospitality, leisure, cultural, and workplace for clients in the Middle-East and Europe.

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Photos by Lester Ali NYC.

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Meet Toyo Ito http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/architecture/meet-toyo-ito/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/architecture/meet-toyo-ito/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:51:43 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=525 Japanese architect Toyo Ito has been awarded the 2013 Pritzker architecture prize, one of the field’s most prestigious awards. He is the 37th recipient of the Pritzker and the 6th Japanese, following Kenzo Tange in 1987, Fumihiko Maki in 1993, Tadao Ando in 1995, and Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 2010. The prize, which was created by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy in 1979 to honor the world’s most innovative architects, includes a $100,000 award and a medallion.Recent recipients of the award include Wang Shu, Eduardo Souto de Moura and SANAA.

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The Pritzker jury deemed the 71 years old architect a “creator of timeless buildings,” and recognizes his conceptually creative designs. The formal award ceremony will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts on 29th of May.

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Toyo Ito has previously been awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 2006 and the Praemium Imperiale by the Japanese Art Association in 2010, and his Japanese Pavilion was awarded best Pavilion at last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Ito began his career working for Kiyonori Kikutake, one of the founders of the Japanese Metabolist movement. He went on to create his own architectural office in 1971, which was named Urban Robot (Urbot). In 1979, he changed the name to Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects.

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His works have been marked by the synergy of organic-like structures and technology on one side, and poetics and minimalist design on the other. Some examples of Ito’s works are: the TOD’S Omotesando Building in Tokyo, Sendai Mediatheque, Tama Art University Library in Tokyo and Za-Koenji Public Theatre in Tokyo.

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Toyo Ito other creations include: the curvaceous Municipal Funeral Hall in Gifu, Japan, the spiral White O residence in Marbella, Chile and the angular 2002 Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London.

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One of his most recent projects, the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, which is currently under construction, was especially praised by the Pritzker jury. Drawing inspiration from nature, Ito designed the 620,000 square-foot opera house as a horizontal and vertical network of spaces that builds intricate relationships between the interior and exterior spaces of the building and its surroundings.

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Toyo Ito stated the following in reaction to winning the prize: “Architecture is bound by various social constraints. I have been designing architecture bearing in mind that it would be possible to realize more comfortable spaces if we are freed from all the restrictions even for a little bit. However, when one building is completed, I become painfully aware of my own inadequacy, and it turns into energy to challenge the next project. Probably this process must keep repeating itself in the future. Therefore, I will never fix my architectural style and never be satisfied with my works.”

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Zaha Hadid named Business Woman of the Year http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/architecture/zaha-hadid-named-business-woman-of-the-year/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/architecture/zaha-hadid-named-business-woman-of-the-year/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 15:23:02 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=517 The famous architect Zaha Hadid was recently named Business Woman of the Year at the Veuve Clicquot awards in London. It is an important prize for the Iraqi-born architect who launched this month at Milan Design Week her new creation: the Serac Bench.

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Zaha Hadid has become one of the most influential architects in the world, designing buildings such as the MAXXI museum in Rome and the Guangzhou Opera House in China, as well as the London aquatics centre, the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow and the Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy.

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The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award was created in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot and champions the business woman worldwide who share the same qualities as Madame Clicquot, her enterprising spirit, her courage and the determination necessary to accomplish her aims.

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The Award is the first international prize created specifically to recognize the contribution that women have made to business life and is now regarded as the “Oscar” for female entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Hadid said: “It’s hard to believe, but it’s still difficult for women to break the business barrier. Through perseverance and hard work, I’ve been able to do so, but it’s been a long struggle. When I started my career in architecture it was very much a male-dominated industry, but in recent years I’ve seen a growing number of talented female architects join the profession and succeed.”

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Last year Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award winner was the English fashion designer Anya Hindmarch.

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“THE ARMCHAIR OF THOUSAND EYES” BY FENDI AND THE CAMPANA BROTHERS http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/design-products/the-armchair-of-thousand-eyes-by-fendi-and-the-campana-brothers/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/design-products/the-armchair-of-thousand-eyes-by-fendi-and-the-campana-brothers/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:23:32 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=1239 Bringing high-end design and fashion together, Fendicollaborated with renowned Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana for a series of one-of-a-kind pieces, among them a spectacular chair titled “The armchair of thousand eyes”. The pieces debuted some days ago during the 2015 edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan, the world’s most important design fair, with great success. The Campana brothers are worldwide famous for their innovative approachto design, often using found objects and ordinary materialslike wood scraps, cardboards, ropes, rubber hoses and furry toys for their upcycled creations that represent the spirit ofmodern Brazil.

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For the occasion, the designers used more than 100 of theiconic Fendi Bag Bugs —a series of playful, monster-inspired charms made of leather, mink and fox fur — stitching them together in the most imaginative way. “The armchair of thousand eyes” is a new interpretation of their limited edition Banquete chairs, made of sewn together stuffed animals, proving that the talented designers are capable of constantly reinventing themselves. The armchair was revealed at aspecial event held at the Fendi boutique in Milan, with guests including Anna Dello Russo, Micol Sabbadini, Candela Novembre, Filippo Cirulli, Filippo Fiora, Paolo Stella,Eleonora Carisi, Valentina Siragusa, Patricia Manfield andGiotto Calendoli.

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Fernando Campana at the Fendi boutique event during Milan Design Week

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DON’T MISS THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS IN LONDON http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/decorators-designers/dont-miss-the-best-interior-design-projects-in-london/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/decorators-designers/dont-miss-the-best-interior-design-projects-in-london/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:58:46 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=325 London has a unique contemporary culture, impressive projects are amazing to see it …

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Candy & Candy are a leading luxury interior design in London. Focus on designing the most luxurious real estate, this interior design company has unique projects.

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Earlcrown is a luxury project management and design house that creates the world’s finest private homes in the most exclusive addresses. The interior spaces become unique and so elegant.

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Lawson Robb founded in 2003, is an award-winning interior architecture and interior design studio, internationally renowned for creating couture schemes for the world’s finest private addresses, yachts and special commissions.

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Morpheus London  an interior design studio specially dedicated to the most exquisite details. Creates bespoke spaces, luxury interiors and beautiful properties with a tailored approach.

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Fenton Whelan  a luxury interior design studio specialized also in masterplanning, investiments, development.You will find unique materials and details, wich creates unique luxury interiors.

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Don’t miss the latest news for all this top interior designers.

 

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Light Portraits by Foscarini http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/events-2/light-portraits-by-foscarini/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/events-2/light-portraits-by-foscarini/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:11:38 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=1159 Light Portraits by Foscarini  Light Portraits by Foscarini 129

Tuareg’ by Ferruccio Laviani, 2013. Art Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

Shadow, balance, rhythm, lightness, freedom, warmth, chaos and fire: just some of the words that have been poetically redefined through the beautiful light-portraiture photography of the latest ‘RITRATTI’ catalogue by Italian light manufacturer Foscarini (founded on Murano Island in Venice, Italy, in 1981 and now run by designer Carlo Urbinati). More coffee-table book than commercial catalogue, the creative project RITRATTI (the word means ‘portraits’ in Italian) was presented to a selected group of journalists at the end of March 2015 in Venice, Italy.

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‘Allegro’ by Atelier Oï, 2007. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Caboche’ by Patricia Urquiola with Eliana Gerotto, 2005. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

But first, let me take you a back in time, to 2010 to be exact, the year that another Foscarini project was born. NamedINVENTARIO — a bookzine edited by Italian author and architect Beppe Finessi, art directed by Artemio Croatto/Designwork and published by Corraini Edizioni, its objective was not only to put ideas into order but to relayFoscarini’s values.  Ιf you’ve ever had the chance to get your hands on an a copy of INVENTARIO (you can order it fromhere), it’s easy to see why it recently won the 2014 ADI Compasso d’Oro Award, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world.

The abovementioned ‘killer team’ was recruited once again with the objective of creating a new Foscarini catalogue, an idea that was conceived a year ago when Carlo Urbinati, Foscarini’s founder, decided that the company needed a change, a new beginning. This signified the start of a creative process that delved into imagining what Foscariniwould look like if it was born today, mainly through revisiting the company’s archives. The result: the RITRATTI book, a photographic project that interprets the many souls of Foscarini lamps, as they are captured lit in different environments, beautifully exposing their forms and light spectrum. At this point allow me to recall the neon tubes by Maurizio Nannucciinstalled in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum’s garden in Venice, since I believe they perfectly sum up Carlo Urbinati’s vision:

”Changing Place, Changing Time, Changing Thoughts, Changing Future”.

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‘Twiggy’ by Marc Sadler, 2006. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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Book spread ‘Libertà’, text by Giulio Iacchetti for Ritratti-volume 1, © Foscarini.

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‘Twiggy’ by Marc Sadler, 2006 and ‘Tuareg’ by Ferruccio Laviani, 2013. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Twiggy’ by Marc Sadler, 2006 and ‘Binik’ by Ionna Vautrin, 2010. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

And speaking of change, this brilliant catalogue — which was shot in five different palazzos in Rimini, Vicenza,Thiene, Verona and Milano as well as inside the Arsenale di Venezia — depicts an aspect of Foscarini which has been hidden in the shadows until now… The catalogue of course owes much of its success to the impeccable style direction of architect Elisa Ossino and the talent of interior photography masters Tommaso Sartori, Andrea Ferrari andKasia Gatkowska. In a text contained in the RITRATTI book, contributor Attilio Stocchi states that ‘‘carrying your shadow with you is the most beautiful voyage’’ a shadow which for Foscarini, is of course none other than their venerable 30 years of experience, innovation and great design.

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‘Aplomb’ by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere, 2010. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Uto’ by Lagranja Design, 2005. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Gregg outdoor terra’ by L+R Palomba, 2011. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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Book spread ‘Ombra’, text by Attilio Stocchi for Ritratti-volume 1, © Foscarini.

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‘Uto’ by Lagranja Design, 2005. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Rituals’ by L+R Palomba, 2012. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Le Soleil’ by Vicente Garcia Jimenez, 2009. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Rituals’ by L+R Palomba, 2013. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Caiigo’ by Marco Zito, 2015. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Fields’ by Vicente Garcia Jimenez, 2007. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Fields’ by Vicente Garcia Jimenez, 2007. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Chouchin’ by Ioanna Vautrin, 2011. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Twiggy’ by Marc Sadler, 2006. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Solar outdoor’ by L+R Palomba, 2011. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Havana’ by Joseph Forakis, 1993. Photo by Tommaso Sartori, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Anisha’ by Studio Lievore Altherr Molina, 2011. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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‘Lightweight’ by Tom Dixon, 1995. Photo by Andrea Ferrari, © Foscarini, RITRATTI-volume 1.

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