Town and Concrete is architect Cyril Lancelin who started this creative studio in 2016. Mr Lancelin practices *Parametric design. (in layman’s terms: He creates his designs with geometrical shapes on which he sets a bunch of calculations, or algorithms, loose) Lancelin creates projects; he imagines art Installations and private houses. We feel that on one hand they look friendly, almost childlike or made for children, and on the other hand they seem brutalist 1970s monsters. The “Green Chapel”, for instance, is an inflatable one, just as House “hemi” it is ‘situated’ in Normandy, France. The installation ‘chain’ is travelling from place to place (we guess it’s inflatable as well). The House ‘hill’; an outdoor shaded patio with parametric walls as limits, is imagined in Los Angeles, USA.
We aren’t quite sure how many of these creations are actually made, because we only could find renderings made by ‘Town and Concrete’, (that answers our question probably) although the latest work “knot” seems to be: see that on designboom.com
Obviously it’s winter time. It’s cold, nee, it’s Freezing. This awful weather makes us remember the furry designer chair we saw at the BD Barcelona showroom in Spain last summer. The armchair is named ‘Invisible Personage’, it’s created (or: extracted from the “Singularities” painting, by Salvador Dali in 1935. During those years Dalí completed a series with absent figures, which he called invisible personages.) by Oscar Tusquets, inspired by Dali and from the Dali series of designs by Oscar Tusquets. Mr Tusquets is a multi-talented person: an architect, painter and designer of furniture and other products. In his younger years he and Salavador Dali were friends. Tusquets, being one of the founders of the brand BD, produced the plastic Dalilips couch chair in 1975 together with the surrealist painter. This is the Invisible Personage armchair, the latest design from Dalí-inspired design series (2016) at BD Barcelona, made in a limited edition of 20 pieces. It will keep you warm but, unfortunately; this chair is an artpiece, can it really be used as a seater? We wonder how, whomever bought the chair (with the bowl on top of it) uses and cleans it? Continue reading →
The Conga Bar is designed by Thomas Althaus and manufactured by Schönbuch, it was launched 2011. Finished in high-gloss in a huge range of lovely colors. The Conga series have grown since 2011, nowadays the Conga circular chest of drawers is also available. Less glamorous than a bar, but still pretty nice.
What do the Red and Blue chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918, The Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and the Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959, have in common, except for the fact they are designed in the 20th century? Well, these design icons have all been re-invented by Dutch Designers. Just that.
by Tessa Koot, 2017.
by Marcel Breuer, 1925
by Eames, 1956
by Mal-furniture, 2012
by Maarten Baas, 2010
by Rietveld, 1917
Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917. Wassily Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 (currently produced by Knoll). Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959. (currently produced by Herman Miller)
There are probably are more examples. Please be so kind to share them with us if you know! Thanks! xoxo Mimi
Image editing by Mimi Berlin. Do take off your shoes and leave them in the hallway after a walk with the dog, after you did your walk backwards or when you’re done walking a fine line. Indulge in some luxurious barefoot-time at home, why don’t you?!
Moonwalker. Vanessa Barragao/Balenciaga
Dogwalker. Ma Yansong/Christian Louboutin
Walk a Fine Line. Tom Dixon/Issey Miyake x United Nude
(Image editing by Mimi Berlin, graphics by Appdikted, text by Eli Schäfer.)
Rug Full Moon by Vanessa Barragao made by hand in wool, cotton and botical silk ø 250x250cm. (image via Vanessa Barragao) Triple S Sneaker by Balenciaga, Multimaterial oversize trainers with complex sole (image via Balenciaga) Continue reading →