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Double Space

During last year's London Design Festival, in the second collaboration with BMW group, British design duo Jay Osgerby & Edward Barbar created this incredible bespoke installation, the largest structure that they have ever created, for the annual event. The project named ‘Double Space' – Precision & Poetry of Motion— was an immersive experience constructed within the V&A museum‘s prestigious Raphael gallery that combines technical precision with poetic semantics. It was the British creatives’ intention to interpret the leitmotif of BMW’s design philosophy, ‘precision and poetry’, bringing forth an all-encompassing piece that merged technology and sensuality into a single experience. The kinetic installation is composed of two large reflectors, each composed of one flat wall of mirror and one curved surface, hovering over the 600 m² space where Raphael’s famous cartoons for his Sistine Chapel tapestries hang. The two shimmering volumes (each measuring 15 x 10 meters each) revolving on their own axis, either simultaneously or alternatively, collectively citing the monumental size of the Raphael gallery – "A place that cries out something great," according to Osgerby, with which we can only agree. [ Continue reading ]

Flat by Romain Lagrange

Last week we received an email from Romain Lagrange who just graduated from the ECAL in MAS-Luxury courses. Between interior croquet games for adult players, a very style-full bubble stick/spoon and a really nice set of tableware made in a workshop for Pierre Charpin is this ‘Flat for Baccarat’. [ Continue reading ]

Lantern vases

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Beautiful hand-blown vases by London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Venini. Inspired by the vernacular lanterns in the Venetian fleet… via Dezeen. [ Continue reading ]