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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...less is more...minimalism....let's see what we grow here!
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Ferm Living unveils collection of minimal furniture and homeware

Ferm Living unveils collection of minimal furniture and homeware | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Northmodern 2016: Glass-fronted cabinets and pick-and-mix lighting systems feature in Danish brand Ferm Living's Autumn Winter 2016 collection
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We are fans of this modern, minimal point of view....
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A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits

A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Everything about flying was better during the golden age of air travel, including ultra-chic uniforms from Dior, Balenciaga and Valentino.
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Kia Utzon-Frank at Clerkenwell Design Week 

Kia Utzon-Frank at Clerkenwell Design Week  | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Kia Utzon-Frank is also making cakes. Amazing, innovative cakes that look like sculptures in marble and gold. Speaking of which, you should know she also makes jewellery… Her Royal College of Art MA was an education in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalworks and jewellery after all, and her refined, elegant and ultra contemporary pieces have been the mainstay of her increasingly varied portfolio since she graduated in 2012.


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Rebuilding and Extension of the Farmhouse Can Calau

Rebuilding and Extension of the Farmhouse Can Calau | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Rebuilding and Extension / Can Calau - From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate, located in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone in the ..
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a truly beautiful coming together of old and new...
"From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate...It is rebuilt the main building with stone walls taken out from the existent ruin, impregnated with the time footprints."  AMM Arquitectes
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Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future

Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In less than 15 years, the organization estimates that there will be 3 billion people in need of proper housing worldwide. Against this backdrop, any sustainable and economically viable option that allows us to create new housing more quickly and efficiently could form part of the solution. And the young, French architect Timothée Boitouzet has a wood-based proposal that could serve just this purpose.

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We look eagerly to the future as we follow the development of this product.
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Élu jeune innovateur français de l'année 2016 par le MIT Technology Review, Timothée Boitouzet a mis au point un bois translucide et imputrescible. Retour sur le parcours d’un prodige qui combine biologie et architecture.
http://www.wedemain.fr/Cet-architecte-a-cree-un-bois-transparent-qui-pourrait-revolutionner-le-batiment_a1778.html
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Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux

Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Furniture design for Erickson Aesthetics means something different than just your common house hold chair. Founded by Ben Erickson in 2003
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Take a look at some pretty cool designs...our favorite is probably the daybed, what about you?
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Material of the Moment: Felt | Make it Modern

Material of the Moment: Felt | Make it Modern | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Felt has been one of our favorite materials here at the studio for quite some time, but this season we’re seeing it everywhere and in new and inventive ways.
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felt or wool melton has great textural and visual appeal....it is a versatile fabric and can be used successfully in a variety of ways....
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Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages

Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, who scouts and photographs the most distinctive typologies of specific locations and then blends them into a single structure via paper collage. Entitled “Genuis Loci,” the series consists of monstrous, Frankenstein-like cobbled buildings packing in as much visual information as possible.

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Anastasia Savinova, wonderful work!

 

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fantastically creative....
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Watches | Dezeen Watch Store

Watches | Dezeen Watch Store | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Dezeen Watch Store is the world's leading store for watches by named designers and boutique brands.
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a perfect muse for #design #creativity #ingenuity ...The Watch

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A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel

A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

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I am speechless....extraordinary....

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'St. Louis Modern' showcases designers who changed the look of the world - STLtoday.com

'St. Louis Modern' showcases designers who changed the look of the world - STLtoday.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
St. Louis Art Museum exhibition coincides with the Arch's anniversary year
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"Jim Doyle, from the Radio Arts Foundation, looks at the model of the Arch created by Eero Saarinen in 1948 on display at the preview of the St. Louis Modern exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com"

 

Midcentury modern design was influenced by many sources, from the less-is-more of the Bauhaus movement to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School and Usonian designs, from the sweeping Art Deco of post-World War I Europe to later Scandinavian tropes remarkable for their complete lack of embellishment. It’s all here in “St. Louis Modern.”Several factors led to the concentration of architects and designers in midcentury St. Louis, Cortinovis says.....read the whole story....

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Castles in the Sitting Room: Furniture as High Art - Wall Street Journal

Castles in the Sitting Room: Furniture as High Art - Wall Street Journal | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
‘Wendell Castle Remastered’ at the Museum of Arts and Design features the fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects the American furniture artist has made over more than 60 years.
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"...for more than 60 years, has crafted fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects: cantilevered wooden chairs resembling chunky squids, cabinets channeling pomegranates and fiberglass chairs reminiscent of pulled molars."

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Guerilla Furniture: Inventive Design Meets Scrappy Spirit - Earth911.com

Guerilla Furniture: Inventive Design Meets Scrappy Spirit - Earth911.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Furniture hacker Will Holman enlightens us all with his latest book Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture With Salvaged Materials.
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Holman describes his design sense as being ‘shaped by nomadism, recessionary economics, and a great abundance of America’s waste stream.’

Inventive design meets scrappy spirit

 

Jean Prouvé once said, ‘Never design anything that cannot be made.’ A simple statement on its surface, there appears to be much more going on behind - a passion for sustainability principles perhaps.

 

thanks Chase Ezell....great post!

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Long-lost Frank Lloyd Wright pavilion will be rebuilt in Canadian town

Long-lost Frank Lloyd Wright pavilion will be rebuilt in Canadian town | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Banff’s City Council voted to move forward with the proposal to rebuild Wright’s demolished masterwork. That is, if supporters can raise the funds.
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I am a big fan of FLW....hope this gets support! Follow the link to read, share, and donate!

" After a flood damaged Frank Lloyd Wright’s elegant Banff Park Pavilion in 1939, the building was tragically demolished, a little more than 25 years after it was completed. But the fine Prairie Style structure—one of only two designed by the architect in Canada—was not forgotten."
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The World's Most Famous Piano Factory Is In Queens, New York

The World's Most Famous Piano Factory Is In Queens, New York | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Revered by musicians for over a century, Steinway's pianos are still made by hand in a humble Queens, New York, factory.
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Grand pianos are works of art and feats of engineering composed of over 12,000 individual parts.... photographer Christopher Payne visited the legendary factory to document its process.

as the owner of a classic, black, upright Steinway I can say they truly are special....

please link to this great piece: "The people who work at Steinway come from all over the world, and the factory is a microcosm of the diversity that makes New York City—and America—great," Payne says. "Some workers are new to the factory, having recently immigrated to the U.S., while others have been there for decades. Together, they share a quiet pride and dignity, and are proof that manual labor and craftsmanship still have value in today’s economy."
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Innovative Planters Let You Grow a Levitating Garden That Rotates in Mid-Air

Innovative Planters Let You Grow a Levitating Garden That Rotates in Mid-Air | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Unlike regular greenery, Tillandsia—commonly known as air plants—absorb their nutrients from airborne particles via their leaves, with roots rendered unnecessary. The Swedish design team has now produced an inventive vessel known as LYFE to put the unique plants where they belong: floating above ground in an elegantly designed uprising against gravity.


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Glass Houses with a Clear Sense of Style | Architectural Digest

Glass Houses with a Clear Sense of Style | Architectural Digest | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
From midcentury masterpieces to 21st-century triumphs, AD rounds up the most extraordinary examples from our archives
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AD..."When Mies van der Rohe fashioned sheets of glass into the transparent Farnsworth House, just outside of Chicago in 1951, or when Philip Johnson devised his own see-through structure in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1949, the residences were considered architectural oddities—experiments that were only truly livable on days with perfect weather. Now, however architects and designers have perfected the concept of a glass-walled home, making it a popular option for homeowners with modernist tastes and a desire to be at one with their surroundings." Hannah Martin
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Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener

Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Colleen Jordan's mini bike planters and vases take the art of handlebar accessorizing to a whole new green, super cool, ultra modern level.
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I love this idea, always nice to see an "outside of the box" creation and it adds individuality and beauty to the ride......
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The Rise of Scandinavian Design

The Rise of Scandinavian Design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The works of well-known designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland are experiencing a renaissance, and a new generation of Nordic design firms are making their way into hearts and living rooms all over the world. How did countries with disparate histories, languages, and even geographical features become lumped together in a single design movement?
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The post is an interesting history of the furniture designs from the Scandinavian Countries, a favorite aesthetic of ours....
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How Architecture Is BORN: 7 Dynamic Diagrams by MVRDV and the Buildings They Inspired

How Architecture Is BORN: 7 Dynamic Diagrams by MVRDV and the Buildings They Inspired | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
From free-flowing sketches to photorealistic renderings, architects have a plethora of mediums with which to communicate their design ideas to clients and the wider world. However, one particular type of graphic representation has seen a remarkable rise in popularity in recent years: the diagram. This form of drawing has long been popular with heavyweights of the profession, such as OMA, and has since been prolifically utilized by Rem Koolhaas’ alumni — including dynamic Dutch studio MVRDV.
MVRDV’s diagrams are fueled by a desire to distill ideas down to a crystallized sequence that clearly conveys the origins of an architectural concept. These drawings tell the story behind the studio’s process, helping to illustrate the firm’s logical journey toward a design solution informed by programmatic and contextual drivers. Here, we sample seven of MVRDV’s colorful diagrams and the buildings — either complete or in development — that they helped to shape

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Three-in-one Maine cabins take separate bedrooms to a whole new level

Three-in-one Maine cabins take separate bedrooms to a whole new level | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Maine-based architects' Little House on the Ferry is comprised of three cabins connected by a series of terraced decks, all constructed out of low-impact CLT panels and various energy-efficient features.
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I love Maine and the philosophy behind G.O Logic Architects http://www.gologic.us/architecture/

Little House on the Ferry project. It shows their strong ethic that "building sustainable means creating buildings that last generations."

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Lego Architecture Skyline Collection

Lego Architecture Skyline Collection | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

The new Lego Architecture Skyline Collection might just awake the creative talent and building imagination we all have within us, by allowing you to emulate some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers and urban sights such as New York, Berlin...

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Eugeni Quitllet named Maison&Objet's 2016 designer of the year

Eugeni Quitllet named Maison&Objet's 2016 designer of the year | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Eugeni Quitllet has been awarded the Designer of the Year title for the 2016 Maison&Objet design fair, and will design a bespoke exhibition for the event.


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Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings

Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the structure of the building. But what if you could go one better, to design buildings that not only lock in carbon, but actively absorb carbon dioxide to strengthen their structure? In this article, Ansel Oommen explores the theory and techniques of Baubotanik, a system of building with live trees that attempts to do just that...


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Fascinating and inspiring a different view of the fusion of architecture. nature and science...

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BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair | ArchDaily

BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair | ArchDaily | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago Arne Jacobsen designed the Series 7 chair - the "Sevener." Unlike many other Jacobsen designs, the ch...
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LOL....an example of reinventing the "wheel"!     Actually quite compelling designs, but the Classic Series Seven is an icon and rightfully so....

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