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Living Treasure

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This is the workshop of Hervé Van der Straeten, designer of some of the most coveted furniture in the world. One-off pieces, or objects made in editions mostly limited to eight, they are breathtakingly luxurious and built from materials rarely heard of in this century: sheepskin parchment, Gabonese ebony, alabaster.
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10 exhibitions we're looking forward to in 2015

10 exhibitions we're looking forward to in 2015 | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

As we start the new year, here are 10 exhibitions opening around the world in 2015 that we're excited about.

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Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze

Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim found inspiration in friend Spike Jonze for the fall/winter 2015 menswear collection.

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3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence

3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Design lecturer John Edmark has created a series of open-source designs for 3D-printed sculptures that appear to move, with an effect similar to a zoetrope.

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Historic Shanghai "gangsters' warehouse" renovated into office

Historic Shanghai "gangsters' warehouse" renovated into office | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Naturalbuild has created an office and event space in a Shanghai warehouse that previously belonged to Huang Jinrong – a notorious 1930s underworld figure.

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Jacknife bases leather ice skates on vintage Canadian designs

Jacknife bases leather ice skates on vintage Canadian designs | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Toronto design studio Jacknife has developed prototypes for a range of recreational ice skates inspired by traditional leather models.

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Icehotel’s 25th edition includes a square vortex suite

Icehotel’s 25th edition includes a square vortex suite | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

A rainforest populated with orangutans, a giant chess board and floating jellyfish are sculpted within rooms at this year's Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.

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Torafu Architects hides dolls' house within a wooden chair

Torafu Architects hides dolls' house within a wooden chair | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Koichi Suzuno and Alicja Strzyzynska of Torafu Architects have designed a children's seat that splits in half to reveal a dolls' house inside.

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Barber & Osgerby upgrade airline dining

Barber & Osgerby upgrade airline dining | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Duo’s well-designed dining system for Virgin Atlantic breaks meals into courses and saves weight.

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Project Ara: hands-on with Google’s latest modular smartphone prototype

Project Ara: hands-on with Google’s latest modular smartphone prototype | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Google has unveiled a new prototype of its modular smartphone with swappable components, which project leader Gadi Amit says will allow users to "be the designer of their own phone".

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Nendo named Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet 2015

Nendo named Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet 2015 | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Japanese design studio Nendo has been awarded the Designer of the Year title and will create a "chocolate lounge" at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet.

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Ladders lead to capsule bedrooms in Japanese guesthouse

Ladders lead to capsule bedrooms in Japanese guesthouse | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Bedrooms the size of a single mattress are slotted two-deep into the walls of this wooden guesthouse in Japan, which takes its cues from capsule hotels.

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Connected pedal protects bicycles from theft

Connected pedal protects bicycles from theft | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

A bicycle pedal that can notify the owner if their vehicle has been moved was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

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Plywood staircase by Buj+Colón Arquitectos integrates shelving

Plywood staircase by Buj+Colón Arquitectos integrates shelving | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

A plywood staircase with built-in cupboards and bookshelves frames a doorway in this Madrid apartment.

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Architecture should be more like Minecraft, says Bjarke Ingels

Architecture should be more like Minecraft, says Bjarke Ingels | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Bjarke Ingels explains his theory of "Worldcraft" – creating architecture that focuses on turning "surreal dreams into inhabitable space".

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Neri & Hu's Das Haus is designed to "unsettle people"

Neri & Hu's Das Haus is designed to "unsettle people" | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has installed its Das Haus vision for the home of the future – overfilled with furniture – at the imm Cologne trade fair.

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Mono-Light modular lighting system by OS & OOS

Mono-Light modular lighting system by OS & OOS | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Eindhoven studio OS & OOS has designed a modular lighting system joined by rubbery connectors that allow users to create sculptural installations.

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Zsanett Szirmay turns cross-stitch patterns into musical scores

Zsanett Szirmay turns cross-stitch patterns into musical scores | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Zsanett Szirmay has transferred folk embroidery patterns onto strips for a punched card music box, which plays the motifs as sounds.

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Microsoft pavilion takes its cues from the Windows 8 interface

Microsoft pavilion takes its cues from the Windows 8 interface | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

The blocks of colour that make up the Microsoft logo and the Windows 8 interface formed the basis of this pavilion created for the tech giant by Nowadays.

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Coloured boxes cover a Sugamo Shinkin Bank

Coloured boxes cover a Sugamo Shinkin Bank | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Trees sprout out of the coloured cubes that make up the facade of this Tokyo bank – the fourth building Emmanuelle Moureaux has designed for Sugamo Shinkin.

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What's Next For Architecture For Humanity?

What's Next For Architecture For Humanity? | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Where the architecture nonprofit went wrong, and where volunteers hope to take it now.

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Moscot, A New York Legend, Turns 100

Moscot, A New York Legend, Turns 100 | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

The eyewear brand Moscot is celebrating its centenary on the Lower East Side. While gentrification has forced out its neighbors, Moscot is determinedly staying put.

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Interview with Flos' Piero Gandini on the future of the company

Interview with Flos' Piero Gandini on the future of the company | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Last week Flos was sold to a private equity fund. Dezeen spoke to Flos CEO Piero Gandini about the future of his company, Italian design and lighting.

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Visitors to Vertigo Climbing Centre can clamber on the cafe

Visitors to Vertigo Climbing Centre can clamber on the cafe | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

João Quintela and Tim Simon have built a pavilion inside a Lisbon climbing centre providing a cafe and reception space that visitors can also scramble over.

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Fab co-founder returns with Bezar, a marketplace for designers

Fab co-founder returns with Bezar, a marketplace for designers | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Fab.com co-founder Bradford Shellhammer is to return to online design retail with a new venture called Bezar.

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Secretary desk is designed to blend with living rooms

Secretary desk is designed to blend with living rooms | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Copenhagen-based designer Isabel Ahm has designed a functional writing desk designed to blend into a living room.

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Zminkowska De Boise adds bookshelf-staircase to London flat

Zminkowska De Boise adds bookshelf-staircase to London flat | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Books can be stored beneath the wide steps of this staircase that connects the two halves of a split-level living room inside a renovated London flat.

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