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Confluentia by Bina Baitel


First prize winner of the international contest for contemporary Aubusson tapestry.
Confluentia project, at the junction between furniture and tapestry, joins in a weaving carpeted furniture and pill rug of Aubusson.
Two wood bedside tables embellished with a tapestry are connected by it, creating a new link, a part of space in the space.
The object appears as a landscape, in the manner of the Aubusson tapestry of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, it is seen as a flat stretch between two woody reliefs.
A domestic landscape creating by the union of two familiar typologies in housing world: side furniture and rug. The tapestry presents an abstract drawing suggesting a peaceful space, like a lake, while being lively by the gush of two headwaters inviting to contemplation.
We can see the pattern of a topographical map, by definition, the drawing of a place. A hybrid territory, a micro-landscape between design furniture and tapestry.
The user goes inside the landscape, lives the scene and becomes an actor in the tapestry. Thus, the action is not only set-up by the look of the tapestry but also ” with, around, on”.
The interlacing of threads and colors is mixed up to build Confluentia, point of confluence between perception in-visu and experience in-situ.

Biophilia Collection By Ross Lovegrove


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Ross Lovegrove has designed the Biophilia Collection for Vondom. Biophilia Collection explores a new design language that forms a dialogue between time, form and space combining the pioneering organic design of Sagrada Famila by Antonio Gaudi, Vondom expertise in advanced roto-moulded technology and my studios ongoing research into the transference of digital process into contemporary design. Taken out of craft and into the 21st century progressive domain of polymerization and industry Biophilia is a collection, acknowledges this lineage but pushes the boundaries between material structure and form into a new modern territory as yet unseen, parametrically conceived and diametrically opposed to modernism in its expression.

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Grosvenor House Apartments


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Grosvenor House Apartments are the latest luxury ‘hotel concept’ on Park Lane, London, offering ‘hotel residences’ that combine the best of five star hotel service with the privacy and discretion of having one’s own Mayfair property. Managed by Jumeirah Living, the 131 serviced residences range from studios to five-bedroom penthouses and offer personalised touches for effortless living. Whether for short, mid-term or extended stays, the luxury London apartments feature cutting-edge technology, sumptuous finishes and contemporary design. Combining the services of a luxury five-star Jumeirah hotel with the discretion and privacy of an exclusive Mayfair residence, the uber-luxe apartments are the only ‘hotel residence’ of their kind. Steeped in history and grandeur, the building stands on the site of the former home of the Dukes of Westminster. Today, behind an iconic 1920s Lutyens façade, Grosvenor House Apartments offer 131 ‘residences’ ranging in size from a studio to 5-bed penthouse which open onto a seven-storey vaulted Atrium with a striking and contemporary chandelier: a stunning setting for a romantic break.

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