Loewe’s strange tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Loewe x Mackintosh - This capsule collection may leave the fans of the famed "Glasgow Four" a bit puzzled... To mark the visionary designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150 birthday - and following the dramatic fire that destroyed his masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art-, Loewe has just unveiled a tribute collection. Jonathan Anderson, the artistic director of the renowned Spanish luxury brand, has widely spoken about his fascination with the arts and crafts movement, himself an avid collector of works by William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. But as much as one can admire Ms Cranston's tearoom rose pattern, was it necessary to design an all-over patterned garment? Yes, it looks awkward. Likewise, Mackintosh's most famous geometrical patterns have been used very literally, leaving no space for re-interpretation whatsoever. Glaswegians coined a term that could apply to those: "Mockintosheries". (...)

Wear it loud! Contemporary jewlery designs make a statement

In New York, the Reinstein/Ross gallery gathered over 50 statement pieces of contemporary jewelry pieces by up-and-coming or internationally acclaimed designers for the "Wear It Loud” exhibition. Among the featured designers are Alissia Melka-Teichroew, Denise Julia Reytan, Johanna Törnqvist, Rebecca Hannon and Tara Locklear. On show until October 16th.

Airline Chair, Kem Weber: Walt Disney Signature fait renaître le pionnier américain du mobilier moderne

Au début des années 1930, Walt Disney  faisait appel au designer et décorateur K.E.M. Weber (né Karl Emanuel Martin "Kem" Weber à Berlin en 1889). Ce dernier avait quelques années auparavant ouvert à Los Angeles un magasin, “Modes and Manners,” au sein duquel il proposait ses propres créations, accompagnées d'une sélection d'objets de ses contemporains. La création des lieux coïncidait avec un engouement croissant pour le mobilier moderne, le style Art déco officiellement né à l'occasion de l'Exposition des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes à Paris en 1925. In the early 1930's, Walt Disney commissionned designer K.E.M.Weber (born Karl Emanuel Martin "Kem" Weber in Berlin, Germany, in 1889). It had been a few years since the designer had opened a shop in Los Angeles, “Modes and Manners,” where he showcased his own designs as well as some of his fellow furniture makers' and interior designers'. The launching of the shop was the result of a growing interest in the new “art moderne,” awakened by the 1925 Exposition des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in Paris.

Sebastian Herkner, homme à suivre

Sebastian Herkner (né en 1981) est une des jeunes pousses les plus prometteuses du design allemand actuel. Le récipiendaire du Designpreis Deutschland 2011, dans la catégorie "Nouveau venu", s'est formé à la Design Academy d'Offenbach. Sebastian Herkner is one of the most brilliant up-and-coming designers of the contemporary German design scene. Recently awarded the "Newcomer" Designpreis Deutschland 2011, Herkner graduated from the Offenbach Design Academy.

Sweetch18, Rietveld-à-tout-faire

Le designer Benoît Lienart avoue un faible pour le fauteuil Red & Blue imaginé par Gerrit Rietveld au début du 20e siècle. Sa réinterprétation très personnelle, Sweetch18, est un fauteuil qui se mue en table basse d'un simple mouvement. Designer Benoît Lienart has a soft spot for early 20th Century Gerrit Rietveld's Red & Blue chair. His own version, called Sweetch18, is an armchair that doubles as a coffee table when lowering the back.

Design animé : Walt Disney & Cappellini, l’association science-fiction

Disney se serait encore acoquiné avec Cappellini ? En effet, mais cette fois aucun tabouret affublé d'oreilles de Mickey n'était de la partie, à l'occasion d'Art Basel Miami Beach. Exposé au sein du show-room de Cappellini & Poltrona Frau, le fauteuil Tron est né de la collaboration entre la renommée firme de mobilier design italienne et Walt Disney Signature. Inspiré par l'iconique film de science-fiction des années 1980... Disney teaming up with Cappellini again? Yes indeed, but there wasn't any Mickey-eared stool in sight this time during Art Basel Miami Beach. Displayed at the Cappellini & Poltrona Frau showroom, the Tron armchair is the result of a collaboration between the renowned Italian design furniture maker and Walt Disney Signature. Inspired by the iconic 1980's sci-fi movie Tron, ...