NOV

Richard Neutra: The undiscovered furniture designer

Lovell Easy Chair (1929), Low Organic Table (1945), Cantilever Chair Wood (1942)

Lovell Easy Chair (1929), Low Organic Table (1945), and Cantilever Chair Wood (1942) form Neutra Furniture Collection

His light-flooded houses are icons of the International style. Now an entire furniture collection based on designs by Austrian-American architect Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970) is to be issued.

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NOV

Deep Blue: The Abyss Table by Duffy London

Abyss Table

All Photos: Duffy London

The designers from Duffy London experimented with the materials glass, Plexiglas and wood for an entire year before coming up with their design for the Abyss coffee table.

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MAR

Paris: New Life for Old Metro Stations

All photos by NKM

Populist, or a bit far out? A candidate in the upcoming mayoral election in the French capital has recently presented several concept studies for the resurrection of decommissioned Metro stations. Read more

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SEP

Mechanized orchestra created from decommissioned guns by Pedro Reyes.

The artist Pedro Reyes’s understanding of guns is such that with them, he can make music!

He acquires guns that were seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army before he modifies and reconfigures them to create musical instruments. The eight new instruments featured here, add to his growing mechanised orchestra.

The project known as “Disarm” is a collaboration with several musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City. Read more

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SEP

A corker: Inrou; carrying case by Ryosuke Fukasada and Rui Pereira.

Photos: Ryosuke Fukasada.

Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukasada have combined traditions from both their countries to create “Inrou” a cork backpack.

Ancient Japanese garments lacked pockets, so valuables were carried in “inrou”, small pocket boxes that contained medicines and small items of value. They were suspended on the wearer by string. In Portugal, traditional cork containers, known as “tarro”were once used as insulated boxes to preserve food.

This prototype builds on both those traditions.

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