Photos: Marc Cramer.
Exquisitely made and impeccably detailed, the Beaufort House cuts through design superfluity like a freezing wind feels to cut through the body.
Located in a mixed-use neighbourhood, consisting of industrial and residential buildings, the Architect Henri Cleinge, chose to eschew the usual typology of ground and first floor apartments in favour of a taller building with apartments on the ground and second, and on the second and to third floors, allowing solar exposure on three sides of each dwelling.
If you are reading this you have probably never heard of a “ghettoblaster” or a “boombox” – whatever they were, they went out of fashion years ago.
But one thing that will always stay in fashion is the Party Girl, and as every young man imagines, there is something interesting in her clutch bag! Read more
An unusual collection of furniture pieces designed by Françoise Fredj Weill will go on show in a private house in London. Some of the pieces are so unusual it is not always obvious what they are for. The designer sees the collection as the expression of a story between designer and maker. Read more
Images: Itay Ohaly
Design is often thought of as a rejection of chaos, but with this interesting work by Itay Ohaly he has sought to embrace chaos and guide it in the form of a rule set within which designed objects can become less predictable. Design & Chaos, as the range is called, consists of a series of desks that are composed of parts designed by different people who were ignorant of what the purpose of their actions would be put to. Read more