3.10.2017

"HISTORY REPEATING" APARTMENT IN TURIN BY MERCANTE-TESTA

The project by Andrea Marcante & Adelaide Testa (UDA Architects) for the refurbishing of a 160 sqm apartment n the center of Turin attempts to construct an identity in an interior that was completely lacking in character, in spite of the impressive 19th-century outer facade, since it had completely lost its distinctive features from the period of the building’s construction.

A home of light and shadows, with perceptive “leaps” between the daytime area and the bedroom zone, where still empty parts alternate with others packed with functions, and the large openings towards the outside world of the living area form a contrast with the “loophole” frames offering a view of the tree-lined avenue below from the bedrooms: a house where the future is also in the past, when filtered by the present... just little bits of history repeating...















 
All images © Mercante - Testa
Photography by Carola Ripamonti

3.06.2017

TRIIIO TABLE BY HANS BØLLING

Danish company Brdr. Krüger is producing the Triiio table collection for the first time, originally designed by architect Hans Bølling. From a rough prototype that Bølling made when living with his parents in 1958 and his original sketches, the company developed three versions: coffee, side and dining table. Each table features a circular glass top set upon wooden legs. The two parts are attached by hidden magnets.





Born in 1931 in a small town of Braband in Denmark, Hans Bølling attended an Art- and Handcraft School originally to become an advertising designer, however some years later he followed his passion for architecture and graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. He designed a plethora of art works, ranging from dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls.

Photos © Brdr. Krüger

3.01.2017

VITTORIANO VIGANÒ REISSUED BY ASTEP

VV Cinquanta is a lighting collection that features a posable direct light source that can swivel and tilt, from direct working light to upward lighting. The Floor, Wall and Suspension lamps, originally designed by Italian architect Vittoriano Viganó in 1951 during his time as Art Director for Arteluce, today are reissued by Astep. “Astep means trying to be innovative and do something new while also respecting what came before”, explains the company’s founder Alessandro Sarfatti, grandson of Gino Sarfatti.










All images © Astep