Monthly Archives: December 2008

Calligaris Opens Flagship Store in Milan, Italy

Italian furniture manufacturer Calligaris has opened its flagship store in Milan’s Brera district.
The store is a showcase for the Calligaris brand of modern furniture, and they’ve built an entire house inside the store to give the impression of being inside a real home.

You can see a photogallery of the store – here.

More photos can be found on the stores website – here.

Wannabetree Screen System from Glimakra

Swedish manufacturer Glimakra produce these sound absorbing screen systems.

Available in three different designs and a large variety of colors.

Visit the Glimakra website – here.

Toxteth Church Residential Renovation by Otto Cserhalmi

In 2003, Toxteth Church was sitting derelict in the Sydney, Australia neighbourhood of Glebe, it was at this time that the church, which was originally built in 1898, was sold to new owners who hired the architects at Otto Cserhalmi + Partners to design a residential recreation that would turn it into a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home.

The home is now being offered for sale at $3.4 million Australian Dollars.
The agents at McGrath are representing the property, visit the home’s listing – here.
Watch a video of the property – here.

Visit the website of Otto Cserhalmi + Partners – here.

Toxteth Church

Otto Cserhalmi

Otto Cserhalmi

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The RIN Chair by Hiromichi Konno for Fritz Hansen

In 2009, Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen will be introducing the RIN Collection. The main focus of this collection is the new RIN chair designed by Japanese designer, Hiromichi Konno.

From Fritz Hansen:

The Japanese word RIN means an appearance that is stunning, elegant and courageous. The idea is to create a new type of chair that is in harmony with Japanese and Danish design traditions.

Hiromichi Konno says:

“I wanted to make a beautiful chair that can stimulate and awaken emotions in people. It must be able to appeal visually but also make us feel a form of elegance when we sit in it. Therefore, I have established something poetical, simple, strong, relaxed and innovative all at the same time. The goal from the beginning was to create the perfect chair”

Visit Fritz Hansen’s website – here.

RIN Chair

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Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel

The Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel is almost finished construction, and has announced that they will be opening in March, 2009.

The seven floor, 188 room hotel, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, is characterized by undulating horizontal glazed bands, which accommodate the rooms’ bow windows to maximize views of the area.

Visit the hotel’s website – here.

Visit the website of architect Christian de Portzamparc – here.

Flickr user JP2H has some recent photos of the hotel under construction – here.

FIREBO-X from Schulte Design

The latest piece of “fire furniture” from Germany’s Schulte Design is the FIREBO-X.

The portable FIREBO-X can be used indoors and outdoors, and like their other collection of fire tables, the FIREBO-X is flueless and burns liquid bio-ethanol.

From Schulte Design:

It reminds slighty of a laptop. Just like these small, handy computers, the hinged top can be flipped open to reveal its smart secret. Under the hood hides a polished glossy stainless steel burner kit, creating an economical, clean and highly romantic blazing fire – without any residuals.

Visit the Schulte Design website – here.