The Italian studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners has transformed a historic nineteenth-century Mansion
into a space halfway between a concept store and an art gallery, marked by eclecticism and contamination: a revolution in the language of luxury retail.
Delvaux, the oldest luxury leather goods house in the world, founded in Belgium in 1829, has inaugurated a new store in the heart of Brussels: "Le 27". Housed in a majestic Mansion on Boulevard de Waterloo, a high-end luxury shopping area, "Le 27" is much more than a boutique: it is a unique environment, combining the savoir-faire of the Delvaux collections with the beauty of the greatest pieces of Belgian design, paintings and ceramics, giving life to an art gallery in continuous evolution. The interior design project is by the Milan based Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, which since 2012 has been responsible for the creation of Delvaux stores worldwide.
"Le 27" is based on a completely new, made-to-measure concept: the architects assign a key role to Belgian historical memory, creating a boutique where Delvaux's philosophy and heritage find their ultimate expression. The rooms are a contemporary interpretation and celebration of the early period of modern design, that was so important in Belgian 20th century culture. An example are the wall displays, conceived as abstract paintings whose design is a homage to Mondrian's De Stijl artistic movement. The combination of the the richly baroque finish of the wardrobes, the apparently “poor” material and finishes of the wall displays and the out-centred coloured stripes, disrespectful of the classical spaces, creates a balanced cohabitation between classic and modern, order and disorder, rule and exception The furnishings are enriched by emblematic Belgian design pieces created by the greatest designers of the 20th century as Jules Wabbes, Pieter de Bruyne, Renaat Braem, Emiel Verannema: all works are signed and in limited editions, unique and rare, worthy of a museum collection. Inside the boutique are also hosted pieces of contemporary Belgian designers (Nathalie Dewez, Alain Berteau and Ben Storms) and international designers, such as the Italian Gino Sarfatti. Between the ground and the first floor what appears to be a collection old masters paintings turns out to be a series of photographs, archival pigment prints by the Argentine artist Romina Ressia, in which her post-neo-Flemish portraits are combined with daily and kitsch artifacts. "Le 27" also hosts a collection of 20th century Belgian ceramics: their striking form and deep pigments embodies the fantastic and endless creativity of Belgian artists. In "Le 27" the Maison’s bags and accessories meet the works of art and design, turning the boutique into a museum in constant evolution, a genuine place of encounter, dialogue and discovery. Open to visitors, ideal for wandering around with its historical, contemporary and eclectic furnishings destined to change as new pieces are acquired, "Le 27" is a deliberately original and decidedly unique environment. So unique that it will not be reproduced, ever, anywhere in the world. read more »
submission date: 7/5/2018
The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition is an ideal way for Latin American artists to gain valuable exposure for their artwork and to exhibit their talent to a wider international audience. It is also an excellent opportunity to foster their talent and develop the résumé of a successful professional artist. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes. The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition is an event not to be missed.
The competition is open for Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latin American diaspora at any stage of their careers. Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a rotating panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced selection process.
El Concurso de Artes Visuales Contemporáneas de América Latina es la manera ideal para que artistas Latinoamericanos puedan obtener una valiosa exposición de su obra, aumentar su confianza, y exponer su arte frente a un público más amplio. También es una excelente oportunidad para fomentar su talento y desarrollar el currículum de un artista profesional exitoso. Con un distinguido panel de jurados y más de US$ 55,000 dolares en valiosos premios; el Concurso de Artes Visuales Contemporáneas de América Latina 2018 es una oportunidad que no querrá perderse.
El concurso está abierto a artistas visuales de Latino America, el Caribe y la dispora Latinoamericana que habiten en cualquier parte del mundo, y en cualquier etapa de su carrera. Se invita a los artistas a presentar sus obras en los siguientes medios: pintura, escultura, fotografía, dibujo, técnicas mixtas, y grabado. Las obras serán evaluadas por un panel de jurados expertos, que rota cada año. Cada uno representando diferentes campos en el mundo del arte, lo que garantiza un proceso de evaluación justo y equilibrado. read more »
submission date: 6/25/2018
Realized in concurrence with the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, "(in)complete" is an interactive,
participative installation to understand and design our future.
(in)complete is the new project realized by the Italian designer Aldo Cibic for the historic Caffè Florian, in concurrence with the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The installation is housed, until September 8, in the evocative Chinese Room, turned for the occasion in a meeting point in between real and virtual. Invited by Florian’s art director Stefano Stipitivich, Aldo Cibic has designed a modern reinterpretation of a Venetian alcove: the art work integrates with perfect sensitivity and harmony with the place, an example of how a distinctly modern piece of art may coexist beautifully with a piece of Venetian history. read more »
submission date: 6/21/2018
An unprecedented and private look on some little-known works by the three giants of Italian Symbolism: Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Gaetano Previati and Pelizza da Volpedo.
'Intimate Symbolism' is an unprecedented and private look on some little-known works by Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Gaetano Previati and Pelizza da Volpedo. Faces and interior landscapes as a state of mind disclose a hidden and intimate aspect of the three greatest interpreters of Italian Symbolism. All artworks but one come from the same private Collection, where they've been kept for half a century.
11 [HellHeaven] - Ars Perpetua 111
Via dei Coronari 111, Roma IT
Opening Time: Tue to Sat 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Vernissage: 23 June h.7:00 p.m.
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submission date: 6/14/2018
"There is the sense of theatre that artists such as Sufjan Stevens achieve, and Gruen's music certainly stands alongside such artists comfortably...truly a thing of beauty." Americana UK Kris Gruen writes songs about grownup life infused with a mystic wonder, softening the world's sharp edges like a glass of exceptionally fine bourbon. Kris grew up steeped in classic records. His Americana influenced new folk is grounded in the tradition of great narrative songwriters like Cat Stevens and Paul Simon and yet Kris's voice is strikingly current. A New York City native who's put down roots in Vermont, Kris effortlessly blends sagacious wit and emotional depth. Americana UK writes "There is the sense of theatre that artists such as Sufjan Stevens achieve, and Gruen's music certainly stands alongside such artists comfortably...truly a thing of beauty." While often garnering comparisons to contemporaries like The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, and Andrew Bird, Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority aptly notes, "Kris Gruen is no mere imitator. He possesses a sound all his own."
Open heartedness is featured prominently on Kris Gruen's forthcoming album 'Coast and Refuge" (out June 22, 2018).This is true in both the themes and the making of the album-- whether in writing about what it takes to keep a relationship or a friendship going-- or in the process of making art in a series of collaborations that included LA producer Dan Wilson (Adele, Semisonic,) Justin Gray (Dirty Heads, James Bay & John Legend,) Finnish singer-songwriter Peppina and AM, a singer-songwriter who's toured with Beck and Air. And after a seven country European tour supporting Jesse Malin, another coast led him to work with Peter Morén, of Peter Bjorn & John. Gruen also collaborated with filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo for her feature film "All These Small Moments" starring Molly Ringwald and Jemima Kirke which appeared at The Tribeca Film Festival this past April . Coast & Refuge is an album both about and created by partnerships where the sonic and thematic threads feel constant, equally at home in the old townships of Vermont where the new folk-artist lives, as it is in the new frontiers of Scandinavia, and the California coastline where much of it was written. The songs retain folk roots, but bring a contemporary urgency and a huge sound. The result draws comparisons to Matthew Perryman Jones, Pete Yorn, Elbow, Griffin House, Ryan Adams, and Peter Bjorn and John; in fact, the latter's Peter Morén appears on the album as vocalist and co-writer of "Every Day and Night Now." Kris Gruen's voice is seasoned, soaring, and at the height of his craft. Coast &Refuge is a must listen and Kris live is a must-see Gruen has also released acclaimed albums Lullaby School and Part Of It All, and his third studio album, New Comics From The Wooded World came out in the summer of 2013. In 2015 amidst an 8 country European tour supporting Jesse Malin, Kris did a short run release of the Duos and Trios EP which included some and collaborations from 4 friends including Jim and Sam, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Rachel Ries and Peppina. This laid the groundwork and spawned the idea for the upcoming Coast & Refuge. He has shared the stage with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Nicole Atkins and Sean Lennon and is currently touring as support for Alejandro Escovedo on the east coast. read more »
submission date: 6/7/2018
Patxi Xabier Lezama Perier is part of that generation of Basque sculptors who were born and raised with the magic of mythology. The gift of the artist serves to help penetrate the domains of the fables, stories and myths so essential for human beings. Their relational dialectic operates as an urgent need for recovery through the mediation of ancestral transcendental sublimation. Sculptor vitally representative of the symbolic and the mythological in terms of the faces, effects and definitions of such a scenario for the ghosts of the gods, here is the most varied framework for us to dream with his own reality, which he treats and completes as a magical realism. Open and alive artistic experience in the channels of the experimental dimension, with autochthonous figures, myths and legends of the Basque country. His sculpture, as the language of memory, is a luminous communication that contributes to giving a characteristic, personal stamp, which makes it the search for his ancestors.
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submission date: 5/1/2018
The exhibition, hosted in the Vudafieri-Saverino Partners Studio during the Milan Design Week, displays a selection of ceramics by the British young designer. Works that reinterpret history and architecture through shapes, colours and pop atmospheres.
Milano Design Week 2018 - “Historical Promiscuities - Works by Adam Nathaniel Furman” is a solo exhibition by Adam Nathaniel Furman, bringing a selection of the young English designer/artist’s works to Milan.
Under the curatorship of Luca Molinari, the exhibition displays – from the 16th to the 22nd April - ceramic pieces developed with Bitossi in an exclusive, limited series, and pieces from the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London; as well as drawings, prints and videos made by Adam Nathaniel Furman.
The exhibition venue is the studio of Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, where Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino have constructed a narrative work space, inhabited by eclectic artistic references, and which - together with Luca Molinari – has been re-invented for this occasion with a new and intriguing storyline. It is a context based on contaminations between different styles, markings, and references, and which provides the perfect framework to Adam Nathaniel Furman’s works, evoking the peculiar pop style which has rapidly brought him to the centre of public and critical acclaim.
Exhibition abstract Free and unexpected experimentation is one of the greatest ways in which we can revive design and architecture from a period of dullness; different solutions are called for, and courageous choices are needed. Young English designer Adam Nathaniel Furman’s work in both theory and design is one of the most surprising and stimulating counterpoints to the contemporary scene, and it is exhibited here, at the studio of Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, for the first time in Italy.
“Two families of ceramic micro-architecture occupy the atelier, creating a dialogue with the contemporary works of art which normally occupy the same spaces. Adam Nathaniel Furman, has been highlighted by design media as one of the emerging creative talents on the British scene, and his works here are composed of two distinct groups, with both sharing a surprising capacity to reinterpret the Italian tradition in a Popular and irreverent manner: "Roman Singularity" a series of classically-inspired, brightly coloured ceramics, recently exhibited at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, and a series of ceramics made by Bitossi, one of the most historically brands defining a creative relationship between avant-garde design and Italian tradition. The pieces have in common a vivid use of colour deployed in vital combinations, along with the capacity to master traditional shapes, creating absolutely unique objects”
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submission date: 4/5/2018
Billboard today premieres "Coldplay", the new music video by Mr Hudson feat. Vic Mensa. The latest single by the acclaimed singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ben Hudson (a.k.a. Mr Hudson) was first heard on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s #WorldRecord. The track's release follows Mr Hudson's acclaimed, "Can't Forget You" which premiered via Pitchfork in September.
Mr Hudson on the “Coldplay” music video - "Here it is at last! I'm really proud of this. We managed to squeeze a whole movie into four minutes. Videos are often throwaway or a distraction from the song, but i believe this adds another layer of story to the song. I hope you feel the same way too. Jade Lorna Sullivan and Vic Mensa are rockstars as always. PS Let me know if you can spot any of the references to some classic films.” First meeting in London in 2013, Hudson and Mensa's admiration of one another developed finally into collaboration in early 2017. After performing in L.A. for the Celebrating David Bowie show, Mr. Hudson skipped the curtain call and headed straight to the Record Plant to work with Mensa on the latter's track "Almost There," released in June 2017.
Fast forward a few months to October and Mensa returns the favor, cutting a verse for Mr Hudson’s new single "Coldplay." "For me "Coldplay" is about that moment when you're about to give up on someone, but you don't," explains Hudson. "You dig deep. You keep working. Even though it might be easier to walk away." He continues, "Vic's verse is powerful. It's more than a feature. He wears his heart on his sleeve. We've been friends for four years and we only just worked together! You can hear in our collaborations that we really wanted to add a lot to the records. Not all features are like that. Sonically, I love the jazz quartet on a space-station aesthetic. Sad-robot music. That's my happy place."
As a sought-after writer and producer Mr Hudson has been working writing for some of the biggest names in music including, Future, DJ Snake and others this year. Most recently, Hudson co-wrote two tracks with English singer JP Cooper including, "September Song" which went platinum in the UK and hit #6 on the UK singles chart resulting in over 260 million plays on Spotify. Mr. Hudson also scored the soundtrack for the 2017 anime short, Children of Ether.
About Mr Hudson
In 2008 after the release of Mr Hudson’s critically acclaimed album, A Tale Of Two Cities, he made a list of producers he’d like to work with for his follow-up album. Unexpectedly, Kanye West offered to sign Mr Hudson to West's G.O.O.D. music and exec produce the album. Next thing Mr Hudson knew he was on a plane to Hawaii. "Before I got to America I was a reluctant collaborator but on the first day in Hawaii, Kanye said 'I want you to help' and I took that to heart and it stuck with me ever since. I just try to help in whatever context I'm in. It's a good headspace." In addition to Kanye, Mr Hudson soon began collaborating on a string of hits and #1 albums with Jay Z, Kid Cudi and Big Sean. read more »
submission date: 2/1/2018
LAS VEGAS, NV – (January 26, 2018) - Las Vegas Market announced today that strong and sustained leasing gains, increases in buyer pre- registrations, product introductions and industry-leading programming are heightening expectations for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, which runs January 28 to February 1, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market momentum shows no signs of slowing and overall exhibitor participation is at an all-time high,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “This winter we welcome 79 new and expanding showrooms – totaling more than 469,000 square feet of exhibit space – and we have opened a third pavilion to accommodate expanded gift and home décor temporary exhibits. This vigorous activity is not only an indication of overall industry optimism but also a reflection of Las Vegas Market’s proven ability to deliver an unparalleled market experience.” The Market will present a record 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources for buyers and designers. Resource growth has been strong across all three of Las Vegas Market’s core product categories —furniture, home décor and gift – resulting in increased breadth and depth of product offerings at Winter Market.
In total, 42 new and expanding furniture showrooms are opening this winter, bringing Las Vegas Market’s total furniture resources to 2000, and there also has been significant growth in bedding, with 220 resources to be featured at the Winter Market. Category Highlights include recent newcomers Amalfi Home Furniture (leather, upholstery) in 8,998 square feet on A8, Flores Design (upholstery) in 2,507 square feet on B12 and Restonic (bedding) in 14,115 square feet on A8. Other highlights include previously announced major expansions by Furniture of America, Cheers/Manwah (USA), England Inc. and La-Z-Boy; and debuts by Bernards Furniture Group and Bauhaus Furniture Group. Las Vegas Market also continues to expand its casual and outdoor offerings, and many leading suppliers are shifting their production cycles to debut new products at Winter Market.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting nearly 4,300+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 to February 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com. read more »
submission date: 1/26/2018
Las Vegas, NV (January 25, 2018) – In its inaugural year, Scott Living’s home-focused consumer goods line with Coaster Company of America quickly became a best-seller. With over 400 SKUS, the collection reflected the Scott brothers’ personal style inspired by what they hold dear – home, family and a commitment to quality. Now, the wildly-popular twin brothers, who catapulted to fame on HGTV’s Property Brothers, are back at it again presenting over 250 new SKUS in all major categories and accents at Las Vegas Market January 28 – February 1. With Scott Living, Jonathan and Drew have collaborated to create a perfect blend of ideas, making their dream homes within reach.
Jonathan says, “Comfort, clever details and quality focused design direct from Drew and I is within reach through Scott Living.” Drew adds, “We are thrilled our collection with Coaster has continued to grow and remains one of the most popular home furnishing collections available.”
The additions featured in the 2018-2019 Scott Living collection offer a mix of materials, textures and finishes focusing on natural and organic roots as well as mixed media with an industrial flare and a clean and sleek contemporary look. The collection includes a variety of pieces that allow buyers an opportunity to create finished rooms or find a unique piece to add to their existing décor.
ABOUT SCOTT LIVING:
Entrepreneurs, TV personalities, and best-selling authors, Jonathan and Drew Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Living, among others. Scott Living is a highly-successful collection of home goods including indoor furniture, décor, textiles and bedding, available at a variety of North American retailers including Amazon, QVC and Lowe’s. The Scott brothers are hosts of multiple top-rated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries. Their books, Dream Home and It Takes Two: Our Story were New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. For more information about Scott Living, please visit scottlivinghome.com.
Coaster Company of America has been an importer and distributor of fine furniture in the United States since 1982. We offer a diverse selection of quality, stylish, and valuable casual and formal dining furniture, entertainment centers, home theater chairs, sofas, futons, bedroom sets, bunk beds, daybeds, occasional/accent tables, curios, rugs and much more for your home.
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submission date: 1/25/2018
Aliantedizioni is pleased to inform you that Le Elidi - the fruit bowls designed by Alessandro Loschiavo and Marco Paiani - have won a Good Design Award 2017.
This is the prize assigned annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Founded in 1950, the GDAward is the world's oldest award program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. This is the sixth time that Aliantedizioni have received this prestigious recognition and the eighth award received by Alessandro Loschiavo.
Series of bowls similar to flower corollas that seem to rise from the top of a table as giant translucent water lilies. Conceived as lightweight fruit bowls, they are available in two sizes in film of translucent polypropylene for food and are obtained by lifting and hooking the petals of a two-dimensional silhouette contained in a very thin package. The Elidi are in fact easy to be assambled and disassembled due to the flexibility of the material which also facilitates washing and placing in a simple drawer when not in use. Once the life cycle is expired, the material results fully recyclable. read more »
submission date: 1/17/2018
The portuguese brand OIA – Furniture & Objects by Barmat will be present at the next edition of Maison et Objet in Paris, starting this 19th January, with his own stand and introducing new materials.
For the second time in the show, OIA, a brand launched by BARTMAT- Barros & Matias S.A. in the last year, is ready to present their news stones for the COSMOS series: the ERAMOSA and the GRAPHITE marbles.
OIA – Furniture & Objects was created with no details left to chance and the goal of offering the highest quality products. To be able to achieve it, OIA combines traditional stone craftsmanship techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style.
Always searching for the best, OIA has challenged the André Teoman Studio to create a fabulous series of products. This collaboration resulted in the Sputnik – dining table and the Kandinsky sidetables series, which have been added to the collection already created by OIA Design Studio, where COSMOS – side & coffee table and the ORBITER dining table are included.
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submission date: 1/15/2018
Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most established prominent international competition today. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. Come join our family of artists and share your work with art experts who recognize real talent when they see it!”
Angela Di Bello, Executive Director, Agora Gallery
The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6th March 12th , 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for August 14–25, 2018. Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity and take your career to the next level? Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/ for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org read more »
submission date: 12/22/2017
We are proud to announce that, after a few selected, sold-out projections all over Europe, the Barcelona’s premiere of the film REM will take place at IAAC on February 27th.
Filmed and directed by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of the architect, the documentary aims to take a peek inside the creative mind of Koolhaas, following him in his daily life and thoughts. The film also shows a different side to the architect’s most famous buildings and its inhabitants.
Tomas, who has been critical of films about architecture which are “made up of talking-head interviews interspersed by static, lifeless shots of empty structures,” suggested that REM would be “the first documentary to comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around OMA’s buildings.” The documentary, which took over 4 years of filming and research, not only reveals Rem’s life and working methods from an unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ perspective, but gives the architecture greater meaning as the viewer witnesses the one thing that gives it a function and purpose – how it is used by people.
The event, which will be part of the Institute’s Lecture Series, will take place at IAAC Pujades 102, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the director. Find at this link more information about the screening and on how to reserve your seat. read more »
submission date: 12/22/2017