Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers
Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
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V.O.W N°4 // Enjoy a ride with Shinya Kimura
The qualities of a great craftsman begin way beyond their first interaction with the tool. In many instances, the education begins with vision. Growing up around the smell of oil and steel, Shinya Kimura has always been fascinated by motorcycles.
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Interview with Piergiorgio Robino (Studio Nucleo)
Nucleo is a joint project developed by three artists under the direction of Piergiorgio Robino. Founded in Turin in 1997, Nucleo works collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that bring together contemporary art, design and architecture. “Today,” says Robino, “Nucleo’s goal is to create projects that may be entirely devised and managed in our studio. We are art designers who ask themselves questions, in other words: we are ‘problematic artisans’.”
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Michael Sheen and Garret Hedlund in “Tron: Legacy” (Walt Disney Co.)
The float pilsner flutes, one of several variations of float glassware — a line of thermally resistant glassware designed and sold by molo studio, appeared on Star Trek in 2009, and now more can be seen throughout Tron: Legacy (in theaters nationwide through January 27).
float is a line of thermally resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines. The suspended bowl creates a lens of liquid colour that projects onto the table top. Each piece is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from the finest German borosilicate glass. oat is a line of thermally resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines. The suspended bowl creates a lens of liquid colour that projects onto the table top. Each piece is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from the finest German borosilicate glass.
float is available exclusively on molostore.com
Based on the success of their love letter light (sold out), molo design in Vancouver recently introduced cappello, a LED lamp that has various ways to play with the design. Adaptiveness and flexibility in design seem what they enjoy, and that is especially evident from their ingenious softwall series.
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Photos © Santiago Garcés
Two young Barcelonans, Miquel del Río and Lluís Raich of RaichdelRio, recently completed the renovation project of the first floor of the Catalan Government building in Girona, Spain Continue Reading
space designed by Jaime Hayon
Revitalization Groninger Museum Completed
Since the opening in 1994, a total of 3,732,000 visitors have paid a visit to the Groninger Museum. However, on account of this overwhelming success the building was due for a revitalization. New spaces by Studio Job, Jaime Hayon and Maarten Baas were added to the museum and opened December 18, 2010.
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