Some noticeable tendencies found in contemporary Japanese houses:
1. very small
2. an interior with stark white walls or fair-faced concrete
3. using single letter in naming a project like “house h” or “k residence”
I don’t think 1 is ever going to change in Japan. The reason for that is obvious, no?
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The Vitra Design Museum at Weil am Rhein in Germany celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson’s birth with a retrospective of his work. Jochen Eisenbrand, the curator of the exhibition, talks about the designer and the exhibition.
The major retrospective on Jeff Koons, the star of the ’80s Neo-Geo movement, opened at the Château de Versailles a few weeks ago. The exhibition runs until December 14, 2008.
If you are visiting Paris this year, don’t be lazy, go to Versailles first. Viewing a great American artist’s work in an environment with an incomparably rich history could be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.