One Thousand Museum building by Zaha Hadid Architects

One Thousand Museum

One Thousand Museum building by Zaha Hadid Architects
Photo via Zaha Hadid Architects https://www.zaha-hadid.com

One Thousand Museum

February 20, 2020In Lifestyle

Architecture has been always a source of inspiration for me, specially skyscrapers, that’s why One Thousand Museum couldn’t be an exception.

One Thousand Museum

At the beautiful Miami, One Thousand Museum creates a six-star lifestyle within an exceptionally elegant private residential tower designed by Zaha Hadid, actually her last final design.

No need to say that she’s among History’s most celebrated Architects. She has been awarded the Pritzker Prize in Architecture, The Stirling Prize and many other mentions.

Headquartered in London, Zaha Hadid Architects designs high-profile properties worldwide, including the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Summer Olympics; the Guangzhou Opera House; the Vitra Fire Station; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art; the BMW Central Building; the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts; the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum; and the Evelyn Grace Academy.

“I BELIEVE IN THE IDEA OF THE FUTURE”
ZAHA HADID

The residential tower appears as a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture from the podium to the crown. The contrast between the robust exoskeleton and the crystalline glazing of the glass façade beneath it is one defining characteristic.

Some numbers

Over 30,000 square feet.

Fewer than 100 residences.

Sunrise and sunset pools located on the 8th floor.

Indoor recreation deck & sun deck on the 60th floor.

Levels: 62

www.1000museum.com

www.zaha-hadid.com/design/1000-museum


Chen Man

Chen Man

Chen Man
Photo by Chen Man www.chenmaner.com
Chen Man
Photo by Chen Man www.chenmaner.com

Chen Man

February 13, 2020In Lifestyle

Chen Man is a visual artist, called the ‘Chinese Annie Leibovitz’. I don’t consider her as a reference for my work or my brand but as a great source of beauty inspiration.

Her work is an example of visual impact, based on creative compositions, elegance and strong use of contrast. Chen Man’s style is influence by her Chinese heritage and culture, showing in many cases the national pride.

“I am different from others because I look at things from a Chinese perspective.”

The photographer’s hyper-realized pop portraiture, shot for China’s Vision magazine, is often 3D-textured through Chen’s mastery with both a camera and computer.

She is credited helping to the evolution of the China’s beauty aesthetic. Although thoroughly modern in execution and appearance, Man’s imagery often references traditional Chinese culture, aiding China’s development of its own idiosyncratic aesthetic.

“The difference between fashion photography and my exhibition work goes back to the third stage of my career. It’s about using traditional Chinese philosophy and Taoist and Buddhist concepts to explore visual ideas in a modern way. I’m not Buddhist but some of the concepts appeal to me.”

5 things about Chen Man

Born: 1980 in Beijing

Family: 2 children

Education: Central Academy of Fine Arts, in China

Her debut: At the age of 23, she published her self-styled photography as covers for Chinese art magazine VISION.

She likes…: Being in contact with real people, not just be indoors and not go out.

www.chenmaner.com


Gerard Puxhe Designboom Shop

Dcode at Designboom Shop

Gerard Puxhe Designboom Shop

Dcode at Designboom Shop

February 4, 2020In Press

Gerard’s Puxhe new wallpaper collection, Dcode, is now available at Designboom shop.

The online shop belongs to the international magazine Designboom. Founded in Milan in 1999, Designboom is the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine.

Dcode, is a brand new wallpaper collection that evokes the fast moving energy of an urban lifestyle in the city. The designs are made of harmonious geometrical asymmetries and powerful color palettes, to create unexpected cutting-edge compositions.

Wallpaper graphics evokes a decoding effect of a geometry by expanding several squares of counterbalanced striking gradient colours, creating movement and softness to the composition. Colour palettes are carefully selected to add intensity and visual interest as well as to create a unique piece for hedonists.

Dcode is digitally printed in a high performance wallpaper. The material is durable, easy to clean, flame retardant, scratch and impact resistant, safe, colourfast and lightfast. The collection includes three different models and all of them are available in 3 colours. The design can be customized to any wall dimensions.

Designboom aims to bring together professional and young creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds. By publishing the latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology and art.

Designboom undertakes innovative cultural exhibition projects and brings together designers and design entrepreneurs from around the world. Inventing the pop-up phenomenon, since 2005, designboom’s readers have participated in our acclaimed temporary mart exhibitions inside international trade fairs in New York, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.

You can find his collection on Designboom shop here.


Dcode wallpaper

Gerard Puxhe, launches new wallpaper collection: Dcode! - KLC

Dcode wallpaper

Gerard Puxhe, launches new wallpaper collection: Dcode! – KLC

January 23, 2020In Press

KLC  congratulates Senior Course Tutor, Gerard Puxhe, on the launch of his new wallpaper collection, Dcode.

Dcode is a new collection designed by Gerard Puxhe full of strong colours, and asymmetries that create unexpected compositions. All models are customized to any wall dimensions.

Gerard Puxhe creates disruptive designs for an urban casual tech lifestyle.

His latest work, Dcode, is a brand new wallpaper collection that evokes the fast moving energy of an urban lifestyle in the city. The designs are made of harmonious geometrical asymmetries and powerful color palettes, to create unexpected cutting-edge compositions.

Wallpaper graphics evokes a decoding effect of a geometry by expanding several squares of counterbalanced striking gradient colours, creating movement and softness to the composition. Colour palettes are carefully selected to add intensity and visual interest as well as to create a unique piece for hedonists.

Dcode is digitally printed in a high performance wallpaper. The material is durable, easy to clean, flame retardant, scratch and impact resistant, safe, colourfast and lightfast. The collection includes three different models and all of them are available in 3 colours. The design can be customized to any wall dimensions.

Gerard Puxhe said: “I aim to create distinctive designs and spaces that make people feel it’s part of their cosmopolitan lifestyle.”

The collection is available on Designboom Shop and on Gerard Puxhe’s website . It’s suitable for both residential and commercial projects. Wallpaper prices start from £165 per square metre and includes international free shipping.

Full article here.


Dcode 01 designed by Gerard Puxhe

DCode, the new wallpaper collection

Dcode 01 designed by Gerard Puxhe

DCode, the new wallpaper collection

January 23, 2020In Press

Dcode is a new collection designed by Gerard Puxhe full of strong colours, and asymmetries that create unexpected compositions. All models are customized to any wall dimensions.

Gerard Puxhe creates disruptive designs for an urban casual tech lifestyle.

His latest work, Dcode, is a brand new wallpaper collection that evokes the fast moving energy of an urban lifestyle in the city. The designs are made of harmonious geometrical asymmetries and powerful color palettes, to create unexpected cutting-edge compositions.

Wallpaper graphics evokes a decoding effect of a geometry by expanding several squares of counterbalanced striking gradient colours, creating movement and softness to the composition. Colour palettes are carefully selected to add intensity and visual interest as well as to create a unique piece for hedonists.

Dcode is digitally printed in a high performance wallpaper. The material is durable, easy to clean, flame retardant, scratch and impact resistant, safe, colourfast and lightfast. The collection includes three different models and all of them are available in 3 colours. The design can be customized to any wall dimensions.

Gerard Puxhe said:

“I aim to create distinctive designs and spaces that make people feel it’s part of their cosmopolitan lifestyle.”

The collection is available on Designboom Shop and on Gerard Puxhe’s website . It’s suitable for both residential and commercial projects. Wallpaper prices start from £165 per square metre and includes international free shipping.


Dawn A1 Design Award

European Product Design Award 2019

Dawn A1 Design Award

European Product Design Award 2019

April 15, 2019In Events & Awards

Dawn A1 won an European Product Design Award 2019. The product got a silver in Home Interior Products/Textiles/Floor Coverings category.

Dawn A1 is part of the Dawn collection. It evokes the fast pace of a city life thanks to the different overlapped asymetrical geometries, and the colour palette shows the vibrating contrast of a metropolis. All this mix produces a powerful visual impact. It’s the result from a search and experimentation towards a new urban and sporty interior style.

It’s a technical knitted rug made of recycling plastic cords, which weaves have different directions according to the different colours. The yellow cords interlace with the rug creating dashed lines. It’s suitable for indoor and outdoor. The standard size is 240×170 cm.

The Product Design Award recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with a practical and beautiful creation, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.

The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. We reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.
Farmani Group assembled European Product Design Award to bring attention to international product design and promote the winning designers to the prominent audience in Europe.

The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.

Full article about Dawn A1 design award here.


Top 5 designs

Top 5 designs Dezeen x Samsung competition - Dezeen

Top 5 designs

Top 5 designs Dezeen x Samsung competition – Dezeen

November 15, 2018In Blog, Press

Dezeen announces the top 5 designs in the Dezeen x Samsung TV Ambient Mode Design Competition.

The Dezeen x Samsung Ambient Mode design competition has been whittled down to a shortlist of five, who have shared the thinking behind their designs with Dezeen.

Seeing off tough competition from a 15-entry longlist, the finalists have been announced as Gerard Puxhe with Architectural Extension,Alex Warr and Zach Walters with the entry TimeFrame, Swift Creatives with Kinetic Decor, Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun with Bird Clock and Doisign with Sphere.

The shortlisted top 5 designs responded with the likes of a virtual architectural extension, a window to other parts of the world and a personal assistant that brings in data from the user’s life.

Others took a more decorative approach, creating a calming, interactive mobile and a clock that brings nature and joy into telling the time.

Gerard´s describes his design as one that aims to integrate the digital and the physical world in a believable way.

His design changes throughout the day or in response to the presence of people because of the LED lighting that changes as time passes, as well as the sky in the background. It also changes when the space light does. Thanks to the QLED TV movement sensors, the flower or the flame of a candle will move when a person passes by, for example. A person’s shadow can also appear in the niche if a person gets closer. There are many different possibilities.

 

Full article http://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/31/top-five-finalists-announced-dezeen-samsung-tv-ambient-mode-competition/


Video
Video

Video Dezeen x Samsung TV ambient mode competition – Dezeen

October 15, 2018In Blog, Press

Watch the video filmed for Samsung in Berlin, where Jury members for Dezeen and Samsung’s Ambient Mode design competition explain why they awarded top prize. 

Gerard Puxhe created a design called Architectural Extension, which creates the illusion of an extension of the room the television is placed in, which the user can customise in different ways.

The winner was selected by a jury comprising designers Neville Brody and Erwan Bouroullec, Dontae Lee, head of the design centre at Samsung Electronics, and Dezeen’s editorial director Amy Frearson.

The €29,500 competition asked entrants to create a visual experience that displays when the TV is not in use. The shortlisted designers responded with the likes of a virtual architectural extension, a window to other parts of the world and a personal assistant that brings in data from the user’s life.

Samsung was looking for concepts to highlight how this new feature can echo the environment and blend into the aesthetic of people’s homes.The brand wanted entrants to have a particular lifestyle in mind when creating their design.

Judging took place at electronics trade show IFA in Berlin, which took place from 31 August to 5 September 2018, with the winner announced on 3 September 2018 on Dezeen.

Full article here: http://www.dezeen.com/2018/09/10/video-dezeen-samsung-ambient-mode-design-competition-qled-tv-winning-design-movie/

Top 15 designs

Top 15 designs Dezeen x Samsung competition - Dezeen

Top 15 designs

Top 15 designs Dezeen x Samsung competition – Dezeen

October 4, 2018In Blog, Press

Dezeen reveals the top 15 designs on the longlist in the Dezeen x Samsung TV Ambient Mode Design Competition.

Fifteen designs were long listed in the graphic design competition, which asked entrants to create a visual experience that displays when the Samsung TV is not in use.

The top 15 designs are for the Ambient Mode feature on Samsung’s new QLED TVs. The feature makes the screen look almost transparent by mimicking the appearance of the wall behind the television, and adds additional imagery and information to enhance the home environment.

In his concept Gerard Puxhe offers an architectural illusion with this design, which creates a virtual niche that combines the wall pattern with decorative objects like vases and candles. Weather and time information can be coded into the design.

The winner will be picked in September by a jury made up of graphic designer Neville Brody, industrial designer Erwan Bouroullec, Samsung Electronics’ head of the design centre Dontae Lee and Dezeen’s editorial director Amy Frearson.

Judging will take place at electronics trade show IFA in Berlin from 31 August to 5 September 2018, with the winner announced on 3 September 2018 on Dezeen.

You can find more information about the competition here.

 

Full article http://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/20/top-15-designs-dezeen-samsung-tv-ambient-mode-competition/


Samsung´s competition

Samsung´s competition - Samsung

Samsung´s competition

Samsung´s competition – Samsung

October 3, 2018In Blog, Press

Samsung talks about its Samsung´s competition in their website.

The division Samsung Electronics teamed up with the design and architectural magazine Dezeen in a competition to find the next graphic imagery for the QLED TV’s ‘Ambient Mode´, where Gerard Puxhe was finalist.

Open to designers and creatives worldwide, the judges invited shortlisted entrants to the final round of the competition at IFA, which Gerard assisted. The competition saw a myriad of entries from all over the globe, but only five were invited to IFA to showcase their designs in full, Gerard among theirs.

Gerard´s concept for this Samsung´s competition expands upon the design of a user’s existing furniture and interior aesthetic, taking on a ‘box’ shape that blends in with the room’s surroundings, while decorative elements subtly reflect live weather and time information. “With ‘Architectural Extension’, I aim to integrate the digital and the physical world in a believable way.”

The competition elicited a diverse and exciting range of creative responses to Ambient Mode. “The great thing about all the designs is the potential they all had to be completely customizable,” said one of the judges, the designer Neville Brody. “From the objects or animals involved to the background design, all had the potential to be as personal to users as possible.” Choosing a winner from the five dynamic shortlisted designs was no easy feat, but it was Swift Creatives’ design that “offered a level of detail you could get involved in, but at the same time stayed there as a very natural part of the environment,” explained Brody.

Full article http://news.samsung.com/global/5-chameleon-tv-screen-designs-to-transform-the-off-screen-into-a-lifestyle-interface


marbella interior a design award

A´Design Award 2018

marbella interior a design award

A´Design Award 2018

May 5, 2018In Blog, Events & Awards

Marbella Residential interior was a Bronze Design Award winner in 2018 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.

The project requested a functional and neat space but also with a unique personality. The layout accomplishes the functional factor and lighting the visual impact. The living room has a big geometry drawing made by LED lighting, all over the walls and ceiling. These lights evoke a huge cage, inspirired on a city skyline. There is a balanced contrast between the white space colour and the vibrant furniture colour palette. Outdoor plants add colour to the space as well in order to create a better harmony.

The inspiration comes from the city lights and vibrant contrast of the streets. The client has a cosmopolitan and modern urban lifestyle. He travels all over the world and is passionate about asian style. There are many asian references in the design. The concept and final design conveys his lifestyle.

This is a cutting edge interior where light is the main actor. The living room has a big geometry drawing made by LED lighting, all over the walls and ceiling. The lights evoke a huge cage, inspirired on cities. There is a perfect balance of contrast, between the space white colour and the vibrant colour palette of the furniture. Outdoor plants add colour to the space creating a beautiful harmony. Functionality and clean space is a must for him.

This is an opened space where living and dinning room are together but have their own independent zones. The kitchen is also on the same floor. The property has two floors that are connected with a staircase, the upper one contains the bedrooms.

In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products. The award-winning products and designs are highlighted to the international public via the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy and they are communicated to all relevant press across the world.

Full article about Marbella interior design award here


Yuu Rug design award

European Product Design Award 2017

Yuu Rug design award

European Product Design Award 2017

April 4, 2017In Blog, Events & Awards

Yuu rug won an European Product Design Award 2017. The rug got a bronze in Home Interior Products/Textiles/Floor Coverings category.

Yuu rug is the result from graphical experimentation in order to come up with a unique and different design. The graphic creates a powerful visual shadow effect on it, even more impressive when placed under a ceiling lamp, even if it´s turned off. The colour palette for all the different versions has been carefully selected to create a modern and harmonious. It evokes a poetic feeling that makes it a perfect contrast touch in any interior.

The rug is available in any size from 150cm diameter in the rounded version and from 1m width in its squared and rectangular versions.

Hand knotted made, wool pile and cotton warp.

The Product Design Award recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with a practical and beautiful creation, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.

The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. We reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.
Farmani Group assembled European Product Design Award to bring attention to international product design and promote the winning designers to the prominent audience in Europe.

The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.

Full article about Yuu rug design award here