Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria
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El Bulli
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Ferran Adria

March 5, 2020In Blog, Lifestyle

The world is plenty of disciplines that inspire me. Photography, art, science, even food, why not? Ferran Adriá is one of those influences.

Gastronomy universe is full of geniuses and one of the kings is the Spanish chef, Ferran Adriá.

He is a Spanish chef who was the head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Roses on the Costa Brava and is considered one of the best chefs in the world.

He hworked along side with his brother, the creative mind and renowned pastry chef Albert Adrià.

He is much more than just a chef. He has been the master of so many chefs around the world that you can’t count the number of great chefs that have learnt with him.

His process and everything that he does is in service of creativity. Visualization, drawing, list making, diagrams; are very much at the basis of the way that he expresses himself.

Ferran Adrià created 1,846 dishes and then stopped. He felt he had created enough and that soon he would reach his peak. He had to go further, and therefore decided to close elBulli. This was back in 2011, the beginning of the second part of his life. From there he would dedicate himself to, as he says, sharing “everything we have learnt over these years regarding the creative process and its methods”. Both in the kitchen and out.

In the creative process, is the absence of method a method itself?

From the restaurant his inventions could be shared with 6,000 people a year. From his foundation he can reach millions. This new format allows him to spread the word concerning his research and share his knowledge in order to inspire “future generations to be more creative”.

5 things about Ferran Adria

Born: In 1962 at Barcelona.

Family: No kids.

Education: Autodidact

His debut: In 1980 during his stint as a dishwasher at the Hotel Playafels, in the town of Castelldefels.

He likes…: Share his knowledge. Maybe that is why he created his own foundation.


Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo
Photo by Gerard Puxhe
Tokyo

Tokyo

February 27, 2020In Blog, Lifestyle

Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of it.

There are plenty of reasons to love Tokyo, from the amazing food and fashion to the capital’s nightlife and unique attractions, here are just a few reasons why you can’t get enough of this city.

The Skyline

For a long time, Tokyo’s skyline has remained relatively low-rise, compared to American cities, but since the 2000s, the city is undergoing major changes to its skyline with the construction of tallest skyscraper, an urban renewal project and preparations for the Olympics.

Some of its tallest buildings are the Skytree, the Tokyo Tower and Toranomon Hills.

Lifestyle

Tokyo is a sprawling, densely populated city packed full of nightlife spots, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues, shopping malls and everything besides. The city offers its expats a vibrant, unique and sociable lifestyle, with plenty of annual events, in addition to more permanent sightseeing and entertainment attractions.

Design Art Tokyo

During 10 days the entire city becomes a museum thanks to DESIGNART, who plan and operate a design and art festival “DESIGNART TOKYO” that held every fall as a place to announce its activities.

Set in the capital, one of the world’s leading mixed culture cities, art and architecture, interiors, products, fashion, food, sports, technology, and other things and things gather from around the world and use various places such as galleries and shops. Is an innovative initiative to provide a variety of presentations.

This is an event where the whole city becomes a design and art museum where you can enjoy walking around the city by visiting each exhibition.

Are you already fall in love with Tokyo?

 


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.


Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

January 27, 2020In Lifestyle

I do have many references and I’d like to introduce them to you little by little in this section, starting with Yohji Yamamoto.

Yohji Yamamoto has always been the one to me. He’s a living icon, capable to create not only his unique brand but two. Y-3 was the first high fashion sport brand.

The concept he created along side with Adidas is today copied by many. Besides liking or not his designs (which I love), what I really admire is the way he created two brands with a unique language.

Although Yamamoto’s work changed and evolved over the next two decades, it retained several key elements- the ambiguities of gender, the importance of black, and the aesthetics of deconstruction.

“When I started making clothes for my line Y’s in 1977, all I wanted was for women to wear men’s clothes. I jumped on the idea of designing coats for women. It meant something to me- the idea of a coat guarding and hiding a woman’s body. I wanted to protect the woman’s body from something- maybe from men’s eyes or a cold wind.”

A brand help us to identify ourselves with an aesthetic which leads to a lifestyle, an identity. Creativity, functionality, simplicity, harmony defines what design and beauty is to me.

5 things about Yohji Yamamoto

Born: In 1943 at Tokyo.

Family: 2 children Limi Feu, Yuji Yamamoto

Education: Keio University, Bunka Fashion College

His debut: In 1977 launched his debut collection, Y’s, in Tokyo.

He likes…: to be called a “dressmaker” instead of a fashion designer.


KLC blog

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

KLC blog

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 wallpaper by Gerard Puxhe

DCode, the new wallpaper collection

Dcode 01 wallpaper 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.


DawnADesignAward

European Product Design Award 2019

DawnADesignAward

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.


Topdesigns

Top 5 designs Dezeen x Samsung competition - Dezeen

Topdesigns

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/