We are proud to announce that Lucciola, our light interpretation for Natevo (by Flou) has finished the sponsorship phase. Thanks to the presence at the Salone del Mobile Lucciola got positive feedbacks from press and clients and enough backers to cover the sponsorship.
You can buy Lucciola right away at the Natevo Store!
Siamo orgogliosi di annunciare che Lucciola, la nostra interpretazione luminosa per Natevo (by Flou) ha terminato la fase di sponsorizzazione. Grazie alla presenza al Salone del Mobile Lucciola ha ottenuto feedback positivi sia dalla stampa che da clienti e sostenitori sufficienti per coprire la sponsorizzazione.
Puoi acquistare Lucciola direttamente sul Natevo Store!
Since we are on the subject of camouflage, Stockholm’s SneakerNStuff recently announced that it will launch the Nike Air Max 1 SP “Desert Camo USA” starting tomorrow, February 15, through its two retail locations and online store. Similar to its Nike Air Max 90 Sneakerboot MC SP counterpart, the Nike Air Max 1 MC SP features the same three-color desert camouflage used by the United States Armed Forces, which Nike Sportswear referred to with a sewn-on American flag on the sockliner. Like the Air Max 90 Sneakerboot also, it has a seamless construct with durable canvas and rugged outsole thanks in part to its Nike Hyperfuse construct. Available in just a few hours through SneakerNStuff, this special “Country Camo” edition will be making its way to other Nike Sportswear retailers around the globe soon.
Nike Air Max 1 MC SP
Release Date: February 15, 2014 (Tomorrow!)
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Throughout the history of Ferrari, they managed to put together amazingly designed super car one after another. Despite some hick ups along the way, many have enjoyed classic status from the production line and showroom floors. The 2014 version of the F12 Berlinetta is a beautifully engineered vehicle that is as marvelous to look, as it is to drive. Originally launched in 2012, this year’s model seems to push slightly higher horsepower at 731 horses and punching out 508 pound-feet of torque, clocking 60 mph in mere 3.1 seconds. A 48-valve, 6.3-liter V12 engine sits calmly inside the long engine bay at the front of the coupe. Check out detailed photos of Ferrari’s latest masterpiece below.
Lucciola is the perfect demonstration how materials such as cement and iron, when applied to a furnishing product, can create something apparently light and unquestionably stylish. DORODESIGN has exploited its creativity to interpret its idea of furniture with integrated light fittings, transforming the imagination into a clothes-stand, umbrella stand and luminous storage container. Its shape was inspired by nature: a tree with a trunk shooting luminous branches that add personality and suggestion to the environment around it. It is the perfect addition to every context thanks to Lucciola’s magic touch: the Led lights integrated at the tips of the branches have an esthetic purpose while guaranteeing perfect illumination. All of the pieces of furniture in the Natevo range are available with a choice of warm or colder light.
DIRECTLY FROM SINGAPORE, WE’ VE RECEIVED THIS GREAT NEWS. ONE OF THE OUR PRODUCT HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DESIGN AWARD IN THE WORLD, THE “RED DOT”. SOON WE WILL REVEAL WHICH PRODUCT WON.
Over 4394 entries from 56 countries. Only the 5.7 % of the entries won a RED DOT. PROUD OF US.
Every season adidas x Opening Ceremony deliver a variety of styles that blend both their distinct aesthetics.This season they chose to focus on two contrasting disciplines: rock climbing and basketball. Right now there really isn’t anything more chic than sports inspired day wear and what better way to deliver it than in a beautiful image-heavy pastel lookbook.
We have just seen that Herzog & De Meuron in collaboration with local firm TFP Farrells have been chosen as the winning design team for ‘M+ museum’, a major new institution to be built in the burgeoning West Kowloon cultural district. The 60,000 square meter building will be sited on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour waterfront and execute cultural programming on par with New York’s MoMA and London’s tate modern. The overall shape of M+ is informed by a dip in the site and will feature a sunken exhibition area that will feature large-scale installation, sculpture or performance. The museum will be home to the donated Sigg collection, one of the largest and most exhaustive collections of contemporary Chinese art. Aside from the 1500 works provided by the collection, the cultural center will also highlight seminal works of art, design, architecture and the moving image from Asia and around the world.
by Stamberg Aferiat Associates
Unlock Richard Meier’s geometric system and expand upon it. Adding on to this Richard Meier designed house was a challenge. In studying the plan for this structure, we saw that it was quite different from Meier’s other houses. Unlike his other projects, which are collages, we saw this design as a clear, complete, somewhat locked, geometric system. The plan for this house consisted of two exquisitely carved rectangles rotated upon one another. The client felt that each room was too small and wanted to increase the dwelling space. At first, we could not see how to add to the house without destroying it.
But then looking at subsequent Meier designs we saw that, like this one, many of them sprouted landscape elements as extensions of walls. When we extended the walls of the rectangles into the landscape, we discovered the key that opened the system, allowing us to easily add to them without compromising the original.
Opening a Closed System
A 3,000SF Addition to an
Existing Modern House
Designed by Richard Meier
Concrete Stucco, Lead
Copper, White Oak
Consultation, Interior Design,
NIKE: free flyknit running shoes
all images courtesy NIKE
This week in Oregon has taken place the 2013 NIKE innovation summit, as the brand unveiled the new NIKE free flyknit running shoes. The NIKE free flyknit will be available globally from august 1st, we have just preordered it now!
Sean McDowell, creative director of NIKE running, tell more about the new shoe:
Please could you explain the concept behind free flyknit?
NIKE free flyknit is an expression of natural performance principles, combining a supportive, sock-like upper and a flexible midsole and outsole that move with the body. The compression fit brings the foot closer to the sole for better lockdown and propulsion.
This shoe is about enhancing what nature gave us – humans were ‘designed’ to run on soft terrain but now most running is done on hard surfaces, this shoe feels so light and so well cushioned it’s as close to running in a sock as you can get – so to your mind your feet feel ‘free’ – but it also provides all the support you need.
How does this shoe follow on from your recent innovations in running shoes?
SM: It’s another example of a continuing trend in running – where the equipment be it shoes or apparel are moving with the body. We used to put more things on shoes to give you support and stability and now we are freeing things up. New materials like flyknit and flywire allow us to strip away anything that’s unnecessary and keep the shoe simple in terms of the number of parts.’
How long does the design process take?
SM: There is a research period where we meet with athletes and review what they think of our existing footwear – we listen to what they tell us and study how they perform using our equipment. From this feedback and observations we get to work. Then there is about an eighteen-month period before the shoe goes to market. With this product we had time to take a look at the success of the previous free range and the support offered by flyknit and really develop something that raises the bar. We went through fifteen final iterations of this shoe before we settled on this design.
Flyknit details – men’s
NIKE flyknit upper
A new, more compressive NIKE flyknit construction in the shoe upper secures the runner’s foot to the shoe platform. The unique zoned performance mapping pattern of the NIKE flyknit upper is derived from insights on how pressure is exerted on the top of the foot. NIKE sport research lab scientists employed pressure-mapping technology to locate stress areas, and designers used the data to inform the new upper. Zones on the top of the foot have engineered stretch built to enable natural flex, while a tighter weave at the perimeter stabilizes the forefoot and heel. Additionally, elasticized construction fits securely around the ankle for a comfortable, secure fit. By knitting a one-piece upper, NIKE flyknit construction reduces NIKE’s typical upper waste by an average of 88 percent.
NIKE free platform
The advanced NIKE flyknit upper sits atop a NIKE free+ 5.0 midsole, which lies in the middle of the NIKE free spectrum, providing mid-range cushioning. (On a scale or 1-10, 1 is akin to running barefoot and 10 is comparable to a traditional running shoe.) The articulated NIKE free sole is flexible and moves naturally with the foot. Diagonal hot-knifed sipes (strategically-engineered flex grooves) through the arch help ensure natural movement in the mid-foot as a runner transitions stride.
The NIKE free flyknit comes on the heels of decades of biomechanics research and design exploration with the intent of providing the best run possible. The breakthrough combination of a compressive NIKE flyknit upper with a highly flexible NIKE free midsole and outsole adds up to a running shoe that delivers a more natural ride, amplifying athletes’ ability to move quickly and comfortably over distance.
When it comes to her clothing line, Malene Birger is known for her elegant craftsmanship and simple silhouettes, while her flagship Copenhagen boutique has been applauded for its concept and design. So it comes as no surprise that this Danish designer’s home is nothing short of magnificent. The renovated two story farmhouse sits comfortably in the valley of S’Arracó, in south-west Mallorca. Malene renovated in 2011 and imparted her particularly sophisticated touch on the home. Similar to her fashion designs, her home features feminine, classic elements, united with sharp and modern features. The refined black and white motifs blend effortlessly with the homey touches, eclectic accessories and earthy materials. Though we’re not sure how anyone could give up the lavender lined walkway leading to the salt water pool and outdoor terraces, the cozy home is actually up for sale.