Monthly Archives: April 2018

Oscar de la Renta x Morgenthal Frederics: Limited Edition Sunglasses

Morgenthal Frederics, the iconic New York luxury eyewear brand, recently collaborated with Oscar de la Renta x Morgenthal Frederics for a collection of sunglasses inspired by Audrey Hepburn, for Spring 2018. The collection includes a limited edition set of four styles in four colors, all created in stunning natural buffalo horn. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind, as the natural terial makes each frame unique. The designers’ muse was one of the most recognizable style icons of all time—Audrey Hepburn—whose understated elegance inspired the timeless shapes in this collection. Available in Navy/Crème, Tortoise/Crème, Black/Crème or Pure Crème, these shapes include: SABRINA is a soft classic rectangle frame, REGINA is a vintage inspired, low-temple round frame. HOLLY is a bold, heavy gauge cat-eye frame and JO is a large square frame.  ...

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After Salone Del Mobile: Our Top 10 Favorites

It’s been just a few days since the biggest event of the year, Milan’s Salone del Mobile, has come to an end. Overwhelmed by inspiration, innovation and creativity showcased, the Milanese fair introduced all things new, some of which have caught our attention… We have chosen 1o of our favorites furniture pieces (but surely there’s more) to share with our readers. Think donut shaped radiators, furry chairs, minimalist ottomans, rounded tube chairs…. Walter Knoll “Buuuuuun-dle!” The game, popular not only with children in Great Britain, becomes pure bliss. Pile up clothes and blankets, shout “buuuuuun-dle” and dive right into the soft make-shift cushions. This promise of happiness is inherent in the new sofa designed by EOOS, called the Bundle by Walter Knoll. The soft upholstery looks like a large folded blanket, a design idea supposedly as simple as it is ingenious. The end result is a...

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Tom Dixon: The New, the Silver, the Black and the Blue

Tom Dixon just launched a series of recognizable silhouettes rethought through the power of colour – a crisper, fresher and more directional palette evolving from the warm tones of copper and brass we have enjoyed in recent years. Electric Blue Electric blue becomes our latest and most visible metallic yet. Resurfaced with the latest techniques in metal finishing, the hard-wearing layer of blue on the Bell table light is created through the futuristic technique of Physical Vapour Deposition. We have also stripped our Copper shades and dipped them in vibrant blue glaze with extraordinary effect. Transformed into unapologetic orbs of pure colour with a touch of Jeff Koons showmanship, they hang overhead like weightless helium balloons. Fettish Glossy Black Fetishist glossy Black is a current favourite. Engineered in our German partner factories, this lustrous black lacquer has been popular on traditional Japanese lacquer furniture or...

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Minotti Turns 70: An Installation Celebrates Italian Creativity

Minotti celebrates their 70th anniversary with an installation-event that develops a multimodal narration around the heritage of the historical brand. The chosen location is the Villa Reale di Monza, which hosted the first Biennale of decorative arts in 1923, 43 editions of the International Furnishing Exhibition, and currently hosts the Triennale Design Museum, as well as various fashion, art and design exhibitions, establishing itself as an evocative expression of the high quality of Italian creativity. The exhibition arranged on the main floor of the villa outlines three different, narrative scenarios that, like frames in stop motion, offer insights into the family’s value and the internationality and style of the famous Italian brand. Moving between the physical and the digital, these dynamic installations are able to recompose numerous unseen materials into a sort of large, environmental scrapbook. A system of projections in the Sala degli Arazzi...

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FR Takes You Around NOMAD’s Must-See in Monaco

NOMAD returns to Monaco…. New furniture pieces and artworks will preview at the event, alongside rare and unique works by emerging and established artists from across the globe. Back in Monaco from 26th to 29th April 2018, FashionRepublik takes you around La Vigie, Karl Lagerfeld’s former Monte Carlo residence. Nilufar Gallery pieces, selected by Nina Yashar for the third edition of NOMAD, includes Chaise Maurice with Ottoman. This new edition of the Chaise Maurice by David/Nicolas in Red Cavallino with a foot rest is something to look out for… as well as exclusive limited edition of ‘Stick Table’ by Claude Messir. The piece features a black brass top places on eight cylindrical legs in precious Black Marquina marble. David Gill Gallery is presenting a selection of works comprised of art, design and functional sculpture by Barnaby Barford, Fredrikson Stallard, Mattia Bonetti and Zaha Hadid. The gallery...

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Toy: A Playful Kartell Lamp by Moschino

Kartell introduces an innovative collaboration with Moschino and its Creative Director Jeremy Scott. The iconic teddy bear becomes a table lamp for Kartell that interprets the playful, irreverent and colorful style that the two brands have in common. TOY by Moschino is a Kartell novelty for the 2018 Salone del Mobile. The quality and innovation of style and of technological research characterize the new lamp, which enriches the Kartell lighting line, offering a new element which is of significant aesthetic impact, able to personalize different types of environments with its unique character. The Lamp is now available for sale on the Kartell distribution channels and is featured in a special showcase in the Moschino Flagship store in Milan....

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