Exhibitions and Events
I’m currently in High Point, North Carolina, covering the High Point Market, and with the Lin Morris excitement around Milan, it’s easy to forget our true love for vintage. Bobo Intriguing Objects has become one of my must-visits while in High Point, for its rummage-able mix of authentic antiques and reproductions. I especially like their power in numbers mentality when it comes to lighting and decorative accessories, setting groups of like-items together, creating a new identity for what otherwise might be an underwhelming or easy-to-miss piece.
Design duo Doshi Levien designed Chandlo, a prototype made by BD Barcelona for the exhibit Das Haus 2012 during IMM Cologne this year. The dressing table is made of a seemingly abstract composition of mirrors, cabinet and surface, but is thoughtfully inspired by the gestures and daily ritual of dressing up and grooming. An architectural composition of forms and planes are designed to be viewed from all sides, revealing different aspects of the object as you walk around it.
I saw these pictures on the beautiful Japanese blog oeuvre, and had to do some digging. Studio Prepa is a Japanese glass studio founded by designer Katsuhisa Hira and his wife Mizuho. Hira uses a glassblowing technique that was originated in Sweden and Italy, but operates in the mountainous Nagano, Japan, where the 700 meters altitude helps keep the glass making inferno at a tolerable temperature.