Amazing Modern Architecture from Werner Sobek of Germany
German architect, engineer, and professor Werner Sobek has many talents to speak of, but his most obvious claim to fame are the wonderful homes, buildings and landmark facades that bear a distinctly forward thought on architecture and design. Currently holding the Mies teaching chair at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s architecture college, Sobek passes his extensive knowledge of sustainable design and building materials on to the next generation of architects. Among the well known names Sobek has worked with are Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid who also extended their architectural talents to the furniture industry. Currently his main focus has moved past the bridges, high-rises, offices, and airports to environmentally conscious construction with the “triple-zero approach: zero energy consumption, zero emissions, and zero waste.” Here is some of the unforgettable modern architecture from one of the masters in the business today. Read more on the amazing Werner Sobek from a recent issue of Dwell here.
Archive for January, 2011
Maison et Objet 2011 : Acrylic Furniture By Acrila
When it comes to designing stunning and premium acrylic furniture, no one does it better than Acrila. An old favorite at the Maison & Objet show, the company redefines traditional furniture by designing it according to modern aesthetics and this unique styling gives it an edge over competition. Take for instance their Barocco Chair which may be borrow heavily from the Baroque culture however it certainly doesn’t belong to the 16th century! Bold, sleek and oh so dramatic, the Barocco Chair is a beautiful manifestation of meshing the old and the new.The Barocco Chair may be rooted in the past but the City Chair is all about the present. Paying homage to all the major bustling modern cities of the world, this uber cool chair incorporates typographic treatment flawlessly.
High Roller Chair Doesn’t Come with a Gambling Passion
The High Roller is a modern chair concept created by Karim Rashid for Punkalive, a furniture store based in Finland and it certainly is a very striking design. The chair has smooth, curvy lines and is begging for attention although the High Roller is definitely not your average seating solution. It’s more like a lounger or an outdoor seating alternative that seems ready to offer some well deserved comfort at all times. Despite its name, inspired most likely from casinos and gambling, the High Roller doesn’t have anything to do with that betting life. Speaking about money though, we have no idea how much the High Roller will go for yet, so better keep your eyes on that Finnish store for such details. Via Karim Rashid
Samsara : Low Profile Bed by Designer Cuno Frommherz
A low profile bed such as Samsara pictured here creates a room design with livable furniture and yet maintains a certain amount of openness breathing fresh air into a design. Samsara was created by designer Cuno Frommherz for Cassina. Cuno lives in Switzerland and began as a self taught carpenter. In 1992 he set out as his own designer and furniture maker. This low profile bed was showcased at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2005. Samsara features a removable fabric cover atop a wooden frame set on a chrome metal base. More information: here.
Incoming search terms:
Wogg 24 Modern Aluminum Bed
Wogg 24 features an aluminum frame made of 8 components that are easy to assemble and disassemble. This bed was designed by Atelier Oi for Wogg Furniture. The belt that you see going round the frame and legs secures the bed while also allowing for ease in assembly. More information: here.