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Valentin Loellmann

Building Utopia

Valentin revitalizes his studio, expressing his precise approach and sensitivity, shaping a vibrant creative community.

Aesop by Mesura

Creative and local anastylosis

Formulated by Mesura for Aesop store on Avenida Diagonal, the term anastylosis perfectly matches the studio’s identity.

3 Days of Design 2024

We are thrilled to be part of 3 Days of Design this year, where we will be curating a couple of exhibitions and events.

Casa Copas

The sanctuary of truth

“I've never been in an architectural space that replicates the feeling of taking a nap in the shade of a tree and feeling the breeze”.

Palazzo Martinengo

Art for living

The reception rooms of a palazzo have been transformed into a home where the contemporary and the classical are in perfect harmony.

Rosemary Marrakech

Treasures behind hidden doors

Combining traditional crafts with contemporary design, Belgian roots with Moroccan light and colors, lies Rosemary the intimate riad.

Oostduinkerke apartment

A front-row seat to the North Sea

Founded in 2012 by Jakob Vyncke and Thomas Messchaert, TJIP interior architecture holds a special bond with the sea.

Joselu Montojo

The serene depiction of feminine complexity

Joselu Montojo's art reflects his evolution, blending personal experiences, textures, and Mediterranean influences in serene femininity.

Salone del Mobile 2024

Seeking silent in the crowded noise

This year, more than any previous year that I have visited the Salone del Mobile, my seek for spaces transmitting calm was more pronounced than ever.

AESOP

Arte Povera follows formulation

This synergy was reflected during the recent edition of the Salone del Mobile when the new Aesop store in Piazza Cordusio in Milan was transformed into a sensory piece designed by Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek

Faye Toogood for cc-Tapis and Tacchini

The seduction of design

Cc-tapis showroom was completely reconceptualised by the creative mind of Faye Toogood, who converted it into the ‘Rude Arts Club’ with pieces she designed for cc-tapis and Tacchini.

ALCOVA

Where Renaissance meets contemporary design

Villa Bagatti Valsecchi is one of the most outstanding examples of Milan's Renaissance residential architecture.

Marbledworks

Experimenting Nature

The design philosophy of Marbledworks focuses on creating industrial luxury objects for contemporary living with a holistic, innovative and sustainable approach.

FAST

The Intersection of Technology and Nature

The commitment in Fast's future of Francesco Meda and David Quincoces came about organically about a year after the latter curated the flagship Fast Milano.

Order, play and chaos

The Live Editorial of Charlotte Taylor at Side Gallery

This is the first 'live editorial' by Openhouse. An installation by Charlotte Taylor that reinterprets what we call home in an imposing setting: Side Gallery.

Palacete Soares Mendes

Unfrightened approach towards respectful renovation

João Pombeiro used his taste to design Soares Mendes Palacete for himself by bringing back its soul and reinstating the details.

Bijoy Jain & Studio Mumbai

Le souffle de l’architecte

Bijoy Jain has created an exclusive exhibition, Le souffle de l’architecte, at the Fondation Cartier, portraying time, space and silence.

Introducing Issue Nº21

In Praise of Folly

In his essay “Praise of Folly”, first printed in 1511, Erasmus of Rotterdam likened madness to the dawn of a new day, when warmth follows the chill of winter; to spring, when everything takes on a fresh visage, a new hue, and is once again imbued with youth.

The Life we Share

With 'The Life we Share' as a statement, we invite artists and designers to be part of our community by introducing their work to us.

From the borders of Hípico San Ramón to Whistlejacket

Monica Ledezma has pursued the structural excellence for the use of the space to achieve the settled goal for a perfect shelter for horses.

Delphine Cordie, “Utopia”

The irony of wall jewels

Imagine creating jewelry that you can admire every day. Jewelry that is very much precious, but that you can see in your daily life, while still taking care of it.

The Nakashima Process Book

Reflect on the fundamentals of creation

This coming home in book form integrates fragments of Nakashima's family history, as well as original sketches by George.

News & Coffee amidst the hustle and bustle

Transitioning to Barcelona, a city renowned for its distinct neighborhoods and their unique identities, the concept of newsstands is brought to life with News & Coffee.

Tina Frey

Sculpt a ritual

In her eternal search between ritual and manual creation, Tina presents a playful object with a deep atavistic charge: a chess where each of the pieces is shaped by the artist's hands.

Crafting serenity by Crude

Tranquility through mindful design

The collaboration of Crude with Cedric Etienne exemplifies our shared dedication to approaching design from a spiritual perspective.

DOMUS by HENRYTIMI

A private house in Milan

Using raw materials and turning them into poetry is everyday work for the young Italian genius Henry Timi.

Selected by Azamit

Spanning many categories and continents, Azamit’s collection consists of the things she has picked up along the way.

Charlie Borrow

Letting the material talk

Progressively, Charlie Borrow developed a brand identity and refined his leather skills through Jason Amsbury, an ex-John Lobb shoemaker.

The Rudolph Tegner Museum

In covenant with my soul

Almost hidden in the solitude of undulating fields wrapped in deep purple heather, the Rudolph Tegner Museum breaks the otherwise idyllic surroundings seemingly like an impenetrable closed concrete monolith

Monoware

Elevating the Everyday

Isn’t every meal a celebration? That is exactly Monoware’s ethos. The British tableware brand was born as a response to Daniel Baer’s (the founder's) struggle to find modern tabletop essentials for the everyday.

L’Officine

Labour of love

But with a strong will, time and a bit of luck, they moved in almost three years ago, and the old coach house of the property has been transformed into a very special guesthouse: L’officine.

An Everlasting Journey of Love for Nature

Nanimarquina

Over the past three decades, Nanimarquina has not only aimed to establish an emotional connection with the end user but also to create a positive impact on our world.

Color, joy and intrigue

EstudioReciente

EstudioReciente's new work holds our hands to dream of new worlds. Worlds as fabulous, dreamlike, unreal, marvelous, and imaginative as that of Alice in Wonderland.

Colin King

Compelling from Commonplace

Colin King is considered the leading interior stylist for the world’s most prominent brands and publications, but what sets his projects apart is antithetical to the conventions that tend to come with such titles.

Lapala by Expormim

The 25th birthday of a golden design

Expormim demonstrates once again its core purpose of combining tradition and innovation through the utmost conservation of craftsmanship. 

Misera

To the Artist’s Life and the Chef

Too early for my appointment with Nicolas Misera, owner and chef of the eponymous restaurant, I decide to wander around to kill time.

Eleanor Herbosch

Creating from the origins

Understanding her passion and the value of her distinctive artistic expression, Eleanor Herbosch chose to embrace the pureness of it.

Officina Magisafi

Sought-after normality through precious simplicity

The architectural and design studio bases its designs on giving life to projects that measure up to the everyday reality of life.

Baxter Lago

A design temple over Lake Como

Baxter Lago, this house -or home- designed and arranged by the Italian brand that was originated by Luigi and Paolo Bestetti, acts as an authentic telescope on the lake.

The Object and Its Man

Exhibition by Ewelina Makosa and Jan Garncareck

In their joint exhibition, Ewelina Mąkosa presents abstract oil paintings, multimedia works and installations, while Jan Garncarek exhibits artisanal lamps, tables and censers.

Casa Bernal

A flower amidst the rubble

While the pool could be considered the true hero of the space, the way the entire project has evolved has made Casa Bernal a truly admirable creation.

Casolare Scarani

Sensitive modernity in an Apulian gem

Located in Carovigno, Casolare Scarani is a small villa that had the style of a local masseria, typical fortified farmhouses, in the white-washed city region of Puglia.

Kaleidoscope of inner worlds

YSTUDIO is dedicated to sharing the beauty of words by writing and manufacturing one of the essential tools to draw our own world, a pen.

Thinking Mu Pop-up Store by Isern Serra

A multidisciplinary love of art

For their first pop-up store, and for the rest that will be following all over Europe, Thinking Mu has put their trust in the well renowned architect Isern Serra.

Pierre Yovanovitch

Craftsmanship and contemporary art transform an historic estate

In 2009, French designer and interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch purchased Château Fabrègues, an historic estate in Provence, set in a secluded region in the southern region of the Alps.

Casa Monte

A sculptural yet habitable space

Though it reads as a solid terra cotta mass, Casa Monte does not, ultimately, suggest a monolithic vision of Mexican design.

Façades of Brooklyn Heights by Robert Rieger

A snapshot of the old-world charm

Robert Rieger has managed to capture to the core in his new photography book called Façades of Brooklyn Heights.

The Life we’ve Shared

20th edition anniversary

With the aim of delving into the concept of shared life, we made an intervention into Side Gallery by the hands of Charlotte Taylor, who designed one life-shared-home where the visitors might reflect into public and private space

Estudio Iturbide

A tower for looking inward

Graciela, a famous Mexican photographer who recently held an exhibition at the Cartier Foundation. Mauricio is an iconic Mexican architect, and Manuel is a well-known sound artist.

Lucas & Tyra Morten

The Most Beautiful Flowers Bloom for the Shortest Time

From their atelier in Varberg, on the west coast of Sweden, Lucas and Tyra Morten work in tandem to produce hand-made, limited edition objects.

AGOBAY

An inspired life by Ago-wan

But for a long time, there was this urge in me to set up a personal brand. A platform that inspires people to live a more beautiful and conscious life, and that’s why AGOBAY is a lovely name for it.

Sancal BDW 2023

Liveness colors in broken casts

Sancal's 50 years of experience have involved an intense and enriching process of creative growth in which passion has guided the steps.

Karak

The balance between order and chaos

KARAK Tiles has found the way to plan the unplanned, and this is through the conservation of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. 

Marcos Palazzi

Portraits of Life

Entering Marcos Palazzi’s studio is, in a way, like entering his home. This Catalan artist, whose greatest virtue is humility, turns everyday things into art.

Gaston Eysselinck

The reasonable expectations (and reciprocating joys) of a vulnerable house: If you listen

In the decade since it “suddenly” became their house and their project, the Gaston Eysselinck house has revealed the character they noticed on the first day.

Santa & Cole

A dialogue between Sílvia Martínez Palou and Català-Roca

In the exhibition 'Retículas (6 arquetipos)', that can be visited until mid-november in Santa & Cole Gallery, Sílvia Martínez Palou coexists with the portraits that Català-Roca took of the most iconic buildings of Barcelona.

27 87 Per sē

No Scent like the Present

The piece curated by 2787 with the aim of evoking the soul of its latest fragrance, reflects about time delving into the ephemeral nature of the present moment. 

Variations of Colin King x The Future Perfect

‘Variations’ is a meditation on contemporary design emergent from the dialogue between Colin King and The Future Perfect gallery Founder David Alhadeff.

TURA by ROCA

The subtle silence of good design

The admiration for José Antonio Coderch, Josep Lluís Sert, Ricardo Bofill or Enric Miralles is a trait in common between Roca and Carulla, and the Tura collection

In the Air

Ira Kurlander House

The architect Ira Kurlander calls his home an “Airship” because the site was 20’ in the air on a 1908 building to take 2 more flats.

Little Beach House

A polished pearl

On the last day of August, around a hundred guests met at the Little Beach House in order to celebrate the club’s 5th anniversary.

Design for Human Future

Barcelona Design Week 2023

The 18th Edition of the Barcelona Design Week aims to define how design would be created to be a performing weapon in the human future.

Casa Soleto

Shaping life through architecture

The path to transform the old frame into Casa Soleto was far from straightforward as they faced the twists and turns of the house's natural state.

De Cotiis

Architecture is a living thing

Murano glass chandeliers, decorated ceiling beams and terrazzo floors, elements that are in the private residence of the De Cotiis family.

The Act of Sharing

Introducing Issue Nº20

Openhouse magazine's No. 1 was born with a slogan: The Life we Share. A phrase that describes, almost literally, what Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal, founders of the magazine, were doing at that time in their own home.

The long-lasting relationship with one’s landscape

As a child, I savored the mountains and meadows of my Basque Country. Many of my memories are with my aunt, my sister, and my cousins, as we explored small villages or walked along the cliffside routes that border our coast.

Paul Bik

The most personal form of art

Art has always been present in Paul Bik's life, one way or another. However, it has now become an integral part of his reality.

Carl Hansen & Søn

Speaking a familiar language

Carl Hansen Søn has brought the chair back to life, reissuing the original design made of steel and wicker, this time in steel and certified paper cord.

Japan by César Béjar

In search of the anachronism in the image

An example of how architecture and photography complement each other is demonstrated with César’s work.

Louisiana Museum

A capsule of modernity

Blended into the immaculate Danish landscape and sitting in between the tall trees that hide it as if it were shy, lies the Louisiana Museum.

NOMAD Capri

Sea, cliffs and art

NOMAD chose Certosa di San Giacomo as its venue for its 12th edition to keep exploring and getting lost in this historic stamp.

Laberint d’Horta

A Neoclassical Oasis in a Modern Metropolis

Amongst all the concrete structures, Barcelona currently holds hidden oasis points scattered throughout the city. One of the most enchanting ones is the Laberint d’Horta Park.

Elegance and Eclecticism

The Home of Carlo Mollino

Perched on the banks of the River Po in the city of Turin, is the perfectly preserved Casa Mollino.

Openhouse at Habitación 116

Find our latest issue, No.19 in any of Habitación 116 stores, the only physical point of sale in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende.

3 Days of Design 2023

Happy Creativity

One of the first ideas that come to mind when I think about the last edition of 3 Days of Design is that one of the key ingredients of its success is precisely its location.

Ileana Moro

Giving birth to the unseen

Her diverse artworks create a place for the spectator to reflect on the uninhabited as well as spirituality: a fascination for the mysteries of and beyond life.

Plutarco Studio

Diving into an innate world of color

In a moment where neutral palettes seem to have taken over interior design, the architecture studio Plutarco continues to challenge itself with an unfrightened approach.

Biennale Architettura 2023: The Laboratory of the Future

Re-telling the story of architecture

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition was inaugurated on May 20th and will be open to the public until November 26th 2023.

Roberto Badin

The fascinating aesthetic of everyday life

Inspired by the landscape of the Basque coast that has become his home, this book is the demonstration that one’s daily surroundings can always be rediscovered.

Rosa Park

Rosa Park, Director of Francis Gallery, has an intimate understanding of objects - an intuition for materials and meaning that presents itself in subtle and affecting ways.

Ingegerd Råman for Örum 119

Turning breakfast into a work of art

It’s a way of life that has translated into Råman’s latest collection. A five-piece porcelain tableware set made in collaboration with Örum 119, a boutique hotel in Löderup, Sweden.

Cédric Etienne

Building meaning through silence

Belgian designer Cédric Etienne has built a concept based on equal parts architecture and philosophy. In a 19th century listed maritime building in the harbor of Antwerp.

Casa Vagantes

We Are Moments

It’s five o’clock on a Sunday afternoon as we return from visiting the ruins of Uxmal with Fernando Gómez Vivas, architect and, together with Gina Góngora, co-founder of Casa Vagantes.

Los Durmientes

A composition of light and shadow

There’s a secret something tucked within the walls of Los Durmientes. It defines the building’s junctions and forms, fosters tension and warmth.

Six N. Five

Materiality and abstraction

Ezequiel founded Six N. Five in 2014. A few years later, just after moving to Barcelona, he began to explore his own style, and he experimented with the 3D design.

GOTA

Naked wines, small plates & records

“Naked wines, small plates, records” are the three pillars that sustain GOTA’s essence, and they are exactly what the customer should expect when coming in.

South West Solace

Merlin Labron-Johnson

For those who ‘have appetite, will travel’, Merlin Labron-Johnson’s endeavours are putting Bruton on the map above all else.

Dumb Boxes and Entangled Objects

Seventh House at the Danziger Studio-Residence

The Seventh House project is a gallery dedicated to early 20th century deco, postmodern and contemporary design.

The Play and Plan of Casa Stella

Casa Stella seems to be a kind of negotiation, or invitation, between effort and release, perhaps originating in the formative “play and plan” of Ivan and Alberto.

Trulli Bottles by R+D.LAB

Timelessness in a bottle

It’s a self-complementary conception all around that promotes the collaboration between creatives and artisans, all united by the preach of elegance through functionality and simplicity.

The Cold Press

Home is where the art is

It’s also home to The Cold Press, a gallery, printmaking studio and artist’s residence that advocates a slower way of making and viewing art.

Cork House

A sustainable cocoon in the middle of the London chaos

Cork House is proof that a logistics challenge can be turned into a design success through beautiful sustainability.

Vasto and Mesura

Symbolic Landscape

The personalities of both the Mesura architectural studio and that of the Vasto art gallery permeate this project and bring distinction to their respective brands.

“Within reach” at Casa Ponis

The Touching Proxemics of Alberto Ponis’ Architectural Practice

Alberto Ponis’ extensive project on Sardinia began early in his career, in 1963, and stretched over the next decades.

Bracket Series by FRAMA

An ode to traditional carpentry

The naturalness with which the Bracket series is endowed allows the observer to admire the pure geometric shapes.

Casa Broner

Island of Creation

Erwin Broner came of age in the 1920s and early 1930s in Germany, where he was a part of the important artistic and cultural movements of the time.

Maison Brummell Majorelle

A major journey

Christian narrates the process that resulted in Barcelona’s hotel Brummell.

The Cinematic World of Dimorecentrale

During Milan Design Week, Dimorestudio showcased spaces in closed boxes where there were strokemade holes opened.

The Bright Side of Design

Nilufar Gallery

Each of the small worlds recreated in the Nilufar gallery during Milan Design Week were expressed as words of an artistic discourse.

Unveiling Gubi Design at Bagni Misteriosi

Salone 2023

The intervention undertaken by GUBI stood out as one of the most interesting exhibitions visited by us during Salone design week.