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Surveying a Secret

Georg Kolbe Museum

In a city known for its burgeoning art scene, the Georg Kolbe Museum flies surprisingly under the radar.

Casa Puuc

When space speaks

"Casa Puuc, as you see it now, has been an aesthetical conversation between the architect Manuel Amabilis and Claudia Fernández."

The timeless horizons of design, from tradition to future

The event hosted in Espacio Betty, Madrid was the way to introduce &Tradition in Madrid.

Caring for the Space Within

My INNER HEALTH Club

Removing the pressures to become, achieve and pretend, My Inner Health Club offers something as radical as it is simple.

Casa Bonay

The Barcelona new modernism

For the owners of Casa Bonay, Inés Miró-Sans and Luis Rullán, Barcelona is much more than a city. It is their home.

Gairnshiel Lodge

Pure and simple

There’s something moon-like about the landscape surrounding Gairnshiel Lodge.

Iker Ochotorena

Perfect emptiness

The simple – but not banal – look of OOAA’s projects is a clear reflection of this Basque architect’s character.

Earthrise Studio

Jack Harries & Alice Aedy

‘Earthrise Studio’ is the name of the multimedia storytelling studio under which Jack and Alice publish interviews and reportages for sustainability and culture.

The Vitality with Bruno Sitton

Inner Tradition

If there was a picture next to the definition of vitality, it could very well be a portrait of Bruno Sitton.

Jaume Roig

Synthesized nature

Clay has always been a part of Jaume Roig’s life. Born and raised in Mallorca, his mother became a potter to support her two young sons.

Timeless Modernity

ARCO Lamp by Flos

The double celebration, the sixty years of Flos and ARCO, its most iconic lamp, is a real eulogy to good design.

Carvajal House

Of concrete and skin

Just like another member of the family, Carvajal House has held great sway over the Martínez-Rodríguez de Acuña family.

Relics of a Bygone Era

The Story Behind Jamb

After building a reputation with the world’s leading architects and designers, Jamb is now synonymous with the English Country House style.

The Nourishment with Claus Sendlinger

Inner Tradition

Food is at the heart of Claus Sendlinger's contemporary lifestyle perspective.

La Musa de las Flores

A cultivating dialogue

Gabriela Salazar ‘La Musa de las Flores’ began designing with flowers that mesmerized her while studying interior architecture in London.

Casa Josephine

What the heart decides

Casa Josephine has turned into a business spanning many other aspects. The most important activity is the interior design studio.

​​Heirs of craft design

Pedro García

Pedro García, creative director of the firm that bears his name works with the precision and commitment that the task of dressing our feet entails.

Expormim

Altet

Altet in Valencian refers to a low mountain. This rattan chair was one of the first peaks that Expormim would reach during the first years of its existence.

Landy Rakoto

The daily exceptional

Ceramist and potter Landy Rakoto works at the top floor of an 18th century house adjacent to the Chateau de Brissac.

The Awake with Fahrani Pawaka Empel

Inner Tradition

You would think that Fahrani Pawaka Empel would struggle with maintaining energy and focus, however the truth is quite the opposite.

Margaret Howell celebrates Isokon

Margaret Howell is pleased to announce an exhibition celebrating the history and work of plywood furniture company Isokon.  

The Cloud of Colours

Weekend Max Mara

The Fall Winter collection 2022 by Weekend Max Mara has been inspired by the central role that colors play in people’s everyday life.

The Simplicity

Introducing Issue Nº18

In this issue we dive into the stories of people who have taken a step back into their lives and practices with sterling results.

The Calm with Andrew Trotter

Inner Tradition

Calm is a common theme of Andrew Trotter's work. It’s something he strives for not just in his professional practice, but also in his personal life.

Inner Tradition

My INNER HEALTH Club

My INNER HEALTH Club has structured their message to the world: a project with the commitment of preserving our mental and physical health.

Pedro Garcia & Dora Good: new artisans made in Spain

One of a kind

Dora Alzamora Good has taken this uniqueness to the extreme by creating ceramics under the premise of ‘one of a kind’.

Smoke Signals Newsstand

Five years after landing in San Francisco and working for a big tobacco company, I decided to open an international newsstand.

Begg x Co

Responsibly crafted in Scotland

Introducing the Begg x Co homeware collection for autumn/winter 2022.

Fondazione Prada

A stairway to contemporary art

Fondazione Prada is a pilgrimage site for enthusiasts and professionals alike in the world of art and architecture.

Días de Verano

by Studio Fenice

The different activities in the Días de Verano programme were structured around two main themes: Travel and Personality.

News & Coffee

News and Coffee has brought back to life a piece of our cities which little by little has been disappearing: The Newsstand.

Getty Center

Magnificent Resolution

Paul Getty’s name is inescapable, but the Getty Center as an architectural space is synonymous with Richard Meier.

Rosa Wolf

Rosa Wolf opened its doors in 2017. Back then it was a cafe where people could also get magazines.

Galopina Casa Silvestre

Yucatán Pride

For Elisa and Guillaume, owners of Casa Galopina, this place is not just a hotel: “It’s a home. A family project."

New Mags

Our love for design, architecture, decor and aesthetics in general is tempting for most of our New Mags customers.

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True character

The expert hands of the [more] team then painstakingly sand the wood to produce particularly fine and long-lasting surfaces.

Café Cecilia

‘Simple food done well.’ That’s how Max Rocha, the Dublin-born chef behind London’s busiest restaurant.

WithIn

El Divisadero

El Divisadero, roughly translated as “a place to perceive”, is a 3-building compound in the countryside of Jalisco.

Snapshots, Maps and Time

Openhouse attempts to map far-flung, but personal stories into the form of a magazine—perhaps itself a kind of atlas-album.

Quincoces-Dragò

David Quincoces and Fanny Dragò have been advocating the commandments of design for more than a decade, but without letting themselves be carried away by trends.

Terrestre

Building with rather than on

Terrestre is the latest edition of Puerto Escondido’s design moment.

Pla-Narbona

Drawing Identity

In the first phase, that of the waxing moon, a young Josep takes refuge in drawing to become Pla-Narbona.

Vince Skelly

Honoring the Past

Vince Skelly combines artistic processes that include collective memory and materials to create wooden sculptures inspired in ancient dolmen structures.

Thinking in Pictures

Luigi Ghirri as seen by Adele Ghirri

Adele Ghirri looks out of the ground-floor window of her studio in Roncocesi – that houses the Luigi Ghirri Archive.

Villa Noailles

The steadfast modernity of the Noailles spirit

Villa Noailles continues more than ever to shine with steadfast modernity - a creative visionary liveliness.

La Metropolitana

Ciudad padre!

La Metropolitana applies business intelligence in its decision-making in a visionary way throughout its production chain.

Villa André Bloc

Discreet Patterns

André Bloc's personal projects provided his own spaces of experimentation: his holiday house in Almería.

Dimorestudio

Nothing is known, everything is imagined

The Dimorestudio universe is constructed as if it were an image taken from a dream.

OLEPANGI FARM

A soulful, special place in the foothills of Mt Kenya

Olepangi is a farm of animals and vegetables and flowers and fruits but, above all else, of ideas.

Aesop

Nothing is known, everything is imagined

From among the distinctive features of the space, Emiliano underlines the importance of the large ceiling light set on a slight tilt and with a printed underside to create a quasi-clinical effect, and a window design that, despite the products, also conceals the sink and the more functional part.

Design with a Positive Impact

Ihana Lamp

Produced by Marset, the Ihana lamp is a modular lighting system that allows you to add up to fourteen screens.

Robert Rieger

A Language To Tell A Thousand Stories

Robert Rieger speaks a language that is his, only, but that he shares, image by image, with the world.

Can Feliz

The Beauty of Life on Earth

On the south-eastern tip of Mallorca, between pine forests and the Mediterranean Sea, sits Can Feliz.

Maison Louis Carré

The Spirit of the Fifties and Nature’s Mystique

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Maison Louis Carré seems to appear from nothing, thanks to a skilfully orchestrated staging in space.

Life in its purest sense

Eva Natasa

It was in Bali, in 2013, that Eva Natasa’s devotion to design as a means of creating spaces in careful harmony.

The Freewheelin’ Ileana Moro

Ileana Moro tells me how she adores those dark colors, how they are like the universe when other things light it up.

Maniera Gallery

Contemporary Design Piece

The PAD was the first design fair in the world and after 23 editions remains today the leading event for international design collectors.

Margaret Howell

Dressed in Feeling

Howell is a hands-on designer; references to nature meld with descriptions of fabric frequently.

A Burst of Happiness

Tina Frey Designs

A halo of spirituality and social responsibility surrounds everything Tina Frey touches.

Bea Mombaers

The inner life of every item

The new Brussels home of the renowned interior stylist and designer installed exclusively for Openhouse.

Villa Benkemoun

A seventies icon defined by light

Villa Benkemoun is still a place to live in, but it is also a laboratory for artistic experimentation.

A Dialogue with Álvaro Siza

MOR Design

Alcântara has been defined by Siza as “a comfortable, restful armchair, though not as comfortable as a sofa.

Atlas, Album, Place

Introducing Issue Nº17

This issue of Openhouse positions between ‘atlas‘ and ‘album’: ‘A book to stay and one to go.’

AGORA OF DESIGN

Studio Fenice

Studio Fenice represents ceramicists and rug weavers, stone carvers and makers of Murano glass.

The Space as a Personal Affair

10am lofts

Set in the heart of Gazi, ‘10AM Lofts’ aims to become an “open creative window with views to Athens”

A Symbol of Modern Architecture in Granada

In 1914, Rodríguez-Acosta returned to Granada and embarked on the construction of his carmen.

An Urban Tropical Oasis

About Villa Arce

One of the other main elements that makes Villa Arce unique, is the mural created by artist Elvira Solana.

Enric Miralles

The enfant terrible of Spanish architecture

Known as an architect with a great creativity, Enric Miralles was defined as the enfant terrible of Spanish architecture.

Piet Oudolf’s Gardens

Stars and flowers

Walking through this garden with Oudolf is an exercise in looking and not knowing where to start.

In Praise of Light

Fondation Maeght

Built on the ruins of a Romanesque chapel, Fondation Maeght is actually a mausoleum.

Sunrise in Vejer

The sun has long since risen, and the sun bathes Vejer.

Finding Pani

Searching for a house of Mario Pani in Mexico City

For Mario Pani, the beauty of architecture was in the details.

Time Standing Still

At Dalí’s house in Portlligat

Time stood still and the domestic staff kept it just as it was until the Dalí Foundation set it up as a museum in 1997.

Homage to Montecito

Tina Frey Designs

TF Design Montecito features the first and only comprehensive collection of Tina Frey Designs.

Elvira Solana

A revolution in the form of a work of art

Elvira began to understand that her training as an architect was not entirely unrelated to her approach to murals.

Sheltering the Imagination

The Olive Houses

The Olive Houses capture our imagination, even through their images circulating in the architecture ethernet.

Little Houses by the Sea

Casa Volta, Casa Cosmos & Casa Liebre

Puerto Escondido has become a place to relax, where you can find yourself with enough time and space to read and enjoy endless walks on the beach.

Villa Magnan

A Divine Idyll

The whimsical feel of Villa Magnan begins with the Neo-Romantic gateway in the style of an ancient ruin.

Saulo Studio

Root Values

Saulo expresses his vision through design, painting, photography and creative direction.

Ricardo Fasanello

In the name of authentic craftsmanship

Ricardo Fasanello’s free-spirited imagination was boosted by his genuinely artisanal creative process.

Pablo Picasso

A timeless love with Barcelona

Picasso had a multifaceted relationship with ceramics from the beginning.

Introducing MOR Design

3 days of design

Last edition of 3 Days of Design was a special one for the brand MOR Design.

Casa Balandra

Dropping Anchor

Casa Balandra seeks to symbolize the idea of a boat that sails along, visiting different lands.

James Plumb

The Lightest Touch

Shortly before the pandemic took its hold, the pair found themselves in need of recalibration, a pause to exhale, and so scaled down.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca

An island within an island

The midday sun plays with the Louise Bourgeois spider, tracing the insect's body in shadow on the floor and making it crawl up the walls as the hours go by.

Espacio Micus

The Indispensable

The German artist Eduard Micus visited Ibiza for the first time in 1968, but it was not until 1972 that he chose it as the location that would allow him to dedicate all his time to living and creating.

Vincenzo de Cotiis

The essence of time

“All homes convey feelings,” the De Cotiises explain, “and the ones we choose to live in are places where we get a feeling of well-being.”

Ideal Scenario

Hotel Scenario offers the perfect atmosphere for a restful evening after a busy day on the streets of Rome.

Natural Sophistication

MOR Design

Creative director and partner of MOR, Pedro Sottomayor and Keiji Takeuchi are just two of the creators behind the MOR brand's designs. Alvaro Siza, Daniel Schofield, Julien Renault, Depping & Jørgensen, Hugo Passos and Marta Cruz have also created their signature pieces.

Trial Without Error

Hernán Cortes

The architect Hernán Cortés has begun to take on his own renovation projects where he manages all their different stages: from the acquisition of a space to its complete refurbishment.

Taking in the View

Introducing Issue Nº16

In this issue of Openhouse, “view” seems to appear over and over: 10AM Lofts scan a multi-millennial horizon, while Fondation Maeght’s view is closely focused through the lens of objects.

Une folie entre deux

SHON MOTT

The Mediterranean sea, the greenish blue hues born from the dialogue of colour between the water and the sky, its misty humidity and northern wind, are part of the creative journey of SHON MOTT.

A Hymn to Freedom

Weekend Max Mara

In this house, which played host to huge concerts in the 50s, 60s and 70s, today you can hear only birdsong.

Times are changing

Tina Frey Designs

For Tina Frey, using her hands and being in direct contact with the product are key when creating her pieces.

Visiting the Louise Amstrong House Museum

January 18, 2021

The empty rooms are quietly composed; still, soundless. In the elegant living room, modernist geometries of furnishings. Luxuriously silver-threaded draperies organize proportions of gracious repose.

In the Mood for Cask

Expormim & Norm Architects

Norm Architects wanted to strengthen the iconic presence of each piece so they together will stand as one collection but would be also free as singular icons.

Casa de Vidro

The house of Brazil’s “civilizing architect” Lina Bo Bardi

It makes it difficult to imagine that when architect Lina Bo Bardi bought this piece of land back in 1950, it was then a shaved ground lot from a tea estate, free of any type of tree or construction for miles around and without access to water, gas or electricity networks.

The House at Flat Rock

by Billy Maynard

The private commission for a house in Bendalong was tantalising in many ways: the first, as familiar site intimately known through numerous surfing holidays.

Thresholds

by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo has always lived between boundaries, either temporarily or permanently.

NEW DIRECTIONS

Cadogan Contemporary

The work of the gallery is changing, but it is still key in the art industry.