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.
Weekend Max Mara
In this house, which played host to huge concerts in the 50s, 60s and 70s, today you can hear only birdsong.
Saulo expresses his vision through design, painting, photography and creative direction.
In the name of authentic craftsmanship
Ricardo Fasanello’s free-spirited imagination was boosted by his genuinely artisanal creative process.
3 days of design
Last edition of 3 Days of Design was a special one for the brand MOR Design.
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.
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.
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.
Tina Frey Designs
For Tina Frey, using her hands and being in direct contact with the product are key when creating her pieces.
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.
Openhouse will be at one of the most interesting design events in Europe presenting MOR Design and nanimarquina.
Weekend Max Mara
Dressed in my favourite Weekend Max Mara garments, I feel the salt caress my shirt while my skirt performs a contemporary dance.
The Pioneering Spirit
Mykita is an international eyewear label that strives to set new standards in design and manufacturing with purposeful products that combine handcraft and high technology.
The Luxury of Time and Material
Atelier Vime is the intertwined journey of the duo Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy, whose artistic vision and environmental commitment has, since its creation, fed the project.
Emphasizing the Natural
With an emphasis on natural materials, simple geometries, and uncompromising quality, Frama's work connects the imaginative with the practical, resulting in a uniquely warm and honest aesthetic.
A seamless visual coexistence with Corberó
Within this labyrinthic work of art, Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner’s vision, craftsmanship and everlasting design dialogue with Corberó’s universe in an almost metaphysical visual stunt.
MOR is a Portuguese brand that aims to become a leading international name in the design of furniture, lighting accessories and décor through the creation of elegant, long-lasting products.
With the Tres Outdoor, we go out into the open air to enjoy the warm breeze, kicking off our shoes and revelling in the soft woven fabric of a rug able to withstand the elements.
For Jay Vosoghi, the main challenge during this period was to carry the project through, ensuring the necessary quality and the collaboration of the artisans who helped to bring it to fruition.
From the real to imagined
Although Charlotte interests are ever changing and adapting, something rather constant in her work is the amalgamation of materials, forms and eras of design.
More Than a Machine to Live In
Sonneveld built it in accordance with Le Corbusier's statement 'A house is a machine to live in', a style that considered ornamentation to be 'criminal'.
Hast's knives have a simple yet carefully thought out design, with none of the seriousness that is often associated with top-quality kitchen utensils.
Founded by Roland Schwertner in January 1990, just two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, NOMOS Glashütte is today a leading example of the ‘Made in Germany’ label.
Shades of White
The fashion film of the 2021 Spring-Summer collection was shot in black and white, using an analogue camera to convey a profounder, more emotional message.
By Bea Mombaers
Two words that exemplify how Bea Mombaers world is formed by her innate fascination for objects that tell an extraordinary story.
Terme Luigi Zoja
Built in the 1960s to a design by Albini-Helg architecture studio, this spa showcases the democratisation of the well-being on the post-war economic boom.
Weekend Max Mara
With the Pasticcino Bag as luggage in each escape, this travel companion must contain everything necessary for living beyond any limits.
Tezontle work on the Mexican semiotics mixes geological elements with the keys to the form-related construction of the Aztec country’s mental and physical identity.
In the Shadow of Bo Bardi
A virtual house that sits between this delicate and airy essence and a more brutal and primitive aspect.
Telares by nanimarquina
Artisanal weavers cross the threads in an intuitive way and, through these movements, their work comes to reflect their state of mind.
On Top of Kamakura Mountain
Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.
and its multidisciplinary workings
Even before Milan Design Week was cancelled, the founders of Studiopepe were already working on a digital project for the occasion.
In the path of designing our new 'open house', we’ve worked with brands that have strengthened bonds with the magazine over time.
Going Back to Local
Proudly in its 10th year, Voo Store has decided on an in-house redesign of its Kreuzberg concept store.
Contrary to the design sector’s current voracious consumer trends, R+D.LAB advocates select sober looks, with no unnecessary frills, focusing instead on functional, rationalist, elegant designs
Lambert & Fils
The Lambert & Fils team strive to create and build objects that are not just useful, but also poetic and meaningful.
The Design Award
The Archiproducts Design Awards has announced this year’s Winners within an edition that was launched with even more enthusiasm than ever.
Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne are the founders of the Belgian gallery Maniera, which displays furniture in the privacy of their own home.
Beyond the Usual Practice
Maniera gallery commissioned Studio Mumbai to develop furniture and objects for use offering them an excursion beyond their usual practice.
After spending so much time focused on international artists, we need to look at our local resources—at our own community.
Presence and Present
Bettina has reinvented the concept of a showroom: IMA is a mix of a cultural venue, art gallery and design studio located in her apartment home in Mexico City.
All the Design in Just One City
We visited the last edition of 3 Days of Design, Denmark’s Annual Design Event, to discover and experience new ideas within the realm of lifestyle.
A Sanctuary and a Refuge —a Place Where Time Stands Still
Like a physician swearing the Hippocratic Oath, architect Vincent Van Duysen takes his role in creating spaces very seriously.
TF Design is a California based design and fabrication company dedicated to timeless designs and craftsmanship.
Simon Architecture Prize
Simon opens the call for the Third Edition of “Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize”.
The new chapter in the design history of MENU is written by Norm Architects and the Eave Collection is the main character.
And the Weight of Words
Through writing to our friends and family, we find the touching feelings, love, and tranquility between the lines, showing them our most sincere feelings and finding back the culture of writing.
Chasing the Light
Behind an object, especially those concerned with light, there is a clear intention to attempt to improve the quality of life of the user and take care of the space in which the light is found.
Dedicate one’s life for the sake of Pierre Paulin’s utopias
While both Benjamin and Alice had initially very different passions in life, the adventure of Pierre Paulin’s design overtook everything.
Five Years of Design
After five years, valerie_objetcs mission has remained the same: blend everyday objects with unique signature styles.
An interior architecture and furniture design studio, seeking to create perfect interiors by questioning uses and habits.
A Space to be Read
Seen from the street, the house of fashion designer Carla Fernández and artist-architect Pedro Reyes appears to have descended from the skies.
Passion and Traditional Care
The new Agape Outdoor Collection blurs the boundaries from the traditionally functional definitions of the environment.
Expormim has built on a close-knit combination of personal and professional experience, guided by an ethical, social and cultural commitment.
From a Clear Height
The water had gone cold and my fingertips were furrowed with tiny wrinkles. Even so, I lingered in the bathtub gazing at the endless myriad of colours.
Silhouette by nanimarquina
Silhouette stands out for its highly original, bold, carefree, flowing design.
Menu’s new collection is inspired by the harmony and balance of combinations that we tend to describe as opposites.
A. Lange & Söhne
From the moment we are each ushered into this life, we are groomed to seek out a sense of balance.
It was only a question of time for Persuade boutique to pay tribute not just to Martin Margiela but to one of the most important eras in the history of fashion.
A Conversation with Vincent Van Duysen
It was no weather for a wool shirt, but August’s chapel-turned-into-a-bar kept me cool enough.
Not far from Barcelona, by the Catalan village of Sant Feliu de Codines, a unique family home lies
over ancient hills and pine tree forests.
Teixidors + Faye Toogood
Faye Toogood’s new collection for Teixidors is based on a unique mix of structures, proportions and finer details.
at The Audo
The future of design is called The Audo, an experimental house with a strong sensory appeal, where design companies from all four corners of the world can engage in enriching dialogue.
The sea can be choppy or calm, it can carry you safely home or sweep you straight into the eye of a hurricane.
According to various different studies, Denmark holds first place in the world rankings of something as intangible as happiness.
It was the strong personality of the Gràcia district of Barcelona with its squares, its markets...
Openhouse + Nimu
The Nimu + Openhouse beach towel is inspired by the Mediterranean light and the tiles that were used at Masseria Moroseta.
All taking our seats, for those twenty minutes or so that we talked to Nani Marquina and Ilse Crawford, it felt like we were in a quite home, away from the maddening crowd.
Kissed by the Light of Salento
Antonio Ludovico Scolari and Christian Pizzinini are two eclectic souls brought together by nomadic life and their passion for art and design. Their life is a creative journey made of light and the celebration of beauty.
Ricardo Bofill found this mighty building in 1973 and transformed it into both a family home and the headquarters of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.
From the moment we wake, there is a quiet rhythm that conducts our every movement. It is the thread that has sewn humanity to the fabric of every era.
Frames by Expormim
Chic, inviting, lightweight and dynamic… Defining the Frames collection by Expormim is tantamount to describing the personality of its designer, Jaime Hayon.
They sit one next to the other, each with the same pattern…and yet different. No two tiles by Huguet are alike. The beauty of these carefully handcrafted tiles lies precisely in their singularity.
Non-Conformism may create something extraordinary out of something very mundane. And if there is a place that is common to all communities, it is the kitchen.
Made by Teixidors
Two blankets designed together with Teixidors in the finest ecological, sustainable wool and silk perfect for curling up on the sofa, or to be warn as a shawl on cold winter days.
Behind the Veil
Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson have turned Apparatus into one of the world’s most feted interiors brands. We visit their New York studio, where they still make all their designs, to find out what makes them tick.
An A. Lange & Söhne event by Openhouse
In October, Openhouse organised an event to launch the new DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN “Lumen” by German fine watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne.
Gata unites all the values that Miguel and Gonzalo Milà seek in good design: resistance, low weight, timeless appeal, versatility and visual harmony.
Issue No.10 editorial
For our issue No.10 editorial we visit Palau de Casavells in Girona, where design pieces meet fashion, all with a tint of darkness.
Living Together by Design
The Bless residency at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences is part installation/exhibition, part educational programming and part social experiment.
A Hands-on Touch
At Openhouse we have a love for quality, that is why we knew we had to work with Jason Gregory, the driving force behind MAKR.
Going with our instinct, we simply went ahead and filled the store with all our favourite things and follow our true personal style because, well really, where’s the fun in that?
Collecting subjects and objects
In what used to be an old convent in Antwerps historical centre, Valerie Traan Gallery is constantly exploring the boundaries of art, design & architecture.
House of Toogood resides on a once neglected corner plot, where now this home has taken root as a place of nurturing under the care of a very special design family.
Exhibition by Openhouse & USM
Openhouse together with USM transformed the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe into a house.
Hida is an area known for its master carpenters, the Hida-takumi, whose distinctive and impeccable technique made them highly sought after throughout history.
This Catalan brand does not aspire to follow market trends but to set them, and the creation of a healthy eco-friendly coffee-maker forms part of this goal.
Surrounded by the Northern Alps, the mountainous Hida region of the Gifu Prefecture is in the centre of the archipelago, 90 percent of which is forested.
The community is at the heart of Teixidors, improving the economic independence and social integration for people with learning difficulties.
There's a type of knowledge that can only be acquired through experience and wholehearted devotion to a practice.
There is poetry in the ancient crafts that makes its home within artists who work by hand to synergise tradition with modern methods.
Brand Editorial Issue 9
Selected pieces of Hermès, Loewe, Mykita and Ochre among others.
Few objects bring together excellence from the fields of art and science the way that cars and watches do.
Casa de Blas by Campo Baeza
Two opposing elements, a glass box resting on a concrete volume, both parts blend seamlessly into the landscape.
A Collection of Precise Proportions
The balance between restfulness and stylish elegance in the precise proportions that Javier Pastor seeks to attain in each of his projects.
For Stefan Díez, the starting point for the creation of the Guise lighting collection was to explore the link between luminosity and transparency.
The daily rise and set of the sun was used to create the notion of days, reminding our ancestors when to get up, work, eat and go to sleep, leading to the invention of weeks, months and years.
Brand Editorial Issue 6
Selected pieces from Enea, Zuzunaga, Lobster's Day, Marset, Teixidors, Carl Hansen & Søn, Gebrüeder Thonet Vienna and Usm.
Leather, love, etc.
The story of Melia Carranza and David Iglesias is like an screenplay: a girl goes to fix her bike at boy’s workshop and so begins a love story.
If you think Shukri and Viveca's shop is beautiful, wait until you see their studio/home. It is a haven for designers and makers with a light that streams through the windows and a great view of the sea.