Normann Copenhagen opens flagship showroom in Danish capital
Normann Copenhagen’s 1700m2 large flagship store and showroom opened in Copenhagen in October, a renovation that took place from the ground up. The combined flagship store and showroom presents an exclusive and bold design concept that captures the essence of the brand. Explore an experimental and artistic universe where collections of furniture, lighting, textiles and home accessories are mixed with handpicked clothing and fashion items in carefully curated displays. The exhibitions change on a continual basis to show selected parts of the collection in new, inspiring constellations. We are completely obsessed with the entirely pink room.
Nostalgic yet modern Italian style from Dimore Studios
Unconventionally chic interiors and designed furniture have made Dimore Studio the design firm of the moment. Always attentive to capture and anticipate the trends in style and decor, Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran – the duo behind Dimore Studio – demonstrate their insatiable design style. The selection of tables captivates their modernity, straightforward and sophisticated aesthetic, all while revealing industrial overtones. The new combinations of materials and unexpected volumes make these limited edition pieces sculptural elements.
Philippe Starck unveils ‘Mi MIX’ edgeless display smartphone
Philippe Starck has unveiled the design of a near full-screen ceramic smartphone called ‘Mi MIX’ for Chinese electronics company Xiaomi. The device pairs both design and digital thinking, pushing visual and technological boundaries to ensure an easy grip experience. ‘Designing a smartphone is a new creative experience for me,’ says Starck. ‘It’s a beginning. To create today the smartphone of the future.’ A sleek, modern and tech-savvy achievement.
Statue of Liberty’s new $70 million museum
The Statue of Liberty, completed in 1886, will welcome a new $70 million museum dedicated to the bronze sculpture. Plans for the 25 830-square-foot space located at the base of the structure have just been unveiled to the public. The museum’s exhibitions, conceived by New York–based ESI Design, will allow visitors to explore the statue’s storied past, including its original design and construction and its 1986 centennial restoration.
NY-based building firm Roman and Williams designs a brasserie in Paris
The newly refurbished La Rotunde de la Muette, in Paris’ chic sixteenth arrondissement, is the epitome of a stylish French brasserie. Owner Eddy Bénézet commissioned Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of New York-based Roman and Williams to create an almost cinematographic setting. The result is a brilliant organic flow. Diners can drift from the outdoor terrace into the bar, to either dine in intimacy, ensconced in the velvet honey-coloured booths, or in the central dining room under the original 1930s chandeliers.