Via 57 West
New York has recently been further enriched by a fabulous piece of architecture, a pyramid- like apartment building that looks down on the hudson. It is also completely in line with sustainability principles.
In thrall to transport
“Location, location, location” has always been the motto of the world of real estate. But Tom Epstein, experienced executive director of construction of the New York giant Levine Builders, adds an important qualification: “It’s location near transportation.”
Significance of the surroundings
At the age of just 30 Karen Asprea heads the highly regarded New York design studio Whitehall interiors. A woman with a clear vision.
The perfect click
Conquering a competitive market like New York with a new product is no pushover. Veneer parquet has achieved this thanks to a fortuitous chain of circumstances and collaboration with a unique partner, the Luppino family.
Transform... small rooms with great ideas
New York’s transform has specialised in custom made highquality furniture since 2005. This simple idea has become a success story and Shinnoki helped.
A nose for trends
Which trends are looming up over the horizon? This is a question that occupies the minds of architects and designers all over the world. Materials specialist Robin Reigi and trend researcher Clayton Whitman give their opinions.
Rotterdam looks up
When the time came for the Rotterdam municipal offices to relocate, management opted for an original design: a vertical city of three linked towers apparently cut through the middle, with the upper half shifted.
Timelessness and warmth
You will find inspiration in the most ordinary places, in the view of Thomas Ostyn of the Obumex family business. But the goal is always the same: to design something that will withstand the test of time.
Veneer down to the toes
Wood is not a material that comes to mind immediately as clothing. However, inventive designer Tineke Gysel has found a way to shape her favourite raw material into something we all wear - shoes.
A natural look
Wooden spectacle frames are no longer a novelty. Nevertheless the designs from the Tirolean company ROLF Spectacles are head and shoulders above the rest. A question of priorities.
Surfing on enthusiasm
Why not enjoy your course as a student of carpentry? With this thought in mind a German teacher taught his classes how to build a kiteboard.
Filip Dujardin melds photography and architecture into pure art in his striking work. Let him loose on wood veneer and the result is unsurprisingly just as unique.
Veneerhouse our inspiration zone
You might describe it as an innate reflex. Something in our genes. An urge that raises its head again as soon as it has been satisfied. A feeling that you cannot suppress, because you know: “This is what I do it for”.