Exotic Marble and Opulent Finishes Lure Buyers
“Words cannot describe what we’ve done,” said Thierry W. Despont, referring to the interior design of the apartments at 53W53, a condominium building rising beside the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan.
But a reporter can at least try.
Mr. Despont, a French-born, New York-based architect and designer who has outfitted private homes for the likes… Download the file to read more!
Feast on This
The already sumptuous Buffet at Wynn gets a decadent new look–and even more incredible dishes. Sensory overload? That’s the goal.
The Buffet at Wynn was never a room one would describe as austere, what with its Carmen Miranda-meets-Willy Wonka décor; its central, sky-lit atrium bursting with oversize fruit and flowering trees
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Marble Trends Spotted at London Design Festival
Building on its virality at Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year, marble made an equally strong statement at the London Design Festival. Facilitated by contemporary manufacturing technology, projects demonstrated versatile applications in everything from experimental clocks to implausibly delicate lighting design…. Download the file to read more!
Marble Makes a Comeback in Design
The French used it to build Versailles, and Michelangelo chiseled it into the Pietà. Marble—long associated with historic works—is back in vogue, thanks to an ’80s design revival combined with consumer demand for natural, raw materials. Designers such as Lee Broom, Barber Osgerby for B&B Italia and Marcel Wanders for Baccarat are giving it playful, contemporary twists, creating everything from wineglasses to phone chargers. Architect Zaha Hadid debuted… Download the file to read more!
Into the Third Dimension
Three-dimensional thinking is inherent throughout the architectural design process, where buildings and structures originally conceived as mental visions eventually become built form. Over the last several decades, the transition from concept to construction documents to built form has been subject to significant evolution at the hands of the digital revolution. In Digital Workflows in Architecture, Scott Marble aims at sparking the dialogue with one question: How far have we come?… Download the file to read more!