Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Mad Men Actor Bryan Batt’s Top 10 Design Sights in New Orleans
 Wedding Cake House New Orleans. You probably recognize Bryan Batt ...
Gensler Named AIA New York State Firm of the Year
Gensler's New York office. Photo by Chris Leonard. Last week, ...
Interior Design’s 20 Most Loved on Instagram
Discover the most inspiring images on Instagram this week—from playful ...
Heatherwick Studios Opens Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Photo by Iwan Baan.   The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in ...
LightArt and 3form Offer Infinite Interlayer Combinations with HighRes Materials
Sponsored by LightArtLuscious fabrics and rich colors are what you’ve ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which product trend has had the biggest impact on this fall's trade shows?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Jean Nouvel Rethinks Office Design for Milan

    Jean Nouvel’s special commission for this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, running April 9 to April 14 in Milan, will explore the changing face of living and work spaces in recent years. "Project: Office for Living" will include video portraits projected on a monolith in the center of SaloneUfficio’s pavilion 24 at the Milan fairground in Rho and introduce eight spaces that suggest new global formulas for office design.

    The Pritzker Prize-winning architect describes the working environments as options for replacing the “gray cultural world of purpose-built offices.” To illustrate Nouvel's disdain for standard workstations, the center of the 13,000-square-foot installation will have a dramatic, ripped-apart presentation. He claims that one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for anyone.



    “We spend a lot more time inhabiting our workplaces than we spend at home, eating or sleeping,” Nouvel has said. “Offices are therefore living spaces that should be seen not just as the same old method actors playing a functional and effectual role, but as individuals pleased to be there.” The architect's scenarios have been created for a range of environments: an apartment, loft, private house, skyscraper, factory and the abstract.

    Another section of the exhibition will showcase classic pieces of furniture by designers such as Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand as well as new pieces being unveiled at the fair.



    industry_article_detail_central_zone