Arts and Leisure

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

WAN Editorial

22 Jun 2011

The much-loved little sibling of international design events, Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day event that has grown from the creative history of this cosy little area in London. Over 150 events, showcases and workshops brought together the best of this year’s British contemporary design, from tiny one-man band product designers to international architects. A whole day is barely

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ICFF 2011

WAN Editorial

22 Jun 2011

In New York, design blooms in May. That's the time of design week and the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, a sort of serial dating affair between designers and makers. Now in its 24th year, the four-day event, held each year at the Javits Center, puts on view "what's next and best in design" as thousands of designers troll the cavernous exhibition space looking for inspiration.

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NOAM GAGNON WELLNESS CENTRE

Stantec Architecture Ltd.

02 Jun 2011

Open for just six months, the Noam Gagnon Wellness Centre was selected by WE Magazine as "the best Pilates studio in Vancouver" and has subsequently been featured in the Wallpaper City Guide for Vancouver. Stantec provided Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design for this new Pilates studio located on the second level of a 1970s retail building. The challenge for the design team was to

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OVO

ACT lighting design

02 Jun 2011

On first sight you see the shape of an egg, the two gateways inviting you to enter. Symbolic associations spring to the visitor's mind, suggesting richness and universality, linked to ideas of birth, unity, and perfection, of a cocoon, of transformation. The structure is a combination of 24 crossed spiral pairs, based on the Golden Number. This organic fractal structure that exists in the

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ETERNAL LIGHT

Francesco Draisci Studio Ltd

31 May 2011

A bespoke contemporary eternal light feature has been completed for the New North London Synagogue. It is very rare that a spiritual brief drops on the desk of a designer. If then, the ambition is to interpret and synthesize in a contemporary way a key symbol of a religion that is 3000 years old, the task becomes a rather complex challenge. The “NER TAMID” is a feature in all

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