<H1>JELLE SPRUYT : COLORING FREEDOM INSIDE THE LINES
</H1> <H1>THE ART OF BALANCING BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND FUNCTIONALITY - STEFAN SCHÖNING</H1> <h1>HOME IS WHERE THE GREAT MASTERS ARE</h1> <h1>WOUTER AND HARVEY - TO CREATE LASTING BEAUTY</h1> <h1>CHAT WITH MICHAEL MARCY</h1> <h1>ATAK - GREETINGS FROM BERLIN</h1>
 
 
coloring freedom inside the lines

  We meet artist Jelle Spruyt in his atelier moments before launching his exhibition ‘Operation Reinaert Foxtrot’. It’s like entering a playground bathing in primary colors: red, yellow, blue and a touch of green.  We’ve entered his own microcosm: one where he plays with opposites and limited freedom.       What story are you
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CityFurniture went to visit stefan schöning in his workplace in the center of Antwerp. We enter a white and light space where, very similar to his designs, aesthetics and practicalities are perfectly balanced. He welcomes us with a warm smile and a cup of fresh coffee and shows us around, before we sit down to
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  ETTORE SOTTSASS (1917-2007) was a grandee of late 20th century Italian design. Best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective, he also designed iconic electronic products for Olivetti, as well as beautiful glass and ceramics. Ettore Sottsass devoted his life and work to dismantling the past in his various roles as
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With Salone de Mobile in Milan kicking off this week and bringing together design world VIPs, Nowness.com visited the London home of one of its favorite sons, Marc Newson, in the second installment of Nowness’s “In Residence” series, helmed by Matthew Donaldson. A space-age aesthetic dominates at casa Newson, an unlikely look for a period
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Roger Tallon is this rare and great cross-over between artist, designer and engineer. The general public mostly knows him for his watches. But it’s fascinating to see the hundreds of products Tallon and his team actually designed
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  “What does it mean, to be famous, to be great? What is life, death, nothing? Those questions stay unanswered, famous or not.” Roger Raveel, January 5,
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  We meet Didier Teissoniere in his apartment in the Marais quarter in Paris. On the doorbell an iconic name: Francis Bacon (1909-1992). The flat is the old atelier of this Irish-born figurative painter. Needless to say we were entering a very special place.   Since when do you live here? And how do you
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  Wouter and Harvey, both fashion designers, crossed paths eight years ago. They’ve been together ever since. Besides a passion for each other, they also share their love for beauty and ceramics. What once started with one piece is now a collection that fills their home and their lives.     Your house is filled
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  Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho will always be remembered as a key figures in the development of modern architecture.   Niemeyer was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro where he attended the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes. His first work experience was for his father’s typography house and as a draftsman
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  Chat with Design lover Michael Marcy   A few weeks ago Michael Marcy opened his new Design Gallery. His passion for furniture and design started at the age of 17.  He invited us for a visit and we talked about how he went from young hippie to gallery owner. But some things never change,
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  German artist ATAK landed in A’town last week for his exhibition ‘Greetings from Berlin’ at The Bries Space. I sat down with him to talk about art, life in East Berlin and more. Charmed by his gentle aura and the way he speaks about his work from the heart I could’ve talked with him all
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 We came across a beautiful collection of vintage photos of Brooklyn taken in the summer of 1974. Photographer Danny Lyon spent two months snapping pictures of the daily life in the borough — exploring Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Green and Park Slope among other neighborhoods.   &nbsp
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  This book belongs on everyone’s nightstand. Patti Smith‘s ‘Just Kids‘ is a tribute to New York in the late 60′s and 70′s, rock music and art. But most importantly it’s an intimate glimpse into the bohemian life of Patti and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe long before they caught the public eye. Two soul mates who
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Some actors have been around for so long, and have done so much solid work in so many genres, that’s it’s easy to forget or simply take for granted just how tremendous they really are. Donald Sutherland, who turns 77 on July 17, 2012, is one such actor. For almost 50 years, he’s been bringing
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With a population of just over 300,000 people and an alternately forbidding and breathtaking landscape of lava fields, geysers, seascapes and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has always been something of a curiosity to the rest of the globe. Small in stature, the island nation can seem, at times, like a land outside of time. In recent
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