Festival Designkwartier The Hague: at WOTH Wonderful Things

Festival Designkwartier The Hague: at WOTH Wonderful Things

One of our favorite design magazines: WOTH Wonderful Things has it’s fifth issue in stores now! The Magazine was launched during the opening of the WOTH Wonderful Store which was open during the Festival Designkwartier (tr; Design Quarters) in The Hague for three days only! Unbelievable; the effort WOTH has taken to tranform it’s headquarters for such a short period of time….

At the opening and Launch of WOTH Wonderful Things Store and Magazine (photocredits; JW Kaldenbach)

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Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House

Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House

We, at Mimi Berlin, came to know about Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House via the Salone del Mobile 2017. On Instagram; we didn’t attend the Design Week this year because we missed our flight.  So this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on.

Image of yellow Futuro house via artsy.net if you are interested in trends spotting go to this site for some trend watching as well.

This flying saucer type of building is something we really wanted to see in real life. A yellow version stood in front of the Louis Vuitton Fondation at the Palazzo Bocconiin in Milan, where the newest designs for the Objets Nomades Collection were on display.

The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It was commissioned as a portable “holiday house” or ski chalet. Because it would be used in a mountainside setting, the structure needed to be easy to transport to the site, low maintenance and shed snow easily. The final design of the Futuro House met all those criteria. It’s just over 26 feet in diameter and came completely equipped with ctom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house. (read more at futurohouse.net)

Hiring the Futuro. Why think outside the box, when you can think inside a circle? Various forward looking companies and institutions have already taken the opportunity to use the  Futuro House as an inspirational and unique meeting or event space. “more info at futurohouse.co.uk

An other website devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro House and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples. thefuturohouse.com

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Maarten Baas & Lensvelt presenting new Chairs at Salone del Mobile 2017

Maarten Baas & Lensvelt presenting new Chairs at Salone del Mobile 2017

We think this installation in Milano by Maarten Baas and Lensvelt looks awesome!

A sneak preview of the installation “MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?” and the Maarten Baas 101 Chair and the Maarten Baas Table presented during the Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan from the 04-th till the 09-th of April 2017

 

The Installation is on show at Ventura Centrale, via Ferrante Aporti nr. 13 20125 Milano