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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Resort 2016: Louis Vuitton in the Desert of Palm Springs

Resort 2016: Louis Vuitton in the Desert of Palm Springs

The  images above are made by Juergen Teller, on the premises of the Resort 2016 Fashion Show, of Louis Vuitton in Palm Springs. This show was held at “The Volcano Home” which was built by Josef Lautner, commissioned by Bob and Dolores Hope.

Ok, enough about the venue. The clothes were stunning, in our opinion. We had to think of Mad Max, but in Glamour-land. Post Apocalyptic everyday wear. Nothing torn or ripped but sturdy and almost protective, with romantic touches from the sixties and from the 19th century USA settlers. Well, that’s a mouthful…, as always it’s better to see for yourself. Check it out with our story in mind, and see if you like the collection as much as we do. See all the runway photo’s HERE on Style.com (images via style.com)

Go see the venue of the Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 Fashion Show  HERE

 

The Residence of Dolores and Bob Hope in Palm Springs

The Residence of Dolores and Bob Hope in Palm Springs

Designed by Modernist architect John Lautner in the late seventies.
It seems like this “house” is built for entertaining, The Hope couple could invite up to 500 people, and they did. Last week, May 6th 2015, Louis Vuitton also invited a couple of hundred buyers and journalists to this venue for the Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 Fashion Show. We, at Mimi Berlin wished we were there. We never had such urgent wishes to attend fashion shows before, but lately the venues are SO extravagant and SO out of this world….! Last season we were fascinated with the Chanel Resort show in Dubai. And today we read the following on style.com;

“The Resort season has turned into a mini architecture tour. Karl Lagerfeld set up Chanel operations at Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Monday. Raf Simons will show Dior at Pierre Cardin’s south of France home next week. And today Louis Vuitton had over 800 rooms booked in Palm Springs, California, for the celebrities, international journalists, and clients that assembled here to witness Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest LV collection at the Bob Hope estate.”Nicole Phelps on style.com.

Yes, yes and yes we would like to attend all shows! The one more decadent and glamorous than the other show. Imagine having a drink on custom made perspex seats in the middle of the desert of California in an over the top concrete UFO like building! Pfff……..And to top that off; watching A-List models pass you by, wearing clothes designed by Nicolas Ghesquière….. Unreal! But it seems to be normal in the fashion industry nowadays. We’ll keep on following the normal fashion life on instagram’s happy few. And you can follow our daily life on instagram as well, if you like; @mm_brln

(photocredits; http://www.theagencyre.com/2013/11/stunning-photos-bob-hopes-iconic-lautner-designed-volcano-home/#) http://www.brianthomasjones.com / Louis Vuitton)

Go see Louis Vuitton Resort collection for 2016 HERE Continue reading

Fuorisalone 2015: Louis Vuitton presents Object Nomades

Fuorisalone 2015: Louis Vuitton presents Object Nomades

Louis Vuitton added new items to the Objets Nomades collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories. A new collaboration with 3 talented designers: the Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne was presented at the frilly, 19th century Palazzo Bocconi on the Corso Venezia 48 during Milan Design week 2015.

With a spumante in one hand, a camera in the other we, Mimi Blogger Team, strolled the rooms of the Palazzo, which were filled with tropical flowers, plants, and extremely well crafted high-end design. For a moment we felt how traveling in colonial times must have been like; Heavenly.

Raw Edges discusses their Concertina Collection: “We loved the challenge of working on a collection of collapsible objects, with the focus on how to make them look large, surprising and with real presence when they are expanded”.
Gwenaël Nicolas, taking inspiration by Ernest Hemingway’s African travels, has created the Ernest Bed and the Miller Lamp, which were ”an opportunity to discover a mysterious world” and, about his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, he loved “the idea that the designer could propose the object he wanted to design: it’s a very personal and  serious commitment”. The Valet and the Totem Floral by Damien Langlois-Meurinne, spawned from his idea: “A designer is nothing without the savoir-faire of the artisans who bring his ideas and sketches to life”.

The Object Nomades collection, created in collaboration with several international designers, was presented for the first time during Design Miami in 2012.
The Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne have increased the existing collaborations beside some of the most creative designers of our time:  Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, Barber & Osgerby, Nendo, Maarten Baas and Atelier Oï. These 9 designers have created 16 Objets Nomades which are prototypes or available in a limited edition.

Read all Mimi Berlin Blogger Team Reports on Milan Design Week 2015 HERE

The Maracatu Travel Cabinet

The Maracatu travel cabinet

Now wouldn’t you want to have this object hanging in the corner of your Hotel room when far away from home? We certainly would! Brazilian designers and brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana devised this unique, limited-edition cabinet de voyage. The sustainable-design–conscious duo used recycled leather from one of Louis Vuitton’s workshops to ornament the fringed, foldable travel cabinet, which has three shelves and a hook for easy hanging. Designed in 2012, it was available at the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District location or made to order, the piece costs $51,500; only a dozen were produced—each in a different color.
The Maracatu Travel Cabinet was part of the “Objets Nomades” collection for Louis Vuitton which consisted of a number of designs by a.o Patricia Urquiola, Maarten Baas, Nendo and others. First presented at the Design Miami Fair in December 2012 and premiering in Europe at the Salone Di Mobile in Milano in 2013. (via dezeen / AD)

Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2015

louis vuitton menswear spring 2015

Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2015, this is as clean-cut as a boy can be: Thunderbirds in pink! (also in the original blue) Again, yet an other great collection designed by Kim Jones. Make sure to watch the full runway show HERE at louisvuitton.com (runway photo’s from style.com / gif by appdikted)