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The Master of Light: James Turrell’s iconic body of work

It’s not unlikely you’ve heard the name James Turrell before, even if only in passing. This iconic artist’s body of work spans approximately 50 years, inviting spectators to view light in a different way, and explore its relationship with their own perceptions. The son of an aeronautical engineer, James Turrell obtained his pilot’s license at just 16 years old, and ever since then has had a fascination with light. Having further trained in perceptual psychology, Turrell has continued to push…

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Modern living in Antwerp

How an empty penthouse apartment became a Minimalist haven… Presented with a completely blank canvas, an entrepreneur couple’s penthouse in the Westkaai Towers in Antwerp became a bright, modern haven. Situated at the top of the David Chipperfield-designed building on the waterfront neighbourhood of Eilandje, the owners were looking for something different from the original plans drawn up by the developer. And so, the 220 square metre penthouse became the ultimate clean slate with which Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft could truly…

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ICONIC NIEMEYER MODERNISM: Where thoughtful construction meets playful design

Built in 1951 and situated just outside of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer’s Casa das Canoas is considered to be one of the most significant and quintessential examples of modernist Brazilian architecture. Casa das Canoas embodies Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazilian Modernist roots with exemplary tropical charm, touching upon the topography and abundant nature embracing the family home, all while keeping in mind the archetypal modernist elements of the movement of which he was an iconic contributor. The…

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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE: This multi-functional flowerpot can do it all

As the summer months progress and the days get longer, what better time to take a break and spend some much-deserved time outdoors. Whether you’re planning to socialise or slow down and relax, the NORDIC D’LUXXX Flowerpot and Lantern is your must-have item this summer season. Designed by renowned Danish designer Henrik Pedersen, not only does the sleek Flowerpot design make a modern addition to your garden or patio, but the versatile design does so much more. 1. Lovely glow…

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The future of design: Reisinger Studio’s ethereal rendered environments

Andrés Reisinger (1990) is truly a jack of all trades, working as a multidisciplinary artist and director, as well as in product, interior and 3D graphic design. The Argentinian-born artist works under the name Reisinger Studio, and from his base in Barcelona, works alongside numerous clients to create one-of-a-kind virtual environments. Reisinger Studio has 12 years of experience in creating and forming worlds in collaboration with interior and furniture designers, including Italian designers Patricia Urquiola and Cassina, New-York-based designer and…

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Outdoor furniture made of recycled plastic

We love design that makes the world a better place and that looks great too. The Danish design label Mater combines these two ideas beautifully. On Decovry.com we now present to you Mater’s Ocean Collection. The objective of Mater is to rethink our current practices and create ethical and sustainable design that minimises adverse social and environmental impacts. “Let’s clean up the planet!”. That was the starting point for Danish design label Mater making its Ocean Collection. “We teamed up…

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Daring Design: Iconic architecture around the world

Which architect surprises with the most spectacular design? Which creative thinks oustide the box, resulting in an iconic piece of architecture? These triumphs of contemporary architecture are daring. They surprise and inspire.   Zaha Hadid Architects, 2012 Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku Azerbaijan   In Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Zaha Hadid Architects was selected to build the cultural centre, Heydar Aliyev Centre. The building is a break from the rigid and monumental Soviet architecture. Instead it aspires to the…

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A house of glass in the woods

In Morumbi, a suburb of São Paulo, you will find a glass house that speaks to the imagination. This ‘Casa de Vidro’ or Glass House was designed by the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992). With this palace on pillars, Lina Bo Bardi had a glass tree house in mind. She wanted to design a house that offered shelter from the elements whilst also being aesthetically pleasing. Together with her husband Pietro Maria Bardi she lived here until the end…

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FLAIR FOR OUTDOOR DINING

When the sun is out and the temperature is rising, we love to eat outside. With some nice outdoor accessoires and garden furniture, you are all set for an outside diner with flair. Choose whatever works best in your garden, patio or terrace and get ready to enjoy the sun.   Very sleek lantern where high quality teak is combined with anthracite coated aluminum. The teak enhances the impression of quality as well as elegance. Lantern Zalongo | Black/Teak. 164…

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