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OBJEKT International

December 2018

OBJEKT©International, the leading interior design magazine in the world, is proud to present you with our latest publication. OBJEKT©International is the authoritative and bespoke title for the upscale urban modernist with a passion for interiors, art/antiques, modern design and outstanding architecture. An unique fusion of classic and modern styles.

Hans Fonk Publications B.V.
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glass in the woods

The architectural design of the house was done by David Small Designs, from Toronto. The interior design was created by Gogo Design INC., from Toronto, specialized in high-end modern interior styles.The architect: “The backbone of this design is the indoor-outdoor connection. The abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass, especially the huge two-storey corner window, connects the living space to the heavily-wooded ravine lot.” He continued: “The connection to nature is reinforced by balancing the clean-line, modern aesthetic with the application of natural stone and wood. Each room was positioned to maximize views to nature, with special attention given to the master en-suite. This room is conceived as a wood box that extends from the right side of the house, offering panoramic views of the ravine.” the open relax space under…

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17th-century amsterdam bottles art series by hans fonk

Bottles from the end of the 17th-century found during the excavation of the Amsterdam canals have got mysterious colors. Buried for centuries in the Amsterdam peat, the glass has taken on the most splendid iridescence colors. The over 300-years old bottles found, were mainly for everyday use.They were thrown away after use. Because of their splendid colors, these glass items are highly appreciated by collectors.Amsterdam Bottles is one of the recent photographic art series by Hans Fonk. ■…

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the relentless achille castiglioni

sketch for Taraxacum 88 by Achille Castiglioni, 1988. Left-hand page: the master of Italian design Achille Castiglioni. To celebrate the centenary of Achille Castiglioni, one of the most important Masters of Italian design, Flos, in collaboration with Studio Urquiola, had created an ironic and at the same time poetic site-specific installation entitled ‘Traparentesi’. Castiglioni’s Ventosa. ((photo:courtesy Fondazione Achille Castiglioni)) the famous Arco and Taccia designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962. the Parentesi designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, 1971 and the Lampadina by Achille Castiglioni,1972. A party of 100 Parentesi lamps which, like 100 candles, were activated by the presence of visitors, recreating the innate joy that Achille brought to every environment and transferred to every object. Lights and sounds:…

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red red lebanon

Lebanese designer Marc Dibeh. "The essential characteristic of design in Lebanon is the multiplicity of its influences. There is no cultural standard, no industrial heritage, and therefore no ‘ideology’ on function, whether formalized or otherwise. It is a great liberty, which is very exciting”Marc Baroud designer, who also established the Design Department at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts. designs by Carla Baz at Maison & Objet 2018 in Paris. The tittle Red Red Lebanon is inspired by a song by the famous Dutch saxophone player Hans Dulfer. (production: Izabel Fonkphotos: Hans Fonk) At the September edition 2018 of the Paris interior festival Maison & Objet is was Lebanon’s turn to present its talents. Bridging the gap between East and West, the choice to honor a country…

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the house for four generations

“As the age as well as the daily living rhythm of each family member are different, creating a space to promote a comfortable connection among them was one of the major challenges of the project.” Architect Tomomi Kito. “Another focus was to create a comfortable living environment. The existing conditions of daylight and ventilation were not preferable since the existing rooms were split into smaller functions. As such they were not open to the exterior environment nor to each other, which led to poor daylight and natural ventilation.” Tomomi Kito, architect. (production: OBJEKT USA-CANADA photos: Satoshi Shigeta) The architects started to study the arrangement of rooms. They wanted to take full advantage of existing windows thus maximizing natural daylight and ventilation.Furthermore, common spaces adjacent to private rooms…

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massimo iosa ghini goes puglia

the swimming pool in between the olive trees. In a unique Mediterranean setting in Southern Italy and in harmony with the surrounding seascape, Massimo Iosa Ghini built a new house integrating it with the nature of the Salento land, adopting techniques and materials suggested by local artisans and builders. Therefore he used the local Chianca stone for the outdoor paving, large panels of porcelain stoneware for the inside, Acquarica tuff for façade cladding, Lecce stone for the fireplace inside and even dry-stone for the old pajara barrel roof.(Milena Mussi and Massimo Iosa Ghini.)Arranged on a single level and on a lot of more or less than one hectare, the project is designed on the image of the Salento masseria. It respects the existing vegetation that, in the outdoor…