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OBJEKT International

OBJEKT International September 2019

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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1 min.
objekt international 86

George Beylerian Eric Booth Martyn Lawrence Bullard Tony Chi Massimo Iosa Ghini Jacopo Etro Marva Griffin Wilshire Ralf Ohletz von Plettenburg Glenn Pushelberg George Yabu Rene Wilms Style as a concept is difficult to describe. On the one hand it is incredibly personal, but on the other it is something which is recognized by large groups of people. It is characterized by a sophisticated way of living, through a personal taste which is often influenced by the great classics and is focused on the integration of past and future. It has very little to do with gold taps, marble mausoleums or the more is more principle. It revolves around a restrained personal behavior, with art as an important pillar. This edition of OBJEKT©International goes in search of true style and, following…

3 min.
domaine de fontenille

In 2013, two French entrepreneurs, Guilaume Foucher (gallery owner) and Frédérique Biousse (former CEO and co-founder of prêt-a-porter brands), decided to buy Domaine de Fontenille in the Luberon Regional Natural Park in the South of France. They wanted to create the renaissance of a great wine estate, a luxury hotel and Michelin starred restaurant in and around a dilapidated classic Provençal Country House.They asked studio Lafourcade Architecture, from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, to reconstructed the old villa and to built a new winery that would merge with the 35 hectares of the historic vineyards around the Domain. The Domaine de Fontenille was built between the late 16th and early 17th century, a few kilometers from Lourmarin in the South of France. It was the stronghold of the Savornin family from 1640 onwards. Alphonse de Savornin added…

1 min.
confucius' birthplace

Interior designer H.L. Lim and his LTW Designworks from Singapore and Beijing, designed the interiors of the JW Marriott Qufu, in the city of Qufu, China, the birthplace of renowned philosopher Confucius. Combining ancient heritage and modern elegance, he created a timeless design that pays tribute to the deep-rooted ancient traditions and cultures of The Analects. Sitting adjacent to the Confucius Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the JW Marriott Qufu stands as an emblem of the ancient city. Appointed with traditional Chinese features, the hotel’s exterior emulates structures from the ancient city, with architectural accents such as wood partitions and columns that blend with its surroundings. Complementing the architecture, H. L. Lim aimed to blend in Confucian values through aesthetics inspired by the Six Arts, including music, rituals, and calligraphy.…

2 min.
trunk (house)

Tokyo is changing its appearance at an ever-increasing pace, while small tucked-away restaurants and backstreet eateries are disappearing. Such places, once called salons, promoted art, literature and even economy that were unique to the city, just as European aristocrats used to offer open houses, night after night, for debates toward cultural flourishment. The city of Tokyo is constantly losing such activity bases that did once exist. So, Trunk(House) was created in a street corner of a historic district, where hosts can freely invite people and create a new culture. Trunk’s founder, Yoshitaka Nojiri and the Trunk design team took over a 70-year-old two-storey former geisha house, tucked away in the heart of the Kagurazaka neighborhood, a cultural hub in Shinkuku, Tokyo. They started extensive restoration works on the exterior of…

1 min.
roof | birds

“Furniture should blend into the surroundings. I want tables and chairs to be light and delicate. Elegant pieces that are content to play a supporting role and never attempt to steal the spotlight. The starring roles are performed by the human body or by the food or drinks we place on the table. To respect and complement these living entities, I want furniture to be as understated as possible.” Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect independently designs almost all of the furniture to accompany his architecture. Historically, the greatest architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, have comprehensively designed buildings, interiors and furniture all together. In this modern era, Kengo Kuma also aims to design his furniture from scratch, just like the…

9 min.
casa baldi rome

“An “intentionally ambiguous” building, in the words of the architect. An innovative design manifesto and an experimental pursuit of a new style, one rooted in places and history. A design that, many years down the line, once again raises the eternal question of what modernity really means in the world of architecture.” Architect Paolo Portoghesi about Casa Baldi in the Italian city of Rome. He designed and built this architectural gem between 1959 and 1961. The Italian ceramic tile specialist Casalgrande Padana has entrusted Portoghesi himself with the restoration and redevelopment project for its third Creative Center. Casa Baldi was built in Rome between 1959 and 1961 for film director Gian Vittorio Baldi. It was Paolo Portoghesi’s third built architecture project, but this time he was totally free to experiment with…