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OBJEKT International March 2017

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.

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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom, according to Francis Bacon. Silence is an essential life ingredient in a world dominated by unceasing noise. It is, for sure, a much-needed new trend in the world of interior design and architecture. In his Histoire du Silence, Alain Corbin wrote: “Silence is not merely the absence of noise. It is all but a forgotten notion nowadays. Our auditory markers have been distorted, diminished, they are no longer sacred. The intimacy of a place, a bedroom and the objects that inhabit it, or a home, used to be defined by the silence that prevailed there.” According to the architect Renzo Piano, silence is, together with contemplation and abstraction, the pillar underpinning enjoyment of the arts. Art is a key element in an interior. Not art…

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beijing rocks series ii from the forbidden city

Traveling to Beijing frequently in the past years, the artist and photographer Hans Fonk has gone everywhere: from the Royal Palace (Forbidden City) to the local small streets (hutong). He got so inspired by Beijing’s rich traditional culture yet international lifestyle that he created several new art series. Through his artworks, we can see an unique and colorful mix of the two different sides of contemporary China. As a child peeking into a kaleidoscope for the first time, the artworks are meant to leave a long-lasting impression on the viewers. One of the series he made was BEIJING ROCKS. From Emperors to farmers, there is a rock in every Chinese's heart. It symbolizes the idea of beauty and Zen, a washed-off look for the forever-curious mind. The ingenious created and prepared images are printed…

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jean paul gaultier les papiers

Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is a breath of fresh air in the world of interior design. He has worked with the French textile house Lelièvre since 2012. This has resulted in a number of remarkable textile collections that reflected the spirit of Gaultier. His latest inspirations: Oxydation, Azulejos, Botanique, the celebration of his marinière stripe and the spirit of Paris. These are all recognizable areas of expression used by the famous fashion designer who has played out his creativity on the fabrics, accessories and now on wallpapers.…

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museum voorlinden, the netherlands an oasis for the arts

“Giving many people the opportunity to see and experience our art is a good thing. All are invited to come to the Museum and to the nature surrounding Voorlinden, to share in this new adventure. You don’t have to be a connoisseur of art; all ‘art watchers’ are welcome,”Joop van Caldenborgh Van Caldenborgh has been collecting modern and contemporary work since the early 1970s. With his Caldic collection he is seen as one of the world’s foremost collectors. The collection covers modern and contemporary painting, photography, books and installations. In the park of his Clingenbosch estate in Wassenaar, near The Hague, Van Caldenborgh has created a vast sculpture garden. He had long been considering having a museum to house his art collection where it would be on show for all to see.…

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the house of an actor

The original structure included a closed kitchen, 4 bedrooms and one bathroom. For the new apartment, the entire interior had to be demolished. The new plans by architect Oshir Asaban included a large open family room and a wide, open kitchen with a direct entrance to the utility room, 2 bedrooms, and a round dining place in front of big window face and connected to a balcony. The architect: “One thing we didn't want to delete from the original building was the covered terrace, as can ne seen in many buildings in the city. The house was totally surrounded by nature and we wanted to connect the interior and the green outside by means of wide windows and planters hanging outside. That gave the special feeling of a private house. This…

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the pond house in the new york state woods

The owners of the house are Perla and Robert Meyers. Perla is a well know food writer. She has published 10 cookbooks that made her mark as a forerunner in the European influenced, farm-to-table, fresh seasonal ingredients way of cooking. She published her first cookbook, ‘The Seasonal Cook: A Return to Fresh Food’, in 1973 and followed it with 9 other titles over the next 30 years, two of them gardening books. Her last book ‘How to Eat a Peach’ came out in 2003. Because of the fact that she spent much of her time in Europe, her style on cooking is influenced by the ‘old world’. She attended the Ecole Hotelière in Switzerland, studied baking and confection at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, and received a degree from Le Cordon…