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OBJEKT International

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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4 Issues


2 min.
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.” Goran and Jasmina Tijanic, the experienced designer couple from…

3 min.
the relentless 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’. 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: a noisy, Jacques Tati-style Achille was always designing with the noise of the objects in mind. One could find the call of an owl, the noise of a switch being turned on, the bounces of a ping-pong ball and many other entertaining sounds bringing a voice to the lighting effect produced by the 100 Parentesi lamps. Some of the light…

2 min.
red red lebanon

"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. 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 with a booming creative scene was an effort to keep pushing the boundaries of creation. The event was placed under the patronage of Rabih Kayrouz, whose fashion label has immensely contributed to the worldwide popularity of the Lebanese style over the years.…

3 min.
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.” 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 were secured in each floor. They act as communication hubs to seamlessly connect…

2 min.
massimo iosa ghini goes puglia

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. 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 living area near the main living room, is brought to light through a structure in…

4 min.
the sanctity of the absence

This is the former palazzo of Francesco Petrucci, co-founder of Capo d’Arte, a not-for-profit Organization that promotes contemporary art in Puglia, the southern part of Italy. Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Palomba Serafini Associati from Milan, were asked to redefine the lay out and spaces from the guest rooms, the art spaces and artists’ studios. The complex had to be suitable to hosts among others the annual residency program in partnership with Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome. Ludovica: “It was an architectural restoration project, about redistribution of spaces and interior for a new way of use. The current site houses a permanent art collection but is also in constant evolution. We have redesigned with the use of spaces in mind and to highlight the character of the absence that allows artists…