Tristan’s passions? Arts and drawing. Since his childhood he has boosted his creativity while exploring museums and finding his way among parisian galleries and auction houses. Later he entered the famous Strate College Designers in Paris. In 2007, fascinated by the quality and methods of the Italian Arts and Design, he decided to migrate to Milan, Italy, and entered the Polytechnic School of Design in order to further improve his competences.
Libri Lounge Chair by Todd Bracher
I’m proud having featured many Chair – Bookcase combinations in the catagory Chair Bookcase Combinations This is another one.
An art piece commissioned by Zerofirst Gallery, Librilounge pays homage to traditional Japanese woodcraft and culture. Sofas are often used simply as a place to sit and read. Taking this idea to its logical extreme, we wondered if these functions could be combined into one essential object, offering commentary on the function-focused, material efficiency we associate with the best Japanese design.
Via Todd Bracher
Flow by Okajian
I found this luxury walnut wood Flow lounger – although Okajian claims it is Not a Lounger 😉 – at a combination stand of Medcreative.org in Hall 1 of M&O. It has beautiful mother of pearl inlays and stainless steel ornaments and it comes with a wireless charger for your phone or tablet.
Okanjian is a firm established in Lebanon by people who wandered in who originally were from Armenia in 1908. Currently the firm is run by the fourth generation.
This Longitude Chaise by Maya Lin was sold at Phillips as Lot 38 for $3,250. It had an estimate of $5,000 – 7,000. It belonged to her “the Earth is (Not) Flat” series.
About Maya Lin
In 1981, at age 21 and while still an undergraduate, Maya Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, beating 1,441 other competition submissions. The black cut-stone masonry wall, with the names of 57,661 fallen soldiers carved into its face, was completed in late October 1982 and dedicated on November 13, 1982. It is granite and V-shaped, with one side pointing to the Lincoln Memorial and the other to the Washington Monument.
Lin’s conception was to create an opening or a wound in the earth to symbolize the gravity of the loss of the soldiers. The design was initially controversial for what was an unconventional and non-traditional design for a war memorial. Opponents of the design also voiced objection because of Lin’s Asian ethnicity, her being female, and her lack of professional experience. The memorial has since become an important pilgrimage site for relatives and friends of the American military casualties in Vietnam, and personal tokens and mementos are left at the wall daily in their memory. In 2007, the American Institute of Architects ranked the memorial #10 on their list of America’s Favorite Architecture.
Lin believes that if the competition had not been “blind”, with designs submitted by number instead of name, she “never would have won”. She received harassment after her ethnicity was revealed. Prominent businessman and later third party presidential candidate Ross Perot called her an “egg roll” after it was revealed that she was Asian. Lin defended her design in front of the United States Congress, and eventually a compromise was reached. A bronze statue of a group of soldiers and an American flag was placed off to one side of her design.
A video from her lets you think about the environment: