Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 23 Summer 2009 Contents LONDON DIRECTIONS
With a reputation for being restrained, quiet and thoughtful, David Chipperfield is one
of Britain's leading architects with an impressive international reputation. The Design
Museum is currently playing host to a comprehensive overview of his career, highlighting
key moments including the newly completed Neues Museum in Berlin. This project is
possibly one of the Stirling Prize-winning architect's most complex to date. It took 10 years
to reconstruct this impor tant public building, which was bombed during World War II
and left derelict for decades. Featuring new and archive models, sketches, drawings,
photographs and film, David Chipperfield -- Form Matters is on until January 31, 2010.
BOY OH BUOY
Previously this gem of a locale was known only to the cool culture kids of the East End, but
thanks to some recent press, the Trinity Buoy Wharf remains a secret no more. The historic
site is home to much artistic and cultural activity, with artist's studios, o ces and a riverside
cafe constructed from recycled shipping containers. The Wharf, formerly the site where
all the buoys and markers for the English coast were made and repaired, sat unused and in
disrepair until 10 years ago. Now it's a thriving creative hub, and the lighthouse -- the only one
in the capital -- has been transformed into an art space. The site also boasts a vibrant program
of exhibitions, events and festivals.
French style masters Ligne Roset continue their heritage of collaborating with innovative
contemporary design talent with the new Confluence collection by Philippe Nigror.
Considered a trailblazer of the counterforms, characterised by the interwoven yin-yang or
puzzle e ect, the convivial and colourful sofas and armchairs are as comfortable as they
are radical in composition. Each item is o ered in a monocolour interpretation or, for the
more adventurous, bicolour palette. Confluence is the first collaboration between the
young French designer and this esteemed 140-year-old French furniture company.
23/25 Mortimer Street London W1T 3JE, ligne-roset.co.uk.
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