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Deskbox by Arco is a practical wall- mo u nted desk perfect fo r small-space
living. It is an elegan t small work place that retracts to form a closed cabin et.
Designed by Lo ndo n-based studio Raw Edges, it originated fro m the project
Arco Okay 2011, where the D utch company chall enged ten design ers to
develop n ew ideas, based on ex isting productio n possibilities of the company.
Deskbox is based o n the parallel mechan ism of compartmentalised sewi ng
boxes Arco produ ced man y yea rs ago. arco.nl/en.
ROYAL GOLD FOR SWISS ARCHITECT
The world-ren own ed S wiss architect Pete r Zumthor (left) is recipie nt of o ne
of the wo rld’s mo st prestigious architectu re prizes, the Royal Gold Medal
(fo r 2013). Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the medal is
presen ted an nu ally to an architect in recognition of a lifetime’s work . “ Peter
Zu mtho r’s work renews the link with a tradition of modern architectu re that
emphasises place, co mmu n ity an d material prac tice. His writings dwell upon
the experien ce of designing, building an d inhabitation while his buildings a re
engaged in a rich dialogue with a rchitectural histor y”, said RIBA Presiden t
Angela Brady. architecture.com.
GREEK STREET CHIC
Nestled on an elegan t thorou ghfare in S oho, 19 Greek Street is
a new hub for craft, excellence an d su stainability in design . Established
by Marc Peridis, designer an d creative director of studio Mon tage, this
six-fl oo r Victo ria n to wnho use brings together ha nd-picked pieces fro m
internation al design studios, as well as ho using the UK outpost of US
compan y Espasso. B oth co mmercial a nd no n -commercial pieces will be
featu red in the showroom an d exhibition spaces, while a work shop and
screening/lecture room will offer visito rs an other layer of en gagemen t
with the ma king process. 19greekstreet.com.
The Diz chair by Sergio
Rodrigues, as featured at
19 Greek Street, below.
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