1910 kubus chair by austrian architect joseph hoffmann

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austrian architect joseph hoffmann

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early prototypes of hoffmann’s kubus armchair

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simplicity of the grid – and repetition

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source of inspiration for the now famous le corbusier LC2 and LC3 cube chairs

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kubus in soft white leather

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where did this come from? evolution of the less linear hoffmann clubchair

chairs we like… kubus is a perfect example of hoffmann’s strict geometrical lines and the quadratic theme in this iconic and historic armchair. designed back in 1910, it was presented at the international exhibition held in buenos aires on the centennial of argentinean independence known as the may revolution. his work was of great influence to modernist architects and this specific chair was reportedly the initial source of inspiration for the now famous le corbusier LC2 and LC3 chairs created back in 1928 for villa church that appeared at the salon d’automne in 1929. corbusier literally took the kubus chair and turned it inside out, bringing the structure of the armchair hidden under the surface material and placing it on the outer edge. hoffmann’s constant use of squares and cubes earned him the nickname quadratl hoffmann or “square hoffmann”. But he was not always bound by linera lines as evident in his club chair above. the hoffmann kubus chairs range from $4K to $2.5k ( pamono wittman edition ) and knock offs for even less. corrections are always welcomed in the comments section. by uh

dior cruise at palais bulles

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the mood from south france captured by photographer julien pujol at the dior cruise 2016 collection. raf simons presented the collection at the iconic bubble house (le palais bulles) that was initiated by the bubble fanatic pierre cardin and the architect antti lovag. by kt

190 bowery

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there’s this devilish sense of the grime that’s completely unfiltered about 190 bowery. a staple to the lower east side, it’s one of the last reminiscences i get from the jean basquiat heroin infused days of new york.

having just sold for 55 million (originally bought for 100k in the 60’s) – whole foods clones across the street are, i’m sure, thrilled. by sp

black edition

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inspired by the concept of stealth in the harsh luminosity of the urban jungle, BME design has created a minimalist carbon fiber bicycle that resembles the classic F-117 nighthawk aircraft. the carbon fiber frame and fork weighs 20 pounds, sports a single-speed carbon belt drive, and comes with the ultimate urban security system. with only 100 being made, the B-9 NH black edition bicycle retails for $8,750 usd. by lb

black hole effect

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Vantablack tomorrow started

we can’t wait for the new “vantablack” to hit the shelves manifested as a little black chanel dress or a saint laurent suit. the newly created nano material is capable of absorbing 99.965 percent of light within the visible spectrum, making it the darkest material known to man. the material, so dark that you actually can’t see it, is so mind boggling that when observed in real life, it is like looking into a never ending black hole. naturally no image of the material can reproduce the black hole effect. by kt

glass house by tokujin yoshioka

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we find a lot of inspiration in tokujin yoshioka’s projects, and one of his latest finalized piece is quite phenomenal. yoshioka have made a reinterpretation of a japanese tea house made entirely of glass, residing next to a buddhist temple in kyoto. by kt

the powers of katsu

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now that katsu did the first drone graffiti in the world on the latest kendall jenner ck billboard, we thought it was a good opportunity to post the great graffiti version of the classic eames movie, powers of ten. by kt