1910 kubus chair by austrian architect joseph hoffmann


austrian architect joseph hoffmann


early prototypes of hoffmann’s kubus armchair


simplicity of the grid – and repetition


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


kubus in soft white leather


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

palais bulle cardin cannes tomorrow started dior cruise

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

190 bowery 3

190 bowery 4

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




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