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Posts Tagged: Awards

Have it Your Way – FlexVaas by Vij5

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Have it Your Way – FlexVaas by Vij5

 As someone who loves vases but simply doesn't have the storage space for a vast collection, FlexVaas by Vij5 is as practical as it is pretty. The interchangeable tops are designed with different flower arrangements in mind, and the storage jar-esque rubber seal and wire clasp secure the ceramic components — Continue reading

Once again, the MCB awards!

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Once again, the MCB awards!

So, once again, for the 23rd time, Museu da Casa Brasileira, in São Paulo, has announced the winners of its prestigious awards. These are a few of the winners, among 13 categories. You can check all of them right here            

Klein Bottle House by Mc Bride Charles Ryan at Rye, Australia

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Klein Bottle House by Mc Bride Charles Ryan at Rye, Australia

This holiday home is situated in sand dunes full of trees, directly behind 16th beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, only two hours from Melbourne. There was in this home to be the sense of arriving at a natural and built environment which was unique and in complete contrast — Continue reading

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, South Africa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, South Africa

I am very happy that this particular project won this year's Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival. It embodies so many values that big building projects should in the world today: ecology, economy, aesthetics, consideration of the human and the environment together. The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre — Continue reading

MYchair :: Walter Knoll

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MYchair :: Walter Knoll

This sculptural lounge chair from furniture giant Walter Knoll pushes the envelope of modern furniture design.  A recent recipient of the coveted Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best, MYchair offers up a dynamic and expressive form.  Straight lines give way to curves, concave and convex forms appear depending — Continue reading

Brazilian fun: Havaianas flagship store by Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Brazilian fun: Havaianas flagship store by Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil

Havaianas Sandals, created in 1962, drew their inspiration from the “zori”, traditional Japanese slippers made of rice straw. A product of extremely low cost, for many years they were just rubber flip-flops, a long way from the fashion icon they are today. To design a store at one of the — Continue reading

Sustainable products

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Sustainable products

These products are some of the finalists of the Planeta Casa Awards, a Brazilian award that recognizes the best in sustainable design, interiors and architecture. They all have one thing in common: they`re good for us and for the planet. Tupi Chair, by Lattoog Design Sao Joao Bench, by Ronaldo Edson — Continue reading

Sustainable trophy

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Sustainable trophy

I`m so proud of my friend Danilo Conti. Not only he`s an excellent designer, but also he firmly supports sustainable living, and that`s why he only works with the right materials and the good producers. Danilo`s last work was a range of trophys for a very popular sports event in — Continue reading

Endorse 2Modern on ShineALight

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

2Modern has been nominated in the ShineALight competition (through American Express and NBC) for our charity work and our sustainability/eco emphasis. If we win, we get a grant and marketing assistance to strengthen our efforts in these areas. Please take 3 minutes to register/endorse 2Modern…it makes a big difference.     — Continue reading

Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

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Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Every year since 2001, The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby hits the streets of Mt. Tabor with all sorts of cool, slick and off the wall box cars racing for the finish line. It's a good time had by all! "It is our drive towards success of our ongoing experiment — Continue reading

Neither Myth nor Minas Tirith

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Neither Myth nor Minas Tirith

Some have made Lord of the Rings references in regard to the award winning designs of Studio SHIFT‘s ultra- modern tower rising out to the Anning River’s edge.  It is neither myth nor “Minas Tirith”.  The Miyi Tower, developed in the form, and function of a highly sophisticated multi-use project — Continue reading

WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila, Helsinki, Finland

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WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila, Helsinki, Finland

The WISA Wooden Design hotel is an architectural gem of wood situated in the maritime heart of Helsinki. The work was designed by interior architect Pieta-Linda Auttila. She hopes to spark interest in wood and highlight its role in building and design. The purpose of the intensive design session was — Continue reading

The Question of Style

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The Question of Style

No question here, this chair is a stylish statement. In fact, German born Mercedes-Benz vehicle designer turned furniture designer Stefan Heiliger has certainly hit the mark with his entire collection. The Question Mark chair was the winner of the 2008 Red Dot Award and is available here in the U.S. — Continue reading

Greek Architecture Awards

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Greek Architecture Awards

The Hellenic Institute of Architecture, in co-operation with the Benaki Museum presents in an exhibition that opened on the 15th of April, the Architecture Awards for 2008. On the eve of the opening, the awards ceremony took place at the museum. The awards gathered a lot of press in Greece, — Continue reading

Pritzker Prize to Peter Zumthor

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Pritzker Prize to Peter Zumthor

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been announced as the 2009 Laureate for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious award in the industry. His body of work, both built and unbuilt, has been honoured alongside his writing and commitment to the education of a new generation of architects. Often described — Continue reading

Moveable Modern – Award Winning Kitchen Concept!

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Moveable Modern – Award Winning Kitchen Concept!

An adaptable kitchen for a growing family was the theme and did Marcello Zuffo ever deliver in the most innovative way. You've got to hand it to him for some very out-of-the-box thinking. He took a rotating mechanical concept and created a space saving innovation. The moveable concept could transfer — Continue reading

Bayiun International Convention Centre by Buro II & CITIC ADI, Guangzhou, China

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Bayiun International Convention Centre by Buro II & CITIC ADI, Guangzhou, China

Located in the northern suburb of Guangzhou, in China, the Baiyun Mountain was given the name “White-cloud” in Chinese because its main summit is often covered with clouds. Not only the natural landscape, but also the historical places on the mountain have made it the main attraction in Guangzhou throughout — Continue reading

Innermost’s Award Winning Lighting from the U.K.

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Innermost’s Award Winning Lighting from the U.K.

Available in Gloss White and Gloss Black & White, Innermost's award winning "Tie" pendants feature steel and aluminum concentric roll formed panels painted in two tones. With showrooms in London and Hong Kong, Innermost produces modern lighting, furniture and interior accessories. Watch for accompanying floor lamps, wall lamps and mini — Continue reading

Idea Brasil award

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Idea Brasil award

The IDEA/Brasil is a holding of the Brazilian Association Object in partnership with the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil), with the endorsement of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Has the support of major business organizations, professional and academic-related sector, and the seal of a Business — Continue reading

And the winners are….

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And the winners are….

In the end of 2008 were revealed the winners of the most important design contest in Brazil -Museu da Casa Brasileira Design Award -  in a traditional party at the Museum. Here are some of the beautiful products awarded in the furniture category.            From above: 1st place — Continue reading