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  • Born in 1965 in Havana, Cuba, René Barba studied art in Florida between 1986 and 1989. In 1994 he graduated in industrial design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Since then, he is both a freelance designer and lecturer in various art and fashion schools. Experimenting with a wide range of […]


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  • International architecture firm SOMA announced that the Michel Abboud-designed Unilux Group lighting showroom, a marvel of both contemporary design and ingenious problem solving, is completed and now open in Beirut, Lebanon. The lighting company tasked Mr. Abboud, SOMA founder and principal, to design a concept to help the store’s limited depth appear larger to the […]


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Thomas Griem, known for his award-winning residential conversions, has now ventured into product design. The collection is inspired by the classic shape of 19th century storm lamps and in particular the Tilley Lamp invented by John Tilley in 1813 re-interpreted by Griem in patinated metal and lacquer with silk and linen fabric shades. Says Griem […]


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Grouping activities and paths around an equipped park For the urban project of the centre of Beaulieu, a group was formed with the Urban Community, the town and the social landlord as the project ownership. This group began an urban study with an interactive approach associating every protagonist of the area. The conception process was […]


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The task of the project is to design a Fruits and Vegetables LOUNGE/SHOP, which is a multiple functions shop with the name we gave “The garden of the colors”.  We use four fundamental colors – white, orange, red and green. The White is mixed by all colors in perfect balance and harmony. This is the […]


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The project inquires into the issues related to the images, and how they are able to express the matter. The images of the leaf of the tea, the smoke of incense and lotus flower, are decontextualized, scaled and abstracted become structural elements of the scenery. The project focus the possibility represented by the value of the […]


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