Residence Staircase / .PSLAB

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Designed for Bernard Khoury of DW5 for a private residence in , .PSLAB’s aim for the staircase in this space is to highlight the distinguishing features and shape of the staircase, all the while offering a distinctive experience. inspiration in this project came from the staircase’s main characteristics. The aim was to create a lighting concept that would not only mirror these distinguishing features but also complement the structure. The constraints encountered came not from the space but from the lighting fixture itself which required special handling to turn a concept into reality. More images and architects’ description after the break. (more…)

EXPO Booth / Design Initiatives

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The EXPO Booth, designed and built by Design Initiatives, presented their Not Just a Chair furniture collection which was displayed at the Outdoor Lifestyle Fair from March 21-24 of this year. Two wings curve out of the advertising wall with the company’s logo – the lower one becomes a platform to showcase the furniture objects, the upper one light up the exposed objects. The lower platform can be multi-functionally used as a meeting table. More images and architects’ description after the break. (more…)

Clopen Shelf Panel / Torafu Architects

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The ‘Clopen’ shelf panel, designed by Torafu Architects, is constructed from elaborate aluminum parts, and at 34mm thick, it looks as if it’s made of natural wood. Attaching sliced veneer to a thin structure, they made space between two boards which can be opened using magnetic keys. When pulled, a secret 23mm thick drawer appears, which is of minimal thickness to store your valuables such as stamps and passbooks. More images of their product after the break. (more…)